September 28, 2023

Paramount Plus, the streaming service previously referred to as CBS All Entry, might be one of many extra underrated streaming platforms obtainable proper now. It contains the CBS community’s TV library, mixed with NFL on CBS (critically, at no additional price), the treasure trove of Viacom content material (which incorporates Nickelodeon, MTV, and VH1), and Paramount-produced function movies. This implies Paramount Plus can entertain all kinds of tastes, from wine mothers to soccer uncles and each jaded Millennial, Xennial, and Gen Z teen in between. And at $4.99 per 30 days with advertisements, the worth ain’t too unhealthy, both. For those who’re seeking to give Paramount Plus a attempt, listed below are some exhibits to get you began.

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New subscribers can get 50 p.c off of their first yr utilizing the provide code WINTER50 earlier than January 2nd, 2023. Month-to-month plans are additionally obtainable if you happen to don’t need to decide to a full yr: $4.99 / month for Important, $9.99 / month for Premium.

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My husband, a lot to his eternal chagrin, is a diehard Cleveland Browns fan. However since we don’t pay for cable or personal an over-the-air receiver, watching video games at residence has been all however not possible. We had been, due to this fact, stunned to seek out out that, since Browns video games are broadcast on CBS, we may watch them on Paramount Plus — which certain beats our earlier technique for watching video games (which I cannot elucidate right here).

The Halo TV present was an fascinating experiment in adapting one of the crucial well-liked online game franchises on the planet. It took some questionable liberties with canon, created some wholly laughable plot factors, and answered for good and all of the query of “Does Grasp Chief bone?” That mentioned, if you happen to’re a Halo fan, it’s an honest watch, if for nothing else than actually cool Mjolnir armor motion and greatest Spartan woman Kai-125.

I’ve been a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race since season one again in 2009. However when the present transitioned from being obtainable totally free on to cable station VH1, I missed out as a result of regardless of how a lot I beloved the present, it wasn’t definitely worth the exorbitant worth of cable. That almost all seasons of Drag Race and all of its spinoff, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, can be found on Paramount Plus means I can atone for the years that I’ve missed. It has been a lifesaver in my family as a result of we love that Drag Race isn’t over-produced like most different actuality competitors exhibits, and it’s enjoyable watching lovely and infrequently bitchy queens primarily play costume up.

I do know Nickelodeon is just not a present, however Paramount Plus gaining access to Viacom’s prolific programming library implies that I can rewatch all of the Nickelodeon exhibits of my youth — All That, Kenan and Kel, Guts, Nick Arcade, Legends of the Hidden Temple, SpongeBob SquarePants, and lots of others — with grownup eyes. And guess what — they nonetheless maintain up actually, rather well. 

Identical goes for MTV. My afternoons as a tween / teen had been dominated by no matter was on MTV after I bought residence from faculty. MTV can also be residence to one of many very first (and arguably greatest) actuality exhibits, The Actual World, introducing Ruthie, Puck, and Teck, who had been family names the best way Kim, Khloe, and Kris Jenner are actually.

Music documentaries are at all times an enchanting watch. Whereas Paramount Plus doesn’t have the sequence’ full slate of episodes that aired on VH1 “again within the day,” the reboot, that includes profiles on Ricky Martin, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, and Huey Lewis, nonetheless proves as addicting to observe as its predecessor. Moreover, what millennial doesn’t wanna atone for the musical acts that dominated their adolescence, like Bret Michaels and Fats Joe?

Whereas the a number of Star Trek spinoffs on Paramount Plus seem to be bare makes an attempt to money in on the historical past and status of the Star Trek identify, they’re truly considerate, entertaining, and fairly first rate exhibits. Star Trek: Decrease Decks is among the animated spinoffs chronicling the inside lives of the Purple Shirts, who Captain Kirk so usually despatched to their deaths. The present’s fairly humorous and options frequent references to the bigger Trek canon that you simply don’t at all times have to grasp to get pleasure from.

Jackass’ humor has remained crude and gross and borderline offensive for 20 years now, and I nonetheless, nonetheless almost piss myself laughing every time I watch. The newest film, Jackass Endlessly, is the funniest film of 2022, bar none. I laughed so onerous I nearly stopped respiration a number of occasions. There’s something inexplicably candy about the best way these males enjoyment of hurting themselves and others in a approach that’s truly healthful regardless of the gruesomeness on show.