In the streaming age, every day is a battleground. And with thousands of options across multiple platforms, it’s hard to know where to begin, especially now that these services are producing original content.
For a while, it seemed like Hulu was the ugly duckling of original streaming series, with most of its content buried by flashier non-original network gets, like their library of NBC programming. But 2017 changed everything for Hulu, thanks in large part to the massive critical success of The Handmaid’s Tale. Other recent hits, like Harlots and The Runaways, have solidified the service as a platform for truly great and above-the-bar television. With that in mind, we decided to go back and rank all of Hulu’s original content, from worst to best.
A few caveats for this list: We’re leaving off animated programming, miniseries (like 11/22/63), and anything that started elsewhere but made the jump to the service (sorry, The Mindy Project). We are including foreign series so long as they aired on Hulu first or (more or less) concurrently with their debuts in their own markets.