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Most popular TV shows on Hulu this week

Written by:
May 9, 2023
Updated on July 8, 2024
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Most popular TV shows on Hulu this week

With the Walt Disney Company as its majority owner, Hulu has access to all that falls under the Disney umbrella, which includes everything from family-friendly Disney+ shows to edgier programming from FX. But the streamer, which first launched in 2007, has evolved from hosting preexisting cable and network shows to becoming a powerhouse for original content.

Hulu originals like "The Handmaid's Tale" and the miniseries "Dopesick" have been notable vehicles for award-winning, top-tier performances. Based on the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, "The Handmaid's Tale" premiered in 2017 starring Elisabeth Moss, who won the Emmy in 2017 and the Golden Globe in 2018 for her performance as June Osborne. The show, which has unfolded across five seasons, is set in a dystopian future where some women in America are forced to produce children. Its sixth and final season is expected to premiere in 2025.

"Dopesick" is a 2021 dramatization of the true events surrounding the Sackler family's involvement in the opioid epidemic. It stars Michael Keaton, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, and Kaitlyn Dever. Dever and Keaton's performances were particularly heralded, with Keaton winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Dr. Samuel Finnix.

More recently, Hulu's mystery-comedy series "Only Murders in the Building," which premiered in 2021, has been lauded on the platform. Starring comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, as well as pop superstar Selena Gomez, the show follows the unlikely trio as they investigate, and record a podcast about, the surprising amount of murders that occur in their Upper West Side apartment building. Season 3 of "Only Murders in the Building" saw Meryl Streep join the fold and she'll return for its fourth season, premiering on Aug. 27, 2024.

From gritty dramas to witty satires, you're sure to find something that piques your interest on Stacker's list of the most popular TV shows on Hulu this week. The list was compiled using data from Reelgood as of July 8, 2024, with IMDb ratings and other data points added for supplementary insights.

#10. Fargo

- IMDb user rating: 8.9 (425K reviews)
- Seasons: 5
- Genres: Drama and Comedy
- Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Allison Tolman, and Colin Hanks
- On air: 2014-present

#9. Perfect Wife: The Mysterious Disappearance of Sherri Papini

- IMDb user rating: 7.4 (840 reviews)
- Seasons: 1
- Genres: Documentary and Crime
- Cast: Allison Berkley, Erin Lee Carr, and Joseph Freed
- On air: 2024-present

#8. Shōgun

- IMDb user rating: 8.7 (148K reviews)
- Seasons: 1
- Genres: Action & Adventure and Drama
- Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, and Anna Sawai
- On air: 2024-2024

#7. Schitt's Creek

- IMDb user rating: 8.5 (148K reviews)
- Seasons: 6
- Genre: Comedy
- Cast: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Daniel Levy
- On air: 2015-2020

#6. Alone

- IMDb user rating: 8.4 (7K reviews)
- Seasons: 11
- Genres: Game Show and Documentary
- Cast: Jim Baird
- On air: 2015-present

#5. Lost

- IMDb user rating: 8.3 (600K reviews)
- Seasons: 6
- Genres: Action & Adventure and Drama
- Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, and Terry O'Quinn
- On air: 2004-2010

#4. Love Island Uk 9

- IMDb user rating: 5.3 (4K reviews)
- Seasons: 11
- Genres: Romance and Drama
- Cast: Iain Stirling, Caroline Flack, and Laura Whitmore
- On air: 2015-present

#3. Criminal Minds

- IMDb user rating: 8.1 (221K reviews)
- Seasons: 17
- Genres: Drama and Crime
- Cast: Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, and A.J. Cook
- On air: 2005-present

#2. The Chosen

- IMDb user rating: 9.2 (48K reviews)
- Seasons: 4
- Genres: Family and Drama
- Cast: Jonathan Roumie, Shahar Isaac, and Liz Tabish
- On air: 2017-present

#1. The Bear

- IMDb user rating: 8.6 (225K reviews)
- Seasons: 3
- Genres: Comedy and Drama
- Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Ayo Edibiri
- On air: 2022-present

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