Best TV Shows On Hulu in 2023 (May Update)

May 5, 2023
Ricky Valero 0
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Keep this page handy as we celebrate and list what is deemed to be the Best and Highest Rated TV Shows on Hulu in 2023.

In 2011, Hulu began producing its original content kicking it off with the web series, The Morning After. It was a pop-culture news-style show on the air for three seasons. A year later, in 2012, it started with its first original scripted show, Battleground. Since then, they have produced some of the biggest shows over the last few years, incorporating some shows from FX. We’ve used the Rotten Tomatoes audience scores to establish the best Hulu Original TV shows in 2023 that you can stream right now. For a broader list, check out our Best Hulu Shows of All Time.

Last Update: May 5th, 2023

Best and Highest Rated Shows On Hulu in 2023

8. Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 3 (2023)

The Hulu original series that follows the story of the Wu-Tang is currently running its third and final season weekly on Hulu. The latest season has soured with the audiences after a 95% (season one) and 92% (season two) audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. It will be interesting to see as the rest of Season 3 unfolds if the series falls below the “rotten status.”

Official Premise: The show tracks the Wu Tang Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young Black men who are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Cast: Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%

7. How I Met Your Father Season 2 (2023)

How I Met Your Father fell short of the critics’ and audiences’ expectations as the film sits at a 38% and 60% score, respectively, on Rotten Tomatoes. However, Season 2 has seen a nice boost in the audience, with its current 72%. 

Official Premise: Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

Cast: Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%

6. Koala Man (2023)

RSC Critic Emma Vine said Koala Man is a well-crafted, rollercoaster ride of a series with likable characters, an outstanding cast, captivating visuals, and non-stop laughs.

Official Premise: A powerless superhero and family patriarch in an Australian suburb lives a not-so-secret identity as Koala Man while possessing a burning passion for snuffing out petty crime and bringing order the community.

Cast: Michael Cusack, Sarah Snook, Demi Lardner

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

5. Tiny Beautiful Things (2023)

Kathyrn Hahn has been lauded by critics and audiences for her deeply personal performance in the series. Critic Adam Lock said, “An emotive and powerful drama, elevated by strong performances from Kathryn Hahn and Sarah Pidgeon. Tiny Beautiful Things is bursting with grit and warmth. This is an unabashed, serious awards contender.”

Official Premise: Clare revisits the most pivotal moments in her life as she writes for an advice column. 

Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Quentin Plair, Sarah Pidgeon, Tanzyn Crawford

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

4. Up Here (2023)

While audiences are enjoying Up Here, Critic Adam Lock said, “Up Here is a romantic comedy musical that largely fails in all three main sub-genres. The romance is cliched, the comedy is misplaced, and the music is uninspiring. All that being said, the series is bonkers enough to feel still entertaining, if only in a guilty pleasure kind of way.”

Official Premise: Set in New York City in 1999, Lindsay and Miguel fall in love and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves — and the memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that lives inside their heads.

Cast: Mae Whitman, Carlos Valdes, Katie Finneran, Sophia Hammons, Emilia Suárez

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%

3. Extraordinary (2023)

Sitting at a very impressive 100% and 90% Rotten Tomatoes score from critics and audiences, the number one show of the year so far is Extraordinary. Who knew a series about a girl with superpowers could captivate the world to a huge score? 

Official Premise: Jen is a young, self-aware woman who lives in a world where everyone has a superpower except her.

Cast: Mairead Tyers, Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

2. Unprisoned (2023)

Unprisoned is one of the rare shows on this list that has both critics and audiences raving, with over 90% approval from both. The Kerry Washington-led series has been a massive surprise hit for Hulu. 

Official Premise: A messy but perfectionist relationship therapist and single mom’s life is turned right-side-up when her dad gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son.

Cast: Kerry Washington, Delroy Lindo, Faly Rakotohavana, Marque Richardson

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

1. Saint X (2023)

Sitting an incredible 95% currently with audiences while a mere 20% with critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Critic Adam Lock said, “Saint X is quite the mess, mixing multiple genres and timelines to pad out its eight-episode run. Underneath all this filler is a paper-thin mystery and some truly patronizing, weak writing.”

Official Premise: A young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth.

Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Josh Bonzie, West Duchovny, Jayden Elijah, Bre Francis

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

And that completes our list of the Best and Highest Rated TV Shows on Hulu in 2023. What’s your favorite in this list? Comment below.

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