by Anura Guruge
As of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Amazon Prime started offering a slew of ‘premium’ TV channels on a monthly subscription fee basis.
As far as I can see all these TV channels, 25 in total, are being offered on a 1-month FREE ‘try-it-and-see’ subscription basis and Amazon, cutely, does NOT specify the monthly price for any …
The Starz and Showtime prices at $8.99/month are not bad.
1. Starz = $8.99 per month
2. Showtime = $8.99 per month
3. Acorn TV = $4.99 per month
(per ascending order of price)
4. Fear Factory = $2.99 per month
5. RingTV = $2.99 per month
6. Dove Channel = $2.99 per month
7. Warriors and Gangsters = $2.99 per month
8. Monsters and Nightmares = $2.99 per month
9. Film Forum = $2.99 per month
10. IndieFlix Shorts = $2.99 per month
11. Comedy Central Stand-up Plus = $3.99 per month
12. LifeTime Movie Club = $3.99 per month
13. DramaFever Instant = $3.99 per month
14. ScreenJunkies = $4.99 per month
15. Shudder = $4.99 per month
16. ConTV = $4.99 per month
17. Cinefest = $4.99 per month
18. Tribeca Shortlist = $4.99 per month
19. UMC = $4.99 per month
20. CuriosityStream = $5.99 per month
21. HooplaKidz = $5.99 per month
22. Acacia TV = $6.99 per month
23. SundanceNow Doc Club = $6.99 per month
24. Ello Concerts. = $7.99 per month
25. Gaia = $9.95 per month
Bakers On American ABC “Great Holiday Baking Show” Nowhere As Good As Those On “Great British Bake Off”.
by Anura Guruge
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We have now watched the first two episodes and we are all in agreement that the 6 American bakers on the ABC show are nowhere near as good as any of the bakers that have appeared in the iconic (and now widely aped) “The Great British Bake Off“.
Given that I, a Brit through-and-through, am always biased, I didn’t say anything about this to begin with. But the two kids having devoured all the episodes of Seasons 4 to 6 (the latter on YouTube) not only adore the British show but are now in the ranks of the cognoscente. They were the first to comment on this halfway through episode 1. Deanna concurred.
I heard the same refrain from the 3 ‘girls’ during episode 2. I have to agree. Bar Lauren Katz who is in a class by herself the others don’t appear to have the expertise, technique, experience or finesse of those that have appeared in the BBC shows. Some of the creations in the ABC show have been laughable if not downright pitiful. Just goes to make you appreciate how lucky we have been with the BBC show.
Good news: there are tons of episodes of the BBC show on YouTube.
by Anura Guruge
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