Okay. Right-o! Well, as a person who does not have paid T.V, I can only speak from the vague memory of what it once was to have Sky Television as a teenager when I still lived with my parents. Back in the 90s' Sky TV was great! There were heaps of movies on all the time. And they were great movies. In my gap year, known to my parents as my 'sit around the house doing nothing year ' and known to me as my 'finding myself/unemployed actor year,' I spent a lot of time watching Sky T.V. I was, I decided, researching my craft. I wasn't being lazy, or wasting the day! No! I was learning from the Masters! I learnt emotion from Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice. I learnt all about the slasher genre with films like Scream, Halloween and Friday the 13th. I also learned about how chilling films can be and how long they can stay with you afterwards, like Requiem for a Dream, that left me terrified on leaving the house. I learnt a lot that year.
The trouble with having movie after movie is that you can't seem to get off of the couch. You tell yourself 'Okay, just one more movie and then I'll write that screenplay.' But then the next film starts and it looks interesting. It has that actor from your new favourite show, back when he was a fat little kid. You need to watch it! You have to 'study his creative development'. It's not just watching a movie! It's learning!
And if you're not into movies, you could watch a documentary or an animal program or better yet, you can watch E! If you're not into celebrities, you can watch home shows or history shows. You can watch the music channel. The possibilities are endless.
Sky T.V is great. There are too many people out in the world doing things. Some of us need to stay home all day and watch T.V. It helps with overpopulation. It helps keep down the numbers on public transport.
These days, I don't have Sky T.V. I wish I did. Then I could stay home watching telly in my jammies ALL day. That would be great. So many channels, so little time.
Haine - Mariana
Sky Television - the idea sounds so wonderful. You pay a bit more - you get all the shows without adverts. Yipee! But the reality is quite, quite different. Oh yes. There is a sordid undertone to Sky Television that even 'The Kardashians' cannot gloss over.
Hey, you know how if you pay for TV then you shouldn't get ads, yeah Sky TV thought that too until they sneakily snuck a whole bunch of fucking adverts in all the fucking time. I hate Sky television - sometimes I stay up at night thinking about how much I hate them. If I had to grade their customer service out of ten, I would grade them -100 out of ten i.e. really, really shit.
But, here's the evil catch. If you don't pay for Sky TV then you can't watch all the good sports that are on when they are actually on and that means a grumpy husband. So I hand out around $90 a month to the bastards.
To appease me, my husband said we could get Sky Movies. But do you know what Sky movies is? A collection of all the shittiest movies ever made all confined into 6 channels. Sometimes they put a good one in - like once a month or something just so you don't fly into a crazy rage and smash your TV into a billion pieces.
Here is a list of why I like Sky television:
Did you see anything on my list? No? That's because I fucking hate Sky Television.