CBS ALL ACCESS 1 month free: so much more than Picard!

CBS ALL ACCESS 1 month free: so much more than Picard!

I would say that


has been using Star Trek: Picard (a sequel series to Star Trek: The Next Generation) as the main attraction for their subser (subscription service). Since they are giving away a month free right now, with no obligation, I thought I’d try it (despite having enough to watch) to see what else it has.

I was pleasantly surprised!

Let me say first that they made signing up for it easy. The “coupon code” (ALL, in this case), was already filled in for me. I pretty much just put in my contact and payment information, and that was it. I can cancel before the month is up and pay nothing. I told Alexa to remind me a couple of days…I plan to cancel.

Now, as to content:

Of course, they have their original…Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, The Twilight Zone (remake)…

I also knew they would have older shows, but that turned out to be a better selection than I thought. Some things that caught my eye:

  • Archie’s Weird Mysteries, a cartoon with the Riverdale gang
  • Beauty and the Beast (the Linda Hamilton/Ron Perlman version
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Brain Dead
  • Cheers
  • Danger Mouse
  • Danny Phantom
  • Extant
  • Family Ties
  • Fraser
  • Gunsmoke
  • Happy Days
  • The original and remake Hawaii Five-O
  • I Love Lucy
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Jericho
  • The Legend of Korra
  • The original and remake MacGyver
  • Madam Secretary
  • Medium
  • Mission: Impossible (the original series, yes, starting with the Dan Briggs episodes)
  • The original and (recent) remake The Odd Couple
  • Perry Mason
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Melissa Joan Hart)
  • Scorpion
  • Lots of Star Trek, including The Animated Sereis
  • Strange Angel
  • Taxi
  • Tell Me a Story
  • Touched By an Angel
  • The original Twilight Zone (in addition to the remake)
  • The original Twin Peaks
  • Under the Dome
  • Wings
  • Young Sheldon

Quite a bit there that is bingeable…and I didn’t mention game/reality shows.

There was also live TV, but another good opportunity during your free month is movies. I did check, and they appear to be unedited…by that I mean they haven’t had the racy/violent parts removed, such as would have happened in the old days if they were broadcast on CBS over the air.

Some of those:

  • The American President
  • Awakenings (with Robert De Niro & Robin Williams)
  • The Big Chill
  • Clockwork Orange
  • The Craft
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Escape from New York
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • Funny Girl
  • Gattaca
  • The Gift (with Cate Blachett)
  • Godzilla 2000
  • The Iron Giant
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • The Mothman Prophecies
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • My Girl
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Pretty in Pink
  • The Prince of Tides
  • The Professional
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Single White Female
  • The Social Network
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • St. Elmo’s Fire
  • Stand By Me
  • Star Trek IV (the original crew…time travel to San Francisco), VIII, VIII, X
  • Starship Troopers (that’s the reason I know they didn’t bowdlerize them…that famous scene was still there)
  • Starshine Cleaning
  • Tin Cup
  • You’ve Got Mail

All in all, I don’t expect to get through everything I’d like to see in a month…but there’s still no obligation. 😉

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