I love TV. I also try to watch shows that others recommend, from the past and present. Hulu is an amazing tool. I use it to watch TV shows, when I am too busy to watch a show or want to watch a show that is no longer on TV(I miss My So-Called Life and Buffy). It saddens me to say that Hulu will probably start charging in 2010 for some shows. I find this to be a a stupid move. For example on their Terms of Services that I agreed to, it said that they will not charge you. Meaning that they would be breaking the Terms Of Services for early user. Hulu is a great place, but I do not see myself paying for some shows that I can find on the Network website. Also, Hulu is used by a lot of college students and I don't see many of them paying for it. There are commercials in the show, like there is on TV. Who would be willing to pay for Hulu?
The only reason that I could see myself paying for Hulu, is if they really extend what they broadcast. For example, if Hulu could get BBC and CBC programming. I think that a start idea for Hulu, would be to extend their customer basis. Like Hulu could allow, foreign users to use it. I see that if Hulu, does this that the users will probably not follow, and the model will not work out well.