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What if Hulu lost CW? *Updated*

As I’m sure we’ve mentioned before a few times, we no longer have cable or TV access, and instead watch shows through a combination of Hulu, NetFlix, HBO Now, and season passes through iTunes. It’s a move that a lot of people are making. When we got down to basic cable, we had basic cable plus digital TV box plus DVR so it was a pretty hefty pricetag still.

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There’s been a real ebb and flow over time as to what NetFlix and Hulu have available. At this point, it seems like NetFlix is pretty close to the HBO model, of having a movie available for a period of time and then it’s gone. Julia has been keeping up with these changes lately here on the blog. Then they tend to have back-seasons of TV shows, but not the current season.

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Hulu, meanwhile, seems to be the place to go for the current season of TV shows. Some networks and shows, they seem to have the whole season; others, they have only the most recent 5 episodes. Sometimes, like during long breaks or once seasons have ended, they seem to start “replaying” episodes and rotating through the season for which 5 are available – we only just caught the last two episodes of Legends of Tomorrow last week by noticing we were about to lose them to this rolling replay of the season.

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Verdict: Selfie, Early Release Pilot

Okay, so this was a show that from the previews I had basically already written off. Now I had heard that the pilot for Selfie had been released, but just could not see watching it. Then David and I found it on Hulu looking for something else and we decided we would give it a shot and see if it completely annoyed us after 5 minutes. Amazingly we made it through the entire episode and I have to say I don’t know if I had such low expectations that the only way to go was up, but it was not that bad. I am even willing to give it another chance and watch the next episode when it comes out in a month.

I have to say the trailer honestly showed the most annoying moments of Eliza and we miss some of the more human moments that we can all relate to. I think the two things this show has going for it are the two leads, Karen Gillan and John Cho, and an overarching commentary on the overuse of technology.

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