It’s October, 2017! Did anyone think we’d make it this far? As a nation? As a society? Civilization has somehow, miraculously, endured, and the drumbeat of human existence beats on. Also, 30 Rock is no longer on Netflix.
“So when Netflix made this announcement, I panicked. Seeking solidarity, I went on Facebook to post that I was sad to see the show leave streaming because I’ve really come to rely on it—and within an hour, dozens of comments appeared from people who also use this particular show as their sleep aid of choice. ‘Wait, what??? They can’t take it away from me!’ wrote one devastated friend.”
And she was not alone.
But fear not, good people of the internet, for much like your corner bakery or favorite nail salon, 30 Rock isn’t closed – it just moved. To Hulu! Every episode is currently available on the platform as part of a new deal with NBCU.
The Hulu/NBC relationship is also strengthened by their Will & Grace set-up; the entire original series is available on Hulu, and new episodes of the revival become available the day after they air. So if you’re a fan of sitcoms of the Aughts, it might be worth the cost of subscribing.
Now, change can be scary, and there are certainly fans of the show who have Netflix accounts but don’t want or can’t afford to add Hulu as well, but for true 30 Rock acolytes, it’s worth it, right?
To ease you all through this transition, we’ve compiled a few Frequently Asked Questions For The 30 Rock Viewer New To Hulu:
How does Hulu work? Almost exactly like Netflix, but sometimes there are commercials.
Do I have to get an account? I’ve already seen 30 Rock. Don’t you wanna watch The Handmaid’s Tale?
Is The Handmaid’s Tale as good as everyone says? Yes.
Is it better than 30 Rock? Well, they’re very different.
What are some other good things on Hulu? Parenthood, if that’s what you like.
Wow, you’ve been really helpful. Thank you. You are welcome.
Margaret Atwood, Elisabeth Moss, and the Women of The Handmaid’s Tale
From left: Margaret Atwood, Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, and Yvonne Strahovski.
Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and consulting producer of its Hulu series.