Looking for something new and fresh to watch? Hulu is among the best streaming platforms for TV show lovers right now, and its library keeps getting more and more impressive by the day. It’s one of the most attractive options for those who want to sink a lot of time into a good show, and it covers both new releases as well as established classics. Plus, the current Hulu plans are very attractive compared to what the competition has to offer. Here are some top picks that might be right up your alley!
- Parks and Recreation
Parks & Rec has enjoyed a very solid reputation for a long time now, and the show has built an impressive audience around its peculiar style of humor, colorful characters, and lighthearted overall tone and setting. It’s the perfect thing when you just want to relax for a bit and enjoy some good humor, and you’ll quickly fall in love with the numerous characters on your screen. Make sure you pick it up from the start though – it has a lot of inside jokes that might not make much sense to someone starting from the middle, which is perhaps the show’s only true downside.
Something for those looking for a more serious tone, Fargo has been around for not long, but it’s already established a very solid place for itself on the stage. The criminal drama follows the lives of police and criminals in a remote location, and the show is full of interesting plot twists, deep characters, and a lot of food for thought. Its colder tone makes it ideal for the upcoming cozy winter season too, so sit down with a cup of hot something and enjoy the beautiful scenes.
- The Handmaid’s Tale
A very dramatic tale about a fictional society in which women are treated as second-class citizens, The Handmaid’s Tale quickly took the TV world over by storm, and managed to leave a lasting impression on many of its fans. The show has a unique writing and visual style, for which it’s received strong commendation. Its story is also extensive and very thought-provoking, so don’t be surprised if you get sucked into it pretty much straight away.
Another show in the tone of Parks and Recreation, but with its own completely unique style, Community is something you absolutely don’t want to miss out on if you’re a fan of solid comedy. The show has many clever moments, and is full of catchy dialogue and amusing interactions between its characters. The cast is also very well-picked, and the show has established a place for itself for its peculiar humor style and unique delivery.
Seinfeld is a bit of a hit or miss nowadays if you haven’t watched the show in its original days. Which is ironic, because back then it was THE comedy show to watch, and nothing managed to surpass its humor and writing style for a very long time. Some have described it as an older version of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and that’s probably not too far off the mark. The show is actually credited with innovating on many types of humor, jokes and delivery styles. However, other shows have since picked up pretty much all of those pieces and improved on them in various ways. But if you want a trip through the history of TV comedy, there’s no better place to start than Seinfeld.
- Twin Peaks
Another classic, but in a different genre, if you want to indulge yourself in some mystery and supernatural elements, Twin Peaks is always a solid classic to go to. Its recent reboot managed to draw in a lot of new viewers, but it’s also not a bad idea to check out the original if you want to see where things started. It’s been an inspiration for many productions of today, in the least.
An animated show, but not for kids – Archer is the perfect blend of sarcasm, witty comebacks, snappy humor, and ridiculous characters. It tells the story of a group of spies – who later move on to other ventures – and follows them as they almost always manage to mess up each operation they attempt, often in hilarious ways. The show has been running for quite a while now, and it has lots of season to catch up on. Keep in mind that the style changes significantly in recent seasons, as the producers have been exploring new ideas.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
A comedy about cops? Surely that can’t be original in 2019? Brooklyn Nine-Nine proved that this is far from the case. The show quickly rose to prominence thanks to its great cast (featuring none other than Terry Crews in a hilarious parody of his own self), and its lighthearted humor that always manages to lift up its viewers no matter how down they might be feeling. And it’s been moving forward with great success so far, maintaining high chart positions and otherwise marking one milestone after another.
- South Park
Another comedy for adults with a dirty sense of humor, South Park is iconic in its own right, and it’s a must-watch for pretty much anyone. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like animations, comedy, stories about kids, or anything else about the show – it manages to circumvent expectations in surprising ways. And it’s often one of the best ways to get a two-sided commentary on various popular issues in society, politics, entertainment, and anything else you can think of. The great thing about South Park is that it tries to look at those problems from both sides, often ridiculing both in different ways.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy is another great classic, and a great mix between supernatural horror, comedy, and a bit of drama sprinkled in for good measure. It ended long ago, but still enjoys a strong following, with many people praising it for inventing certain ideas that later became very prominent on television. A definite must for any fans of Supernatural or similar shows. Don’t be surprised if some of the ideas you see seem a bit old though, you’ve probably seen them in more recent shows.