Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt– Season two of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was released on April 15. This crazy comedy follows the adventures of “Mole Woman” Kimmy Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper, after she is rescued from a religious doomsday cult and moves to New York, where she attempts to adjust to life in the 21st century. Since it employs a similar type of humor, the show is a must-watch for fans of The Office or Parks and Recreation.
TURN: Washington’s Spies- For any history buffs or Central Intelligence Agency admirers, season two of this show was released on April 11, and follows the story of Abe Woodhull, an everyday farmer-turned-spy for the Continental Army. Part of the Culper Ring, Woodhull, and his other childhood friends are able to find out British strategies and report them to Washington, potentially shifting the war in the Patriot’s favor. The documentary is both informative, engaging, and dramatic.
The Ranch– This Netflix original was created by Two and a Half Men’s Jim Patterson and Don Reo and released on April 1. It features Ashton Kutcher as Colt Bennett, a man who has come home to work on his family farm after years away playing football. The show shares many similarities to That 70’s Show, since it highlights some of the same acting talent, includes a laugh track, and is filmed with a multi-camera setup.
Bob’s Burgers– This show follows the comedic struggles that the Belcher family faces in trying to run its restaurant. Netflix released season five on April 1, and the plots in the newly released season range from the family becoming friends with a “ghost” in its basement, to an intense go-kart competition. No matter the episode, the animated show provides outrageous scenarios as well as plenty of laughs.
How to Get Away With Murder– The second season of ABC’s intense drama How to Get Away With Murder was released on Netflix on April 16, and stars Viola Davis, who in 2015 became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of law professor and attorney Annalise Keating. The show is about how Keating selects a few students to help her on the trials she works on, but these trials quickly become personal and even dangerous.