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Hooked on Hulu

Hooked on Hulu
Cecilia Tan
  • On April 11, 2015
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As a self-professed TV junkie who loves nothing better than curling up on the couch with my cats, online streaming-on-demand service providers are my newest BFFs.

While MediaCorp is still grappling with content on Toggle TV, Netflix and Hulu Plus already have couch potatoes like me devouring the latest network TV, US TV studios, movies, online video streaming exclusives …

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Just over Easter, I managed to watch Alice, an old film by Woody Allen without having to hit a DVD store or even step out of the house.

Having survived on a primarily Channel 8 TV diet since my teens, I was loyal to MediaCorp until StarHub exposed me to Diva, HBO and Hits. Despite the annoying commercials, this was still a welcome respite compared to Channel 5 and OKTO fare.

For too long, I felt my hunger for movies and TV shows unsatisfied by the options available on a monthly Starhub TV subscription budget of $35.90.

DVDS and going to the cinema, although pricey, were necessary to supplement my lean motion entertainment diet.

I am dizzy with excitement at finally being able to cut lose from cable TV for my new found internet entertainment buddies, Hulu Plus and Netflix, both of which stream the hottest TV offerings, documentaries, and movies.

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My TV fantasy has come true! I now have access to everything I have time to watch without paying a hefty cable bill. I can take my pick of the latest seasons of shows like Scandal, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The Last Man on Earth, Orange is the New Black (Netflix), Manhattan, Black Mirror, Gotham, The Blacklist, Agents of SHIELD, The Flash and Zombie.

Watch out for new streaming services like Dish Network’s Sling TV, which includes a sampling of the most popular “basic” cable channels. And there’s more – HBO Now, the only streaming service to include HBO shows, plus Amazon and Netflix coming into their own as serious television producers.

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