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    These 16 Hulu Shows Are So Good, You'll Never Leave Your Couch Again

    It's practically impossible to run out of things to watch.

    You might be thinking, At this point, I've seen every good show that streaming has to offer. But you're wrong! Hulu has new titles available to stream every single month.


    It might seem a little daunting to browse so many shows to find one you might like, so here's a handy list of the absolute best Hulu has to offer:

    1. Normal People

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    If you're in the mood for romantic angst, check out Normal People. Marianne and Connell's romance is sweeping, frustrating, and perfectly acted by Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, whose chemistry is INCREDIBLE. The show follows them over the course of four-ish years and many relationships while they try to figure out if they actually belong together. You'll never want it to end, but at 12 episodes it's a quick watch.

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    2. Little Fires Everywhere

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    The two main characters, Elena and Mia, could not be more different, which gave Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington the chance to have some explosive scenes as these two frenemies turned straight-up enemies. The central mystery is teased out over eight episodes, but along the way you'll see both women's struggles with motherhood, racism, careers, and class conflict.

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    3. High Fidelity

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    There aren't enough rom-coms on TV, especially ones starring women of color, so it's a real shame that High Fidelity was canceled after just one season. Zoë Kravitz stars as Robyn aka Rob, the owner of a record store who has had a series of failed relationships. Via breaking the fourth wall, she'll tell you all about her "All-Time Top 5 Most Memorable Heartbreaks," as she calls them. This is a television adaptation of the 2000 film which starred John Cusack and featured Zoë's mom, Lisa Bonet — and both versions rock.

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    4. Woke

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    Lamorne Morris (New Girl) plays Keef, a cartoon artist who's about to have his big break and purposefully keeps his work "light," aka he doesn't really talk about subjects like race in his art. An unexpected encounter with the police makes him rethink his stance, and his reaction has the potential to make or break his career. The show's magical realism works really well with the comedy, and Lamorne gets to show off his acting chops with a characters very unlike Winston Bishop. Woke also stars SNL alum Sasheer Zamata and is inspired by the life of Keith Knight, who's one of the co-creators.

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    5. The Handmaid's Tale

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    You've definitely at least heard of The Handmaid's Tale, if you're not one of the many people obsessed with it. It's Hulu's most popular original series, and the first streaming show to win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. Here's the gist, if you're still uninitiated: In an alternate dystopian reality, the US has become a totalitarian regime called Gilead and all women are cruelly subjugated. "Fallen women" have become Handmaids and serve the ruling class. Elisabeth Moss stars as June, a Handmaid who starts to rebel against Gilead as she tries to reunite with her family.

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    6. Ramy

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    Ramy Youssef has won a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award for his work on Ramy, a comedy-drama he co-created and stars in. The show is about his experience growing up as a first-generation American Muslin in New Jersey. He's devoted to upholding his Egyptian family's values, but finds that that often clashes with his identity as an American millennial. The first season is great, but it gets even better when (Oscar winner!) Mahershala Ali joins the cast in Season 2.

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    7. Shrill

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    Shrill is the star vehicle that Aidy Bryant deserves, and more of us should be talking about it! Aidy plays Annie, a woman who decides to not let other people's feelings about her body dictate her life. Even if it leads to uncomfortable conversations with her parents, her boyfriend, or her boss, Annie is gonna live her damn life no matter what anyone thinks. The third and final season will be on Hulu later this year.

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    8. The Mindy Project

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    The Mindy Project led the first half of its life as a sitcom on Fox, and it was great! But once it moved to Hulu, Mindy Kaling was able to make some of the show's best episodes with the creative freedom that came from being on a streaming platform. If you love 2000s romantic comedies but wish they were a little more inclusive and a little less problematic, The Mindy Project is the next show on your list.

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    9. Pen15

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    If Big Mouth on Netflix had a live-action cousin, it would be Pen15. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle's cringey comedy about puberty — in which they play their 13-year-old selves even though they're clearly grown women — is one of those shows that you're gonna wish had been around when you were in your teens. If you happen to still be a teen, you'll find some solace in the fact that adolescence is hard for everyone.

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    10. Dollface

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    Kat Dennings, Shay Mitchell, Esther Povitsky, and Brenda Song star in this female-led comedy about the importance of female friendships. Kat plays Jules, who decides to reconnect with the women in her life after her boyfriend dumps her out of the blue. Shenanigans ensue, as they do. And Margot Robbie is an executive producer on the show and guest-stars in an episode!

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    11. Harlots

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    Most period dramas look at the lives of upper-class families or the ruling class, like Bridgerton, The Crown, or Downton Abbey. Harlots is also a period drama, but it's about the women who aren't quite privileged enough to marry into economic security and end up pursuing sex work. The show certainly has its scandalous, titillating moments (how could it not with a name like Harlots?), but it's also got a lot to say about class and feminism.

    12. Veronica Mars

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    Veronica Mars is back! Well, it's been back for a while, but it's never too late to watch! After three seasons in the 2000s and a fan-funded movie in 2014, Hulu picked up the series for an eight-episode revival. After so many years, it's great to see Veronica as an adult, as well as closure for all the beloved characters...even if you can't accept the last episode's heartbreaking, controversial twist.

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    13. Four Weddings and a Funeral

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    This miniseries is based on the Hugh Grant movie from the '90s, and it's been given a 21st century, Mindy Kaling-esque update — she's the show's creator. It lovingly re-creates all of those rom-com staples like running through the airport, stopping a wedding, and declaring your feelings in the most dramatic way possible. One key improvement is the diversity of the cast, since this Four Weddings and a Funeral stars Nathalie Emmanuel and Nikesh Patel as the central "will they, won't they" couple.

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    14. Love, Victor

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    Love, Victor is essentially a spinoff of Love, Simon, and roughly follows the same plot as the film. Victor Salazar is struggling to accept his sexual orientation while he navigates changes in his school and home life, and he reaches out to Simon Spier (Nick Robinson, reprising his role) for some advice. It's not the newest coming-out story in the world, but it's so well done you won't mind. Michael Cimino is truly delightful as Victor and he'll win you over in less than one episode.

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    15. A Teacher

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    Fair warning: A Teacher has some pretty serious subject matter and it might not be for everyone. The show, which is about the affair between a high schooler and his English teacher (and the eventual fallout), doesn't glamorize the central relationship as a "romance" in any way. What it does do is feature two great performances from Kate Mara and Nick Robinson as Kate and Eric.

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    16. And finally, The Great

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    The Great is loosely based on Empress Catherine II's rise to power in Russia, and 'loose' is really the keyword here. Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult are clearly having the time of their lives playing fictional versions of Catherine the Great and her husband Peter III, and the show finds a way to somehow blend the period-typical violence and courtly intrigue with a comedic, anachronistic tone. Is it historically accurate? Not particularly, but still very much worth the watch.

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