Best Original TV Shows You Can Find on Free Streaming Services

November 2, 2021 | Benjamin Carpenter

The great thing about streaming services is that you can discover amazing new shows to watch without having to worry about rising cable costs. However, with new streaming services emerging each year, finding the streaming service with the best content for you is getting difficult. On top of that, enjoying one show on a streaming service doesn’t justify paying hundreds of dollars a year for a subscription. Fortunately, quality content isn’t only available on paid streaming services, there are great shows on free streaming services as well.

In this blog post, we list the 10 best original TV shows that you can find on free streaming services. You can watch any of these shows right now, at no cost, on your smartphone, laptop, or television.


Here Are The Best Original TV Series To Watch For Free


10. The Negotiators

This original reality series gives viewers a chance to see what the top real estate agents do behind closed doors to get their clients the best deal possible. These agents are called Negotiators and the series reveals how they overcome everyday challenges to satisfy their clients. The Negotiators is particularly unique because it also focuses on educating viewers on the best and worst practices when buying or selling a home.


You Can Watch The Negotiators For Free on Reveel



9. The Moment of Truth

Michael Jordan is the most famous basketball player of all time and a known name in most households. Most people are familiar with the story of Michael Jordan as an athlete but few people are aware of the story of his father, James Jordan. In 1993, on July 23rd, James Jordan was murdered in Lumberton, North Carolina. This docu-series reveals the story behind the murder of Michael Jordan’s father that many have never seen before.


You Can Watch The Moment of Truth For Free on IMDb TV


8. StartUp

StartUp is a Crackle Original that was made available on Netflix in 2018. The series is about a fictional new cryptocurrency. The cast includes a slew of well-known actors such as Adam Brody, Martin Freeman, Edi Gathegi, and Ron Perlman who all give compelling performances. The series follows a desperate banker, a Haitian-American gang lord and a Cuban-American hacker who are forced to work together to unwittingly create their version of the American dream – organized crime 2.0.


You Can Watch StartUp For Free on Crackle


7. Alex Rider

Alex Rider is a British spy thriller based on a novel with the same name. It was created by Amazon for IMDb TV. The series is about an ordinary teenager enlisted to work on behalf of MI6, where he uses skills he didn’t know he had to become an extraordinary spy.  Alex Rider is an entertaining spy narrative with winning characters and gripping action sequences.


You Can Watch Alex Rider For Free on IMDb TV


6. Chosen

Before starring in This is Us, Milo Ventimiglia was the lead actor of Chosen. Chosen was a Crackle Original Series that first aired in 2013. The action thriller grips you from the first episode with its intriguing premise and engaging action. The series is about a man who is thrust into a deadly game when a mysterious box, containing a loaded gun and a photo of a stranger, appears on his doorstep. Chosen is dark, violent, and incredibly addictive.


You Can Watch Chosen For Free on Crackle


5. Most Dangerous Game

If you remember Quibi, then you’ll remember loads of high-quality short-form content that seemingly just disappeared. Quibi may have crashed and burned but the content the streamer produced was transferred to The Roku Channel. The Most Dangerous Game is one of the best short-form series created by the streaming service. Inspired by the 1924 short story, Most Dangerous Game follows a man who learns he’s terminally ill and agrees to participate in a deadly game to raise money for his family.


You Can Watch Most Dangerous Game For Free on The Roku Channel


4. SKAM Austin

Facebook launched their original programming department in 2017. The original shows are entertaining and completely free. SKAM Austin is a Facebook original that adapts the acclaimed and innovative Norwegian youth series Skam. Skam follows a group of teenagers in their everyday life of school, love and leisure. The series is one of the only high school shows that has actual teenagers casted in the roles.


You Can Watch SKAM Austin For Free on Facebook Watch


3. When The Streetlights Go On

When The Streetlights Go On was originally a pilot ordered by Hulu, but it became a Quibi launch title after Hulu passed on the project. The series is a slow-burning mystery centering around the residents of a small town as they grapple with the ruthless killing of a young girl and a teacher. The murder mystery takes its time to unravel and never relies on excessive twists to keep your attention.


You Can Watch When The Streetlights Go On For Free on The Roku Channel


2. Sorry For Your Loss

Sorry For Your Loss is a moving series that deals with grief. The series follows a woman who, after her husband dies, is forced to realize how much she didn’t know about him. Elizabeth Olsen stars in the comedy-drama and anchors it with a performance that feels truly authentic. Unfortunately, the series was cancelled after only 2 seasons but it still proves to be one of the best dramas to watch for free.


You Can Watch Sorry For Your Loss For Free on Facebook Watch


1. Leverage: Redemption

The original Leverage series was a huge hit. It had exactly the right combination of humor and drama, with a cast that had excellent chemistry. Leverage: Redemption is a revival and sequel to the original series that manages to recapture the magic of the original. The sequel series returns to form and follows a crew of high-tech crooks who attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen. Leverage: Redemption is funny, exhilarating, and tops our list of the best TV series to watch for free.


You Can Watch Leverage: Redemption For Free on IMDb TV


These Free New TV Shows Come With Ads

Free streaming services can be great for anyone trying to save money but they don’t come without drawbacks. Most free streaming platforms contain commercial interruptions, which can get annoying for those used to commercial-free subscriptions. However, the frequency of commercial interruptions vary based on the streaming service you are using. If you want to find out how many commercials you should expect with each streaming service, check out our blog post, “Free Streaming Services You Can Use Right Now“.

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