Best TV Shows On Hulu in 2023

By Ricky Valero
Published: September 9, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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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.

Best and Highest Rated Shows On Hulu in 2023

16. 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%

15. Class of ‘09 (2023)

Critic Jonathan Wilson said, “Class of ’09 has some big and undeniably relevant ideas, but it’s seemingly more interested in them than its characters.”

Official Premise: FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 are reunited following the death of a mutual friend.

Cast: Brian Tyree Henry, Kate Mara, Brian J. Smith

Rotten Tomatoes: 64%

14. The Full Monty (2023)

Critic Jonathan Wilson said, “While it’s hard to argue that The Full Monty needed a sequel of any kind, this decades-later catch-up does right by its characters and setting.”

Official Premise: The original band of brothers as they navigate Sheffield and its crumbling healthcare, education, and employment sectors, exploring the brighter, sillier, and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.

Cast: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Paul Barber

Rotten Tomatoes: 68%

13. The Clearing (2023)

Critic Ricky Valero said, “Miranda Otto delivers a chilling performance as The Clearing is a decent thriller that will keep you guessing.”

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: Miranda Otto, Teresa Palmer, Guy Pearce

Rotten Tomatoes: 69%

12. 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: 71%

11. 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: 79%

10. The Great Season 3 (2023)

RSC Critic Adam Lock said, “Season 3 of The Great is endlessly entertaining, with a script that is fast-paced, witty, and crude. Elle Fanning is just stunning as always, surrounded by a cast of comedians at the top of their game. If you can put aside the lengthy run time and the convoluted plotting, then you are in for a real treat.”

Official Premise: A royal woman living in rural Russia during the 18th century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

Cast: Elle Fanning, Phoebe Fox, Gwilym Lee

Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

9. 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: 83%

8. Saint X (2023)

While audiences are loving Saint X, RSC 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: Explores how a young woman’s mysterious death creates a traumatic ripple effect that ultimately pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth.

Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Josh Bonzie, West Duchovny

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%

7. 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 live inside their heads.

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

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

6. Reservation Dogs Season 3 (2023)

Hulu Original Series continue to unite audiences and critics with Reservation Dogs scoring in the high 80’s again with audiences while critics have the series sitting at 100% for the second straight season. 

Official Premise: Comedy series about four Native American teenagers growing up on a reservation in eastern Oklahoma.

Cast: D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Lane Factor

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

5. Only Murders in the Building Season 3 (2023)

Critic Adam Lock agrees with the audience, saying that Only Murders in The Building “Season three manages to somehow improve on the show’s winning formula once again with another intricate and entertaining murder mystery investigation. Throw in a few Hollywood A-listers and the show’s addictive comedy wit, and you have the makings of a classic, beloved series.”

Official Premise: Three strangers – who live in the same New York City apartment building and share an obsession with true crime – suddenly find themselves embroiled in a murder.

Cast: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

4. 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%

3. This Fool Season 2 (2023)

Although critic Ricky Valero was underwhelmed by season 2 of This Fool, audiences have been raving about the series, rewarding the series with a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is four points higher than season one. 

Official Premise: Julio Lopez, a punk-ass bitch with a heart of gold who goes out of his way to help everyone but himself.

Cast: Chris Estrada, FRankie Quinones, Michael Imperioli

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

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. The Bear Season 2 (2023)

The Emmy Award Winning FX series The Bear has returned for its second season, and critics and audiences are going crazy over it. The second season is sitting at 100% on the Rotten Tomatoes scale with critics and 95% with audiences. 

Official Premise: A young chef from the fine dining world returns to Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop.

Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Eyo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

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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