You have a life and a job. You have shows you love so much you go into seizures if you miss them. These two serious and compelling needs conflict. Cue the sound of the angel choir: Now, you can watch all of your favorite network and premium channel TV shows online.
You like your housewives both desperate and “real.” You love the crime dramas made especially for TNT, and during the summer you absolutely fell in love with Annie Walker on USA network’s “Covert Affairs.” Of course, like everyone else in the known universe, you cannot live without your regular weekly dose of “True Blood,” and you have been known to suffer fits of the vapors when you have missed an episode of “Glee.” When the cast of “Jersey Shore” took their fake tans and strangely geometric hair-dos to Miami, you had to migrate right along with them, and you find yourself somewhat strangely, inexplicably engrossed in all the drama of “Teen Mom.” You have been known to watch “House” marathons, and you even have given-in to the temptation of “Gossip Girl” marathons.
Yes, all of your favorite television shows online
Meanwhile, you unfortunately feel compelled to go to work in order to keep your cable connected. This compulsion to remain employed definitely cuts into your viewing hours. That cable, however, will be your salvation, because your broadband internet service links you to literally dozens of great sites that show all of your most engaging, most delicious and delectable, most buzz-worthy and gossip-worthy television shows online. Not just network programming and stuff from near-terminally boring new channels, but all of your favorite programs from all of the best producers. Right there. Online. Available and accessible 24/7 according to your needs and moods. You are just a few keystrokes and mouse-clicks away from a wealth of current and classic viewing. Best of all, most of these sites charge nothing for your digital delights on demand. You will, of course, find yourself wondering whether you should upgrade your monitor to the largest screen in your house.
In addition to watching your habit-forming television shows online, you also can watch thousands of movies-recent blockbusters, often available before they come out on DVD or go to cable providers’ on-demand services. In addition to the current hits, the best online viewing sites have massive libraries of the classics, featuring everything from Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall to Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan with plenty Tracy and Hepburn in-between.
You may have heard your “techie” friends discussing “television-internet convergence” and debating the relative merits of Apple TV and Google TV. The new boxes will integrate your television programming with internet capabilities-especially letting you search for your favorite programs and movies and allowing you to link with social networks. In effect, they will computerize your television. Tell your techie friends, though, their discussion and debate are “moot,” because your computer already does all that stuff, and you know where to get all of the very, very, very best television shows online.