Now, I realize that Hulu got lot of crap for being a YouTube ripoff, and I know NBC got a lot of crap for pulling all its stuff off every video sharing site in the world, but…
Hulu is awesome. Seriously. I don’t know how I ended up there today, but I think I’m in love.
Here are all the things I watched today:
An episode of 30 Rock that I missed.
The pilot episode of Stacked, a sitcom with Pamela Anderson that really shouldn’t have been canceled — it was genuinely funny.
In exchange for this, my show stopped every 10 minutes or so for a commercial that lasted all of about 20 seconds. The timeline on the Flash Player even has little dots on it that let you know when it’s going to break. (You can’t skip them — the controls disappear during the ad, and an ad plays if you move the scrub bar past a dot.)
Picture quality was good, ad intrusion was acceptable, content selection was good and — I’m assuming — just going to get better.
As much as I want to join the “Let’s Bash Big Media” party on this one, I’m still looking for a downside.