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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40725 on: November 30, 2018, 03:18:07 am »
Aren’t they all going to end now that Marvel will be streamed from Disney+?
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40726 on: November 30, 2018, 03:23:25 am »
The last Daredevil season was actually rather good, at least it went out on a high note.

This confirms that Marvel at Netflix is over though, we'll get the next seasons of Jessica Jones (whose showrunner has already said it's leaving the show afterwards) and Punisher and that it will be it. A pity. I vastly prefer them to the Arrowverse/Supergirl stuff and the current Disney Marvel shows.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40727 on: November 30, 2018, 03:30:20 am »
Aren't Arrow and Supergirl DC, though? :unsure:
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40728 on: November 30, 2018, 03:34:10 am »
Also, I look at the "In development" section over at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney%2B and notice there's not really much in original concepts ... 3 Men and a Baby, Don Quixote, Father of the Bride, Honey I shrunk the Kids, Parent Trap, Peter Pan, The Sword in the Stone ... I'm happy to see that Clone Wars will get its 7th season. Its closure was rather rushed when Disney took over. Some of the canceled episodes were far in development, and the plots are considered canon. Some of them were released in comic form (like the Darth Maul stuff).
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40729 on: November 30, 2018, 03:41:19 am »
Aren't Arrow and Supergirl DC, though? :unsure:

I was comparing the Netflix Marvel universe to other superhero TV franchises. It had slipped in quality lately but it was still the best superhero stuff on TV.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40730 on: November 30, 2018, 07:44:37 am »
Also, I look at the "In development" section over at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney%2B and notice there's not really much in original concepts ...
Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, they were all originals back then? :P
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40731 on: November 30, 2018, 09:16:26 am »
I find it ironic in an Alanis Morissette way; that the Millennials who were bragging about saving costs by cord-cutting now have to pay an arm and a leg to all the different streaming companies, + high speed internet access to watch everything they want to watch.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40732 on: November 30, 2018, 09:28:10 am »
Also, I look at the "In development" section over at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney%2B and notice there's not really much in original concepts ...
Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, they were all originals back then? :P

No, but Disney seems to be regurgitating stuff they've covered before now.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40733 on: November 30, 2018, 09:29:30 am »
I find it ironic in an Alanis Morissette way; that the Millennials who were bragging about saving costs by cord-cutting now have to pay an arm and a leg to all the different streaming companies, + high speed internet access to watch everything they want to watch.

Still cheaper than cable.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40734 on: November 30, 2018, 10:21:23 am »
I find it ironic in an Alanis Morissette way; that the Millennials who were bragging about saving costs by cord-cutting now have to pay an arm and a leg to all the different streaming companies, + high speed internet access to watch everything they want to watch.

I'd get high speed internet anyway, and the streaming services are still cheaper than the most basic cable plan (and offer way more that I want to watch than cable ever did).

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40735 on: November 30, 2018, 10:34:33 am »
I find it ironic in an Alanis Morissette way; that the Millennials who were bragging about saving costs by cord-cutting now have to pay an arm and a leg to all the different streaming companies, + high speed internet access to watch everything they want to watch.

Still cheaper than cable.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40736 on: November 30, 2018, 10:45:05 am »
HBO is 8€/month over here, Netflix is 13€/month if you want 4K... So yeah, I can subscribe to several platforms and still save a bunch compared to the old TV packages (I used to pay 80€/month for mine) with vastly more convenience and choice. I'm sure the millennials will be fine.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40737 on: November 30, 2018, 10:57:03 am »
I find it ironic in an Alanis Morissette way; that the Millennials who were bragging about saving costs by cord-cutting now have to pay an arm and a leg to all the different streaming companies, + high speed internet access to watch everything they want to watch.

How much do all those services run in your area? Anything other than basic cable is pretty pricey here. A couple of streaming services and broadband internet is economical.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40738 on: November 30, 2018, 11:15:30 am »
I find it ironic in an Alanis Morissette way; that the Millennials who were bragging about saving costs by cord-cutting now have to pay an arm and a leg to all the different streaming companies, + high speed internet access to watch everything they want to watch.

How much do all those services run in your area? Anything other than basic cable is pretty pricey here. A couple of streaming services and broadband internet is economical.

Especially since everyone is paying for broadband internet anyway.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #40739 on: November 30, 2018, 11:17:56 am »
Right. Are you really going to get cable and not get broadband internet? Internet access isn't something to be accounted for when comparing all the streaming services vs. cable.
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