New (pay) streaming service is about as big a hit among viewers as Anfisa
Some “90 Day Fiancé” fans are definitely not adding Discovery+. (Though weirdly, none of the amateur Twitter critics have seemed to dub it “Discovery Minus” yet. It’s a hacky joke, but it’s right there.)
The beef seems to stem from the fact that certain “90 Day” content is being moved to the new pay streaming service, which costs $4.99 per month with ads or $6.99 for no commercials.
“I’m thoroughly disappointed. You took away [‘Pillow Talk’], the best part of the show, and locked it behind a paywall,” one of the more thoughtful (and less quick-to-swear, which helps us) social-media users posted. “The content has been slipping as of late, and the new couples aren’t as likable as the old ones. And now you want me to pay for it? Yikes.”
Others, like a Twitter user named Sherry Ells, let her raw feelings fly a bit more — but she still kept it pretty clean.
“Sorry I can’t afford your BS complete crap that we now have to pay for a show that WE THE FANS made popular all these years. It’s a kick in the face and dirty,” she posted. “It’s a big fat no.”
If the words don’t make Ells’ stance clear, her angry-face emoji and “American Idol” gif drove the point home. You can see that — and posts from a few other unhappy campers — towards the bottom of this story.
Among its reallocation of “90 Day” content, Discovery, Inc. has moved “The Other Way Strikes Back!” from TLC to Discovery+. The company also ordered three new “90 Day Fiancé” series for the streaming service. Below are those details, straight from the new SVOD (subscriber video on-demand) arm.
- “90 Day Bares All”: Get ready for your favorite “90 Day” couples to bare it all — the lies, the secrets and everything we couldn’t show on TV. Hosted by Shaun Robinson, this companion series to “90 Day Fiancé” will put cast members in the hot seat where they reveal pivotal new information and speak completely uncensored. Exclusive content, must-see footage and all the stories behind “90 Day Fiancé”!
- “90 Day Diaries”: An intimate look into the lives of our couples, told from their perspective. Without producers or crew, the cast members film themselves in their day-to-day lives as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the new challenges it brings to their relationships.
- “90 Day Journey”: The ultimate collection of “90 Day Fiancé” stories for the “90 Day” superfan are now on demand! Each curated mini-series is made up of every single scene a beloved couple has appeared in across each show in the “90 Day” Universe. Now fans can watch each couples’ story from the very beginning how and when they want to.
- “The Other Way Strikes Back!”: Viewers will get a fresh look at the duos fans have come to know and love, sharing their home lives, behind-the-scenes details missed by cameras and addressing some of the most outrageous, cringe-worthy moments, and sassy social media and pillow talk commentary of the second season of “The Other Way.”
The “90 Day Fiancé” universe has been a TV ratings darling for TLC, with many iterations dominating cable and even competing with broadcast television.
Readers can find more about Discovery+ here and see some of Monday’s Twitter backlash below.
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