Check out The 30 Best TV Shows Currently Streaming On Hulu!

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| LAST UPDATE 09/06/2022

By Conner Goodman
Best TV Shows On Hulu
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The last day of the workweek always feels the longest, the hands of the clock moving slower than usual. The respite from the week is calling, and it takes everything within you to work properly through the last minutes. You’ve done a good job at it, and you should be proud. “How do I treat myself since I’ve done my best this week?” you ask as you drive back home. A movie is too much of a commitment, so a TV show seems like a winner. Well, the stars have aligned for you because we discovered some really good TV shows on Hulu. But fair warning, because they’re the best shows on Hulu, they’re all binge-worthy. But it's also the weekend, so throw the worry into the air and indulge in the best shows on Hulu.

The Patient

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.6

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How do you work to help someone curb their homicidal urges when they have you trapped in a room? Alan Strauss, a therapist trapped by his patient Sam must navigate this peculiar situation. But as he works to save both Sam and himself, he must also come to terms with everything that is going wrong with his life. A thrilling watch, The Patient is the perfect weekend binge for the thrills.

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The Old Man

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.8

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Jeff Bridges, in his role as Dan Chase in The Old Man, begins the hero so close to those watching him that you'll feel immersed in each episode. Living off the grid after abruptly leaving the CIA, Dan has to come to terms with the fact that if he really wants a peaceful life, he can no longer keep running from his past. He must work on this as more people get dragged into this mess before it becomes too late.

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This Fool

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.6

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There are enough and more shows that speak about the importance of love and community, but This Fool pushes right through all those shows with its unsentimental comedic style, with Julio Lopez as the scapegoat. He is a man who wants to help everyone he meets, while also trying to find his place in the world. This is a show we want to see for many more years to come.

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Mike

Year: 2022

IMDB: 6.4

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If you own a TV, it's impossible to not have heard of Mike Tyson. This wild beast of a fighter is a complete package, with his quirks and traits, but we must admit that he is a winner. Mike is a show that shows us the picture behind the picture of this man's rise to fame as one of the world's most controversial sports figures.

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Maggie

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.0

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What would happen to you if you could see the future of everyone you meet? Enter Maggie, a psychic who seems to just have found a way to deal with this mysterious power, until a chance meeting with a stranger now lets her see into her own future. With Rebecca Rittenhouse’s charming onscreen performance, there’s much to expect from this show and the way it takes in the future.

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The Bear

Year: 2022

IMDB: 8.5

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There’s something magical when you can combine the hot-aired atmosphere of a kitchen with the story of strained familial relationships, and The Bear is the latest example of this. Carmy, a chef from the world of fine dining, comes back home to run the family sandwich shop after a tragic family accident. What seems relatively simple for this chef of the high world becomes his biggest test, as he must learn to manage the business, his kitchen and the kitchen crew. Jeremy Allen White steals the show and your attention through this show without asking permission because you’ll already be engrossed by the end of the first episode.

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Only Murders in the Building

Year: 2021

IMDB: 8.1

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You get an interesting mixture that can either knock it out of the park or be completely booed out by the audience when you mix murder investigation with a flair for comedy. Only Murders in the Building accomplishes the former successfully. With the star cast of Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short, the story follows three strangers obsessed with true crime trapped in their apartment building when a horrendous death occurs. Excited to take it into their own hands, they soon discover that investigating a crime is not as easy as it seems and that their own lives may be very well at stake.

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American Horror Stories

Year: 2021

IMDB: 6.1

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A spinoff of the original “American Horror Story” by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Stories is a show of discovery to find ghosts all across the country – in hotels, asylums, freak shows and so on. By preserving the elements of the original series, you’ll feel as if this is a continued story, and so will not find inconsistencies. Add to it the A-list cast like Matt Bomer and Chad James Buchanan, and you get the weekend treat for the horror show enthusiast. There’s enough freakiness and ghastly ghost stories to make you want to binge another season.

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Pistol

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.6

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Inspired by the memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol” which was based on the life of the iconic band Sex Pistols, Pistol is the story of a rock band that really displayed how music stood the chance of toppling even governments and existing cultures. With a budding cast and a stellar script, Pistol does the job of showing us the flashy life and then pulling the curtain apart for us to peek at the scene backstage. The Sex Pistols were a force to be reckoned with back in the day, and it is made very evident here. Definitely a watch for punk rock fans.

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Conversations With Friends

Year: 2022

IMDB: 6.9

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Based on the best-selling novel by Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends is a story of confusion, romance and depression expressed through the lives of Frances and Bobbi and their unexplainable attraction toward Melissa, a beautiful local writer and her husband, Nick. The show is a certain cocktail of good storytelling, and a cast made for the characters and a sensitivity that enthralls you to keep watching. This drama contains sparks and puts forward the dilemma of people who know what they want to say but are emotionally inarticulate about it. Overall, this is a great way to spend six hours of your weekend.

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Under the Banner of Heaven

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.5

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An adaptation of the true-crime bestseller by John Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven, is based on the 1984 murder case of Brenda and her 15-month-old daughter in Salt Lake Valley. Detective Jeb Pyre is tasked with finding the culprit but soon uncovers more than he signed up for as he digs deeper into the beginnings of the LDS religion and what happens to followers of unwavering faith. Rather than finding the culprit, the show pivots to understand why it was done, which is a refreshing take on the horrific tragedy. You will be surprised to see how religion and blind faith can lead to violent consequences.

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Life & Beth

Year: 2022

IMDB: 6.6

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What happens when you seem to have it all, but It doesn’t feel like your true self? In Life & Beth, Amy Schumer plays Beth, a person who seems to have it all – a successful job, a great place and a wonderful boyfriend. But circumstances force her to drop it all and face her past, to come out of the experience in her authentic self. While comedy plays a central role, we get to see Beth deal with her problems in a way that we can all relate to, because we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. This will be one of your favorite binge-watches of the year, and we can guarantee this.

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The Girl From Plainville

Year: 2022

IMDB: 6.4

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The case about Michelle Carter’s “texting-suicide” was spooky when it came out, and it is no less spooky when depicted in The Girl From Plainsville. Framed for assisting her boyfriend to commit suicide, the show also reminds her how people can take advantage of others with mental illnesses. Elle Fanning does a fantastic role in playing Michelle Carter because you cannot help but see her character as you move from episode to episode. The secret lives of teenagers in our families are portrayed well here, and it would do us all well to dissolve this secrecy that is unknowingly put up.

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Pose

Year: 2018-2021

IMDB: 8.6

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Pose is a tribute to the house mothers of New York’s underground LGBTQ ball culture of the 1980s. This show is a stunner simply with the vibrancy and real-life representations of the LGBTQ community with a lot of opulence and drama. Blanca Rodriguez decides to become a house mother after a set of shocking personal events and sets out to dominate the underground world of LGBTQ ball. The show is pure energy, and the stories it conveys are rich and diverse, and we think that every person should sit down to watch this show as soon as possible.

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The Dropout

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.5

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The Dropout is a starkly real representation of the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the infamous founder of Theranos. When Elizabeth gets on a mission to make healthcare accessible to every home in America, she invites the rest of the country to join her in this dream and soon becomes the darling in every household. But the cards start to fall one by one as she fails to develop the science that backs her claims, but she cannot shy away from the fame. Amanda Seyfried does a fantastic job playing Elizabeth Holmes, and we think this is the best in the list of true-crime series to date.

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Pam & Tommy

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.4

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Pam & Tommy was captioned “The Greatest Love Story Ever Sold”. This show is about the publicly leaked tapes on the honeymoon of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, and the show takes us through the rush of marriage, sex, porn, and their desperate attempts to get it back when their sex tapes get into the hands of publishers vying for the chance. A splendid retelling of one of the most famous scandals of the era, Pam & Tommy shines a bright light into a crime that most people wanted to get their hands on.

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The Girl From Plainville

Year: 2022

IMDB: 6.8

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The Girl From Plainsville is the true-crime show about the “texting-suicide” case that shook the country. Michelle Carter is called in for questioning when her boyfriend Conrad Roy III commits suicide, and her text messages seem to point to her involvement in his suicide, even accusing her of involuntary manslaughter. What the show does is remind us that truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction and makes us really sympathize with Michelle, a troubled soul whose actions seem unexplainable yet unforgivable. In the end, it is a real human story that is relayed to us through 8 episodes, and you’ll either end up hating or sympathizing with her.

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How I Met Your Father

Year: 2022

IMDB: 5.1

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A spinoff on one of the era-defining sitcoms of all time, How I Met Your Father is narrated to us through the voice of Sophie explaining to her son how she met his father. The show takes the already successful formula and adapts it to speak to the fans of HIMYM, and we think they pulled it off pretty well. The father remains a mystery unless we go through the dating life and daily shenanigans of Sophie, which was the hook of HIMYM, and for this show as well.

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RuPaul's Drag Race

Year: 2009

IMDB: 8.4

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RuPaul is the world’s most famous drag queen. So, when her quest to find the most glamourous frag queen from the country was documented on camera as RuPaul’s Drag Race, we had to watch. This reality show is bold, bright, funny, and loud- elements that are not quite associated with shows of this genre. Drag shows are also not quite for everyone, but RuPaul’s Drag Race manages to give us a sneak peek into the hard work and talent people require to excel as a top drag queen. We thought this show was something fresh and definitely a lot of fun.

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Brassic

Year: 2019

IMDB: 8.4

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Brassic is the kind of show that needs no introduction to the first episodes, but you can still end up laughing throughout. Based on the daily lives and happenings of Vinnie, a British boy with bipolar disorder, and Dylan, his street-smart best friend, you will not notice the time pass with this show. Brassic takes television comedic entertainment to new heights, without having to overplay the bipolar disorder card. The story is compelling and since you’ve already missed this show, the next best time to begin watching this is now.

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Women of the Movement

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.0

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Women of the Movement is based on the real-life kidnapping of Emmett Till, and his mother’s journey to let the world know about the brutality of racism. Her courage to stand up to the conservative white Americans is attributed to be one of the sparks that ignited the Civil Rights movement. Adrienne Warren, who acts as Mamie Till-Mobley absolutely wows the audience with her depictions of being a strong woman for the movement. If you need a history lesson on the atrocities of racism and the Jim Crow laws in the 1950s, the Women of the Movement is a good place to start.

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The Cleaning Lady

Year: 2022

IMDB: 7.1

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Watching The Cleaning Lady, we felt a parallel between immigration and rising crime rates, as systems fail these newcomers. Thony is a Cambodian doctor who arrives in the US to seek medical treatment for her son, but things don’t turn out to be so easy. As the system forces her into poverty, she pulls up her boots and begins to clean up crime scenes for the crime syndicate. As the FBI closely watches her, she must find a way to not fall too deep into the web of lies as she does all she can to save her son. The Cleaning Lady can be predictable at times, but beneath the surface, we find a plot that has great potential in the next seasons.

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Kenan

Year: 2021

IMDB: 5.7

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An easy-going, entertaining family show that doesn’t require much investment is why we have added Kenan to the list. Kenan Williams, a single father and a local TV personality from Atlanta, thinks he can manage it all – host of a popular show, two school-going children, and his relationships. But he doesn’t because it may seem okay on the outside, but it’s a different story on the inside. And when his brother Gary, friend and producer Mika, and his father-in-law Rick try to make things a little bit easier, they aren’t really doing a great job. What does this do? It paints the story of an authentic family, with their laughs and failings.

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Single Drunk Female

Year: 2022

IMDB: 6.1

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The show introduces us to Samantha Fink, who is an alcoholic who has had some unfortunate incidents occur during her drunken state. Now, out of a job and stable life, she decides to move back home with her mother. The family drama of the present and the past, her attempts to stay sober and figure out her life and relationships is the premise of the show. By focusing on the little things that make sobriety for an alcoholic meaningful, Single Drunk Female is written with humorous satire as a medium to hook you to watch one episode after the next.

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Year: 2004

IMDB: 8.8

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There are a few shows that manage to maintain their magic for more than 5 seasons, but It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia does this for 15 seasons and makes it look easy. Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Frank, and Dee form The Gang, a degenerate group running the loss-making Paddy’s Pub, and do anything it takes to make money, even at the cost of their own people.  We are reminded of the Three Stooges when this show plays, and we think this show will go down in the records as one of the best-made sitcoms of all time.

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Black-ish

Year: 2014

IMDB: 7.1

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Black-ish is a show that attempts to touch on stereotyping in America surrounding race, interracial relationships, and generational understandings about such issues. But this is done in the context of the lives of Dre Johnson and his family, who is a success in all manners judged by today’s standards. Dre tries to ensure that his children know their roots and establish a cultural identity for themselves. Writing such a show with the right touch of hilarity and emotional sensitivity is almost impossible, but Black-ish manages to pull this off in every season. Without a doubt, we think this is one of the shows that are important to watch right now.

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Grey's Anatomy

Year: 2005

IMDB: 7.5

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If you watch any form of television, you are sure to have heard of Grey’s Anatomy. This iconic show follows the lives of a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, specifically on the life of Meredith Grey. The daughter of a famous surgeon, she finds her path from intern to a full-time doctor while dealing with relationships and her career. While the show can seem dark at times, the cast's romantic exploits and self-discovery tie in well with this grand melodrama. This show is a real guilty pleasure because you know you can’t get enough of it, but indulging too much can also lead you down a path of no return.

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PEN15

Year: 2019

IMDB: 8.1

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TV shows that portray the high school experience either show too little or too much of the lives of the high schoolers. Through this comedy show, PEN15 shows this world just as it is. Comics Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play their teenage selves, to live out the joys of high schools which could also easily turn into absolute horrors. We get a real, honest look into what it feels like to be a teenager, but still, manage to maintain its crispy charm. PEN15 manages to get to the top of its genre, and if you’re a parent of a teenager, you’ll instantly relate.

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Abbott Elementary

Year: 2021

IMDB: 7.9

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Abbott Elementary is a humorous depiction of how public-school teachers want to do the best for their students, even when public-funded schools in America find themselves cash-strapped.  The show manages to stand out from all the good shows that were released, and the struggles are depicted in well-times comedic scenes that are hammered into our brains. The show is designed to make us laugh first, then stop and think about how American policies leave behind the public-funded schools, and about the real amount of work our teachers put in.

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The Great

Year: 2020

IMDB: 8.2

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When a famous creator like Tony McNamara puts together a show, you instinctively know that there has to be something to it. The Great is a humorous drama of the rise of Catherine the Great, the longest-reigning empress in Russian history. The show aims to be an original comedy, and it succeeds in this aspect splendidly. The writing and the acting of the cast are accentuated by the videography of the show. We thought the show was a definite contender on this list, and we assure you that you will thank us later when you’re already on the second season.

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