Hulu may not have the high volume of original content provided by Netflix and Amazon, but it still manages to offer programming that is pleasantly surprising. From award-winning dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale even funny comedies like Difficult People, Hulu’s original programming covers a wide range of genres. Therefore, below, we have selected for you the best original Hulu series that we consider essential.
From the producers of Robot Chicken, Crossing Swords it retains some of the obscenity and madness, but it also adopts a linear narrative. The story follows a kind-hearted aspiring hero named Patrick, who lands his dream job as a squire, only to discover that the royal castle is gross. His kingdom is run by a nest of monarchs, thieves, and quacks who will stop at nothing to protect and abuse their power. All the protagonists are move with stop-motion animation.
Cate Blanchett stars in this story about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Blanchett stars as Phyllis Schlafly, “the bride of the silent majority,” who is committed to preserving the sanctity of separate gender roles and the cult of domesticity. The story is told through the eyes of Schlafly and second wave feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus, exploring one of the most difficult battlegrounds of the cultural wars of the years. ‘ 70 that forever changed the American political landscape.
Ramy Youssef won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of a version of himself in this comedy about a first-generation American Egyptian, on a spiritual journey in his politically divided neighborhood of New Jersey. Caught between a Muslim community that sees life as a moral test and a millennial generation that doesn’t believe in the consequences, Ramy’s perspective is nuanced, conflicting, and evolving. Although you are looking for some lighting, that does not mean you do not want to be a normal 20-year-old man who goes out, goes to parties and everything else. He’s just trying to find some balance.
Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle created and starred in their own high school in this fun adult comedy. Oh, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle are 30 years old. They are playing at being 13 year old high school students, while being surrounded by really 13 year olds. You don’t need to know the creators to relate to them. They are marginalized in 2000, fall in love and experience the worst agitation of their lives for whims.
This critically acclaimed comedy series follows a recently divorced single mother living with her lazy brother – the founder of a popular dating site – after her ex-husband left her and her teenage daughter for a younger woman. . Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey and Tara Lynne Barr star in this series, which featured director Jason Reitman, Oscar-nominated for Juno and Up in the Air, behind the camera for various episodes.
Widely praised for her smart dialogue and insightful gaze on the modern dating scene, Casual It won a Golden Globe Award nomination in 2016 as one of the best comedy series.
The Act is a seasonal anthology series that focuses on some of the weirdest crime stories straight from the headlines. The first season follows Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), a girl who tries to escape her toxic relationship with her mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette), who suffers from Munchausen for power. As Gypsy seeks independence, she opens a box of secrets that eventually lead to her mother’s murder. If you like crazy stories about situations that spiral out of control, The Act You’ll love it.
From Rick & Morty executive producer Justin Roiland, Solar Opposites he takes the elements from outer space from Rick & Morty and takes them to the American suburbs. When a team of four aliens crashes into a move-in house, they split evenly over whether or not the United States is horrible. Korvo and Yumyulack see pollution, consumerism, and human fragility as existential failures. Terry and Jesse, however, love humans and their TV, junk food, and toys. Everyone must endure, because their mission is to protect the Pupa, a living supercomputer that will one day evolve to its final form, eat them and “terraform” the Earth.
If you love Stephen King, this alternative is for you. Castle rock is a psychological horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. The series combines the mythological scale and intimate character narration of some of King’s most beloved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness versus light, set in a few square miles of Maine woods. The fictional city of Castle Rock is the setting for many King stories, including Cujo, The Dark Half, ITEM, The Shawshank Redemption and Needful Things, as well as other novels and stories. Fictional worlds collide in this fascinating reinvention of the canon King, which serves as a reminder of the truly remarkable and extensive work of the writer.
“Hard” is an understatement when it comes to the main duo in this series, which follows a couple of New York comedians who are awful with just about everyone they meet, minus one another. Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner portray the two evil comedians who can’t seem to get out of their own way, with Amy Poehler as executive producer.
The three-season series drew comparisons with Curb Your Enthusiasm Over the course of his career, he also had a long list of familiar faces from the world of comedy who make cameos or play supporting roles. The final season of the series premiered in 2017.
The actor of The Hunger GamesJosh Hutcherson stars in this science fiction and comedy series, where he plays a humble janitor whose mastery of a popular video game leads him to be recruited for a time travel mission where he must stop a future apocalypse. If it sounds like the plot of The Last StarfighterIt should, but it is not the only reference in pop culture that serves as inspiration.
The series comes from the mind of Howard Overman, creator of Misfits, and the presence of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as producers, best known for their collaborations in Superbad, The Pineapple Express and Knocked up. This combination provides a good indication of the kind of humor and pop culture references that fill the series.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The jewel in the crown of Hulu’s original programming, this dystopian drama is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name and unfolds in an alternate future in which a civil war has turned the United States into a totalitarian and patriarchal society. that subdues women. Elisabeth Moss plays a woman forced into servitude as a “maid,” charged with the duties of having children for a military leader and his infertile wife.
The first season of the series won eight Primetime Emmy Awards and was nominated 13 times, giving Hulu her first victory in the “Outstanding Series” category. The second season was nominated in 17 categories. The fourth season premieres in 2021.
Business is pleasure and pleasure is family business in this British-American drama that follows a couple of rival brothel owners in eighteenth-century England. Samantha Morton plays former prostitute Margaret Wells on the series, and the show chronicles her efforts to compete with the high-class brothel run by her former employer as she juggles demands to raise her own family and status.
Hulu’s only entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Runaways It is based on the comic book series of the same name featuring a group of teenagers in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb who discover that their parents are supervillains. The young cast impressed audiences with a stellar first season that masterfully combined modern high school drama with traditional comic book themes and gave the entire show a unique setting that set it apart from its movies.
* Article updated on July 3, 2020 by Rodrigo Orellana