(Please read this post carefully for some clever clues embedded in the text listing some of the BOTNS-era TV shows that streamed on WAI)
In February, Warner Brothers--or whoever owns/runs Warner Archive Instant; it's not as clear as you would think considering WARNER is in the name--announced it was killing off its streaming site and transitioning subscribers to Filmstruck. We at BOTNS like movies. We watch movies. Sometimes we even like to watch movies. But Filmstruck is not TVStruck, and therefore we see this as a sad thing.
What is going to happen to all the rare television that is on (or has been on) WAI? Will we have to SEARCH for rare shows as if...almost as if we were a private eye like HARRY O? Will we feel as out of a place as a MAN FROM ATLANTIS on our quest for rare and interesting TV? Will we have to make a PRACTICE (Danny Thomas 1970s sitcom, not David E. Kelley legal show) of going without, or will we find a steady FLOw of it elsewhere?
I hope the loss of WAI doesn't force us to seek treatment at a MEDICAL CENTER. I saw at least 8 cool series through Warner Instant, but I would never say EIGHT IS ENOUGH in a case like this. I almost feel like our podcast listeners are getting the SHAFT here.
Oh, and by the way: THE JIMMY STEWART SHOW, McCLAIN'S LAW, BEYOND WESTWORLD, ALICE, LUCAN, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BATMAN. Furthermore, LOGAN'S RUN. In conclusion, THE YELLOW ROSE and FALCON CREST.
So there! Enjoy the playlist below, our little tribute to what WAI meant to us over the last few years. Note that as we mentioned on that episode, Search is kind of what started us on the road to creating BOTNS. Without WAI, there would be no...Well, I don't know if I would go that far, but there would be no Eight Is Enough episode, which would be a shame because we really liked doing that episode.