I'm starting to think that I'd really like to live without television as we know it.
Awhile back, I lamented the loss of Sailor Moon from broadcast television in my area. Now, today I received my first Sailor Moon DVD. (Yes, I like the DIC dubs. Knowing me, isn't that what you'd expect?
The arrival of this disk has prompted me to make a decision: I am finally going to buy a DVD player.
Didn't I read something awhile back looking for ideas that could allow television to survive without advertising revenue? I'm at the point where, having identified a series I like, I'd rather just buy the whole thing on DVD and be done with it. No ads, no Tivos (considered that, too). Just let me pay for the show. Sure, Sailor Moon is cheap because it's old, but the same is true for anything else for sale. Buying something newer (like, say Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Alas, rather than allowing the market to evolve and take its course, we'll probably have laws passed to ensure evil people like you and me don't steal from our gracious providers of entertainment (oh, what would we do without them?) by skipping commercials.