Think The Wire but set in a Chicago sandwich deli and you've got this year's sleeper TV hit, The Bear. Starring Jeremy Allen White, the fast-paced, often hectic and always entertaining series has quickly been renewed for a second run but there's no need to panic, you can catch all of The Bear season 1 online now, wherever you are. All episodes are available to stream on-demand in the US, UK and the rest of the world. Here's how to watch The Bear, season 1, wherever you are.
Throwing into the pan all the right ingredients, The Bear has become the most-watched FX half-hour series to date. It follows a Noma-trained chef gone back to Chicago to save his family's restaurant after his brother dies, leaving The Original Beef of Chicagoland in tough times and some serious disarray. The closer chef Carmy looks, the deeper the debts and disorganization runs.
It takes the hiring of the green but enthusiastic Sydney to start getting things working smoothly while Carmy himself can begin to bring order and skill to his ragtag crew of kitchen and front of house staff. Standing in their way lie surprise loans, a lack of IRS payments and, mostly, Carmy's forceful cousin Richie who struggles to deal with the change along with his own increasing obsolescence.
Shot close like NYPD Blue, mercifully without the whip pans, and with an over-cooked for contrast colour grade, The Bear is as much of an interesting visual treat as it is a tight and gripping drama of fast talk and busy action.
A pressure cooker of clashing opinions, grief, and the hustle and bustle of the service industry, The Bear has been awarded 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one to add to the list. Take a look below at how to watch The Bear online and stream all episodes. And here's how to get the best value with a $13.99 Disney Plus subscription bundle.
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The Bear TV show episode guide - season 1
- The Bear, episode 1 - System
- The Bear, episode 2 - Hands
- The Bear, episode 3 - Brigade
- The Bear, episode 4 - Dogs
- The Bear, episode 5 - Sheridan
- The Bear, episode 6 - Ceres
- The Bear, episode 7 - Review
- The Bear, episode 8 - Braciole
How to watch The Bear FREE on Hulu in the US
Hulu whipped up a storm in the kitchen and began releasing episodes of The Bear from June 23, with all 10 episodes now available to stream at your leisure.
You can bag a Hulu plan for as little as $6.99 a month. Hulu even offers a FREE 1-month trial, which means you could work your way through plenty of great TV shows – like Under the Banner of Heaven, Only Murders in the Building and The Kardashians – before having to pay a dime.
For those after great value for money, sign up to the Disney Plus bundle, with more details below.
Of course, you can watch Hulu on nearly anything, with the Hulu app available for: Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV devices, select smart TVs and Android TVs, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Mac, PC and Roku streamers. So, whatever your platform, don't hold back and take advantage of that Hulu free trial today.
Watch The Bear and more with the Hulu-Disney Plus-ESPN Plus Bundle
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$6.99 per month gets you the Hulu on-demand plan, but for even more movies and TV shows, live sports and Disney Plus Originals like Marvel’s Moon Knight, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and the Rogue One spin-off Andor, sign up for the $13.99 a month Disney Bundle instead.
That gives you access to all three services – ESPN Plus, Disney Plus, and Hulu – and will save you $8 a month rather than if you subscribed to each one individually.
How to watch The Bear online in the UK
Good news for those in the UK. All 10 episodes of The Bear were made available to stream on Disney Plus from October 5.
Disney Plus costs £7.99 per month in the UK (or £79.90 for an annual subscription), and plays host to a massive library of family entertainment, including almost the entire Disney, Star Wars and Marvel cinematic library and spin offs, plus more adult fare with Star (Die Hard, the Alien films) and National Geographic content.
Other great shows on Disney Plus include Pam & Tommy, The Walking Dead and The Dropout. Take a look at all the rest of the best Disney Plus shows that you can stream right now.
How to watch The Bear online in Canada
Slightly delayed across the border, Canadians could stream and watch The Bear episodes from August 3 through Star on Disney Plus.
The Star hub on Disney Plus is a Hulu-surrogate available to international viewers only, providing more grown-up content like Solar Opposites, Love, Victor, Desperate Housewives, and the Predator and Alien franchises for you to enjoy.
Currently, a monthly Disney Plus subscription costs $11.99 CAD. But there's a Disney Plus price saving to be had if you sign up for the year, with an annual subscription costing $119.99 CAD.
How to watch The Bear online in Australia
The Bear arrived in Australia on the Disney Plus Star hub a little after Canada on August 31.
You can get a subscription to Disney Plus for AU$13.99 a month in Australia. While there's no Disney Plus free trial (and there hasn't been for a long time), you can save over 15% if you choose an annual subscription and pay the one-off cost of AU$139.99.
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Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.