6. Parks & Recreation
Any fan of the critically acclaimed show, The Office, should be on cloud nine with Parks & Rec. The show is documentary style, much like The Office and 30 Rock. It follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a spunky government worker as she tries to spruce up her small town of Pawnee, Indian, along with the rest of the Parks and Recreation team: scheming, sarcastic Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari); apathetic intern April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza); tough-as-nails, breakfast enthusiast Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman); and more.
The show is currently running on NBC, Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c, but Netflix currently offers five seasons. So, “treat yo’self” to some Parks and Rec!
5. The Walking Dead
Zombies — now what? Watch as police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) leads a group of survivors through the zombie apocalypse in AMC’s The Walking Dead. The titillating horror-drama series is based off the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Toby Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The suspenseful show will have you on the edge of your seat as the survivors search for a safe haven away from the pandemic of “walkers” or “biters.”
Though the series still airs on AMC (currently on hiatus), Netflix houses three heart-stopping seasons.
4. Orange Is the New Black
A Netflix original, Orange Is the New Black is the hilarious, heart-wrenching, and very sexy account of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), an upper class New Yorker in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after her ten-year old drug trafficking crimes catch up with her. The show follows Chapman as she learns the ropes in prison and interacts with her hilarious block mates: Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning), and Donna from That 70’s Show.
Season one can be found exclusively on Netflix, and season two will be premiering this summer.
ABC’s political thriller, Scandal, follows the story of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), a former White House Communications Director for the President of the USA. Pope has left the Whitehouse to start her own crisis management firm, “Olivia Pope & Associates.” She thus dedicates her life to protecting the public images of the nation’s elite.
Scandal currently airs on ABC Thursdays at 10/9c, but Netflix offers two seasons.
2. House of Cards
Another exclusive Netflix series, House of Cards is a three-time Emmy winning program, showcasing Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, a ruthless and sly politician who unceasingly attempts to rise to power in Washington D.C., using his beautiful and equally cunning wife Claire (Robin Wright).
House of Cards can only be found on Netflix, and there are currently two released seasons. The 2015 release date for season three was delayed, so who knows when this political thriller could be coming back to the small screen?
1. Breaking Bad
Staring Frankie Muniz’s TV dad from Malcom in the Middle, Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad is the story of chemistry teacher Walter White as he “breaks bad” shortly after his fiftieth birthday and starts cooking high quality meth with former burnout student, Jessie Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Breaking Bad’s five seasons are so action-packed, they don’t allow for a dull moment. It’s loaded with explosions, not-so-tighty-whiteys, decapitated heads going for a ride on a turtle, shoot outs galore, and almost true science. Another hit from AMC, Breaking Bad took the nation by storm (it’s like the 24 of its time). This critically acclaimed series already saw its finale, and all five seasons can be found on Netflix.