I swear, it’s almost every day that I say I’m going to get rid of my Disney+ account and instead just keep paying for my Netflix DVD plan. And then, every day, I find something new on Disney+, like Werewolf at night, with its cool monstrous take on the MCU, and I’m all like, ooh, what is this? I mean, I’m worse than my kids when it comes to being fickle sometimes.
But that’s probably because when I start seeing emails about Disney+ price increases, I start to get annoyed. It wasn’t even that long ago that I started subscribing to Disney+ (back in 2019) and found it to be a cost-effective alternative to other streaming services. Now I’m already starting to wonder if I’ll buy the cheaper, ad-supported Disney+ instead of what I have now. Or just get rid of it altogether.
It’s seriously getting ridiculous with all the price increases and I’ll probably be canceling my Disney+ subscription any minute now. Or not. I go back and forth, daily. So, here are just a few reasons why I’m still a little hesitant to cancel my Disney+ account (and why I’ll probably end up keeping it in the long run).
There isn’t enough adult content on the platform, which is something I really want from Disney+
One reason I’m seriously considering canceling my Disney+ subscription is because there isn’t enough adult content on the platform and I want it! Like, you know how all the Netflix Marvel shows moved to Disney+ and how we all had to change our settings to even watch them? Well, I thought it would be the start of something new on the platform, like maybe we could get Star in the US (ie more adult content), since pretty much everyone else in the world gets it, except us.
But, no. It doesn’t look like we’ll be getting Star anytime soon, and besides movies like Loganthose two Deadpool movies and the Netflix Marvel shows, we don’t get any of the mature content I crave, which is a big deal, because besides Bluey (which Disney+ banned an episode of), my kids don’t even watch Disney+. What the hell, Disney? Where is my mother#^&@^ grown %#^@% happy?! You %$^#!
I’m still not impressed with the original non-MCU and Star Wars content
What is it about the original content we get on Disney+ that is NOT from the MCU or Star Wars? The Hip-Hop Nutcracker? The Santa Clauses? Best in snow? What even is these? Are they serious about raising my prices so I can watch shows like Sumo Do Sumo Don’t do it? Are they kidding me?
I mean, I don’t even know what Sumo Do Sumo Don’t do it is. (It actually looks kind of funny now that I’m actually checking it out, but still!) Besides the new Willow TV shows, I have no interest in any of the original movies or TV shows that Do not do it has Marvel or Star Wars names of them. That being said…
Star Wars and MCU content is now consistent, so there’s always something new to watch
You know, there was a time when I had to wait for long periods between Marvel and Star Wars TV programs, such as The Mandalorianand Loki, and it just felt like there was nothing for me to see on the platform at all. But now it’s almost there also lots of content from Marvel and Star Wars. It’s like every time I click on the app, there’s some new Marvel show, or some new one Star Wars project, so I’m never at a loss when I see something on the platform. However, it can go either way, for example if it’s something like that What if…? Or The Book of Boba Fettwhere I kind of hate to see myself through the whole season.
But my opinion on this is kind of on the positive side right now since the last Marvel show, She-Hulk (which I think is by far the best MCU show), and the last Star Wars performance, Andor, has been must-see TV for me. So while I’m kind of sick of all the other original content on Disney+ lately, I do love me some Marvel and Star Wars for the time being. And I can only get them on Disney+, so there’s that.
Shows like Limitless are finally making National Geographic appealing to me
Also, National Geographic has always been the one aspect of Disney+ that I’ve never bothered with at all. I just didn’t see the point as I’m not really a nature guy and I don’t really like documentaries unless they’re about Donkey Kongor the Netflix series High score (which is also about video games). So I honestly thought National Geographic was a waste of time.
But, Chris Hemsworth’s new show, Boundless (not to be confused with the Bradley Cooper movie) has me checking out National Geographic now. On the show, he tries to beat the clock (of life) by challenging his mind and body to various tasks, such as fasting for several days or rope climbing. It’s really insightful stuff and I’m actually looking forward to more content like this on the platform. They finally got me.
Releasing new seasons of The Simpsons shortly after the previous season ended means I can finally clear my DVR of the series
Finally, as a lifelong fan of The Simpsonscan I just say my DVR is full for years with episodes I either intend to watch, or that I want to watch again. That said, my wife got annoyed with me and told me to either watch the episodes or delete them. Those were my only two options.
And it’s not like my wife was unreasonable, since I have episodes from like the last four seasons on my DVR just sitting there taking up space. But with Disney+ I can delete everyone since they have every season on the platform and will also get the current season shortly after it ends on network TV. So, now that I think about it, I actually can not get rid of Disney+. Not when the whole collection off The Simpsons can be found on the platform.
So, yeah, it looks like I’ll probably keep Disney+ for now. But, what do you think? Oar you Thinking of canceling Disney+, or are you under Mickey’s thumb forever (like me, obviously)?