John Roderick, of several podcasts, has a term for subscriptions. These ongoing payments suck money out of your bank account on a regular basis in return for [services] and if you're not careful, they'll suck you dry. Roderick calls them eels. They're attached to your major arteries and sucking blood. Picture yourself as an Ood … Continue reading Eels
Original caption: "It's taken an eternity but 38-year-old Frank Lampard is finding form in Major League Soccer" Apple held an event last week in order to announce a bunch of services; notably, a TV service and an Apple-branded credit card, backed by Goldman Sachs — the bank who brought you 2008 Crash: The Fuckening. While … Continue reading Apple’s TV Service: Has Peak TV Peaked?
When I stand back and take a good look at it, I cannot honestly say that Netflix is worth the money to pay for it full-time. Obviously, there’s enough on the service to keep you busy for a few months, binge-watching the good stuff. But then, what are you missing out on if you unsubscribe … Continue reading Netshits
I’ve been blasting through a fair few series of late. I temporarily resubscribed to Amazon Prime so I could watch Counterpart Season 2, and since I was there, I also watched Homecoming, The Man in the High Castle (season 3), The Exorcist (season 2), and Mr Mercedes (1 & 2). I reviewed Counterpart Season 1 … Continue reading Recently watched on TV
I know what you're thinking: it's going to be Netflix, isn't it? And you'd be correct, but not necessarily by the margin you'd expect. I just reviewed my watch history on both services, and it was clear that I'd binged more shows on Netflix, by far, including back catalogue shows from other networks (Gilmore Girls, … Continue reading Amazon Prime vs. Netflix – which is better value?
Either I'm getting jaded from Too Much TV, or both of these recently released Netflix properties were somewhat disappointing. I'm not sure if I've ever read any of Jeff VanderMeer's fiction. One of the oddest things about the science fiction field is that, even after 45 years or so of reading it, there are still … Continue reading Annihilation / Jessica Jones season 2
Since January, I’ve been working my way through all 8 seasons of Weeds, which was Breaking Bad before Breaking Bad was Breaking Bad. I started watching Weeds, back when it was first on, but then it either switched channels or I lost interest or something. Anyway, in this fallow period between unmissable TV seasons, I’ve … Continue reading Weeds