They are about as free as any demo on the marketplace. You get one "trial" episode with each app. They cost 2400 points to get full access. Hulu is free to download too, but good luck using it for much without paying a monthly fee (outside of a 1 month trial).
It's one thing to get excited and post this, it did appear to be a couple of completely free apps at first after all, but to continue the argument (from a clearly incorrect point) is obnoxious. I'm not talking about just you FYI, FanFare has also argued that these paid apps are free. These apps do have a trial integrated into them, and like all trials it is free, but the full app cost 2400 points to use in both cases. They are paid apps with a free trial. Simple as that.
Not really free.
I'm sorry you found it obnoxious. I just figured since at the very start of this thread where it lists available free items it does have Hulu Plus, Netflix, Crimson Alliance, Game Room, Family Game Night, etc, etc, etc (all of which require a subscription or additional purchase for full access) that the items Fanfare posted most assuredly do belong in this thread, especially when you do get full access to one episode. Seeing ppl get harassed for sharing their finds makes me uneasy about sharing anything I may happen to find. So in your own words, "to continue the argument (from a clearly incorrect point)" is bad for the CAG reputation.
Now let's regress.