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7 Of The Best Shows Available For Free On All 4 Right Now

7 Of The Best Shows Available For Free On All 4 Right Now

As another day goes by, the will for new entertainment goes up.

Being stuck, seemingly perpetually, in the house can take its toll. However, distraction and occupation can help, so we're here to steer you in the right direction.

All 4, the online player for Channel 4, is an archive chockfull of various shows, documentaries and even movies. At this very moment, you can tune in to the likes of Moonlight, Leaving Neverland and even some current affairs shows concerning coronavirus, just in case you care to remind yourself of why you're stuck indoors.

Alas, we're solely here to deliver you the best seven boxsets that All 4 has to offer. With the archive containing shows from Channel 4, E4, Vice, and Adult Swim, there's bound to be something for everyone.

If you're willing to sign up and contend with advertisements, these seven shows have the potential to entertain you through lockdown.

Father Ted

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It would be disingenuous to pretend that Father Ted isn't the foundation for which The Rewind built itself upon. It would also be an insult to our readers if we attempted to boil down this leviathan of Irish comedy into a short paragraph.

Simply put, all of Father Ted is available at the touch of a button. You're welcome.

Scrubs

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Yet another show that we hold close to our hearts, all nine seasons of Scrubs are now readily available.

Again, there's not much that needs to be said about Scrubs. The medical comedy ran for ten years, tugging at our heartstrings whilst having the propensity to make us belly laugh in an instant. It's one of the best shows of the millennium thus far and that's no exaggeration.

However, there is some bad news. Due to music licensing, some of the songs featured on the online versions of episodes differ to the ones shown on TV. Nevertheless, you'll be shouting 'EAGLE!' at your telly in no time at all.

The Eric Andre Show

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And now for something completely different...

The Eric Andre Show contains some of the wackiest, gonzo comedy you're ever likely to see. Think of The Late, Late Show crossed with an acid house rave, all directed by Harmony Korine. This show is just bonkers, pure and simple.

Eric Andre, aided by his assistant Hannibal Burress, aim to antagonise and freak out a variety of celebrity guests on their talkshow. All the while, various sketches of Andre doing an array of strange and unusual things in public pop up.

It genuinely has to be seen to be believed.

Seinfeld

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That's right, the entirety of 'the show of the 90s' is available on the Internet in 2020. Can you believe that, honestly?

And how about... Never mind any attempts at being Jerry Seinfeld, this show was virtually omnipresent during the 90s, reaching the zeitgeist of pop culture relevancy. Famously, Seinfeld was a show about nothing, drawing humour from the humdrum of everyday life.

Furthermore, with the spate of home haircuts due to lockdown, a lot of people are rocking the George Costanza look.

Also, with the recent passing of cast member Jerry Stiller, it's only right that you delve into the world of Seinfeld.

Spaced

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Nothing quite encapsulates turn of the century living like Spaced, the precursor to the likes of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz from the triumvirate of Frost, Pegg and Wright.

Centred on Tim and Daisy, two unemployed creatives, the series contains all of the jump cuts and fantasy sequences you'd expect from Edgar Wright as the director, with Spaced another series which finds humour in the mundane.

If you finish the series, might we suggest pulling an all-nighter whilst attempting to complete Resident Evil 2.

Most Expensivest

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This series is purely an insight into how the other half live.

Most Expensivest, hosted by rapper and expensive connoisseur 2 Chainz, does exactly what it says on the tin. It shows you the most expensive items from around the world, from classic displays of wealth to $25,000 cloned cats.

You'll find yourself marvelling at the gaudy goods that wealth can deliver, before promptly becoming disgusted at the price tag.

We're still wondering if bottled water worth $100,000 does the same job as a 500ml of Ballygowan.

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Rick And Morty

Dan Harmon's creation has often been pilloried for becoming the poster child of adolescent individualism, that Rick and Morty is the epitome of 'intellectual comedy', despite all comedy being inherently smart.

Either way, it's hard to argue with the popularity of the animated series, which has seen critical acclaim and huge audience share since its debut at the end of 2013. Its ability to merchandise itself has garnered similarities to The Simpsons, although it'll have to run ad infinitum in order to match their run.

Either way, Rick And Morty, through its unique comic lens is certainly worth a watch.

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Sean Meehan

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