Finally, after all this beta testing, Hulu is now open. I was beta testing, and the content, well, sucks. I am not interested in clips, I can get that on Youtube. I am still looking for a BBC iplayer for the Networks. BBC iplayer has video of all their programming available online on a seven (7) day catch-up television, with an option of 30 days watching after downloaded to computer.
During the beta testing I kept reminding myself that it is only testing. But now that it is live, I have hopes that content will grow. Yes, yes, there are movies and full episodes. There are a few, just a few, that keep looking to see if there is updated content. Yet, each time I look I am disappointed. For example, Family Guy has had the same three episodes from season six for almost two months.
Until then here are my picks for the best places to watch televison:
- BBC iplayer
- We have a UK VPN account (VPN Gates)
- We found that the content shown on BBC America is seriously edited. Watching â’Torchwoodâ’, â’Jam and Jerusalemâ’, â’The Graham Norton Showâ’, â’To Buy or Not to Buyâ’ and many others without FCC killing all â’˜the good bitsâ’ taken out is much more rewarding. We watch â’To Buy or Not to Buyâ’ daily.
- Now that Netflix has unlimited online viewing it makes our entertainment option much more appealing. The combination of watching online and DVD to our door keeps our options constantly changing.
- Note: Heros Season 1 is available to watch instantly.
- This is where I watch all other shows not on Netflix, past episodes, bootleg films and movies.
- My pick for ‘The L Word’ and ‘Stargate Atlantis’
- Here are show specific sites
Most of the Networks are now showing full episodes (limited time period)
- Along with the select current shows, with full episodes, NBC is also making shows like ‘Miami Vice’ and ‘Emergency’ available.
- Is following NBC, with a few selected full episodes and showing “classic tv” shows like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Hawaii Five-O’
- If you are a ‘Lost’ fan, this is place to watch all episodes for seasons 1,2, and 3
- CW puts out about 6 episodes of each of their programs. But who’s watching CW?
- Only clips and a few full episodes. Very disappointing.
- Not to sound like a drag queen hair dresser, but honey Clips Clips Clips.
- There is a web section called ‘TCM Media Room’ and you can see all those classic suspenceful . . . trailer. That is right folks. The same moves you watch instantly on Netflix will be made complete with the original trailer. Not buying it? Neither did I. But every once in awhile, TCM will have a full feature film in the ‘TCM Media Room’. But you won’t find that information in any of the email announcements, you just have to keep checking back and hope you get luck.
- I can’t help but wonder why not show movies, that are past their copyright, are not shown on television without commercials and heck most are black and white.
- Note to TCM – I would be willing to have access to 7 different movies a week. I would be willing to pay $5.00 a month. Heck that is more than TCM gets from the cable companies.
These networks listed in part one (I) are basic networks that most have access to either via satellite or cable. I will be reviewing more obscure or niche market networks. I do not know about you, but it seem that the internet has change everything. Like television killed entertainment radio, VCR killed network miniseries, DVD are killing movie theaters, and the internet is putting a small stake into television programming.
No longer someone staying up late will be tempted to buy that infomercial item, dial 1-900-hotgrrls or listen to the preacher asking for money. Now we just go online to actually watch programs.