Before 'The Act' premieres, here are the top 5 Hulu shows that you must watch

Hulu is home to some interesting tv shows including The Handmaid's Tale and the soon to premiere 'The Act'.


                            Before 'The Act' premieres, here are the top 5 Hulu shows that you must watch

'The Act' is one of the shows that is being looked forward to on Hulu. The series based on a true crime will premiere on Hulu on March 20 and see Patricia Arquette and Joey King play the lead roles. But before that, here are some of the most interesting shows on the streaming site that you can watch as you wait for the show to air.

 1. The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale starring Elizabeth Moss in the lead is set in the dystopian world of the Republic of Gilead where the country is under a totalitarian rule entrenched in misogyny. The women are stripped of their right to work, hold bank accounts and even their identity to ensure dependency on their male counterparts. Handmaids are women who are forced to become surrogates for upperclassmen because there are very few fertile women left in the world. This series tells the tale of one Handmaid, Offred, who tries to escape from the dark present. The third season is set to premiere in June. 

2. The Looming Tower

The Looming Tower is a mini-series based on the Pulitzer winning non-fiction book of the same title by Lawrence Wright. The show stars Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt and others. The show revolves around the conflict between the CIA and FBI and how it set up the stage for what happened on September 11, 2001, and the war in Afghanistan. The mini-series has received four Primetime Emmy nominations. 

3. Into the Dark

Into the Dark is a horror anthology series containing 12 episodes and they are released one after the other. The plot of each episode centers on a holiday of the month that it releases in. The first episode premiered in October 2018 and is titled 'The Body' and was set in the backdrop of Halloween in Los Angeles. Five episodes are out on Hulu and the sixth one titled Treehouse is all set to be aired on March 1. 

4. Marvel's Runaways

Marvel's Runaways, based on the comics of the same name in which a team of teenage superheroes come together to oppose their parents, The Pride. They run away from home, learn to live by themselves and figure out a way to stop their parents. The show has two seasons starring Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, and Allegra Acosta in lead roles. The second season of the show premiered on December 21, 2018. 

5. Harlots

Inspired by 'The Covent Garden Ladies' by Hallie Rubenhold, Harlots is a British-American show which premiered in March 2017. The show revolves around Margaret Wells played by Samantha Morton, who runs a brothel in England. The period drama is set in the 18th century when many women made a living out of selling their bodies. Margaret tries to improve the quality of her life by moving her brothel to Greek Square in Soho, where she can serve clients of a better class. Her move, however, causes a conflict with Lydia Quiqley (Lesley Manville) who was Margaret's boss once upon a time. The show was renewed for a third season. 

Special mention: The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project originally premiered in Fox in 2012. The last three seasons of the romantic comedy tv series starring Mindy Kaling was ordered by Hulu. The romantic comedy revolves around Mindy Lahiri, who is an obstetrician/gynecologist on the show. As she tries to balance her professional and personal life. Her co-workers help her navigate the mysteries of life makes for some hilarious laugh out loud moments on the show.

Look forward to: Shrill

Starring Aidy Bryant, Shrill is a comedy show based on 'Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman' by Lindy West. The series is set to premiere on March 15 and is about a woman who deals with fat shaming. Annie is trying to make it as a journalist and works under a boss who is a taskmaster. She juggles her work with sick parents and bad boyfriends. She wants to change her life, but not her body.  The series will also star Lolly Adefope and Luca Jones.