In the past, several big television networks have improved their show popularity by making those shows available on YouTube. Free YouTube TV series are usually pilot series or season premières, but they may also be autonomous episodes or lower profile ventures uploaded online to generate hype. While many of these free content deals seem to vanish after a while from YouTube, there are still a lot of decent episodes from major networks and online services without wasting a little time.
Here are some of the best freebies of Digital Trends on YouTube.
Insecure as F**k: Season 1, Episode 1
HBO’s Insecure focuses on the creator of the show, Issa Rae, and the constellation of relatives, lovers, and colleagues surrounding her. Inspired by Rae’s bestselling New York Times book, The Awkward Black Girl’s Misadventures, HBO comedy undermines the irony of everyday events, like a simple girl’s night out.
Family Guy: Season 9, Episode 6
This show, in which Brian lets Stewie be his manager and actually has one of his books on the list of bestsellers, is one of several family guy episodes that can be found on YouTube. Only look for the platform, and you’re bound to discover classics from one of the longest TV series.
Cobra Kai: Season 1, Episode 1 — Ace Degenerate
Cobra Kai is normally stuck behind the paywall of YouTube Premium, at least now, but the first episode of his best-received original series has been free of charge from the video giant. Cobra Kai, 34 years after The Karate Kid, reconstructs the villain of that movie, Johnny Lawrence as an outsider who reopened his old dojo, making it a sanctuary for teenagers in disgrace — and reinvigorating his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. Both Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are amazing as an older version of the characters they created in 1984, the new kids are great, and nostalgia in the ’80s and the early ’90s is enjoyable back in time when karate believed could fix any problem.
Do You Want to See a Dead Body?
Unfortunately, the latest episodes of the Funny or Die saga are not free because they are part of YouTube Red. The originals are still on YouTube, though. Rob Huebel stars as a schlubby-size version of himself in the film, embracing and hanging with celebrities before he gives them a dead body! It gets dark and strange, but the horrible attempts by Huebel to perform a decent adventure make it enjoyable. John Cho, Judy Greer, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott and several others are among the guests.
The Prisoner: Season 1, Episode 1 — Arrival
Forget the TV. The prisoner, the trippy, paranoid sci-fi thriller of Patrick McGoohan, is one of the finest pieces of fiction in any form. In the film, McGoohan plays the former secret agent Number Six, a dystopian resort at The Village one day. When Number Six is attempting to run, the enigmatic village leaders do their best to bend things to their own will, kicking off a contest of will almost as dramatic as something that James Bond might encounter in an old school, except way clever.