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Favorite Sites for Watching TV & Movies Online

I can’t remember when the last time was that I watched TV from a real television.  When it comes to movies, I’ll catch one at the theater most weekends.  If there’s a new release DVD out, I’ll go to the redbox vending machine on Monday and get a free DVD.  As for TV watching, I do it all from my computer.  Luckily,  the shows that I do follow like Fringe, Lie To Me, Family Guy, The Simpsons, 30 Rock, & The Office are all available online.

I bet this has caused a lot of people to question whether or not they have to subscribe to any service to watch TV.  You might complain that watching your computer monitor is not as convenient as watching a nice big TV screen, but there’s plenty out there to solve this problem (xbox360, ps3, slingbox, apple TV etc).  Here are some of the best sites that I’ve found for watching movies and shows.

Hulu is owned by NBC Universal & Fox.  You can sign in and subscribe to certain shows so that they will update a queue that you create.  Basically, you can create a playlist of content to go through.  This is the video site that I use the most at the moment.  The 6 shows that I mentioned previously I watch exclusively through this site.  They still have a lot of Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Yep. Now, in addition to frat boys getting punched out by girls, or someone making a 5 minute video of their foot, there are movies and TV shows to choose from.  Perhaps you’d like to rewatch Night of the Living Dead. This has all the same perks and features that youtube has always had.  You can share easily, comment, and add to playlists.

In addition to shows and movies, what I like about joost is they have a music section with tons of music videos and feature shows.  You can also integrate facebook with this site.

You’ll notice with some of these sites, that you can find the same shows.  However, with this one, I found The Flash and MacGyver!

IMDB, the go-to for playing the Kevin Bacon game.  Well, now they offer video.  Most of it, if not all, is just streaming from other sites like hulu or some of the network sites, but if you’re an imdb member, it’s just an extra way to enjoy the site.  Plus, towards the bottom, they normally have lists of the cast with links to their filmography.

With no new episodes until October, head to South Park Studios and watch full episodes.  All organized by season.
The major networks–ABC,FOX,NBC,CBS–normally have recent full episodes of their popular shows.

Of course, there’s much more out there.  Remember, these are all legal.  You do have to watch ads here and there, but they’re not as disruptive or as long.  Also, these sites are probably not in danger of getting shut down anytime soon.


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4 Comments

  1. MillieLavoisier
    Posted Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    Hi Bradley,

    I almost never watch Television. All my favorite TV shows are also available online. Also watching TV can be pretty depressing and time wasting. I don't like watching the News because they always talk about bad sad stuff… over and over again. There's nothing we can do about it anyway so why bother? I watch the News about twice a month and I feel great. I'm not stressed. I don't worry. I really feel better since I started this experiment. I used to watch the News twice a day. First it's a waste of time because they repeat what they've said. And most of the time, nothing real big is happening. Nothing that really matters to me anyway. And when something really bad or good happens, everybody is talking about it so you'll know about it anyway!

  2. Chase
    Posted Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    I have finally caught up on Fringe thanks to Hulu!

  3. Stophamola
    Posted Friday, May 1, 2009 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    We're going to be getting rid of the Directv service. I have Netflix for movies, and the internet for everything else.

  4. Posted Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for posting this. This helps me a lot.

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