What are the best Hulu originals?

For a decade Hulu has been your go-to place to catch up on TV shows that you've missed. Now that it has branched out into creating original content, what are the best new shows in it? Here is a list of top-notch Hulu originals that you might consider streaming.

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    #1The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale is an original Hulu series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. The story is set in the near future where America is under a theocratic rule that forces fertile women to be impregnated by men from wealthy families. 

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    Heather Ramos
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Harrowing to watch and chilling to the bone, The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian tale deep-rooted in history. As a female, what if society dictates that your sole purpose in life is to give birth and live a life of servitude? This is an abominable concept that has actually happened in the past in Puritanical societies, although to a lesser extent, but it's still downright repugnant. Elizabeth Moss shines as June. She receives excellent support from Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski. This is a commentary on totalitarian societies and how inherently evil they are. One of the best Hulu shows ever. "
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    #2Harlots

    Harlots

    Harlots is a British-American period drama TV series inspired by The Covent Garden Ladies by Hallie Rubenhold. It stars Samantha Morton as Margaret Wells, a woman who runs a brothel in London struggling to raise her daughters in a tumultuous house. 

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    Marie Phillips
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Raunchy and revolting and filled with horrible characters, which I LOVE! This is a twisted show about female empowerment. The storyline is unpredictable and keeps you at the edge of your seat. Super excited for season 3! My favorite Hulu original so far! 😍"
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    #3Casual

    Casual

    Casual is a comedy-drama TV show that follows a bachelor brother and divorcee sister who live under one roof and who both must navigate the waters of dating and regular life. It was created by Zander Lehmann and it aired on Hulu in 2015.

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    José Juan Ayala
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "This is an awesome series with insane characters and relatable situations. I love the snarkiness of the dialogue mixed with the darkness of the story. People give Casual bad reviews because they think it's unrealistic. Hell NO. Life is THIS messy and chaotic. A pure cynical delight! One of the most criminally underrated Hulu shows ever!"
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    #4Castle Rock

    Castle Rock

    Castle Rock is a psychological horror anthology TV series based on stories written by Stephen King. It stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek who play characters living in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine.

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    Rakesh Bhatnagar
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "I feel like the show's creators aren't actual Stephen King fans and are just riding on the success train of recent King adaptations like It and Carrie. It started off strong and intriguing but then progressed into a hot mess that went nowhere. "
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    #5Marvel's Runaways

    Marvel's Runaways

    Marvel's Runaways, or just Runaways, is a web television series for Hulu about six teenagers who decide to unite against their parents who turn out to be super-powered villains. It stars Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, and Gregg Sulkin. 

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    Andy Zhu
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Somewhat fun but cheap looking. It's like Marvel allocated all of its budget to its movies and forgot about its TV shows (including the truly atrocious Inhumans and Iron Fist). I like the fact that the kids are diverse but the show should focus more on them and not their parents. This is still ok entertainment if you have nothing else to watch. "
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    #6Difficult People

    Difficult People

    Difficult People is a dark comedy TV series that stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner as best friends and struggling comedians living in New York City who seemingly hate everyone except each other. It premiered on Hulu on August 5, 2015. 

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    Caroline Wang
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Difficult People isn't difficult to love. It's hilarious, nasty and sharply-written. I really enjoy Billy and Julia and laugh at how ridiculously narcissistic and shallow they are. Their spiteful banter towards celebrities who they clearly envy is a goldmine of jokes. One of the best and funniest Hulu original series ever! "
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    #711.22.63

    11.22.63

    11.22.63 is a science fiction thriller miniseries based on the book of the same name by Stephen King. James Franco stars as Jack Epping, a high school teacher gifted with the chance to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy by travelling back in time. 

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    Samantha Ward
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Heart-poundingly intense and incredibly tightly plotted. Time-travel flicks are particularly tricky to make, as the rules must first be clearly established. 11.22.63 accomplishes this then tells an astonishingly intricate and touching story. One of the most intelligent, mind-twisting TV series ever. It's fantastic on every level! "
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    #8The Path

    The Path

    The Path is an American web TV series about a fictional religion called Meyerism. It stars Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, and Hugh Dancy. It was originally titled The Way but was changed due to a real-life ministry called The Way International. 

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    Jorge Luis Escamilla
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "I will never understand why people would voluntarily join cults but this show rationalizes their behavior. In spite of their paranoia, zealots are still humans. It's riveting and extremely well acted by leads Aaron Paul & Michelle Monaghan. One of the best, smartest Hulu original shows. "

Summary

Best What are the best Hulu originals
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Handmaid's TaleTV Shows 16 Paid
2HarlotsTV Shows 13 Paid
3CasualTV Shows 8 Paid
4Castle RockTV Shows 3 Paid
5Marvel's RunawaysTV Shows 3 Paid
6Difficult People TV Shows 2 Paid
711.22.63TV Shows 1 Paid
8The PathTV Shows 1 Paid
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