Hi, so, can we talk about the rise of nostalgia-driven streaming entertainment and the genius that is DisneyPlus?
See, in a very real sense, my eyes rolled at the announcement of DisneyPlus. I looked to my brother in exacerbation. My mind had instinctually arrived at the conclusion that taking all of their movies and shows from other streaming services and putting it behind, yet another paywall was entertainment suicide. If not from pure frustration of, surely people would be limited in their consumption, or maybe they would simply turn to those alternative pirating avenues.
But then something interesting happened: they boosted their launch with the announcement of original shows. At that moment I sat intrigued because, sure, they would still battle the pirates, but in all honestly, that didn’t really matter. They had something better, the balls and good sense to appeal to the parts of us that can’t help but hang on to the fuzzy memory stores of our brains.