What’s New on Hulu: January 2018

What’s New on Hulu: January 2018

This Month’s Highlights

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If you love Andy Samberg’s goofy sense of humor: Hot Rod

The first Lonely Island movie wasn’t supposed to be a Lonely Island movie. Conceived as a Will Ferrell project, Hot Rod’s story about an amateur stuntman raising money for his abusive father’s surgery became a vehicle for Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer at the suggestion of Lorne Michaels. Although the movie was a commercial failure, it was still a funny as hell introduction to what the Lonely Island trio could do if given a wider canvas — which they’d do in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Available January 1.

Because it’s one of the best forking shows on TV: The Good Place

In one of the most baffling programming decisions this year, NBC decided to air the second season of The Good Place — one of the smartest comedies airing right now and also a heavily serialized story with lots of twists and turns — with a big ol’ winter hiatus right in the middle of its second season. That hiatus began in November with episode eight, “Derek,” and finally ends this week when “Leap to Faith” airs on January 4. This, of course, means you can catch it on Hulu the very next day — or watch it again. Tell everyone you know, because The Good Place is one of the best catch-up binges you could possibly recommend. Available January 5.

For vintage Paul Thomas Anderson: Punch-Drunk Love

When I think of Punch-Drunk Love, I don’t think about Adam Sandler. That’s not to say he isn’t phenomenal in it — he really is. But I mostly think about the colors. The rich blues and twinkling lights. The hopeless navy of Sandler’s well-worn suit. Punch-Drunk Love is a movie awash in color. A strange and sentimental work about a sad tchotchke salesman whose loneliness and anger issues both land him in trouble with gangsters and put him in the path of the love of his life, Punch-Drunk Love is one of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s most accessible films, a sweet romantic comedy that doesn’t feel like any romantic comedy you’ve seen. Available January 8.

Full List

Noteworthy selections in bold.

• American Pickers: Complete Season 14 (History)• Ancient Impossible: Complete Season 1 (History)• Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics: Complete Seasons 8 & 9 (Food Network)• Beat Bobby Flay: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (Food Network)• Best of Man v. Food: Complete Season 1 (Travel Channel)• Breaking Borders: Complete Season 1 (Travel Channel)• Brother vs. Brother: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (HGTV)• Cold Case Files (Reboot): Complete Season 1 (A&E)• Container Homes: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)• Counting Cars: Complete Season 6 (History)• Cupcake Wars: Complete Season 8 (Food Network)• Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 7 (Food Network)• Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Complete Season 22 (Food Network)• Duck Dynasty: Complete Seasons 10 & 11 (A&E)• Flea Market Flip: Complete Season 3 (HGTV)• Flip or Flop: Complete Season 5 (HGTV)• Food Network Star: Complete Season 12 (Food Network)• Ghost Adventures: Complete Season 11 (Travel Channel)• Great Food Truck Race: Complete Season 7 (Food Network)• Mountain Men: Complete Seasons 1-6 (History)• Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (Travel Channel)

• The Bachelor: Season 22 Premiere (ABC)• Better Late Than Never: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)• The Wall: Season 2 Midseason Premiere (NBC)

• Chicago Med: Season 3 Midseason Premiere (NBC)• LA to Vegas: Series Premiere (FOX)• Lethal Weapon: Season 2 Midseason Premiere (FOX)• The Mick: Season 2 Midseason Premiere (FOX)

• 9-1-1: Series Premiere (FOX)• Chicago P.D.: Season 5 Midseason Premiere (NBC)• Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 19 Midseason Premiere (NBC)• Match Game: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)• The X-Files: Season 11 Premiere (FOX)

• Chicago Fire: Season 6 Midseason Premiere (NBC)• The Detectorists: Complete Season 2 (Digital Rights Group)• The Four: Series Premiere (FOX)• The Good Place: Season 2 Midseason Premiere (NBC)• Great News: Season 2 Midseason Premiere (NBC)• Nashville: Season 6 Premiere (CMT)• Superstore: Season 3 Midseason Premiere (NBC)• Will & Grace: Season 9 Midseason Premiere (NBC)

• Child Support: Series Premiere (ABC)

• Bob’s Burgers: Season 8 Midseason Premiere (FOX)• Family Guy: Season 15 Midseason Premiere (FOX)• Ghosted: Season 1 Midseason Premiere (FOX)• The Last Man on Earth: Season 4 Midseason Premiere (FOX)• The Simpsons: Season 29 Midseason Premiere (FOX)

• The Brave: Season 1 Midseason Premiere (NBC)

• This Is Us: Season 2 Midseason Premiere (NBC)

• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Complete Season 5 (Nickelodeon)

• Blindspot: Season 3 Midseason Premiere (NBC)• False Flag: Complete Season 1 (Keshet)• Homeland: Complete Season 5 (Showtime)

• Taken: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)

• The Path: Season 3 Premiere (Hulu Original)

• Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14 Midseason Premiere (ABC)• How to Get Away With Murder: Season 4 Midseason Premiere (ABC)• Scandal: Season 7 Midseason Premiere (ABC)

• The Resident: Series Premiere (FOX)

• Fear the Walking Dead: Complete Season 3 (AMC)• Uncle Grandpa: Complete Season 5 (Cartoon Network)

• 10 to Midnight • A League of Their Own • All Is Lost • American Ninja • Anger Management • Art of the Prank • Assassination • Avenging Force • Babel • Baby Mama’s Club • Beyond the Sea • Bloodsport • Big Driver • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure • Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey • Black Rain • Bolero • Brothers • Burning Blue • But I’m A Cheerleader • Capote • Cold Mountain • Coming Soon • Cool World • Cross Bronx • Cube • Cube 2: Hypercube • Cube Zero • Daddy Day Care • Dangerous Curves • Down in the Delta • Drop Dead Sexy • Evolution • Excess Baggage • Flawless • Frailty • Freedom Writers • Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College • Green Street Hooligans Underground • Grizzly Man • Hamlet (1990)• Hercules in New York • Highway • Horsemen • Hot Rod • Hustle & Flow • I Spy • Invaders from Mars • Invasion U.S.A. • Ironweed • Kill the Irishman • Liz & Dick • Look Who’s Talking • Look Who’s Talking Too • Look Who’s Talking Now • Love & Death • Love Story • Missing in Action II: The Beginning • Mona Lisa Smile • Murphy’s Law • My Boss’s Daughter • Night of the Living Dead 3D • Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection • Ninja III: The Domination • P.O.W. The Escape • P2 • Paper Heart • Platoon Leader • Pretty Bird • Primitive • Punch-Drunk Love • Requiem for a Dream • Reservoir Dogs • Revenge of the Ninja • Revolutionary Road • Richard the Lionheart • Saturday Night Fever • Secretary • Shirley Valentine • Show of Force • Six Degrees of Separation • Sliding Doors • Songcatcher • Spaceballs • Step into Liquid • Street Smart • Subspecies • Subspecies 2 • Subspecies 3 • Subspecies 4 • Subspecies 5 • Sunshine Cleaning • The Parent Trap (1961)• The Parent Trap (1998)• The Fourth War • The Future • The Karate Kid (1984)• The Karate Kid: Part II • The Karate Kid III • The Next Karate Kid • The Perfect Weapon • The Phantom of the Opera • The Pom Pom Girls • The Presidio • The Wraith • Thelma & Louise • Total Recall (1990)• Two Family House • Uncommon Valor • War • Witless Protection • Words and Pictures • Zodiac

• Cruel and Unusual

• The Game Changer

• The Devil’s Double

• Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

• Yakuza Apocalypse

• Frank

• These Final Hours

• XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

• 12 O’Clock Boys • The Alchemist Cookbook • Are We Done Yet? • Are We There Yet? • Advanced Style • Afterimage • Bending Steel • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Coherence • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly • Dogs on the Inside • Meek’s Cutoff • Polina • Polytechnique • The Queen • Sex Guaranteed • Soul on a String • We Need to Talk About Kevin • Wendy & Lucy

• Barista

• My Best Friend

• School Life

• Espionage Tonight • Ingrid Goes West

• Detroit

• Sword of Vengeance

• Crash Pad

• Beside Bowie • Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill

• All Dogs Go to Heaven • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

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