On Monday morning, social media was disappointed to find that Netflix would not continue streaming That 70s Show (story HERE). The program ran for eight seasons from 1998-2006. It has had a long run on syndication and is still airing on a lot of channels you can probably pick up over the air. Including Laff (link HERE).
If you’ve been able to get this program with little resistance for the last 14 years, why would Netflix want to hold on to it?
This isn’t the first time that Netflix has upset viewers with a change. It also happened with “Friends” and the layoff from that show has been 17 years.
And it’s going to happen again with “The Office”.
The difference here, is That 70s show had a rough few final seasons. People left. Roles changed.
And it shows. Friends and The Office got these grand send-offs. Foreman and our buddies didn’t. The good times were there but everything had been done fairly quick with our buddies from Wisconsin (where I’m currently calling home).
There is a pretty big bright side here too.
Which is that it’s very likely you’re going to have access to this program on a free streaming service soon.
When that happens, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Until then, you can also use this opportunity to explore some newer programs. Much of the last decade has been the golden age of television. There is a lot of good stuff to watch.
And you can know that you’re buddies from the 70s will never be too far away.