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Five Shows to Watch in Hulu Because They’re Pretty Cool Too

I’ve noticed Netflix to be the common go-to streaming service and honestly, I’m not surprised. It has no commercials and it allows us to binge watch several seasons within a week (a day if you’re an overachiever). Sounds pretty nice but I gotta admit, Hulu isn’t so bad either. Now, hear me out! I know a lot of people usually mute out the second they hear commercials BUT some shows might just be worth the time.

So if you’ve come to the point that Netflix isn’t enough (it happens) or you literally actually just enjoy Hulu, here’s some recommendations that I seriously think you’ll end up loving as much as I do!

Masked Singer

This might sort of sound like a wonky show at first but I swear, it’s actually pretty great. So picture this—several celebrities come together to sing in front of a panel of judges in the fight to become the favorite at the end of a season. Now here’s the thing, no one has no idea who any of them are, including the competitors themselves. Using the most random and playful costumes designed personally for them, the celebrities sing behind a mask, leaving everyone guessing for who they really are. The secret behind them is SO important, the stage audience has to sign a contract promising to not tell a soul. By the end of the show, only one is left to win the trophy, the rest having been voted the least amount of times throughout the show, revealed one by one. As a watcher halfway through the show, I can guarantee it leaves you dying to know who the heck is behind a mask. Honestly, I suck at it but hey, it might just be the calling you’ve been waiting for!

 Little Fires Everywhere

This show feels a little more complicated to really explain so I guess I’ll keep it as simple as I can (I’ll probably just confuse everyone honestly). Alright, so it begins with a Black mother-daughter pair moving into a white neighborhood that is definitely not what it seems. Well it kinda is, it being the usual rich white neighborhood that loves to pretend they don’t look down on people of color. That’s the huge point that’s constantly within the plot but everything intensifies even more as one specific white mother and landlord permits the mother-daughter pair to move into the neighborhood and tangles their lives into a mess waiting to explode. Although the show is based on the 90’s, the racism depicted within each episode is still sadly relevant today. So even if the plot (or many different plots) isn’t enough to interest you, I can assure you the issues within might teach a lesson or two

Killing Eve

I’ve talked of this show in the past and to this day, I still think it’s pretty damn awesome. For those who specifically enjoy cat-and-mouse games and a good fun psychopath, this show will definitely work out. To be more specific, it’s about Eve, an MI5 security officer who’s very much bored. However, fortunately (kinda) the desk-bound officer finds her perfect opponent in Villanelle, a female assassin who seems to take a liking to Eve. They both find themselves in a cat and mouse game as Eve is assigned to catch the assassin, both going through the craziest situations, leaving the audience questioning who really is the cat in this game? Now a total of three seasons,the show has recently aired in the middle of the pandemic, still continuing to be freaking amazing. Seriously, this show will leave you both laughing your butt off and dying from suspense.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Alright so what can I tell you about this show. It’s such a hot mess, I love it. With it being a sitcom, it’s no shocker it’s hilarious but alongside that, there’s the attachment that grows for the characters. Audience follows the lives of the Brooklyn 99th precinct, witnessing the wacky and dangerous adventures of Jake Peralta and his detective friends including a sassy civilian office manager and a new commanding officer that hides much more than we think in his stern gaze. This is one of the few shows I’ve watched together with my brother because we have such ridiculously different likes sometimes but the fact that we were both able to enjoy this sitcom says something. So if you’re looking for a good laugh, this might be the perfect show!

Fear Factor

This might be sort of a random recommendation but this is actually a pretty cool show. At this point, it’s pretty old even with it’s last revival season in 2017 but extreme stunts always feel timeless. Hosted by Joe Rogan, the show has three women and men compete in three crazy stunts for the chance of winning $50,000. Sometimes throughout the show, there’s more stunts and more people including the revival season which had four pairs compete instead of individuals. There’s even a couple episodes where they have only celebrities compete. But whether you like the people or not (sometimes though there’s some really mean peeps that you can’t help but hate) if you like watching competitors push their limits mentally and physically, well this show’s perfect! Also, the drama in this is unbelievable so seriously, give it a try.

Diana Arellano Barajas is a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Arizona State University. She LOVES creating: graphics, animation, video editing, it's all fair game! Originally from a small town in Mexico, Diana currently resides in Phoenix. In her free time, if she isn't found attached to a book, she's writing about everything and anything including experimenting with visual content. Excited to write for HerCampus, Diana's ready to make readers smile, laugh, and possibly cry (in a good way). Feel free to contact her here: [email protected]
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