Think the Emmys have it all over the Oscars and that all the real quality entertainment these days is on the small screen? The number of TV series here—both full runs of past classics and next-day episodes of current shows—is staggering. And while Hulu Plus’ forte is television, it has a surprisingly deep stock of feature films as well.
The cost: $8 a month. (Note: The free version, without the “Plus,” contains far more limited content.)
Worth noting: Lovers of Brit-coms will find a ton of exclusive series from overseas. And for those who love soaps, Hulu is now the home of One Life to Live and All My Children.
The downside: You might get nostalgic for old TV shows, but probably not so much for that old feeling of having no choice but to sit through commercials. (Except during kids’ shows, which are ad-free.) Plus, there are few new releases among the feature films.