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The 16 best shows on Hulu to stream right now

Binge the best shows on Hulu this weekend

We live in a sea of great TV shows, but it’s never been harder to pick the right one. There are a bunch of different services, and each of those services has tons of great offerings to choose from. Hulu is among the best homes for great TV shows, and that’s largely because that’s what it was originally designed to do. If you’re one of the people who wants to use Hulu to its fullest, this list may come in handy.

Of course, Hulu is far from the only place to find great TV. So whether you’re looking for the best Amazon Prime shows, the best Disney+ shows, or the best Netflix shows, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ll dig into the best shows that Hulu has to offer.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
71 %
tv-ma 15 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olsen, Danny Devito
Created by Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
A truly great ongoing comedy series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a show that really toes the line between what’s funny and what’s outrageous. The show follows five self-absorbed Philadelphia residents who 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 typically messy and raucous fashion. If you dive in and love it, you’ll find that there are tons of episodes to plow through.

Dopesick (2021)
68 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg
Created by Danny Strong
Boasting some incredible performances from a terrific cast, Dopesick tells a real story in a wonderfully brief limited format. Based on the actual, shocking events that were inflicted on the nation by Purdue Pharma in the late ’90s and early 2000s, Dopestick shows the devastating impact that pushing Oxycontin as a non-addictive painkiller had on communities all over America.

DAVE (2020)
76 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Dave Burd, Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino
Created by Jeff Schaffer, Lil Dicky
Following the semi-fictionalized trials and tribulations of the Jewish, white rapper Lil Dicky, Dave has 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 as he proves to the world that his rap skills are legit. Struggling with writer’s block, Dave Burd reportedly wrote the second season as a parallel to his life as he struggled to finish the creation of his album.

30 Rock (2006)
30 Rock
73 %
tv-14 7 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
Created by Tina Fey
30 Rock is one of the all-time great sitcoms. The show follows Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), the head writer of a sketch comedy show for a major television network, as she deals 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 are usually left up to the audience to decipher.

Adventure Time (2010)
Adventure Time
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 people of all ages. The show follows Finn (Jeremy Shada), 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)
93 %
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield
Created by Donald Glover

Often experimental but always brilliant, Atlanta has earned its vaunted reputation. The show follows Earn (Donald Glover), a struggling father and ex-boyfriend looking for a break who 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 feel genuinely one-of-a-kind, even in a crowded TV landscape.

Key & Peele (2012)
Key & Peele
78 %
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Created by Keegan-Michael Key
A provocative and entertaining sketch comedy show, Key & Peele features the comic minds of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, writers and actors who bring a refreshing honesty to every one of their sketches. Key & Peele earned legendary status during its run, and both Key and Peele have had prosperous careers in the years since. Fun and easy to watch, this show continues to be hilarious, even the timeliness of some of its jokes has dissipated.

Ramy (2019)
85 %
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Ramy Youssef, May Calamawy, Hiam Abbass
Created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher, Ryan Welch
One of the more underrated shows on this list, Ramy is a show about a first-gen Muslim-American trying to make his own path in this life. Between religion, family, and friends, Ramy quickly discovers that his life is defined by what he believes in, and how he represents himself to the world. Featuring a fresh perspective on 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)
85 %
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman
Created by Noah Hawley

While you might expect this to be a continuation of the events of the Coen brothers film of the same name, Fargo is simply capitalizing on the setting and tone established by that widely beloved classic. Full of recognizable faces and awesome mid-western accents, 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, while subsequent seasons tell entirely separate stories.

Letterkenny (2016)
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 %
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress
Created by Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson

Created by 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, ultimately revealing how smart both of the show’s leads are about crafting compelling comedy.

Hot Ones (2015)
Hot Ones
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 how much heat they can handle as they answer his questions. 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)
86 %
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 you’re going to get on TV today. Starring Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins, Justified explores the themes of justice, peace, crime, and punishment from a wide array of perspectives, and get some great character arcs along the way.

One Punch Man (2015)
One Punch Man
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. Of course, fighting can only be so entertaining when you can defeat any enemy with a single punch. A great mix of comedy and 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 %
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi
Created by Mitchell Hurwitz

Arrested Development follows the Bluths, a very wealthy family, as they finally discover that their wealth has been founded on lies and deceit after Michael Bluth’s (Jason Bateman) father is arrested. Seemingly the only sane one in the family, Michael must attempt to keep the rest of his kin above water as their way of life crumbles around them. This comedy series is one of the best ever made and features some of the most quotable lines you’ll ever see on TV.

High Fidelity (2020)
High Fidelity
70 %
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 a great 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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