Yeah, I’ve purchased quite a few TV shows on iTunes for $3/episodes. Including some which I didn’t really intend to watch more than once, it’s just as a cord cutter, purchasing on iTunes is often the only way to watch a show that’s currently on. So arguably CBS AA is cheaper.
Of course, getting them through iTunes means I own them (sort of, I assume there’s legal mumbo jumbo about how I actually only have a license). And for Star Trek shows, I definitely do watch them again.
Price wise $5.99 or $9.99 for 4 episodes of quality TV just doesn’t sound like that much. Compare that to the price of going to a movie or even renting an 1.5 to 2 hour movie. I’ve got HBO for $15/month largely for Game of Thrones and WestWorld. Their movie selection just isn’t that great so the subscription really is for their internally produced TV shows. But they do put out some real quality TV now and in the past (thinking of Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Rome).
So if it really is quality TV, I think the price is actually pretty reasonable. We’ll just have to see what the long term quality is. So far after the first two episodes I’m hopeful.