I've been trying the one of the on-line streaming media services - Stan (what an odd name) - because it has a free 30 day trial.
The main reason for doing this was to see the more recent Sherlock episodes, and last night we watched the Watson wedding one. I thought it was terrible - meandering, quite dull for most of its length, and with the stupidest "locked room murder" resolution possible. [Spoiler]: Apparently, you can put a skewer through a standing person's back and if you do it in the right spot, they won't notice. It looks like a show on its last legs.
More successful has been re-watching The IT Crowd from the beginning. My mental chronology of when TV shows were on has gone rather wonky - I actually thought it was older than it is. But re-watching (through the first two seasons anyway) has been a pleasure; it was often a very funny, if silly, show. I never cared for Lineham's Father Ted at all; I just found the comedy in it too simple, and the characters completely unconvincing in any sense. I could watch an episode and not laugh once. It reminded me of the cringeworthy nature of Australian sitcoms.
While I can see how someone could make an argument that the IT Crowd style of humour is very similar, and therefore it's odd that I can dislike one and laugh madly at the other, that's just how it is for me. I think I could make a case that the nerds of IT are at least recognizeably real, if exaggerated, whereas the Father Ted crew bear no resemblance to any priest I've ever met; but perhaps I haven't really tried watching FT long enough to properly put my finger on it.
I also seem to recall that one of the series of IT - perhaps the third, which I haven't re-watched yet - was going downhill. But it happens with most shows.
As for the Stan service, it seems to work well and has a pretty good back library of TV and movies. Still not sure if I will stick with it after the first month, though...