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13 Best Shows of 2023 & How to Stream Them

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You live-streamed, you binge-watched, you played your favorite shows on repeat. Now, we have your Hulu year in review — a list of all the best shows of 2023.

Whether you’re looking for a new series to watch on Hulu or can quote each episode by heart, you can bet these shows will still keep you entertained throughout 2024 and beyond.

Best Shows of 2023

Only Murders in the Building

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The Hulu Original murder mystery comedy hybrid, Only Murders in the Building, follows true-crime junkie neighbors Mabel (Selena Gomez), Charles (Steve Martin), and Oliver (Martin Short) as they find themselves wrapped up in real murders committed within their apartment building.

Steam all three seasons of the year’s most anticipated show now on Hulu.

Watch: Only Murders in the Building

The Bear

Title art for the hit FX show, The Bear, starring Jeremy Allen White.

The unexpected TV series that took the world by storm in 2022 left fans craving Season 2 in 2023. The Bear follows Carmen aka “Carmy” — a talented young chef who gives up his fine-dining career to run his family’s small sandwich shop after an unexpected death devastates the family in this FX dramatic comedy about food, family, and overcoming life’s tragic downsides.

Watch: The Bear

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Reservation Dogs

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Reservation Dogs is an FX coming-of-age comedy series that follows a group of young, Indigenous teenagers living on a reservation in Oklahoma. Their biggest motivation in life? To get out of the desolate American South and make the trek to California by any means necessary. 

Do the Rez Dogs make it to the West Coast? The third and final season of Reservation Dogs premiered this past summer, and now you can stream the entire series on Hulu. 

Watch: Reservation Dogs

The Last of Us

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With a new season of Disney’s The Mandalorian and the premiere of HBO’s The Last of Us, 2023 became the year of Pedro Pascal and we simply couldn’t get enough.

Based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name, The Last of Us pairs Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay’s characters as an unlikely duo with one common goal: make the post-apocalyptic trek across the country without becoming infected.

Watch The Last of Us* on Hulu with the Max add-on. 

Watch: The Last of Us*

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*The Last of Us is available on Hulu with a Max® add-on subscription.


Title art for the animated sitcom, Futurama.

2023 was a big year for animation, including the hit series Futurama. For the first time in a decade, Leela, Bender, and Philip return in new episodes of this fan-favorite adult animation series.

Embark on new and timely storylines, including vaccines, Bitcoin, and cancel culture, along with old adventures, like evil robot Santa and Nibbler’s mysterious litter box, in all 11 seasons of Futurama streaming now on Hulu.

Watch: Futurama

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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The Gang returned in 2023 to haphazardly combat inflation, find Dee a boyfriend, and become chess champions among other very random storylines — which is exactly what we expect from our favorite unapologetically unhinged group of friends.

And 2023 was a busy year for Rob McElheney — Season 2 of Welcome to Wrexham is also available to stream now on Hulu. 

Watch: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia


Title art for the final season of the HBO series, Succession.

This year, the Roy family’s dysfunctional reign came to an end after five years of Machiavellian-level scheming and manipulation, putting an end to the chaos that we’ll miss oh so much. 

Watch all four seasons of the Emmy-winning series, Succession, on Hulu with the Max add-on. 

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This Fool

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In 2022, comedian Chris Estrada blessed our TV screens with This Fool — a semi-biographical comedy series based on his life in the heart of South Central Los Angeles.

Estrada’s story continued this year with the release of Season 2, as his character Julio Lopez attempts to navigate a life devoid of drugs and crime, which he finds requires not only considerable strength but also a hearty dose of humor.

Watch: This Fool

Class of ‘09

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When you think of 2023 buzzwords, “artificial intelligence” likely comes to mind — so it makes sense the hit first season of Class of ‘99 is about just that. Fans of crime thrillers and FBI dramas can’t get enough of this new FX series that examines the ever-changing and alwayschallenging careers of the Quantico Class of 2009.

Watch: Class of ‘09

Tiny Beautiful Things

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Hulu Original series based on books are one of our favorite trends of 2023, and it’s one we don’t want to stop any time soon. Based on the self-help book of the same name by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things captivated avid readers and TV-watchers alike this year with rich humor, deep insights, and brutal honesty.

Watch: Tiny Beautiful Things

Saint X

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Did we mention we love series based on books? Author Alexis Schaitkin’s best-selling mystery book turned Hulu Original mini-series, Saint X, is a spine-tingling tale about a young girl’s mysterious death during a Caribbean family vacation and her sister’s years-long search for answers. 

Watch: Saint X

Black Cake

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Premiering on November 1 of this year, Black Cake quickly rose up our 2023 most-watched list. Another highly anticipated book-turned-series, this captivating story by New York Times-bestselling author, Charmaine Wilkerson, is a family drama/murder mystery series. It features a diverse cast and worldly backdrops with executive producer, Oprah Winfrey, at the helm.

Watch: Black Cake

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

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Based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan, this Emmy-nominated series returned for its third and final season in February.

Set at the height of the ‘90s drug epidemic in New York City, Wu-Tang: An American Saga portrays the real life of Bobby Diggs (aka RZA) as he strives to form the world-renowned music group we know today.

Watch: Wu-Tang: An American Saga

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