Netflix can often feel like the be-all, end-all of online streaming, especially if you're actually paying for it. Why looks elsewhere when Netflix is right there and paid for, right?
But if you're feeling bored with Netflix's current selection, there are options out there. And one of those options I found recently is not only Canadian, it's totally FREE.
Yes, folks, you can find a bunch of awesome "Throwback" shows on CTV's website, and if you want to watch them all you have to do is hit play. Seriously.
You don't need to sign up for anything before accessing hundreds of episodes from amazing shows like Community and Orphan Black.
Plus they have some REAL throwbacks, like Married with Children and the original Charlie's Angels.
Here are some of the best Throwback offerings CTV.ca has to offer:
A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.
A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.
A suspended lawyer is forced to enrol in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.
Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.
A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.
A teenage girl is visited by God, disguised as everyday people, and is given assignments and tasks that eventually have a positive outcome on people's lives.
Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.
Paul and Jamie Buchman are a recently-married New York City couple. They point out the gentle humor in domesticity and life's everyday situations.
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.
They also have a huge selection of animated shows to really bring back the childhood memories... or throw it on if you're babysitting and want to give the kids these days some education on real cartoons.
A squad of supernatural investigators are Earth's only defence against an evil ghost wizard and his minions.
In Jeannie, high school student Corey Anders discovers Jeannie's bottle while surfing and draws the title character out of it. Corey becomes the master to Jeannie and her companion Babu, who are treated as his slaves. (via Wikipedia.org)
Legendary half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter Blade is tracking Deacon Frost, a very powerful and influential vampire who killed his mother and who heads Existence, a secretive vampire organization that operates in Southeast Asia.
Logan is asked by his old friend, a cop from Japan, to help him take down Shingen Yashida's crime syndicate and save Mariko, Logan's lost love, from forced marriage arranged by her father Shingen. Yukio, a female assassin, helps him. (via IMDB.com)
The continuing adventures of Agents K and J as they deal with problems with extraterrestrials in New York City. (via IMDB.com)
A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe. (via IMDB.com)
Stuart Little is now an animated TV Series based on the original movie in which Stuart continues his life-long adventures. (via IMDB.com)
These are just a couple that had me really excited, to check out the full list of Throwback shows CTV has to offer, head to their Throwback page here.