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Televisionist: Crackle.com

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"Square Pegs," cracklin.

CRACKLE TV
www.crackle.com

Just in case you've been living in a rented storage locker with no Internet access for the past five years, I'll clue you in on a little secret: TV ain't just on TV anymore. People are demanding more from their entertainment choices, and with the bump in computer processor and modem speed in recent years, watching movies and television shows on your computer at home is completely feasible these days. In the case of the Internet, that means websites where you can see what you want, when you want. One of the best for watching TV without the TV is crackle.com. If you love old television shows, it's got full seasons of tons of your favorites: “Charlie's Angels,” “Fantasy Island,” FX's breakout hit “Rescue Me,” the geek-beloved ode to high school losers “Square Pegs,” animated faves like “The Tick,” and classics like “The Addams Family” and “Bewitched” — plus dozens more. If movies are more your speed, it's got dozens and dozens of those too, ranging from classics to cult favorites: “Anaconda,” “Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams,” “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes,” “Groundhog Day,” “Devil in a Blue Dress,” “Roxanne,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Karate Kid,” the vast majority of the “Godzilla” movies and much, much more. If that's not enough, Crackle is also one of the pioneers on the web when it comes to the next generation of entertainment: slick, made-for-the-net series like “The Bannen Way” and “Thirty Days of Night” that feature production values that will make you think you're watching a Hollywood movie. The flicks and television shows are streaming video, like YouTube, so you don't have to wait for a download to your computer, and there's no fee to watch (you have to sit through a short commercial every 15 minutes, but that's it). Best of all, it's legal and on the up and up, so you don't have to worry about the FBI coming to bug you. If you're on a High Speed Internet connection, go check it out.

David Koon

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