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Free-Trial Movie Channels: Or Something Else?

This past weekend our satellite company offered a free trial of BigTimeMovieChannel. These free trials are like ice cream to me—a treat and something I don’t get nearly as often as I’d like, especially in theaters (have you seen how much ice cream costs in theaters—ridiculous!).

But there’s also something about these “free” trials that disturbs me.

Over the course of the trial, they trot out the best they have to offer—the most recent blockbusters, the award winners and some of your old favorites.

Have you noticed that these free trials are almost always over a weekend? Back-to-back hours of nothing but time to watch the dangling carrot, giving you the impression that it will always be like that.

“Only the best for you.”

Very clever. Keep reading for more awesomeness…