MG Siegler, writing on his 500ish Words site, presents a full review of “Apple’s truly bizzare ‘It’s Showtime’ event.”
I believe I’ve seen every single Apple event over the past decade-plus. Yesterday’s was without question the weirdest I’ve ever seen. So weird that I’m still trying to wrap my head around it.
He then goes on for just over 4,000 words attempting to do just that.
Honestly, none of this really matters to me. Of course, I joked way back when that “iDidn’t need an iPhone” so take whatever I say with a grain of salt. Apple basically created the cable package and I don’t want a cable package. I mean I pay for a cable package already (and Amazon, Hulu and Netflix), but this service Apple announced doesn’t excite me. What I want is to curate my own entertainment by show.
Let’s say I want to watch Game of Thrones, Star Trek Discovery, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all the seasons of Criminal Minds, Shameless, Doom Patrol, This is Us, Russian Doll, Cobra Kai and live sports. I’d have to subscribe to nine streaming services and probably a cable package to get it all.
Maybe I’m wrong and the future of television is streaming packages. I’m probably wrong.