Hulu or Netflix?

Empire is back on and I was eager to watch it on Hulu for free, but that wasn’t an option this season, so I signed up for a free trial and figured I would find another way to watch it. So after watching the first episode of season two of what has to be the best nighttime soap ever, I decided to keep it for the free week and took a peek at what Hulu had to offer for $7.99/month with commercials (you can get it with no commercials for $11.99/month).

What I found is that Hulu has some of the old British TV I enjoyed in the ’80s and ’90s (i.e. The Young Ones and Absolutely Fabulous) and a lot of the LGBT movies and TV shows I like to watch (Ru Paul’s Drag Race for one). They also have the Criterion Collection, if you like classics, foreign and artsy films, which I do. Their collection of horror is lacking, but they do have all five seasons of the Twilight Zone (Netflix is missing season 4).

Although I’m not completely sold on Hulu (I would be if they had Bates Motel), I’m interested enough to give it a whirl. It’s not like Netflix offers everything I want either. Also, I’m not hooked on any Netflix specific shows either; and the last thing I want to do is pay for both.


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