For a limited time you can check out episode 1 of the new usa series, Complications, on Amazon here. On usa you can watch the first two episodes for free with commercials, and the third episode if you sign in with your television provider.
The show, about a doctor dragged into the middle of a gang war when he saves a child, airs Thursdays this summer.
Not sure that a 10-part FOX miniseries about a secret service agent trapped in a creepy Brigadoon-esque town is for you? Well for a (probably) limited time, you can get the first episode free on Amazon. Check out a trailer here.
It’s worth a try even if you aren’t usually into science fiction type stuff because it’s also a great conspiracy thriller/mystery/character drama – not to mention a chance to enjoy Tatiana Maslany’s truly excellent performance(s).
US Gently and Bacchus fans don’t have to wait to see the new series. In fact, subscribers to Acorn TV can already watch the first episode, even though it doesn’t air on the BBC until Thursday. Acorn will put up a new episode every Monday for the next three weeks.
The first two episodes of this Hulu/BBC series are now available for free online at Hulu (Hulu Plus members can watch all six). Two normal (okay, slightly oddball) guys get pulled into an international crime conspiracy/caper when one of them answers the wrong phone at the scene of an accident.
PBS’s Masterpiece is wonderful – it airs fantastic British shows and then provides them online for free. But PBS (and BBC America) can only do so much. After that the UK tv addict has to turn to Amazon, Netflix or Hulu.
Now there is another option in the online streaming world. Acorn Media has launched Acorn TV. You can try it out for free for one month. There is overlap with what’s already available on Amazon, etc., but there are also some series that you can’t currently get anywhere else, including: the latest series of Vera; the first series of the charming 1920s Australian whodunit, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (based on novels by Kerry Greenwood and starring the beautiful Essie Davis); series 14 of Midsomer Murders; and the absurd and excellent Blandings (based on P.G. Wodehouse’s classic stories).