When you live 60 miles north of nowhere, entertainment other than watching a prairie dog or an antelope, is quite scarce. Well we did have satellite television but cannot get anything off the air at all. That added up to an expensive bill every month - over $70.00 and then we felt like there was very little that suited our tastes.
You see we are old-fashioned and when you are married to a cowboy guy
Darling Hubby on Melody
if it ain't a western it ain't worth watchin! Even a bad western is better than anything else in their opinion.
So we dropped down to the very basic satellite package ($29.99) and got a Roku. Wow - what a wonderful little gadget if you have wifi (which believe it or not here out in the boonies we do!). It was easy to set up and for only $8 a month you can watch some really great westerns on Netflix streaming. (We had it by mail but dropped that and went to streaming).
We also subscribed to Hulu Plus but both of us found their interface hard to use and we were not watching it so we just kept Netflix. So far one of our favorites has been the series from AMC (which is on Netflix) called Hell on Wheels which is basically about a former Confederate Soldier, Bohannon, who is a foreman helping to build the Union Pacific across Nebraska. It's a Great Show, and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good western. Course Longmire is a favorite especially since it's location is set 70 miles north of us but we have already watched all the 2013 episodes before we got the Roku. That said the streaming usually runs one year behind or at least a couple of weeks but that doesn't bother us in the least.
I also discovered we can watch last night's local news from 60 miles away via streaming through Plex. We've NEVER had a local news channel. It's only about 10 minutes of streaming news but hey! AT least it's local.
Even Cowboys sometimes have to get 'modern'.
Course we still :entertain ourselves watching some of the perks to be found 60 Miles North Of Nowhere
like the Elk (see them on the hillside behind our horses?) and other great Wyoming wildlife.