There are eighty episodes of Prison Break in total, so Ali and I were only able to watch about twenty together over the break. When Ali returned to school a little before I did, she would text me about how she was continuing to watch the show. I figured she meant through Netflix. That's what I use on my computer when I'm in college.
Last night, Ali and I were Skyping. She asked me what I used to watch Prison Break and when I told her Netflix, she acted surprised that I could do so on my computer. "Wait, what do you use?" I asked, suddenly confused.
"Well, I Googled around and found this website that has tons of free shows and movies. It lets you watch all of the episodes of Prison Break... for free!"
"That doesn't sound legal," I said suspiciously.
Ali laughed. "Of course it's legal, Emily. It doesn't say anywhere on the website that it's illegal." (Later, Ali told me that she thought if it was illegal, it would have a big red sign somewhere on the website that said: "View at your own risk.")
"There's no way that site is legal. Let me look it up." I searched "Is _________.eu legal?" No, it was certainly not.
Ali and I laughed for several minutes. We couldn't believe she'd been breaking the law for the last two weeks without even realizing it. "Don't go to that website anymore, Ali," I warned her. "It could give your computer a virus."
Ali's eyes got big. "So that's what happened," she said in a shocked voice.
It turns out, Ali was watching Prison Break through that same illegal website while she was at work (she's allowed to watch shows in between phone calls, no worries) and she crashed her work computer with a virus... so badly that they had to replace it and get her another! Oh, Ali...
It makes me laugh that Ali broke the law to watch a show about convicts.