The best television shows on the internet

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Oct 5, 2016, 12:11 PM | Updated: Oct 6, 2016, 11:22 am


Younger people cannot imagine a time when there were only three program choices on a 13-inch black-and-white TV and one had to change channels using a dial on the front of the television.

Back then, if you missed a show when it originally aired, you wouldn’t be able to see it again until it was shown as a rerun — often several months later.

Today, television programs can be viewed on virtually any type of screen — phones, computers, tablets. And viewers can watch most shows whenever they want.

Thanks to accessibility to On Demand services that are part of your cable services, which offer local broadcasters like ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and cable channels including HBO On Demand, and others like Netflix,  Amazon Video, virtually any series that has ever been on television is now available online and on demand. Even better, the offerings include new series made especially for cable, internet and non-broadcast television audiences.

Here are some can’t-miss options to check out on any internet-available device at your convenience. For problem-free screening, your best option is to use the fastest internet speed available, locally Cox G1GABLAST internet will allow for members in your home to utilize 1 Gig speed so they can view on multiple devices at the same time, with the fastest downloads.

Penny Dreadful

This gothic crossover features former Bond stars Timothy Dalton and Eva Green as Sir Malcolm Murray and psychic Vanessa Ives who are investigating the disappearance of Murray’s daughter. Josh Harnett plays Ethan Chandler, a gunslinger recruited to help them in their quest. The Showtime creation includes well-known characters like Count Dracula, Abraham Van Helsing, Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dr. Henry Jekyll. says, “The show’s unique atmosphere and mastery of tone set it apart from everything else on television.”


This drama rotates around a wealthy, prominent family in the Florida Keys that has many dark secrets. Kyle Chandler (the coach and dad from ”Friday Night Lights,” another on-demand favorite) plays John, the model son of the family’s four adult children who also happens to be a cop. Mother Sally (Sissy Spacek) plays the mother, while Sam Shepard fills the role of family patriarch. The family operates a beautiful inn that is their legacy. The storyline includes a black sheep son whose return brings a host of unwanted problems and complications.


This History channel original series recounts the saga of Viking king Ragnar Lothbrook. The director and producers have tried to accurately portray life in the Viking world, which includes plenty of violence, superstition and political intrigue. With this gripping series, they’ve taken a mostly ignored historical period and sparked the interest of millions of viewers.

Making a Murderer

If you missed seeing this real-life series when it became a dominating force in workplace conversation in December 2015, you should see it now. Filmed over 10 years, the show documents the story of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey. The two Wisconsin natives were accused of raping and killing a young woman who was taking photos of Avery’s car for AutoTrader magazine.

Forbes article called this Netflix’s most significant show ever.

“Once you’re done, the question becomes…which part of it makes you the most furious? Which thing that occurs is the most ludicrous miscarriage of justice in your view?”

Orange is the New Black

The most popular series on Netflix, according to a recent report from 7Park Data, the storyline is about a woman serving 15 months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend. Taylor Schilling plays the lead role of Piper Chapman and through seven seasons, the series features many well-known actors in starring and recurring roles.


Produced by Netflix, this series is based on Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

“With its fast-paced style of storytelling, brilliant acting and the fact the show was filmed on location in Colombia, the series appears to be yet another impressive win for the massive streaming company,” reports Brazilian actor Wagner Moura plays the role of Escobar. Boyd Holbrook plays DEA agent Steve Murphy, who has been assigned to track and kill Escobar. For anyone who likes “Breaking Bad” or “House of Cards,” this is a must see. Some other top-rated, can’t miss series you can watch locally on Cox On Demand include: ”American Horror Story,” ”Stranger Things,” “Mr. Robot,” “Suits,” “Shameless,” “Supernatural” and “Game of Thrones.”

Others to watch on Cox On Demand include: ”American Horror Story,” ”Stranger Things,” “Mr. Robot,” “Suits,” “Shameless,” “Supernatural” and “Game of Thrones.”

An ultrafast internet connection like Cox G1GABLAST internet can ensure everyone in your family can see whatever programming they want at the same time on multiple devices. 

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