If you have streaming fatigue, you’re not alone in this world. It seems like every company out there wants to take some of your hard-earned dollars just so you can watch some damn TV. Not IMDb though—the Internet Movie Database, for the unfamiliar—its streaming TV platform is all about the free content.
IMDb TV has been around since early last year (originally under the name Freedive, then renamed to IMDb TV in June of 2019), but you’d be forgiven for missing that launch altogether—in a sea of what seems like unlimited streaming options, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all of them.
But I digress. IMDb’s hook for its TV service seems is based around one simple fact: people love free stuff. I mean, why pay for something if you can get it for free? You wouldn’t. The service has a bunch of flicks ready for your consumption already, though it was originally restricted to the web, Prime Video, or Amazon Fire devices (because Amazon owns IMDb), it’s now available across all of the company’s apps as well.
Now that you’re all caught up on what IMDb TV is all about (or maybe you were already familiar, in which case I apologize for the history lesson), we have some good news: there’s more free stuff to add to your queue. Specifically, a bunch of Disney-owned shows like Malcolm in the Middle, My So-Called Life, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Ally McBeal, and more. (And no, Malcolm in the Middle is not better than Lost. Anyone who tells you otherwise is named Michael, and is totally wrong.)
The rollout of these shows seems to be staggered, with Ally McBeal not hitting the service until April 1st and Lost not making an appearance until May 1st. Malcolm lovers will have to wait until June 1st to get their fix. It’s unclear when other titles in the lineup will be available, but it seems reasonable to assume it’ll be sometime within the first half of the year.
Fortunately. you have plenty to watch in the meantime.