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Amazon Prime charging for shit when you already pay for Amazon Prime... /trivial things that piss me off thread

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Even more annoying is when you are binging a show and one random season in the middle is only available for purchase.  WTF?

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12 hours ago, Sbbruin said:

OK wtf? It says online that season 5 is out, but Netflix has just seasons 1-4. And it's not on AMC on Demand. Where the fuck can I watch it?

 

We finished season 4 last night and am jonesing.

 

Love it, but BB was a better show, no question.

so many people here saying that BCS is better than BB, and for me, that's ridiculous. it would be like saying that you (as a Longhorn fan) prefer watching the 2009 Big XII Championship Game over the 2006 Rose Bowl. You're allowed to have your own personal preference, I just think you're completely insane in this case. 

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1 hour ago, NorthLoop said:

Amazon Prime charging for shit when you already pay for Amazon Prime... /trivial things that piss me off thread

Preach, preacher!

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2 hours ago, kevwun said:

Even more annoying is when you are binging a show and one random season in the middle is only available for purchase.  WTF?

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That's when you say fuck the man and download the torrents. 

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On 6/11/2020 at 10:52 AM, Goo Punch said:

so many people here saying that BCS is better than BB, and for me, that's ridiculous. it would be like saying that you (as a Longhorn fan) prefer watching the 2009 Big XII Championship Game over the 2006 Rose Bowl. You're allowed to have your own personal preference, I just think you're completely insane in this case. 

I think it would have been ridiculous to say early on, but BCS has reached the point where it is much more layered and nuanced than BB was, particularly in the later years when it was basically Walt vs. the world.

But certainly it's not really a fair comparison because the *existence* of BB makes BCS better because of the world-building that it did.

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11 minutes ago, oSuJeff97 said:

I think it would have been ridiculous to say early on, but BCS has reached the point where it is much more layered and nuanced than BB was, particularly in the later years when it was basically Walt vs. the world.

But certainly it's not really a fair comparison because the *existence* of BB makes BCS better because of the world-building that it did.

how so?

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in fact, i don't find BCS to be particularly layered or nuanced at all. there was *way* more going on in BB, including the latter seasons, than there ever has been in BCS, which from the jump has just been Jimmy vs the world. i mean you mention the later seasons of BB and say it was just Walt vs the world, but that's not true. You had Hank and Marie finding out about Walt which was incredible, and 100x more gripping than anything BCS has ever done; you had Todd and his uncle's prions gang/Nazi crew; you had Vamanos Pest, the train heist, Todd killing the kid, Walter Jr and Skylar finding out, you had Lydia and her methylamine, Mike Ehrmantraut and all of his storylines, you had Walt as the most wanted man in America, you had Robert Forster and his role, and none of this has even mentioned Saul/Heull/Bill Burr, the money, the car wash, etc.

Meanwhile BCS has moved at a snail's pace, featured many early season storylines that ultimately didn't matter/improve the show, and yet it has almost none of the drama, or suspense, or danger, or even the captivating, slow moving scenes that are nothing but dialogue. what, in all of BCS, comes close to Mike's "half measures" speech, or Walt's, "I am the danger" outburst, or even when Walt snuck into Elliott and Gretchen's house to lay down the law? imo, nothing. 

its a decent show that i honestly would have given up on seasons ago if i weren't so invested in the BB universe. I've heard many of you call it "the best show on TV" and "better than breaking bad",' but i haven't heard anything substantive to back up any of those claims. to me, and i believe to most people, BCS does not approach BB. I've given some reasons as to why that is. i'm open time hearing why some of you guys think it's the other way around.

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I don’t think BCS is better, but it does have an artistic aspect in both cinematography and dialog to it that I recognize and appreciate more than I did w BB, though it certainly exists in both. I’ll acknowledge that I’d have to watch for this again next time through BB to see if it’s really that different, but in my head it is.

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On 6/11/2020 at 7:08 AM, NorthLoop said:

Amazon Prime charging for shit when you already pay for Amazon Prime... /trivial things that piss me off thread

Did you think Media moved to a less efficient medium because they wanted to save you money (and therefore cost themselves money)?   I've heard that from plenty of streaming lovers.

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lol what? 

Since when is streaming less efficient? And yes it saves everyone money and doesn't cost them as much money. That's why cable is dying. My bitch with Prime is that they're the only ones who charge you, and then want to charge you again for most of their content. 

 

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On 6/26/2020 at 4:45 AM, NorthLoop said:

Since when is streaming less efficient?

Since it went through more junctions to deliver the same content. Aka Always.

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Just finished Season 5 tonight.  I thought when Eladio asked Nacho what he wanted, Nacho was gonna say “the world, Chico, and everything in it.”

Things are not likely to end well for Nacho.

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On 6/26/2020 at 6:45 AM, NorthLoop said:

My bitch with Prime is that they're the only ones who charge you, and then want to charge you again for most of their content. 

 

They charge for stuff they don't have the rights to.  You'd prefer they be like the others and give you no way to watch that extra stuff?

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23 hours ago, WBT said:

They charge for stuff they don't have the rights to.  You'd prefer they be like the others and give you no way to watch that extra stuff?

Yeah, I'm ok with this, too.  Example: I'm the last person in the world to watch the Marvel movies (thank you, Disney+ for letting me catch up).  Spider-Man Homecoming* and Far From Home, due to Sony holding their rights, aren't on Disney+, so I paid the $4.99 to rent them in UHD for 48 hours.  So yes, I had to pay extra to view them on Prime Video, but I also had the convenience of clicking a few buttons and not having to go to a RedBox (closest one to me with it was 11 miles) or wherever to rent them.  

*Would Infinity War and Endgame have made sense without seeing Homecoming? Yes.  Would the the story have had less emotional impact without seeing Homecoming prior to IW? Definitely, so $5 well spent IMHO.

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