So last night I stayed up and watched Heroes instead of 24. (Yes, feel free to gasp and throw rotten tomatoes at me.) It was the mid-season premiere. I missed Peter. Well, Hiro anyway. And maybe Sylar.
About two minutes in I said, “Did I miss something? Is this the second hour? What’s going on?” And by fourty-five minutes in I realized, “No. This is just the most insane show ever.” It’s like every season they just make up a brand new story for our Heroes to play out. Last season was actually about fourteen new stories. They have one more week before I jack Jack back up to number one on my Tivo’s Season Pass. (Well, number one under LOST, of course.)
I was thinking I totally need to watch the previous episodes online. Then, I remembered a post I saw at Kingdom First Mom the other day about free online entertainment and it reminded me of this super cool new-to-me site called Fancast. Have you heard of it?
OK. You can totally watch EVERY TV SHOW online. I scrolled through and found all my shows (LOST, 24, Hereoes, Biggest Loser) and some shows from stations that I don’t even have. Like for some unknown reason we don’t get The Food Network. (Don’t you think that should be like basic? Yeah, well tell it to DIRECTV!) So, hello! Fancast has every show of Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Emeril and my best bud Alton Brown!
AND! AND! Noggin! We don’t get Noggin! Fancast has a ton of Noggin shows. Also, shows and movies from Disney Channel (yes, even that big high school musical) and some old skool shows like The Smurfs. There are lots of times I’ve been somewhere with my computer and tried to find full-length shows for Lydia to watch and just didn’t know where to go. Now I do!
Not to mention Fancast has a boatload of free full-length movies to watch for free. There weren’t a ton I was interested in. But I did notice Rocky IV. And Yentl. I know, they totally don’t go together but I saw them both when I was a kid. So. Whatever.
(Parental Red Flag: Fancast does have free rated R movies on it.
So, I’m not sure it would be a great place to let your kids just totally hang out on by themselves…)
What I was really more interested in was just that all my TV shows could be in one place. I never remember which network has what show because my Tivo thinks for me. (By the way, when is Tivo going to start paying me commission?) And it’s kinda youtube-ish in that you can embed the shows, rate them, get recommendations, and even an RSS feed to your faves. Not to mention there are blogs about my favorite shows (yes, there’s a LOST blog. Great day in the morning!) and I love the fact that it’s a clean easy site to navigate. Clean sites make me happy.
They also have the ability to download entire seasons for a fee. But really, why would you do that when there are 45000 hours of free shows and movies to watch?
OK, end of commercial. Just thought you might want to abandon the dishes, or laundry or whatever it was you were working on to watch some more TV…just online at Fancast this time!