The Good Wife started airing a few years ago, but it's just been added to HuluPlus. Usually I can't get behind shows that center around infidelity, but this seems to portray it in an honest light (so far). Julianna Margulies plays the titular character, Alicia Florrick, whose state attorney husband was busted with prostitutes and using government funds for his own purposes and sent to prison. She stands by him, and also returns to the workforce by taking a job as an associate at a law firm. The show is both a courtroom procedural, so each episode focuses on a different case, and a study into a marriage that has been truly tested in the media. It feels like a grown-up drama. All seasons available on HuluPlus.
Let's remember that this is a judgment-free zone! This CW comedy is mindless entertainment with great wardrobe choices. Zoe Hart is a doctor leaves her NYC home to be a general practitioner in the small town of Bluebell, Alabama. There are love triangles, truly mediocre actors, and corny plotlines involving an alligator named Burt Reynolds. The first two seasons are on Netflix, the current one is on Hulu.
How I Met Your Mother is my go-to show these days. Ted Mosby is narrating the story of how he met his wife to his children, so the whole show is told through 'flashbacks' to the 2000s and 2010s. His core group of friends are there for him throughout all of his misbegotten adventures in dating, and sometimes add to them. There are 9 seasons, 8 of which are available on Netflix, and each one is better than the last. Admittedly, there are a couple of long-standing plots that I could do without (Robin and Barney have never felt right to me, and Ted can be a bit 'woe is me'), but Lily and Marshall are worth watching. I'm a sucker for anything Jason Segel (Marshall) does.
Yeah, this show about a fantasy football league may not seem like my cup of tea, but the humor slays me. The League follows single man Pete, plastic surgeon Andre, married couple Jenny and Kevin, lawyer Ruxin, and deadbeat Taco through 5 seasons (four of them available on Netflix) of crude and lewd shenanigans, with a side of football. It's on FX, so you know some of the humor may be a bit out of line, but that's the best part!