I guess a benefit is that rather than investing in more televisions ( I confess, we still bought a massive 73 inch man-cave version for our renovated basement this year-but hey, we can still watch Apple TV or. Netflix or youtube... Ok you get it)... We each have an ipad or iphone now, so my husband and I have got our TV back.
And we are kicking it major old school by watching networked TV and documentary shows. First of all, have you caught "The grinder" yet, with Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, William Devane ? Yes those names are total blasts from the past -call us old though, hubs and I are all over it! It's ridiculous but in the funniest way. Rob Lowe is killing it, and it's a bonus that he still looks amazing ( better than he did as a pretty boy truth be told). And Fred has grown up from the sympathetic kid (i always wanted to pinch those sweet cheeks of Kevin on the Wonder years and tell him all would be fine) ...to the neurotic Everyman who has spent his whole life under the shadow of a larger and gorgeous-er-than life big brother. It's been a long time since I guffawed ( yup guffawed) over network television.
Our other major addiction this season is This is Life with Lisa Ling. What a talented journalist she is, in my humble opinion, as she presents a balanced, observant non-judgey look at various aspects of life that a suburbanite like me would never be exposed to.
Don't get me wrong, Netflix is still the place to be to binge ( House of cards season 3, kimmy Schmidt, Frankie and Grace, Sherlock, and I really need to catch up on Downton Abby before it's really gone...). It is nice to enjoy a 30 minute sitcom again for a change.