The joys of Hulu.com

Need something to help you pass the time today or usher in the weekend? Look no further: Hulu.com is here.

The new video site from NBC Universal and News Corp was officially launched last week, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you’re missing something marvelous. The TV shows — which are very high quality and mostly full episodes — are from NBC, FOX, and the various affiliated cable networks like Bravo, FX, Sci Fi, Sundance and Oxygen. And the site offers movies, too (yes, full movies). And all of this for free (with occasional commercials). On demand.

Do I sound amazed? I kind of am. Here are some of the things I’ve been salivating over so far. (One caveat: Hulu.com is only available to U.S. users. Openhulu.com, after it has been updated, will provide access to users outside the U.S.)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Hulu has only Seasons 1 and 2 of Buffy right now, but what a great excuse to revisit the whole series from the beginning.

30 Rock

I can never decide who I love more: Tina Fey or Liz Lemon. Luckily, we don’t have to choose.

Picket Fences

I loved this show when it first aired in the late ’90s. Hulu has Season 1, including “Sugar & Spice,” the episode in which Kimberly (Holly Marie Combs) kisses her friend Lisa (Alexondra Lee). I remember it well!

She Spies

I missed this Natasha Henstridge action series the first time around. Now I can find out whether it’s any good.

Fight Girls

I missed this one too. Gina Carano (Crush from American Gladiators) is in it!

Chicago Hope

I love love love Christine Lahti, though she wasn’t in Season 1, and that’s all Hulu has right now. Still, this show was great in general.

The Facts of Life

Unfortunately, Hulu has clips right now, not full episodes, but still. You take the good, you take the bad!

Fame

Aw, yeah! “You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here’s where you start paying. In sweat.”

Life

Sarah Shahi. On your computer. Whenever you want her.

Wow, I can’t go on … there are so many others. View the alphabetical list of shows and movies for these and more, and get ready to do nothing but watch Hulu this afternoon!

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