Hulu once took a backseat to Prime and Netflix, but not anymore. With several must-see shows, the streaming service is booming with over 48 million subscribers. It’s no surprise with the long list of binge-worthy entertainment, including comedies, documentaries, drama, horror, and reality shows. If you aren’t sure what show to watch next, grab the remote and some popcorn and follow along as we unveil 25 of the best shows on Hulu.
Originally a novel written by the great Charles Dickens, Bleak House follows three orphans who are sent to live at a mysterious home, which has a dark reputation for bringing nothing but bad luck to those who enter. Though their wealthy guardian, John Jarndyce greets them with love and kindness, Bleak House is not as it seems.
The steamy city of Atlanta is known for forging some of the best-known rappers of all time, and in the entertaining series, Atlanta, Alfred Miles is on his way to the top. However, he isn’t heading there alone. As Alfred tries to balance life on the streets with his talent and promise of an exciting future, his cousin, Earn, who’s come home to Atlanta, is determined to make sure Alfred doesn’t quit.
My So-Called Life
Being a teenager isn’t easy, and My So-Called Life proves it as the show follows Angela Chase, an awkward teen in the 90’s, through the trials and tribulations of friendship, school, boys, sex, drugs, and everything else life throws at her. Although it was eventually canceled, leaving fans in angst wondering what happened next in Angela’s life, it’s well worth a Saturday night binge.
After running Michelin Star restaurants as a world-renowned chef, Carmy returns home to Chicago to save the family sandwich shop his brother left behind after his unthinkable death. While dealing with the life-changing move, his brother’s suicide, and a sometimes unfavorable new career, Carmy discovers that family comes in many forms.
Detective Vic Mackey leads the Strike Team Unit in Los Angeles, an elite group that thrives on eliminating gang-related crime, including drugs, trafficking, prostitution, and violence. Still, Detective Mackey and many on the team are corrupt themselves and at times, are no better than other criminals. Tensions rise as the precinct head doesn’t approve of Mackey’s unconventional tactics.
The Americans follow the life of a KGB spy couple, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, along with their two American-born children, posing as a happy family in a Washington D.C. suburb during the Reagan Cold War years. The show is based on a true story of real-life Russian spies in America during that period.
The Golden Bachelor
Who can resist The Bachelor? If you can’t, then you’ll love The Golden Bachelor, a dating reality show that centers around 72-year-old Gerry Turner, who lost his wife of 43 years. His heart-wrenching tale is tough to turn away from once you get a glimpse of his gentle personality. Several bachelorettes, ranging from age 60 to 75, compete for Gerry’s attention and ultimately, his love.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
As a morally corrupt foursome running a bar in Philadelphia, the gang of characters, Charlie, Rob, Dennis, and Dee, seem to never learn any lessons from their narcissistic behaviors, and are in a perpetual state of immaturity. But don’t let that fool you. The show is nonstop humor with a brilliant cast that is just what you need when life calls for a good laugh.
What We Do in the Shadows
Think “Friends” and now turn them into vampires. What We Do in the Shadows, a mockumentary comedy, is a hilarious concept of a group of vampire roommates living on Staten Island who often forget their original purpose for coming to New York over a century ago. Each vampire has their own personality, and plenty of blood-sucking occurs.
Cruel Summer takes place in the 90’s and is full of plot twists, secrets, and shocking reveals. Kate is a kidnap victim and Jeanette, the girl who took over Kate’s life and focuses only on herself and her level of popularity, slowly drop us hints as to what went down and what might come next. Grab a snack and hunker down since you won’t want to miss any clues as you tune in.
The Secrets of Hillsong
The Secrets of Hillsong is based on the true story of megachurch Pastor Carl Lentz’s shocking affair that was revealed to the public in 2020. Though the affair is addressed, it’s the corruption of the megachurch that the show focuses on, as well as the danger of too much power.
If you are visual, you mustn’t miss The Great. The beautiful period costumes are reason enough to tune in; however, you’ll want to stay for the effortlessly delivered wit and humor. The black comedy-drama depicts the rise of Catherine the Great, who began as an outsider and eventually the longest reigning Russian, female ruler.
Class of ‘09
A suspense thriller, Class of ’09 follows a group of FBI cadets who seem to have their lives all planned out until the criminal justice system begins to change. With many twists and turns, viewers see the cadets grapple with things like AI playing a role in the justice system and their lives.
A Small Light
Miep Gies and her husband, Jan, hid Otto Frank’s family (including Anne Frank) and other members of the Jewish community from the Nazis during World War II. Though many have read or heard of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” A Small Light tells Miep’s story of love, compassion, and fear.
Tiny Beautiful Things
Tiny Beautiful Things is an adaptation of Cheryl Strade’s essays that stem from her advice column. If you enjoy reflective thoughts, you’ll love Katheryn Hahn’s performance as a writer grappling with the age-old struggle of lost childhood dreams and the disappointment of adulthood.
Dave deserves a few views before you decide if it’s bingeworthy. Plenty of sophomoric humor may turn some viewers off; however, if you continue watching, you’ll find a really good show. Dave is tough on himself yet also has a big ego as we watch the artistic process of becoming a professional rapper.
A therapist single mom takes in her father, recently released from prison, to live with her and her son. Although UnPrisoned is a comedy, it also touches on the complex issues of an unchanged prison system and how it negatively affects the incarcerated.
History of the World Part, II
History doesn’t always have to be serious…or truthful (at least, not when Mel Brooks influences it). If you loved the first History of the World, you’ll love Part II. With Mel Brook’s blessing, Nick Kroll continues the History of the World series with the same irresistible humor that spoofs world history.
Saint X is a limited series with only eight episodes, making it perfect for a Friday night binge. It’s a sad and touching story about a woman returning to an island to try to find clues regarding the death of her sister, which was left unsolved when the family visited there many years before. Using two different timelines simultaneously, the show touches on sensitive topics, such as class and race.
Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi
In this travel docuseries about the cuisine of the United States, Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi follows in Antony Bourdain’s footsteps as she tempts you with food that will make you plan multiple road trips so you can partake. Beyond the apparent delight of watching someone enjoy incredible meals, the show reminds us of how food can bring people together and also tear them apart.
Justified: City Primeval
Raylan Givens is a country boy from Kentucky living in Miami as a US Marshal until a chance encounter with a sociopath brings him to Detroit. On top of his unusual and dangerous lifestyle, Raylan is a part-time father to his teenage daughter. If that sounds complicated, it is, which is what makes the show impossible to turn away from.
A non-profit called “Hugs Not Thugs” and a group of past gang members running it equals a great comedy. If the comedic humor of Chris Estrada isn’t enough to make you watch This Fool, the rest of the cast ensemble will. Frankie Quiñones, Michael Imperioli, and many more star in this sweet show about big guys with big hearts.
Reservation Dogs is an easy-to-watch show about teens getting into trouble as they work hard to escape life in Oklahoma after the death of a close friend. Their troubles eventually land them in deep trouble with a powerful gang and a turf war. It’s a great series when you want to kick back and enjoy.
Only Murders in the Building
The cast of characters is tremendous in this comedy about loneliness, murder, washed-up artists, and young dreamers. It stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, and many episodes will surprise viewers with the likes of Meryl Streep, Paul Rudd, and more. The main characters join forces to uncover the mystery of murders in the building where they live.
12 of the Greatest Movies You Will Ever Watch
There are some pretty awesome movies out there so it’s hard to narrow down the absolute best ones. Of course, movies are also subjective – which means the “best” movies on lists from critics don’t always line up with fans. So that’s what we have here: 12 movie fans share the greatest movie they’ve ever watched.
12 Movies People Say They Can Watch Over and Over Again (Without Getting Tired of It)
There are movies that you can only watch once or twice (or maybe every decade) and some that are enjoyable much more often. If you’re the type of person who has a movie they could watch over and over again without getting tired of it, you’ve found your people with this list!
The 12 Funniest Movies of All Time (According to the Internet)
A bold claim but we’re going for it: here’s the funniest movies of all time! At least according to people on the internet, that is.
While comedy is subjective I’m sure you’ll find at least one movie you like on this list! A few of these are indisputable as comedy gold while others might be your next discovery for a laugh.
20 Shows and Movies That Are Basically Just Glorified Propagnada
If there’s one thing, we can all agree on, it’s that we love a good binge-watching session. It’s the perfect escape from reality, right? Well, lately something fishy in the world of entertainment has been going on – some shows and movies that are not-so-subtly pushing an agenda. Yes, you read that right – propaganda has made its way into our beloved screens.
25 Movies on Netflix Actually Worth Watching
While new streaming services are constantly being launched, Netflix remains the most popular choice for viewers worldwide. Its depth of original programming has yet to be matched, and while TV series, documentaries, and standup comedy specials make up a large portion of the service, its feature film library continues to grow. Many Netflix films are now considered modern cinematic masterpieces.