Everyone knows the feeling of finishing a good TV binge... and wondering what to start watching next. The good news is there are a lot of options when it comes to streaming. The only problem, however, is that there are a lot of options when it comes to TV. You don't want to get stuck starting and dropping shows you don't really like, especially when you know there are some great ones out there.
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Luckily, Hulu and Screen Rant have your back. Hulu's got some of the most interesting streaming content online right now, and Screen Rant has the time to go through it all. We did just that for you, and that's how we came up with The 10 Most Underrated Shows on Hulu. So if you need recommendations, read on.
10. The Hotwives - Vegas & Orlando
Yes, this entry is only one show, but you might not think that by watching. The Hotwives tells a different story in either of their two seasons, with the first season focusing on a group of wealthy, selfish Orlando housewives and the second based in Vegas. In both series, some of the best names in comedy put on a hilarious parody of "society" reality TV. They tear down shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Vanderpump Rules with biting, absurd comedy that will have you binging the series from start to finish. Prepare for some disappointment, though. Like a lot of other shows on this list, this lovable comedy was canceled way too soon.
If you know anything about serial killers, you'll recognize this title immediately. Then, you'll hear familiar stories of murdered women, notes to the police, and an uncatchable killer out for blood. Of course, you'll know that we're talking about the Jack the Ripper murders. The purpose of Whitechapel (named after the area where the Ripper murders took place) is to bring the Jack the Ripper murders into a modern context. But that's not all it does. Whitechapel presents a uniquely tense police procedural with engaging characters and engrossing mysteries. The show excellently works the events of the Ripper murders into the story but is not beholden to them. When the show needs to go beyond the scope of an unsolved 1889 murder case, it can. Watch if you're a fan of Luther, Life on Mars, or really anything BBC Crime.
8. Frisky Dingo
Before there was Deadpool, folks looking for a raunchy, violent, laugh-out-loud superhero parody came to Frisky Dingo. Made by the same folks behind Archer, this ridiculous comic book comedy focused on the supervillain Killface and his nemesis Awesome X. Killface is the only villain Awesome X hasn't murdered, which is actually kind of bad for both of them. In the same way that Archer brought sarcasm and situational comedy to the spy genre, Frisky Dingo delivers a quippy and wry take on superhero media, way ahead of the current comic book movie craze. Watch it whether you're a superhero fan or just to figure out what the hell the title means (you don't find out for a while).
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Can't get enough Game of Thrones? Already finished Netflix's Marco Polo? Well, have we got the swords-and-scandal historical drama for you. Despite its historical inaccuracy, Vikings is an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride of a show. Focused on a young Viking on his way to uniting and becoming king of disparate clans, Vikings draws you in with its non-stop action, Shakespearean family drama, and Machiavellian conniving from just about every corner of the show. As we mentioned, the show does lack historical accuracy, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a watch. Maybe just don't invite your history major friends.
6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
If you like twist endings, film noir, or crime thrillers, this show is for you. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a spooky, grim anthology of crime stories. As you can probably tell by the title, the show excels in its suspense. Its creative and original storylines are backed up by consistently great acting, dramatic camera work, and mysteries that will leave you reeling. This show is perfect for your true crime friends, a good Halloween watch, or just a truly rewarding binge session. Also, it's great motivation to get that lock fixed.
5. A Crime to Remember
True crime docuseries have never been more popular than they are today. From shows like Making a Murderer to podcasts like Serial, real stories of murder and mayhem have maintained a top spot on entertainment charts for the past few years. Well, Hulu is obviously aware of this trend, which is probably why they picked up the Discovery ID show A Crime to Remember. The show focuses on crimes from America's past, from the Co-Ed Killer of the late 60s to the murder of Kitty Genovese. Each episode is a combination of expert interviews and staged reenactments, which combine to tell stories in a tangible, informative way. It's a great pick if you like nostalgia, mystery, or just can't get enough serial murder in your TV diet. Though if that last one's the case, you might want to get that checked out before watching.
4. Nathan for You
There is power in awkwardness. Scripted shows like The Office and Parks & Recreation often leave their characters in terribly cringe-worthy situations, cutting away after a moment's pause to hilarious effect. In Nathan For You, the awkwardness is 100% real and just as hysterical. Nathan for You follows the socially oblivious character Nathan Fielder, played by comedian Nathan Fielder. The character interacts with real people as he tries to get failing businesses off the ground, usually with an absurd and borderline illegal business plan. Even if you've never seen a business-centric reality show, this show will have you laughing until you're in pain. Plus, you might just learn a thing or two about owning a business. Or poop-flavored yogurt. Either way.
3. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
You know Krysten Ritter as the badass, wildcard private eye Jessica Jones. But before she put on the scarf and boots, Ritter played badass, wildcard socialite Chloe in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. The show focuses on Chloe, her new roommate, June, and her best friend, actor James Van Der Beek. Let me clarify. James Van Der Beek is in this show as actor James Van Der Beek. If you're not already sold on this weird, offbeat comedy just from that, then maybe you should stop reading this list. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 takes up three fun, binge-able seasons that'll leave you wanting more. It's smart, different, and absolutely worth a place on your Hulu list. Oh, and Eric Andre's in it. As a pretty normal character, actually.
2. Night Gallery
Everyone knows Rod Serling from his brilliant series, The Twilight Zone. The show set the bar for pretty much every anthology series to follow, and some of its episodes still tell the most inventive stories in the history of science fiction. However, Serling's genius didn't stop there. Enter Night Gallery, the eerie follow up and sister show to Serling's first masterpiece. Where The Twilight Zone focused mostly on science fiction, Night Gallery leans on the side of the supernatural. It's also in color, but Night Gallery will absolutely please Twilight Zone fans. Its haunting, twisty stories are all narrated by Serling himself and will leave you feeling disquieted and uneasy, just like the other show. You might want to keep from binging this one, though. "Stare into the void too long" and all that.
1. Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
There just aren't other shows like Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law. This absurdist comedy and legal procedural brings together all of your favorite Hanna Barbera characters into one universe. Once there, they get into legal trouble of all sorts, from Secret Squirrel being accused of flashing to Shaggy and Scooby getting arrested for drug possession. Not only are the plots ludicrous, the jokes hilarious, and the characters endearing; this show features some incredible voice talent. Gary Cole of Veep and Talladega Nights fame leads the cast as Harvey Birdman, with Stephen Colbert providing multiple voices across the cast of characters. If you like adult-leaning animation like Rick and Morty, this show is worth your time. You won't regret watching it.
What other Hulu shows deserve more recognition? Are you a fan of any on this list and if so, which ones? Let us know in the comments section below!