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    37 Of The Best TV Shows To Stream On Hulu In June

    Love, Victor, Party Down, Survivor and more great titles you'll want to queue up on the Disney-owned streaming service in May.

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    1. Love, Victor (2020–)*

    From left: Bebe Wood, Michael Cimino, ‘Perfect Summer Bubble', (Season 2, ep. 201, aired June 11, 2021)
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    When Becky Albertalli's debut novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda hit it big, a film adaptation soon followed. That was the smash hit Love, Simon, a 2018 coming-of-age teen rom-com in which closeted teen Simon Spier struggles to balance friends, family, and a cruel blackmailer while trying to solve the mystery of an anonymous classmate he's fallen in love with online. Now we have Love, Victor, a spinoff of the film that was, amazingly, the first major Hollywood studio production to focus on a gay teenage romance. It also grossed a whopping $66 million worldwide at the box office. Love, Victor stars Michael Cimino as the charismatic Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School, the same universe in which the book and first film took place. The show allows Victor to grapple with both his orientation and ethnic identity (he's Puerto Rican and Colombian American) while remaining sensitive and nuanced in its portrayal of marginalized teens. Throughout the series, Victor regularly reaches out to the famed Simon Spier to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. It may sound angsty, but the breezy rom-com is often anything but, offering a delightfully charming and light-hearted addition to the franchise and teen television at large. The show is set to enter its second season on June 11.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    2. Shrill (2019–21)

    Shrill's Aidy Bryant (Season 3, ep. 301, aired May 7, 2021)
    Allyson Riggs / Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    In the Shrill universe, "fat" is not another "F"-word — rather, it's used by its plus-size lead without shame or reservation. Saturday Night Live's supremely talented Aidy Bryant plays Annie, a Portland-based journalist who struggles with patronizing, demeaning comments from friends and strangers alike. “Maybe if I was just sweet enough, and nice enough, and easy-going enough, with any guy, that that would be enough for someone," she thinks in the pilot episode, an emotionally jarring intro that, thankfully, ends in her realizing she doesn't need to be sweet or nice or easygoing; she can just be unapologetically her. The series, loosely based on the memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, penned by comedian and activist Lindy West (the woman who notably recalled taking an online troll to task in an unforgettable segment of This American Life), and is an incredible piece of both comedy and drama writing with nuanced characters and a highly relatable protagonist. Its third and final season this month is one you won't want to miss.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    3. HouseBroken (2021–)*

    Still from HouseBroken
    Fox / Hulu

    Formerly titled Therapy Dog, this brand-new adult animated sitcom was co-created by Veep alums Clea DuVall (we've seen her nail roles on Broad City and The Handmaid's Tale), Jennifer Crittenden (who got her start writing for The Simpsons), and Gabrielle Allan (a former producer of the goofy yet profound classic Scrubs), so we already know we're in great hands here. The satirical show follows a standard poodle named Honey (voiced by Lisa Kudrow) who runs group therapy sessions to help neighborhood animals manage their neuroses, whether these were brought on by their owners or each other. We've seen animated shows try (and succeed) at getting into the minds of animals before, including on the beloved BoJack Horseman, and this clever, zany show with a knock-out voice cast is no exception. Whether dealing with a coyote appearance, a disastrous haircut at the groomer's, or anxiety about pooping inside, the show humorously poses and attempts to answer the eternal pet owner's question: what are our pets really thinking?

    Watch it on Hulu.

    4. The Handmaid's Tale (2017–)

    THE HANDMAID'S TALE, Elisabeth Moss, ‘Nightshade', (Season 4, ep. 402, aired Apr. 28, 2021)
    Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Based on the scorching novel by Margaret Atwood and starring the incredible Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale television adaptation goes beyond where the book ends and takes viewers deep into the dystopian alternative America known as Gilead. It's a totalitarian, neo-Puritanical regime, and a complete nightmare of a place for anyone who's not a straight white male in charge. June (Moss) is our protagonist, traumatized by the incidents that led her to become a "handmaid" (read: sex slave) but headstrong enough to be willing to join the growing underground resistance. The first season won 8 Emmy awards out of a whopping 14 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, making it the first series on a streaming service to take home this award. (Yes, that was just four years ago.) Moss has taken home her share of accolades as well, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (she's also credited as a producer on the show). The series returned for a fourth season April 28, and is expected to be renewed for a fifth.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    5. Everything's Gonna Be Okay (2020–)

    Josh Thomas in Everything's Gonna Be Okay
    Avalon Distribution / Hulu

    Created by Australian comedian Josh Thomas, the funny man who gave us the award-winning series Please Like Me, his latest venture follows Nicholas, a neurotic Australian man in his twenties who travels to visit family in Los Angeles, where he learns that his father is terminally ill and wants him to be the guardian to his two teenage half-sisters because, as luck would have it, their mother is already dead. While it may not sound like a barrel of laughs, the show manages to be simultaneously sweet, poignant, warm and witty. Oh yeah, and awesomely, there's an actress in the cast (Kayla Cromer) who plays an autistic character and is actually on the autism spectrum herself. Cromer made headlines last March when she publicly spoke about her disability at a press event, and following the absolute disaster that was Sia's film Music, it's great to have positive representation in a show that seems to deeply respect each of its characters.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    6. Party Down (2009–10)

    Adam Scott as Henry Pollard in Party Down
    Starz / Hulu

    Starz sadly canceled this gem back in 2010 after only one season, but that doesn't mean it isn't well worth revisiting (and rumor has it, a revival is currently in development). It's a real shame it only lasted two seasons, because it was six years in the making, with many of its episodes conceptualized years before it was even made. The half-hour comedy follows six aspiring Hollywood actors and writers who work small-time catering gigs to get by with the hopes of eventually hitting it big, and is co-written by Rob Thomas, the man who gave us the likes of 90210 and Veronica Mars. The cast also features Glee's Jane Lynch, the iconic Jennifer Coolidge, and comedy legend Adam Scott of the acclaimed Parks and Recreation. From catering a conservative college event to an adult entertainment awards afterparty, this is one party that never stops being riotously funny.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    7. Superstore (2015–21)

    Cloud 9 employees from "Superstore" wearing masks
    NBCUniversal Television Distribution / Hulu

    As reliably quirky as it was funny in its six seasons on NBC, this blue-collar comedy series followed an oddball family of employees at a supersized megastore called Cloud 9, a Walmart composite of sorts. America Ferrera and Ben Feldman animated the hyper-specific portrayal of modern American life, broaching topics like economic distress, sexual harassment, and cultural appropriation. Remarkably, its topics of the hour always managed to feel organic rather than ham-fisted or "thesis-driven." Never was this more true than in its very last season on air, engaging directly with current events and making COVID a "character" within its story. Frantic shoppers loading up on TP? Check. Never-ending lines of customers? Check! While Cloud 9 may now be closed for business, Hulu is ensuring that a steady stream of customers still make their way through its automatic doors.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    8. Survivor (2000–)

    Ethan on Survivor: All Stars
    Richard Patterson / TV Guide / CBS / Courtesy Everett Collection

    For the past 21 years, Survivor has captivated audiences with its binge-worthy format and memorable cast members, all while becoming the first highly rated and most profitable US broadcast reality television show. Its first 11 seasons, in fact, are rated among the top 10 most-watched shows of all time, and for good reason: It's continually gifted us nail-biting moments like a tribal council that ended in a much beloved player getting eliminated without a single vote and a daughter voting out her own mother. The setup is fairly simple: 16 castaways are marooned in an isolated location to "outwit, outplay, and outlast" one another for a $1 million prize. They must acquire all of their own food (once their small ration of rice and/or canned food runs out), fire, and shelter while competing in grueling challenges that test their physical, emotional, and mental endurance. One by one, players vote each other off the island, and just when you think the stakes can't get any higher, oh do they ever.

    Watch it on Hulu (Seasons 1–34 are available to stream, while 35–40 are exclusively available through CBS.)

    9. Twin Peaks (1990–91)

    Twin Peaks (from left): James Marshall, Lara Flynn Boyle, 1990–91
    Spelling Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Arguably the eerie and sardonic mystery soap opera that kickstarted a new generation of prestige television (without it, we wouldn't have the likes of The X-Files and The Sopranos), Twin Peaks is a must-watch even if you aren't a die-hard David Lynch fan. This culturally revolutionary show is both disturbing and darkly funny, with a dreamlike tone that left viewers both scandalized and utterly hooked, especially in the early '90s when most TV didn't dare to take such risks. Interestingly, co-creator Lynch never wanted to answer the show's central question of "Who killed Laura Palmer?," yet her death remains the touchstone for the best parts of the series. What's remarkable is that this classic never really left our TV culture at all — and with the help of the Showtime extension, you can watch the star-studded reboot (the incredible Twin Peaks: The Return) on Hulu as well.

    Watch in on Hulu.

    10. Little Fires Everywhere (2020)

    LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, from left: Reese Witherspoon, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kerry Washington, ‘Seventy Cents', (Season 1, Ep. 103, aired Mar. 18, 2020)
    Hulu Original / Courtesy Everett Collection

    The bestselling 2017 novel by Celeste Ng became an Emmy Award–winning limited series in March 2020 during the height of the COVID pandemic, back when we all needed some escapism to get us through the beginning of quarantine. The story takes place in the Cleveland suburbs of Shaker Heights, Ohio, during the late '90s. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington give some of the best performances of their careers as high-strung mothers whose fates become intertwined and upended in ways that can only be described as beautifully tragic. The show leans heavily into its melodrama but is peppered with plenty of humor and heart, so it never comes across as corny.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    11. Misfits (2009–13)

    The original cast of Misfits
    E4 / Hulu

    This campy, high-energy British science fiction thriller was all the rage with teens when it aired in the 2010s. It follows a group of five London juvenile offenders doing community service who develop strange superpowers after a freak electrical storm hits town. As we learn their complicated, sometimes tragic backstories and watch their personalities and newfound powers clash, we grow more in love with this hilarious and divisive group of misfits. There was a big push to develop a stateside adaptation for Freeform in 2016, but by 2018, the idea had fizzled out completely. And that's probably for the best, if the American reboot of the E4 teen show Skins is any sort of blueprint.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    12. My Mad Fat Diary (2013–15)

    MY MAD FAT DIARY, (from left): Sharon Rooney, Dan Cohen, (Season 1, 2013)
    Channel 4 UK / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Based on the book by Rae Earl, this BAFTA-winning British teen drama was critically acclaimed and beloved by audiences for its frank, funny, and realistic portrayal of a teen girl's journey with mental illness and body image. Sixteen-year-old Rae is snarky, sensitive, and struggling after spending four months in a psychiatric hospital, though the show never speaks down to her or its audience. The cast is beyond lovable, and because the story unfolds in the mid-'90s, we get plenty of fun nods to Oasis and forgotten expressions of adolescent angst.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    13. Devs (2020)

    Devs, from left: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman (Season 1, ep. 102, aired March 5, 2020)
    Raymond Liu / FX / Courtesy Everett Collection

    If you've been craving something as eerie as Black Mirror that isn't an anthology, Devs might be your ticket to sci-fi heaven. The FX limited series takes you inside the cutting edge Silicon Valley company called Amaya, a fictional tech giant that feels much like a character itself. Following her boyfriend's apparent suicide, software engineer named Lily Chan (played by Sonoya Mizuno, who smashed it in Alex Garland's equally eerie feature films Annihilation and Ex Machina) begins to suspect foul play. During her investigation, Lily realizes all roads lead to Amaya's enigmatic CEO Forest (played brilliantly by Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman), and Devs, the company's secret development division. While a limited series, the show manages to tackle a vast amount of talking points both philosophical and scientific, and with vivid cinematography and clever storytelling, keeps viewers guessing every step of the way.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    14. The Golden Girls (1985–92)

    THE Golden Girls, from left: Betty White, Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan
    Touchstone Television/ Courtesy Everett Collection

    We've all (likely) been through enough hardship to last us a lifetime this past year, so why not enjoy one of TV's best and most "golden" comedies? You really can't go wrong with this long-running, Emmy-winning television sitcom. It stars four delightful older single women who share a friendship and a home in Miami, Florida. Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia will forever be engraved fixtures in pop culture, still frequently quoted for their quick-witted dialogue and the excellent way that the actors play off of each other as an ensemble. It's rare to find a show about womanhood this progressive, and even rarer to find one this darn good. The show consistently took on a number of important issues that weren't really talked about on television (drug addiction, homelessness, gay rights, HIV) without ever feeling heavy-handed. Instead, the characters drove the storyline, with a premise that was inherently feminist in nature.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    15. RuPaul's Drag Race (2009–14)

    Dida Ritz on RuPaul's Drag Race
    Passion Distribution / Hulu

    Speaking of The Golden Girls, it's one of drag queen RuPaul Charles' favorite shows, and is oft-referenced in his popular reality competition show, RuPaul's Drag Race, a groundbreaking show that originated as a kind of Project Runway and America's Next Top Model satire before evolving into the global phenomenon it is today. Each episode, RuPaul and his judges seek to find "America's next drag superstar" through a series of challenges and intense competition between their cast of stellar drag queens, with RuPaul acting as both mentor and mother figure. For now, you can catch the first six seasons, plus two All Stars seasons and bonus behind-the-scenes episodes of Untucked, though hopefully Hulu adds more soon, as the show is still running and doing extremely well.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    16. The X-Files (1993–2002)

    THE X-Files, from left: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson (1994), 1993–2018
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    As television aficionados often argue, without Twin Peaks, there would be no The X-Files, and without X-Files, there likely wouldn't be such a wide range of equally horrifying modern favorites like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. Each episode, special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigate what are known as "X-files," or strange, unsolved cases involving the paranormal. While Mulder is a true believer in all things spooky, doctor Scully is a staunch skeptic, offering an intriguing ideological balance for the audience. The science-fiction drama series aired from 1993 to 2002, and briefly returned for an 11th season in 2016 (much like Twin Peaks in 2017). However, audience and critical reception over the hyped "event series" was lukewarm to say the least, especially given Anderson's decision to quit the franchise.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    17. Broad City (2014–19)

    Broad City, from left: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, 'Stories,' (Season 5, ep. 501, aired Jan. 24, 2019)
    Cara Howe / Comedy Central / Courtesy Everett Collection

    What began as a buzzy comedy web series ended as a true Comedy Central juggernaut with Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer finding their young and adoring audience. The titular characters played versions of themselves as 20-something best friends trying to navigate the nuances of young adulthood in New York City, though their misadventures would often lead them down some truly bizarre and hilarious paths. Both actors and comedians are graduates of New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, co-founded by funny lady herself Amy Poehler, who would go on to executive-produce the series. Much like the beloved "boy" buddy comedies Superbad and The Big Lebowski, Broad City carved out a space for women to fully (and proudly) take part in stoner culture. The show also addressed the double standards of "female likability," allowing its stars to be as wacky as possible while providing a healthy amount of meta-commentary and self-awareness (in one amazing scene, Ilana visits a sex therapist, as she hasn't been able to orgasm since Donald Trump's election). As witty as it is endearing, Broad City will keep you laughing until the very end, and by then, you won't want it to be over.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    18. The Act (2019)

    Joey King as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act
    Hulu Original

    Munchausen syndrome by proxy is put under the microscope in this stranger-than-fiction limited true crime series based on the events that lead to the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard in 2015 by her own daughter. To say that Gypsy Rose (expertly portrayed by Joey King) is a prisoner in her own home would be an understatement. She's endured years of medical torture and infantilization as the helpless victim of her abusive mother, Dee Dee, who parades Gypsy and her many feigned "ailments" around as a show pony for money, clout, and mass pity. Eventually, though, Gypsy realizes her mother is the one making her sick, and begins to open a Pandora's box of dark family secrets that grow increasingly unsettling up until the show's pulse-pounding climax.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    19. Skins (UK; 2007–13)

    Hannah Murray as Cassie Ainsworth in Skins
    All3Media / Hulu

    This beloved British teen comedy-drama was unafraid to tackle topics that other teen shows shied away from, including substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, and mental illness. Instead of being cloying or patronizing, Skins went in guns blazing with its surreal and funny scripts, lovable cast that changed generations three times over the show's six-year run, and addictive soundtrack that truly captured the angst and uncertainty of mid-to-late-'00s teenage ennui. From the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to a brilliant intro by Fred Segal, music played a key role in this show's emotional effectiveness and long-lasting impact, with fans like myself clambering to download each new track featured. Not to mention, Skins served as a launchpad for the likes of Dev Patel, Nicholas Hoult, and Daniel Kaluuya, so if you want their origin stories, start here. While I'm in my thirties, it remains one of my personal all-time favorites, and never stops surprising and delighting me no matter how many times I rewatch. There was briefly an American adaptation, but it's best not to mention that one, as it doesn't even hold a candle in comparison to the original.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    20. Mrs. America (2020)

    Mrs. America, Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly, ‘Reagan,' (Season 1, ep. 109, aired May 27, 2020)
    Sabrina Lantos / FX / Courtesy Everett Collection

    This 2020 historical drama received a whopping 10 nominations at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Writing. Its stars (which include Cate Blanchett and Uzo Aduba) also received noms for their ensemble work in this loose dramatization of 1970s activists working to pass the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led by conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly. The story is told through the eyes of women working in that era and expertly explores one of the nation's toughest battlegrounds during the Culture Wars.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    21. What We Do in the Shadows (2019–)

    WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, from left: Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Matt Berry, ‘The Curse', (Season 2, ep. 204, aired Apr. 29, 2020)
    Russ Martin / FX / Courtesy Everett Collection

    New Zealand director Taika Waititi writes, edits, and stars in this delightful expansion on the 2014 film of the same name (which also received critical acclaim and was based on a 2005 short). Set in Staten Island, What We Do in the Shadows is a brilliantly paced and written mockumentary-style comedy horror that focuses on the lives and escapades of three traditional vampires (yes, the kind that drink blood and everything) as well as one "energy vampire" (think the toxic social kind), all of whom live together as ancient creatures attempting to navigate the modern world. It's delightfully absurd, charming, and off-kilter, building upon the lore of the film that the show is based on in fresh and fun ways, while never losing steam. Comedy fans, rejoice: It was recently renewed for a third season.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    22. Normal People (2020)

    NORMAL PEOPLE, from left: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, (Season 1, aired Apr. 29, 2020)
    Enda Bowe / Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Based on the smash bestselling novel of the same name that was ranked by numerous publications as one of the best books of the 2010s, Normal People could've gone in a different (more commercial and slightly more predictable) direction. Instead of leading with known stars as many adaptations are wont to do, the series broke out two new actors: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, using the award-winning source material as a jumping off point to a smash series, which gave BBC Three its best ever week on iPlayer by receiving over 16.2 million program requests across the 12 episodes. Marianne and Connell are from the same small town in Ireland, but their backgrounds couldn't be more different. High-achieving Marianne has a bleak home life, while popular athlete Connell remains silent for much of the time she's bullied at school. We viewers follow their complex and trying romantic relationship from the time they're in secondary school to their undergrad years at Trinity College, resulting in a show that's truly as captivating and uncompromising as the novel by Sally Rooney that it's based on (Rooney co-writes here, as well).

    Watch it on Hulu.

    23. Top of the Lake (2013–17)

    Top of the Lake, from left: David Wenham, Elisabeth Moss (Season 1)
    Parisa Taghizadeh / Sundance / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Jane Campion's gripping drama-mystery is set in a remote mountain town in New Zealand and follows a brave Australian detective who specializes in sexual assault named Robin Griffin (again, the screen-stealing Elisabeth Moss). Griffin finds herself at odds with the small town's many dark and deadly secrets, and we follow her down this winding and unnerving rabbit hole. The first series deals with the investigation of a missing and pregnant 12-year-old girl, while series two is set in Sydney five years later, in which Detective Griffin is once again in charge of a horrifying missing person's case. Delightfully, Season 2 stars film legend Nicole Kidman, who would, of course, go on to star in similar prestige TV like Big Little Lies and The Undoing — one has to assume Jane Campion's successful leap from the big to small screen had a tremendous impact on her (and the industry at large).

    Watch it on Hulu.

    24. Harlots (2017–19)

    Harlots, from left: Lesley Manville, Liv Tyler (Season 2, Episode 3, aired July 18, 2018)
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    Set in the grimy streets of 18th-century London, Harlots is all about the women who run a city brothel and their ongoing war with a ruthless rival madam. It stars greats like Lesley Manville and Samantha Morton, if you weren't sold already. Here, sex is the city's most profitable business, and moral ambiguity is the name of the game. Outlandish and hedonistic in all aspects (the costumes and makeup are reason enough to tune in), Harlots tackles topics (like classism) that are just as relevant in the 21st century as they were hundreds of years ago, in a rare show that may just treat sex workers with the onscreen respect they deserve.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    25. Bob's Burgers (2011–)

    Still from Bob's Burgers
    Disney-ABC Domestic Television / Hulu

    Bob Belcher is a third-generation restaurateur who firmly believes that the quality of his food should speak for itself, and while his wife, Linda, supports his dreams and at times offbeat culinary creations, she's tired of the slowness and the risk they run of going out of business. This beloved animated comedy series features a family so adorable and relatable, you probably know in-real-life versions of each of them. There's also a delightful cast of recurring characters, including the kind but bumbling handyman Teddy, and the wonderfully antagonistic health inspector Hugo, who is always seemingly out to make Bob's life miserable. It's also one of the longest-running animated series of all time, with a whopping 208 episodes under its belt and a new season on the way, and it may soon even crack the top 10 with the likes of The Simpsons and Looney Tunes.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    26. PEN15 (2019–)

    PEN15, from left: Anna Konkle, Maya Erskine, 'Miranda'
    Alex Lombardi / Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Picture this: 13-year-old outcasts in the year 2000 grappling with every preteen issue you could possibly imagine. The cast is played by actual seventh graders, save for the stars, adult actors Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who play themselves as...their younger selves. It may sound like a one-note joke of a show, having thirtysomethings dress up as awkward children while lampooning all of their behaviors, but the strong second season that only topped the first proved that PEN15 is certainly no one-trick pony. As a millennial myself, I admit I mostly tuned in for the nostalgia factor alone (the AIM Buddy Profile sound effects still haunt my dreams to this day), though the show proved to be so much more than that, chock-full of painfully relatable moments and memories both good and bad we've all long since buried but now honestly enjoy reliving.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    27. The Path (2016–18)

    The Path, Aaron Paul in 'The Beginning'
    Jeff Neumann / Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Here Aaron Paul (aka the lovable Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, a Golden Age TV staple if there ever was one) plays Eddie Lane, member of new age spiritualist group (read: cult) known as Meyerism. Little do his devoted wife (an important figure in said cult) and children know, Eddie's been having a crisis of faith lately after a vision about the movement's founder. Eddie decides to secretly meet with a Meyerism defector, putting him and his family at a level risk that they can't even fathom. While this Hulu original was unfortunately canceled after its third season, it's developed quite a — cough — "cult following" of its own, reminding viewers of TV excellence like The Americans and The Leftovers.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    28. Archer (2009–)

    Office scene from Archer
    20th Television / Hulu

    Where some shows follow the exploits of capable US intelligence agencies, this deadpan animated comedy chooses to center on one of the most dysfunctional imaginable.

    Zany, insightful, and very, very adult (though still recognized and acclaimed by some of the stuffiest award bodies, including the Emmys and the Critics' Choice Television Awards), Archer feels like a direct response to the idea that animation is only for kids, blending exciting espionage with rapid-fire, laugh-out-loud satire and characters you'll come to feel like are your friends (or co-workers). Great news: It was also recently renewed for its 12th season.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    29. High Fidelity (2020)

    High Fidelity, from left: Zoë Kravitz, Jake Lacy (back to camera), 'Weird...But Warm'
    Phillip Caruso / Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    The sublime Zoë Kravitz stars in this gender-flipped adaptation of Nick Hornby's 1995 novel (which also was turned into a John Cusack film adaptation in 2000). The resulting show is empathetic, sweet, and anchored by excellent performances. Record store owner Rob (Kravitz) stews and obsesses over heartbreaks, recent romantic encounters, and failed relationships, always managing to find the perfect top-five hits to match her emotions. Even though it's an adaptation, the new High Fidelity is anchored by modernity, including the messiness of millennial dating, not limited to using social media to stalk an ex and grappling with just how oppressive Instagram culture and expectations can feel. While the show was sadly canceled after one season, it's well worth a watch and may go down as a cult classic in a few years time.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    30. Letterkenny (2016–)

    Scene from Letterkenny
    WildBrain / Hulu

    Siblings Wayne and Katy run a small farm and produce stand in rural Letterkenny, Canada, where they are often bombarded by their small town's many kooky and at times abrasive inhabitants, including townies, farmers, drug addicts, and members of the local hockey team, to name a few. What began as a YouTube comedy series called Letterkenny Problems has evolved into the wonderfully weird and smartly written series it is today, with the same sort of goofy, off-the-cuff wit that made comparable shows like Trailer Park Boys and Schitt's Creek so darn popular.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    31. Ramy (2019–)

    RAMY, Ramy Youssef (center), 'Pilot', (Season 1, aired April 19, 2019)
    Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Ramy Hassan (played by show creator Ramy Youssef) is a first-generation Egyptian American living in a politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. He feels torn between his more traditional Muslim American family and desire to conform to American millennial culture at large. It may sound like a great setup for a drama, but Ramy is really a comedy at its core, with moments of profundity that hit you like a ton of bricks. Its story grapples with important questions of identity and addresses the problems of its characters with equal parts compassion and complexity. In 2020, Ramy Youssef won a Golden Globe for Best Actor, TV or Musical Comedy, and no doubt his endearing acceptance speech helped gain him a legion of new fans and viewers.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    32. Difficult People (2015–17)

    Difficult People, from left: Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, 'Strike Rat,' (Season 3, ep. 302, aired Aug. 8, 2017)
    Linda Kallerus / Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner are two jaded 30-year-old comics living in New York City, and life for them is...well, difficult. While seemingly everyone around them is finding success and love, the pair struggle with their unrewarding day jobs while performing at a local comedy club by night. It's a good thing they have each other, though, since all too often, they both land themselves in increasingly awkward situations. The 30-minute comedy executive-produced by Amy Poehler is deftly written and, unfortunately, only lasted for three short yet awesome seasons. Oscar-winner Gabourey Sidibe takes on a surprising comedic supporting role, and rising comic Cole Escola also appears.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    33. East Los High (2013–17)

    East Los High, from left: Andrea Sixtos, Vannessa Vasquez (Season 2, aired July 9, 2014)
    Todd Williamson/ Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    In this gritty teen drama featuring an all-Latino cast, two teen cousins fall in love with the same popular football player. Issues like violent crime, immigration, sex, drugs, and teen pregnancy are all approached in thoughtful, culturally relevant ways, and you root for each high school senior that walks through the fictional high school of East Los High's doors. Much like Skins and its rotating generations, every new season of the show features a new group of kids in a teen soap that finds strength in its many absorbing characters. The more you know: East Los High was originally a social experiment conducted by a team of social scientists and health workers in cahoots with screenwriters and studio executives working to reframe issues of sex and sexual health for young Latinas.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    34. Younger (2015–)

    Younger, from left: Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster, 'Friends With Benefits,' (Season 6, ep. 607, aired July 31, 2019)
    TV Land / Courtesy Everett Collection

    She may have gotten her start on the Disney Channel as the adorable Lizzie McGuire, but Hilary Duff's acting career is still going strong in this fun and intelligent New York City fantasy. Here she plays Kelsey Peters, a 26-year-old book editor who befriends our main protagonist, Liza Miller (Tony Award–winner Sutton Foster). Liza is a divorced 40-year-old woman and mother who's decided to take a shot at faking her youth by passing herself off as 26. Her newfound confidence helps land her a stressful assistant job, where she befriends Kelsey and must grapple with the potential fallout of everyone discovering her massive secret. Darren Star is the creator and producer, and if you liked (or hate-liked) his latest TV offering, Emily in Paris, you'll love this one.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    35. Atlanta (2016–)

    Atlanta, from left: RJ Walker, Donald Glover, 'Crabs in a Barrel,' (Season 2, ep. 211, aired May 10, 2018)
    Guy D'Alema / FX / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Two of the city of Atlanta's top rappers who just happen to be cousins are looking to make a name for themselves in this comedy-drama created by Donald Glover (also known by his stage name of Childish Gambino). Ambitious and eccentric, Atlanta proves that Glover's acting and writing chops are just as sharp as his music skills. The show feels like a natural extension of the famed city, capturing the daily grind of life as well as the myth and magic of modern hip-hop. Glover made history with this show by becoming the first Black actor to win in the best directing category of the Emmys.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    36. This Way Up (2019–)

    THIS WAY UP, from left: Aisling Bea, Sorcha Cusack, Sharon Horgan, (Season 1, ep. 104, aired in the UK on Aug. 29, 2019/aired in US on Aug. 21, 2019)
    Sophie Mutevelian / Channel 4 UK / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Four months after checking out of a London rehab facility after having a "teeny, little nervous breakdown," English-as-a-foreign language teacher Áine is doing her damndest to get her life back together. Dark, emotive, and touching, the British comedy-drama series stars and is written by Aisling Bea, and consistently tackles topics of mental health with sensitivity and empathy while remaining unfailingly funny. It also stars Sharon Horgan, who fans of the recently concluded Catastrophe will be happy to see, and is highly recommended to those who also enjoyed gems like Breeders, Fleabag, and Derry Girls.

    Watch it on Hulu.

    37. Key & Peele (2012–15)

    Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key on Key & Peele
    Viacom Media Networks / Hulu

    Remember the smash 2017 horror flick Get Out that took Hollywood by storm with its razor sharp writing? How could you forget it? It was written and directed by Jordan Peele, one half of the brilliant comedy duo Key (Keegan-Michael Key) and Peele. This is, arguably, their comedy magnum opus, a sketch show from the brilliant minds of two men who previously worked on Mad TV. Each episode stars sketches with characters played by both characters and has inspired countless memes that remain popular on Twitter to this day (who can forget the Obama Meet and Greet that got reconfigured to lampoon a number of franchises, including DC Comics and even the NBA?).

    Watch it on Hulu.

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