Fall TV premieres are right around the corner, but with three weeks until the new season kicks off, now's the perfect time to jump on the binge-watching bandwagon: catch up with shows you fell behind on, discover new series you might have missed in last fall's deluge, or just get nostalgic with classics that you can now watch in their entirety.
To give you plenty of options over the Labor Day long weekend, we've rounded up 27 must-watch shows, both old and new, that you can stream via Netflix and Hulu (in some cases, without needing to pay for a Hulu Plus subscription). From foreign imports like "Moone Boy," "The Fall" and "Braquo" to the most recent seasons of "Scandal," "The Good Wife" and "Parks and Recreation," there's something for everyone.
See the new star of "Doctor Who" in action before he hops into the TARDIS, check out Peggy Olson with a New Zealand accent and find out what Hugh Laurie got up to before he won our hearts as "House." And that's not even counting premium sites like HBO Go, Showtime Anytime and Amazon Instant Video, each boasting staggering libraries of shows past and present, if you have access. Check out our list below, and hit the comments with your own favorite online discoveries:
You still have time to catch up before the end! A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to manufacture and sell crystal meth to secure his family's future.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Before "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "The Crazy Ones" debut in September, see where it all began for Joss Whedon and Sarah Michelle Gellar with the beloved cult hit about a teenage girl who fulfills her mystical calling as a Slayer by protecting humankind from vampires, demons and other malevolent supernatural creatures.
Ellen Pompeo stars in this Emmy-winning medical drama as Dr. Meredith Grey, a young surgical intern (and eventual resident) who's caught up in a swirl of personal and professional passions with fellow doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital.
"Once Upon a Time"
Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas and Robert Carlyle star in this fantastical series that follows the travails of a young woman who is drawn to a small Maine town and discovers that it's filled with the mystical elements of the fairy tale world.
"Orange is the New Black"
Jump on the bandwagon and find out what everyone's buzzing about. From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious new series set in a women’s prison. Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.
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