How I Caved In And Got A Hulu Plus Account

I did it. I caved in. After months of complaining about Hulu Plus, I finally made the decision to go ahead and get an account. Why? Because I like not waiting a year for certain things to be released on Netflix.
Also, there are some shows I like to watch on my TV rather than my tiny laptop computer screen. Being able to watch current episodes of “South Park” — not to mention “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” — on my TV instead of my tiny laptop screen is worth the seven bucks a month.
Plus, I have finally been able to see what the hype was about for the show “Community.” I only saw a few episodes before I moved to Worthington, and for two years I have wondered why it was being hyped up like some of my favorite cult-comedy shows like “Arrested Development” and “Party Down.”
Well, it is a good show. Its subversive humor, mixed witty dialogue and overall tight writing, makes it one of the better TV shows I’ve seen in the past few years.
There are some glaring omissions for Hulu Plus, though. It does not stream “The Simpsons” or “Seinfeld” and has no FX programs that I enjoy.
But I do get to see the new season of “Parks and Recreation,” which is nice because before I had to wait long stretches before it streamed on Netflix or, as I mentioned previously, had to watch on my tiny laptop screen.
Another issue is that there are advertisements in the shows. This is not so bad, seeing that they are 30-second spot ads. I can tolerate that over the 2- to 3-minute ad stretch on cable TV.
I’ll just wait and see. So far, I am happy that I have Netflix and Hulu Plus because together they offer 99 percent of the TV content I need.

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About Joe Froemming

I'm a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. Previously, I worked for the Worthington Daily Globe as a copy editor and before that, I had a brief stint as the Fine Arts Columnist for the St. Cloud Times. I was born and raised in St. Cloud, a graduate of St. Cloud State University and worked in record stores for 10 years before wandering into the world of journalism. I live in Bemidji with my wife Gina and our cat, Mac. All the papers and towns mentioned above are located in Minnesota.
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