Hulu has been a true savior for cord-cutters. While other services have gone more in the direction of original content, Hulu has continued its strategy of maintaining partnerships with traditional networks to get streaming rights after initial broadcasts.
Notably, NBC, ABC and Fox all have stakes in the service, so these traditional players often make it easy for you to stream their shows right after they air, which hasn’t been the case across the industry.
On top of everything, Hulu has created some truly great original shows that easily compete with what the network backers are putting on cord-based television. If you want a ton of shows to wade through and choose from, Hulu is the service for you.
For the weekend of Nov. 18, Streamline is recommending “Difficult People” in the top spot. Hulu announced this week that the company would not be creating another season of the project, which is a huge shame.
Although the project always had a niche appeal, Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner were easily one of the funniest duos on television. “Difficult People” is the kind of high-quality comedy that other writers would want to make and the project will probably have influence on many shows to come.
In recent weeks, the show was particularly noteworthy for retrospective attention to all the jokes about actor Kevin Spacey throughout its three seasons. There are now numerous people accusing Spacey of sexual harassment and assault, including men who were underage at the time. The show seemed to hint that the actor’s relationships with underage men was an open secret.
That’s a prime example of the kind of joke that was never going to resonate to a mass audience at the time, but resonated within the industry. It’s too bad that the support for small but great shows like this can only go so far.
Note: This list only includes shows that debuted their most recent episode less than a year ago. Much like the main list, it prioritizes newness.
Season 3 Finale: Sept. 26, 2017
Season 2 Finale: TBD
Season 1 Finale: Nov. 1, 2016
Season 5 Finale: TBD
Season 9 Finale: TBD
Season 1 Finale: June 14, 2017
Season 12 Finale: March 8, 2017
Season 1 Release: Nov. 14, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.