(Above: Ryan Hansen, Maddie Hasson)
YouTube has smashed the paywall for 12 of its original series, making them free for a “limited time.” The list includes two of our favorites, Impulse and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*. Notably absent are such YouTube Premium hits as Cobra Kai, Justin Bieber: Seasons and Liza on Demand.
Impulse, with 22 hour-long episodes over two seasons, stars Maddie Hasson as a rebellious, small-town teleporting teen coping with the aftermath of a traumatic incident. Missi Pyle plays her mother.
Here’s episode one to get your binge started:
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*, with 16 half-hour episodes over two seasons, is a meta (i.e., absurdly self-referential) comedy that pokes fun at Hollywood, police procedurals, and YouTube itself (you’ll hear a lot of dated references to the former YouTube Red, its successor YouTube Premium and, yes, paywalls). It stars Veronica Mars’ Ryan Hansen as – who else – Ryan Hansen, who joins an LAPD task force that pairs actors with homicide detectives. Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley co-stars in the first season, and The Wire’s Wood Harris in the second.
Here’s episode one:
The other YouTube series that are now completely free include Escape the Night, F2 Finding Football, Foursome, IDOLiSH7 Vibrato, Matpat’s Game Lab, Me and My Grandma, Overthinking with Kat & June, Re:Set, Step Up: High Water, The Fake Show and The Sidemen Show.
Look for all of the shows above at youtube.com/originals.
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