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Free TV & Movies on Hulu — Roundup 9-21-08

One of the many free entertainment options out there is I’ve known about it for a while, but never thought of trying it out until recently. I really enjoy what they’ve got on there—it’s all kinds of stuff. They have a number of entire movies with only 5 minutes or so of commercials (compare to seeing them on TV!) as well as fun clips from even more movies.

I found it very surprising that they have the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker. It was so hard to get ahold of in the mid-90s that I believe we had to write to Canada for it after our local eclectic video store got rid of it. It was a beautiful and traumatic part of my childhood (parts are a little scary). Set design is by Maurice Sendak! I don’t know how long it’ll be available, whether they rotate the available films frequently or not.

Many tv networks are also putting the most recent episodes of most of their shows on the site, again with less than 5 commercials. So you can’t watch the whole thing, but you may be able to catch up on the last few episodes or even the last season. It’s even easier than watching them from the network’s own site.

Some shows that are off the air are on their entirety (such as Firefly, one of my favorites) or have several seasons available. There are also a number of interviews available.

Be careful, it can be addictive!

My Daily Dollars wrote a great post about sneaky shopping triggers. Since I got some birthday money, I’ve been doing more clothes shopping than in years…it’s funny how a little successful shopping makes you want to do more.

Banker Girl’s wedding is coming up and she’s got 3 Sanity-Saving Tips for Brides. I wholly endorse these. And most important of all, breathe. It’s a wedding—not the highest point of your life, not the end of the world, just a day.

Bored with your recipe book? Kelly at Almost Frugal has put together a potluck of recipes.

Blunt Money is tired of doom and gloom. I agree. Not that there aren’t crises going on, but doom sells and general responsibility doesn’t. It’s a pity that sensible mortgage and other debt information wasn’t broadcast as widely as the current sitaution.

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Patrick September 21, 2008 at 10:41 am

I haven’t tried hulu before, but I’m not sure I’m going to… I might get addicted to an old show I haven’t seen in awhile and lose all productivity. 😉

Thanks for the mention. 🙂

david September 21, 2008 at 12:20 pm

I love using hulu during the day while I am working to take a break. And thanks so much for the mention!

Andrea September 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Oh how I wish Hulu was available in Canada! Soon….

bluntmoney September 21, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Thanks for the mention 🙂

My Daily Dollars September 21, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Thanks for the link! I’ll have to check out Hulu. Sounds fun!

Sonya September 21, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I’ve heard good things about hulu. I also really like

Your Sister September 21, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Ah, you finally took my advice! As far as I’ve seen, the older movies stay up forever. The new ones might rotate in and out, I haven’t paid as much attention.

glblguy September 22, 2008 at 7:19 am

Thanks for the link! Have to check out hulu…

Bible Money Matters April 14, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Hulu is awesome. We watch most of our shows using Hulu, streamed through our Xbox so we can watch the shows on the big screen. It’s free, and you only have to watch a few commercials!

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