The beautiful thing about Netflix is it allows you to bring your subscription with you on vacation. I'm hooked on a show called "Spartacus, Blood and Sand" and was bummed that I was going to miss it while on vacation. Then I remembered that I have Netflix, and with it I can use their "Watch Instantly" streaming technology on my laptop computer to view the show. This feature is included with my $9 monthly subscription.
Some cable systems are allowing you to do this now, like Comcast FanCast, but I don't think they have a $9 subscription option.