So, have you heard of Disney+? Of course you have. Everyone has. It’s the new streaming service that gives us Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
We have, well, most streaming services. A few years ago, we cut cable to save money and now probably spend twice as much on streaming. But, we never have nothing to watch. And, since we are big Marvel fans in our house, Disney+ sounded like a great thing.
It apparently is a great thing for everyone–except me. Since we signed up, my husband and kids have lived on a constant diet of this service. The biggest hits seem to be the Marvel animated series, which just remind me of the underwhelming Saturday morning cartoons of my youth. The kids have also been enjoying Tangled: The Series, which is odd since they don’t really like Tangled: The Movie. My husband burned through the available episodes of The Mandalorian, but gets irritated with me when I share my snarky comments with him. As for me, I’ve been able to watch one episode of The World According to Jeff Goldblum. I enjoyed it, and I’d like to watch more, but I can’t get everyone else to turn off the cartoons.
I’ll be honest. Unless you need your cartoon fix, I’m not entirely sure it is worth the price…yet. Disney will be releasing a full slate of original programming, most of which sounds promising, but it just isn’t here yet.
I can’t say that it has been a waste of money–the rest of my family has been putting it to great use. I just don’t think it was quite ready to hatch. I would have preferred that it debuted with more original programming, not just movies that we already own on DVD and shows that have aired for years on the Disney Channel.
If you are considering this service, this is my advice: wait. I think that it will be a unique service and one that will provide good value for the money. Just not yet.