going without cable is expensive!
When you live in an apartment complex and are a female over the age of 40, going without cable TV can be expensive!
I survived without cable--barely--for six weeks before caving and subscribing in 2009. In 2011 I increased the amount of channels I had available.
Over-the-air TV is impossible in an apartment complex that is in a valley. I could pick up only two or three channels even with the adapter. During that cable-less time, I was going to the movies twice a week. Sure, I was using discounts at the first-run or going to the second-run, but it still added up. Sometimes I wanted to watch something on cable, such as an old rerun or a TV movie and would drive to my mom's house to watch it out of desperation.
Then Time Warner continued its programming decisions of dropping women-oriented channels to make room for more HD sports channels. I finally decided to get the next package up, which included more old rerun channels and more movie channels.
As an official old person, I watch Up, Inspiration and Hallmark all the time, and so do a lot of other women I know!