Some Good Eats fans posted “Yay!” and “Woohoo!!!! I am excited!!!!!” Not everyone received the news about a new season with jubilation, however.
A few comments asked if the news episodes were “only” available on Discovery+ or if they would also air on Food Network. This is a common concern, as LifeHacker noted in their ultimately positive take on Discovery+, that “signing up for every streaming service will cost you almost as much as a cable subscription, so is adding yet another one of them worth it?” Rolling Stone strains to argue that with a price lower than other services and a vast array of offerings, Discovery+ makes sense as a streaming subscription.
However, many Alton Brown fans on Twitter went further to express dismay that they probably cannot afford to watch the new program. An emblematic tweet sighed “I get you probably had zero choice about this, but I am done paying for streaming services. Hate to miss new episodes, but enough is enough.” Another said, “While I’m ecstatic that #GoodEatsTheReturn is continuing. Food Network & Discovery can take a hike.”
This isn’t the first time that fans have grown upset with the Food Network’s decision to stream on Discovery+. Simply, fans are frustrated that the streaming market is reaching its saturation point. As one user tweeted: “I already have two other ones and I won’t be paying another just to watch my favorite show. Major bummer!”