Who among us has not yet succumbed to the inevitable vortex of . The office apparently repeats programs everywhere like a warm blanket of familiarity. His workplace peculiarities weigh us in a place of distant familiarity and cause us to long for reunification with our most annoying colleagues at the copier or at the coffee machine?
You three, who answered "No", have our admiration. But for the rest of us, it's time to stop dreaming about plans for our own Michael Scott Paper Company (or rather a less marketable version of David Wallace's “Suck It” device) and this big, wonderful world of TV shows to explore People encouraged us to watch, but we postponed or forgot because Pam and Jim are on TV again!
Hulu has become a thriving target, not only for great original programs, but also for FX series that you never reach on the dial for one reason or another. Accordingly, we searched the streaming service's title library to make a selection list of the best TV options they currently offer.
. Ordinary People (2020)
Sally Rooney helped adapt her novel of the same name for this dramatic series about two classmates whose lives overlap throughout adolescence and early adulthood. The show, which is only 12 episodes long, examines the background of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones), a pronounced young woman, and her popular, sporty friend Connell (Paul Mescal), who succumbs to the pressure of science. the expectations (and limitations) of their families and mutual attraction. It's a thoughtful and serious look at teenagers' love and self-discovery that doesn't shy away from physical and other intimacy.
2. Dave (since 2020)
If you're wondering if there should be a sitcom to explore the career of a white rapper in a musical environment created by black artists, you can be sure that the Sitcom is wondering loud all the time. This show focuses on the exploits of Dave Burd, better known as comedic-minded rapper Lil Dicky, and not only shows some of the best new characters on TV, but actively wrestles with the identity of those characters and the way characters like them used as tropes in storytelling and culture, while some of the most intelligent and inventive storytelling are delivered on television. Continue to Episode 5, “Hype Man,” to see one of the most insightful and thoughtful portraits of bipolar disorder I've ever seen, and then scroll back to the beginning to see how this extremely talented rapper joins his rights and his role in contemporary hip-hop.
3. Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Reese Witherspoon is fresh from two seasons of Big Little Lies and works with Kerry Washington for this critically acclaimed adaptation of the book's name by Celeste Ng on two mothers with different backgrounds, whose lives change when their paths cross. The series, which deals with race, class, privileges, and preconceived ideas, dares to ask some key questions about identity, choice, opportunity, and expectation, which are supported by gripping appearances by Witherspoon, Washington, and a heavyweight cast.
4. What we do in the shadow (since 2019)
When Taika Waititi's success has completely exploded in the past two or three years, his earlier work continues to trigger reverberations that the audience is now discovering too much Joy. After Waititi directed and co-wrote the horror comedy of the same name from 2014 about vampires living together, centuries-old, who deal with changing times as well as classic relationship weaknesses, his partner Jemaine Clement created this series. Cleverly, it's not about the same successes, but about a different group of bloodsuckers to New York to develop more and different gimmicks while trying to maintain their undead, sexy lifestyle while succumbing to the challenges and outrages of modern social subtleties.  5. Ramy (since 2019)
Ramy star and co-creator Ramy Youssef won a Golden Globe for his performance on this show, showing the life of a young American Muslim with honesty and honesty explores humor that few (if any) other shows have ever had. Youssef struggles not only with his faith, but also with the cultural perception of Muslims and tries to reconcile his personal and professional ambitions against the background of a culture – not to mention a family and a religious community – that meet their own expectations has him. Ramy safely juggles sitcom scenarios as he addresses these deeper truths. It delivers exactly what you expect from a half-hour series and offers a lot that you don't expect.
6. PEN15 (since 2019)
Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play 13-year-old versions of themselves in this fun, heartbreakingly honest show that reveals all the wild discoveries of becoming a young girl and the frequent outrages who come with them. The show not only touches on staple foods such as competition, peer pressure and young romance, but uses the real age of their actresses to explore ideas such as burgeoning sexuality, the overarching realities of adulthood, and the challenges of maintaining meaningful friendships and family relationships, as each of these young characters become their own person.
7. The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale (since 2016)
This series with Elisabeth Moss examines Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name as a backbone and inspiration, examining a dystopian alternative reality and a frighteningly recognizable one in which some women become enslaved are to give birth to children after fertility rates drop as a result of sexually transmitted diseases and environmental pandemics. The show lets audiences feel the devastating circumstances of Moss & # 39; June Osborne week after week as they take a close look at the circumstances that led to this type of control, including a slippery slope of poor legislation, complacency among voters, until it's too late, and oppressive patriarchal values that metastasize to a police state for women without the means to afford or protect their decisions and bodies. It is annoying and inspiring and inevitable.
8. Difficult People (2015-2017)
Julie Klausner created this amazing series that exists for people who hate pretty much everyone, except for that one best friend who also hates everyone. Klausner appears alongside Billy Eichner as two struggling comedians who grapple with their many mistakes by comically inflicting their bitterness on everyone who is within earshot. A perfect show for people who can't get out of the way and for those who like to see hot messes. Difficult people are biting, bitter and brilliant.
9. Key & Peele (2012-2015)
Before Jordan Peele became a shepherd and fortune teller in horror and science fiction storytelling, he and the great Keegan-Michael Key developed this series for Comedy Central. take up the baton from Chappelle & # 39; s Show to create a comedy from a uniquely multi-ethnic perspective. While Chappelle was ruthless and unwavering in his charges against behavior from people of different backgrounds, Key and Peele nestled in other, humanistic ways into the nuances and contradictions of these scenarios, along with some brilliant attitudes that depended on the wall that remain so today identifiable, iconic and hilarious as always.
10. Archer (since 2009)
The animated series by FX (and later by FXX) Archer offers a delightful, slippery deconstruction of James Bond and spy films that are characterized by the womanizing title character and anchored are the dysfunctional colleagues, family members and teammates who revolve around him. The show has already catapulted a number of catchphrases into pop culture ("phrasing!"), But what is remarkable about their longevity is how the characters have changed and grown despite the action-packed, childish hijinks.
11. Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
Originally conceived as a workplace sitcom, cut from the form of The Office Greg Daniels and Michael Schurs' series on small town parks and The Deputy Director of Leisure department (played by Amy Poehler) quickly developed into a groundbreaking, inspiring show about an ambitious young woman and her efforts to make a difference and implement changes to the forces of bureaucracy, cynicism and corruption. The ensemble freezes into a magical shop window of different, complementary personalities, from the humorous Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), hostile to change, to the superficial, pop culture-obsessed Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), led and united by Poehler's Leslie Knope, a character who is not always right, but most of all always tries to make a difference.
12. It's always sunny in Philadelphia (since 2005)
In the arena of "Shows with reprehensible characters that we somehow love" Seinfeld went so that Rob McElhenney's long-running show could run. Dennis, Sweet Dee, Mac, Charlie, and Frank seem to exist to draw the worst lesson from a given situation (bar is robbed? Buy a gun!), But the show's ability to refine and develop these characters ( Mac, an overcompensating Himbo), is slowly discovering and accepting his homosexuality) is only achieved by the length to which the authors go to degrade and humiliate them for their horror while projecting random meta-textual ideas onto the actors (McElhenney gains tons of weight in one season). then it pulls back into curling muscles, for no particular reason, that's what actors do). It's the best TV show you will love when you show people you will hate.
13. Scrubs (2001-2010)
Bill Lawrence's series on medical interns offers one of the biggest sneak attacks in TV comedy, transforming the personality management and patient-of-the-week business structure into a quietly sensitive one and a sweet look at entering adulthood, building lasting romantic relationships and cultivating special, important friendships. As the series develops with a wink, it reveals new dimensions of the world around us and best illuminates the experiences and decisions that are most important to our growth if we laugh too hard to notice.
14. The Office (2001-2003)
Tired of watching these episodes with Andy as the boss? Or when Brian The Sound Guy started talking to Pam? Take a break and watch the original series, which not only inspired so many elements of the US adaptation of The Office but also a worldwide franchise in German, French, Swedish, Czech and more. Suffice it to say that Ricky Gervais' show touched on some universal truths about office dynamics; However, if you're not sure if you have the stamina to repeat Jim and Pam's saga from the beginning (in this case Tim and Dawn), you should be aware that this groundbreaking show is only 15 Episodes includes, including three specials
15. Seinfeld (1989-1998)
If Friends are the massive Beatles of modern sitcoms, then Seinfeld is the cross-border Rolling Stones counterpart. Created by Star Jerry Seinfeld and Future Curb Your Enthusiasm creator and Star Larry David, the show develops one brilliant scenario after another for their four main characters – at least one that you can identify with (probably a little too convenient to admit it) to make them all lovable without bothering to make them personable. An endless revolving door with colorful supporting characters, often played by aspiring and future A-listeners, gives the show new luster as you can see it sneak through episodes on its way to fame.