Thanks to Hulu, there’s little excuse not to watch Spy, a surprisingly entertaining British comedy about a divorcee who must keep his new job as a secret agent hidden from his ex-wife and their pretentious, and undeniably evil, 10-year-old son.
Amid all the furor over the concept of “cord-cutting” and replacing traditional television with the Internet, studios and networks have quietly started offering early Internet release of shows online. Is this an attempt to get a jump on the world of tomorrow, or simply a sign of old television surrendering to new television?
Series from filmmakers Kevin Smith and Richard Linklater top Hulu’s summer slate of new and original programming. Smith’s movie show Spoilers kicks things off June 4.
Netflix’s Instant Streaming has changed the way that people watch movies and television, as well as pretty much taken over the internet (Seriously; almost 30% of peak U.S. bandwidth use comes from Netflix Instant, according to recent studies). No surprise, then, that everyone wants a piece of that action – but can anyone come up with a Netflix killer by this point?
The news that ABC’s canceled soap operas are to continue after all, in the same format, online may not sound like it, but it might be the most significant news in original online television content this year. Will the web become the new television afterlife?
The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, a superhero dance show (really!), debuts on Wednesday at Hulu.com. The 10 eight-minute episodes follow two rival groups of dancers who discover they have superpowers … involving dancing. So, yeah. The choreography looks good, though.