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The 17 Best Shows on Hulu to Stream Right Now

What are the best shows to stream right now? With so many shows being released and rereleased these days, plus far too many options for streaming services, it can be overwhelming to decide what to watch, much less where to invest your money. For those of you who picked Hulu as your main streaming hub, finding the right shows can be a particular challenge, given that it was created as the hub for all TV shows. Fortunately for you, we’ve narrowed down the options that are all well-reviewed and heavily binged by viewers such as yourselves.

For those of you that are streaming from multiple services, that can really bring about a multitude of options. So whether you’re looking for the best Amazon Prime shows, the best Disney+ shows, or the best Netflix shows, we’ve curated lists for you as well.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
71 %
8.8/10
tv-ma 15 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olsen, Danny Devito
Created by Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Considered today to be one of the best comedy shows to date, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a show that really pushes the envelope of what’s funny and what’s outrageous. Five self-absorbed Philadelphia residents are the absolute epitome of awful, fighting amongst themselves and turning on each other at the drop of a hat. What started as a racy sitcom turned into a brilliant satire that leaves no stone unturned, as political discourse and personal matters play out in the messiest and most raucous of fashions. If you’re a fan of this show, season 15 has been recently released on Hulu and is releasing two episodes every week.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
73 %
8.4/10
tv-14 8 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Crime
Cast Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews
Created by Michael Schur, Daniel J. Goor
A hilarious and sometimes sincere show about a Brooklyn police force, Brooklyn Nine-Nine doesn’t quite focus on the police work as much as the well-written banter between the eccentric group of badges. Andy Samberg is Detective Jake Peralta, a highly skilled yet methodically outrageous investigator who is the star of the police force as well as the show. Character development is a great bonus of this show, as side characters can become fully fleshed out over just a few episodes.

Dopesick (2021)

Dopesick
68 %
8.6/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg
Created by Danny Strong
Boasting some incredible performances from a rag-tag cast, Dopesick tells a real story in this short-but-sweet drama series fairly new to Hulu. Based on the actual, shocking events that were inflicted on the nation by Purdue Pharma in the late ’90s and early 2000s, Dopestick shows how communities are heavily affected by the aggressive sales tactics to push Oxycontin as a non-addictive painkiller.

DAVE (2020)

DAVE
76 %
8.3/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Dave Burd, Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino
Created by Jeff Schaffer, Lil Dicky
Following the semi-fictionalized life and trials of the Jewish, white rapper Lil Dicky, Dave has a little of something for everybody. As this maladjusted man-child tries to weave his way through the rap world and make a name for himself, he finds that his appearance — among other glaring details — is the least of his worries while he proves to the world that his rap skills are legit. Struggling with writer’s block, Dave Burd reportedly wrote the second season in parallel to his life as he struggled to finish the creation of his album.

30 Rock (2006)

30 Rock
73 %
8.3/10
tv-14 7 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
Created by Tina Fey
Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is the head writer of a sketch comedy show for a major television network, which means she has to deal with needy, arrogant, relentless, and outright ridiculous actors and superiors. 30 Rock — which was created and largely written by Tina Fey — is loosely based on her experience as the head writer for Saturday Night Live, painting hilarious parallels that they leave up to the audience to interpret.

Adventure Time (2010)

Adventure Time
8.6/10
tv-pg 10 Seasons
Genre Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Pendleton Ward, Olivia Olson, Jeremy Shada
Created by Pendleton Ward
A smart, quirky, and sometimes very dark cartoon that barely got approved for Cartoon Network, Adventure Time is a show that has been wholly embraced by young adults and is sometimes referred to by children as “too weird” — more specifically by this writer’s younger second cousins. Finn (Jeremy Shada) is an adventurous and courageous 12-year-old who befriends a magical dog named Jake (John DiMaggio). Together they make all kinds of friends and go on surreal adventures as they traverse the oddly misshapen, post-apocalyptic Earth they call the Land of Ooo.

Atlanta (2016)

Atlanta
93 %
8.6/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield
Created by Donald Glover
Earn (Donald Glover) is a struggling father and ex-boyfriend looking for a break when he tries to change his luck by becoming the manager of his cousin, Alfred, a recent breakout rap star going by the alias “Paper Boi” in Atlanta. Created by and starring the creative and multitalented Glover, Atlanta is a smart and witty series that addresses the themes of parenthood, race, discrimination, gender, music culture, classism, gentrification, and many others all at once, making it a truly one-of-a-kind show of comedic and dramatic proportions.

Key & Peele (2012)

Key & Peele
78 %
8.3/10
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Created by Keegan-Michael Key
In a provocative and entertaining sketch comedy show, Key & Peele features the comic minds of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, writers and actors bringing a refreshing dose of sketches as well as digital shorts that satirize the way the world runs, also contrasted with absolutely inane absurdism. Fun and easy to watch, this show will hit at least a few points that remain relatable and relevant, making it a revelation in the sketch comedy genre.

Ramy (2019)

Ramy
85 %
8/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Ramy Youssef, May Calamawy, Hiam Abbass
Created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher, Ryan Welch
Beautifully unique and underrated, Ramy is a show about a first-gen Muslim-American trying to make his own path in this life. Between religion, family, and friends, life becomes defined by what you believe in, and what you believe yourself to be in this world. Featuring some fresh themes of modern Islam in America, our character (loosely based on the real-life trials of the star, Ramy Youssef) navigates culture and the dark side of discrimination, in a realist comedy unlike any other.

Fargo (2014)

Fargo
85 %
8.9/10
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman
Created by Noah Hawley
What one might expect to be a continuation of events from the Coen brother’s film of the same name, Fargo is simply capitalizing on the setting and tone established by the cult classic. Full of recognizable faces and that awesome Minnesota accent, the first season of Fargo tells the story of a mild-mannered insurance salesman who gets conned by an out-of-town hitman and leads him down a very dark path.

Letterkenny (2016)

Letterkenny
8.7/10
tv-ma 10 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Jared Keeso, Nathan Dales, Michelle Mylett
Created by Jared Keeso
Revered as one of the smartest under-the-radar comedy shows, Letterkenny is a brilliantly written show with fast-paced dialogue that might leave you behind if you’re not paying attention. Based in the tiny town of Letterkenny, Canada, we witness the ridiculous nature of the local hicks, ‘skids,’ hockey players, and Christians as they all somehow coexist.

Broad City (2014)

Broad City
82 %
8.4/10
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress
Created by Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson
Created by the stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and produced by Amy Poehler, Broad City is a silly and smart show following two best friends in their 20s who navigate New York City with wondrous splendor and an adventurous spirit. This show is a laugh-out-loud comedy that sometimes makes a whole episode out of a single, mundane task, just showing the writing chops that this talented duo can bring to the table.

Hot Ones (2015)

Hot Ones
8.3/10
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Talk
Cast Sean Evans
Created by Chris Schonberger
“… The show with hot questions and even hotter wings,” Hot Ones is an interview show originally started on YouTube for hot sauce fanatics. Host Sean Evans takes on celebrities from all circles of entertainment to test their range of spicy as he questions them about their careers. Full of zany zings, zesty anecdotes, and spicy inside scoops, this show is a great choice for Scoville scale enthusiasts as well as pop culture fans.

Read More: Best Hot Ones Interviews

Justified (2010)

Justified
86 %
8.6/10
tv-ma 6 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter
Created by Graham Yost
In the critically acclaimed crime drama Justified, we follow Raylan Givens, a deputy U.S. Marshal tasked with bringing down some of the most dangerous drug rings in the American South. Armed with his hip-holstered handgun and his fearless wit, our character is the closest thing to a modern-day cowboy in streaming television today. Starring Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins, we explore the themes of justice, peace, crime, and punishment from altering perspectives and some of the best character arcs in years.

One Punch Man (2015)

One Punch Man
8.7/10
tv-pg 2 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Cast Kazuhiro Yamaji, Yuichi Nakamura, Kenjiro Tsuda
Created by ONE
One of the best anime series on Hulu, One-Punch Man follows the life of Saitama, a hero that fights evil just because it’s fun to do so. Of course, fighting can only be so entertaining when you can defeat any enemy with a single punch. With comedy intricately intertwining the artistically executed action, One-Punch Man is a unique series that even anime newbies can enjoy from the start, subbed or dubbed.

Arrested Development (2003)

Arrested Development
78 %
8.7/10
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi
Created by Mitchell Hurwitz

The Bluths, a very wealthy family, finally discover that their wealth has been founded on lies and deceit as Michael Bluth’s (Jason Bateman) father is arrested. Seemingly the only sane one in the family, he must attempt to keep them all above water as their way of life crumbles around them. This comedy series is one of the best and features some of the most quotable lines from the colorful cast of characters who are the Bluths.

High Fidelity (2020)

High Fidelity
70 %
7.7/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Zoë Kravitz, David H. Holmes, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Created by Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka
Based on Nick Hornsby’s novel and one of the best John Cusack movies, High Fidelity is a story of music, neuroticism, and self-deprecation. A deeply involved lover of music and pop culture, Robyn ‘Rob’ Brooks (Zoë Kravitz) is the owner of a local record store, where she makes endless top-five lists while throwing back neat whiskey and reviewing all the events that led to the end of her last relationship. With moments of great comedic timing and writing, this modern revival is worthy of a watch for any music lover.

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