Disney + Lives Up to the Hype

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  1. Avatar Doctor Jay says:

    You are, of course, free to do as you please in your own home, but we can never watch media together. Fast forwarding through parts of it would drive me batty.Report

    • Avatar Aaron David in reply to Doctor Jay says:

      Mmmm… I have been known to pick up one of my books, one I have enjoyed immensely over the years, and flip to a favorite passage and read that directly, as I may enjoy that bit immensely or it might shed additional light on my current situation.

      I can see doing that with movies that one loves. It really isn’t that different than watching specific scenes on YouTube.Report

      • Avatar Doctor Jay in reply to Aaron David says:

        I realize that I am the unusual one. I listen to the whole album, not just my favorite track. I started this a long time ago, I’ve seen little reason to stop.

        There’s probably more to this for me that I don’t understand. It has something to do with how I process the work of art. If I want to look at a particular part, usually because of a discussion or dispute, I will use scene select. Or go to YouTube.

        Something about “skipping over” in FF really bothers me.

        So. I can see doing that. But I don’t do it. And it would drive me nuts.Report

        • Avatar Aaron David in reply to Doctor Jay says:

          I don’t think you are unusual. When I watch TV, I prefer to see the commercials so I get a nice impression of what is going on in the world. That and they provide context a lot of the time.

          Also, if I have put a book down for a period, I cannot start at the beginning again. I have to start from where I left off. My wife will keep starting a show over amd it drives me nuts.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I saw the stuff that was on the channel and remembered the Wonderful World of Disney movies on ABC that I watched when I was a little kid.

    Million Dollar Duck was one that I remember watching and loving.

    And now I look it up on the wikipedia and see that it was one of only three films that Gene Siskel walked out of.

    Huh. No accounting for taste, I guess.Report

  3. Avatar Larry says:

    Merrie, have you ditched cable and do only streaming?Report

    • Avatar Merrie Soltis in reply to Larry says:

      No, I have not. I’ve written a piece on the streaming wars that will post later. I can’t find a service that offers all the shows I want to watch AND sports. So, I’m sticking with cable. For now.Report

  4. Avatar Larry says:

    Thanks. I look forward to your piece. My big thing is losing access to the sports. Enjoy your Disney +, I plan to check it out once the dust settles.Report

    • Avatar Merrie Soltis in reply to Larry says:

      Yeah, that’s my conundrum too. I can’t get the one channel I want through any of the streaming services. I can save money on my cable bundle by eliminating sports. I would spend more piecing together half a dozen streaming services and STILL not have what I have with cable.Report

  5. Avatar Larry says:

    I know but on the bright side, it looks like the Falcons aren’t going to make this a totally wasted season! With the past couple of games, I don’t feel like I am totally wasting money. The real issue is the college games where there are all these whacky channels the games are on, so if you don’t have a comprehensive package, you could miss good games.Report

  6. Avatar Merrie Soltis says:

    Exactly! At least the Falcons play on network TV. But you have to have every single ESPN channel and the SEC Network to see all of the UGA games. Plus all the Fox Sports channels if you watch the Braves.Report