Hulu

Like competitors Netflix, Amazon, and HBO, Hulu has invested heavily in original content. In an increasingly competitive streaming landscape, original content is the way to separate yourself from your peers, and Hulu has done a pretty good job keeping pace with the tough competition. Hulu doesn’t have quite as many original series as Netflix, but it does have some very good ones that are worth checking out. Here’s our list of the best Hulu original series, including some top-notch comedies, dramas, and action series.

11.22.63

11.22.63

Based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King, 11.22.63 is a mind-bending thriller about time travel and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. James Franco stars as a high school teacher who is tasked with traveling back in time, finding out who really killed Kennedy, and stopping the assassination from ever happening.

Casual

CasualCasual

is a dramedy about a newly divorced single mother who moves in with her brother. It’s a fresh and modern show that may be Hulu’s very best offering. Expect topics like threesomes, one-night stands, and sex tapes. The series is two seasons in, with a third season confirmed for 2017.

Difficult People

Difficult PeopleDifficult People

is a hilarious sitcom about two bitter and “difficult” comedians. Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner star as the jaded comedians in this Amy Poehler-produced Hulu original. If you're into dark humor and jaded but loveable characters, this is one to check out.

The Hotwives of Orlando

The Hotwives of OrlandoThe Hotwives of Orlando

is a hilarious send-up of the popular The Real Housewives series. The Hotwives takes The Real Housewives formula to hilarious extremes, and it sets all the action in Central Florida, which the show portrays as more than a bit less glamorous than the coastal cities that host various The Real Housewives spin-offs.

The Mindy Project

The Mindy ProjectThe Mindy Project

made it for three seasons on FOX before being cancelled. Thankfully, the brilliant show was picked up again by Hulu. Though The Mindy Project hasn’t always been a Hulu original, Mindy Kaling’s romantic sitcom has stayed consistently witty and heartwarming in its new home.

The Wrong Mans

The Wrong MansThe Wrong Mans

is a BBC production in the U.K., but here in the U.S. it's a Hulu original. The series is an action-comedy-drama about a City Council worker who inadvertently becomes entangled with a complex criminal plot. The story moves as fast as any action film, but the laughs keep pace, too.