Monday, June 13, 2011

Hulu goes Hallyu

Forget the K-pop concert in Paris, the real sign of the Korean Wave is Hulu.com adding a slew of Korean "dramas" to their repertoire. Frankly, I'm not sure if they're on the regular hulu.com service, which is free, or if it's the hulu+ pay service.

The latter is about $8/month and it includes all episodes of back seasons of many television shows, as well as a growing list of classical movies. I myself have subscribed to hulu+ because that's the only way they let you watch hulu.com shows on a mobile device like an iPhone or an iPad.

Also, I don't believe hulu.com or hulu+ are available in South Korea. At least, last time I was in Seoul I could not get hulu.com to work (ditto with my Netflix membership, which happens to have a large pool of Korean movies).

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3 comments:

  1. Kush,

    Korean dramas have been on hulu for quite some time. I think they get them from dramafever, which has also been around for quite some time.

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  2. For how long? The last time I checked, some months ago, there did not appear to be any.

    Moreover, I made this discovery after hulu.com started running ads for the Korean dramas. In other words, they are actively trying to promote them.

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  3. My wife used to watch the dramas on dramafever a few years ago, before she finally had enough of them.

    I'm just hoping that Chaw will reappear online again. I saw it on the seatback screen on a flight to Korea, and enjoyed it muchly.

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