There's no such thing as a free lunch.
Advertisers aren't into charity work - they buy ads for the purpose of selling products. That means that some viewers buy their products. That means that viewers are expected to spend about $10 per month either way.
Or think about it this way - 3 shows a week times 5 minutes of ads per episode = over 60 minutes spent watching ads.
If your time is worth $10 per hour you'd be better off paying the $10 and getting your hour back.
even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas
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