As Netflix has focused more and more on original programming, their catalog of old shows available to stream has begun to dwindle. This has allowed other websites to step up to try and fill that void, and to perhaps even overtake Netflix as the place to go to watch old television. If anybody is going to get usurp that throne, it seems like it will be Hulu, and they just took another big step in that process. Nineties nostalgia fiends rejoice! Hulu has picked up a few classic TGIF shows for its catalog.
Hulu now is the exclusive rights holder for the follow “classic” sitcoms: Family Matters, Full House, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Perfect Strangers, and Step by Step. “Classic” was put in quotations because those aren’t all good shows. However, that’s not going to stop people who love the ’90s from getting excited. Every single episode of those shows, over 800 episodes in total, is now available to watch on Hulu. You want to see Steve Urkel travel through time? Now you can! Do you want to watch Jesse and the Rippers tear it up? Go for it!
What’s kind of surprising is that Netflix has been making Fuller House, the reboot of Full House, for their website, and yet they don’t have the rights to Full House. Of course, both those shows are awful, so that shouldn’t really hinder anybody. Terrible or not, a lot of TGIF fanatics are really excited right now.