I called Time Warner today and scaled down to Basic Cable. I’m still getting quite a few channels (my beloved TCM among them), but not nearly the number I had before and no more HBO. The latter is going to hurt quite a bit–not for the movies, but because some of the best series in the past few years have come from HBO. Lost aside, I’m not seeing anything significant from the regular networks.
My reason for this decision was mainly financial, but to be honest, I reached it after having several successive nights flicking through the insane amount of channels I had access to, as well as on demand options, and realizing that the only thing worth watching was “Cesar Milan, Dog Whisperer.” Reader, I knew that was a sign from above.