I agree: the "Hot Off The Press: The Latest TV News and Information
" thread is a great one to subscribe to and follow, as is this forum in general.
I am not a cord cutter, but I do try to keep an eye open for possible good shows. Some places I look (besides this forum) include:
New Netflix discs: http://dvd.netflix.com/NewReleasesGa...ASED_LAST_WEEK
(good to check weekly, typically on Mondays the list has been updated)
New Netflix streams and discs: Hacking Netflix
. There is usually a new post each Monday.
Sometimes Netflix will recommend discs that turned out to be good (that is how I discovered Doctor Who) and sometimes the "Additional titles like ____" on a Netflix movie page will show an occasional gem. (I think that is how I found out about Paycheck, a far more thrilling sci-fi movie than the title sounds like.)
Released, in development, and still in conception stage for science fiction books, TV shows, movies: Sci-Fi Magazine
(published every other month). This is how I discovered Minority Report and the first of the Mission: Impossible movies.
Sometimes weekly, sometimes every other week, another source of TV shows is TV Guide
Sometimes someone on Netflix_Addicts (Yahoo Groups) will recommend a very good movie.
And of course discs often come with trailers. (Trailers? Why are the commercials on the leaders called trailers? Once a long time ago these clips for other movies trailed the main feature ... until the theaters realized that people were leaving during the closing credits and most never saw the trailers, so they moved the clips to before the main feature, but the name "trailers" stuck.)
Of course not all shows or movies are available to me the time I come across their names, so I keep a list of such movies and shows in an Access database and will check for the availability of the titles periodically.