Best Shows to Watch on Hulu Plus Right Now
Hulu Plus has a lot to offer this month, so kick off your snow boots and get ready to power through some excellent programming. Fans of the British comedy The Wrong Mans, which premiered last year, will be psyched to learn that it is returning for a second season. There are comedies and dramas aplenty to distract you from all the madness that December brings. So if you're looking for a laugh, a thoughtful moment or an escape from holiday shopping, Hulu's got something perfect for you. Here's what you should be watching on Hulu right now.
The Wrong Mans, Season 2
Hulu recently announced that this hit comedy/action show (co-produced with the BBC) will be coming back this month for a second season. Average Joes Sam (Mathew Baynton) and Phil (James Corden) find their lives turned upside down when they answer a ringing phone at the scene of a car crash and become pulled into a whirlwind world of crime. It's engaging, funny, and well-worth watching. In Season 2, according to Corden, the guys get in even more trouble.
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Selfie, Season 1
ABC canceled this modern retelling of My Fair Lady starring Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) and John Cho (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) halfway through its first season, but that doesn't mean you need to be deprived of episodes. Hulu has picked up the remainder of the season and will be airing a new episode weekly. Watching the second half of the season is a bittersweet experience, if only because the show finally comes into its own. Fans of Cho and Gillan's chemistry will not be disappointed.
The Good Wife, Seasons 1 - 5
If you stopped or never started watching this legal drama starring Julianna Margulies (E.R.), now's your chance to make amends. A lot has changed for Alicia Florrick (Margulies). She's no longer the wronged wife of a prominent politician. Now she's standing on her own two feet and embarking on a career of her own.
The Mindy Project, Season 2
Sometimes The Mindy Project, a romantic sitcom starring writer/actress Mindy Kaling, makes me laugh out loud. Other times, it's predictable and boring. But the recent addition of Rhea Perlman (Cheers) as the mother of Danny (Chris Messina) has taken the show to a whole other level. Watching Mindy and Danny navigate their relationship is fun, but watching them navigate their relationship and Danny’s mom? That’s even better.
Brooklyn 99, Season 2
This ensemble-driven comedy helmed by Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) just gets better, and better. If you're looking for a gritty peek inside the world of real police work, you might want to go elsewhere. But the antics at the Brooklyn 99 continue to be as absurd, engaging and laugh-out-loud-inducing as ever. Andre Braugher steals the show as the deadpan station lieutenant and Chelsea Peretti's hilarious putdowns will induce snickers.
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The Originals, Season 2
I wasn't sure how much of a life this Vampire Diaries spinoff would have, but it's made it to Season 2. Like the best spinoffs, The Originals seems to be coming into its own. The vampire Klaus (Joseph Morgan) may not be king of New Orleans yet, but he's working on it, and, man, is watching him try for the crown addictive. Equal parts melodrama, action and supernatural mystery, the Originals is everything that's good about the CW.
Marry Me, Season 1
From David Caspe, the creator of the late, great Happy Endings, comes this romantic comedy. It stars Casey Wilson (Saturday Night Live) as Annie and Ken Marino (Party Down) as Jake, a long-term couple who are a true example of opposites attracting. Each episode features the couple trying to propose to each other, and botching it. They are torn between interpreting each failure as a sign they don't belong together, or a sign that they are the perfect couple. A sweet, funny show.
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