Top 5 Netflix TV Shows to Watch Right Now (January)
There are plenty of good TV series on?Netflix. Arguably, too many, in fact. If you?re trying to figure out what to watch next, here?s our Tipstor? Top 5. It’s a great place to start.
1. The Witcher
Henry Cavill leads this fantasy epic based on a best-selling series of books and a popular video game franchise. The expectations are high, but they?re more than exceeded by Cavill, who plays a mutated monster hunter named Geralt. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich?laid out for us?the changes she made?from page to screen, introducing key characters like the sorceress Yennefer and the destined princess Ciri early on, changes that take this show to the next level. It?s a cross between a police procedural and a?Lord Of The Rings-style adventure. You?ll love it.
2. Living With Yourself
The only thing better than a series starring Paul Rudd is a show starring two Paul Rudds. The funnyman leads this new original series while playing a man named Miles, who seems pretty dissatisfied with his life so far. After agreeing to participate in a mysterious spa treatment that promises a better, more successful life, Miles is left with a practically perfect doppelganger intent on taking his life from him. It?s dark and weird, and did we mention the two Paul Rudds?
3. When They See Us
Director Ava DuVernay?s limited series about the wrongfully accused men in the Central Park Five case is an emotionally heavy reimagining of a truly tragic event in our history. The series sheds light on racial profiling and corruption in the NYPD as a group of young Black men are targeted for a heinous crime and put on trial with little evidence. It?s a gripping, heartbreaking retelling, but one that feels sadly relevant.
4. I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
Saturday Night Live and Detroiters alum Tim Robinson creates and stars in this 15-minute sketch comedy series that is perfectly happy to offer up a few irreverent laughs without all of the post-comedy commentary that weighs down other funny shows in 2019. It?s a mixed bag of unconnected stories about toddler pageants and old men out for revenge and how Instagram has warped our social interactions in hilariously bizarre ways. What each of these skits has in common is Robinson?s particular brand of comedy and his unrivaled ability to make you laugh.
5. Tuca & Bertie
Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish voice the stars of this animated comedy from BoJack Horseman artist Lisa Hanawalt. Wong plays Bertie, a 30-something songbird thrush with debilitating anxiety, a knack for baking, and a truly toxic work environment. Haddish plays her best friend Tuca, a loud-mouthed toucan who loves to party and hates the thought of settling down. The friends try to hold on to their single days, even as Bertie takes the next step in her long-term relationship and Tuca struggles to find her place in the world. It?s a more colorful, comforting world than BoJack, but it?s got the same great humor and surprisingly-thoughtful musings.