I subscribed to MGM+ for the horror series From: Was it worth it?

FROM - Courtesy MGM+
FROM - Courtesy MGM+ /

The trailer for the horror series From caught my eye when it debuted on EPIX last year. The streamer has since become MGM+, and I recently subscribed so I could watch the first season of From before the second one premieres on April 23.

Was it worth it?

Yes. Especially because it came with a seven-day free trial, during which I was easily able to binge all of From season 1.

But even if I hadn’t liked From so much, would I keep my MGM+ subscription? Because let’s face it. Like holes in our heads, who really wants another streaming subscription anyway?

I sure don’t want, or need, one. I have a backlog in all of my watch lists as it is. Which is partly why I refrained from signing up first for EPIX, or then later when it switched to MGM+. As intrigued as I was to check out From, I had enough other shows to watch already.

But then a couple of things happened. The From season 2 trailer dropped and totally triggered my FOMO. Also, I may have the chance to talk with a couple of the show’s stars. I wanted to be prepared and the best way to do that was to watch, which totally justified finally giving MGM+ a whirl.

Why I’ll keep the MGM+ subscription (for now)

Well, the obvious reason is that now I have to see what happens in the next season of From. It ended with a lot of questions and cliffhangers.

From season 2 MGM+
FROM – Courtesy MGM+ /

Will it absorb me as much as the first season? I’m not sure. There are actually very few series I stick with through multiple seasons. Lost was one of them. I was invested in the characters and finding out what would happen to them. From has a very Lost-esque vibe, possibly because its showrunner, Jeff Pinker, and director, Jack Bender, also worked on Lost.

So unless From goes totally off the rails, I’m along for the ride for now.

After that, I don’t know. MGM+ doesn’t have a lot of other things that interest me. So unless something changes and they add more, I’ll only subscribe long enough to watch From and to check out a couple of other things, one of which is Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror. The five-episode docuseries examines real-world events at certain times in history and the horror movies and moments shaped by them.

The other MGM+ original docuseries that has totally piqued my interest is Amityville: An Origin Story. It also starts streaming on April 23, the same day as the second season of From premieres.

New episodes of Amityville: An Origin Story drop every week until May 14 and until June 25 for From. So, for now, my MGM+ subscription will remain active.

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Do you subscribe to MGM+? If not, why not? If so, what are some of your favorite shows? Is From one of them? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment letting us know!