Eight of the biggest television moments of the first half of the year are on the horizon and the good news is that cable or not, no one will have to miss any of them. A lot of people worry about cutting the cord. The good news is that as more people take the leap of faith, streaming services become more willing to provide their service, so you don’t miss all the action! Check them out in this quick Spring TV Guide for Cord Cutters
Starting March 15, March Madness is the event of the year for College Basketball fans. 64 teams will battle it out through the weeks until April 4, and the championship in Houston, TX. If you want to watch the games online, I’ve created a complete March Madness Guide to help you out. But the short of it is, Sling TV will allow you to watch all the TBS, TNT, and TruTV games. You can then use an antenna to watch the games on CBS for free.
The Season 4 premiere of The Americans will be here on March 16 on FX Network. Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell star in the critically-acclaimed drama about two KGB operatives posing as an American couple in Washington D.C. during the Reagan presidency. If you need to catch up on this before the season 4 premiere, Amazon Prime has the first three seasons included in their Prime membership. From then on, the easiest way to get the show would be to purchase the new season with a season pass on Amazon.
The second season of Marvel’s Daredevil will hit Netflix in its entirety on March 18. This is significant for Netflix, as this was their first of many Marvel shows, and after a huge first season that was applauded by critics, there are high expectations for this sophomore season. As with all Netflix originals, they are released together and remain on Netflix, so if you haven’t watched this superhero drama about a blind crime fighter in Hell’s Kitchen, you have plenty of time to binge-watch the first season before season two premieres.
The Walking Dead
Season 6 of The Walking Dead has already been filled with moments that have shocked, and sometimes delighted viewers. On April 3, the finale happens and if it’s anything like past finales, you can expect to be wowed, if not absolutely shocked and devastated. The easiest way to watch The Walking Dead would be Sling TV.
The Playoffs are always a big event for basketball fans. This year, the playoffs start on April 16. It’s unclear at this point what games will air on what network, but we do know the games will air on ESPN, ABC, and TNT. This makes Sling TV your best bet for the majority of games, though you will be able to catch the ABC games free with an antenna.
Fear the Walking Dead
The second season prequel of the smash hit The Walking Dead begins April 10. Telling the story of a new group and what happens at the very beginning of the zombie-outbreak, Fear the Walking Dead offers a new group of characters and a fresh setting in which to sink our teeth into. While not quite as highly rated as The Walking Dead, it’s still a great watch. There are a variety of ways you can watch this show, but the easiest would be Hulu, which also has all of the first season currently available, as well.
Game of Thrones
For TV fans, Game of Thrones and its April premiere (this year on April 24) is always a major event. Last year, HBO NOW was just unveiled right before the premiere and there was a worry that Game of Thrones fans would break the Internet as they rushed to watch it. This fantasy show is filled with danger, death, dragons, and plenty of adult themes. If you haven’t seen some of the episodes, you won’t need to worry because the entire series is available on demand on a variety of services.
On April 28, the most hardcore sports fans will be parked on their couch watching the results unfold in the NFL Draft. This is when the best NCAA players and a few unknown wildcards receive their entrance into the NFL. As the Draft generally occurs on cable, the best way to catch it would be Sling TV.
Get the TV You Want without the Expensive Cable Contract
Chances are there are easy, legal ways, to watch anything you want no matter what channel it’s on. As cutting the cord continues to move further into the mainstream, it will only get easier to watch everything you want online.
Chris Brantner is the founder of CutCableToday.com, a resource for people who want to cut the cord and still get the TV they crave. Follow him on Twitter @CutCableToday and find him on Facebook here.