If you like watching TV but hate cable companies, Hulu Plus is a good alternative. Unlike Netflix, the highlight of this application is its wide selection of current TV shows. At $7.99 it is a pretty good value when compared to what you pay for cable. The only problem with the price is that there are still commercials. One could make the argument that when paying for cable TV you get commercials, but I find it ridiculous that this has advertisements when compared to another paid video service on Wii. The layout is confusing at first but after a little bit of time using it it becomes easy to navigate. Sometimes the videos stop working but most of the time it runs smoothly. The video quality is standard definition because it is on the Wii but it still looks nice. If you do decide to try Hulu out I have a few recommendations:
- Community: This NBC comedy is the ultimate nerd comedy with pop culture references ranging from Anime, video games (one of the characters wears a De Blob shirt in one episode), and everything else people like me like.
- Family Guy: While some South Park fans may lead you to believe this is a stupid show, I find it to be quite enjoyable. South Park is also good and is also on Hulu Plus though. By far the best episodes are their Star Wars parodies.
- Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope: This movie directed by famed Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock, follows multiple people at Comic-Con to showcase the unique convention experience that only SDCC offers. If you are looking for somthing gaming related one part of the movie follows some Mass Effect cosplayers.
As a side note Hulu Plus is also coming to the 3DS.