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I just want to watch Farscape, it’s fucking 2023!

For €150 a month, you can't find what you want to watch

This is a repost I made in March 2023 from my French blog. It is still relevant today.

This morning, I was looking for names for a server I need to rename under, I needed some inspiration and I turned to science fiction TV series.

I came across the Farscape wikipedia page and remembered that Ben Browder, as John Crichton, was one of the few men who marked my gay adolescence, and that I loved the series.

As it’s 2023, I’ve been looking for a streaming service that might have the Farscape catalogue. You won’t be shocked by the results:

I asked ChatGPT to sell me the benefits of streaming because I must be misunderstanding what’s going on.

Here are the general benefits of video streaming services:

Convenience: With streaming services, you can watch your favourite TV shows and movies anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. You don’t have to worry about tracking DVDs or paying for cable TV, and you can pause, rewind or fast-forward your content at your convenience.

Variety: Streaming services offer a vast library of content, including TV shows, movies and original programming, which means you’re likely to find something to suit your taste. What’s more, streaming services often have a mix of old and new content, so you can discover new shows or films while watching old favourites.

Cost-effectiveness: Streaming services are often more cost-effective than traditional cable or satellite TV subscriptions. Many services offer monthly or annual subscription plans that are more affordable than cable or satellite TV packages, and you can often choose the content you want to watch and pay only for that.

Personalisation: Streaming services often use algorithms to analyse your viewing habits and recommend content that you are likely to enjoy. This means that over time, the service will be more tailored to your preferences and you’ll spend less time looking for something to watch.

Ad-free: Many streaming services offer ad-free viewing, which means you can watch your favourite content without interruption. This can make the viewing experience more enjoyable and save you time as you don’t have to watch adverts.

Overall, video streaming services offer a convenient, affordable and personalised way to watch your favourite TV shows and movies.

Stolen content regurgitated by ChatGPT

Even Jeff Bezos, a man famed for being an ethical being of God-like greatness, put it this way

Prime is a [part of Amazon] that hundreds of millions of consumers are familiar with. I think we’re living in a golden age of television. If you go back in time, even just five years, you couldn’t find great talent to make TV series or, if you could, it was a rare thing. But the situation has changed completely.

Jeff Bezos, rich jerk

The only way for me to watch this series is to get a pirate copy (that’s a sarcastic reaction if you’re reading this at Hadopi) because it seems the mega corporations have removed the series from the internet for tax deduction reasons. Fucking marvellous, we can’t even watch the series we love while corporations burn our planet 🫶.

Anyway, the server is named Moya, the name of the living ship in the series.