Saturday, March 8, 2008

Open Hulu is an exclusive, invitation-only, beta-version NBC-and-News-Corporation website where you can watch TV on the interwebs. is a free-for-all that copied all of the Hulu content and put it up for the world to see.

It's like The Hulk smashed Hulu's secret lock to smithereens. And then posted all its content on the interwebs for free.

TV on the Internet is nothing new. Sites like these have sprung up like sores on a whore for a few years now: there was,, Where are they now, you ask?

Actually, they're still there. I speak of them in the past tense because visually, they are dead to me. It's a sad fact of the interwebs: anything older than 6 months starts to bloat, each day looking more and more like MySpace (case in point: BookFace).

Clogged and clunky, Open Hulu is no exception: the layout is awk-sauce, the ads are annoying, but overall the site works. It's not that bad yet. For those of you who tuned out during the writer's strike, it's perfect for catching up on your shows before new episodes begin in earnest. You can watch anything from Family Guy to Buffy to Hitchcock.

(To Battlestar Gallactica. But why would you?! Please keep that one to yourself, nerd-o-nauts.)


Ed said...

Geez, it's Battlestar Galactica, one 'L'! And I prefer to think of myself as a cosmonerd, thank you very much.

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

Hahaha duly noted, cosmonerd.