Friday, March 13, 2009

10 TV Shows to Watch on Hulu Right Now

Still bored? Even after I posted my list of ten films to watch for free on Hulu here?

Ok ok, I'll admit, those films weren't all great. But TV is where Hulu shines, and because I'm a nice guy, here's my list of ten great TV shows to watch on Hulu.

Right now.

For free.

Again, these are in no real order and were picked simply on the basis of what I happen to find entertaining and fun. I have limited the shows to those that have at least one full season available for viewing.

Check 'em out:

Miami Vice
Classic. This is one of my all time favorites, and it holds up a lot better than you'd think. The stories are intense, the fashions are hot, and the music is awesome. For some reason the fifth and final season isn't online, but you'll still get plenty of hours of fun watching the first four. I can't recommend this show highly enough.

Arrested Development
Yeah, I know... I'm sick of people gushing about this show too. I'm sick of people complaining about how it got cancelled too soon, blah blah blah. I'm not going to say any of that. I'm just going to say that all three seasons are available for free on Hulu. It's funny stuff.

Just as a bonus, here's one of my favorite scenes. Gob's stutter at the beginning is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I could watch that all day:

Strangers with Candy
If you liked Arrested Development, you'll like Strangers with Candy.

Kojak / Kojak
Does anybody else remember the remake of Kojak? Hell, does anybody even remember the original Kojak at this point? I actually really liked the remake, thought Ving Rhames did an awesome job in the lead role, and actually missed it when it got canceled. This was a cool show.

Hill Street Blues
Another classic cop show from the 80s. I used to love this show when I was a kid, and it's interesting to rewatch it as an adult and pick up on all the stuff that went over my head. Great show.

The word classic is about to lose its meaning... but come on. It's Benson!

What's Happening!! / What's Happening Now?
Now, I'm not really recommending either of these shows, though I liked What's Happening!! well enough when I was a kid, but it might be interesting to check out these shows back to back as a sort of social experiment. It's kind of interesting to see how the characters aged and grew up. Though, by "interesting" I actually mean sad and depressing.

John Doe
This show should've been awesome, and even though I liked it a lot and watched it every week, I understood why it got canceled. But the first and only season will exist for all time as an incredibly entertaining, well intentioned failure.

I was never a big fan of the films, but the series was pretty cool. Not cool enough that I think you should watch all six seasons, but cool enough that you should check out the first episode at least.

Diff'rent Strokes
Who knew this show actually lasted six years? I'm sort of breaking my own rule by including this show on my list, since it doesn't actually have any full episodes, just short "minisodes" from all six seasons... but that actually makes it better. Nobody can sit through a full episode of this show. Four or five minutes is almost doable.


LMHB said...

when your hulu video clips show up i only see that they are not allowed to be viewed internationally...what's the deal with that?!

tep said...

they should make a benson movie.

Donald said...

Sites like Hulu can only be viewed in America.

Tough luck!