Apaprently so. In what's being called Streamageddon by people who like giving sensationalistic titles to things, a number of films and television series belonging to Warner Bros., MGM, and Universal will disappear from the 'Flix tomorrow, opting instead for Warner Archive Instant, which, despite probably being the future of how studios are gonna approach this whole streaming thing, sounds pretty terrible.
In total, there are going to be 1,794 titles taken off of Netflix. You can check out the exhaustive list here, but here are some of the most notable:
- Dr. No
- ALL OF the Bob the Builder and Barney Titles
- Big Daddy
- Basically just a shit ton of inconsequential titles you have never heard of.
But of course, as King in the North Robb Stark would probably tell you, its the principle of the whole thing that matters. And if we think this is bad, the end of May might bring even more terrible news–Netflix is reportedly letting their deal with Viacom expire, meaning that unless deals with individual shows are reached, all the good stuff from Nickelodeon, MTV, and BET will also be leaving Netflix.
In other news, our own Andy Moore is hosting a Big Daddy streaming party tonight, and you should totally take him up on it because I'm pretty sure he was joking.
I will be hosting a Big Daddy watch party tonight for anyone interested in watching before Netflix kills it tomorrow. gothamist.com/2013/04/30/179…
— Andy Moore (@andykmoore) April 30, 2013