Thanks to my laconic television schedule, I’m just now getting to the second season of ‘Westworld’, the best reason to have a pay channel since the George Carlin specials of my youth.  Every month when the cable bill comes, though, I have a moment of discontent and consider cutting back in order to save money, only to remember that this is about the only way I watch movies any more.  Still, the question of whether and how much you would pay to watch your favorite shows is a fascinating one: I love ‘How I Met Your Mother’, but I’m not sure that I’d pay $10.95 per month specifically to have access to it, leading to today’s pay-per-view query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) already has HBO, Cinemax and Flix, but would have been willing to pay a little extra to see ‘The Twilight Zone’, asking: Which favorite show would you be willing to subscribe to a pay channel or streaming service in order to watch?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Queer Eye, actually, is about the only reason I get on Netflix these days. Which is a little disappointing considering there’s a whole second season of Luke Cage that I feel like I should be really invested in.

    That being said, if I could get a service that gave me access to all of the British Programming that I watched in my youth I would pay for it.

  2. Doctor Who, including a larger library of classic episodes than are available on most streaming services (which usually just have one or two popular serials of the first seven Doctors).

    I already have a sub so I can watch officially subbed old Super Sentai that Shout! Factory puts out (the Shout! Factory TV channel on Amazon Prime, which has a few series available). If there were a service to put out official subs of more recent Sentai and Kamen Rider the way Crunchyroll puts out newer series of Ultraman, I would sub in a heartbeat.

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