Sunday, January 4, 2009


I've written about how wonderful it is to watch free TV and movies on Hulu in a previous post, but there are some shows that are not available on that site; Fancast fills in many of the gaps with programs like Burn Notice, Lipstick Jungle, Mad Men, and Everyday Italian, all available for free after you sign up (all they want is your email address).

Every episode is free with limited commercials, so it's better than watching on commercial television. Without the need for a subscription service like TiVo or your local cable company, this is a great way to either catch up on a missed episode, or to watch an old favorite. I found Fancast as I was looking for my favorite (now canceled) show, The Gilmore Girls; the offering here is more complete and has less commercial interruptions than the "official" version on the show's website. Fancast allows you to customize your selection by filling out a short preference list and you can actually subscribe to your favorite shows so that you know when a new episode airs.

I love it when I find better choices and quality than at the name brand "retail" location!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Elaine,
    Thanks for your nice words about Fancast. And, yes, while we have NBC and Fox shows (Hulu's parents) we ALSO have a lot of content from ABC, CBS, The WB, AMC (I just watched the Mad Men pilot - good stuff!) Viacom cable channels (some of our more popular offerings include The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and South Park) - and we even have shows from pay channels like Showtime, Starz and HBO.
    And yes, ALL of it is free.
    But just to clarify, you don't even need to register to watch, anyone can watch a program on Fancast, registered or not. Although we appreciate you registering, it's not necessary.
    But for users who do, we offer more free features, such as a way to set up an email notification when a show you are looking for is going up on our site or even airing on TV if we don't carry it.
    And, by the way, we have a great movie section too!
    Thanks again for your shout-out.
    Jim (for Fancast)