Hidden Gems of Hulu and Hulu+

Just watched the third episode and it is much better than season 1 so far. The characters are more interesting and book tie ins are better. Some diverse characters you don't see much of.

One thing to note is the episodes are not self contained. Looks like this is going to be one long story. Might be better to wait and binge this.

I’m not remotely a Stephen King fan but I love Castle Rock. I remember seeing the Rob Lowe version of Salem’s Lot and now I wanna read the book if only to make sense of some of the obvious references in S02 I don’t quite get.

So another way to say that is that this show delivers even if you haven’t read King.

I’ve a fair amount of Stephen King, but it does feel like these seasons have been solid stories on their own.

They are basically ripping off Stranger Things, telling an original story littered with nostalgia. This seems fair, since Stranger Things is pretty explicit showing King’s influence in what they are doing.

But Castle Rock has a much darker tone. This second season feels more rooted in the real, with the human mind creating the evil instead of supernatural forces.

I wouldn't say season 2 is more rooted in the real without supernatural forces. There are dead people coming back to life. Can't get more supernatural than that unless you call Sam and Dean.

I somehow have a knack for finding decent Canadian shows that no one else knows about in the US. I just found a show called Mary Kills People which stars Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls, Hannibal). It's sort of like if Breaking Bad had been about illegal assisted suicide and just slightly more soapy. There's two short, 6 episode, seasons of the show available on Hulu. A third one was made and aired in Canada, but not in the US, so apparently Hulu doesn't currently have the rights to show the last season. Crap. That was disappointing to find out after I just finished the 2nd season finale.

Another good Canadian show that I just rewatched all 4 seasons on Hulu is Being Erica which is about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown who is approached by a psychiatrist who offers a unique therapy- time travel to go back in time to change her regrets. Despite the time travel aspect, the show has more in common with something like Gilmore Girls than Doctor Who. But it is interesting how the time travel is handled though, when Erica goes back in time to change a disastrous hook-up or help a friend she originally blew off, it doesn't usually have huge butterfly-effect type changes to the present - but instead changes how Erica is a person. This growth and change continues through all four seasons of the show.

Now that I've recommended two decent female-led shows, I feel like I should warn people away from Dollface, starring Kat Dennings. For some reason I want to see Kat Dennings in a show I can enjoy- this show isn't that. I didn't connect with any character and the first episode resorted to all sorts of tired stereotypes about women. There's even an Old Cat Lady, who is a woman with a literal cat head, who warns the main character of things she must do or else she'll wind up like her. The worst moment was an offhand joke about "guy's girls" who don't need girlfriends because they can hang with guys because they wear sports jerseys and insist they really like video games. That's the moment I knew this show wasn't redeemable for me.

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Point of contention; Letterkenny airs on Hulu through a partnership with Crave.

But I enjoy the joke

Has anyone seen any deals for ad-free Hulu? I have a $2 a month offer but it is for the ad version.

Old Man Pi wrote:

Point of contention; Letterkenny airs on Hulu through a partnership with Crave.

But I enjoy the joke :)

I think Letterkenny is now strictly a Hulu thing.

Grenn wrote:
Old Man Pi wrote:

Point of contention; Letterkenny airs on Hulu through a partnership with Crave.

But I enjoy the joke :)

I think Letterkenny is now strictly a Hulu thing.

It's at least being billed as a Hulu title, but that can be a grey area with streaming services and international markets. The Expanse used to be advertised as a Netflix Original outside the US because Netflix was the only service officially licensed to stream it outside the US.

This has probably already been mentioned but I decided I needed something to lift me up. I adored The Spy Who Dumped Me. It’s so funny without trying to choke you out with How Funny We Are OMG! And Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis have some great goofy chemistry.

muraii wrote:

This has probably already been mentioned but I decided I needed something to lift me up. I adored The Spy Who Dumped Me. It’s so funny without trying to choke you out with How Funny We Are OMG! And Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis have some great goofy chemistry.

Agreed, far better than I was expecting.

Word is Letterkenny Season 8 drops on the 27th, super chiefs.

Pitter patter.

Just move to Canada eh. We get a Christmas morning treat from them!

Season 2 of Killing Eve has arrived to Hulu.

Not sure if it's been mentioned before but Travel Man is on Hulu.

It’s a travel show starring Richard Ayoade of the IT Crowd. Him and a guest goes somewhere for 48 hours and it's weird, irreverent, and hilarious. Highly recommended!

I just got Hulu for the first time in like 5 years. First on my list were all of Rick & Morty, Brooklyn 99, and Handmaid's Tale. Any other essentials that generally aren't on other services while I work my way back through this thread?

Im sad they dont seem to have all of The Good Place. Im at least 1 season behind.

Difficult People
Letterkenney
Castle Rock
Ramy
Future Man
Catch-22

Is King of the Hill still on there?

Hulu has all seasons of Community. I’ve been rewatching that lately and remembering why I loved it so much.

PaladinTom wrote:

Not sure if it's been mentioned before but Travel Man is on Hulu.

Hah, yeah I found this by accident and it's one of my new favorite things. Ayoade is wonderful.

Veronica Mars and What We Do In The Shadows

polypusher wrote:

Im sad they dont seem to have all of The Good Place. Im at least 1 season behind.

Yeah that's a general network thing that they all do. Only show the most recent 5 episodes. It's dumb as can be.

They do have all of This is Us and a few other network shows, in a switch up of that stupid policy.

EDIT: Yes, Veronica Mars. Discovered the show and watched the entire thing last year.

beanman101283 wrote:

... What We Do In The Shadows

This was half the reason I signed up for Hulu, the other half being Brooklyn 99

Season 2 of Lodge 49 is up!

For some reason I've been picking very weird things to watch lately. Tonight it was The Amazing Johnathan Documentary. It goes unexpected places. I don't want to say too much more. If you remember him from his various comedy show appearances in the 90s, it's worth a watch.

Hulu added a ton of old FX shows, including Justified which just left Amazon Prime's free library. Any other gems from FX?

Mixolyde wrote:

Hulu added a ton of old FX shows, including Justified which just left Amazon Prime's free library. Any other gems from FX?

Sons of Anarchy, Rescue Me, Damages, Terriers (I've not watched, but a lot of people were mad when it was cancelled), The League, Fargo, Legion, The Shield.

And I'm currently watching the very screwed up show "You're the Worst".

Fargo for sure! Also, the first season of Legion was excellent, but I haven't seen the other two.