Some “90 Day Fiancé” fans are definitely not signing up for Discovery+. (Though weirdly, none of the amateur Twitter critics have seemed to dub it “Discovery Minus” yet. It’s a hacky joke, but it’s right there.)
The beef seems to stem from the fact that certain “90 Day” content is being moved to the new pay streaming service, which costs $4.99 per month with ads or $6.99 for no commercials.
“Sorry I can’t afford your BS complete crap that we now have to pay for a show that WE THE FANS made popular all these years. It’s a kick in the face and dirty,” a Twitter user named Sherry Ells posted. “It’s a big fat no.”
If the words don’t make Ells’ stance clear, her angry-face emoji and “American Idol” GIF drove the point home. You can see that — and posts from a few other unhappy campers — at the bottom of this story.
Among its exclusive “90 Day” content, Discovery+ gets “The Other Way Strikes Back!” and three new “90 Day Fiancé” series. Below are those show details, straight from the new SVOD (subscriber video on-demand) arm.
- “90 Day Bares All”: Get ready for your favorite “90 Day” couples to bare it all — the lies, the secrets and everything we couldn’t show on TV. Hosted by Shaun Robinson, this companion series to “90 Day Fiancé” will put cast members in the hot seat where they reveal pivotal new information and speak completely uncensored. Exclusive content, must-see footage and all the stories behind “90 Day Fiancé”!
- “90 Day Diaries”: An intimate look into the lives of our couples, told from their perspective. Without producers or crew, the cast members film themselves in their day-to-day lives as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the new challenges it brings to their relationships.
- “90 Day Journey”: The ultimate collection of “90 Day Fiancé” stories for the “90 Day” superfan are now on demand! Each curated mini-series is made up of every single scene a beloved couple has appeared in across each show in the “90 Day” Universe. Now fans can watch each couple’s story from the very beginning how and when they want to.
- “The Other Way Strikes Back!”: Viewers will get a fresh look at the duos fans have come to know and love, sharing their home lives, behind-the-scenes details missed by cameras and addressing some of the most outrageous, cringe-worthy moments, and sassy social media and pillow talk commentary of the second season of “The Other Way.”
The “90 Day Fiancé” universe has been a TV ratings darling for TLC, with many iterations dominating cable and even competing with broadcast television.
Readers can find more about Discovery+ here and see some of Monday’s Twitter backlash below.
#90DayFiance Sorry I can’t afford your BS 😡 complete crap that we now have to pay for a show that WE THE FANS made popular all these years. It’s a kick in the face and dirty. It’s a big fat no. #DiscoveryPlus pic.twitter.com/5V7pKf4h4Z
— Sherry Ells (@SherryElls) January 4, 2021
— queensbee (@queensbee4) January 4, 2021
There is ABSOLUTELY nothing I've heard in 5 minutes that would make me want to pay for #DiscoveryPlus for #90DayFiance this was the wrong person to try and hook people into ..but what do I know ? pic.twitter.com/TTRd7fWX00
— Species 6291 (@WaywardOrpheus) January 4, 2021
#90DayFiance #DiscoveryPlus I’m thoroughly disappointed. You took away pillow talk, the best part of the show, and locked it behind a paywall. The content has been slipping as of late, and the new couples aren’t as likable as the old ones. And now you want me to pay for it?Yikes
— Tea laBleu (@LableuTea) January 4, 2021
(The above tweet is technically incorrect about “Pillow Talk.” That series has not been moved, it is just not currently airing new episodes on cable. Its library content is available on Discovery+.)
— Liz 🇺🇸 (@LizLiz2021) January 4, 2021
Dear @Discovery: it’s a miracle we still have a roof over our head and can afford cable after this year. Plz don’t withhold the good shit to extort an additional $5/mo. Enough- read the room ppl! #discoveryplus #readtheroom #discovery #90dayfiance
— Jessica Speer (@Yesss_Ms_Jess) January 4, 2021
— LaKeSoLo (@LaKeSoLo_) January 4, 2021
— M!D!S (@M_A_LINDA) January 4, 2021