When it comes to downloading movies, music, games or TV shows online, Direct Download Link (or simply DDL) forums have gained a lot of popularity over the last couple of years. These are nowadays equally popular as BitTorrent trackers and hundreds of such forums are now online, facilitating quick and easy transfer of large files over the net. Bulk of the DDL forums you can find however either specialize in movies or are focused on indexing general content – you don’t see many sites dedicated to television series, other than a handful forums such as TVFreeLoad. If you are looking for a forum that focuses on TV shows and TV shows only, here’s a site worth checking out; CouchTater. CouchTater indexes download links to full TV seasons and individual episodes of a number of different TV shows aired on over 20 TV networks in USA and Canada.


Although CouchTater has been online for some time, the site does not seem to have attracted that many visitors (or at least not as many visitors as it deserves). According to current forum statistics, there are ~11500 threads and 15600 members (5000 active) on CT. Almost all of the forum threads open on this site are actually for TV releases – the number of discussion and ‘chit-chat’ threads are less than 1000.

When it comes to indexing links to TV shows, CouchTater follows a no-bullshit approach. There are no hidden forum sections, there are no hidden download links and shows are directly accessible from the site’s homepage. The main forum is divided into several sub forums – one each for major US TV networks such has CBS / NBC / ABC, Fox / The CW, Comedy Central, HBO/Starz/SHO, FX / SyFy / USA, TNT, Discovery / A&E, History/NatGeo, etc. Each of these sections contain individual threads for different TV shows aired on the appropriate network. These threads in turn are divided into two sections – ‘Single Episodes’ and ‘Complete Seasons’; this is where the download links are placed. The screenshot below which captures part of CouchTater’s main index, will give you a better idea on the site’s visual layout:

CouchTater Index

Download links on CT as usual are from one click hosting sites such as RapidShare, Megaupload, etc. I’ve found the forums to be regularly updated with new links for new episodes but there was the occasional thread that was out of date or had missing episodes. Majority of the indexed content however were live links that were working perfectly.

If you are interested in signing up, registrations for CouchTater are currently open. However, the download links are visible even to non members, making registration pretty much an optional task.

Site Name: CouchTater (http://www.couchtater.com)

Registration URL: http://www.couchtater.com/register.php

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  1. microd20 // 7/13/2010 07:47:00 AM  

    thanks for the link. itll be nice to have a place that keeps track of whats popular and whats out there.

    a good site for HDTV is http://www.seed-bytes.com

    they have been having a ton of TV (especially docus) uploaded lately. And theyre on Free Leech currently

  2. 云依恩HFH謝鄭JTR安 // 7/13/2010 02:07:00 PM  
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  3. Joker // 7/13/2010 06:33:00 PM  

    can you please confirm czteam.­ro is down from last week ?

  4. jared // 7/22/2010 10:48:00 PM  
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  5. rookie // 12/13/2010 11:21:00 PM  

    Thanks for this great and informatiove post. I am a huge fan of tv shows. And I love to watch series online. Now days I am looking for 24 Season....Can anyone help me to find out this full series on net?

  6. DeXTeR SilentGround // 8/24/2014 09:02:00 AM  

    CouchTater.com is back and better than ever. The team is working hard to get content back up and the design and layout is as functional as it was before. They are now a private community but are currently in open registration if you would like to get in while you can.

    So excited that CouchTater is back.