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Watching the Most Popular TV Shows Without Cable

I’m going to do my best to cover all the current most popular TV shows and let you know where you can watch them without cable. To gauge popularity I will use the IMDB Most Popular TV Shows List. I’ll be updating this list regularly.

Stream Popular TV Shows Online

1 – The Walking Dead

Read my article on how to Watch the Walking Dead without Cable. It covers everywhere you can watch The Walking Dead without a traditional pay-TV subscription. This article explains it all.

2 – The Crown

The biographical story about Queen Elizabeth the second is a Netflix Original. Therefore you only need to subscribe to Netflix to watch. Sign up for Netflix here.

3 – Vikings

This historical Viking drama was inspired by Ragnar Lothbrok, a legendary Viking notorious for raids on early England and France. This hit show airs on The History Channel. There are several ways to watch Vikings without cable through various online streaming services.

Philo TV is the most affordable way to watch The History Channel without cable. However, you can also watch History Channel on DIRECTV NOW, Fubo TV, Hulu TV, and Sling TV. These services offer the current season and Vikings will air the same time it does on The History Channel through a pay TV provider.

You can also purchase the current season through Amazon Prime Video. Here is the link to the current season. However, when you purchase through Amazon the show will be available to you one day after it airs on The History Channel. Past seasons are available on Amazon as well. You can also catch Past seasons of Vikings through Hulu’s on-demand library.

4 – Stranger Things

This hit homage to 80’s sci-fi is a Netflix original. Both seasons are available on Netflix. It’s one of my favorite TV shows and is definitely worth checking out. You simply need to subscribe to Netflix to watch every episode of this amazing show.

5 – Shameless

Shameless is a brilliant dark comedy that airs on Showtime. All 8 seasons of this show are available on the network. To watch, check out my article on How to Watch Showtime without Cable.

6 – Game Of Thrones

Since it’s one of my favorites shows and airs on one of my favorite networks, I’ve written an entire guide to watching HBO without cable. It will explain all the ways to watch Game of Thrones online.

7 – Dark

Dark is another Netflix Original. It’s a German science fiction thriller. It’s also the first Netflix original that’s entirely in German, which means there are English subtitles for U.S. audience.  The show debut was in 2017. To watch Dark you will need to subscribe to Netflix.

8 – The Punisher

I feel like I’m repeating myself, but this is another great show that is only on Netflix. That’s why Netflix is a must for most cord cutters. The Punisher is easily the best on-screen adaption of the Marvel Comics anti-hero. It’s my favorite among the Netflix Originals Marvel shows.  To watch it, you just need to have a Netflix subscription.

9 – Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a British television crime drama starring Cillian Murphy. The show is based on the real live Peaky Blinders gang that terrorized Birmingham, England in the late 19th century. The shows U.S. distribution rights were purchased by, you guessed it, Netflix. So you will have to have a Netflix subscription to watch.

10 – The Flash

The Flash is one of biggest shows on The CW network. The CW is one of the most cord cutter friendly networks around, letting you watch all their shows on the CW app. The app is supported by Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and more so it’s no problem to stream The Flash to your living room television.

If this article did not answer your specific question, check out the Cord Cutting Guide. It provides links to the most important articles in our over 200 pages of content to help you ditch pay TV.

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