Stephen King’s ‘11.22.63’ Now On Hulu
We all know Netflix has done very well with it's own original programming. Daredevil, House of Cards, Making a Murderer, Orange is the New Black just to name a few. But Hulu isn't just the service you have to watch your network shows the next day if you've gone cable free. At least that's the way I've been using Hulu. Gotham, Agent Carter, X-Files, Brooklyn Nine-Nine are all shows I use Hulu to watch. And yes, the $11.99 a month for commercial free is completely worth it.
The first Hulu original that really caught my eye just started a few weeks ago. It's an adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63 or 11.22.63 as the mini series is being referred to. It's a 9 hour limited series event that is done differently than Netflix. With Netflix, you get the whole season right out of the gate so you can binge watch. Hulu, however, has taken a different approach where they're releasing a new episode every Monday. Kind of how Yahoo! treated the one season of Community they released.
11.22.63 star James Franco as a high school english teacher who travels back in time to stop President Kennedy from getting assassinated. The show also stars Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber. Is this show any good? I have no idea but it's worth checking out for a couple reasons. I wanna see how well Hulu's originals compete with Netflix originals, and I've always been fascinated by the Kennedy assassination. To the point I would write a book report on it every chance I could in high school.
Guess it's time to start watching.