I canceled my cable TV because they cover up shows with ads for other shows
I love watching TV. I mean, I really, really love watching TV. I grew up watching far more TV than what the “experts” say anyone should ever watch.
Having been a young child in the 1970s, I got to watch reruns of Get Smart, Gilligan’s Island, I Dream of Jeannie, Jonny Quest, and Speed Racer, as well as new episodes of The Muppet Show, Land of the Lost, The Jeffersons, Alice, Wonder Woman, and The Dukes of Hazzard, as well as theatrical productions such as Looney Tunes cartoons, Three Stooges shorts, and Abbott and Costello movies.
Then in the 1980s I immensely enjoyed Magnum, P.I. and You Can’t Do That On Television. In the 1990s, I had fun watching My-So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, and The Simpsons. So far this century, I have loved watching Gilmore Girls and Alias.
But about a year ago, I canceled my cable.
I did this, because in recent years, every time I tried to watch a show on TV, the TV stations would cover it up with advertisements for other shows. Sometimes these ads were in the form of words covering up the program I was trying to watch. Other times, characters from the show that was being advertised would start walking across the screen, covering up the show I was trying to watch.
All of this is horribly annoying, and very insulting to my intelligence.
When I pay money for cable TV, I should be allowed to watch the programs that I am paying for. But for whatever reason, the cable TV stations have decided that they will not let me have the product for which I have paid.
Fortunately, this problem does not happen when I watch TV shows on DVD.
So I canceled my cable a year ago. I do not regret that decision one bit.