Winter break is upon us along with hiatuses from our favorites series. So here our my top 5 binge worthy Hulu series to cure those winter blues.
5. Marvel’s Runaways
There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true? That’s the situation six Los Angeles teenagers find themselves in when they stumble upon a terrible secret and realize that their parents have been lying to them for their entire lives. The offspring begin an investigation to try to figure out what their guardians are after, while the adults wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own. The unlikely crew of teens bands together — led by de facto leader and primary strategist Alex Wilder — to stop their parents before it is too late. The Marvel series is from executive producer Josh Schwartz, whose resume of young-adult fare includes “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl.”
4. Future Man
Going along with the ending theme of 2017 Hollywood “Time Travel” genre. Janitor Josh Futturman leads a pretty boring life, spending much of his time playing video games when he’s not working. Things change, though, when he beats a video game that the rest of the world has given up on, thinking it was unbeatable. After he defeats the game, mysterious visitors from the future appear. They put the world in danger, and Josh is the only person who can save it. He assembles a team to assist him as he travels through time, completing various missions as he does whatever he can to try to save Earth from the extraterrestrial visitors.
3. The Path
Those that love mystery-thrilles mixed with supernatural and a hint of romance will find their salvation with, The Path. Eddie Lane (Aaron Paul), a member of a new-age spiritualist movement known as Meyerism. Unbeknownst to his wife and children, who are also members of the movement, Eddie has a vision about Meyerism’s founder that causes him to have a crisis of faith — right as he is expected to advance further up the spiritual ladder. Eddie decides to secretly meet with a Meyerist defector, causing his wife (Michelle Monaghan) — an important figure in Meyerism — to become suspicious. As the movement grows exponentially worldwide, Eddie is forced to face the question of whether he can grow Meyerism without becoming a cult leader.
If you are like me and a sucker for period drama and gorgeous costumes Harlots is up your alley. Harlots is set in 18th century London, Samantha Morton stars as Margaret Wells, a brothel owner and mother to two daughters, Charlotte and Lucy. When Margaret’s business is attacked by Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), a ruthless rival madam, a war breaks out over the city’s most profitable commercial activity — sex. Margaret is determined to fight back and protect her business, even if it puts everything else at risk, including her family. Creators Moira Buffini and Alison Newman also serve as executive producers.
1. Handmaid’s Tale
Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, this series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred, is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her. Handmaid’s Tale alone had been critically praised, earning the show 5 Emmy’s. Including “Outstanding Drama Series”, “Outstanding Lead Actress” and “Outstanding Writing for a Drama,” to name a few. Handmaid’s Tale has been the most buzzed about series of 2017 and rightfully so!