“I have no intention of taking a job. My work is going far too well – I can’t afford to waste time earning money.” – Arthur Rimbaud, “Total Eclipse,” FIT Productions, 1995
Attention streaming video folks.
Yes, we really, really like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, Disney + stuff.
We like this and that on BritBox and HBO, or whatever you’re calling it today.
So why didn’t we throw Peacock, Pluto, Tubi into the pile? They’re free.
If we lived in China, we’d like Youku, iQuyi, LeTV and Tencent Video stuff.
If we were in India, we’d like Hotstar, Hungama, Spuul and Jio Cinema stuff.
If we were in Europe, we’d like Cinesquare, Uncut and Joyn+ stuff.
If we were in Africa, it would be APAC, EMEA; yeah, different stuff.
Get the picture?
It’s not about you.
As George Carlin so aptly put it (https://bit.ly/2EXm0tq), “it’s about your S***, my stuff!”
Back in 2019 BC (Before Covid), everyone swore:
– People were going to cut their expensive, so-so cable service
– Netflix was going to kill itself with debt buying, creating outstanding content
– Studios – Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal – were going to overrun Netflix with their movie library
– Networks – ABC, NBC, CBS – were going to stomp on Netflix with all of their TV series, reality shows, etc.
So, what happened?
Yeah, we kept our cable because our Internet connection is attached.
We added Netflix, Amazon Prime (free shipping), Disney + (Hulu comes in our bundle), Apple TV + and we signed up for the free ones Peacock, Tubi, Pluto.
And we get our exercise in the evening with 15-20 minutes of finger-clicking, going from service to service to find the one thing we want to watch.
Usually, we end up … settling!
It’s true, we didn’t for Mulan. We dropped $30 on top of our annual fee.