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08 March 2012 @ 10:44 pm
Hulu Anyone?  
Okay, here's the thing. I decided I wanted to reaffirm my addiction to Community. Awesome show. Not available anywhere except Hulu+. So I signed up for the free week trial. I watched all the Community episodes I missed and promptly cancelled my free Hulu trial before I could be charged $8 per month.

I wouldn't mind paying $8 a month to have access to the shows on Hulu+. EXCEPT they freaking show commercials!!! You pay for access then you have to watch commercials??? No. Just no.

And what is wrong with these networks that they don't have their shows on their sites? It boggles my mind.

I have an iTunes season pass for Hawaii 5-0. And our DVR records it every week. Redundant? Sure. But what the hell, right? Our DVR also records Community but since the brain-trust at NBC decided it wasn't good enough to be broadcast continually, the episodes we had recorded have probably been erased.

Bottom line? Why in the name of all that is holy would I pay Hulu $8 a month AND watch commercials??? I won't. That is all.

Thoughts? Concerns? Conclusions?
The Huntress: AlexHotDamnhuntress69 on March 9th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
Have you checked out Netflix? It doesn't have everything of course, but it has a lovely variety of TV and movies and they offer a free trial also.
Are 6 dogs too many?: Steve WTFtkeylasunset on March 9th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
That's a good idea. I didn't try there for Community because when I googled it, I think it only said Hulu. And since I could have the free week to see the episodes, I didn't look any further. But honestly? Pay and watch commercials? I just can't see it!
--♫ Anna--: Musicrocsfan on March 9th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
I say something simliar every time I got to the movies and they show commercials on the big screen. I paid to get in here! I probably even paid for my diet Coke! I could watch commercials at home, while wearing my pjs! What??

Really need to make that WTF icon.
Are 6 dogs too many?: Danno Srslytkeylasunset on March 9th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
I am right there with you! The price of movies AND watch commercials? I just don't even know. I guess I'm a curmudgeon. But honestly? If I'm going to pay for a service like Hulu (which I clearly am not anyway) WHY should I also watch commercials. This makes no sense to me!

(You can have my WTF icon. It's from from whats-the-line. Because I am fail at icons.)
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on March 9th, 2012 06:30 am (UTC)
NBC doesn't have the show online? that's really odd

I second the netflix option. I have streaming and just checked if Community was offered. and it doesn't look like it's available
a geek in such the wrong way: misc-tv girlhaldoor on March 9th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'm no help. I'm in New Zealand and we don't have any of them. I watch on free-to-air TV and record if the timing sucks (and thus FF the adverts). Otherwise I hire DVDs from Fatso, which is like our equivalent of Netflix.

But I have to say, if you're subscribing and paying, commercials do seem a little much.