It’s one of the most common questions I hear from the fans: “Where can I watch Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” I’ve gone over some of the problems with Nick’s TMNT DVDs in the past, but they are a valid option – at least for the first two seasons. Unfortunately, they haven’t really released the entire third season on DVD yet, which means that the only option for many shellheads is via digital distribution.
Most people don’t want to pay $2 per episode just to see their favorite show, but it’s worth noting that you can find a lot of Nickelodeon’s TMNT series on digital platforms such as Amazon Instant Video. Sadly, even if you go for their cheapest option and buy entire volumes for $20 each, it would appear that the episodes are out of order. This makes it very difficult to properly watch and enjoy an episodic series such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Thankfully, Hulu offers an excellent alternative to other sources. With 72 episodes (all of them in order, no less) available on demand, you can immediately start binge watching your favorite TMNT action in no time. There’s no telling how long their license for this content will hold out, but at least for now they are providing a legitimate source to watch Nick’s TMNT. The only episodes missing are the last few from the third season, and they can currently be viewed on Nickelodeon’s TMNT site.
Of course, you’ll need to pay for access to these episodes, but at least it won’t be as costly as Amazon’s digital volumes. The price for access to 72 episodes of shell raising goodness is only $7.99 a month. Heck, you can even unsubscribe at any time, so go right ahead and binge watch three seasons of TMNT in a month and cancel your subscription right afterward!
See? I’m not here to sell you on Hulu. If I were, they wouldn’t let me say something like that. The only reason I am bringing this up is because it is a fairly decent value at the moment, and it answers a question that a lot of TMNT fans have been asking as of late. If you weren’t able to watch the series as it aired on Nickelodeon, this is an excellent option that won’t cost you a lot of money.
Okay, now it’s time for you to sound off. We know that many of you are annoyed about this lack of access to the show, so tell us how you would prefer to see Nickelodeon’s TMNT. Are you hoping for a future Netflix deal? Do you want blu-ray sets of each season? Let us know in the comments below!