Hulu Original Series Part I

Last Updated:
Disclosure: Your support helps keep our site running! We earn referral fees for some of the products & services we recommend. Learn more

hulu original series

Must See Hulu Originals that are Available Nowhere Else

Although Netflix has been riding high, hogging the spotlight on fresh original content, Hulu has been quietly stocking up on its own repertoire of original shows.

Not familiar with Hulu? Click here for a 2 week Free Trial, or read our overview article: “What is Hulu“.

For the rest of you, let’s take a look at some of the original shows Hulu’s got cooked up:

The Mindy Project

Ok, so the Mindy Protect isn’t quite an original series as much as it is a steal from FOX. When the broadcast network gave the critically acclaimed shows the ax, fans clamored for Netflix or Hulu to step in; and Hulu answered the call.

If you’re unfamiliar, The Mindy Project centers on the titular character Mindy Lahiri as she strives to become a more rounded person and navigates the crazy interpersonal lives of her and her coworkers.  Season 4 just started on Hulu, so now’s a good time to catch up and find out what everyone’s talking about.


Breaking with the traditional romantic-comedy aspect of traditional sitcoms, Casual is all about a woman with a teenage daughter forced to move in with her brother; who just so happens to have made a fortune off of a dating website algorithm.  Ok, this is not the most original premise in the world; but it does well with what it has.

Casual has already scored a 77 on Metacritic and Brian Tallerico of called the show “organic,” “well-crafted,” and “well-acted.” Casual isn’t breaking new ground, but its slight spin on an old formula will breathe new life into your television viewing.

Behind the Mask

Mascots. They’re there at every sporting event and almost every fan loves them. But what happens when the lights dim and the zipper comes down? Behind the Mask takes a look at the lives of sports mascots, through the ups and the downs. Season One was already a huge hit and it even won an Emmy.

I dare you not to watch every episode from start to finish, trust me it’s tough not to. Season 2 is now available for streaming, so why not get caught up and find out if it lives up to the hype.

East Los High

East Los High is a critically acclaimed drama about Latino teenagers growing up in LA and it was one of Hulu’s first originals.

First mentioned back in 2015 in an articled labeled “What is Hulu Latino“, East Los High is unique in that it represents issues facing the Latino community, which is often underrepresented on television.

The show has been praised for its acting and for serving as a down-to-earth educational source for teenagers. Whether you have a teen or just enjoy a good drama, there’s a little something for everyone in East Los High.

Cord Cutters Love Hulu Originals

Hulu has been consistently pushing out popular programming for the last several years, and that’s remarkable. Whether it’s your first time with Hulu or you’re just giving it a second look, Hulu originals are definitely worth checking out if you’re a cord cutter.

Looking for more Original Series?

By Helen Back

Helen loves to help people rid themselves of the high costs of cable and satellite TV, through writing about simple cost effective alternatives to cable TV. Contact her at [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.