Free TV

Remember when TV was free? No, not like it is now, where you can use Hulu (besides, you need to pay for Hulu plus). No that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about when it was free over the air to the tinfoil enhanced antenna that you had connected to big box that took up actual space in your living room.

Full Disclosure: I still have bunny ears, but rarely use them unless the Olympics are on. We primarily use Netflix and Hulu for most things, and bunny ears for anything live on the few channels we get. “Why?” you ask. Because it’s cheaper, of course.

Oh yeah, I’ve heard about that dark time in human history. If the President was on, then your night was shot.
“Mom, Dad, what are we gonna do about the Cosby’s? We’ll never know what happened to Theo!!”

Those were the good ‘ole days. Or maybe not so much. I’d much rather be able to stream a show whenever I want from across the globe using an extensive network of servers. Oh right, that happens now. It’s called Netflix. I’m essentially reliving the movie War Games, but instead of setting off a nuclear war I’m streaming content to whatever I want. I’m certain these are the good ‘ole days.

Anywho, airwaves, TV. That’s what we’re talking about.
Yes, those were fun times. When you had to actually get up to adjust the channel, or reception. Allowing for the blood to circulate and get some exercise infused into your TV watching experience. Oh yeah, good times. As opposed to now, when you’d rather spend 30 minutes tearing your living room to pieces rather than 8 seconds and a 5 foot walk to actually change the channel. Yep, you know what I’m talking about. You’ve all done it. You’ve all spent way more energy looking for something to make your life “easier”. Don’t believe me, just wait ’til you lose your remote again.