Brace yourself for what I'm about to tell you. Ready?
Ok, I don't have cable, satellite or even basic local channels at home. When I moved to LA, my new roommates didn't have it set up at our house so at the time it felt like a lot of hassle to get Directv or something else hooked up so I just didn't bother.
It's now been 10 months since I moved here and I honestly don't really miss it. I learn about what's going on in the news and I catch up with celeb gossip all online. Most major networks have their own websites so I technically never have to miss anything. Sure, I'm now SO behind all on my favorite shoes since I have to watch them all online. I haven't had the time to do that in awhile. In fact, I haven't seen one episode of this season's "Grey's Anatomy". I can say for sure that I don't miss all those awful and annoying commercials. I also can say that I'm thrilled to not be bombarded with all those terrible reality shows that are on TV now. "Jersey Shore" is definitely not for me!
Of course we do have a great big TV in our living room. I get Netflix movies every week so I watch those, other movies and lots of other TV shows on DVD. However, when I'm around a TV at a friend's or at my sister's home, I definitely do sit down and enjoy whatever happens to be on at the time. I guess you could say, I have a deeper appreciation for watching 'live' television now.
All in all, I really don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. What about you? Could go without all those channels?