Top Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Watch On Hulu

Hulu’s the best thing since the wheel, but it doesn’t just stream full episodes of current network giants like Fringe, The Office, and Bones. Here are the top ten things you might not know you can watch for free:
10. 30 Days
This brilliant documentary series from Morgan Spurlock throws everyday Americans into environments that make them extremely uncomfortable for a full month, forcing them to reconsider their prejudices and biases. Topics covered include Islam, Animal Rights, Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life, Homosexuality, and Atheism, for starters. Minus one point for not locking down Chuck Berry’s “30 Days” as the theme song.

An abrasive FX comedy series that follows four narcissistic bartenders with zero morals in their constant quest for money, women, and self-esteem. Skip the pilot episode (it reeks), and be prepared to forgive the writers for some crass jokes and poor episodes, but occasionally Sunny delivers comedic gold. Like this scene, for example, where two of the leads try to write a song for a musical based on their nightmares.

I’ll let the official description speak for itself: 
“DARKON is a feature documentary that follows the real-life adventures of an unusual group of weekend “warrior knights,” fantasy role-playing gamers whose live action “battleground” is modern-day Baltimore.”

Unfortunately, most of the streaming eps are about inane celebrities, but you can also watch features on Lizzie Borden, the Hussein Family, Jesse James, and Al Qaeda.

By my count, the second-best tv series to be canceled after its first season. Most industry-watchers believe it would’ve been picked up for a second season were it not for the Writer’s Strike of 2007. Journeyman centers on a San Fran reporter who mysteriously travels back in time to specific events in the last century, where he’s called upon to help individuals at turning points in their lives. Kevin McKidd‘s the most underrated actor in television, and Moon Bloodgood is, well, delicious. Fascinating stuff from Kevins Falls and J.R. Orci, and all 13 eps are available.

The best web series ever made, period. Think The Office, only set in a college residence hall.

A real eye-opening documentary on one of the most sensational musical groups of all time. You’ll be whisked away to romantic Havanna for a one-of-a-kind look at the Caribbean’s most talented artists.

Probably the funniest show of all time, the entire series (three seasons) of this cooky, clever Fox comedy are streaming for free. You’ll be hooked after the Pilot.

The best series to ever be canceled after just one season. Firely is a genre-colliding “space western” from mastermind Joss Whedon (Dollhouse), where a rag-tag team of nine heroes scavenges the fringes of mankind’s new resident star system, where the United States and China rule with an iron fist as the imperialist Alliance. Brilliant characters, effects, and mythology. Like Journeyman, the whole series is streaming for free.

Hulu’s hidden gem. There are hours of first-rate documentaries from the courageous folks at NatGeo, including Wild (inside looks at lions, crocs, bears, etc.), and specials on blood diamonds, the Amazon, the Vatican, Mecca, and more.

The best news about Hulu? ABC plans to join this fall.
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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Watch On Hulu

  1. Are you kidding me Adam? Firefly and Nat Geo over ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and DORM LIFE?!? Come on now, let's be honest here. AD is arguably one of the Top 3 TV shows ever, and you can watch the entire series for FREE on Hulu! If that's not Numero Uno, I don't know what is… Oh wait! Yes I do! It's Dorm Life! The underground College Office that everyone from the ages of 17 to 24 should have to watch. There's an edit button for every blog entry Adam, there's still time! 😉

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  2. Haha you know me, Alex. I'm a sucker for Nat Geo stuff. And I didn't mean it as MY top ten things, in which case AD and Dorm Life would be #1 and #2, followed by The Office and Fringe. I meant the top ten things for a general audience. Though you might still be right…

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