As Andy has mentioned a few times, I have a certain affinity for preaching about the wonder that is Hulu. For those who haven't heard, Hulu is an online television website, which legitimately hosts TV shows and movies from the past as well as today, using extremely limited commercial advertising to make some money in the process.
Because of this, I can enjoy all three seasons of Arrested Development via the internet. True, I own all three seasons on DVD anyway, but with this easy-anywhere- access I can even enjoy them on my neighbor's iPhone. What? You haven't watched Arrested Development?
That's probably because the geniuses at FOX canceled it after a mere 3 (abridged) seasons. But now you have no excuse. Here is just one of the many many reasons to watch.
We've also talked quite a bit on this blog about Dr. Horrible, even embedded a Hulu version in one of the posts. Well the guy behind that was a fella by the name of Joss Whedon. Whedon has a fairly rabid fan following, rare for a screen writer, in part because of his contribution to our world in the way of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV show, not the movie). He also was part of the team who wrote the screenplay for Toy Story, so you know I'm a fan.
In addition to those gems, Joss Whedon wrote a little show called Firefly, which ran on FOX for about 14 episodes before it too, like Arrested Development, was canceled. I've heard it described as a Sci-Fi western, but much like Battlestar this show is less about Sci-Fi technological coolness and more about the characters. The time and setting is merely the chocolate cookie sandwiching to the actual drama and humor that is the creamy delicious center. Here's a taste.
The entire series is also available on Hulu, so go check it out before FOX somehow takes it away from us again.
I guess these introductions to amazing shows are somewhat bittersweet, seeing as how they've been canceled. But as they say, better to have loved and lost...
Man I hate FOX.