Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Starz Camelot Early Screening - Cheaper TV Review

I was fortunate enough to see an early screening of Starz latest original series... Camelot. I'm happy to say, it appears Starz has another hit on their hands. I'm not much of a movie critic, but I was blown away. The acting was first rate, the script was original and an interesting twist on a story that's been told many times over, and the production quality and set design was equal to that of a top studio film.  Camelot stars Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Claire Forlani.

If you can't wait to see it, you're going to have to break down, subscribe to cable and Starz. If you're a Netflix subscriber, you're going to have to wait 90 days before it appears in your instant streaming queue.  If you're a Verizon Fios customer, you can order Starz Play for $5.99 a month without subscribing to the Verizon TV service. Using Starz Play you will be able to stream the shows to your PC.

For high quality shows like this, I don't mind spending a little money for a subscription to Starz.  Just don't force me to subscribe to cable in order to view it.  Keep up the good work Starz!

Update: If you're a Netflix user you can watch Camelot live (Friday nights @ 10 PM) without having to wait 90 days for it to appear on your instant streaming queue. Here's how:

  • Using Internet Explorer, Login to Netflix on the web (
  • Click on the "Watch Instantly" tab and choose "Starz Play" in the sub-menu
  • On the right hand side, click on "Live Starz TV Channel"
  • BAM, you are now watching the Starz Channel streaming live on your computer.