Welp. I received a Roku for Christmas. And while there's much to talk about with all the CES happenings, Hulu's original content slate for 2014, and all the scuttlebutt surrounding the season premieres of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" (already happened) and "House of Cards" (almost a month away!), we're going to start the year off with a first-hand account of what it's like to live with one of these things.
First, this should be said: In an ideal world, I would have initially preferred ... read more
Welp. With a little less than two weeks left in 2013, we have been inundated with wrap-ups, lists, best-of commentary and, of course, think pieces dedicated to figuring out what it all might mean moving forward. Naturally, CNN did this with television. And naturally, CNN broached the whole Internet TV thing. Let's go, Lisa Respers France ...
"While streaming and DVRing shows is not new, the take off of the original content really came into its own in 2013," she wrote Wednesday. "Charlotte ... read more
Hey, you know that new function on Twitter, where the photos just automatically pop up in your feed? You know what I'm talking about, right? Some dude posts a picture of bikini-clad models in promiscuous poses and the thing just pops right up, no matter how awkward it makes you look at work. She's just right there. Boom. And there's nothing anybody can do about it.
Welp, Fox and American Express are teaming up to take that whole "Wait, is this really necessary?" mantra and apply ... read more
Because who hasn't wondered about where Corbin Bleu is these days?!
Have no fear, Disney Channel fans, the former "High School Musical" standout (assuming "standout" means "cast member") is returning to the airwaves Monday when "One Life To Live" calls up its friend, "All My Children," and they plan their first night out together in years. Yes. We've written about this before. From Gary Levin at USA Today ...
"Both will be available Monday in a shortened half-hour weekday format at Hulu ... read more
TV Without A TV: Your one-stop shop for all things soap opera.
No, but really, guys — there's even a soap operas category!
Take it away, Graeme McMillian from the website Digital Trends ...
"Eighteen months after the idea of airing ABC’s cancelled soap operas 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' online first floated," he wrote Monday, "the concept has come to fruition: Both shows will debut online via Hulu and iTunes later this year. New episodes of the two series, which were ... read more
The turkey is gone. The football is in full swing. You've already read this about the perils of Thanksgiving Day. And maybe most importantly, you still have about six hours to go on your holiday shift at a newspaper.
OK. So, maybe that last part is just for me.
Anyway, what's next? Well, the countdown to Christmas has now officially begun as retailers that clearly have no grasp on tradition keep forcing the Black Friday festivities further and further back. Forget 6 a.m. deals the day ... read more
On Sunday morning, I awoke fully loaded with my one extra hour of sleep and stumbled to my computer after checking the door to find that this newspaper's delivery guys had again forgotten to deliver the Sunday edition to my doorstep (thanks, FNP!). After realizing that the garlic bread I cooked the night before wasn't edible anymore (the stuff nearly shattered my teeth, for God's sake), I landed on Hulu.com to play catch up with the previous night's episode of "Saturday Night Live" only because Louis ... read more
Well, today is my birthday. And as a present from me to you — because really, what would a birthday really be without presents — I have decided to give you (yes, you!) a bit of a smorgasbord of a post. Instead of taking the time to aimlessly rant on one simple thing, I'm going to aimlessly rant on multiple things!
Yes. I can feel your excitement.
Besides, with our "Mad Men" posts taking up Fridays, there isn't much room to write about the many other things that occur within the world of ... read more
All the Hulu fans in the house, put your hands in the air, hands in the air.
Wow, that's a lot of hands.
Well, it just so happens that you're in luck, fake hands. Behold "Mini-Hulu Plus." Or, well, at least that's what one writer is calling Xfinity Streampix, a new subscription service from Comcast that is offering entire seasons of television shows and movies for a mere $5 a month ...
"Streampix is built to complement those two services, as well as live and on-demand video through the cable ... read more