Lindsay Burgess
January 08, 2017 2:20 pm
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You should probably sit down for this. In the most important news we’ve heard all week, every episode of Golden Girls is coming to Hulu on February 13th. So if Hulu’s new feminist historical drama Harlots wasn’t enough girl power to get your business… Well, we’re pretty much sitting here screaming “take my money!!!!” Golden Girls is long overdue for a slot with one of our fave streaming services — especially considering that the show celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015. But hey, as they say: better late than never.

We already knew that the internet loves Golden Girls — but could it be that Twitter actually helped to get them on Hulu? Users of the social media network spent years calling for the show to get picked up by any streaming service. In response, Hulu’s support team repeatedly promised to pass along requests from customers. You can actually see it all unfold on Twitter.

It was the question on everyone’s minds…

Until Hulu had to do something about it…

But another year came and went, and still we waited…

And then, finally!

Of course, for those of us outside the US, there’s still one tiny hiccup…

And fans have some questions about exactly what they’re getting…

But all in all, we can agree: this is going to be HUGE.

Whether or not Hulu really pursued the rights to the show in response to fans’ Twitter requests, it’s a huge win for the streaming service. Hulu’s other new offerings include their adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classicThe Handmaid’s Tale (starring Elizabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel), and Seth Rogen’s new comedy, Future Man. It also plans to add live TV streaming to regular plans later this year – although this will also change its pricing. Altogether, the future is looking pretty bright for the subscription on-demand service.

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