I got my new video card less than 2 weeks ago and I have been having so much fun watching TV with it on my TV. Yes you heard right. It has a HDMI cable on it so I have it hooked up to my HDTV to watch Hulu.
I love Hulu but what I absolutely cannot stand about watching tv on my computer is that my computer speakers suck. They are the speakers that are attached to the monitor and they aren’t great. I’d rather watch it on my tv with the tv speakers.
I downloaded the Hulu desktop program for my PC so when it plays, its full screen. I don’t have to worry about making each episode full screen, it does it automatically. Then I go on to the Hulu website with my netbook and add shows to my queue. I can do that with the Hulu Desktop program but it’s faster on my netbook. When I’m done I go into the Hulu Desktop program and refresh the data so it shows all of the new shows in the Queue and just start watching.
So far I have already watched the entire first 4 seasons of The Guild. I saw the entire first (and only since it was canceled) season of Happy Town. Yesterday I watched the only 10 episodes of The Mercury Men and 10 episodes of CTRL which both have very short episodes around 6-8 minutes each. I also watched a show called Gay Town. It was one of the most hilarious shows I’ve seen. It also had short episodes.
Last night I started watching Wilfred but it got really late so I only watched the first 4 episodes. It appears that it only has 8 episodes and the last episode was on August 11th (that was 2 weeks ago) and apparently they are only showing episodes 8 days after they air so I will simply have to wait. But, considering I have so many shows in my Hulu queue, I have plenty of time to wait. A friend told me this one was a little twisted, it is and it’s my kind of humor.
I have been adding more and more shows to my queue which means I have many hours to watch. There are shows that I didn’t know about and shows that I’ve always wanted to watch but never really had the time to or they aired at the same time another show so the schedule was too conflicting so I skipped it. Whatever the reason I couldn’t see them doesn’t matter anymore because now I can.
I noticed last night that some shows have expiration dates on them so I’m going to have to pick which shows to watch first based on their expiration dates. Today I’m going to watch the final 4 episodes of Wilfred but then I have to move to the first expiring show Sliders while I have time because it expires at the end of this month.
After Sliders I will watch Flash Forward, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Dresden Files and Legend of the Seeker. Then the rest of the shows I have in my queue have no expiration date so I can watch those at my leisure. I have (as of this moment) 12 shows with 214 episodes worth of shows to watch. I am going to be quite busy.
I was going to get Netflix in September to start watching shows that are premium on Hulu because I figured that if I’m going to be paying more money to watch tv I might as well get Netflix because they have more current movies to stream that Hulu doesn’t so that should be fun to be able to watch movies that I missed in the movie theater. Since I have so many shows in my Hulu Queue, I figure I’m probably going to have to wait until October to start Netflix.
I downloaded Boxee for PC but it doesn’t work as good as the Hulu desktop program. I was really excited about having Boxee too but it’s not that good. Maybe it’s that I only have 1GB of memory, I don’t know but when I try to watch a video it either takes forever to start or the video is too choppy. So I will be taking it off there because it does me no good to keep it on. Also, I get more out of the Hulu desktop than any of the apps on Boxee. I’m sure Boxee is good, it’s just not very good on my computer. Maybe if I had the actual boxee box I might be happier with it.
One show I wanted to watch on the Boxee for PC program is called The Legend of Neil about a guy who was transported into the Legend of Zelda world while he was… well, I won’t say why. I can’t watch it on Boxee because it’s too choppy. It is on the Effin Funny website so I can watch it there.
Well I’m off to go watch the rest of Wilfred then start with Sliders. Have a wonderful weekend, I know I will.