Lifehacker: À La Carte Streaming Is Here, and It’s Just As Expensive As Cable. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw_uC8jSo
I think the writer did not include options such as Google "Play Movie", app. You can purchase a season of most any series such as " Big Bang " or "NCIS". Even new shows, some only cost $35 for the entire season others for $17. Even old shows are there.
So instead of $90 a month for 12 months. Spend about $35 for each series and it is yours to stream, download for viewing online or offline. On you phone, tablet or TV.