It may be cold outside, but thanks to premium streaming TV destination Hulu, there are plenty of hot shows for you to watch this winter. With hundreds of thousands of hours of programming, premium original content, full seasons of hit series and more, we know you’ve got a lot of choices. So, here are 10 hot shows we think you should watch right now on Hulu…
Freeform has a hot new show on their hands with Beyond, the story of Holden (Burkely Duffield), a young man in a coma for twelve years who wakes up with mysterious powers and a number of people seemingly out to get him. He doesn’t remember where his consciousness was when he was comatose, but apparently, he went off… somewhere. Beyond has only just debuted, so we don’t yet know how the show might pay off for fans, but co-creator Tim Kring says the series isn’t one that leaves viewers hanging. Instead, he promises that the show’s many questions are answered in a timely manner and that the series leaves viewers satisfied. “It’s not the kind of show that draws things out and stretches things out and doesn’t deliver. When you get on board you’re going to get a ride that is very satisfying along the way,” Kring said.
Now in its third season on ABC, Black-ish is one of the best comedies on TV right now — a hit with critics and viewers. It’s the story of Drew and Bow Johnson (Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross), a couple who have great jobs, four kids, and a colonial home in the suburbs. The heart of the show’s humor (and oftentimes poignant cultural commentary) comes as the Johnsons question whether or not success has brought too much assimilation for this black family.
If you’re not watching this normcore animated comedy, rethink your life and head to Hulu to start from the beginning. The series follows the Belchers, a working middle-class family who are trying to keep their burger shop afloat in a small town. Each episode has them working through fairly standard family problems in totally non-standard Belcher style. Bob, the somewhat jaded owner, and father, is complemented by Linda, his cheery, optimistic, wine-loving wife. Their children, from old to young, are Tina, a socially awkward, boy-crazy teenager; Gene, a total goofball and aspiring keyboardist; and, last but not least, Louise, the main prankster with a penchant for chaos and bunny ears.
After 12 great seasons, FOX is finally sending Bones, the fan-favorite crime dramedy starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, off to the TV… er, boneyard. ICYMI, Bones centers on Dr. Temperance Brennan (Deschanel), a forensic anthropologist who writes novels on the side. She collaborates with FBI Special Agent Booth (Boreanaz). This season’s final 12 episodes promise to wrap up the series in a big way with a serial killer, a wedding, and… wait for it… a lumberjack competition.
It’s only a few episodes in, but NBC’s new take on the land of Oz, Emerald City, has already proven itself as a must-watch for fans of TV fantasy. In this version, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and a police dog are swept into a strange land that will be familiar to fans of the original. But this Oz has been completely reimagined – it’s a place where familiar characters show up in unexpected ways, and where an unsuspecting young woman holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.
Over the course of 15 seasons, Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy has earned its place as the most twisted and politically incorrect comedy on network television. It’s so extreme and over-the-top that we can’t wait to see what the Griffin family will say or do next. Peter Griffin is a blue-collar guy who means well but just isn’t very bright. Lois, his wife, loves him anyway. Meg is their awkward teenage daughter and Chris is their overweight teenage son, basically a clone of his dad. Much of the show’s can’t-believe-they-went-there humor centers on Stewie, their diabolical infant son and anthropomorphic family dog Brian.
If you’ve ever been a fan of Grimm, NBC’s occult detective police procedural drama series (yup, that’s a helluva genre), it’s time to come back — the show is ending after its sixth and final season. Now that the nefarious forces of Black Claw have been silenced, Nick (David Giuntoli) faces an all too familiar foe in Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). Having gained a seat of power as the mayor-elect of Portland, Renard is poised to bring rise to his own brand of law and order. Nick must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee). It will take the full force of Nick and his allies to find a way to bring peace.
Returning for its second season on January 25, The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult movement as they struggle with relationships, faith, and power. Each episode takes an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. The series blends elements of mystery-thriller, romance and the supernatural. This Hulu Original stars Aaron Paul as Eddie Lane, a convert to Meyerism with a wayward past. Eddie suffers a crisis of faith when all that he has come to accept as truth is fundamentally challenged.
Rick and Morty
This not-for-kids-but-awesome animated comedy is all about Rick Sanchez, an alcoholic scientific genius, and his squeaky-voiced grandson, Morty, who travel the universe, going on adventures that are seemingly based on whatever Rick feels like doing that day. Like any madman, Rick has made a lot of enemies, so the two tend to get stuck fighting off aliens bent on revenge. Rick’s exploits sometimes drag the whole family into unlucky situations — from hapless dad Jerry being put into an intergalactic daycare to Paige getting locked inside a homicidal spaceship. But sometimes Rick is the only thing that stands in the way of Earth’s destruction, as is the case when giant floating heads from outer space force Earth into a talent competition (“Show me what you got!”). Rick and Morty is guaranteed to make you laugh.
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is a comedy institution. The late-night sketch series has been around for decades and weathered creative ups and downs along the way, but the show is experiencing some of its highest ratings in years. That’s no surprise since SNL is consistently at its best in times of political upheaval — like, you know, right now. Alec Baldwin has been a fixture, of late, hilariously lampooning Donald Trump, and we don’t expect that to stop once he takes office. The show’s host game has been on point, too, with John Cena and Emma Stone among recent highlights. Look for Aziz Ansari to take the stage later this season.