September 17, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Next time you want to check who played “Pimple Popper M.D.” in the “Seinfeld” episode “The Slicer,” stop and catch up on an episode of “24.”
OK—the actress in question is Marcia Cross (“Desperate Housewives”), but IMDB is full of fun info like that. Now they are adding TV and movie watching to their entertainment mix.
Starting earlier this week, the site added video services via Hulu. Expect “limited commercial interuption,” but over 6,000 movies and TV shows are supposed to be available at some point—and it’s all going to be free!
TV titles currently available on the site include episodes of “House,” “Buffy” and even “The Love Boat.” There are also plenty of films, such as “Raising Arizona,” Hoop Dreams” and “Some Like It Hot.” Reuters says the site might actually have a few fall TV episodes, before they actually hit the air.
IMDB is actually part of the great Amazon empire. Amazon.com recently announced its own streaming services, Video On Demand.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.