5 of the Best Original Online TV Series You Haven’t Seen Yet
Forget “Orange is the Black,” watch these original online TV series instead (or after you binge watch OITB).
While OITB’s upcoming fourth season might be getting all the recent attention, there are plenty of other original online TV series to stream. Cut the cable cord and whether you are hanging out by the pool this weekend, laying in bed on a Friday night, or in the bathroom at work, watch one (or all) of these best original online TV shows this summer.
Even though this online TV series could be more accurately called Unhappy Valley, that won’t keep you from binge watching it this weekend. While investigating crimes in a small British town, a female police Sergeant protagonist deals with personal tragedies that are somehow often intertwined with the crimes she is investigating. The acting is phenomenal in this series.
While the second season of this riveting dramatic series isn’t as good as the first, this is still a must-watch series. Set in contemporary Key West, the series documents the secrets of the Rayburns, a local family who are well-regarded in the community. The series starts off with the eldest brother saying, “We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing.” You can’t even imagine how bad things get. The acting is somewhat clunky; with the exception of that by Ben Mendelsohn, who plays Danny.
An alternative history, loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s book by the same name, the series chronicles the world after World War II and documents what the world would be like if the Axis powers had won. While the plot is terrifying and riveting, the acting can be somewhat lacking. It is safe to say, though, that this sci-fi/fantasy series is worth the watch because it is so novel.
Another Amazon original show, “Transparent” chronicles the highly-dysfunctional Pfefferman family as the patriarch shares that she is transgender. This show is one part comedy and one part drama and is superbly acted–Jeffrey Tambor as Mort and Maura is simply the best.
This miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s “11.22.63″ is part sci-fi and part alternative history. The plot centers around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and what if it was possible to stop it from happening. There are plenty of twists and turns in the series; it is based on a Stephen King story after all. It does feature the unlikely Jame Franco as the lead, but he does actually seem to pull it off.
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