Awhile back, I gave a list of the 11 best shows streaming on Netflix streaming. Why? Netflix Streaming is a popular service! That’s why! Many people subscribe to netflix, and have their streaming service included in their subscription. Netflix streaming can also be viewed on your TV through a netflix enabled device, or any current generation console.
However, with that being said, I find it only fair to mention that HULU has a similar service called Hulu Plus that does many of the same things. Sure, Netflix Streaming has a wider variety of movies, but HULU Plus has a better variety of television shows. In fact, they have currently airing shows, that are viewable as early as the day after they air on TV.
So, to show that I am not a Netflix fanboy, I will now provide you with a list of the best 11 shows to watch on Hulu Plus.
1) 21 Jump Street – This show was huge when I was in school! Probably because it was a police drama, that high school kids could understand. It centered around a group of cops, wh would go undercover at various high schools and bust the bad guys! It’s probably most known for being the catapult that gave Johnny Depp his shot at stardom. However, Peter DeLuis in my opinion was the true star of the show, and he went on to write some of the best episodes of Stargate SG-1.
2) Night Stalker – A remake of the classic television show Kolchak. The show is about reporter Carl Kolchak as he hunts down all manner of monster. The show only lasted one short season, but what a season it was!
3) The Finder – The show got cancelled from the FOX television line-up, but the whole season can still be watched on HULU plus, at least for now. Not sure what the show is? Well, it’s a spin-off of BONES, but is nothing like BONES. To be honest, the show didn’t seem very FOXlike to begin with, and struck me as more suited for USA networks Characters Welcome line-up.
4) Wiseguy – It’s a show from the 80’s so you know it’s going to be jam-packed with explosions! It follows Vinnie Terranova(The worst Italian name EVER) as he goes undercover in various criminal organization. everything from the MOB to the fashion industry(Dont ask).
5) Dancing with the Stars – Usually I prefer my reality shows with a little less Tango, and a little more bug eating. However, DWTS can be mildly interesting. Mainly because I like to watch b grade celebrities fall on their face in front of a live audience. Granted, that doesn’t happen very often, but when it does? Greatness!
6) Underbelly – Two words that best describe this show are as follows. Australian. Mobsters. It’s a crime drama from down under, that is based on actual events from Melbourne gangland war which lasted from 1995 to 2004. Great show, that’s really worth viewing. unfortunately, as of the time of this writing, only season 2 is available on Hulu Plus.
7) Jack of All Trades – An action comedy starring Bruce Campbell, he plays Jack Stiles, American Secret Agent in the 19th century. One thing I should mention is, is that each episode of this action series is only a half our long. Not very common for an action show.
8) Mongrels – It’s kind of like the Muppets, if the muppets were all mangy looking animals, and had come down with some weird form of tourrettes.
9) Awake – Imagine living 2 different realities, and not knowing which is real, and which is a dream. That’s what police detective Michael Britten has to deal with after a car accident.
10) The Surreal Life – It’s kind of like Big Brother, but with B grade celebrities. That’s pretty much all you need to know really.
11) The Incredible Hulk – Based on the comic book from Marvel, this show centers around Bruce Banner, who was bombarded with gamma radiation, and is now hunted by the government. When his stress levels get up there, he turns green! Don’t make him angry, you won’t like him when he’s angry!
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- Hulu’s Summer Shows Might Actually Be Worth Watching [Video] (gizmodo.com)
- Kevin Smith’s ‘Spoilers’ one of ten new shows in Hulu’s summer lineup (theverge.com)