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August 14th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Tomorrow may be the last installment of the Hulu Days of Summer, but we’ll continue to add more videos to Hulu daily, as always. In fact, while a lot of our focus has been on the Days of Summer (or HDOS, as we called them here), we’ve been bringing back past episodes of one of last season’s most popular shows, helping you ramp up for the start of the fall television season. In addition, we paid tribute to a great comedian and the urban haute bourgeoisie this week.

Sarah Connor’s Back!

To get you ready for the start of the second season, we’re posting an episode from the first season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles every day. The story starts around the time Terminator 2: Judgment Day leaves off, with Sarah and 15-year-old John Connor on the run from love, the government and, of course, the robots from the future. But soon enough they realize it’s time to stop running. The first four episodes of Season One are already posted (and will be available for about a month); the second season begins September 8.

Remembering Bernie Mac

Comedian Bernie Mac passed away last Saturday due to pneumonia-related complications. The funny man starred alongside Brad Pitt and George Clooney in the Oceans franchise, with Ashton Kutcher in Guess Who, and in his own sitcom, The Bernie Mac Show. In his memory, Broadway Video released a few clips from his appearance on Saturday Night Live: his monologue and a few skits, including one where he shares in a special moment between Sully and Denise on the JumboTron.


Ah, to be a disaffected, upper-class youth in Manhattan in the ’70s… You can get a taste for the world of rich debutantes and prep-school grads in Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan. And while fans of Gossip Girl might not flock to this dialogue-driven indie film (after all, it’s light on the melodrama), it’s possible to see the similarities between the two. There’s the outsider intellectual who finds himself caught up in the world of balls, shopping and fireside chats, and then there are the jaded, cynical girls of the Upper East Side — even one named Serena. Metropolitan precedes Stillman’s Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco, two other films about coming of age. It’s a different sort of film, one that’s centered on conversations, but something you can let soak in as you make the comparisons to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker.

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