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.
You’re the Worst
Although drama and comedy are often viewed separately in pop culture, they make for a splendid pairing — just ask Shakespeare! Or, if you want a more contemporary example, look to You’re the Worst, a show that weds character-based drama and absurd humor. You’re the Worst focuses on Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) and Gretchen Cutler (Aya Cash), who start a casual relationship after meeting at a wedding. Both of them are dealing with problems personal and professional: Jimmy is a narcissistic writer struggling to get published, Gretchen is a clinically-depressed PR agent representing a difficult rapper. Together, they try to enjoy life and figure out their careers. You’re the Worst does not shy away from the dark side of, either, as it explores the toll of frequent partying and the conflicts inherent to every relationship. At times witty, at times woeful, it’s one of the most intelligent and human shows on television right now.
Animated television shows are having a bit of a renaissance right now. Shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show have breathed new life into the medium, demonstrating that cartoons can be amusing while aspiring to art, appealing to both kids and adults. Steven Universe continues this tradition, with a narrative that offers both classic heroics and nuanced examinations of gender roles. The protagonist is Steven, a teenager with a unique lineage; his mother was an alien, part of a race of warriors who draw powers from gemstones. Together with his late mother’s former allies, the Crystal Gems, Steven protects the world from alien threats. In addition to the poignant writing, Steven Universe has a delightful art style, with round character designs and soft, pastel colors.