I haven't had cable for the past 5 years now. I was tired of all the crap MCV was putting out on a daily basis. I would be watching a movie and then 30 minutes into the movie the BLUE SCREEN from hell would pop on and then be replaced with a show that aired the day before. Not to mention all the shows were about 1 week late unless of course the show didn't arrive then it would be 2 weeks late or not even air at all. So I went over to MCV canceled my service and spent my money elsewhere. Unfortunately there was no replacement service, Saipan Cable TV folded so I couldn't get my shows anywhere else. I eventually realized I didn't miss cable at all. I read more books, played more video games and went outside a lot more.
I did however miss a couple of shows like Scrubs, Dead Like me, and My Name is Earl. I solved this problem though when DSL was finally introduced to the island. I now download all my shows via Torrents. So while everyone else on saipan is a week late on the latest 24 or Heroes I get it 1 hour after it has aired in the states. I also download shows that have been off air for awhile now. I caught up on the Sopranos (What the hell was up with that series finale?), Eureka (best damn show on Sci-fi right now), Heroes (can't wait till this starts up again), 24 (season 6 was a disappointment), Farscape (possibly THE greatest sci-fi show ever). List goes on and on.
I burn all my shows onto dvd-r discs and are readily available anytime I want to watch them.
So folks you really don't need cable, fill your time doing other things or just download your favorite shows.