Beginner’s Guide to Hulu

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You received some exciting news in September if you have a Spotify student account: Hulu is now included in your membership! So if you haven’t already picked out some binge-worthy shows, Valley has a list of top five favorites.

 “The Bold Type” (Drama)

If you are into the high fashion world of working for a women’s magazine, then this is the show for you. Centered around three best friends that work for Scarlett Magazine, “The Bold Type” is an exciting show that illustrates the everyday life of working in New York. Jane, Cat, and Sutton have a lot to figure out while working in the editorial industry; balancing love, identity and friendship is not always a walk down the runway.

“Vikings” (Action)

If you like “Game of Thrones” this is your next binge. Following the historical story of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, History Channel creates a visual to go along with the legend of a farmer to a king. Recreating the world of the Vikings allows the viewer to see a humanized image of a time that is associated with violence and terror. The brutal raiding and trading that Norsemen of early medieval Scandinavia used to make their mark on history are shown to the viewer in a whole new light.

“Rick and Morty” (Comedy)

Are you a fan of adult humor in cartoon form? If yes, then this is for you. As a craze that has swept through colleges, “Rick and Morty” references are everywhere. Traveling through space and time, Morty goes with his grandpa Rick on many unique adventures all over the galaxy. At the same time, Morty’s family goes through the normal struggles of living on Earth. The ups and downs of this family are like none you’ve ever seen from “Pickle Rick” to “The ABCs of Beth,” you are in for an insane ride.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Award Winner)

Needing almost no introduction, “The Handmaiden’s Tale” is the height of a Hulu original. Based on the best-selling novel, the story evolves in a fundamentalist regime where birth rates are dropping. The handmaiden, Offred, is forced into sexual servitude and has her daughter stolen from her. Although fertile women are treated as the property of the state, Offred is determined to find her child. This show is an Emmy Award winner for good reason.

“Lucifer” (Supernatural)

If you like the supernatural then this is your next watch. “Lucifer” is a new look on the original fallen angel. Lucifer gets bored in Hell and decides to take up residence in L.A. where he owns and operates an upscale nightclub named Lux. His lead bartender, of course, being a demon named Maze who is in the form of a beautiful woman. Lucifer struggles with the feelings that humans experience and finds himself drawn to a police detective named Chole Decker. As he finds his place on Earth, Lucifer places himself in Chole’s life and crime scenes.

While these are a great place to start, Hulu has many more shows to offer! If you have a day to just relax and enjoy yourself, or are looking to procrastinate, Valley recommends digging deep into the Hulu archives.