PSA: HULU has some FABULOUS Originals.
Watch them. Live them. Love them.
While Netflix is known for being the streaming platform that has launched possibly the most beloved, crazy successful and genuinely amazing originals (Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, House of Cards, The Crown, etc.), we can’t sleep on the original series coming from the fellow major streaming platforms, like Hulu.
The Mindy Project could be considered Hulu’s first big original success. The Handmaid’s Tale, now airing its second season, proved that Hulu was able to create and carry the weight of authentic dramas. Handmaid’s victories at the Golden Globes and the Emmys put Hulu on the map in regards to generating award-worthy content.
I’ve been Hulu and Hangin’ A LOT lately and, despite the commercials, I have thoroughly been enjoying my experience. The ads have actually benefitted my healthy amount of bathroom breaks and opportunities to check my phone.
Hulu – hit me up if you want to trademark the “Hulu & Hang” catchphrase. You heard it here first.
A Few Favorites:
CASUAL (2015 -)
Family dramas are cool, but what about family comedies? A bachelor moves in with his newly divorced sister and his teenage niece. While co-dwelling, they are each attempting the casual dating scene. Between moments of humor, you will find slivers of real life guidance and flashes of clarity that result from awkward human interactions and personal epiphanies. We’ve all been there, or will be eventually.
THE PATH (2016-2018)
A Cult Drama – literally, it’s about a cult – that is nothing short of intriguing. You won’t believe how these people (including Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan) live and breathe their spiritual movement. When an integral member begins doubting “the light,” a family’s faith is tested, secrets surface, and a new leader ascents. The show, superbly measured out and wrapped up, concluded its final season this year.
Something to look forward to:
CASTLE ROCK (Premieres July 25TH)
J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. That is all. The teaser trailers for the anthology drama are incredibly eerie (duh – Sissy Spacek stars) and already captivating active TV enthusiasts. The featured town in Maine (and in many of King’s novels) is insanely mysterious. The characters feel their community is paying for someone’s original sin. “People say, ‘It wasn’t me. It was this place.’ And the thing is, they’re right.”