Rath Darkblade wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:20 am
Actually, no. I just looked up "The Queen's Gambit" in wikipedia - they say it "...begins mid-1950s and proceeding into the 1960s, the story is about an orphaned chess prodigy on her rise to the top of the chess world while struggling with emotional problems and drug and alcohol dependency."
This is exactly when Fischer was beginning to make his mark in the chess world. He burst onto the scene in 1956, winning the Game of the Century
against GM (Grandmaster) Donald Byrne in the US Championship of that year.
Huh. Okay, that's weird, for some reason I thought Fischer was only notable during the 1970s. Maybe I got it wrong because he became the World Chess Champion in 1972 or maybe I was thinking of someone else.
Whatever the case, I'd definitely look into The Queen's Gambit if you have Netflix. If you've never subscribed to Netflix before then the first month is probably free. I say "probably" because I don't know for sure. Maia and I subscribed to Netflix a long time ago and their practices could've changed, and even then, it may be different for Australia.
MusicallyInspired wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:02 pm
I wouldn't say this most other places, but just stream it somewhere like Putlocker. That's honestly what we did at first right up until about a week ago when I actually pulled the trigger on Disney+ anyway as there's so much great past content on there for the kids....and admittedly my own personal nostalgia. lol (I was a sucker for the old Disney Afternoon cartoons)
Can't say I really trust Putlocker or other illegitimate streaming sites like it, but it's an idea nonetheless. It might be worth it to check out the first episode of The Mandalorian. No point in subscribing if we don't like the show.
Other than that... I could see the value of Disney+ if you're on a nostalgia kick or you have kids (which Maia and I do not).
Tawmis wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:50 am
I can't say enough good things about the Mandalorian. It really is a fantastic show.
And because of Mandalorian, I am now watching STAR WARS REBELS which I never watched [...] it's going to allow me to watch CLONE WARS next (I know I am watching it out of order, and that CLONE WARS is before REBELS - but you know what? We watched the movies out of order too, seeing IV, V an V before I, II and III ever came out!)
We might look into Disney+ once we've completely exhausted everything we're interested in watching on Netflix and Amazon. Maybe by then there will be some other Star Wars shows on there, and possibly some MCU shows as well.
Tawmis wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:50 am
And like MI, there's other cartoons they have on there, that I loved (Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends, Gargoyles) both of which I've already powered through once - X-Men: The Animated Series is on there (I own the DVDs, but nice background "noise" sometimes), and I've watched some of the other Marvel cartoons I didn't bother watching before (some of the Spider-Man ones, the FF ones are horrid).
I remember Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends as a kid, and it always confused me because Spider-Man sounded exactly like Bumblebee from Transformers. There was a good reason for that: they were played by the same voice actor, Dan Gilvezan.
On that note, it also confused me — again, as a kid — when Cobra Commander and Duke (from GI JOE) sounded exactly like Starscream and Prowl (from Transformers). It never occurred me to at the time that they were voiced by the same actors, Chris Latta for Starscream and Cobra Commander and Michael Bell for Duke and Prowl.
Fun Fact: Frank Welker, the voice actor who plays Fred Jones in Scooby-Doo also voices Megatron in Transformers. He changes his voice for the two characters, but if you listen closely, you can hear Fred at times when Megatron speaks. It's weird.
I'd look into that if Hulu was available in Canada. According to Wikipedia, Hulu felt the market was too small to bother with in Canada.
Admittedly, Canada has a relatively small population (roughly 30 million people, which is less than the state of California) on a huge land mass that's second only to Russia in geographic size, so sometimes supply-chain difficulties alone can be enough dissuade companies.
Target, for instance, briefly came up to Canada but failed because they didn't understand the inherent supply-chain challenges in an immense country with a smallish population.