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I Really Don’t Care, Do U?

Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Dave!I am not a huge horror movie fan, but I do like a well-crafted story... in any genre.

For this reason I was exited to see that Jordan Peele has a new horror movie out called Us. I loved Get Out, and the reviews for Us are phenomenal. And yet... I loathe going to the theater so much that I was debating whether or not I was going to buy a ticket or wait for home video...

Us Movie Poster

To help with my decision, I emailed a document to a friend who was going to see the movie last night. In it I wrote what I thought the "twist ending" was going to be. After seeing a couple commercials and clips on talk shows, it seemed pretty obvious to me what was going on.

This morning my friend opened the document and texted me that I was 100% correct with my guess. But he also said that the movie was so great that I really should go see it in the theater anyway.

So I don't know.

I'll probably wait for home video. Having to share the theater with a bunch of rude people makes me long to be watching at home.

And speaking of watching at home...

Apparently Viacom is in a fight with my television provider, DirecTV. While watching The Daily Show and The Other Two on Comedy Central and RuPul's Drag Race on Logo, there's a black box on the screen warning you that AT&T (owners of DirecTV) are going to drop the channel...

Us Movie Poster

At first the box was stationary on the left-hand side. But then AT&T started putting a black box on top of it. So now Viacom is making the box jump around the screen so AT&T has to keep moving their box. Eventually AT&T gave up. It's such bullshit and trying to watch a show where a box is bouncing all over the place is headache-inducing.

Well, whatever.

All I can say is that if DirecTV drops Comedy Central, one of the few channels I watch with any regularity, I will be dropping DirecTV. As I mentioned previously, thanks to streaming services and such, I don't need DirecTV much anymore anyway.

The monopolies of cable companies and satellite companies are over and I really don't care. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of assholes. They've been forcing bundled channels down our throats that we don't want for decades and karma is a bitch.

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Comments

  1. Cd says:

    Have you looked into Philo? Philo.com offers comedy central plus 40+ more channels for $16/month

    • Dave2 says:

      I’ve looked into all of them that I can find. Hulu has some exclusives that I want to see… and they just lowered the price, so it’s by far the most economical for me at $6. I guess if DirecTV loses Comedy Central I can just watch episodes online or purchase a Season Pass from iTunes.

  2. Kyra says:

    We dropped them before we moved. We went with Hulu, but then they screwed us over. So we’re with YouTubeTV now. I miss a few channels and shows, and the DirectvNOW looks like it has the best line up, but no real DVR space, and lots of complaints. So. Nope! I don’t miss the satellite all that much. It’s nice not having that many channels, honestly.

  3. martymankins says:

    I keep hoping that YouTube TV will add Viacom channels. Maybe in their pissing match with DirecTV, they will go over to the other streaming services and add these channels.

    CD above mentions Philo, which carries the Viacom channels. I’ve already got way too many other subscriptions to add another just for a few channels. But I admit it’s tempting.

  4. Jebb says:

    Viacom and other content providers are as much to blame for the extortionate fees they charge the service providers. And they demand more every year.

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