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posted ago by Smith1980 +45 / -1

So I finally cancelled it. Between budgeting, Cuties, and the fact that it seems all their new shows have to check off “diversity checklist” points. At least Amazon prime has political documentaries from various points of view. When they asked why I cancelled I said they need to realize that not everyone is on the left or wants to see talking points in everything they watch.

I found crackle, Pluto, and vudu and they have lots of free stuff. Also got Hulu and Amazon.

So I finally cancelled it. Between budgeting, Cuties, and the fact that it seems all their new shows have to check off “diversity checklist” points. At least Amazon prime has political documentaries from various points of view. When they asked why I cancelled I said they need to realize that not everyone is on the left or wants to see talking points in everything they watch. I found crackle, Pluto, and vudu and they have lots of free stuff. Also got Hulu and Amazon.
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acp_k2win 33 points ago +35 / -2

piracy all the way, 100% of the content, you own it, and can share with your friends if you want to

even a shitty vpn is good enough for torrents to keep the copyright notices away

here is the thing though, there is almost no new content that is worth watching

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EntilZha 10 points ago +10 / -0

Yeah, Kung-Flu has turned the torrent landscape into a wasteland.

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Norenia 28 points ago +28 / -0 (edited)

They're all doing the same shit though. Hulu is literally producing a "what if Hillary won" series.

And the only reason I have Amazon Prime is for shipping and credit card shit. Their video service SUCKS.

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ZackRoyer 18 points ago +18 / -0

Hulu is literally producing a "what if Hillary won" series

A "Man in the high castle" remake?

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Auntie_Mildred 14 points ago +14 / -0

I was thinking it was a Fallout miniseries...

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EntilZha 10 points ago +10 / -0

Obergrupenfuhrer Smith was actually likable.

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grinnin_barrett 7 points ago +7 / -0

It's why the fourth season was so bad. They realized they fucked up by making him the most likable character in the series, so they went full throttle trying to destroy everything people liked about his character.

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EntilZha 7 points ago +7 / -0

The fourth season was some of the worst tv ever for one reason...

The

Black

Communist

Revellion.

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SR388-SAX 11 points ago +11 / -0

Their video service SUCKS.

It does suck, and their app sucks, but it also has a lot of old 60s-80s B (and C and D) movies that are highly entertaining. And a surprising amount of classic 80s anime movies.

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Smith1980 [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

That’s true but Hulu is cheaper and they have a lot of older shows I want to watch. But yea their political stuff is all one sided.

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somercet 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hulu is literally producing a "what if Hillary won" series.

The West Wing began in 1999, but that is what it turned into.

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Lurker404 15 points ago +15 / -0

I refuse to pay these companies anything and I realized I don't have to. Plenty of good alternatives to Hollywood shows.

I've been mostly watching Youtubers who focus on various hobbies. Picked up a couple of productive hobbies that teach useful skills instead of wasting time on TV series.

Every few months I get free Amazon Prime to catch up on what I want to watch. Between that and video games there's only so much you can realistically consume as entertainment.

Of course I would never pirate anything. That would be so totally immoral!

All in all I've been saving a lot of money on entertainment and came out ahead.

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Smith1980 [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

Speaking of video games I’m still playing modded Skyrim. Also there are so many old shows that I still need to watch like Babylon 5 and I still love Leave it to Beaver reruns.

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Norenia 6 points ago +6 / -0

modded Skyrim

Not like there's any other way to play it.

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dunmer_say_the_nword 5 points ago +5 / -0

Hah, no kidding. Even "vanilla" Skyrim should at least have the Unofficial Patch installed.

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TheRedThirst 1 point ago +1 / -0

thats the most relevant username ive seen in a long time.

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SargentSlate 12 points ago +12 / -0

I cancelled Netflix as well. It's unwatchable now due to the neo-Marxism.

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NoEyesNoGroin 7 points ago +7 / -0

laughs in torrent

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NihilistCaregiver 6 points ago +6 / -0

What did the rep say when you explained your reason for cancelling?

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Smith1980 [S] 17 points ago +17 / -0

Well it’s just a message box where they ask your reason. But like most modern day providers of entertainment I doubt they care that not everyone is a leftist.

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enevold 6 points ago +6 / -0

enjoy my fav copypasta:

raspberry 4. install raspian

  • openvpn to bundle all your dls so your inet still feels responsive for gaming
  • transmission for torrent
  • sonarr with jackett to automatically dl all your tv-series/anime
  • setup kodi on your clients with a mariadb as host on your raspberry
  • tvheadend with a tvcard so you got your tv/tvrecorder if you need such a thing
  • en.me*al-tracker.com if you listen to non-shit music
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TheRedThirst 2 points ago +2 / -0

en.me*al-tracker.com if you listen to non-shit music

based

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ionface 1 point ago +1 / -0

Do you connect to the media box remotely or just at home? It seems like the OVPN side needs some ports filtered. Raspi can handle the encryption?

Does sonarr or any of this have ads? I would recommend some sort of blacklist with local DNS in that case.

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enevold 2 points ago +2 / -0

just at home, i dont like it being open to everyone. but you could ofc make it accessible over the internet aswell.

i'm using a raspberry 4 for all the harddrives, database and torrenting and have the tv-setup with 2 tvcards on an older raspberry 3. never had any performance issues, even downclocked both of them.

sonarr is simply a webgui that you tell what series you want. it then looks through torrent sites and automatically adds them to your torrent client, copies them where you want, sorts them etc.