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.
Hulu’s latest hit centers on a married couple: Eddie (Aaron Paul) and Sarah Lane (Michelle Monaghan), both members of a religious movement called Meyerism. The Meyerists bear all the hallmarks of a cult, including their devotion to a charismatic and ambitious preacher, Cal Roberts (Hugh Dancy), and their bizarre activities draw attention from FBI agent Abe Gaines (Rockmand Dunbar), who sets out to investigate. Despite the conflict between the movement and the government, the biggest source of tension on the show is Eddie’s crisis of faith which, along with Sarah’s own past with Cal, opens a rift in their family. The family drama adds a human element to an already entertaining thriller.
Following a car accident, Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) comes to the small town of Wayward Pines. He’s there looking for two missing agents, and he finds one dead, the other having apparently settled down in town. As if the circumstances weren’t strange enough, Burke is unable to leave the town, which is surrounded by a massive gate and run by the despotic Sheriff Pope (Terrence Howard). Burke must investigate the mysteries of Wayward Pines and find a way to escape. With its rustic setting and odd cast of characters, the show has drawn comparison to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. It is an apt comparison, as Wayward Pines concocts a compelling and creepy mystery over the course of 10 episodes.
Following the success of Green Arrow, The Flash is another entry in DC’s collection of superhero TV shows. The show follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), a crime-scene analyst with a tragic past. A freak accident involving particle accelerator gives Barry the power of superhuman speed. With his new powers and the help of friends like journalist Iris (Candice Patton) and Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Barry fights crime and supervillains. The Flash has always been one of the goofiest superheroes, and this show embraces that, offering a campy, optimistic story that contrasts with DC’s more serious film projects.