Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This Is Not A Goodbye To Cable

How much longer can MiMi Faust's sex tape be a topic on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta? Will Kendra and Hank finally reveal what really happened with the transgender person on Marriage Bootcamp Reality Stars? Devious Maids was initially cancelled and then renewed for a 3rd season after complaints, so will I feel bad for no longer being able to watch it? These are just a few thoughts that have run across my mind when thinking about canceling my cable.

The plan is to watch the BET awards first. I haven't missed an awards show since it first aired in 2001. While others may feel different, this is the awards show that helps me to appreciate being a beautiful Black person even more. Every type of personality gets shown at the BET awards. There are the celebrities that don't care about media training, the new artists that are trying to shine, the ones who have been around for a while, and the legends. It's the award show where Gospel music gets stuck in the middle of the most profane secular music and it still flows. I just absolutely appreciate it all.

However, I don't appreciate an unstable cable bill. Currently I'm also not appreciating more bills with the same amount of money hitting my bank account every two weeks. It's stressful watching my "get out of the house money" go to staying in the house stuff. Cable is a "staying in the house" activity.

While it will be cool to save a little money, this is going to be hard. Every night after coming home from work my first activity is to find out what I missed on television. The DVR is your best friend for still catching missed shows the day of. I'm going to have to say goodbye to my best friend for a while.

On the other hand, I'm replacing it with Netflix, so there's a bright light in the middle of this tunnel. This isn't the end of my cable days. It's just a "see you later" moment.