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January 23rd, 2009 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Heads up history buffs: everyone’s favorite staff sergeant, R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey (the in-your-face drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket) is now on Hulu, thanks to archived episodes of Mail Call. In each episode, with a healthy dose of Gunny’s trademark abuse, he reads and answers viewer-submitted questions related to weapons and equipment used by armed forces, past and present, with the help of top military experts. And then the action begins: Gunny visits firing ranges and military training areas to test the effects of various weapons on his sworn enemy: watermelons.

We also welcome a new series from PBS, Independent Lens. Each episode, hosted by Terrance Howard, introduces a new documentary or drama shot by independent filmmakers. So far topics range from stem cell research to hate crimes in a post-9/11 world.

Meanwhile, CNBC offers a report on the American marijuana industry, Marijuana Inc.. Focusing on Mendocino County, Calif., Trish Regan breaks down the numbers of this booming cash crop.

Also debuting this week, the new Fox procedural Lie to Me starring Tim Roth (a familiar face to Tarantino and The Incredible Hulk fans). He’s a detection expert who can read a person’s facial expressions and body language to determine whether they’re lying. It’s sparked a lot of conversation on our discussion boards; you can get a taste of Dr. Lightman and his team in the embedded video below.

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Last comment: Feb 8th 2009 1 Comment
  • luciano says:

    Welcome Hulu people from wherever you are from. People from earth still uses iPhones and iPods a as cominication tool very efective and primitive, so , if you want to talk to us you should convert to a more earthy technology And maybe build an app or maybe associate to you tube.
    Cheats from earth !