The 20 best TV shows on Freevee to binge watch

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Amazon Freevee is not just the place to watch movies for free you can’t find on its sister paid service Amazon Prime Video. It’s also the place to binge-watch some great television series as well. But what are the best TV shows on Freevee? The free streaming service has a pretty solid library of titles, ranging from classics of the 1960s to more modern shows.

We have picked 20 TV shows currently available on Freevee, and we think you will enjoy all of them. Most are older shows, but there are a few exclusive and original series to check out as well. You can access the service now and start watching.

Best TV shows on Freevee

Editor’s Note: We will update this list of the best  TV shows on Freevee as new series are added and others leave the service.

Bosch: Legacy (2022-present)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
  • Main cast: Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers, Madison Lintz, Denise Sanchez, Stephen A. Chang
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Ratings: 8.5 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch is now a private investigator and is even taking cases from a former enemy attorney, Honey “Money” Chandler. Meanwhile, his daughter Maddie is now working as a rookie LAPD patrol officer. Both father and daughter will encounter each other while they investigate cases.

After several seasons on Amazon Prime Video, Bosch “ended” only to be reborn in this new series that’s exclusive to Freevee. The main difference is that Bosch’s daughter is now a major part of the cast and stories, but otherwise, if you enjoyed the original series, or just like adult crime dramas in general, you will like watching this series.

High School (2022-present)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Clea DuVall
  • Main cast: Railey Gilliland, Seazynn Gilliland, Cobie Smulders, Kyle Bornheimer, Esther McGregor
  • Genre: Teen Drama
  • Ratings: 7.7 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

In the 1990s, teenage twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin go to high school together. The teens are trying to find their own identities and discover they like writing and performing music.

This Freevee exclusive show is based on the memoir of the same name written by the musical duo Tegan and Sara. The show is perhaps one of the most realistic depictions of teenage life ever filmed, as the sisters discover not only their love of performing but also other aspects of life as well. Hopefully, we will get to see a second season of this show.

Leverage Redemption (2021-present)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 2
  • Creator: Chris Downey, John Rogers
  • Main cast: Noah Wyle, Beth Riesgraf, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Aleyse Shannon
  • Genre: Crime drama
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 93% – Rotten Tomatoes

A group of former criminals who teamed up years ago to help people in trouble are back at it again. They have a new leader, but otherwise, their goal is the same as before; to take down rich criminals that prey on others.

The original Leverage (also available on Freevee) was a fun show with a modern Robin Hood “take from the rich to give to the poor” theme. The new series, which is exclusive to Freevee, keeps that same theme but with some more modern techniques and more modern wealthy evil people to take down.

Farscape (1999-2003)

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 4
  • Creator:  Rockne S. O’Bannon
  • Main cast: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Jonathan Hardy, Lani John Tupu
  • Genre: Scifi
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 90% – Rotten Tomatoes

A US astronaut on a one-man space shuttle is suddenly transported from Earth orbit to somewhere else in the galaxy. He encounters a group of alien fugitives on board a living starship and joins up with them while also trying to figure out a way to get back home.

One of the greatest space-based scifi shows of all time, Farscape benefitted greatly from the puppet and makeup effects from the Jim Henson Workshop, which created some of the best aliens ever seen on screen. It also takes some twists and turns that make it even more binge-worthy. You can also watch the show’s concluding mini-series: Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, on Freevee.

Mad Men (2007-2013)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Seasons: 7
  • Creator: Matthew Weiner
  • Main cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Ratings: 8.7 – IMDB / 94% – Rotten Tomatoes

Don Draper is a major advertising executive in New York City in the 1960s. He’s good at his job, but he also has to deal with his family, his co-workers and the changing times around him.

You would think a show about ad execs in the 1960s would be boring. However, creator Matthew Weiner turned that premise into a series that examines consumerism, sexism, the rise of feminism in the 1960, and more. The result is one of the best dramas ever made for TV.

Columbo (1971-1979)

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Seasons: 7
  • Creator: Richard Levinson, William Link
  • Main cast: Peter Falk
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Lt. Columbo is a homicide detective for the LAPD. He may not be the best dresser, and he may seem to talk sometimes in tangents, but in the end, he’s very observant. He can take the clues in a murder scene to find the connections that point to the killer.

Over 50 years after the debut of this series, Columbo still ranks as one of the best murder mystery shows ever made. It combines the premise of seeing rich and wealthy people in LA committing murder and then seeing Columbo use his deductive powers and his talent for disarming his suspects to figure out how the murderer committed the crime. By the way, Freevee has all of the seasons of the classic Columbo run but not the TV movies revival that happened in the late 1980s-early 2000s.

The X-Files (1993-2018)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 11
  • Creator: Chris Carter
  • Main cast: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish
  • Genre: Scifi Horror
  • Ratings: 8.6 – IMDB / 74% – Rotten Tomatoes

FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate strange and odd cases that have been put into the division’s “X-Files.” Along the way, the duo discovers all sorts of creatures, aliens, and odd humans and even finds a conspiracy to keep the existence of aliens from the general public.

While this show can vary wildly in quality, when it’s good, it’s very good indeed. The series takes a modern-day look at supernatural events and beings and combines it with an ongoing story of aliens, coverups, and more. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are perfectly matched as the scientific skeptic Scully, and the open-to-anything Mulder.

Fringe (2008-2013)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
  • Main cast: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown
  • Genre: Scifi Horror
  • Ratings: 8.4 – IMDB / 90% – Rotten Tomatoes

An FBI agent is teamed up with a discredited scientist and his son. The trio are asked to investigate odd occurrences that seem to involve fringe science. These cases take the team to some very unexpected places.

This is, in many ways, a spiritual successor to The X-Files. Both shows have teams that look into cases that cannot be explained immediately. The shows differ in that Fringe is more interested in characters than its cases, plus some plot twists that even The X-Files never attempted.

Project Blue Book (2019-2020)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 2
  • Creator: Steven Spielberg
  • Main cast: Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Neal McDonough, Michael Harney, Laura Mennell
  • Genre: Historical drama/Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 7,6 – IMDB / 67% – Rotten Tomatoes

In the early 1960s, the US Air Force recruits scientist Dr. J. Allen Hynek to look into the many reports by US citizens of unidentified flying objects. However, his investigations sometimes reveal some real-world conspiracies as well.

Believe it or not, this show is based loosely on the real Project Blue Book UFO investigations by the Air Force. Most of the episodes are also based in part on UFO reports from that era. The result is a show that has more of an authentic feel to it compared to other shows like The X-Files.

Lost (2004-2010)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 6
  • Creator: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof
  • Main cast: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson, Jeff Fahey
  • Genre: Scifi
  • Ratings: 8.3 – IMDB / 96% – Rotten Tomatoes

A passenger jet crashes on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. That would be bad enough for the plane’s handful of survivors. However, they will soon learn that their adventure has just begun.

Lost’s twisty plotlines and its varied cast of characters made this show appointment viewing for many when it was first on the air. Now anyone can watch it free on Freevee and get caught up with the black smoke, the Dharma Initiative, and more.

The Rockford Files (1974-1980)

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Seasons: 6
  • Creator: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins
  • Main cast: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Gretchen Corbett, Stuart Margolin
  • Genre: Crime Drama
  • Ratings: 8.2 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Jim Rockford is an ex-con who went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s working as a private investigator in Los Angeles, frequently taking on cases that the LAPD has marked closed.

Along with Columbo, this series was one of the best dramas of the 1970s. James Garner’s portrayal of Rockford is both tough and tender, and the show has a lot of humor mixed in with some crime and detective action.

Batman (1966-1968)

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Seasons: 3
  • Creator:  Lorenzo Semple Jr., William Dozier
  • Main cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Neil Hamilton, Alan Napier, Madge Blake
  • Genre: Superhero Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.5 – IMDB / 72% – Rotten Tomatoes

Gotham City millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson are secretly the crime-fighting superhero duo of Batman and Robin. They protect Gotham City from a ton of colorful supervillains with their brilliant minds, their many gadgets (including the Batmobile), and a lot of fisticuffs.

This adaptation of the DC Comics characters combined action and crime-fighting for the kids with some comedy and satire for the adults. The result is a show that’s much better than you might remember, with some help with some great performances from Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo, and a host of guest star actors playing both established and new Batman villains.

Ready to watch? You can find the TV show right here on Freevee.

Night Court (1984-1992)

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  • Rating: PG
  • Seasons: 9
  • Creator: Reinhold Weege
  • Main cast: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Markie Post, Charles Robinson
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.7 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Judge Harry T. Stone brings his fun-loving personality to a New York City night court. In addition to all of the odd and strange cases that he has to make decisions for, Judge Stone also has to deal with his staff and his regular slate of attorneys, who can sometimes be as wacky as the people who come into his courtroom.

If you have never seen the original Night Court, what are you waiting on? This workplace courtroom comedy has consistent laughs and great characters that you actually care about.

Alias (2001-2006)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: J.J. Abrams
  • Main cast: Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman
  • Genre: Spy action
  • Ratings: 7.6 – IMDB / 86% – Rotten Tomatoes

Young Sydney Bristow thinks she’s been recruited by the US government to work for a super secret division of the CIA. She soon learns the organization is, in fact, evil and working against the US. With the help of her father, Sydney agrees to become a double agent for the CIA to bring down this group.

Jennifer Garner became a major star with this series. Her portrayal of Sydney Bristow makes this outrageous premise believable to the audience, she also can take out the bad guys physically if she has to with some excellent fight and action set pieces. There are also some big twists and turns in  the five seasons of this show.

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966)

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Episode: A Word a Day, February 2, 1962
Shown from left: Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie), Dick Van Dyke (as Rob Petrie), Larry Mathews (as Richard Rosebud ‘Ritchie’ Petrie )

  • Rating: TV-G
  • Seasons: 5
  • Creator: Carl Reiner
  • Main cast: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 8.4 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Rob Petrie gets hired to be a writer for the Alan Brady Show. When he’s not in the show’s writers’ room, he’s at home with his wife Laura and son Ritchie where they all get into interesting situations.

This is truly one of the best sitcoms of all time and is highly influential even today. WandaVision’s use of the show, both directly and indirectly, has made many folks want to see the original series out. They will find some great gags and writing, plus perfect performances from Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, and the rest of the cast.

Weeds (2005-2012)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Seasons: 8
  • Creator: Jenji Kohan
  • Main cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk, Alexander Gould, Hunter Parrish
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 7.9 – IMDB / 70% – Rotten Tomatoes

Nancy Botwin is a recently widowed single mother with two kids to raise in a suburb of Los Angeles. In order to keep their high-end middle-class lifestyle, she starts selling marijuana and slowly becomes a hardened criminal.

Before Breaking Bad, there was Weeds. While this show is very much a comedy, it also deals with a person who feels they have to sell drugs to get money to help support their family. Mary-Louise Parker is terrific as the soccer money turned weed dealer, who soon realizes she is way too deep in this business to quit without serious consequences.

Murder She Wrote (1984-1996)

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Creator: 12
  • Director: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link
  • Main cast: Angela Lansbury
  • Genre: Mystery drama
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / NR – Rotten Tomatoes

Widowed Jessica Fletcher lives in Cabot Cove, Maine, where she makes a living writing mystery novels. Unfortunately, she seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time as she is constantly getting involved in murder investigations. Thankfully, she always seems to have the smarts to solve it.

This show may not be as good as Columbo (despite being co-created by that show’s creators), but it is constantly entertaining. Angela Lansbury makes this role her own, and every episode has at least one or more memorable actors as guest stars, or sometimes even future stars.

Highlander (1992-1998)

  • Rating: PG-14
  • Creator: 6
  • Director: Gregory Widen
  • Main cast: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Elizabeth Gracen, Peter Wingfield
  • Genre: Action
  • Ratings: 7.2 – IMDB / 93% – Rotten Tomatoes

Duncan MacLeod is immortal, like his relative Connor MacLeod. Duncan has lived hundreds of years, and in the present day, he has to face the few remaining immortals in occasional sword combat, where each tries to slice the other’s head off. In the end, there can be only one.

Here is a rare example of a TV series based on a movie that actually surpassed the film. This “alternative” continuation of the events in the Highlander movie gets started with the “kill the immortal of the week” formula, but it quickly turns into exploring the mythology of not only this immortal human race but their effects on ordinary mortals.

Space: 1999 (1975-1977)

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Seasons: 2
  • Creator: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson
  • Main cast: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate
  • Genre: Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 7.3 – IMDB / 66% – Rotten Tomatoes

The moon gets blasted out of Earth’s orbit thanks to the constant dumping of nuclear waste by the people of Earth. The crew members that inhabit Moonbase Alpha are now on a planetary body that is out of control, going into deep space and encountering all sorts of alien threats.

This show has a rather ludicrous premise, but it still has a lot of cool sci-fi storylines, not to mention some great model and visual effects work that still holds up today. Be warned: the second season is practically a different show, as it is more of an action-adventure series compared to the more serious sci-fi themes of the first season. However, both seasons still have their charms.

The Prisoner (1967-1968)

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  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Seasons: 1
  • Creator: Patrick McGoohan
  • Main cast: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat
  • Genre: Spy/Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 8.5 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

A secret agent suddenly resigns from his organization, but then he’s kidnapped and taken to a location known as The Village. Given the designation Number 6, the agent keeps fighting the people behind the village, who want to know exactly why he resigned.

This is not only one of the best TV shows on Freevee, but one of the greater TV series of all time, period. Patrick McGoohan’s creation, and his portrayal of Number 6, still resonate today, with themes of privacy, individuality, politics, and more coming to the surface. It also has one of best TV theme songs of all time.

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