Monday, March 31, 2014


Our cable company's "Watch-athon" starts today and runs through Sun.  That is where they open up on-demand viewing of past seasons of network shows and some premium channel content to all cable subscribers. 

For instance, during regular viewing times you may only be able to get the most recent season of "NCIS" or "Chicago Fire".  But during "Watch-athon", all previous seasons of those shows are available on-demand.  Its called "binge watching" when you start with the 1st episode of the 1st season and just keeping watching episode after episode, season after season, until you've seen the entire show.

The same principle is true for many (but not all) of the premium channels.  Even those who don't subscribe to premium channels can watch past seasons on-demand.  However, we were pretty disappointed to find that Showtime was not participating with any of the series we wanted to watch, such as "Masters of Sex" and "Nurse Jackie".  Booo for Showtime!

When they had "Watch-athon" last year Spouse & I watched a bunch of episodes of HBO's "Girls" and Starz's "Spartacus".  It was fun!

"Girls" is about Hannah and her 3 friends who all live in NYC.  Hannah wants desperately to be a writer.  Its kind of like "Sex and the City", only with poor, less attractive Jewish women with bad fashion sense.
We also watched the 1st and 2nd season of "Spartacus", the story of a men captured by the Romans and forced into slavery and become gladiators.  Normally this would not be 'my thing' but these gladiators are HOT!

So if you email, call, text, or private message me on facebook and I don't respond, its because I'm binge-watching cable shows during "Watch-athon" week.  Please be patient... I'm watching gladiators.

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