BY JIM KARPEN
I don’t know why I get excited about online TV, since I’m not much of a TV watcher. Even when I had cable TV I’d sometimes go for a couple months without turning it on. I think the excitement is simply knowing that there are a zillion options out there on the Internet in case I should get the impulse to watch.
And lately I’ve been excited about Hulu.com. It’s got the best content and interface that I’ve seen so far: over 100 full-length movies and full episodes of over 200 TV series. Free.
The site, a joint venture of NBC and Fox, has content from over 50 providers, including FOX, NBC, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, and more.
Current prime-time TV shows such as The Office, The Simpsons, and 30 Rock are available the morning after they air. And of course past episodes are also available. If you’re a fan of classic TV programs, the site also has a trove, such as Miami Vice (44 episodes), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (46 episodes), and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (59 episodes). Full-length feature films include The Usual Suspects, Ice Age, Sideways, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Moonstruck, Planet of the Apes, and The Big Lebowski.
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