7 TV Shows To Binge On Hulu

3/21/2019


There are so many posts online advising you on what to watch on Netflix, but where's our recommendations for Hulu? Any other Hulu lovers out there? The shows on this list are either my current favourites or past rewatch favourites. Enjoy!


Single Parents (2018-)
Seasons: 1 (so far *fingers crossed*)
When Will's seven-year-old daughter Sophie starts at a new school, he is quick to be a part of the PTA and encourage other parents to take part in school activities. Enter in the outcasts, the other "single parents". The group decide to band together to get Will out into the dating world and make him realise that being a great parent doesn't mean sacrificing everything about his own identity.

This is one of those comedies that sounds plain on the tin, but holds some delicious crumbly cookies on the inside. Much like Brooklyn 99, Kimmy Schmidt, and HIMYM, the characters are what make Single Parents stand out as a great show. Each character is original and no one takes a backseat in the character development department. Plus it stars Leighton Meester, need I say more?


One Tree Hill (2003-2012)
Seasons: 9
In the town of Tree Hill, the high school basketball team defines it's residents. When Lucas Scott, the half brother of the high school star Nathan Scott, joins the team, emotions grow heightened and no one is unaffected by the newcomer. In the style of Friday Night Lights, Dawsons Creek, and The OC, this is a teen drama that has more depth than you'd ever imagine going in. But personally, having watched almost all the popular teen dramas, OTH is the best. I love the characters, and it got better with each season.

If you're reluctant to start this because it appears to be revolved around sports, have no fear as this is definitely more about the characters. Originally the creator wanted to make a movie revolved around basketball but instead got the script picked up as a TV show, which is a fun fact that most definitely explains why season one feels very much different than the following seasons.


Dollhouse (2009-2010)
Seasons: 2
I'm not including the godsends that are Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel on here, because I'm assuming you have a smart brain and have thus already rewatched both a million times. Dollhouse is from the same creator Joss Whedon (aka: the Earth's own personal TV God), and stars the flawless Eliza Dushku.

In this she plays Echo, a human who has signed a contract to be under the control of the Dollhouse, a secret facility in which they erase the personalities of human beings so they can assume any relevant personas they may be assigned in engagements that cater to the wealthy, powerful and well-connected. After each assignment, the "actives" are subjected to another personality wipe so they can enter the next scenario with no memory of an earlier one. As the series unfolds, Echo's memory begins to return, and she slowly starts piecing together her true identity. If you like sci-fi, fantasy, or something fast-paced that captures your attention instantly, watch this.


Rosewell (1999-2002)
Seasons: 3
Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high-school student saves the life of an equally cute teenage waitress. Max and Liz try and find the line between teen romance and trying to not get captured by, well, the government.

If you love a good cheesy angsty teen drama, this should be your pick. If you watch the first few episodes, and can't get with the cheesy acting, stick with it! Trust me, it gets so better. It is mindless entertainment with a good looking cast, great family dynamics, and a great storyline that has far more depth the more you watch.


Ally McBeal (1997-2002)
Seasons: 5
Young lawyer Ally McBeal experiences emotional turmoil when she takes a job at a firm where her childhood sweetheart and first love also works.

A strange mix between Will&Grace and Suits (kind of, I couldn't think of better examples), this was a 90's hit starring the lovely Calista Flockhart as our main girl Ally. With quirky dark humour, you'll be marathoning the series and devouring Chinese food with a big grin on your face.


Firefly (2002-2003)
Seasons: 1 (Plus a movie titled Serenity)
Another Joss Whedon show, Anne? ... Yes. This is cowboys in space though, so of course it's going on this list. When Simon and River Tam come on board the ship Serenity, Captain Mal and his crew of rebels get shoved into an even darker side of space.

This is one of those infamous one season shows that is still loved by the fandom to such an extent that cons and forums still exist. Every person I know who has watched this one hit wonder, loved it and continues to rewatch episodes with a secret hope that more will somehow appear. Just watch it, whether you love sci-fi, character development, or comedy. It's got something for everyone, and ain't that just shiny? (This is also the show that bonded me and my now husband when we first met online, so it's got a special place in my heart.)


Ghost Adventures (2008-)
Seasons: 6 on Hulu
Aaron, Nick and Zak are three of the most elite ghost hunters of our generation. Follow their adventures in the few seasons that Hulu has available.

The only non-fiction on this list, this is the classic show of a team going ghost hunting. But with more integrity than some others I shan't name (*cough* Ghost Hunters, Most Haunted *cough*). But the main reason me and my mother enjoy rewatching GA so much is the friendship dynamic between the guys. Even if you don't believe in anything paranormal, you'll find yourself laughing at some of the antics they get up to. Give it a go, you may be surprised.
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Quick note to list the things I assume you've already watched but that I love:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel
Will & Grace
Brooklyn 99
Smallville
The Handmaid's Tale

What are you currently marathoning on either Netflix or Hulu? Let me know in the comments!



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