Right Now on Hulu, the Best Shows

Right Now on Hulu, the Best Shows ...

These days, keeping an eye on everything going on on a multitude of platforms can be a challenge: from traditional broadcast and cable to premium networks to a wide array of streaming options, locating the best TV and movies can be a nearly impossible task.

We're here to assist you! From new classics to old favorites, we've compiled a list of our favorite shows available on Hulu, from new classics to old favorites, and everything in between. We'll also be updating the list as the library changes, or new original series debut that make their case for being some of TV's best.

This article was last updated on August 12th to include Little Fires Everywhere.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Dustin Lance Black (author of the same book as Jon Krakauer) was the brainchild of the creator.

Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, Billy Howle, Chloe Pirrie, Seth Numrich, Adelaide Clemens, Rory Culkin, Sandra Seacat, Gil Birmingham

This latest FX installment (which will be released exclusively on Hulu, just to make it more confusing) is one that delves into the mysteries of religion and humanity in a way that makes it a must-see. When he's asked to investigate the murder of a mother (Edgar-Jones) and child, it turns out they're in for a more dangerous situation. - Carly Lane

Little Fires Everywhere

Liz Tigelaar, who is the creator of this article, has contributed to this story.

Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson, Rosemarie DeWitt

Little Fires Everywhere is a highly entertaining story with a witty cast of characters that plays a wealthy journalist named Elena Richardson and Kerry Washington, who was nominated for an Emmy for her performance, as Mia Warren, an artist and waitress who rents a house from the Richardsons. Their lives and their children quickly become entangled for better and for worse leading to shocking revelations and surprising twists and turns. Taylor Gates is a well-known actress who has previously been a fan of

The Americans

Joseph Weisberg, the creator of this blog.

Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Keidrich Sellati star in the cast.

The Americans is a stunning spy thriller that enchanted viewers on FX for six seasons of incredible suspense. With Matthew Rhys (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) and Felicity alum Keri Russell in the alluring roles of Russian spies infiltrating America during the Cold War, The Americans explored a historic time in which fears and anxieties were amplified by political turmoil. From the creator of Damages, Yael Tygiel

The Old Man

Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine created this blog.

Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, and E. J. Bonilla are the main actors in the cast.

The Old Man is a stunning drama-thriller inspired by Thomas Perry's novel. Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges) is forced to flee his home in upstate New York after an intruder breaks into his house, all while FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Harold Harper (John Lithgow) attempts to rein him. Gates is a pioneering writer who has been battling for the past three decades.

The Act

Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean created this post.

Patricia Arquette, Joey King, and AnnaSophia Robb are the cast.

Patricia Arquette and Joey King play mother and daughter in the strange-than-fiction true crime story centered on Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. Dee Dee develops illnesses and disabilities for Gypsy Rose as her mother grows more controlling and, after learning the truth, she murders her to be free.

Victorias Secret: Angels and Demons

Matt Tyrnauer is the director of the film.

There's something fascinating about witnessing once untouchable brands go vanish. From the WeWork documentary (and fictionalized show WeCrashed on AppleTV+) to White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch, it's fascinating to observe how a business can go from dominating the landscape to losing it all due to out-of-touch statements as well as connections to Jeffrey Epstein.


Maggie Mull and Justin Adler are the creators.

Rebecca Rittenhouse, Nichole Sakura, David Del Rio, Leonardo Nam, Angelique Cabral, Ray Ford, Chloe Bridges, Kerri Kenney, and Chris Elliott are among the cast.

Maggie is a sitcom about a psychic woman who can see peoples futures. As Maggie (Rebecca Rittenhouse) discovers some disturbing things about her friends and their relationships. Maggie has also had trouble in her own romantic life, but when she meets Ben (David Del Rio), she is determined not to give up love completely despite all its obstacles.

The Bear

Christopher Storer's creation

Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colon-Zayas, and Abby Elliott are all cast.

The Bear is one of the best new dramedies of the year. The show follows Carmy Berzatto, a James Beard Award-winning chef who relocates to Chicago to run his family's restaurant after his brother commits suicide. The series captures both the culture of The Windy City as well as what it's like to work in a restaurant, making it an enjoyable viewing experience.

American Horror Stories

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's careers are being supervised by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Matt Bomer, Gavin Creel, Sierra McCormick, Kaia Gerber, Paris Jackson, Merrin Dungey, Celia Finkelstein, Ashley Martin Carter, Valerie Loo, Selena Sloan, and Belissa Escobedo

American Horror Stories is another anthology series that focuses on season-long stories rather than on season-long arcs. From horrific mall Santas to video games based on Murder House, fans of spooks and scares will delight in Ryan Murphy's trademark mute of genuine fear and savage satire. - Taylor Gates

Love, Victor

Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger's careers

Michael Cimino, Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding, George Sear, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, James Martinez, Ana Ortiz, Anthony Keyvan, Ava Capri

Victor is a heartwarming teen drama based on (and set in the same world as) the hit 2018 film Love, Simon, Love. Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino) is a struggling guy who is settling in a new city. Despite the tone, Taylor Gates believes the tone is positive for an LGBTQ+ series.

The Orville

Seth MacFarlane's Blog

Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Jessica Szohr, and Anne Winters are the cast members.

The Orville is a unique sci-fi series that satirizes and pays tribute to the genre. Main characters include Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), his ex-wife and the ship's first officer, Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki). Talk about some out-of-this-world complicated dynamics.


Nick Antosca and Robin Veith have been created.

Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, Timothy Simons, and Raul Esparza star as actors.

Candy is a five-episode miniseries filled with intrigue, mystery, and shocking twists. Featuring an unrecognizable Jessica Biel in the titular role, this show investigates the real-life murder of Betty Gore (played by Yellowjackets standout Melaine Lynskey) the woman who was supposed to be Candy's best friend. Its one of those stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. - Taylor Gates

Conversations with Friends

Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham direct.

Alice Birch, Mark O'Halloran, Meadhbh McHugh, Susan Soon He Stanton

Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Joe Alwyn, and Jemima Kirke as cast

Conversations with Friends, based on the novel by Sally Rooney, the author of the smash hit Normal People, is another nuanced tale of young love and connection. The show revolves around two college students, Frances (Alison Oliver) and Bobbi (Sasha Lane), as they form a surprising friendship with an older married couple, Melissa (Jemima Kirke) and Nick (Joe Alwyn). It's a moody character study that's both palpable.

The Girl From Plainville

Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus' work has been created by Liz Hannah and Patrick.

Elle Fanning, Chloe Sevigny, Cara Buono, Kai Lennox, Colton Ryan, and Norbert Leo Butz are the cast.

Hulu is right in the game when it comes to ripped-from-the-headlines series, with much of it actually succeeding at addressing real-life events in a way that doesn't make us feel like we're being jerked in any obvious way. The series, which will star Fanning as Michelle Carter, who was tried for involuntary manslaughter in the death by suicide of her then-boyfriend Ryan, may be uneventful at the beginning, but it's nevertheless

The Killing

Veena Sud's website is owned by Veena Sud.

Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman star in the film.

The Killing (Sud's American series remake of the Danish original Forbrydelsen) has been released on Hulu with some criticism, but rewatching it now is as comfortable a viewing experience as you can get. - Carly Lane

Life & Beth

Amy Schumer's New Album

Amy Schumer, Violet Young, Michael Cera, Yamaneika Saunders, Michael Rapaport, Susannah Flood, Kevin Kane, and Laura Benanti are the cast.

Life & Beth, a comedy series about a woman who has been trapped in a listless state in both her professional and personal life, has been a great success, with Pamela Adlon's Best Things serving as the most recent example.

The Dropout

Elizabeth Meriweather is the creator (based on Rebecca Jarvis' ABC News podcast of the same name)

Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Elizabeth Marvel, Stephen Fry, Dylan Minnette, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Alan Ruck, Camryn Mi-Young Kim, Sam Waterston, Kurtwood Smith, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach

If you've been feeling a little engulfed by all of the based-on-a-true-story stories recently, you're not alone; some of them aren't exactly worth the streaming price of admission, but there's The Dropout, which takes some dramatization liberty (there's likely much more portrayed about the complex dynamic between Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and her on-again off-again boyfriend and Theranos COO Sunny Balwani than anything public

Pam & Tommy

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Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Nick Offerman, Seth Rogen, and Taylor Schilling are the cast.

Pam & Tommy is unquestionably a case of being thoughtfuler than the marketing intends to push; it does follow the speed at which a seemingly salacious celebrity sex tape took over the internet and by extension the public's consciousness, but it also addresses the very real privacy threats that were at stake when this stolen property made its way online (especially since several people mistakenly assumed that Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee had leaked the tape themselves). Whether or not the final outcome is successful is ultimately up to the viewer.

Any of these shows may be seen on Hulu right now.

How I Met Your Father

Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger are the first two artists to create a new story.

Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, and Kim Cattrall star in the film.

The sequel series to How I Met Your Mother hasn't been attempted for the first time by a writing team, although previous attempts were met with varying success. Since Ted Mosby and friends were a part of the story, Sophie's (Duff) is on-screen telling this history as the older version of the character, which is good, because nothing can be as witty as that original HIMYM conclusion.

Grey's Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes is the creator of this story.

Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kate Walsh, Kevin McKidd, Kim Raver, Camilla Luddington, Caterina Scorsone, Kelly McCreary, Jake Borelli, Chris Carmack, Richard Flood, Anthony Hill, Scott Speedman (as of Season 18)

Back then, I used to enjoy Grey's Anatomy. I recall, also, that special two-parter that aired right after the Super Bowl when the Seattle Grace surgeons-in-training had to deal with a body bomb in a body cavity. (An episode with Christina Ricci and Kyle Chandler? Who could forget). Hulu has provided all of the heartbreak, hardship, and honestly bonkers medical situations for you to replay over and over.