If there’s one thing that I truly love about digital media, it is to have the option to watch the kind of TV that I want to watch, when I want to watch it how I want to watch it. Being a hardcore non-conformist, I truly love the buffet concept of life. A life where you can walk up and choose what you want and not have it brought to you. This is why I turned cable off a couple of years ago. Recently I made the mistake of turning it back on when it was offered to me almost free of charge but I almost immediately turned it back off when I saw the programming and the barrage of commercials that irritated me to no end.
Free or variety doesn’t mean worthy if you are not getting what you want and It’s very difficult to go back to regular TV once you truly appreciate the advantages of digital. When people get what they really want they will pay for it and even pay EXTRA for it if they have to.
Every now and then when I have time to watch TV, I’ll find a great series on one of the digital networks. This time it was Netflix, one on my favorite digital networks. They never fail to deliver. There is a certain hunger and drive to deliver quality in original programming that is absent in commercial TV.