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Disney+ Suffers Technical Glitches on Its Way To Total Inescapability

By Dustin Rowles | TV | November 12, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | November 12, 2019 |


I did not grow up on Disney, I tilt slightly toward the Scorsese side in the Scorcese/Marvel divide, and I don’t even have a particularly strong connection to Star Wars, so the launch of Disney+ would not otherwise be of huge interest to me were it not for the fact that I’m a parent. So, yes: After I showered, the first thing I did this morning was to download the Disney+ app onto our Amazon Firestick (two of the biggest and most evil corporations in the world negotiated a last-minute deal and now work in tandem!). My 12-year-old, who already reads too much Pajiba and has developed a very cynical, anti-capitalistic perspective, was mostly non-plussed, save for all The Simpsons episodes it provides, while the twins were less excited than I thought they’d be. They are excited that both Parent Trap movies are available, and the Pixar shorts, but I don’t think ultimately it’s going to interfere that much with their continuing plans to binge-watch The Goldbergs on Hulu, an ABC series owned by Disney, which they watch on Hulu, of which two-thirds is owned by Disney, because Disney is bloody inescapable. Hell, consider this: Fourteen wonderful, glorious seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is owned by Disney now.

It’s the world we live in. We don’t have to be happy about it, but it is our world. The least we can do is take some satisfaction in a few technical glitches that Disney suffers on its way to total world domination. I’d use The Simpsons Nelson Ha ha! GIF here, except that The Simpsons is owned by Disney, too.

But don’t you worry, folks! It’ll all get sorted out eventually, and you’ll be able to enjoy hours, and hours, and hours of nostalgia, as you overdose on member berries for $6 a month (ha! South Park isn’t owned by Disney. Yet). It’s not all bad! There are several WTF obscure titles now available, and before I lost my connection, I saw thumbnails for Remember the Titans and The Rocketeer.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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