Pre-order Season 2 of Shannara Chronicles for $10 in HD

For a limited time only, you can pre-order Season 2 of The Shannara Chronicles in HD and without ads, for just $10 at Amazon Instant Video. That’s the whole season. You will get the episodes as they become available. Season 2 has not began yet.

Season 2 of the TV series, based on the Terry Brooks long-standing book series, will begin October 11 in 2017 according to epguides.

One unusual thing about this TV show is that season 1 was running on MTV, but for season 2, the TV show is moving to Spike TV, which has been making some noise about moving towards more scifi and fantasy type of content.

This is a limited time promotion, but I do not know when it expires. It may be an introductory offer because of the potential confusion created with the transition from MTV to Spike.

How to get a discount on an HBO Now Subscription

For cordcutters, HBO has a rather generous 30-day free trial, but once they hook you in, then their monthly fee is $15, which for some may be too much, especially if you don’t watch every show and high profile movie they offer there. So, is there a way to get a discount for that?

The answer is YES, but it is an indirect way of getting a discount. You sign-up and pay for your subscription through GooglePLAY. Why GooglePLAY? Because they allow you to pay for monthly subscriptions with your gift card balance. You don’t have to pay with a credit card or debit card.

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Killjoys Season 2 BluRay with Digital HD for $17

“Killjoys” is an underrated and underappreciated space science-fiction TV series that is airing on Syfy and Canada’ SPACE channel. It has its own unique style and personality, which may not be for some people, HOWEVER, this has a lot of in-world mythology and world-building, and there is an underlying story underneath it all, so you are not just watching episodic television, it has an overarching arc.

The TV show is currently not available at any of the major streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Prime), which makes this sale even better, because for under $17, you get the BluRay sett with Digital HD (Ultraviolet, through NBCUcodes) at amazon.com. This is a limited time sale, with up to three sets per customer during the sale.

Meanwhile Season 1 goes for just under $21, likewise in a BluRay set with Digital HD.

There’s also a music discovery component to the show as they play a lot of new and fresh music throughout the episodes!

Complete Series on DVD: Key and Peele for $24.51

One of the most underappreciated comedies of this century so far is the Comedy Central Key & Peele series (yes, the MadTV alums). If you missed out on it or want to watch and rewatch it, it is currently on sale as a DVD set for $24.51 at Amazon by Amazon actual. Limit one per customer during this sale. It is not however a lightning deal.

You get a total of 10 discs. The show ran for five seasons. You can get an episode list and airdates at the very useful and fast-loading epguides.com, a must-bookmark website if you are interested in TV shows!

“Space Above and Beyond” DVD set for $20 with free S&H

With this show not being able on any streaming services (I’m guessing it must be some kind of a rights issue?), it is hard to find it on DVD at a reasonable price. Which is why this is a exciting if you want to buy/watch this underrated scifi TV series.

Syfy’s (then Sci-Fi) “Space Above and Beyond” lasted one season (back then it was 24 episodes, that’s like two seasons of today’s shows) and did not get renewed. It has ahead of its time in the more PoV-style realism that became a lot more popular after Ronald D. Moore’s “Battlestar Galactica”.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, the DVD set for Season 1 is available in “Used – Good” condition for $20 with free shipping by the Goodwill of Seattle through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This will ship directly from Seattle, so it is not Prime eligible. But everyone gets free shipping regardless of Prime status.

Compete Series on Blu-Ray: “HeLL on Wheels” for $55

If you like to have TV shows on physical media, the complete series of AMC’s critically acclaimed “Hell on Wheels” is currently on sale for $55 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal, so it will continue until it ends 🙂

As far as a I can tell (from looking at the box) a digital copy is NOT included. This show run for five seasons on AMC, with 57 episodes total. That’s about $1 per episode 🙂

Outlander Season 2 Collectible BluRay set with Extras for $33

Sing me a song for a BluRay set that is exclusive and not gone! Amazon currently has on sale an exclusive Outlander Season 2 Blu Ray set for $33 with a limit of up to three sets per customer. This includes the Bluray discs (obviously) along with these extras:

  • bonus disc with 20 minutes of extras
  • a 32-page physical colorful book from the show and its production
  • sneak peek at book #9 in the book series by the great Diana Gabaldon
  • collectible box that holds everything mentioned above

Fargo Season 2 DVD set for $10 [limit 3]

The Fargo TV series on FX has been getting a lot of critical praise, but in today’s Peak TV world, it is hard for it to get mainstream action. Still, it’s there to watch and stream if/when you please, and the DVD set for Season 2 of the show is currently on sale for $10 at amazon.com with Amazon actual being the seller of record. You can buy up to three sets at this sale price. Free shipping as usual, Prime or with a $49+ purchase.

Scifi Complete Series: Battlestar Galactica for $36 [BluRay]

This is a great deal for an instant classic sci-fi TV show! The UK import edition of the BluRay set of the Battlestar Galactica Complete Series (all four seasons, the mini-series, and some (but not all) of the made-for-TV movies and extras) is offered in a region-unlocked set, in new condition for $36 fulfilled by Amazon. A marketplace seller is offering them, but they are Prime-eligible, so free shipping if you are a member.

Note however that a digital copy is NOT included. You get the TV series in BluRay and that’s it. Given the price, this is cheaper than completing the series if you have some but not all of the individual season and half-season bluRays. When this was airing on TV, each TV season (back when they had 20+ episodes) was sold (and aired) as a half-season.

Note also that you get five episodes twice. They include their air cut but also an extended cut. They are included back to back on their respective disc, so you get to decide which one to watch. Or watch both 🙂

You can see a summary of the special/bonus features in the red segment of this customer review picture.

Free Horror Pilot Episodes on Vudu

In addition to Walking Dead Season 1 being on sale, just in time for Halloween, the Vudu video streaming service is offering a nice variety of pilot episodes for various horror-themed TV shows for FREE. That’s right, these are FREE and in HD and without ads. They are yours, they are not rentals (TV episode rentals are very very rare online these days). Note: some of them are not pilots but the starts of a particular season, as some shows are more season anthologies.

You can see the complete list which includes among others:

  • Preacher, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Supernatural
  • Z Nation, The Strain, Teen Wolf
  • The Exorcist, GRIMM, Scream, Vampire Diaries
  • Walking Dead (S6E1), American Horror Story (S1), Penny Dreadful
  • new from Syfy: Channel Zero and Aftermath and Van Helsing
  • Dusk to Dawn, and many more

NOTE: this is a limited time promotion for Halloween 2016!

Walking Dead Season 1 for $1 (digital HD, 6 episodes)

If you are curious about the whole “Walking Dead” Season 7 hype and you want to get started with the show, we have good news for your zombie needs. Season 1 (six episodes) is now on sale for 99c in HD at Amazon Instant Video and Google Play. That’s the whole season for 99c. This is a limited time zombified offer!

Season 1 of 20+ Scifi TV Shows for $10 each in HD

If you like to watch movies online or through your favorite streaming box or mobile device, and you like to digitally-own the TV Seasons, and you like scifi and fantasy, we have good news for you! For a limited time only, Vudu is offering the first season of 21 TV Shows for $10 per season.

This is in full HD. It is a mix of current and classic TV shows, all of them season 1, including Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” and “Killjoys” and MTV’s Shannanara, and Season 1A of Starz’s Outlander, along with classics like the rebooted Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston), Fringe, Babylon 5, Farscape, and more.

But wait, there’s more! You can combine this promotion with two different offers:

  • If you are a T-Mobile customer, you get a $5.50 Vudu credit every Tuesday as part of the T-Mobile Tuesdays
  • If you have Discover Cashback, you can use $20 in Cashback to get a $25 Vudu electronic gift certificate

PS: I do not know when this offer expires.

Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 BluRay for $5.30 (not a typo!)

If you are missing the second half of the final season or if you only want to have the last ten episodes, the BluRay with Season 4.5 of the rebooted Ronald D. Moore “Battlestar Galactica” TV series is on sale for around $5.30 at Amazon.com, and that’s not all. This is Prime eligible, ships from Amazon’s warehouses, and it is not an Add-On item, so if you are a member, you get it delivered to you without the need for additional purchases to get free shipping.

This comes in three discs, with a total of ten episodes, episodes 4-11 to 4-20. If you don’t remember what’s what, refresh yourselves with the episode list at the very useful and very lightweight on the browser epguides.com.

Buy Mercy Street Season Pass, Watch Last Three Episodes Before They Air On TV

If you are like me and have jumped on the Cordcutting Bandwagon (I even picked up a $30~ OTA DVR (check my unboxing blog post on it, with a lot more coming up), you may be thrilled to learn of a new pro-Cordcutter development. If you purchase a Season Pass of the Mercy Street Season 1 show, you will be able to watch the last three episodes BEFORE they air on TV. The season pass is $15 in HD or $10 in SD.

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If you are interested in the show, but don’t want to pay, but you are a Prime member, new episodes are added to the Prime Video Library seven days after their air on TV. This is part of Amazon’s larger Prime deal with some of the PBS shows.

NOTE: this offer is only available if you purchase the whole Season Pass, not if you purchase the episodes individually. Season Passes have changed over time, you now prepay the whole season ahead of time. The price total typically includes a discount over buying the episodes individually. For some of the 10-episode seasons, for example, you pay $25 (HD) for a Season Pass versus $30 if you buy them individually.

Amazon price-matches Google Play with 30% off TV season coupon

Google Play has a 30% off TV season promotion running until the end of day on 12/1/15, and it looks like Amazon doesn’t want to be left behind, they are price-matching this offer. At Amazon Instant Video (offer only good on the website, using a web browser), use coupon code TVSEASON30 to get 30% off select TV seasons.

It does not have a list of eligible/ineligible, but the ones that are eligible mention this on their own pages. For example, Season 1 of AMC’s “Into the Badlands” is eligible and has this offer showing on its website. See screen shot of that below:

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