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New to Hulu: Freakish

By Dondre Lemon
Assistant News Editor

Some students might find it difficult to encounter a new show with a unique, original style. Hulu’s show “Freakish” presents a high school perspective of living amidst an apocalypse.

Season one, of the monstrous show takes place in a small town at Kent High School. The school and town was built around a chemical plant where many of the citizen worked, but things took a turn for the worst when factor exploded that morning. High schoolers witnessed the explosion and retreated into the school building as the cloud of chemical residue filled the air. After a few minutes passed, they left one by one to search for their loved ones. Eventually the students who remained in the safety of the school realize that their friends and family would be transformed to mutant zombies.

Grover Jones, (Leo Howard) played by Leo Howard watched as his sister became one of the mutants, and slowly realized he was alone. One day in detention, Jones falls in love with one of his detention mates, Violet Adams (Liza Koshy). As they become close, they realize that they have a lot in common.

Diesel (Adam Hicks), is an outcast at school. LeShaen Devereaux (Melvin Gregg) is the basketball athlete of the group, well-known among the student body and loved by his girlfriend Zoe Parker (Meghan Rienks). During the frightening experience, she learns to be independent and fight for herself. Parker also learns that she doesn’t have to be pretty and popular to succeed. Finally, Barrett McIntyre (Tyler Chase) is the nerd of the group, and he seems to know why the plant exploded and remains on high alert.

Season two kicks off with the students learning more about the chemical explosion, and slowly discovering that Grover Jones might be their only way to survive.

“Freakish” is now available to watch on Hulu, with a month monthly subscription. Fees range from $5.99 to $39.99 a month to watch all episodes of season 1 and 2. Get ready to watch for hours as it is a show that will drag you in from episode one.

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