Best Shows on Hulu - Featured (Oct_ 2020)

Hulu has really stepped up its game in the television world. From sci comedies to heartbreaking dramas, to creepy Stephen King sagas, we’ve curated Hulu’s eclectic collection below. Here are some of the best shows on Hulu right now.

Best Shows on Hulu

Killing Eve (2018)

Killing Eve  •  Trailer

For the last three seasons, this show has given viewers one of the best cat and mouse games on television to date--and it’s (finally) between two badass women. The show doesn’t just stand out for plot---both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer finally have roles that stand up to their acting skills.

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The characters’ mutual infatuation with each other throughout the series makes for a great watch, though season one definitely comes out on top.

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Handmaid’s Tale (2017)

Handmaid's Tale  •  Trailer

What makes a great book to film adaptation? It involves much more than just being true to plot. Having the know-how to externalize such an internal novel as Atwood’s heady Handmaid’s Tale was truly an incredible feat. And this achievement was almost overshadowed by Elizabeth Moss’s (and the entire cast) acting chops throughout the series.

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If Season 1 grabbed you, but you fell off somewhere in the middle, jump back in.  You’ll be happy you did.

Popular Shows on Hulu

High Fidelity (2020)

High Fidelity  •  Trailer

Not everyone was super thrilled when Hulu announced this remake. But once Zoe Kravitz was attached as the new lead, instead of a John Cusack look-alike, it got a little exciting. Kravitz’ character revisits old loves through music and pop culture, modernizing the original story and honestly, making it one of the better remakes we’ve seen in awhile. But...

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Unfortunately, Hulu canceled the show after one season---no one really knows why and it’s yet another heartbreak we have to get over.

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Ramy (2019)

Ramy  •  Trailer

Ramy explores the highs and lows of finding yourself as a 20-something year-old caught between a Muslim upbringing and a millenial generation. It’s raw, it’s funny, and gives a fresh perspective on how a young person navigates their future.

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Golden Globe winning, and Emmy nominated Ramy Youssef, produces and stars in this Hulu hit.

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Difficult People (2015)

Difficult People  •  Trailer

Since 2015 we’ve been able to watch Billy Eichner from Billy on the Street  in a real life sitcom. Difficult People is about two best friends living in Manhattan, and how their quirky selves get them into some pretty awkward situations. It’s funny, raw, a little existential, and worth the watch.

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Julie Klausner stars alongside Billy Eichner, who both give great performances.

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Devs (2020)

Devs  •  Trailer

Okay, so this one isn’t a Hulu original, it hails from FX, but I wanted to add it to the list. A young software engineer begins to investigate the company she works for after she suspects foul play when her boyfriend takes his own life. As she learns more, she uncovers a tech conspiracy that could change the world.

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A unique Sci-fi limited series from FX. If you stick with it for the first several episodes, the end will be worth it.

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Harlots (2017)

Harlots  •  Trailer

18th century drama set in London. A brothel owner and mother to two daughters is under attack by a rival madam. As a war breaks out over this profitable sex industry, the brothel owner risks everything, even her family, to protect her business.

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Executive producers, Moira Buffini and Alison Newman also created the show.

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Casual (2015)

Casual  •  Trailer

An emotionally driven comedy, feel-good and real. After his sister’s divorce, Alex and her move back in together and navigate dating life while trying to raise his sister’s teenage daughter.

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Comes from the director of Juno and Up in the Air. An enjoyable twist on the struggles of dating and what it means to be family. Potentially cut off too soon, But at least there are four seasons.

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Pen15 (2019)

Pen15  •  Trailer 

An actual account of what middle school was like but as an adult comedy. The trailer alone is perfect. Maya Erskine and Anna Konle star in Pen15 playing the 13 year old versions of themselves, and it’s just spectacular.

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Hilarious and everything we need.

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Little Fires Everywhere (2019)

Little Fires Everywhere  •  Trailer

Based on Celeste Ng’s bestselling book with the same title, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington bring solid performances to a story exploring motherhood through a set of very different lenses. The nature of identity, race, and what secrets can do to relationships is explored.

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Lynn Shelton was a light on this show---directing many episodes and being a huge contributor to its success.

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Castle Rock (2018)

Castle Rock  •  Trailer

Welcome to Stephen King’s multi-universe. This psychological-horror combines many of his beloved works into one television series. King fans will love discovering all of the Easter eggs from Cujo to IT. 

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A show that weaves a ton of King’s works into one series. Perfect for the horror fanatic.

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Looking for Alaska (2019)

Looking for Alaska  •  Trailer

Based on the book by John Green, this mini series strays from original material but we’re not mad a bit but in a very good way. The book keeps us inside the head of our protagonist, Miles, relying on his view of the world to give us enough satisfaction about what we learn and who he cares most about. This adaptation takes time fleshing out the character in a way that feels rich and honest to the original story without actually following the original story.

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It’s no wonder it comes from the teen-tv titans Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage who were part of The O.C. and Gossip Girl.

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Future Man (2017)

Future Man  •  Trailer

Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson from The Hunger Games), is a janitor by day and a gamer by night. His life goes from completely boring to living a video game that will actually save the world. He travels through time, completing missions to prevent the extinction of mankind.

Sci Fi Shows on Hulu

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Coming from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg it’s no surprise that “...Future Man is what happens when giddy, geeky and inspired storytelling is allowed to go full throttle." - Nick Allen, Critic from RobertEbert.com 

Romantic Shows on Hulu

Normal People (2020)

Normal People  •  Trailer

This love story comes from Sally Rooney’s beloved best-selling book and viewers have been equally enamored with it on screen. The series follows Marianna and Connell as they explore the many versions of themselves over several years during their on and off again relationship.

Love Stories on Hulu

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A love story that actually shows just how complicated intimacy is, at any age.

Fantasy Shows on Hulu

Monsterland (2020)

Monsterland  •  Trailer

Coming to Hulu October 2nd, this anthology series is based on the book of short stories North American Lake Monsters: Stories  by Nathan Ballingrud. Just in time for Halloween, odd creatures take shape becoming a real nightmare in Monsterland.

Fantasy Stories on Hulu

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Encounters with mythical creatures like mermaids and fallen angels, inspire broken people to do desperate things.

Creepy Shows on Hulu

Helstrom (2020)

Helstrom  •  Trailer

Helstrom comes to Hulu on October 16th. Son and daughter of a powerful serial killer, Marvel comic characters Daimon and Satana Helstrom investigate some pretty dark situations as they learn more about themselves.

Marvel Stories on Hulu

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We get a closer look at the sibling duo from Marvel, exploring their interesting dynamic and their unique skills as they take on the worst of humanity.

Holiday Baking Shows on Hulu

Halloween Baking Championship (Seasons 1-4)

Halloween Baking Championship  •  Trailer

This baking show boasts an impressive grand prize of $25,000. Hosted by comedian John Henson, eight bakers face off in the Halloween Baking Kitchen with adorably spooky and delicious looking challenges.

Kitchen Stories on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

Nothing really beats the Great British Baking Show, but I guess that’s just opinion. This is definitely a fun one for those that prefer competition shows.

Social Distancing Shows

Connecting (2020)

Connecting  •  Trailer

Written and executive produced by Martin Gero from Blindspot, and his consistent collaborator, Brendan Gall, Connecting, is the first ever quarantine series. It’s about a group of friends trying to navigate these strange times. It’s hard to say if it will be any good, but I’ll be curious to see if this string of video chats makes good tv.

Quarantine Stories on Hulu

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Eight episodes went straight-to-series during lockdown and about the lockdown. Let’s see if this coronavirus comedy with an ensemble cast makes us laugh or cry. Originally released on NBC, will come to Hulu on October 2nd.

Nostalgic Shows on Hulu

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer  •  Trailer

With seven seasons available, Hulu brings us back to the underworld in the late 90s. Sarah Michelle Gellar is none other than Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a teenage girl somehow gifted with a strong and albeit, comedic ability, to hunt vampires. Nostalgic and just in time for Halloween.

Vampire Stories on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

Hulu brings Buffy back from the dead.

Throwback Shows on Hulu

Supermarket Sweep (Premiers on October 18)

Supermarket Sweep  •  Trailer

The legendary Supermarket Sweep is getting a reboot. The iconic grocery store game show will be premiering on ABC on October 18th, set to hit Hulu the following day. Leslie Jones is set to host.

Game Shows on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

Really hoping Leslie Jones plays up the cheese for this reboot. Pun intended. The last thing we need is an attempt to make it dramatic and modern.

True Crime Shows on Hulu

Murder Comes Home (Season 1)

Murder Comes Home  •  Marioara Shand Episode

This true crime show comes to Hulu on October 1st. Murder Comes Homes pairs real video footage of crime-scene tapes and home videos of the real victim, this show creates a hauntingly close and intimate mystery.

crime Shows on Hulu

Critic Review Highlight

The complete first season is all you’ll need before you start buying extra locks for all of the doors in your home.

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Best Shows on Netflix

If nothing on this list caught your attention, jump over to the next article where we lay out the best shows coming this month on Netflix.

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