So The Oatmeal posted a comic about Game of Thrones the other day that completely described my current feelings, with two exceptions. (If you haven’t read the comic yet, go check it out, I’ll be here when you get back.)
- My family does subscribe to cable, and I did attempt to subscribe to HBO, but the shows were not airing durring the few weeks I had the service (I was a bit late to the game) and HBO Go doesn’t work with my cable company. (They aren’t even considering it as an option, because apparently, it costs them money.)
- I have not, and will not, pirate the content. Partly because of our slow internet connection, but mostly because it’s not legal and when I watch it, I want to see it in the best quality on the biggest screen possible. (Probably blu-ray.)
As much as I like to think that I am entitled to watch a particular show when and where I want to, I’m not. If I want content, I need to play by the content providers rules. I may not like their rules, I may hope that they change their rules, but they are creating the content and they get to say how it goes.