Streaming international: 5 great shows to watch on TV through a VPN
The Virtual Private Network is a true blessing when it comes to traveling, when you want privacy, or when you’re stuck with that stupid error message that comes up when a video is not available in your country.
Let’s assume you’re already an expert at the host of different VPNs available, so let’s jump into some of the best shows you can watch at any time in any location in any mood.
Are you looking for a twisted thriller to binge while kayaking around Puget Sound? We’ve got you covered. What if you want to watch a comedic police procedural with some penguins in Antarctica? We’ve got that, too. X-VPN is one of our very favorite VPNs around, make sure you sign up for it so you can start bingewatching these shows, stat.
Netflix’s You both terrified us and made us paranoid about internet privacy, which makes it appropriate to place first on a list of VPN shows.
Based on the book by author Caroline Kepnes, You follows Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) and his one-man stalking obsession with college student Beck (Elizabeth Lail). It’s campy and engrossing and already guaranteed for another season, so anyone with a U.S. Netflix account has time to catch up before S2 starts.
Rick and Morty
Comedy Central’s Rick and Morty has evolved from a zany sci-fi comedy to a cultural zeitgeist with the power to change the menu at McDonald’s. Science fiction is never limited by the boundaries of reality, but Rick and Morty goes beyond expectations by traveling to different times, planets, dimensions, realms, and microverses.
All of the interdimensional weirdness is available on Hulu, Sling TV, as well as Netflix in India and the UK.
Star Trek: Discovery
CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery has boldly gone where no one has gone before, which is CBS All Access. We’re pumped for the third season, which will feature Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), leader of the time-travelling mission, as well as acting captain of Discovery, Saru (Doug Jones).
We’re looking forward to the third season of Star Trek: Discovery, but it is sadly still in production. In the meantime, we can watch the first two seasons on Netflix UK and Netflix Japan.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, once of Fox and currently of NBC, has made a home on almost every streaming platform except for U.S. Netflix. We just want to watch the zany hijinks of New York detectives – is that so much to ask? Luckily, it’s up on the site for Netflix in Australia, the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, France, Brazil, Israel, Spain, and Poland.
We don’t know what the twelfth season of the BBC’s Doctor Who will entail, but we’re willing to bet Daleks will be involved in some capacity or another. However, one thing we do know is the New Year’s Day special “Resolution” is slated to be the only episode that will air in 2019, while Jodie Whitaker and her suspenders will come back in 2020.
When that magical time comes, UK residents with access to BBC iPlayer and TVPlayer will be able to stream Doctor Who on the BBC.
The fourth season of FX’s Fargo will feature a new chapter from the show’s “book,” titled “The History of True Crime in the Midwest.” Fargo creator Noah Hawley spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about ideas for the fourth season, noting “on some level, there’s a good joke in the idea that the more things change, the more they stay the same,” because that’s been a recurring motif throughout all three seasons of Fargo.
The fourth season is coming in 2020, but for anyone impatient until then, Fargo is streaming on Hulu.
The CW’s Riverdale is a beautiful, demented horror story of different genres. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s dark twist on Archie Comics is one of the most straight-up insane TV shows on screen and we pray that The CW ratings juggernaut continues to wear its crown for a long time to come.
Riverdale also features an impossibly beautiful cast of 20-somethings we are told are high school students, including K.J. Apa (A Dog’s Purpose), Lili Reinhart (The Good Neighbour), Camila Mendes (The New Romantic), and Cole Sprouse (Big Daddy) at the forefront. Anyone willing to dive into the abyss of CW madness can air the show on the CW’s website or the smart TV app for free the day after airing.