If you're looking for a quick guide to some of the best shows on Hulu right now, then you've come to the right place. Here we've gathered some of the best TV shows and Hulu originals that the streaming service currently has to offer.
Lately Hulu has stepped up their game when it comes to originals like The Handmaid's Tale and Harlot, in addition to streaming great classic TV shows like Seinfeld that you can't find anywhere else. So whether you're into exciting thrillers, hilarious comedies, or nail-biting dramas, this collection will help you narrow things down when it comes to the best show on Hulu as we speak.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale, a Hulu original adopted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood takes place in a totalitarian society that has fallen prey to a twisted brand of fundamentalism. As the birthrates plunge, a group of fertile women are forced to become sexual servants called “Handmaids” in an attempt to repopulate society. One such handmaid named Offred however, decides to embark on a deadly mission to find the daughter that was taken from her, no matter what the ultimate cost.
Harlots is a Hulu original drama that follows the story of Margaret Wells, a brothel owner and mother of two daughters. When her brothel comes under attack from a rival madam, Margaret must figure out how to fight back and attempt to raise her daughters in a chaotic world at the same time.
A former insurance investigator hunts down a group of the cleverest criminals he’s ever tracked, including a grifter, a hacker, a hitter, and a thief. He then recruits them to form a task force that offers to even the odds for people stuck in situations where the law doesn't appear to be an option as far as securing help.
Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation is a hysterical comedy that follows the antics of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her friends and co-works in an Indiana Park and Recreation Department. When Leslie joins forces with a local nurse named Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) in an attempt to turn an old construction site into a park, hilarity ensues as they are met with challenges at every turn.
Louie is an Emmy award winning comedy that revolves around a fictionalized version of Louis C.K., a character which the comedian plays himself. Throughout the series, the comic reveals the struggles of being a single dad and stand-up comic.
Key and Peele
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star in Key and Peele, a hilarious 30-minute sketch comedy show in which no subject is off limits.
Broad City, created by it’s stars, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, is a comedy about two 20-somethings who attempt to navigate life in New York City. Though constantly broke and with a knack for getting themselves into sticky situations, the two always manage to find hilariously unique ways out of every debacle.
Perhaps one of the most hilarious comedies ever to air on television, Seinfeld returns to Hulu in all it’s binge-watchable glory. The series is the story of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who along with three single friends, hysterically deals with the absurdities of modern day life in New York City.
Community is a comedy that revolves around the antics of Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), a lawyer who goes back to school at Greendale Community College after discovering his degree has been revoked. Hoping to impress a pretty classmate, he claims to be a board-certified tutor and forms a study group which he invites her to join. Ultimately however, the group end up learning more about themselves than they subjects they gather to study.
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy is a drama about an outlaw motorcycle club of gun runners and self appointed protectors of their small town. Charlie Hunnam stars as Jackson “Jax” Teller, whose father was one of the co-founders of the club along with Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman) who is also his stepfather. Amid secrets of the past which have finally begun to resurface, Jax is slowly hardened by the club's taste for lawlessness. Eventually he finds himself struggling with rival clubs, the members of his own, and ultimately with himself.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, a teenage girl who struggles to balance the pressure of hunting vampires and making it through high school.
Brooklyn nine-nine is a hilarious ensemble comedy about the men and women of Brooklyn's 99th Police precinct. Featuring over-the-top comedy and hijinks, the series stars Andy Samberg as a cop whose never been too hung up on protocol and Andre Braugher as the blank faced captain attempting to keep his team in line.
Elementary is a modern day take on Sherlock Holmes, starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock and Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson. When Watson is hired to become Sherlock’s sober companion in the early days of his recovery from drug addiction, the two forge a friendship and ultimately become crime solving partners in New York City.
Empire is a drama about the head of a music empire played by Terrence Howard, whose wife (Taraji P. Henson) and three sons are constantly battling to become heir to his throne. Not only does the series bring plenty of drama, it’s packed full of incredible musical performances.
Angie Tribeca is a hilarious police comedy from Steve and Nancy Carell which stars Rashida Jones in the title role. Full of over-the-top Police Academy style humor, Angie and her cohorts investigate crimes such the murder of a ventriloquist to a string of baker suicides that may be more than what they seem.
Outsiders is set in a small Kentucky town that's home to Shay Mountain, where a small group of families have survived off the land for centuries, almost completely cut off from modern society. With their own culture and set of laws, the families don't intend to take the news that an oil company wants to force them off their mountain without a fight.
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