I feel your pain (not about Dish though). I don't have HBO. Watched the first episode of The Newsroom online and LOVED it . HBO allowed YouTube the high res episode 1 just to get misers like me hooked now I need to hijack a friends HBO online account or something if I'm ever going to see it this year.

I've never watched Breaking Bad but I see Netflix has season 1-4. Might as well jump in.
And also . I think watching shows & movies on my iPad with headphones is pretty damn cool.