After seeing how big of a boost Breaking Bad gave Netflix during the final season’s giant hiatus, you’d think they would always aim to bring a series’ most recent season to audiences in the weeks preceding its new season. But it doesn’t always happen that way, which is the case with the first series in the spotlight this week. If that proves anything, it’s that I’m absolutely clueless on the legal side of streaming deals. (Sad trombones.) Now sit back on your motorcycle-shaped couch and catch up on shows both old and new, because streaming doesn’t give you Ebola.
SAMCRO storybook that can never be turned back. It brought viewers into the lives of Jimmy Smits’ O.G. badass (and Gemma-wooer) Nero, Donal Logue’s vengeful maniac Lee Toric, Peter Weller’s dirty ex-cop Charles Barosky and also brought Walton Goggins’ fan favorite Venus Van Damme back into everyone’s lives for a pair of dark episodes. The shocks come fast and hard, and it's a wonder that something so dark and inherently depressing is so addictive.
All six seasons of Sons of Anarchy can be found on Netflix Instant, as well as Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime.
Transparent coming out recently and earning itself a massive amount of critical acclaim, there has been a noticeable lack of fanfare accompanying the Season 2 release for the satirically poignant comedy Alpha House. Is it just me, or is it absolutely nuts that a series with John Goodman in it isn’t more widely discussed? Inspired by a real life quartet of D.C. peeps, Alpha House centers on a set of Republican U.S. Senators (Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos) who live together in Washington D.C., and was created by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. Season 2 includes a return cameo from Bill Murray, as well as Penn Jillette. It’s a completely different side of the political spectrum than Veep or Scandal will give you, and all ten episodes can now be binged upon.
Both seasons of Alpha House are currently available on Amazon Prime.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, as well as all twelve episodes of I’m Alan Partridge. If that's not enough, you can top it all off with Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the big screen effort that hit Netflix a while back.
All three Coogan shows can be found on Hulu Plus.
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