Video streaming is the wave of the future as people decide what they want to watch and when they want to watch it. But if you were a Simpsons fan, you essentially had to cobble together a bunch of different solutions to watch all the episodes you wanted when the whim struck you. Not anymore, though, thanks to FXX and its upcoming web portal.
Eat My Shorts!
To start with, the marathon is an absurd, record-breaking ten days, showing all 552 episodes plus the movie, in chronological order, starting at 10am August 21st and running twenty-four hours a day until 12 a.m. September 1st. Yes, there have been 552 episodes; that’s what happens when you rack up 25 seasons and are signed for a 26th.
Nobody is actually going to make it through all those episodes, but it’ll sure draw a lot of attention. And then, there’s Simpsons World.
Basically, if you’ve got a cable subscription, Simpsons World will put every possible episode of the show at your fingertips. It’s mildly annoying that cord-cutters are left out of the party, not least because they’d probably pay a dollar a month to access episodes of the show. You’ll even be able to create episode playlists and share them with friends, which seems a bit silly until you realize the show’s got a deep enough bench that this might actually work.
Fans may argue about the quality of the show, and whether or not it took a dive after one point or another. But there’s no arguing that The Simpsons is one of the most beloved shows on TV, and being able to access it at will has a lot of promise for those looking for quality TV. Unless you’re a cord-cutter, but we’ll assume the show will make fun of the attempt to gate it off from non-cable people at some point.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.