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I was so excited for Disney+. When Disney first announced their own streaming service, I was freak out all in. All my favorite movies, shows and characters in one place? Unlimited kid-friendly television that I won’t have to check and make sure is kid-friendly? Yes, please.
But, after a month or so of having the service, I have to say that Disney+ sucks.
Why is Disney+ so bad? Well, there are a few reasons.
There’s not nearly enough stuff on Disney+.
Disney is seriously the king of content, so why then– does it feel like there are only eight shows and fifteen movies on the entire service? I know there are a lot more, but for some reason the content library just feels really thin.
Maybe it feels that way though, because the Disney+ interface is freaking hard to use. It’s so hard to figure out what shows are on Disney streaming. Half the time, the only reason I know there’s something good on is because I read about a friend watching it on Facebook.
And that’s a really weird way to figure out what to watch next.
But the biggest problem isn’t a lack of movies, or television shows, it’s the utter lack of NEW television and movies. There’s like, six new shows. That’s not nearly enough new content to satisfy anyone in this on-demand time.
And the worst part of all the new content is that they don’t put all of the episodes of the shows on at once.
Look Disney, we know you’re the king and all that, but here’s the thing– we like to binge watch our television. We like to immerse ourselves in the world for a week or two and fall in love with the characters and the atmosphere.
One episode a week is not enough for us to get into a show. It just isn’t. And honestly with the exception of The Mandalorian, I don’t even know that any of the new shows are worth watching. That’s really out of character for Disney.
Also, quit being so stingy with the baby Yoda.