Spring Break Escape: 14 Free Episodes To Escape with Right Now
Summer is on the way but spring is still in the air. So we're giving you a break. Make that a spring break to help you escape! We've hand-picked 14 free episodes to help you get away from the issues of the day. All you need to do is click and watch. No sign in needed! This list is all about the 14 absolute best, totally free episodes of the moment. Think of these as the "staff picks" they used to have in video stores. Remember those? There are current shows like Modern Family and Station 19, as well as throwbacks like Army Wives and Felicity! The countdown to #1 is on. Watch 'em in order or bounce around to find something that suits your personal tastes! Everything's awesome, and everything's free. Let the binging begin!
#14 - Modern Family "I'm Going to Miss This" - The show just had its near-perfect series finale, but this penultimate episode is great example of how it mixed laughs and heart for all of its 11 years on the air. Mitchell is having a hard time letting go of his old life and Gloria steps in to help him say goodbye. Meanwhile, Haley, Luke and Alex decide to throw a party at the Dunphy house when Claire and Phil leave for a trip, and Dylan's mom takes the twins for the night.
CHECK OUT MODERN FAMILY'S MITCH AND CAM IN FULL PANIC MODE
#13 - mixed-ish "Becoming Bow" - BINGE ALERT! In this spinoff of the hit series black-ish, Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s, and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. Start with the series premiere, of course, but the entire season so far is also available for binging.
#12 - Stumptown "Forget It Dex, It's Stumptown" - BINGE ALERT! Fans of the movie Chinatown get the meaning behind the pilot episode's title. ll episodes are available to watch FREE for a limited time! Starring Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson, we're sure you'll love this new ABC comedy!
#11 - Army Wives - BINGE ALERT! Watch this thought-provoking drama right from the beginning. The show's talented ensemble cast includes Emmy® winners Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue) and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us). And an added bonus? All 7 seasons are available to watch on ABC.com & the app for free - no sign in required!
#10 Station 19 "Something About What Happens When We Talk" - BINGE ALERT! Do you love Grey's Anatomy? Set in the same universe as that show, this spin-off series features a group of heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19 - from captain to newest recruit - risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. These brave men and women are like family, literally and figuratively, and together they put their own lives in jeopardy as first responders to save the lives of others. Get to know the team in this insightful episode or just watch all of Season 3 from the get-go.
#9 - Felicity Season 1 Episode 1 - BINGE ALERT! Did you know that this year is the 20th anniversary of the Felicity premiere? Watch Keri Russell star as Felicity in the very first episode now and watch the entire series for free!
#8 - The Good Doctor "Hurt"- One of ABC's top dramas stars Golden Globe nominee, Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome. Watch Part 1 of the Season 3 finale for free here. Oh, and you can also watch Part 2, "I Love You," too.
WATCH: The Good Doctor "Hurt" highlight
#7 - 8 Simple Rules "Pilot" - BINGE ALERT! Before Kaley Cuoco was a household name, she got her start in 2002 as Bridget on 8 Simple Rules. Watch the very first episode now and binge-watch the whole series for free as one of our many Throwback options!
#6 - Perception "Pilot" - BINGE ALERT! Speaking of Throwbacks, Perception is our one of our most quietly popular offerings. Start at the beginning and watch the entire series for free!
#5 - The Rookie "The Overnight" - BINGE ALERT! Season 2 has proven to be every bit as exciting as this show's first. Officer John Nolan continues to navigate life on the job six months into his career as a cop. The Rookie returned with an all-new episode that has Nolan and his fellow officers in a race against the clock to save one of their own. See what led up to this harrowing turn of events by watching every Season 2 episode so far. WATCH EVERY EPISODE SO FAR OF THE ROOKIE SEASON 2 RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. If you don't want to start at the beginning, check out "The Overnight" which features a shout-out to American Idol.
OFFICER JOHN NOLAN MEETS A SERIAL KILLER
#4 Watch American Idol, Season 3, Episode 1 "Auditions" - BINGE ALERT! If the aforementioned American Idol reference in The Rookie wasn't enough, check this out. One of the most memorable moments from the Idol season premiere was also one of the first. Doug Kiker, a garbage collector from Mobile, Alabama, instantly captured our hearts not only with his voice but also because of his dream to show his young daughter that anything is possible. He didn't get to sing right away (you'll see why when you watch the full episode), but he got a little help from Luke Bryan once he was ready to roll. We're going to show you a clip of Doug's journey below. We dare you not to smile. We dare you not to cry. We won't bother to dare you to not get chills. That last one is almost impossible. But there are many more memorable moments in the Season 3 premiere, as hopefuls performing for the judges include Camryn Leigh Smith (pictured below), who reminds Luke of a young Katy Perry and Francisco Martin, who struggles with self-confidence. No problem, Francisco. Lionel and Luke got your back. Of course, every episode of American Idol gives us something to feel good about, so why not binge watch every episode so far? They are all now playing on ABC.com and on the ABC app.
Idol HOPEFUL DOUG KIKER BRINGS THE JUDGES TO TEARS
#3 David Blaine: The Magic Way Looking to put a little magic into your spring? Well, David Blaine is back with an all-new celebrity-filled special. You can watch it right now without signing in. No tricks!
#1 For Life "Pilot": Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner, Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves—his estranged wife (Joy Bryant) and daughter (Tyla Harris)—and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Through the window of Aaron Wallace's ferocious struggle and complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden (Indira Varma), For Life will also examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
AARON WALLACE PLANS FOR FREEDOM ON FOR LIFE
Well, there you have it, the 14 best free episodes of the week - see you next time!