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With more people deciding to cut the cord and go full streaming, streaming providers have made the switch increasingly more enticing. Netflix constantly receives praise and wins awards for its original content. Hulu isn’t far behind. Hulu has over two dozen original shows spanning a wide variety of genre. Drama, comedy, horror, and sci-fi fans have a wealth of incredible Hulu programming at their disposal – provided that the shows aren’t blocked in their region of the world.
Harlots is the tale of a brothel madam and her two daughters who are placed under constant threat by their competing brothel. This period peace, overflowing with drama and criticism of gender roles, takes place in 18th century London, where brothels were commonplace. This shocking and thought provoking series is about to enter its third season.
2. The Act
Hulu’s limited series The Act is based on a true story about a highly dysfunctional mother and daughter relationship that ultimately ends in murder. Gypsy Rose Blanchard, currently behind bars for her role in her mother’s death, is a highly polarizing person. Hulu’s depiction of the event has many viewers sympathizing with the young murderer. Watch it, and become a part of the court of public opinion.
3. The Handmaid’s Tale
This critically acclaimed dystopian future drama is based on the bestselling novel by author Margaret Atwood. It takes place in an alternative version of America called Gilead, where the law is derived from the bible. Lower class people are enslaved by society and fertile women are passed around as Handmaids, or unwilling surrogates, to wealthier couples who hold higher status. This series follows a new chapter of the revolution, where the Handmaids decide to fight back.
Shrill is a funny, touching, heart warming story of a woman who is not classically or conventionally attractive by society’s standards. She’s dealing with body image issues and a pervasive sense that she isn’t good enough. Shrill is her journey to self acceptance, and you’ll both laugh and cry when you observe her growth as a character.
Ramy is designed to explore themes of culture blending and culture clashing in modern day America. Titular character Ramy is a first generation immigrant from Egypt living in New Jersey. His attempts to reconcile what he was taught through his faith with the natural flow of life as a millennial will broaden your perspectives on other cultures. This series is beloved by both critics and audiences who appreciate it for its revolutionary commentary.
6. Castle Rock
Castle Rock is a must-watch for all Stephen King fans. This psychological horror anthology series touches on themes within the Stephen King universe, as Castle Rock is a fictional town adjacent to King’s famed “Derry, Maine” that serves as a backdrop to most of his horror epics. The series even brings back actors featured in classic Stephen King films. Every episode is a different, unique, horrifying delight packed with familiar faces and new forms of fear.
7. The Wrong Mans
The Wrong Mans is a comedy series that follows two office workers in their absurdly bizarre misadventures. This comedy of errors will speak to both fans of Office Space and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. If you want something lighthearted and well written to laugh at with your friends, The Wrong Mans is perfect for a Friday night binge watching session.
8. Difficult People
Difficult People is existential, cerebral, witty, irreverent, and high-brow comedic. It’s the story of best friends and comedians living in New York City, attempting to navigate a social landscape that, in essence, feels as though it was not made for them. Their personalities only seem to play well together, and they’re obliviously unaware that the rest of the world finds them appalling. Think Louie meets It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
9. Future Man
Future Man is an amalgamation of Grandma’s Boy and Doctor Who. The series follows a gamer who is a janitor by day and a time travelling savior of the human race by night. Future Man never takes itself too seriously – it’s fully aware that it operates on a ridiculous premise and always has the aura of a parody. Fans of slapstick humor and people embedded in pop culture fandoms will get a kick out of Future Man.
10. The Looming Tower
The Looming Tower is an American political drama based on the book of the same name. It’s an exploration of the 9/11 terrorist attack that introduces the audience to some new perspectives on the events leading up to the tragedy. True crime fans and history buffs will find The Looming Tower to be highly compelling and extraordinarily thought provoking.
Can’t Watch in Your Country?
If region restrictions are making it impossible for you to watch Hulu’s amazing original shows, you can always bypass them by utilizing a VPN router. A VPN router will allow you to effectively mislead streaming providers into believing the content isn’t blocked in your region, because your streaming traffic will appear to be coming from a different country. Don’t miss out! Get a VPN router and start watching the shows your friends from around the world love.