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Old 01-16-2019, 11:39 AM   #1
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What's worth watching on Hulu?

I signed up for the $1 a month Hulu special in December.

So far I have not found one show on Hulu that is worth watching, other than ones I have already watched on PBS, the networks, or via disks from the library.

I'm just about to cancel this great deal, unless you folks can come up with a few shows worth watching.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:16 PM   #2
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I enjoy watching some great old series that are no longer produced - ER, Brothers & Sisters, currently watching Boston Legal (what a hoot!). We get Hulu free with our Sprint cell service.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:31 PM   #3
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I liked the originals:

The Mindy Project, Casual, Difficult People.

Haven't watched The Hawndmaid's Tale or The Looming Tower yet but plan to.

Also planning to watch the latest season of The Bridge, the Swedish-Danish version.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:32 PM   #4
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Signed up for the $1 too.

Watched Handmaid's Tale - creepy - then read the book - enjoyed both.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:41 PM   #5
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I haven't used Hulu.

What I found I like about Netflix is zero commercials, so I don't waste 15->20 minutes per hour watching commercials, and I can pause it at any time to go bathroom/answer phone/get a snack.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:42 PM   #6
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I hear their doc on the Fyre fest is pretty good (another one launches on netflix later this week too).
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:47 PM   #7
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Not a huge fan of Hulu, but like the commercial free version for the broadcast/network shows that we do watch. As far as their original shows, I haven't watched any of them.

I like the application better than Directv Now, Sling, and Netflix...it just works. It never times out or fails to load, or just "not work" unlike the others that seem to always have some "buggyness" to them.
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I signed up for a free 30 day trial to watch The Orville. I will probably cancel after that. There's already too much to pick from with Prime, Netflix, the library and Youtube.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:05 PM   #9
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I haven't used Hulu.

What I found I like about Netflix is zero commercials, so I don't waste 15->20 minutes per hour watching commercials, and I can pause it at any time to go bathroom/answer phone/get a snack.
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When I looked at what was available on Hulu last month, I saw very little of interest. So little that I didn't think even $1/month would be worth it to me, especially considering I have dozens upon dozens of unwatched movies and shows in my Netflix and Prime Video lists.
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The Handmaidís Tale (Hulu Original) is excellent.
Weíve also used Hulu for Killing Eve (BBC America).
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I'm also trying out the 99 cent plan. Here are a few good ones I've found:


The Handmaid's Tale - I wasn't thrilled with the first couple of episodes but I got hooked later on and really enjoyed it.



The First - a series about the first manned mission to Mars, starring Sean Penn. This is not a spoiler but the show takes place on Earth and it's not really sci-fi.


Star Trek: Into Darkness - this movie isn't on Netflix streaming


Misfits - a British comedy/drama TV series - I just started watching and it looks pretty interesting
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Is anybody else having problems with Netflix either buffering or "your show is not available right now, try later" error messages?
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Is anybody else having problems with Netflix either buffering or "your show is not available right now, try later" error messages?

I haven't noticed it in the last couple of weeks so no problem here.
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Watch season one of Pure. It is a Canadian series where a local Mennonite pastor works undercover within an organized crime network in order to clean up a drug trafficking problem in his community. Great acting with a sort of Breaking Bad flavor. Season two should be coming out on Hulu in a few months.
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I enjoyed Bob Newhartís understated humor. Huluís got his shows (both of them). Itís a good source for classic TV series you probably have forgotten!
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New Tricks
Scott and Bailey
DCI Banks
Taggart

All of the above are British or Scottish detective series. If you don't like the genre, never mind. If you do, you might like them.

And for classic British laughs:

A Bit of Fry and Laurie
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Scott and Bailey
DCI Banks
Taggart

All of the above are British or Scottish detective series. If you don't like the genre, never mind. If you do, you might like them.

And for classic British laughs:

A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Calico, thanks for posting that Hulu has Scott and Bailey. I've seen a few of these on PBS, but I want to see the whole series. JP
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I signed up for the $1 a month Hulu special in December.

So far I have not found one show on Hulu that is worth watching, other than ones I have already watched on PBS, the networks, or via disks from the library.

I'm just about to cancel this great deal, unless you folks can come up with a few shows worth watching.
Chuckaunt,
Try the movie Lucky, with Harry Dean Stanton. I really liked it.
They recently added King of the Hill. It is great.
Handsmaids Tale is also very good.
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Calico, thanks for posting that Hulu has Scott and Bailey. I've seen a few of these on PBS, but I want to see the whole series. JP
All 33 episodes are there - enjoy!
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Try the movie Lucky, with Harry Dean Stanton. I really liked it.
They recently added King of the Hill. It is great.
Handsmaids Tale is also very good.
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BBC series The Detectorists is also very good.
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