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I just canceled this streaming service — and I didn’t want to

I wouldn’t say all good streaming services have been cancelled, because God knows some people will never get away with their Netflix for a little FOMO, but I’ve hit a weird wall with one of my favorite streaming services of the year. . I kept checking the app this morning, hoping something would change. A detected error will be corrected. It wasn’t.

But first, let’s rewind a bit. I canceled Netflix earlier this year (and I wasn’t alone: ​​Netflix subscriber issues are bad and other streaming service cancellations are on the rise). But I left because I didn’t have the things I wanted. What I want? I was still catching all the big shows I needed to watch, and they had just lost Halt and Catch Fire, one of the most underrated shows in recent AMC history.

Overshadowed by Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, and countless other Netflix shows (like Netflix’s #1 new show or movie: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes), Halt and Catch Fire are too good to miss (like some movies) to air this week our new movie list). However, it’s an alternate story of the rise of the personal computer and the internet, a premise that some people sleep on. I was one of them and I even let it slip through my fingers while I was on Netflix, I just started the last season and before I got distracted.

And so I followed it to AMC Plus, a $8.99 per month Streaming service with Stop and Catch Fire, and then some. There were even episodes of the fourth season of Killing Eve a week before it aired on regular AMC. I thought I needed to keep “finding room” in my budget for that. What would I do Happily.

But then the most anticipated show of the year changed everything.

Streaming services create expectations

AMC Plus

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AMC Plus and I soon found ourselves in a “Don’t fool me once, fool me twice” situation. I returned to Netflix to watch the hit Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, which focused on how lawyer Jimmy McGill became the vile Saul Goodman. Tom’s Guide praised Better Call Saul as one of the best shows on television, and I finally started watching it.

But for some reason none of these seasons were available on AMC’s own streaming services, so I had to switch back to Netflix. Yep, even in the past few months that Better Call Saul season 5 hasn’t been on Netflix – only on paid video on demand – it wasn’t yet on AMC Plus. I’m still shocked that AMC’s best show right now is somehow not on AMC Plus. What could it be without AMC Plus?

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill and Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul

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But I had AMC Plus stay ahead of the curve in the final (and frustratingly lackluster) season of Killing Eve. This drop in quality in the series, which ended with an ending where I felt almost nothing, made me wonder if I needed AMC Plus.

And so Better Call Saul was about to premiere at the end of season 6. I did my research and found out it’s coming to AMC and AMC Plus. So I started to develop an expectation that the extra-long premiere of Better Call Saul – scheduled for 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET – would bring a Killing Eve.

(LR) Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve _ Season 4, Basic Art - Photo Credits:

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After years of covering TV broadcasts for Tom’s Guide, I knew Killing Eve wasn’t abnormal. This early release schedule was also the case for The Walking Dead Season 11, Episode 2, and Fear The Walking Dead.

But then I saw all the marketing material for the Season 6 premiere of Better Call Saul and there was no reference to the first few episodes. But I wasn’t ready to say they cheated on me twice. Not just because they claim otherwise, but because I can think of another reason to keep the AMC Plus.

The last straw of my AMC Plus subscription

Waking up (hopefully) is a very tedious process. But on Monday morning I woke up with intention. Better Call Saul intends to see if the first episodes of season 6 arrive sooner. Sure, many popular streaming services with their linear streaming counterparts stream their episodes at the same time as the stream — Euphoria, for example — but I’ve seen Killing Eve episodes come first thing in the morning. Which got me thinking, “There’s still a possible chance I’ll be able to keep the AMC Plus”.

Why? Because, dear reader, as we go from Season 5 to Season 6, someone from AMC has decided that Better Call Saul is Mondays. And unfortunately for me, 9pm ET on Mondays is a very crowded time due to my personal TV habits. I didn’t want to have to choose between Jimmy “Saul Goodman” McGill and “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, who had recently made WWE’s Monday Night Raw so much more appealing.

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul

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Unfortunately, AMC Plus didn’t have Better Call Saul. This made me realize that AMC Plus will only be released with AMC. Great for those without AMC but I have Sling TV.

There I was, ready to finally kick the AMC Plus to the curb. Yes, AMC collects content from BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, but it has broken the way it airs other shows. I took a look at the app, thought about some of its contents, and then realized I was done.

At a time when I couldn’t throw a stone without talking about inflation and Netflix was raising prices and I actually found a reason to buy Paramount Plus? Constantly asking these services, “What are you doing for me today?” I can’t help but look at him with his mentality. Sure, you’ve held me well over the past few months and maybe I’ll give up (cancel and come back), but there’s no need to stick with any streaming service if I don’t have something for you right now.

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I just canceled this streaming service — and I didn’t want to

I can’t say that all good streaming services get canceled, because lord knows some people will never get rid of their Netflix out of a bit of FOMO, but I just hit a weird wall with one of my personal favorite streaming services of the year. I kept checking the app this morning, hoping that something would change. That a perceived wrong would be righted. It was not.
But let’s rewind a bit first. Back at the start of the year, I canceled Netflix (and I wasn’t alone: Netflix’s subscribers troubles are bad, and other streaming service cancelations are on the rise as well). I left, though, because it simply didn’t have the stuff I wanted. What did I want? Well, I was playing catch-up on all the big shows that I needed to still see, and they had just lost Halt and Catch Fire, one of the more underrated dramas in AMC’s recent history. 
Overshadowed by Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, and countless other Netflix shows (such as Netflix’s new No. 1 show or movie: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes), Halt and Catch Fire is too good to miss (just like some of the films on our list of the new movies to stream this week). That said, it’s an alternative history of the rise of the personal computer and the internet, which is a premise that some folks slept on. I was one of them, and I had even let it slip through my fingers when it was at Netflix, only starting the final season before mindlessly getting distracted.
And so I tracked it down to AMC Plus, an $8.99 per month streaming service that had Halt and Catch Fire, and then some. It even had Killing Eve season 4 episodes a week before they aired on regular AMC. I thought I was just going to have to keep “finding the room” in my budget for it. Which I would have done happily. 
But then my most anticipated show of the year changed everything. 
Streaming services create expectations

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AMC Plus and I soon found ourselves in “fool me once, don’t fool me twice” situation. I returned to Netflix to watch Better Call Saul — the beloved prequel series to Breaking Bad that focuses on how lawyer Jimmy McGill became the sleazy Saul Goodman. Tom’s Guide has praised Better Call Saul as one of the best shows on TV, and I was finally tuning in. 
But for some reason AMC didn’t have any of those seasons on its own streaming service, so I had to go back to Netflix. Yes, even during the recent months when Better Call Saul season 5 wasn’t on Netflix — only on paid video on demand — it still wasn’t on AMC Plus. I am still kind of shocked that AMC’s best current show, somehow, wasn’t on AMC Plus. How is AMC Plus supposed to become something if that doesn’t happen? 

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But, I kept AMC Plus to stay ahead of the curve on the final (and frustratingly lackluster), season of Killing Eve. That quality dip in the series, which saw a finale that I barely felt anything about, pushed me closer to wondering if I needed AMC Plus.
And, then, Better Call Saul season 6 was finally about to debut. I did my research, and found that it was going to arrive on both AMC and AMC Plus. So I began to develop an expectation that Better Call Saul’s extra long debut — scheduled for 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET — was going to pull a Killing Eve.

(Image credit: Claire Rothstein/BBCA)
Having covered TV releases for Tom’s Guide for years now, I knew that Killing Eve was no anomaly. This early release schedule had been happening for The Walking Dead season 11 part 2 and Fear The Walking Dead too.
But then I saw all of the marketing materials for Better Call Saul’s season 6 premiere, and no reference to early episodes was there. But I wasn’t ready to say they fooled me twice. Not only because they never claimed otherwise, but because I could think of one other reason to keep AMC Plus.
The last straw for my AMC Plus subscription
Waking up is a (hopefully) very boring process. But on Monday morning, I woke up with intent. The intent to see if Better Call Saul season 6’s first episodes could have arrived early. Sure, many popular streaming services that have linear broadcast counterparts debut their episodes at the same time as they broadcast — Euphoria, for example — but I’d seen Killing Eve episodes arrive first thing in the morning. Which made me think “there’s still a possible chance I could keep AMC Plus.”
Why? Because, dear reader, on the way from season 5 to season 6, someone at AMC decided that Better Call Saul belonged on Mondays. And unfortunately for me, 9 p.m. ET on Mondays is a very crowded timeslot due to my own personal TV habits. I didn’t want to have to choose between Jimmy “Saul Goodman” McGill and “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, who has just recently made WWE’s Monday Night Raw a far more compelling show. 

(Image credit: AMC)
Alas, AMC Plus didn’t have Better Call Saul. Which made me realize that AMC Plus was only going to air it alongside AMC. Which is great for people who don’t have AMC, but I have Sling TV. 
So, there I was, ready to finally kick AMC Plus to the curb. Yes, it collects content from AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, but it broke from how it aired other shows. I skimmed through the app, considered some of its content, and then I realized I was done.
In a moment where I can’t throw a rock without hitting a conversation about inflation, and when Netflix is raising prices and I actually found a reason to get Paramount Plus? I can’t help but constantly look at these services with the mindset of “what are you doing for me today?” Sure, you kept me well during the last months, and maybe I’ll churn (cancel and come back), but there’s no need to stick with any streaming service if it’s got nothing for you right now. 
In other streaming news, it looks like Apple TV Plus may be set to score the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket. This could be huge for the rapidly growing streaming service. Plus, here’s the one Roku setting I wish I’d known to turn off and how I fixed the Roku bug that hid all my apps.

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