Hulu Suddenly Got Very Interesting

For the first time ever, I wish that I had Hulu.

I’ve always thought of Hulu as a “Stuart Sweet thing.” And by that, I mean he’s always waxing poetic about the grandeur of the streaming service’s originals. Just the other day, he was going on and on about something called The Premise. Apparently, the series had an episode that dealt with online commenters and trolls. (I had to bite my tongue a bit when he said th at!) Anyway, even though I’m the self-proclaimed “King of Streaming,” I showed much interest in Hulu… until now.

Hulu Has Original Content!

Admittedly, this isn’t news to me. I’ve always known about Hulu originals but, like I said, I chalked it up to being a “Stuart thing.” I mean, I saw The Handmaid’s Tale, the 1990 original, when it came out. It didn’t exactly knock my socks off then, so the 2017 Hulu series of the same name seemed uninspired and uninspiring to me. Fast forward to now. Stuart’s incessant yakking about The Premise encouraged me to see what the green streaming service has to offer today. Needless to say, I found three Hulu originals that seem interesting.

Taste The Nation, Holiday Edition

By the time you read this, Taste the Nation is already running. (It kicked off November 4.) The series stars the famous host and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi. The lovely Ms. Lakshmi takes viewers on a journey the explores the rich and diverse food culture of immigrant groups in America. She places an emphasis on those people whose cooking has helped shape what American food is today. This holiday edition consists of four episodes. I’ll bet you can’t check out the trailer and not be hungry:

Marvel’s Hit-Monkey

Wait! I thought all Marvel content was for Disney+ or something? Or doesn’t Disney own Hulu? Whatever! All I know is that this is a Marvel property, and its premise is amazingly cool. Okay, so Hit-Monkey is about a Japanese snow monkey who teams up with the ghost of an American assassin. Why do they team up for? Oh, just to get revenge on the Yakuza members who wiped out the snow monkey’s clan. The trailer looks amazing, but I can’t share it here. You can look it up on YouTube and, if you like it, catch the series on Hulu starting November 17.

The Curse of Von Dutch: A Brand to Die For

Oh, how I remember when Von Dutch was a thing. I remember wanting one… until I saw the price tag that came with it. With this documentary, we find out that there’s much more to the Von Dutch clothing line than expensive trucker caps. Much more, actually, and some of it is downright creepy! If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you can get the full story starting November 18. Until then, check out the trailer:

The Other Hulu Originals for November 2021

Here they are in all their glory, folks. But I recommend you don’t blink while looking at the list because you might miss it:

November 5

  • Animaniacs, Season 2

November 11

  • Madagascar, Season 5

November 19

  • The Great, Season 2

November 23

  • Holly Hobbie: Complete Season 3

November 26

  • Madagascar: A Little Wild Holiday Goose Chase

Okay, so when it comes to original programming, Hulu isn’t Netflix. But originals aren’t really the main reason why people subscribe to the lean, green streaming machine. Viewers like my buddy Stuart love Hulu for reruns of old sitcoms and other curated content. Here’s a total look at what November has to offer. In all fairness, it’s rather easy for just about anyone to find something they’d like to watch:

November 1

  • The Babysitter
  • The Beach
  • Beatriz at Dinner
  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • Black Dynamite
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Breaking News in Yuba County
  • Buffalo Bill and the Indians
  • China Moon
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Comedians
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • Cutter’s Way
  • Dark Angel
  • Dark Shadows
  • Doc
  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again!
  • Elektra
  • Enter the Ninja
  • Eye for an Eye
  • Eye of the Needle
  • Fargo
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Fighter
  • Flesh and Bone
  • The Fly
  • How to Beat the High Cost of Living
  • The Hunted
  • I Escaped From Devil’s Island
  • I, Tonya
  • In Secret
  • Inception
  • Killers
  • King Arthur
  • The Legend of Zorro
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • London Mitchell’s Christmas
  • Love Potion No. 9
  • Maggie
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • Michael Clayton
  • Minority Report
  • The Mistle-Tones
  • Modern Girls
  • Moneyball
  • Monuments
  • Never Been Kissed
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Outsider
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • The Prestige
  • The Quiet Man
  • Real Man
  • Resident Evil
  • Revenge of the Ninja
  • Rush Hour
  • Rush Hour 2
  • Rush Hour 3
  • The Shootist
  • Single White Female
  • Six Days, Seven Nights
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Soapdish
  • The Soloist
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
  • That Thing You Do!
  • Troll 2
  • True Grit (1969)
  • Universal Soldier
  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • The War of the Worlds (1953)
  • XXX
  • XXX: State Of The Union
  • Yes Man

November 2

  • Prospect

November 3

  • Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots: Complete Season 8

November 4

  • Playing God

November 5

  • Being Blago: Complete Season 1

November 7

  • Pain & Gain

November 8

  • Emperor

November 11

  • 3212 Un-Redacted: Original Documentary Film

November 14

  • Star Trek Into Darkness

November 15

  • 12 Dog Days Till Christmas
  • A Christmas Kiss II
  • A Christmas Switch
  • A Christmas Tree Miracle
  • A Cinderella Christmas
  • A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale
  • A Puppy for Christmas
  • Angels in the Snow
  • Back to Christmas
  • The Boss Baby 2
  • Christmas Belle
  • The Christmas Calendar
  • Christmas in the Heartland
  • Christmas With the Andersons
  • Deadpool
  • Deadpool 2
  • Girlfriends of Christmas Past
  • Holly’s Holiday
  • The March Sisters at Christmas
  • Married by Christmas
  • My Dad Is Scrooge
  • My Santa
  • Naughty & Nice
  • Rock N’ Roll Christmas
  • Rodeo & Juliet
  • Second Chance Christmas
  • The Secret of the Nutcracker
  • The Truth About Christmas
  • Winter Wedding

November 16

  • The Master

November 17

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

November 18

  • Mandibles

November 22

  • Beverly Hills Ninja

November 23

  • Ape Star

November 25

  • Ride the Eagle

November 26

  • Pig

November 28

  • Real Housewives of New Jersey: Complete Season 11

November 29

  • All Light, Everywhere

November 30

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.