So, as previously noted, I (re)signed up for a 3-month trial of Apple Music. I was thwarted in my reasons for doing this but kept the trial going because the kid is on a rockandroll roadtrip and probably making use of it. But! It makes me sad. I've also revisited Spotify, taking them up on … Continue reading Turning off the streaming tap
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 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?
I've got a few months to run, since I pay annually, but I've cancelled my Amazon Prime subscription. It's a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts. Not really. But it is a kind of protest. Here's why I'm … Continue reading So, Farewell then, Amazon Prime
If I'm honest, the thing I've mot enjoyed watching on Netflix has been Stargate Universe, which (though cruelly cut short) is still the best 40 episodes of TV science fiction ever broadcast. And although I'd seen it before, I really enjoyed bingeing it, and watched 3-4 episodes a night since coming home in the New … Continue reading Master of None