21 of the Best Hulu Originals We Can't Wait to Watch

Samantha Sutton | Feb 15, 2019 TV
21 of the Best Hulu Originals We Can't Wait to Watch

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Everyone has a different way of relaxing. Some simply turn off their phone, kick back on the couch, and have a few hours (or, let's face it, minutes) of quiet time by themselves. Others head to a workout class, or go out to dinner with friends. And while we, of course, enjoy all of that -- especially when that alone time or dinners involve a glass of wine or two -- we also, admittedly, have a thing for binge-watching.

In some ways, streaming services are like the friends we look forward to catching up with each and every weekend. Netflix, of course, is known as the most popular part of our little "crew," but it looks like Hulu may be on its way to claim that title.

For starters, Hulu is going to be the place to catch Disney and Marvel titles in the near future, thanks to a recent deal (for those who haven't noticed, many of the company's biggest hits already left Netflix). The service is also working on releasing a bunch of original content in the coming months, adding to its growing lineup.

Right now, we already have our Hulu must-watches, from creepy, addicting thrillers to much-talked-about docu-series. But as big names head to service as the place to release their newest shows and movies, we're even more convinced that our subscription is worth that monthly fee -- and think many others will think so, too.

So what should folks be watching on Hulu right now? And what should they keep their eye out for in the coming months (or even years)? We're rounding up a handful of original titles, and their descriptions, ahead.

  • 'The Handmaid's Tale'


    1

    There's a reason this dystopian future show is on its third season: The controlling society of Gilead almost seems like it has potential to happen in real life -- which makes it equally terrifying and addicting.

  • 'Runaways'

    2

    Yes, there are about a billion Marvel shows out there, but this one involves supernatural teens whose parents have some serious secrets.

    And there's also a dinosaur.

  • 'Fyre Fraud'

    3

    We don't care how many documentaries come out about the mess that was the failed Fyre Festival -- we'll be watching them all. And in this one, we get to hear from the guy who was behind the whole thing.

  • 'Castle Rock'

    4

    Stephen King is behind this one, so naturally, it's a thriller that's full of twists, turns, darkness, and WTF moments. If anything, it's worth watching for Bill Skarsgard -- aka, Pennywise from It -- alone (he's creepy here, too).

  • 'Light as a Feather'

    5

    What's the worst that could happen after a group of teens play "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board"?

    Well, for starters, they start dying ...

  • 'Future Man'

    6

    Yes, it's about time travel and saving humanity, but it's packed full of jokes, making it freakin' hilarious.

  • 'Harlots'

    7

    Raising a daughter is tough enough, but raising daughters in the 18th century -- while running a brothel?

    Yep, that's what this series is about.

  • 'Into the Dark'

    8

    This show has an interesting premise: It's a horror anthology, and every month, a new scary story is released inspired by the closest holiday.

    It really gave a whole new meaning to the term "New Year, new you."

  • 'Ask Dr. Ruth'

    9

    Dr. Ruth's name is synonymous with sex therapist, but this documentary tells us more about her personal story as her 90th birthday approaches.

    (She's pretty cool.)

  • 'Minding the Gap'

    10

    This whole documentary started as a kid with a camera filming his skateboarder friends over the years. What it turned into was a story about the struggles they all dealt with in their personal lives and their relationships as they grew up -- during the "gap" between childhood and adulthood.

  • 'Ramy'

    11

    This series is set to premiere on April 19 and follows Ramy, the son of Egyptian immigrants, as he tries to find the balance between his life in the Muslim community and being a millennial living in New Jersey.

  • 'Catch-22'

    12

    Yep -- that George Clooney!

    His mini series is a dark comedy set in World War II.

  • 'Shrill'

    13

    SNL's Aidy Bryant's upcoming show looks fun-ny! Her character is described as "a fat young woman who wants to change her life -- but not her body." Essentially, people judge her for her weight, and we have the feeling that, while it'll make us laugh, the series will also make us feel empowered.

  • 'The Act'

    14

    What's so crazy and intriguing about this story about Gypsy Blanchard -- a victim of Munchausen by Proxy who ultimately ended up murdering her mother -- is that it's based on a true story. 

    This is going to be one intense binge.

  • 'Veronica Mars'


    15

    Our favorite private investigator, played by Kristen Bell, is coming back to TV, thanks to Hulu is rebooting the '00s series.

  • 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'

    16

    Another throwback Hulu's reviving? Four Weddings and a Funeral. This time, it's going to be an anthology series, adapted by Mindy Kaling, and it's set to star Nathalie Emmanuel from Game of Thrones.

    And yes, Andie MacDowell will be making an appearance.

  • 'Looking For Alaska'

    17

    John Green's book about a guy named Miles, who falls in love with a girl named Alaska. She ends up dying, and now, Miles and his friends are trying to make sense of her death. The show version will star Charlie Plummer and Kristine Froseth, who many will recognize from Sierra Burgess is a Loser.

  • 'The Great'

    18

    We'll have to wait until 2020 for this series about Catherine the Great and her husband, Peter of Holstein-Gottorp. But it does star Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, so it's definitely something to look forward to.

  • 'Little Fires Everywhere'

    19

    We know Reese Witherspoon has a thing for being attached to hits. (Big Little Lies, anyone?!) But throw Kerry Washington into the mix, who stars with her in this book adaption, and we're already convinced enough to tune in.

  • 'The Devil in the White City'

    20
    Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio
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    Apparently, Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the rights to this book -- about a 19th-century serial killer who murdered up to 200 people -- back in 2010. And now, he'll be executive producing the TV adaptions alongside Martin Scorsese.

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