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by | September 29, 2015 | Comments

Now that the fall TV season has officially begun, there’s a wealth of new and returning programming to catch up on, and the streaming services know this. With that in mind, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime are offering opportunities for you to blaze through previous seasons of popular shows and to check out some new premieres. Of course, we’ve still got a couple of options for you if you’re looking to own a digital copy of some new releases (including one huge summer blockbuster) or hankering for a classic film. Read on for the full list.

New on Hulu:


How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2 (2015)

Hot off of Viola Davis’ groundbreaking Emmy win, HTGAWM launched into its second season last week, following law professor Annalise Keating (Davis) and a handful of her most promising students as they deal with the consequences of last season’s events. New episodes will become available every week.

Available now on: Hulu

black-ish: Season 2 (2015) 90%

One of last year’s most talked-about new comedies returned for its second season last week, and so far, it looks as sure-footed as ever. Catch up on new episodes as they air with Hulu Plus.

Available now on: Hulu

Bob's Burgers: Season 6 (2015) 100%

Bob and Linda Belcher run a restaurant with the help of children Tina, Gene, and Louise. Between the funeral home next door, a relentless health inspector, the children’s misadventures, and Bob‘s unreliable business strategies, the restaurant is always struggling to stay open.

Available now on: Hulu

Empire: Season 2 (2015) 87%

FOX’s hit drama about hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) also premiered this week, picking up where it left off in season one, with Lucious in jail and his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) plotting against him. If you miss it when it airs on Wednesdays, you can stream it for free a week later (or sooner, if you have Hulu Plus).

Available now on: Hulu

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 3 (2015) 93%

Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, and Terry Crews star in this hit “workplace” sitcom from Fox about a Brooklyn police department full of eccentric characters. Subscribe to watch the season three premiere and new episodes as they air.

Available now on: Hulu

Quantico: Season 1 (2015) 81%

ABC’s brand new Certified Fresh espionage drama revolves around a group of new FBI trainees, one of whom is a double agent planning a massive attack on New York City. Check out the series premiere now.

Available now on: Hulu

Scandal: Season 5 (2015) 95%

Another Shonda Rhimes production (like HTGAWM), this popular drama about a crisis management expert (Kerry Washington) also premiered last week, picking up just a few days after the season four finale. You can stream the new season premiere now and subsequent episodes after they air.

Available now on: Hulu

The Last Man on Earth: Season 2 (2015) 86%

Will Forte’s post-apocalyptic sitcom returned for its second season on Sunday, and Hulu subscribers can catch up with Phil Miller (Forte) and his “wife” Carol (Kristen Schaal) as they embark on their new adventure together.

Available now on: Hulu

Blood & Oil: Season 1 (2015) 63%

Another new drama from ABC, Blood & Oil is an ensemble drama about a young couple who move to North Dakota after the recent oil boom and clash with a local tycoon and his family. The season premiere is available to stream.

Available now on: Hulu

Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (2015) 42%

Heroes fans rejoice! The new series is here for a 13-episode arc, which follows a new group of individuals with latent superpowers after a terrorist attack in Texas. The season premiere is available to stream.

Available now on: Hulu

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3 (2015) 100%

Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his handpicked team of the agency’s “best and brightest” are back to investigate a rogue faction of Inhumans in their continuous war with Hydra. Season three premieres on October 7, and new episodes will be available weekly. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s average Tomatometer score is currently at 90 percent.

Available on Oct 7 on: Hulu

Casual: Season 1 (2015) 92%

In this Hulu original dramedy, a newly divorced mother and her bachelor brother move in together, then coach each other through the world of dating while raising her teenage daughter. The first two episodes will be available on October 7, then roll out weekly on Wednesdays.

Available on Oct 7 on: Hulu

Family Guy: Season 14 (2015) 60%

One of Fox’s animated staples returned for its 14th season earlier this week, and those of you fans who missed it can catch it with Hulu Plus.

Available now on: Hulu

The Simpsons: Season 27 (2015) 80%

In 1989, The Simpsons revived the primetime animated show and has been chugging (like so much Duff Beer) along since — its 27th (27th!) season kicked off Sept. 27.

Available now on: Hulu

New on Netflix:


The Walking Dead: Season 5 (2014) 90%

Thoughtful and gory in equal measure, AMC’s wildly popular action drama follows the lives of a handful of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies.

Available now on: Netflix

Iris (2015) 98%

This Certified Fresh documentary portrait of fashion maven Iris Apfel was the final film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles.

Available now on: Netflix

Philomena (2013) 90%

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in a drama about a woman who enlists an investigative reporter to find the long-lost son she was forced to give up for adoption.

Available now on: Netflix

Love Actually (2003) 64%

Richard Curtis’ yuletide romantic comedy has become something of a cult favorite in recent years, thanks in no small part to its luminous cast, which includes Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Laura Linney, Keira Knightley, Billy Bob Thornton, Rowan Atkinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Andrew Lincoln.

Available now on: Netflix

New on Amazon Prime


Grimm: Season 4 (2014) 100%

Fantastical fairy tale creatures are alive in Portland in this series, which puts a supernatural spin on the police procedural. All of the four seasons are now available for free for Amazon Prime subscribers.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

New on Fandor


Heartland (1979) 100%

Conchata Ferrell, Rip Torn, and Barry Primus star in this critically acclaimed period drama about a widow managing the household of a Wyoming rancher.

Available now on: Fandor

These Birds Walk (2013) 96%

This documentary about a home for Pakistani street children is a humanist portrait of an elderly humanitarian and his young charges.

Available now on: Fandor

A Taste of Honey (1961) 89%

A fine example of British “kitchen sink” cinema — and a pretty daring film for its time — A Taste of Honey is the story of a love affair between two working class teenagers that results in an unplanned pregnancy.

Available now on: Fandor

Available for Purchase


Jurassic World (2015) 71%

After a few years of operation, the dino refuge/theme park Jurassic World is losing attendance, so executives have demanded the on-site scientists to develop a bigger, badder creature from the genetic material of a T-rex and a bunch of other prehistoric animals. Will the newly christened Indominus rex drum up more business for the park? Will it eventually escape captivity and wreak havoc?

Available now on: iTunes

Dope (2015) 89%

Shameik Moore and Zoë Kravitz star in a Certified Fresh comedy about a bookworm who winds up in possession of  a bag full of drugs.

Available now on: iTunes

Deathgasm (2015) 88%

A festival favorite, this New Zealand-based tongue-in-cheek gorefest is the tale of teenage metalheads whose garage band unleashes a plague of carnage upon their sleepy suburban community.

Available now on: iTunes

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