In recent years, television series have seen some major changes in the way they are consumed and created. . In the past, tv series were considered far inferior to movies as far as overall production values but today television series are as popular as their film counterparts with much larger budgets and advertising revenue allocated to television. The cost of producing high quality content has been drastically reduced which has also made it easier for independent production teams to distribute their content especially with special effects studios becoming more common .
Like all good things there is a downside as well since due to increased competition and availability of content coupled with more streaming apps being introduced to the market place there has been more and more fragmentation of the best shows as far as which app can be used to access them , it is becoming less common to find all the television shows you love all on one app . In this article, we try and clarify what your options are and take a look at the best streaming services to view the most popular tv series.
Recommended Series: Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, Star Trek Discovery, Master of None, Orange is the New Black, Bojack Jorseman, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Narcos, Arrested Development, Dark, Glow, Ozark.
Netflix is the main reference for streaming services. Gone are the days of every studio and cable network signing the streaming rights away to NETFLIX as most now have there own apps and stream there content there. To combat this Netflx has invested billions into producing its own content in order to keep their competitive edge as far as subscribers go.. Through the subscription ad free payment model, users can access the entire catalog of movies, series, television shows and cartoons without any restrictions.
You can still enjoy everything Netflix currently has to offer ad free . Netflix’s productions are excellent – many well-known dramas, original works, comedy specials, having earned awards and nominations across most categories.
Amazon Prime Video
Recommended Series: The Man in the High Castle, Bosch, The Tick, The Expanse, The Marvelous ms. Maisel, Sneaky Pete, The Grand Tour, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Hand of God, Jean-Claude van Johnson, Fleabag
But it already has a catalog of great series that other services don’t. If you’re interested in using the platform, you can get a free trial before deciding whether to subscribe (and pay).
Amazon has been working hard to produce a new series Lord of the Rings, which should rival most of the popular shows from other dramas owned by HBO and Disney they have also focused on the superhero markets with comic book inspired series such as ‘The Boys’ , ‘The Tick’ and ‘Invincible’ to attract fans from those genres as well . Amazon Prime Video also has the rights to create a new season of the incredible sci-fi series “The Boundless Universe” .
Recommended Series: Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Future Man, Castle Rock, 11-22-63, Runaways, The Handmaid’s Tale, Seinfeld, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Community, X Files, Battlestar Galactica, Twin Peaks, Rick & Morty.
Traditionally the strongest streaming service for television series, HULU is still a major player for watching television series online. There are still many legendary series on Hulu, such as Seinfeld’s True Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,.
With Hulu, in addition to having your own original works, you can also watch traditional TV shows, movies or series. Hulu is owned by Walt Disney, so its catalog includes movies and company content from more than 200 chain stores and studios and has one of the best streaming pricing available especially if bundles with Disney+ and ESPN+
Recommended Series: Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Wire, The Sopranos, Silicon Valley, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Deadwood, True Detective, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under.
HBO was one of the first premium channels to create large budget big production r multi-season television series that most of the major streaming services are now pumping out regularly ,. This focus on bigger stories with shows like “The Wire,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Sopranos.” has created a strong foundation the current series on not just HBOMAX but other streaming services as well .
Recommended Series: DEXTER: NEW BLOOD ,YELLOWJACKETS , VICE
Showtime is another premium cable channel that has created its worn original series across many genres from science fiction, to horror, historical dramas, and more. Despite having created content since 1982 the last ten years have seen its catalog of high quality original TV shows some of which are Dexter, Stargate SG-1 , Weeds and Homeland .
Recommended Series: Fixer Upper: Welcome Home. 90 Day Fiancé Universe, 90 Day: The Single Life.
Since 1986 Discovery has been providing its viewers with high quality original programming and recently it has launched its discovery+ app which lets you watch shows from all of discovery networks channels including ‘HGTV’, ‘Food Network’, ‘TLC’ like Frozen in Time , Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel , House Hunters: Comedians on Couches Unfiltered , Mary McCartney Serves It Up and many more. For cooking show or nature documentary lovers discovery+ is a must have streaming service.
Recommended Series: STAR TREK: DISCOVERY , STAR TREK: PICARD , FRASIER
With Paramount+ subscribers have access to watch thousands of episodes, live sports & exclusive original content – all in one place from any device.
Paramount+ has both on-demand and live content tv series from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and many other networks owned and operated by Viacom CBS including their entire lineup of television shows like Star Trek Discovery, Survivor, Frasier and the Twilight Zone. For anyone looking for a wide range of episodic television Paramount+ is a must have.
Recommended Series: Cobra Kai, Impulse, Escape the Night, Mindfield, Rhett and Link’s Buddy System, Foursome, Youth and Consequences, Step Up: High Water, Lifeline, Good Game, Fight of the Living Dead.
Compared to the other sites on this list, the service is relatively new and its television offerings are mostly through partnerships where viewers can watch live television via youtube .
While it may seem a bit strange, YouTube also has channels dedicated to streaming and a few original shows like the Karate Kid spinoff “Cobra Kai”
A subscription to the streaming service is combined with a subscription to YouTube Premium, which also gives you access to YouTube Music and other YouTube services.