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I’m going to be honest … I’m not mad; I’m just disappointed. I thought I was going to have a little more time with my favorite movies and shows before they had to make the dreaded journey off of your service. And it could not come at a worse time. With other networks releasing their own streaming services, these departures must be devastating blows to your income, especially when services like the new Disney+ are only $7 a month while your Premium is $16 a month. The cost is really important because I know I’m going to be getting movies like “Moana” or other classic masterpieces on Disney’s service, but I know I’m not getting the best content on yours.
I know it is difficult to get the rights to movies and TV shows, but you need to be able to keep up with your competitors. Disney is coming out with new lines of Star Wars, Marvel, and even a “High School Musical” TV show. Right now, the only Netflix Original show I want to watch is “Stranger Things,” and you haven’t exactly been giving the public the best shows lately. I looked through your original shows and movies and saw nothing that even sparked the slightest interest. Movies such as “Tall Girl” has terrible reviews, and you’ve stopped producing shows like “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage.” I was so desperate, I even looked in the forigen language shows. I feel like I haven’t been your main focus; you seem to be really concerned with producing a lot of low quality shows really quickly rather than making me happy.
If I’m telling the truth, I don’t know if I can put up with you much longer. With shows like “The Office,” “Friends,” and others leaving in 2020, there isn’t going to be much left for me to watch. I will be stuck with either low quality, budget shows or sequel movies I’m not interested in. I don’t understand why I have to sit here and deal with this.
With the release of Disney+ less than a week away, it might be time for us to go our separate ways … I think its time for me to start seeing other services, but I don’t know. I want to say, “It’s not you, it’s me”… but I simply can’t. It’s obvious we’ve grown apart in these past few months, and I don’t know if our relationship can be saved.
We’ve had a good run, Netflix, but like all good movies and TV shows, there must be a finale. I’ll forever remember our long nights of binging “The Office” until two in the morning. You will always be a part of my heart and my memories. Thanks for everything.
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