So let’s just break that down. It’s expensive. It’s illegal. It’s a crazy hassle to set up. You’re at risk of being sued for a lot of money and maybe even loosing your home internet connection. Once you’ve got it all up and running, you’ve got something that’s basically as slick as Netflix. So what does it give you that Netflix doesn’t offer? You get one thing – the ability to watch stuff on very same day it’s released, regardless of the publisher or region.

SAB (+Sickbeard, CouchPotato and Headphones) replaced uTorrent for me many years ago (although if magnets are still your thing, check out Deluge).Usenet is fast, safe and has almost no false positives – huge improvements over the publicly scruitinzable mess that is TPB tracked torrents.