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The Action Comedy Hidden Gem Series You Can Binge On Hulu

It's a tried-and-true fact when it comes to binging TV that sometimes you're just looking for some comfort food. You want a series that's familiar with understandable rules that's not going to take a lot of effort to get into. 

"Lethal Weapon" the series reimagines the meeting between the franchise's two central characters, exasperated Detective Roger Murtaugh and former-Special Forces operative-turned-slightly unhinged new recruit Martin Riggs, in modern-day Los Angeles, where the pair battle contemporary threats and trade timely banter. The film's stars, predictably, did not return; Glover's Murtaugh, you'll recall, was too old for this ... stuff ... even all the way back in 1987. Instead, veteran actor and comedian Damon Wayans plays Murtaugh, with Clayne Crawford stepping into Riggs' straitjacket.

Unfortunately, the on-camera action was overshadowed by the show's behind-the-scenes turmoil, which saw co-lead Crawford fired after a series of on-set incidents and two years of a notoriously prickly relationship with Wayans. (Crawford fired back at Wayans, claiming his co-star and the production company set him up to fail on the show.)

Wayans, for his part, announced his departure from the show part of the way through its third season, after Crawford's Riggs had been replaced with a new character, former CIA field officer Wesley Cole (Seann William Scott), a change that essentially doomed the project to cancelation.

What makes Lethal Weapon a bingable action-comedy series

When you're looking for something new to binge, the off-camera drama doesn't matter as much as whether the jokes are landing and the action is sufficiently pulse-pounding. That's why plenty of Hulu subscribers are tuning in for "Lethal Weapon." The series received a score of 89% from critics and 76% from audiences over its three seasons, with most reviewers praising the chemistry between the two leads (via Rotten Tomatoes).

The buddy dynamic has always been at the center of this franchise. Despite Wayans' and Crawford's personal issues with one another, the characters of Riggs and Murtaugh are so finely tuned as foils that it would be entertaining to see them do just about anything together, as long as they can be in that familiar mode. No one could have expected the show to reach the heights of the first film –– which remains an all-time classic –– but it's still a pleasure to spend time with these characters, whether they're battling drug cartels or Riggs' own family.

"Lethal Weapon" is available to stream on Hulu.