autumn The Best Online-Only Shows of 2015  

Logan Rapp
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List Rules Includes new and returning online-only shows (from any online platform) that released new content in 2015

Every year, more and more great content is moving away from the television and onto the computer screen. High-quality half-hour and full-hour productions can now be found on the web, and some are even winning major critical praise and industry awards. But with so many new shows popping up all year, it's hard to know which ones are worth your time. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best online-only original shows you should be watching in 2015!

This list of new and returning online shows includes shows that premiered in years past, but released new seasons or episodes in 2015, along with a few brand new online shows. Whether streaming on more established outlets like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or Yahoo! Screen, or on independent YouTube channels, great content is all over the Internet. Take a look at these online original series for 2015 to make sure you don't miss out!

Whether watching returning series like the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent, or checking out new shows like Marvel's Jessica Jones, there's a wide array of great stuff for you to watch online -- more than ever before! With our list of online shows, you'll have a wealth of options to choose from to get your TV jollies without needing a cable subscription!

So take a look at our list of the best online TV shows in 2015, and start planning your streaming binges accordingly. 
Transparent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Online-Only Shows of 2015
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Transparent


This Amazon series begins its second season in December 2015, after its first season won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy, as well as Best Actor for Jeffrey Tambor (who also won an Emmy for the role). In the show, Tambor plays a father who tells his family that he is a woman and wants to transition. 

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#23 on The Best Golden Globe Winning Comedy Series

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The New Adventures of Peter an... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Online-Only Shows of 2015
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The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy


This independent series on YouTube is a modernized take on the classic stories of Peter Pan and Wendy Darling. The second season was released on their channel earlier in 2015, with a supporting cast that includes Supernatural's Jim Beaver. 
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Online-Only Shows of 2015
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Marvel's Daredevil


The first Netflix Original Series from Marvel's Cinematic Universe premiered earlier in 2015. In the first season, Matt Murdock worked toward cleaning up Hell's Kitchen, becoming the blind superhero, Daredevil. The dark action/drama was renewed for a second season. 

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#61 on The Best TV Shows Streaming On Hulu

#20 on The Best Shows Currently on the Air

#32 on The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

#5 on The Best New Original Shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon

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Frankenstein M.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Online-Only Shows of 2015
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Frankenstein M.D.


This series by the creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved (both Emmy-winning online series) adapts the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster by making the titular character a young woman working on her MD, and using her school resources to play God. 
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