Has everyone heard the rumor that Disney, among others, are planning to yank their content from Netflix and fire up their very own streaming services? I don’t know about you but this has me 17 kinds of angry.
If you’re asking me why this makes me so angry ( I know you probably aren’t but this is called AlliesOpinions so buckle up buttercup) I’d be happy to tell you.
Listen up, I’m not paying for 18,000 streaming services. Actually, it’s not even that I outright refuse (which I do) it’s that with stagnant wages and the ever increasing prices on basic necessities….I DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THEM. That’s right, it’s just not there.
You know what I am going to pay for? Netflix. You know why? BECAUSE THEY WERE HERE FIRST AND THEY HAVE A FAIR PRICE.
Trust me when I tell you that I REALLY wanted to see the HULU series about the Handmaid’s Tale. You know what I did? I used that free subscription and then I canceled that baby. BECAUSE I AM NOT GOING TO PAY FOR A SHIT TON OF STREAMING SERVICES. I’m just downright not going to do it.
If everyone who makes a series or a movie or a crap load of movies thinks they are going to convince people to pay for 18,000 different subscriptions, they are greatly mistaken. Hell, most people don’t even have satellite anymore. They don’t need it. As soon as my stupid contract is up, I won’t have it either. I don’t enjoy having a measly 20 channels that actually show interesting stuff but have near constant commercials. Want me to keep buying your satellite service? Cut the commercials down by a lot. Cut the bazillion of “As Seen On TV” channels selling stupid crap I can buy at damn near any thrift store. I’m over it. We’re all over it. No one likes you. No one wants to buy your stupid crap.
I know you’re thinking that people will want to see your movies so bad that they will just give in and pay for it. Nope. That’s assuming that the money is there to do that with. Which it isn’t. I’m not the only broke lady either. There’s millions of us and none of us have the time or money for this nonsense.
I’ll keep my Netflix. I’ll sign up for your stupid free subscription and then I’ll cancel the heck out of every single one of your stupid services before you can get a dime out of me. Seems the only power the little people like me have is with our dollar. You won’t be getting mine.