Did you know there’s a Title Request form on Netflix? It's right here. All you have to do is type in whatever you want to see (So Weird, duh) and click “Submit Suggestion.” No plea message is needed, and you won’t get a response (I didn’t), so what the heck? Let’s all give it a shot.
If you have Netflix, please do this. It takes literally five seconds. And spread the word to other So Weird fans!
We've tried many methods of getting So Weird released over the years, but it may be more effective if we ask Netflix to request So Weird from Disney on our behalf, particularly since they have a streaming deal with Disney. Given how easy it is to request, it's worth trying.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2016 17:12:56 GMT by Rockerbaby
It's just because they're the most popular. The official Disney blog keeps So Weird alive just by mentioning it, so it's not like they've forgotten about any of the old shows, they just prioritize the ones that are guaranteed to draw lots of people.
That said, the lack of any concentrated interest to even re-air some of the old shows is one of those weird Walt Disney Company quirks that I hate. It seems they'll only do anything real for the classic series through revivals (Girl Meets World/the new Raven show, I forgot the name) and that puts Even Stevens and Famous Jett Jackson on ice for a while too, even though the former is partially responsible for the network's shift to musical talent (see here).
I've been fixated lately on doing some sort of broad writing project about the "Wild Years" of Disney Channel's development--it was ostensibly the focus of my So Weird reviews but I think trying something with a wider scope might be better. I'm especially interested in reminding people of In A Heartbeat, as it's one of the only failures of the era (assuming the "65 episode" rule is true, which it has never been officially confirmed; IAH only ran 21 episodes).
ANYWAY, rambling. Even the shows the network calls "The Originals" aren't guarantees for the new streaming service, although I think Lizzie McGuire has the greatest chance as some episodes of that show are posted on Youtube for consumption outside the U.S.
That's a really cool article on the Even Stevens musical. Thanks for sharing! I remember how unique and refreshing that episode felt at the time, and now everyone has a musical episode. Looks like it was in production around the same time as Buffy's "Once More With Feeling."
I've spent too much time trying to figure out why the Disney Channel is the way that it is when it comes to their older shows. Disney hasn't even made downloads of shows older than Lizzie McGuire available to purchase on iTunes. I guess it costs them money to keep shows on there. Now that the streaming service is coming around, I feel like it's one of our last hopes but if they won't even let us purchase those seasons or episodes, how likely is it that they would make them available to stream for "free" as part of a streaming subscription? Meh.
I requested So Weird on the DisneyLife UK streaming service. Whether or not something happens, IDK. I think it's more likely that it would be placed on the US version as the UK version is quite limited.
Whether or not something happens, I did email the CEO of Disney and asked him please put So Weird on their new streaming service when it launches. Whether or not he responds is another matter, but I'll send him another email or if anyone else wants to email him? I'm not going to give up.
I am holding out for a physical media release, I don't have Netflix, nor do I want it, streaming services are unreliable, they also killed the video store, which is still a massive thorn in my side, so.......
Kathie: Hey guys, the so weird podcast is going to have a live-chat on youtube tomorrow! at 7:30 CST
Mar 30, 2020 4:42:27 GMT
thatshellaweird: So awesome this exists, what other upcoming live-chat/interviews are there planned for the future?
Apr 5, 2020 8:39:58 GMT
Kathie: Hi thatshellaweird! I'm not sure about when our next live-chat will be. Hopefully there's more interest in that
Apr 5, 2020 23:46:23 GMT
Kathie: As for interviews, we reach out to people here and there, nothing too soon though. Welcome to the board!
Apr 5, 2020 23:46:55 GMT
thatshellaweird: Thanks so much @kathie, would definitely be interested in another live-chat. Wasn't aware of the last one when it was live but watched it after. You guys are great!
Apr 9, 2020 2:50:38 GMT
Mischievous Monkey: Hope everyone is staying safe wherever y'all are in the world. <3
Apr 16, 2020 4:49:58 GMT
darbme: Yay! I hope I can make the next so weird chat you all have
May 9, 2020 23:51:34 GMT
Kathie: Hey guys! The next episode of The So Weird Podcast will be all about the songs from the show! We are gonna review and break down each and every single song! Video premieres on Monday 7:30 CST with a live-chat feature! Join us and lets watch together
May 24, 2020 2:13:53 GMT