I know what you’re thinking… ANOTHER streaming service?! I know, when I first heard about this, I thought the same thing. And then they did their promoting of the service and told us that they were giving me marvel series such as Wanda Vision, Winter Soldier and Falcon, what if… and more. I was sold just on the thought of these marvel series. I also didn’t think I would be getting it right away, but it launched on Tuesday, I was feeling absolutely terrible, and so I downloaded the app and started my free trial, and oh.. my.. gosh.
I had no idea exactly what I was going to be getting into with this app. Marvel, Star Wars, Pixler, Disney, National Geographic, my goodness! I was overwhelmed with all of the Marvel and Star Wars available at my fingertips. No more hoping that it was available on demand or that it was on Netflix that month, it is all right there, for $6.99 a month, $12.99 a month if you chose to bundle it with Hulu and ESPN plus.
The National Geographic section is pretty cool. I found they have one of my favorite documentaries called “Before the Flood” which is with Leonardo Dicaprio and it’s all about climate change, it’s a really fantastic and powerful doc that I highly recommend. I was scrolling through the selection, and I saved about a dozen documentaries I look forward to watching.
What really set me off was the out of the vault section. It is filled with my childhood. I loved Disney movies as a kid, totally obsessed, so when I saw titles like Bambi, The little mermaid, Lion King, Snow White, and SO many more, I was giddy. Seriously, I felt like a kid having all of these available to me.
Then we enter the section of my early teens. Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven, Boy meets world, cheetah girls, and my favorite, Lizzie McGuire. And I feel like a good binge of McGuire is necessary before the reboot finishes filming and graces out screens!
It, of course, has just about every Marvel movie from Iron Man to Endgame, a few that are missing, and a couple that are simply tied up at Netflix still. BUT if you come across a movie you wish to watch, it tells you exactly when it will be available after the previous contract ends. I believe Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, and Ant-man and the Wasp are the ones that are tied up.
Star Wars is the same, with Last Jedi and Solo still on Netflix for now, but Star Wars also has the lego and animated shows available as well!
On top of ALL of that, I’ve come across movies such as Doctor Do little, Sister Act 1 & 2, Home Alone, Avatar, Sandlot, Princess Diaries, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, multiple versions of Alice in Wonderland and 10 things I hate about you, all of which are just a few throwback movies that you can watch.
I watched 10 things I hate about you for the first time in I don’t even know how long last night, and I was kindly reminded of how much I absolutely LOVE that movie. Julia Stiles, a young Heath Ledger, a young Joseph Gordon Levitt, my, my, my.
According to social media, some had playback issues on the first day of the launch, but honestly, that’s what free trials are for, you can plan it out the best you can, but shit still goes wrong. I luckily didn’t have this problem. My only problem was deciding what to watch first. Which, if you’re wondering, was a Marvel Documentary, a Star Wars Documentary, 10 things I hate about you, and the first Mandalorian live-action series episode. WHICH BY THE WAY, if you’re a Star Wars fan, is must-watch. The first episode is out, and it seems like more episodes will drop every Friday.
I know that it might seem like it’s getting a little crazy with all of these streaming apps. It went from Netflix, Hulu, and Prime to also have HBO Go, Apple TV, HBO Max, if you’re a wrestling fan you have the WWE Network, and I’m sure I missed a bunch, and after a while, everything starts to add up, but still, I think that this service is worth getting too. I definitely think it’s a must-have if you have kids and if you’re like me, and you don’t, but you absolutely love all that it offers, you should get it too. You also can’t beat the price, plus, as it looks right now, you can have four devices streaming, much like Netflix, so that’s another win.
It’s winter now, at least on the east coast, and as dreaded as it is, the colder air is coming, snow is coming, shitty days are coming, and to have even MORE options to watch, as long as it stays affordable, is a win-win. And if you’re still not sure, there is the seven day free trial for you figure it out but I’d be surprised if your watch list didn’t fill up as quickly as mine did!