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Best Hulu Original Series and Exclusives in 2020

Hulu has claimed a place as one of the strongest players in streaming. A major part of their appeal are Hulu originals and exclusive series. These original and exclusive series cover a wide variety of styles, including comedies, dramas, thrillers, classics, and visions of the future. Here is a selection of the best Hulu has to offer, separated into Original Series and Exclusive Series collections.

Best Hulu Original series

Hulu began producing original scripted series around the same time as other major streaming services. While it took them a little while to get their first hit, Hulu has a big selection of excellent original shows that represent some of the best content available in Hulu's catalog.

  • Flagship Favorite: The Handmaid's Tale
  • Stephen King Multiverse: Castle Rock
  • Sci-Fi + Silly: Future Man
  • Red Light Drama: Harlots
  • Horror Holidays: Into the Dark
  • You won't believe your eyes: The Act
  • Teen drama with superpowers: Marvel's Runaways
  • Body positivity!: Shrill
  • Who will be first to Mars?: The First
  • Assassin Obsession: Killing Eve
  • Current Comedy: Black-ish
  • Glad I got my girls: Living Single

Best Hulu exclusive series

Hulu continues to be a strong provider of network shows, which were the core of the service when it began. Many of these network series are exclusive to Hulu, and not available on any other streaming services. Some are classic hit series, with the entire catalog available to enjoy, while others are airing on networks now with the previous episodes streaming only on Hulu.

Finding originals and exclusives to fit your tastes

Hulu Original Harlots Splash on Fire TV

Taste in television shows tend to be very personal, so the series that are favorites of everyone else may not be for you. Streaming services like Hulu make it easy to sample the first episode and get a feel for a show without feeling committed.

If you're wondering what to watch next, The Handmaid's Tale is the obvious choice. It's a dark look at humanity, but it's won multiple Emmys and includes some truly amazing performance. If you're looking for something lighter, I've been really enjoying Future Man , which I found to be unique and refreshing. The laughs build along with the story, and the call-back jokes grow deeper the longer you watch the show.

Killing Eve may be my favorite show airing now, and it's great to have the option to go back through the first season so easily on Hulu. It's gripping, and the acting is phenomenal. In fact, the chemistry between the two lead characters, played by Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, elevates this to a level that you just can't turn away from.

Meanwhile, Living Single feels comfortable, like my childhood home. It's a great option to pop on anytime I need a few laughs, or want something I can watch casually while I take care of other things. If you've never seen it before, I highly recommend you give it a shot.

Roy Delgado is a freelance writer for CordCutters. His focus is streaming, specializing on sports. He binge-streams 32 games over the first two days of NCAA March Madness annually. He built his own DVR 15 years ago, and still tinkers to make his media setup its best. Find him on Twitter [@RoyD77](