In the previous post, I mentioned two shows: Mad Men and the new Thundercats.
Mad Men is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed shows on TV, by a network that has at least two more of them and has become synonymous with drama on cable TV.
It's also availble on Netflix Streaming. Despite some missteps in the past year, I believe that Netflix represents the future of TV distribution. Eight bucks a month for access to a huge library of movies and TV shows new, old, and, in the case of the upcoming season of Arrested Development, original.
Thundercats is available online too. You can go to cartoonnetwork.com, click on Full Episodes, and get this charming little notification:
FULL EPISODES... AWESOME!
Watch the newest episodes of all your favorite shows. Get your parents to fill in their cable info and you're good to go.
That's right: you can watch Thundercats online...if you already have a cable subscription!
And there are three whole episodes available: today's, the one from three weeks ago, and the one from four weeks ago!
So all you have to do is pay seventy dollars a month, and you, too, can get access to a seemingly completely fucking random selection of episodes from all your favorite shows online! Plus you get to pay for Fox News and the Christian Broadcasting Network, whether you want them or not! AWESOME!
Cable TV as we know it will not exist in 20 years. Good fucking riddance.