3 Must-See Hulu Originals

Figuring out what to watch on Hulu can be almost as frustrating as watching Hulu with limited commercials. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution to both.

Hulu plans start at just $7.99 per month, but in order to watch without interruption, it’s worth paying the extra $4 to stream to your heart’s content. That brings your total Hulu cost to $11.99 per month (or $43.99 per month if you’re interested in Hulu with Live TV).

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Now that that’s settled, it’s time to find something to watch. One of the areas where Hulu is starting to compete vs Netflix is with its Hulu originals. Here are our top recommendations from the Daily Dot.

3 must-see Hulu originals

1) The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 is the new fiction, written without Margaret Atwood’s book as its foundation. It takes viewers out of Gilead, instead revolving around Offred taking back her real name, June, and attempting to escape with the help of Nick. While the first two episodes are a little too enthusiastic in their depiction of women being tortured or punished, the gratuity eases up after that, and the season comes into focus more when it starts exploring the journeys of other female characters. Ultimately, season 2 retains some of the previous season’s tone, while narrowly avoiding becoming a parody of itself. —Audra Schroeder

2) Harlots

Samantha Morton stars in Harlots as Margaret Wells, a former prostitute-turned-madam of her own brothel in 18th century London. As she struggles to better her station in life, she meets resistance from societal pressures, religious zealots, and her biggest rival—who happens to be her own former madam. With Morton playing against type, Harlots is, as Nico Lang wrote in our review, “a breath of fresh air and a bawdy delight.” —David Wharton

3) Future Man

This science fiction-tinged comedy from Hulu arrives courtesy of executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The premise—a janitor named Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson) is recruited by two resistance fighters from the future named Tiger and Wolf (Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson) after beating a video game—is essentially lifted from The Last Starfighter. Future Man acknowledges this, and it offers copious nods to Back to the Future and Quantum Leap. But damn if it isn’t funny. —Chris Osterndorf

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