With so many great options, it can be hard to choose what to watch on Hulu. These top 10 popular TV shows are a great place to start!

1. The Handmaid’s Tale (2017)

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)

Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd
Plot Summary:
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is a dystopian series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. Set in a near-future totalitarian society called Gilead, the story follows the journey of Offred, a handmaid who is forced into sexual servitude in order to bear a child for her Commander and his wife.

The series explores the oppressive regime of Gilead, where women are stripped of their rights and forced into strict societal roles based on their perceived fertility. Offred must navigate this dangerous world while searching for her missing daughter and trying to survive. The show offers a bleak look at the consequences of a society that values control over personal freedom and human rights.

2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews
Plot Summary:
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is a police procedural comedy series that follows an ensemble cast of detectives in the 99th precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn. The show centers around the quirky and lovable Detective Jake Peralta, played by Andy Samberg, who often bends the rules in his pursuit of justice.

The show also features a diverse cast of characters, including the stern but fair Captain Raymond Holt, played by Andre Braugher, and the quirky and eager Gina Linetti, played by Chelsea Peretti. Together, the detectives of the 99th precinct solve crimes and navigate their personal lives, all while providing plenty of humor and heart.

3. The Walking Dead (2010)

The Walking Dead (2010)

Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan
Plot Summary:
“The Walking Dead” is a post-apocalyptic drama series that follows a group of survivors as they navigate a world overrun by zombies, also known as “walkers.” The show begins with former sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes waking up from a coma to find the world has changed dramatically. He sets out on a journey to find his family and quickly realizes that survival in this new world requires not only staying one step ahead of the walkers, but also dealing with other survivors who may pose a greater threat.

Throughout the series, Rick and the other characters face various challenges, including the constant threat of walkers, the breakdown of society, and the struggle for power among the surviving communities. The show explores themes of leadership, sacrifice, and the human condition in a world where life as we know it has changed forever.

As the series progresses, the survivors are forced to adapt to new threats and navigate difficult moral and ethical dilemmas as they try to rebuild their lives and create a new sense of community in a world where safety is a rare commodity.

4. This Is Us (2016)

This Is Us (2016)

Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown
Plot Summary:
“This is Us” is a family drama that explores the lives of the Pearson family, both past and present. The show follows the lives of the three Pearson siblings, Kate, Kevin, and Randall, as they navigate their personal and professional lives. Each sibling has a unique and compelling story, and the show interweaves their narratives to create a rich tapestry of family dynamics and personal growth.

Throughout the series, the audience is introduced to the Pearson family’s history through a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, providing a deeper understanding of their individual journeys and the events that have shaped their lives. The show explores themes of love, loss, identity, and the human condition, creating an emotional and powerful viewing experience.

5. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Mariska Hargitay, Peter Scanavino, Ice-T
Plot Summary:
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (SVU) is a procedural drama series that focuses on the detectives of the New York City Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, who investigate and prosecute sexual crimes. The show follows a team of detectives, led by Olivia Benson, as they navigate difficult and often emotional cases involving rape, child abuse, and other forms of sexual violence.

Throughout the series, the detectives of the SVU face various challenges as they work to bring justice to the victims of these crimes and put the perpetrators behind bars. The show explores the impact of these crimes on the victims and their families, and the detectives must often navigate complex legal and ethical issues in their pursuit of justice.

6. Grey’s Anatomy (2005)

Grey's Anatomy (2005)

Ellen Pompeo, James Pickens Jr., Chandra Wilson
Plot Summary:
“Grey’s Anatomy” is a medical drama series that follows a group of surgical residents, attending physicians, and their mentors at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital (later renamed Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital). The show follows the personal and professional lives of these characters as they navigate the challenges of residency, relationships, and the high-stakes world of modern medicine.

Throughout the series, the characters face a variety of medical cases and personal struggles, from life-or-death surgeries to relationship drama. The show also explores the complex relationships between the characters and the ethical dilemmas they face in their personal and professional lives.

7. Family Guy (1999)

Family Guy (1999)

Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
Plot Summary:
“Family Guy” is an animated sitcom that follows the adventures of the Griffin family, a quirky and dysfunctional family living in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. The show centers around the bumbling and irresponsible father, Peter Griffin, and his wife, Lois, a stay-at-home mom.

The show also features a cast of colorful and eccentric characters, including the couple’s children, Chris and Meg, their talking baby Stewie, and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian. Together, the Griffins navigate the ups and downs of family life, with plenty of hijinks, humor, and pop culture references along the way.

8. The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright
Plot Summary:
“The Simpsons” is an animated sitcom that follows the lives of the Simpson family, a working-class family living in the fictional town of Springfield. The show centers around the family’s patriarch, Homer Simpson, a bumbling but well-intentioned dad, and his wife, Marge, a loving and supportive mother.

The show also features a cast of colorful and quirky characters, including their children, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, as well as a host of supporting characters, including friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Together, the Simpsons navigate the ups and downs of everyday life, with plenty of humor and satire along the way.

9. South Park (1997)

South Park (1997)

Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall
Plot Summary:
“South Park” is an animated sitcom that takes place in the titular Colorado town of South Park. The show follows the adventures of four young boys, Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, as they navigate the absurdities of everyday life in a small mountain town.

The show is known for its irreverent humor, satirical take on contemporary issues, and controversial subject matter. Throughout the series, the boys face a wide variety of challenges and controversies, from school and family life to current events and pop culture.

10. Bob’s Burgers (2011)

Bob's Burgers (2011)

H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman
Plot Summary:
“Bob’s Burgers” is an animated sitcom that follows the lives of the Belcher family, who run a struggling hamburger restaurant in a seaside town. The show centers around Bob Belcher, the eccentric and optimistic owner of the restaurant, and his wife, Linda, who helps run the business.

The show also features a cast of colorful and quirky characters, including their children, Tina, Gene, and Louise, as well as a host of eccentric customers and neighbors. Together, the Belchers navigate the ups and downs of running a small business, with plenty of humor and heart along the way.