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The 10 Best PBS Shows To Put On Your Streaming Radar

Esquire Logo By Adrienne Westenfeld of Esquire | Slide 1 of 11: If you’re a true streaming warrior, surely you’ve studied up on the offerings available through heavy-hitters like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. But unless you’re really metal, you’re likely sleeping on one underdog streamer: our old pal PBS. Maybe you’ve written PBS off as a network for elderly folks, or perhaps you stopped loving public television after your Reading Rainbow days ended, but we’re here to tell you that you’re missing out. PBS has more to offer than just Miss Marple or Downton Abbey—in fact, the network boasts a vast library of sumptuous period dramas, mysteries, adventurous culinary programming, riveting documentaries, and more. Here’s how to get your PBS fix. If you use a cable package or an antenna to access your local PBS station, you’re all set. But if you’re a cord cutter, you’ll need Passport, PBS’ streaming service. For as low as $5/monthly, you’ll get access to thousands of hours of content, including Masterpiece, NOVA, Nature, and countless other distinguished PBS series. And don't ask if the bang is worth your buck because it is. PBS gets by with the help of viewers like you. Don't you remember the PSA?So what are you waiting for? An undiscovered country of top-notch programming is exactly what your ho-hum streaming routine needs.

If you’re a true streaming warrior, surely you’ve studied up on the offerings available through heavy-hitters like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. But unless you’re really metal, you’re likely sleeping on one underdog streamer: our old pal PBS. Maybe you’ve written PBS off as a network for elderly folks, or perhaps you stopped loving public television after your Reading Rainbow days ended, but we’re here to tell you that you’re missing out. PBS has more to offer than just Miss Marple or Downton Abbey—in fact, the network boasts a vast library of sumptuous period dramas, mysteries, adventurous culinary programming, riveting documentaries, and more.

Here’s how to get your PBS fix. If you use a cable package or an antenna to access your local PBS station, you’re all set. But if you’re a cord cutter, you’ll need Passport, PBS’ streaming service. For as low as $5/monthly, you’ll get access to thousands of hours of content, including Masterpiece, NOVA, Nature, and countless other distinguished PBS series. And don't ask if the bang is worth your buck because it is. PBS gets by with the help of viewers like you. Don't you remember the PSA?

So what are you waiting for? An undiscovered country of top-notch programming is exactly what your ho-hum streaming routine needs.

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