The roles have been reversed. For the longest time it was Beth who was reluctant to pull the trigger and cut the damned cord completely. I got that but I was still the hung ho, rah rah, let’s join the 21st century already, cord cutting fanatic.
And then the day came to actually make the call to DirecTV. I was ready for it. Looking forward to it. I was gonna talk to retention and get them to just give me free HBO so i didn’t go away, Beth can have her True Blood final season and we can catch up on whatever HBO shows we missed and then, after that, cut the cord.
But, the damnedest thing happened. I got taken in by the retention department and my own desire to break (more than) even.
He was good, this Jeremy in retention.
Free HBO? Okay.No problem. 3 months.
How about some Showtime? Sure. Let’s watch that Masters of Sex show. Why not?
How about dropping your monthly from $82 to $45?
It seems that, if we are okay with not having the God channel, some music channels, ESPN (s) and AMC, we can drop down to some bare bones that loses that big channel but still includes Comedy Central & FX (giving us our Drunk History, Amy Shumer, Louie) and only have to pay for the shows on AMC that we like on Amazon or iTunes or Vudu. So, Walking Dead. Mad Men. Better Call Saul. American Horror Story. We’ll pay for those. Okay. We had already figured that in to our new costs.
This is not cutting but not more expensive than what we already have. In fact, it’s about $9 cheaper each month. We could actually just dump Hulu now that we are keeping the Satellite.
The landscape, she is a changing. Fast. And Hard.