I usually try to watch a good movie and relax on Friday nights. I make popcorn and have a nice frosty glass of Diet Coke. Or I may opt for a goblet of Plum Wine and cheese and veggies. Friday nights, I de-stress from the work week. This week I needed a good dose of de-stressing after working some 60 hours on major projects and trying to figure out how to change horses in mid stream in the wild world of the music business.
I didn’t have time to drop by the library and pick up a movie. Agatha Christie’s Inspector Poirot and I have spent many a Friday night solving crimes together. Jane Austen is another reliable Friday night guest. Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean are regular guests.
So there I was alone and lonely in front of our nice widescreen tv with no movie. We don’t subscribe to movie channels opting for the bare minimum in cable. I scanned channels. Nothing remotely watchable. I clicked on ON DEMAND and what did I find?
My friend, it was indeed a miracle, because before my very eyes was the entire first season of Showtime series THE TUTORS. And it was FREE.
Ten episodes later, I cannot wait for the second season of THE TUDORS to appear on my On Demand service. The THIRD season of the show started April 5 and (shocker) the first episode of the third season was available FREE at the Showtime website. I watched it online before it was on tv.
My appetite has been whetted for season two but I CAN WAIT. I am so good at delayed gratification. Waiting is sweet. And surprises, like finding THE TUDORS on demand, is even sweeter!