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mdrockwell
mdrockwell
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pimoore
pimoore

@mdrockwell Agreed, although in my case only if we’re talking about streaming TV. IMO cable TV and movies are both on the same level of mediocrity at this point, and trending in the wrong direction.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@peterimoore I’m thinking of it more in the sense of the TV format — 20-45 minutes, episodic — vs. the movie format — 90+ minutes, typically self-contained.

To clarify a bit more, I’ve never had cable TV in my adult life and the only streaming service I pay for is YouTube Premium. I have access to HBO Max and Prime Video through other subs, but don’t use them. Basically everything we watch is on YouTube or in our Plex library.

pimoore
pimoore

@mdrockwell ah ok, in that case definitely agree. There’s so much more you can accomplish plot and depth-wise in a longer episodic series I think, in addition to getting to enjoy the content for longer.

Kudos to you for not having cable, at this point it’s paying to watch ads.

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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@peterimoore yeah, I always thought anything I would have spent on cable was better spent somewhere else — including toward purchasing content.

pimoore
pimoore

@mdrockwell I’m of the opinion that cable should be free if I’m forced to watch ads, but we all know how big the pipe in that dream is. 😂 How are you liking YouTube premium, I’ve considered it a couple of times just for blocking the ads alone.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@peterimoore I like it a lot. And I literally only have it to remove ads. I would have to double check to even see what else it offers. Ha!

pimoore
pimoore

@mdrockwell I literally just had two unskippable ads before a video (not even that long) this morning, and another embedded one toward the end within the video. Many eye rolls ensued.