Hulu: What to binge/skip
Updated: Mar 29
Is it just me, or is everything that used to be on Netflix on Hulu now? What happened?
Shows I liked on Hulu ranked:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This is my favorite show of all time. Check out my episode-by-episode guide. Even though this is the best show ever, not every episode is a winner, so it tells you which to skip.
Roswell (the original): This is my second favorite show of all time after Buffy. A lot of people think this alien romance inspired Twilight. But Roswell is. So. Much. Better. And the new Roswell show is a nice effort, but not as good.
Veronica Mars: This is my fourth favorite show of all time after Gilmore Girls. Think Nancy Drew but cooler.
Firefly: If you haven’t seen this… what’s wrong with you? This is the Joss Whedon show that people are still bitching about Fox cancelling! Even though it spawned a fairly good movie tie-up.
Angel: This is a better show than Dollhouse (since it’s related to Buffy), but I hate spin-offs, so it’s lower for me. All that being said, it’s a good show, since it’s Joss Whedon. (Are you detecting a theme here?) But I don’t even have an episode-by-episode guide for it, because I’ve only watched it all the way through once.
30 Rock: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this. Hint: I love Tina Fey.
The Mindy Project: I also love Mindy Kaling, so this is must-watch, though I didn’t like who she ended up with romantically.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: I just started this a few weeks ago, and I’m already on season 6. It’s hilarious.
Scrubs: I’ve watched this comedy multiple times. But don’t waste your time with the last season or two, when Zach Braff is no longer there. It’s like The Office without Steve Carell. It doesn’t work.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Despite the name, this is about as dark as a comedy can get, but I love it.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: This is a unique and musical storyline, with great singing and emotion.
Key & Peele: “De-nice?” “Could you mean Denise?”
Daria: Who’d think a Beavis and Butt-Head spin-off would be so amazing?
Broad City: I’ve only seen a little of this, but I love it so far.
Community: I have yet to see the last season, since a lot of the cast members left, but there’s a lot of gold in this show, especially the paint ball episodes.
UnReal: This has been pretty solid, though disturbing.
Greek: This is a really solid show.
Dawson’s Creek: There’s some magic in this series, though definitely some skippable episodes as well. Love the ending.
The O.C.: This show isn’t “good,” but I still love it for some reason. The last season sucks though.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: This is one of the strangest, most compelling things I’ve ever seen. But I don’t recommend the book. Even though it’s Douglas Adams, it was a convoluted mess that had very little connection to the show, which is saying something because the show is also a convoluted mess, yet entertaining.
11-22-63: Based on the Stephen King time-travel novel about saving JFK. Can there be anything better? The ending was kinda eh though.
The X-Files: I liked the new series and the way it ended, though I’ve never watched the whole show. I hope to put together an episode-by-episode guide soon.
South Park: You know they turn these around in a week? No wonder they beat everyone to the most topical issues.
Family Guy: I don’t need to explain this one.
Bob’s Burgers: I don’t know why this show is so good. But I laugh through it every time.
Futurama: This show is the king of one-liners, usually from Professor Farnsworth. Example: “Where were you at 10 p.m. last night?” Professor Farnsworth: “Where am I now?”
The Orville: This is like Star Trek meets a live-action Family Guy. Who doesn’t want to watch that?
American Dad: This has a different feel than Family Guy, but has a higher potential to make me cry-laugh.
Rick and Morty: This show is so funny, despite always being too gross and dark.
12 Monkeys: I really enjoyed this. The time-travel isn’t executed correctly, but when is it? (Oh right. The movie nailed it.) But it’s still fun.
Ugly Betty: This one is definitely worth a watch.
Killing Eve: This show is psychologically fascinating. And since it’s about a serial killer, I appreciate that they downplay the gore.
Lie Detector Test: Jennifer Lawrence and Melissa McCarthy were funny on this.
Shows that didn’t pass the multiple-episode test:
The Bold Type: I really liked this, but by season two, it felt like they were repeating themselves a lot.
Don’t Trust the B- in Apt 23: This show is so funny, but the last episode was so bad it makes me angry.
Fear the Walking Dead: I loved this until they killed my favorite character, and it became the “Morgan show.” Pacifism doesn’t work in the zombie apocalypse!
The Gifted: I liked aspects of this show, but for the most part, it’s skippable.
The Last Man on Earth: I loved how this show started, and I was with it for several seasons, but I got bored when the show took a new direction.
Lost: I enjoyed a lot of this, but like everyone, I got lost. The time travel episode (The Constant) is awesome, though.
The Mick: I really liked this (especially Alba), but it got too weird, so I understand the cancellation.
Revenge: This show started so well, but ended so blah.
Shadow Hunters: I wanted to like this show, but couldn’t.
Timeless: Since this is time travel, I really wanted to like this show, but it just wasn’t good.
Younger: I liked it but kept thinking, “There’s no way anyone believes this lady is 26.” But since I have some free time, I may give it another go.