So you’ve decided (or been told) to self quarantine. Now is the perfect time to catch up on your binge watching. Take a moment to appreciate your first responders and the incredible amount of stress and danger that they are facing now, and every other day of their lives, to look out for your best interests. These shows highlight the NYPD, NYFD, and FBI, as well as other social structures that people lean on during troubled times – your church and your social groups. Here are our Five Fave Hulu And Quarantine Drama Series:
5. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – 21 Seasons, 474 Episodes and counting. Starring Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Christopher Meloni, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek.
This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC’s “Law & Order” brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. The show is often dark, especially when children are involved in the plot, but it also is very human. Olivia Benson is the centerpiece of the story, but there are so many other great characters throughout the series who draw you in to their world. With so many episodes, this could take you a while, but we may have nothing but time for a while. SVU has now become the longest-running series on television, has produced more episodes than the original “Law & Order“, and has plans for seasons 22, 23 & 24.
4. The X-Files – 11 Seasons, x Episodes. Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson.
The truth is out there. FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien encounters and abductions, and just about everything else among the paranormal. Somewhere in the back, or possibly front, of your mind, do you have a suspicion that Covid-19 is an alien virus, or a secret military weapon? Watch this to see just how deep state you can get. Hulu has the full original series, plus the final 2 reboot seasons. If that is too much to take in, you can always skip the “monster of the week” episodes to focus on the government conspiracy thread.
3. Rescue Me – 7 Seasons, 93 Episodes. Starring Denis Leary, Andrea Roth, Daniel Sunjata, John Scurti, Steven Pasquale, Callie Thorne.
Whether pulling survivors from a fiery high-rise or the twisted steel of a subway collision, Tommy Gavin takes pride in leading the heroic but overwhelmed firefighters of the NYFD. But he’s also drifting between sorrow and anger over a separation from his wife and three kids, and the haunting memories of his fallen comrades. Gavin fights a never-ending battle with his personal demons, his addictions, and his visions of those lost on 9/11, including his cousin Jimmy. The show is brutally honest and intense, and gives you an appreciation of the sacrifice and mental strain that first responders live with on a daily basis.
2. The Path – 3 Seasons, 36 Episodes. Starring Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy.
“The Path” follows a family at the center of a controversial cult movement as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Each episode takes an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. The series blends elements of mystery-thriller, romance and the supernatural. If you loved Aaron Paul in “Breaking Bad“, be prepared to see a whole other side of him in this tense, spriritual drama. This show challenges our perceptions of the balance between faith and family.
1. Sons of Anarchy – 9 Seasons, x Episodes. Starring Katey Sagal, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Jimmy Smits.
“Sons of Anarchy” is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club intent on protecting their sheltered small town against encroaching drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers. The club is equally determined to protect their ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. Charlie Hunnam stars as Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness. Katey Sagal stars as Gemma Teller Morrow, Jax’s force-of-nature mother, who along with Ron Perlman as Clarance ‘Clay’ Morrow, Jax’s stepfather and MC president, have their own darker vision for the club. Yes, this show is about outlaw bikers. Yes, this show is gratuitously violent. But it is also extremely well written, the characters are multi-dimensional and each go through their own personal journeys of salvation, and the acting is top-notch. It is probably the most consistent long-running series ever created, with each season bringing its own drama and focus, yet each season is equally gripping emotionally and visually.
Five Fave: How To Hulu And Quarantine – Drama Series first appeared on Game On Media.