When it comes to entertainment, it’s safe to say that there’s never a shortage of things to watch, read, play, or do. We’re living in a new golden age of entertainment. However, this comes with a downside. Sometimes, it can seem like there’s simply too many options. Too much to watch, too many ways to watch. It can feel like a slog simply browsing Netflix for a “good enough” movie to go with your dinner, for instance. However, the more fundamental problem is not in the amount of content available but, rather, criteria that are too broad. Simply knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each way to view will help you focus your search and more easily find something to watch that suits your mood. Here are the need to know details.
First and foremost, let me say that new isn’t always the best. There’s still plenty working in favor of a good old fashioned trip to the movies. Movie theaters are becoming something of a relic these days. Less people go in for watching one of the few movies available at a given time, traveling to the local theater, and not even being able to pause the movie when nature calls, or simply to get a snack. However, I would argue that a certain flavor of movie absolutely still warrants the trip. Of course, I mean blockbusters. Blockbusters are, of course, larger than life action movies that tend to come out during the Summer season, and these movies are, in my opinion, best viewed on the silver screen. So, why not get dressed to the nines in a fresh new look from Express, grab some friends, and go out for a night on the town?
Next, it comes down to streaming services. Here’s how I see it, and this may be controversial. First and foremost, I think it’s safe to say that Netflix “wins” the original content game. So, if you see “Netflix Original” in the description, it’s usually a winner. However, I find myself returning to Hulu more often for syndicated content. Make of that what you will, but strictly speaking in terms of the amount of content that I’m interested in, Hulu’s the place to go, but I can’t overstate how brilliant some of the Netflix original content is. Bojak Horseman is especially worth a watch, being a surprisingly smart, and dark, TV show for being about a bunch of talking animals.