Anyone else feels like they fall into the habit of collapsing onto the couch and watch Law & Order: SVU reruns after a long day? We find ourselves turning on the same show even when there is a limitless supply of streamable television to pick and choose. We hate to diss on a classic show like Law & Order (we all love Olivia Benson), but there are so many shows out there we cannot just watch one! Few sites offer as much content for TV lovers as Hulu. Here are the tv shows—only the most addictive series to keep you hooked all weekend long—just waiting to be explored by you at home or even on the go.
Looking for some good Hulu tv shows to binge-watch? We've got those lined up so let's get into it.
Alone Together (2018)
In LA, the comedic series following best friends and comic hopefuls—the immensely basic Esther and the lazy Benji who mooches off his rich older brother—depicts what it means for two obnoxious individuals to be intended for each other.
If you enjoy series like The Office and Parks and Recreation, Superstore will be right up your alley. The half-hour NBC sitcom is a workplace comedy set at a fictional Big Box retailer in St. Louis, and it aired for six seasons. Ben Feldman portrays a new hire fresh out of college whose idealistic optimism collides with the harsh realities of working retail. America Ferrera plays one of the store's seasoned employees who works hard to make a livelihood for her husband and kids.
Donald Glover found time to star in, write, and direct many episodes of this half-hour comedy after stints writing for 30 Rock, starring in Community, and rapping as Childish Gambino. Atlanta is a rare breed: a darkly comedic program with biting social commentary. Glover's mammoth undertaking manages to feel seamless, capturing a specific mood and experience with wit and precision, whether it's casting a black actor as Justin Bieber, lambasting social media obsessives, or simply recording a pretty amazing rap song.
The Great (2020)
The Great, as its name suggests, is outstanding. The series is loosely inspired by Catherine the Great's biography, who became Empress of Russia after conducting a coup against her husband, and is written by the Oscar-nominated co-writer of The Favourite. Elle Fanning plays Catherine, and the first season of the show finds her marrying Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) and learning that her fairy tale life of royal ruling isn't going as planned. Throughout the season, she plots a coup against her husband, which plays out in both amusing and painful ways. As the ruthless and thickheaded Peter, Hoult is stunning, and Fanning is a force to be reckoned with as the ambitious and daring Catherine. Are you looking for a comedic yet tantalizing show? The Great is the perfect choice for you. Not to sound biased, but we think this show is one of the best things Hulu has made.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 - 2014)
The disclaimer suggesting How I Met Your Mother is that it has the worst series finale of all time, but it's a credit to the power of the performances and writing in previous seasons that it's still worth seeing. The half-hour comedy aired on CBS and merged serialized mystery box storytelling with your regular sitcom. The show is recounted from the perspective of a future narrator, an elderly version of Josh Radnor's Ted Mosby, who is telling his children about how he met their mother.
Baskets (2016 - 2019)
Baskets, stars Zach Galifianakis, who also co-created the sitcom, as a clown suffering in the California suburbs. Chip Baskets, his character, is a dunderhead, and if it weren't for the series' brutal reality and somber tone, he'd have us laughing out loud. The FX show, on the other hand, refuses to be that easy to swallow. Pratfalls slam into existential despair, ta-da! Wordplay puns alternate between being comical, crazy, and humorous. Louie Anderson, who plays Chip's mother, wears a muumuu but plays the part very straight. Baskets is a groundbreaking satire that is tragic, amusing, and odd—everything a sad clown portrait should be.
Broad City (2014 -2019)
While there are many series about 20-something BFFs residing in New York City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's wacky buddy comedy is the most original and hilarious take on city life we've seen in a long time. Suppose the show's core is the friendship between these two loving, sex-positive stoner Jewesses. In that case, NYC is the third bedfellow in their friendly love triangle, with Bed Bath & Beyond serving as their heaven and Penn Station serving as their purgatory.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
This funny, big-hearted sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, written by Dan Goor and Mike Schur, stars Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, an NYPD detective with Die Hard aspirations. But, even though Samberg is fantastic, it's not just his show. The ensemble is impressive from Andre Braugher's meticulous Captain Holt to Stephanie Beatriz's sardonic Rosa Diaz. The sitcom is so popular that NBC picked it up as fans can't get enough of the Nine-Nine despite its initial network FOX canceling it. As soon as you start binge-watching, you'll understand why.
Homeland (2011 - 2020)
Early in the first season, you'll see that the CIA has a creative impact on Homeland, probably Showtime's biggest hit. "America needs to understand we're still at war," Deputy Director David Estes (David Harewood) tells Carrie (Clare Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) in an out-of-place scene. That's something to think about. The bloodshed, deception, inner demons, and intrigue that ensues may gratify and entertain. Still, it also habituates audiences to the necessity of endless war, the quotidian nature of ongoing surveillance, and the genuine goodwill of armed Americans.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Alert! If you're a Marvel fan, you're obligated by law to sign up for Hulu to prove your devotion to the franchise. This Hulu original follows six teenagers attempting to take down Pride, a supervillain group comprised of the youngsters' parents. That's a recipe for awkward dinner talks, right there.
We hope you enjoy binge-watching the assembled list of our favorite shows available on Hulu, from new masterpieces to old favorites and everything in between, for those who have already subscribed (or are considering it). Don't forget to follow our Instagram account and visit our website for weekly updates!
Author: Sara Kamran