The Best Genius TV Shows on Hulu
Finding a good Genius TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Genius TV shows of all time streaming on Hulu.
1. Family Guy
What it's about: Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.
Where to Watch: 11 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim & FOX). 334 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 59 episodes (17%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX, TBS, FOX & 1 other). 341 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
2. Cowboy Bebop
What it's about: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.
Where to Watch: 26 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim, Crunchyroll & Tubi TV). 26 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 26 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
What it's about: Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.
Where to Watch: 4 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (NatGeo). 20 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 20 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
4. Dexter's Laboratory
What it's about: Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated children's television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius with a secret laboratory filled with his collection of inventions. He constantly battles his sister Dee Dee, who always gains access despite his best efforts to keep her out, as well as his arch-rival and neighbor, Mandark. The series' first two seasons contain additional segments: Dial M for Monkey, which focuses on Dexter's pet lab monkey-turned-superhero, and The Justice Friends, about a trio of superheroes who share an apartment.Tartakovsky first pitched the series to Hanna-Barbera's animated shorts showcase World Premiere Toons, basing it on student films he produced while attending the California Institute of the Arts. Four shorts were created and broadcast on Cartoon Network in 1995 and 1996 before viewer approval ratings convinced the network to order a 13-episode first season, which premiered on April 28, 1996. By 1999, 52 episodes and a television movie had been produced, and Tartakovsky then left the series to begin work on his other projects, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars. In 2001, the network revived the series under a different production team at Cartoon Network Studios, and after 26 more episodes, the series ended on November 20, 2003.
Where to Watch: 16 episodes (7%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 114 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
What it's about: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a very different perspective.
Where to Watch: 5 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 118 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 118 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).
6. Doogie Howser, M.D.
What it's about: Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American television comedy-drama starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician who also faces the problems of being a normal teenager. Creators Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, partnering with ABC, aired the show from 1989 to 1993 for four seasons totaling 97 episodes.
Where to Watch: 97 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).