Streaming TV shows is no new concept, but its popularity is at an all-time high. Fans of most television series’ need not worry about catching their favorite show the night it airs, or even bother setting up their DVR. Rather, with a membership to a streaming giant such as Hulu, you’ll always have quick access to the latest episode of Fox’s Empire or the ability to re-watch The X-Files before the series returns in January.
So to help you sort through the brimming vault which is Hulu’s library, we’ve put together a list of our favorite TV shows currently available for streaming. From uproarious comedies such as South Park and Seinfeld, to the ongoing exploits of Doctor Who, we cover it all and bring you the absolute best Hulu features.
Writer’s note: This list is continually updated to reflect recent Hulu offerings as TV shows are frequently added and removed based upon content availability.
This Hulu original series follows Sam Pinkett, an unassuming office worker from Berkshire County Council, who witnesses an accident one night that ultimately leads to a case of mistaken identity. Along with his friend and coworker Phil Bourne, Sam becomes wrapped up in a comedy of errors that turns dangerous for the two friends and their families. Writers-actors Mathew Baynton and James Corden deliver a high quality adventure filled with action, dark humor, and intrigue.
Before he was the mastermind behind Marvel’s cinematic universe, Joss Whedon was known for creating memorable television series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly. While Firefly only lasted for one season before is was ultimately cancelled and later revived with the film Serenity, it has garnered a rabid cult following. The sci-fi series is set just after an inter-planetary civil war between the populated inner system planets and the outer planets, where life resembles the American West. The series is well known for its cast of likable characters, including Nathan Fillion’s Mal Reynold, who captains the titular ship, and is arguably the coolest space criminal since Han Solo.
What South Park is the late-night animation, Always Sunny in Philadelphia is to sitcoms. Rob McElhenney, Glen Howerton, and Charlie Day — who also created and write the show — star as three best friends who kind of hate each other, while Kaitlin Olsen and Danny Devito round out the cast as the infamous Dee and Frank. The group often find itself in some of most absurd situations as the members push into the uncharted and irreverent comedic territory for which the show is well known, usually as a result of their own botched schemes.
Country music star Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) is in a tough spot. Her popularity is fading, further evidenced by the dismal sales of her most recent album. In order to maintain her status with her record label and boost her popularity with audiences, she is forced to tour with Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), a young musician who is quickly rising within the country music scene — and poised to overshadow Jaymes. The series captures the uneasy, cutthroat nature of the Nashville music business, and the conflicts that arise between the musicians and their personal lives.
Much like the original film with which it shares its name, this horror series follows a group of teens who find themselves to be the targets of mysterious killer. After a viral video leads to a murder, the town of Lakewood is turned inside out, as suspicion of the killer’s identity runs rampant. It’s now open season on the group of teens, who are the target of an unknown killer hellbent on hunting each of them down one at a time. The series stars Jay Beattie, Jill E. Blotevogel, and John Karna.