Lemme lay this out... we pay for subscriptions to Netflix, AT&T TV Now, and Disney+. We have a Hulu subscription that we get for free because we have a premium Spotify account. We have Prime Video as part of our Amazon account. And we have access to the Plex home media servers of three of my friends, one of which has 1,600+ movies available.
Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?
Well, you’d only be partially right.
If we know exactly what we want to watch, it’s great. Otherwise it’s absolute hell. Having that much available with no clear sense of organization — or, at least, not one that meets our need at that given moment — makes it really impossible to find anything to watch.
What do we do? We watch a lot of the same old, same old. We’ve watched the new Charlie’s Angels a dozen times now. We dug up After the Sunset a couple nights ago. Pitch Perfect; The Hunt for Red October; rewatching the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Jumanji; Kingsman 1&2; Love, Simon... that sort of thing.
We even bought a new Blu-ray player today to be able to watch some of our old DVDs and Blu-rays that aren’t otherwise available. Yeah, both of our Blu-ray players died within the last six months and we were trying not to get new ones but decided we needed at least one.
Right now, we’re watching The Holiday on DVD because, yanno, Christmas in July!
Oh, Alex O’Loughlin... you were so young. Hawaii Five-0 aged you hard, dude!
Odette Yustman, on the other hand, clearly has a deal with the devil going.