So you have invested in Hulu and you are looking to make the most of your subscription?
You may have already watched the best documentaries on Hulu or the must-watch Christmas movies on Hulu (you know you do it every year). But one area where Hulu is particularly strong is their series offering, mixing both original series, and great back-catalog options that are hard to find elsewhere.
Not sure where to start? Check out these 15 amazing series and miniseries that are currently available to stream, only on Hulu.
This sci-fi thriller series is actually based on a Stephen King novel, so it already has a lot of things in its favor.
James Franco gives a strong performance as James Epping, a recently divorced English teacher who finds himself repeatedly returning to November 22 1963 in order to prevent the Kennedy assassination. Jump into conspiracy theories, and connect with compelling characters.
Another Stephen King-inspired offering, the anthology series has enlisted some big-name talent including Lizzy Caplan, Bill Skarsgard, Sissy Spacek, and Tim Robbins.
All the stories are set in the town of Castle Rock, where a number of King’s stories unfold in a nightmare-inducing fashion. King fans will love the way the show uses easter eggs references across the full range of King’s work.
This is a sci-fi thriller set in the modern tech world. The drama revolves around Lili, a woman investigating the death of her boyfriend on his first day working for a major Silicon Valley company.
She believes that there are darker forces at work behind the disappearance of her partner, and the work happening at his company. Sonoya Mizuno gives a strong performance that explores questions of free will and determinism.
Fans of Misfits will enjoy this new show about a time-traveling janitor, played by The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson.
Minding his own business and playing his favorite video game, the characters suddenly come to life and decide to recruit him to be part of the team to save the world. But what skills does he really have? An enjoyable fantasy that doesn’t take itself seriously.
This period drama meets situational comedy set in 18th century Russia. Elle Fanning plays a young Catherine the Great as she is finding her feet at the Russian court.
This is very much in the comedic style of The Favorite and picks up where the film left off. The dialogue is pleasantly indecent, with the characters unbelievable, laugh out loud funny, and surprisingly likable.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu have taken the reigns of this series based on the popular Margaret Atwood novel set in a world where an American totalitarian regime has trapped women into a slavery of childbirth.
The show cleverly examines the place of women in society, the consequences of government control, resistance, and conformity. Elizabeth Moss gives a strong leading performance, and Alexis Bledel is also memorable.
Set in 18th century London, this show follows Margaret Wells, a brothel owner who finds herself in a turf war with another businessman looking to steal her elite clientele.
Harlots is funny and camp, but is also a true look at what it meant to be a woman at the time, especially a woman without money or a man.
Turning a popular movie into a TV show, that’s original, nevertheless, this is one that we love.
The effortlessly cool Zoe Kravitz takes over the Championship Vinyl record store. She is the Rob character from the book, obsesses with two things: music and figuring out why her past relationships haven’t worked.
Little Fires Everywhere
This series based on the Celeste Ng novel stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in the leading roles, which is a sure sign of something special.
They play two women in a very similar position, with teenage children and juggling work and home life. But their perspective on life and their histories are very different. But they find themselves colliding after a house burning down and dark secrets are revealed.
The Looming Tower
Fans of The West Wing and Newsroom will enjoy this new Jeff Daniels-led mini-series about the conflict between the CIA and the FBI in the 90s when Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda were on the rise.
It looks at how internal rivalry and conflict between the two groups may have played a role in the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001.
What would happen to all those mutant kids if they didn’t have the fancy X-Men school to attend? That is what this show is all about.
Six teen superheroes team up to fight their parents, who happen to be supervillains. There is no big budget or invisible flying jet, just young people learning to deal with their powers and do what is right. While it might not be totally original, Marvel fans will enjoy this show.
Cate Blanchett stars in this historic miniseries as Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative activist who is part of the story of the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment.
We see the stories of several important feminists in the 1970s, played by a strong female cast including Rose Byrne and Sarah Paulson. An entertaining and educational evening viewing.
Ramy Yousef stars in this comedy-drama about a first-generation American Muslim growing up in New Jersey.
Mixing comedy and genuine social discourse, he must walk the line between two ways of life as he balances the values of his traditional Egyptian community with modern America.
A TV show about a young woman trying to get by in the city that doesn’t star a young woman who looks attractive enough to be a Hollywood starlet – this is still sadly a new concept.
SNL Star Aidy Bryant deals with all your familiar work and love challenges, but also while dealing with issues of self-love and body image. She is supported by a strong performance by the hilarious Patti Harrison.
The creators of Rick and Morty bring us Solar Opposites, an animated sitcom that put the daily life of middle America in a new context by moving it to outer space.
In a twist that feels like Third Rock From the Sun, this alien family must take refuge on Earth and learn to adapt to a culture that they find both fascinating and infuriating.
What To Watch Next?
Once you have done with these, why not jump into Hulu’s excellent collection of anime series, or get away from all that Christmas joy with the best scary movies that you can watch on Hulu.