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New streaming service Disney+ came to New Zealand on 19 November. On offer will be a wide range of content, from classic animated movies to more recent blockbusters and even entirely new series and movies. One of the new series is The World According to Jeff Goldblum, a docuseries featuring the beloved actor as host.
Disney+ is already live in the US, Canada and Netherlands. Opening day saw such a high demand with 10 million subscribers, that the site couldn’t quite cope. So hopefully the issues that plagued it will be resolved by launch, which seems likely thanks to New Zealand’s later release date.
Until then, there’s plenty to of time to plan your Disney+ watchlist. Besides Disney content, the service will offer titles from Pixar, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox and Marvel, which means that subscribers will have plenty to binge.
Some content may not be available in New Zealand immediately due to ongoing broadcast agreements. Fortunately all new shows and movies exclusive to the platform will stream right on schedule. Disney+ has a 7-day free trial on offer, after which it will cost $9.99/month.
The first two episodes of The World According to Jeff Goldblum should be available on Disney+ when the platform launched in New Zealand on 19 November. After that, episodes will be released on a weekly basis.
At its core, The World According to Jeff Goldblum is a show about curiosity. Viewers can follow the host as he tackles everyday concepts he finds fascinating like sneakers, ice cream and tattoos. He’ll try to find more about the subject by contacting experts in the field, engaging in experiments and letting viewers in on what he’s learned.
Umm, Jeff Goldblum, the celebrated actor, overall enthusiastic dude was widely regarded as the Internet’s boyfriend before Keanu Reeves swept in and stole the title away. You might know him from movies like Jurassic Park, The Fly, Independence Day and more recently, Thor: Ragnarok.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, yes. The docuseries currently has an 80% score, which translates to positive reviews. Critics mostly describe the show as feel-good and delightful, praising Goldblum for his enthusiasm and charisma.
The series was initially developed for National Geographic before moving over Jeff Goldblum’s world meshed with Disney+. That’s probably due to its nature. As a lot of critics pointed out, the series is more enjoyable than educational.
You’ll likely have a lot of fun watching Goldblum give into his child-like curiosity and you might even learn some new things, but the purpose of the series doesn’t seem to be to offer earth-shattering information. Instead, it relies on the actor’s charm to keep viewers coming back for more. According to early reviews, it also looks great, featuring solid camera work and dazzling animation sequences.
At the end of the day, it comes down to just how much you like Jeff Goldblum. If you’re a fan, this show is definitely a must-watch, as it enables the actor to brightly showcase his quirky personality. Otherwise, you might want to check out the first two episodes anyway and see if the show is a good fit for you. Disney+ comes with a seven-day free trial, so you have nothing to lose.
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