…presumably. The antitrust folks are already starting to go a little pop-vein on the subject, and while such issues are beyond the scope of this blog now they’re still there. And understandably: with MGM’s library Amazon can compete in the Streaming Wars, and it’s in an unique place for selling you physical stuff while it’s giving you access to said library. I don’t know how much that’s worth, but it’s probably worth something.
Other than that, my earlier opinion stands: meh. Somebody’s gonna buy MGM’s library, and I already have Amazon Prime.
Started a little slow, but this TALES FROM THE LOOP show on Amazon Prime ended pretty good. It’s based on those pictures that made the rounds a while back (that later got turned into a TT RPG), and the focus on the first episode was definitely on the kid. It was all very pleasantly subversive, too. I was amused.
Yeah don’t watch this with the kids around. Or The Boys itself, when it hits Amazon.
By the way: it’s based off of a graphic novel of the same name by, yeah, Garth Ennis, and Amazon is making the first issue free for Prime Members. …You probably shouldn’t read that one around the kids, either. Look, this just ain’t family-friendly, OK?
[UPDATE, 11:58 PM]: Well, I will be dipped in shit. I open up the door to throw out the recycling, and there the package is. Never mind…
I’m not really angry, but I am a little surprised that they’d not make sure that somebody who was testing out Amazon.com‘s Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping would have no cause for complaint for the free one-month trial period. I mean, free shipping is nice, but reliability is a legitimate concern, too.