Every now and then on my blog, I like to take a minute to give back to my faithful readers. To enlighten o ye of little technological know how. Today is one of those days. I can’t recall blogging about this before (and forgive me if I repeat myself), but today’s topic is on the wonders of free online video. I’m not talking about that bastion of anti-copyrightness that is YouTube. No, I’m talking about a site where you can go and watch television shows and movies for free. Legally. What’s the catch? Well, there’s a fifteen or thirty second add every ten minute or so. But considering you don’t have to have a guilty conscience while you’re watching, then I think that’s a fair trade.

Hulu is NBC’s online presence. What can you see on it? Good stuff. Check out my favorite television comedy, Arrested Development. All three seasons, complete and uncut. Free. Oh yeah. How about the most recent episodes of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? Free. You can watch them right now. Buffy? First two seasons free. Firefly? The whole series (well, all of the one and only season made), free. I’m going to stop linking now, but you can also check out vintage series, from Bewitched to ALF to the A-Team.

Movies more your style? How about some Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day(!), Sleepless in Seattle, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Master and Commander, The Karate Kid, Secret of NIMH, Raising Arizona(!), Three Amigos, and Some Like it Hot? F-R-E-E. They get new content frequently (and old content goes bye-bye sometimes)–but it’s by far one of the best LEGAL places I’ve found to see all this stuff, on demand, whenever you feel like it.

Don’t you feel enlightened?

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