Top 5 Netflix TV Shows to Watch Right Now (April)

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. Parks and Recreation

Witty, heartfelt, and funny, you?re not likely to find a more likable sitcom than?Parks and Recreation. The first six episodes aren?t very good, but once they figured out what to do with Amy Poehler?s Leslie Knope, the sitcom began to thrive, thanks in huge part to its endearing supporting cast.?Parks and Rec?is blissful television, and a must watch for any fan of great sitcoms.

2. Arrested Development

The series lost some of the mystique it had gained after its cancellation because Netflix?s season four wasn?t to everyone?s satisfaction ? though it flowers with repeat viewings, especially with the recut version of it.?Arrested Development?still stands as one of the funniest, most inventive, and most influential sitcoms of the generation.

3. Orange is the New Black

One of the best original shows on Netflix, this prison dramedy is a deeply human, funny, moving, realistic, progressive show about life and the bad decisions we?re all destined to make.?OITNB?humanizes the dehumanized, transforms labels ? felons, thieves, murderers, embezzlers ? into real human beings and reminds us that, even in prison, life isn?t put on hold. Life is being led. It?s a remarkably excellent series, and addictive as hell.

4. Better Call Saul

In its first season,?Better Call Saul?quickly put to rest any fears anyone might have had about a spin-off from arguably the greatest drama of all time,?Breaking Bad?(which sits atop this list). Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould return as showrunners, and they continue to bring the same level of complexity, intensity, and character development to?Saul?as they did for?Breaking Bad. What?s most remarkable about the series, however, is that they managed to transform the Saul character into someone humane and sympathetic while staying true to the same character in the original series. Indeed,?Saul?is the most detail oriented and perhaps the smartest show on television, and one hell of an intense, suspenseful drama, which is all the more impressive because we know roughly where it will end up.

5. American Horror Story

Ryan Murphy?s horror anthology on FX is an unpredictable tour-de-force that, when it sticks its landing, is one of the best shows on TV. The series chronicles truly terrifying, mind-warping plots across multiple seasons, connecting some, ignoring others. What grounds these outrageous storylines involving haunted hotels, murder houses, insane asylums, cults, and covens is the cast, most notably Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters. Murphy relies on their visceral portrayals of individuals unhinged to sell this whacky, nightmare-inducing rollercoaster and sell they do.