The best of AMC is now on Sling Free.
Earlier this month, Sling launched three new AMC channels — AMC Presents, Absolute Reality by WEtv, and Rush by AMC — that are available to all Sling users, with or without a paid subscription. To get started, simply download the Sling TV app on your mobile or streaming device, or just click on this link.
Now that you’re in business, it’s time for the fun part: Taken together, these AMC channels have pretty much everything you want from TV. If you’re looking for a movie to watch, Rush by AMC has you covered 24/7; if you’re a fan of reality TV, Absolute Reality by WEtv is loaded with shows; and if you’re looking for some of the most critically-acclaimed television of the past several years, AMC Presents has premium content without the premium cost.
We’ll be spotlighting the programming on all three channels over the coming weeks, but today we’re highlighting some of the most acclaimed shows available this July on AMC Presents. Check out our list along with schedules below; for even more AMC content, subscribe to AMC+ and add our Cloud DVR service for just $5 to record up to 50 hours of programming.
Fear the Walking Dead
What’s it about?: “Chronicling the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown and before anyone understood exactly what was happening, in this spin-off of The Walking Dead."
What Critics Are Saying: “This attention to the complicated dynamics of a broken family unit is refreshing, especially in an age where zombies have come to serve an instrumentally allegorical function.” - John Semley, The Globe and Mail
When To Watch: All-day marathons run all month long on Fridays and Saturdays
What’s it about?: “A convict who spent 19 years on death row is released and must re-indoctrinate himself into society and reacquaint himself with his family in a small Georgia town. His efforts to make a new life won't be easy, as the politician who was instrumental in putting him behind bars makes it his business to see that he gets sent back to jail.”
What Critics are Saying: “There has never been a TV drama like Rectify….and there may never be another. It is the product of a singular sensibility….but throughout its run, it was clear that everyone who worked on it, from cast and crew to writers and producers, were on the same page, probably one taken from the New Testament.” - Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture
When To Watch: Episodes air intermittently on Thursdays
What’s it about?: “Against great odds, Newark's citizens and its Mayor, Cory A. Booker, fight to raise the city out of nearly a half century of violence, poverty, and corruption. In the five one-hour episodes of Brick City, the lives of Mayor Booker, citizens of the front lines, and key figures re-making the city — from developers to gang members and youth mentors — intertwine in a portrait of a city at a critical moment in history.”
What Critics are Saying: “As an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes examination inside the heart of Newark, New Jersey, Brick City artfully illustrates the struggles of those seeking to make their city a better place. Far from offering untarnished, heroic portrayals of these individuals, Brick City reveals the contradictions and the sometimes ugly side of mustering hope within the remnants of a troubled past.” - 2009 Peabody Awards
When to Watch: Episodes air intermittently on Mondays beginning July 20
Turn: Washington’s Spies
What’s it About?: “A drama based on the true lives of America's earliest spies, the Revolutionary War-era Culper Ring.”
What Critics are Saying: “The value of Turn was that it showed 21st century Americans how the patriots of the founding generation were just like us, for better and for worse. And that should give us hope.” - Jeff Labrecque, Entertainment Weekly
When To Watch: All-day marathons run all month long on Tuesdays
What’s It About?: “An ex-surfer joins a fraternal order in Long Beach in hopes of returning to a simpler lifestyle he hasn't known since his father's death.”
What Critics are Saying: “Somehow the actors and writers throw equal parts of mundane reality into a bowl of bizarre and whipped the combination of reality and fantasy into a cream thick enough to hold up. It feels right and not quite right at the same time.” - Melanie McFarland, Salon
When To Watch: Episodes air intermittently on Sundays