This summer, Michael O’Connell canceled his cable subscription. It’s called “cord cutting” and involves customers ditching the traditional television-watching model all together in favor of on-demand services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other entertainment streaming programs.
Except Michael O’Connell is also a TV writer for the Hollywood Reporter. He mainly covers the business side, but still, he’s got to keep up with the traditional television water-cooler conversations. O’Connell chronicled his summer without Big Cable and — spoiler alert — he’s decided he’ll stay a cord cutter for now.
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