Top 25 Original Shows on Hulu
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing Hulu, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 25 list of the best original shows on Hulu, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Aug 15, 2022.
 
25. Harlots
Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
7.7 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Aug 28, 2019
24. Marvel's Runaways
Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.
7.6 ⭐ • Action & Adventure • Crime • Drama • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Dec 13, 2019
23. The Act
A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.
7.56 ⭐ • Drama • Crime • Released: May 1, 2019
22. Future Man
Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night, is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.
7.2 ⭐ • Comedy • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Apr 3, 2020
21. UnREAL
Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program's dispassionate executive producer demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.
6.7 ⭐ • Drama • Comedy • Released: Jul 16, 2018
20. Find Me in Paris
When Lena Grisky, a Russian Princess and student at the Paris Opera Ballet School accidentally time travels to present day, she must quickly adapt if she hopes to keep her secret and hide from the dangerous Time Collectors.
9.2 ⭐ • Drama • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Aug 21, 2020
19. Castle Rock
Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
7.2 ⭐ • Mystery • Drama • Released: Dec 11, 2019
18. The Handmaid's Tale
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
8.159 ⭐ • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Released: Sep 14, 2022
17. Ramy
Ramy, the son of Egyptian immigrants, is on a spiritually conflicting journey in his New Jersey neighborhood, pulled between his Muslim community that thinks life is a constant test, his millennial friends who think life is full of endless possibilities, and a God who's always watching.
7.4 ⭐ • Comedy • Drama • Released: Sep 30, 2022
16. Little Fires Everywhere
The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
8.148 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Apr 22, 2020
15. Light as a Feather
Five teen girls deal with the supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.” When the girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, the survivors must figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
8.3 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Oct 4, 2019
14. The Great
A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
8.195 ⭐ • Drama • Comedy • Released: Nov 19, 2021
13. Nine Perfect Strangers
At a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine "perfect" strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
7.424 ⭐ • Drama • Mystery • Released: Sep 22, 2021
12. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé.
7.3 ⭐ • Reality • Released: Jun 20, 2021
11. How I Met Your Father
In the near future, Sophie tells her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.
7.2 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Mar 15, 2022
10. Y: The Last Man
Traverse a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. Follow the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.
7.295 ⭐ • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Drama • Released: Nov 1, 2021
9. The Dropout
The story of Elizabeth Holmes, the enigmatic Stanford dropout who founded medical testing start-up Theranos. Lauded as a Steve Jobs for the next tech generation and once worth billions of dollars, the myth crumbled when it was revealed that none of the tech actually worked, putting thousands of people's health in grave danger.
7.4 ⭐ • Drama • Released: Apr 7, 2022
8. Life & Beth
After an unexpected incident, Beth starts having flashbacks to her teen self and learns how she became who she is and who she wants to become.
7.0 ⭐ • Comedy • Drama • Released: Mar 18, 2022
7. Under the Banner of Heaven
A devout detective's faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be connected to an esteemed Utah family's spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.
8.2 ⭐ • Crime • Drama • Mystery • Released: Jun 2, 2022
6. The Orville
Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.
7.52 ⭐ • Drama • Comedy • Sci-Fi & Fantasy • Released: Aug 4, 2022
5. The Kardashians
The family you know and love is here with a brand new series, giving an all-access pass into their lives. Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie bring the cameras back to reveal the truth behind the headlines. From the intense pressures of running billion-dollar businesses to the hilarious joys of playtime and school drop-offs, this series brings viewers into the fold with a rivetingly honest story of love & life in the spotlight.
8.868 ⭐ • Reality • Released: Sep 22, 2022
4. Only Murders in the Building
Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
8.568 ⭐ • Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Released: Aug 16, 2022
3. Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers
This docuseries captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it.
7.3 ⭐ • Documentary • Released: Aug 15, 2022
2. Veronica Mars
In the fictional town of Neptune, California, student Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father.
7.8 ⭐ • Mystery • Drama • Comedy • Released: Jul 19, 2019
1. This Fool
Julio Lopez has a heart of gold and goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Julio attempts to better his community, overcome his codependency issues with his family, and navigate working-class life in South Central.
6.4 ⭐ • Comedy • Released: Aug 12, 2022
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