As the world is still fighting with the pandemic and people are still home-bound, we thought of making people’s life tad bit easier. Amidst everything, we have been hooked on the content on the OTT platforms more than we ever did, and the growth on such platforms is maddening. There is so much to grasp, it’s hard to know which ones would be great. But worry not. We are here to your rescue. Here’s a list of 10 amazing Hulu shows you must add to your watchlist.
1. The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu aced its ‘originals’ game when they gave us The Handmaid’s Tale and was the result of adding Hulu as one of the best streaming networks. The series helped the network gain all the necessary attention. The show became the first streaming show to win an Emmy award for best Outstanding Drama Series.
The story is based on a book written by Margaret Atwood and is about women’s cruel subjugation in an alternate dystopian reality, Gilead, ruled by a fundamentalist government. The women no longer hold the same rights and suffer a lot of torture. Among the distress raises a rebellion led by Elizabeth Moss, aka June. The series is set way in the future but reflects the societal problems grimly.
2. Into The Dark
If you’re into scary horror movies, then this is the one you have got to watch. Two seasons have been aired of this Hulu original series, and the reviews are awesome. The story is produced by the award-winning producer Jason Blum. The stories are inspired by holidays, and by the looks of it, your worst nightmares about those are what you will see in it. Both the seasons consist of 12 episodes and have a lot of variety to offer to the viewers for their selection. Good luck watching it!
Here’s a tech story for all the sci-fi lovers out there. The story is about a young engineer who learns a secret about her employer. She suspects that there is a secret division of the high-tech company and believes it is responsible for the mysterious disappearance of her boyfriend. The story takes a little bit of time to catch its pace, but once it does, it is going to sweep you away with it. Season 1 of the show has eight episodes and is created by Alex Garland.
Who would want to miss a Stephen King novel’s adaptation? The show, created by Bridget Carpenter and produced by J.J. Abrams, is one such series for you. It stars James Franco as Jake Epping, a high school teacher, who is the reason to initiate all the mystery. He discovers a portal that takes him back in time, where he decides to stop JFK’s assassination. Its first episode is very gripping but derails from the main plot a little in the further episodes. The time travel mystery later becomes a conspiracy thriller. Nonetheless, it gives a heartfelt experience and a compelling plot.
5. Normal People
Did you begin to wonder if there are going to be any romantic series on the list? Well, here’s one, and this will leave you begging for more! The story is based on the best-selling book written by Sally Rooney. It revolves around two high-school kids who start their secret relationship in high school. The couple faces lots of ups and downs happening in each other’s lives together, which test them in many unimaginable ways. The characters are beautifully portrayed by Daisy-Edgar Jones, as Marianne, and Paul Mescal, as Connell. Their performances are top-notch, and their chemistry is above par.
The show is about a cartoonist, Keef- played by Lamorne Morris, who is about to have his big break in his career. The story is inspired by the creator’s, Keith Knight, life and work. The show is like the mirror in America, reflecting the disrespect African-Americans might be facing based on their race but in a humorous way.
The show is a beautiful portrayal of the struggles of teenagers during their adolescence. The plot is a cringe-worthy comedy, but it’s performed brilliantly by Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who also wrote and directed it. They play alongside their 13 years old kids and go through the awkward phases with them in the most funny way. The show is for everyone, especially for the teenage kids, to make them feel that they are not alone in the growing-up phase. The show is one of a kind.
8. Marvel’s Runaways
The storyline is based on Alphona and Vaughan’s Marvel comic, produced by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. The story progresses when six teenage kids realize their powers and decide to join forces against their parents, who are the villains in the story. The plot has a lighter background than the usual Marvel movie and shows but does a fabulous job in gripping the audience. The show is fun, balanced, and has a firm footing in this genre. Season 3 is most exciting and ends on a high note. You might wanna catch up with this.
9. The Act
The series is a fascinating crime drama thriller and is going to take you on a ride. The story is based on a true event of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother’s, Dee Dee Blanchard, murder. It has a rather painful plot depicting the murder and Gypsy’s relationship with her mother. The bond between a mother and daughter is what becomes its base and also the reason for all the mishaps. Later she finds out that her mother suffers from an illness- Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and its consequences, which is the reason for Gypsy’s abuse.
The series has got tremendous success and is absolutely loved. The show is co-created by Ramy Youssef, and he stars in it too, as Ramy Hassan. The story is about an Egyptian- American who is on a spiritual journey in a New Jersey neighborhood. The young man struggles to figure out a perspective and is stuck between being from a Millennial generation and belonging to a Muslim community. The series is sort of an eye-opener, but the show’s mood is incredibly balanced. It entertains you with every emotion and which is why the series won many awards for Ramy’s performance.
These series are going to give you the best of the experiences and you’ll be far from disappointed. Go have a great time watching these on Hulu, if you haven’t already. And let us know what you think of them here.