We’ve previously discussed how much we love the NPR/Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) show This American Life. If you like the show and haven’t been living under a rock you know that the televison version of the show will be premiering tonight on Showtime.
I have never been a subscriber of premium cable channels in my life. I had no idea of how much a subscription to Showtime would be. $5 a month? $25 a month?
So I call DirecTV (who has stellar customer service) and I ask about getting a subscription to Showtime.
$12 a month.
I’m wasn’t quite sure I wanted to pay that much for only one show. Of course I asked…
“Do you have any specials going on right now?”
The rep put me on hold for a minute and came back on the line. He said they could give me Showtime for $2 a month, for the next six months.
Sold. At least for six months.
(on a side note, is there anything else worth watching on Showtime? Bueller?)