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The 15 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 the hardest thing to do, given that it was created as the hub for all TV shows specifically. 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.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jake Peralta and the crew in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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.

Main Cast: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews
Total Episodes: 143
IMDb Rating: 8.4

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Elz and Dave A.K.A. Lil' Dicky in Dave.

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.

Main Cast: Dave Burd, Andrew Santino, Gata
Total Episodes: 20
IMDb Rating: 8.3

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30 Rock

Jack Donaghy (left) and Liz Lemon (right) in 30 Rock.

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is the head writer of a sketch comedy show for a major television program, which means she has to deal with needy, arrogant, relentless, and outright ridiculous actors and superiors. This show — 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.

Main Cast: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
Total Episodes: 137
IMDb Rating: 8.2

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Adventure Time

Jake (left), Finn (center), and B-MO (right) in Adventure Time.

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 my 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.

Main Cast: John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada, Tom Kenny
Total Episodes: 277
IMDb Rating: 8.6

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The gang of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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 to a brilliant satire that leaves no stone unturned, as political discourse and personal matters play out in the messiest and most raucous of fashions.

Main Cast:  Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Total Episodes: 153
IMDb Rating: 8.8

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Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles (left) and Earnest 'Earn' Marks (right) in Atlanta.

Earn (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 Donald 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.

Main Cast:  Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield
Total Episodes: 21
IMDb Rating: 8.6

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Key & Peele

Jordan Peele (left) and Keegan-Michael Key (right) in Key & Peele.

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 sketch 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.

Main Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Total Episodes: 53
IMDb Rating: 8.3

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Maysa (left), Ramy (center), and Farouk (right) in Ramy.

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.

Main Cast: Ramy Youssef, Amr Waked, Mohammed Amer
Total Episodes: 20
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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The cast of Letterkenny.

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.

Main Cast: Jared Keeso
Total Episodes: 61
IMDb Rating: 8.6

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Broad City

Abbi Abrams (left) and Ilana Wexler (right) in Broad City.

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 that 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.

Main Cast: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress
Total Episodes: 50
IMDb Rating: 8.4

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Hot Ones

Sean Evans (left) and Gordon Ramsey (right) eating wings on Hot Ones.

“… 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 scoop, this show is a great choice for Scoville scale enthusiasts as well as pop culture fans.

Main Cast: Sean Evans
Total Episodes: 20
IMDb Rating: 8.4

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Raylan Givens (left) and Boyd Crowder (right) in Justified.

In the critically acclaimed crime drama, Justified, we follow Raylan Givens, a deputy U.S. marshall tasked with bringing down some of the most dangerous drug rings in the North 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.

Main Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter
Total Episodes: 78
IMDb Rating: 8.6

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One-Punch Man

Saitama prepares a punch in One Punch Man.

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.

Main Cast: Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Max Mittelman
Total Episodes: 24
IMDb Rating: 8.8

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Cosmos: Possible Worlds

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the beach and a space ship in Cosmos: Possible Worlds.

From host and astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson comes the documentary series Cosmos: Possible Worlds, a continuation of his series originally and simply titled Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Achieving his goal to translate to the layman the importance of astrophysics to our modern world, Neil speculates based on modern science what we have discovered thus far in our universe that could be, in theory, habitable. This show also does a good amount of realism when referencing our world and how we can improve our daily lives so that we can treat our current world with respect and maintain its habitability before it’s too late.

Main Cast: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, Shereen Balles
Total Episodes: 13
IMDb Rating: 9.2

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High Fidelity

Robyn 'Rob' Brooks in High Fidelity.

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 5 lists while throwing back neat whiskey and reviewing all the events that led to the end of her last relationships. With moments of great comedic timing and writing, this modern revival is worthy of a watch for any music lover.

Main Cast: Zoë Kravitz, Jake Lacy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Total Episodes: 10
IMDb Rating: 7.7

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