Momma Told Me: What I'm Streaming: Deadbeat- Hulu (2014- )

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

What I'm Streaming: Deadbeat- Hulu (2014- )

What I'm Streaming: Deadbeat on Hulu (2014- )
Momma Told Me: TV is mindless.

I haven't been watching a lot of television lately; despite finally catching up on Game Of Thrones (HBO) and my impromptu celebration for the return of Big Brother (CBS)....okay, and last Sunday's premiere of True Blood (HBO) I have actually been quite busy running around taking photos and whipping up some awesome Summer content I will be able to share with you all soon. None-the-less, I still find my fingers cramped and my mind a little exhausted somewhere around midnight each night when the remote rolls over to my side of the bed amid snores. I don't really care what's on the television, really- I just prefer the ambient noise; and that's how a Hulu 'original' made it's way into my lineup.
What I'm Streaming: Deadbeat on Hulu (2014- )
Deadbeat, a Hulu Original Series, can be viewed by anything with an internet connection or media streamer. Without being judgmental, that usually has my quality and expectations radar low. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great independent, smaller, projects like Deadbeat can be picked up and actually streamed on digital networks such as Hulu, but that really means that the concept was often too wacky, or just plain offensive, to make prime time networks. In any case, there I was at midnight and there was an entire season of 20 minute episodes of mindless comedy to watch.

If you're up for the dare to take on this, fairly short, season you'll likely enjoy it most while cooking, running a treadmill, or waiting in line at the Dr's office. Essentially, you don't need to pay attention all too well to follow it, and the storyline is much more 'Did they really just do that?' than cerebral twists and turns. The filming is probably comparable to 90's cable sitcoms (don't expect HD), and the 'ghosts' are hilariously filtered in with graphics most high school students could manage in beginning film classes.
What I'm Streaming: Deadbeat on Hulu (2014- )
Oh, yes, there are ghosts- didn't I mention that? Well Deadbeat is about a broke medium who sells his services as such and inevitably ends up more broke than the beginning of the episode. Essentially each episode has a larger story (quirky romance) that wraps around his individual 'jobs' helping wayward ghosts complete their unfinished business so they can cross over. I have to say the show would be very enjoyable if it weren't for the writer's attempts to make the main character appeal to younger audiences with the casual drug use (primarily marijuana). Perhaps in the second season we will see him reform a little? In all, the show is worth a watch (just don't devote all your attention to it) and free to everyone, offering at least a few chuckles to kill some spare time.

What Daughter Says: I'm grateful smaller fish are having the opportunity to be seen, mindless TV can be good as long as you remember not to take it so seriously.



9 comments:

  1. We just started watching The Office reruns on Netflix because we ran out of shows we liked. Thanks for the suggestion! I haven't tried Hulu but am willing to venture out of my comfort zone.

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  2. Sounds interesting. Does Hulu have as many original series as Netflix does, too?

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  3. I did not realize that hulu had original content. I'll need to check it out. I may catch up on old episodes of True Blood too.

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  4. I can't say that I've heard of this but then I'm of an age that I rather stick to the cooking channel or NCIS. I know, I know...but I'm old.

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  5. We don't really watch tv at all in our house unless it's kid shows!

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  6. I had not heard of Deadbeat but it sounds like something I would like. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this show!

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  7. I don't think I have ever heard of this one. We tend to watch documentaries most of the time. I'll have to check out Hulu and see what they have.

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  8. I didn't realize Hulu had original programming. I am like Patty and mainly watch the cooking channel or HGTV but I when I do venture out I appreciate your suggestions for items like DEADBEAT.

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  9. I've been tempted to sign up for Hulu but just thought they had old programs so you sure have busted that myth and I need to sign up for a membership and start watching this fun show.

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