Sunday, December 5, 2010
Not Gonna Pay
Sorry, folks. No can post on the season finale of The Walking Dead.
When I first heard of this show, I was disappointed that I couldn't see it because the particular satellite television provider we subscribe to does not provide AMC as part of their basic 120-channel package. Which is what we subscribe to. Because, seriously. One hundred and twenty channels is sick enough, right? I have things to DO.
Anyway, when S.B. got home a few weeks ago, he was flipping through the channels in that way compelled by his DNA, and he discovered, lo and behold, that we do indeed get AMC. Huh. Go figure. We must have missed it when we were setting our Favorites listing.
No such luck. Actually, it was a four-week-long promotion, cleverly designed to HOOK US INTO The Walking Dead and then pull the rug out from under us two days before the finale so we part with another gazillion dollars a month just to get their stupid ass America's Top 200 channels.
After power struggling with our provider for about 10 minutes over the phone, in which I called their tactics dirty pool and threatened all manner of righteously indignant pissed off customer consequences, I gave up and resolved that as much as I love this show, I'd just have to catch the finale on-line sometime next week. Feck them. I'm not giving in.
So talk amongst yourselves, but don't tell me what happens, 'kay?