Bingeworthy: Hulu Edition

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Looking for series and movies to keep you occupied? Hulu has a ton of options, from dramas to comedies and everything in between. They’ve also got the latest episodes of some of the biggest shows on TV, giving you the chance to catch up on everything you’ve been meaning to watch. Here are some of our picks for what to binge on Hulu!

Roswell (original series)

The cast of ‘Roswell’. Image courtesy The WB.

Are you a big fan of Roswell, New Mexico? Why not binge the show that started it all? Roswell follows Liz Parker, a high school student who is introduced to an alien world when Max Evans, an undercover extraterrestrial, saves her life. Unlike the rebooted series, this Roswell focuses on the characters in high school, with all the teen drama of relationships combined with the sci-fi themes inherent in a story about aliens. The series was created by future Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims and features stars like Shiri Appleby, Katherine Heigl, Jason Behr, Brendan Fehr, Majandra Delfino, Nick Wechsler, Colin Hanks, and Emilie de Ravin at the start of their careers. With alien mysteries, early 2000’s pop culture, and teen angst, it’s the perfect binge watch.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The cast of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’. Image courtesy NBC.

I think everyone could use some laughs right now, and this brilliant series certainly delivers plenty. Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows Jake Peralta, a detective with the NYPD, and the rest of the hilarious detectives of the 99th precinct as they solve crimes and deal with workplace issues like the rest of us. This Fox-to-NBC show is so beloved that fans saved it from cancellation over at Fox, and after watching just a few episodes you will love this crazy group of crime solvers. The first six seasons are on Hulu, with the current episodes of the seventh season available as well. The show was renewed for another season, so this is the perfect time to catch up!

Booksmart

Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in ‘Booksmart’. Image courtesy Annapurna.

Olivia Wilde’s comedy about teens experiencing their final night of high school is now available on Hulu! Booksmart follows two girls who have always been more focused on academics than the social scene. But when they realize all that work has left them with little to show for it, the two best friends decide to make up for four years of missed parties in one night — the night before graduation. It features hilarious performances from Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, and Billie Lourd (who steals every scene she appears in) along with the rest of the talented cast. Booksmart is a hilarious and heartfelt film that’s perfect for a night in.

A Quiet Place

Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, and John Krasinski in ‘A Quiet Place’. Image courtesy Paramount.

With the recent news that the sequel to this massive hit is postponed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, it seems like a good time to rewatch the film that started it all. A Quiet Place follows one family as they struggle to survive in a world taken over by monsters who prey on anything that makes noise. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt deliver powerful performances, and Millicent Simmonds is the breakout star of the film with her portrayal of the family’s deaf older daughter. This film will have you jumping at every loud noise in the night (and if we’re honest, during the bright light of day, too).

Killing Eve

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh in ‘Killing Eve’. Image courtesy BBC America.

This BBC series about a detective and the assassin she’s chasing is unlike anything else on television. It effortlessly blends comedy and drama while providing a platform for female creatives like Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emerald Fennell. Stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are pitch-perfect as Eve and Villanelle, whose codependent relationship is twisted and unique. With two full seasons to binge ahead of season three, it’s a a great chance to join the series’ legion of fans.

Prodigal Son

The cast of ‘Prodigal Son’. Image courtesy Fox.

We here at Nerds are huge fans of this crime procedural, which follows the son of a notorious serial killer as he works as a criminal profiler for the NYPD. This breakout hit is wrapping up its first season in the next few months, but the show’s episodes land on Hulu after they air on Fox. Catch up before the season finale and binge the first half of the season on Hulu. Need more reasons to check out the show? Check out our article on the subject.

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

Maeve Press, Josh Thomas, and Kayla Cromer in ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.’ Image courtesy Freeform.

This delightful Freeform comedy about a brother forced to care for his two younger half-siblings in the wake of their father’s death just wrapped up its first season, and it’s definitely worth a binge watch. The ensemble led by Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press, and Adam Faison is hilarious, with a strong cast of supporting characters who have come into their own as the season has progressed. There’s no word yet on a second season for the show, so why not prove to Freeform why it deserves a season two by watching the whole series now?

High Fidelity

Zoë Kravitz in ‘High Fidelity’. Image courtesy Hulu.

High Fidelity recently made its way to Hulu as an original series. However, the concept itself is not new. The show is a reboot based off of the 2000s movie of the same name. The reason the reboot is so special is because of the gender swap of the original main characters. In Hulu’s version, Rob (Zoë Kravitz) is a biracial and bisexual woman with strong opinions on making the perfect playlist. Like the original, Rob is a record store owner that struggles romantically. There’s only one season with 10 episodes, each a half hour long, so this is perfect for a rainy day.

Honorable Mentions

Love Island UK (for those who crave hilariously bad reality TV)

Looking For Alaska (for those who love superb book-to-series adaptations)

Castle Rock (for those looking for something creepy and full of nostalgia)

Marvel’s Runaways (for those who want their superhero craving satisfied)

What We Do in the Shadows series (for those looking for Taika Waititi-style comedy)

Shadowhunters (for those looking for a socially conscious supernatural drama)

Jules

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I am a nursing student and dedicated fangirl from Boston! When I'm not at work, I'm rewatching old favorites like Supernatural and Lost or discovering my new obsessions (too many to count!). I'm a huge Disney fan and my happy place is the Happiest Place on Earth! When not fangirling, I can be found reading, writing and listening to a true crime podcast. You can find me on Twitter @juleswritesblog for more nerdy nonsense and occasionally rants.

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