We weren't going to do it. We convinced ourselves not to give in. Not to fold. Not to be pressured.
NBC's Peacock was just another addition to the never-ending glut of streaming services and we wanted nothing to do with it.
Even if it was the only streaming source for our beloved Parks & Recreation. Even if, come January 1, it would become the only streaming source for The Office.
Well, we weren't going to do it. Then I read Marty's recent post about James Bond flicks for free on Peacock and realized, "Ohmigod! There's a free tier to Peacock? I can watch some stuff and not have to pay a monthly fee for the service? Parks and Recreation is part of that free tier???" (That last part wasn't clear upon initial examination, but we hoped.)
We signed up. Last night. Happy birthday to me.
And now, it would seem, we're part of the flock.
On a related aside, I still think that this build up of streaming services is getting out of hand. It actually makes traditional cable seem palatable by comparison. I really hope it ends and that a lot of these services just wind up merging into each other and end this agony for consumers.