The Best Shows on Hulu Right Now

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With literally thousands of movies and TV shows in its repertoire, Hulu makes it easy to binge-watch your old favorites and new obsessions. But where should you even begin to explore so many choices?

We’ve done the legwork to bring you this list of the best shows on Hulu right now. From classic sitcoms to edgy dramas and everything in between. Grab a few good snacks and a comfy seat and enjoy!

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

FOX made a huge mistake cutting “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” from its lineup – a mistake that NBC and Hulu swooped in to leverage.

Though not as well-known as Law and Order, this comedic sitcom follows the adventures of police officers in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct. Andy Samberg crushes his performance as capable but immature Detective Jake Peralta who works alongside his NYPD team. The first six seasons are available on Hulu for your binge-worthy enjoyment.

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The Handmaid’s Tale

You don’t need a high school lit class to enjoy this classic story anymore. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is one of Hulu’s most popular original features. Based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the same name, this critically acclaimed drama doesn’t hold anything back as it portrays a futuristic dystopia where women are treated as second-class citizens forced to bear children for government officials.

Elisabeth Moss won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Television Series for her role as Offred whose name means “of Fred” or “she belongs to Fred.” You’re sure to have goosebumps as you watch, but you won’t be able to look away.

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The Act

Some shows seem too wild to be true, but this show is both. “The Act” is the ultimate choice for true crime fans who love gasping “WHAT?” at the screen. It’s based on the true story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the victim of a mother with Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Gypsy grows up confined to her wheelchair, believing she is dying of cancer. When the truth is revealed, Gypsy rebels and the results are deadly.

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Black-ish

Even if you’ve never watched an episode, you’ve heard of “Black-ish.” Now it’s time to see what all the hype is about. “Black-ish” is one of the best family sitcoms of its time, not just because of its genuine humor and superb acting, but because it handles sensitive topics like police brutality and cultural identity with a perfect balance that’s never feel like a sermon.

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24

Sure, “24” is a throwback to the ’00s, but it’s definitely worth all of the nail-biting and breath-holding you’ll do as you watch. Keifer Sutherland’s iconic portrayal of counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer pushes boundaries as he saves the country from imminent disaster. This isn’t a cheesy action series, it’s an Emmy Award and Golden-Globe-winning serial drama that dominated the lineup at Fox for nine seasons.

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New Girl

“Friends” may never have an equal, but “New Girl” comes close, and it’s a treasure to the Millennial generation in the way Ross and Rachael were to Gen-Xers.

Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris blend brilliant acting and their true-to-live comradery to create an irresistible and hilarious “hang out” sitcom. Give this show a chance beyond the first few episodes, when the characters are still getting comfortable in their personalities. By the second season, each character feels so real and ridiculous that you’d do anything to move into their loft with them.

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