Hulu always has great TV shows and is an investment

David Becker, Staff Writer

All the time I read these articles and social media statuses that something along the lines of “What are you all going to Netflix tonight?” or “Netflix just got way better this month/week.” I don’t get it. With all of the shows and movies that Netflix has gotten rid of over the years, it may go down as my least favorite streaming platforms out there.

But how is Hulu any better? Simple! It has everything that I could possibly want when it comes to TV shows.

I personally do not have much time for movies. I cannot sit still for a long time while watching a movie, hence why I prefer TV shows that are only 20 to 30 minutes long. Anything more than that is generally too long for me.

One notable reason why I prefer Hulu over Netflix is that all of the shows that Netflix got rid of last year were shows that Hulu acquired in return. This includes “Last Man Standing,” and “How I Met Your Mother.” The platform has other great shows like “Rick and Morty,” “Superstore,” “Home Improvement” and “Malcolm in the Middle.”

I will say I do like some movies and can watch one in the background while I get other work done. However, all of the movies I liked on the service were removed, and unfortunately when it comes to that, no other streaming service picked them up. As a result, I had to buy them all on DVD. Granted, they were indie films and did not cost much, but it still irritated me that they were no longer on there.

Also, I consider Hulu more of an investment for the future too. I don’t see myself ever getting cable or satellite since they are both overpriced rip-offs. Streaming services like Hulu with Live TV offer nearly every channel I could possibly want and only for $39.99 a month. That’s not a bad price considering the fact that you can also get your local channels in select areas, which means even more on-demand content is available.

Netflix typically focuses more on original content now. The only original show that I have ever watched on Netflix is “13 Reasons Why,” which is going down the toilet since it is now going to be used for social justice reasons and I’m not a part of that crowd.

Meanwhile, Hulu does have some of their own original content but not as much, which I prefer. Hulu did announce over this past summer that they are going to be making a mini-series on John Green’s “Looking For Alaska.” I like the move since Hulu has said it will be a mini-series, ergo, it will likely be the original story of the book and nothing more, which is what should have happening with “13 Reasons Why” instead of giving it multiple seasons.

In the long run, you all can enjoy your Netflix all you want. I’ll take my Hulu and watch my favorite TV shows and live TV while you sit and you go through the constant menus of Netflix trying to find something to watch. On Hulu, there’s always something good to watch.