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Take a break from the April blues by checking out what’s new to stream on Netflix

Take a break from the April blues by checking out what’s new to stream on Netflix
Sam Gross

As the semester begins to slowly creep to an end, the sweet smell of summer lies just around the corner. For now, however, we find ourselves stuck in the heart of the semester with midterms and exams bogging us down. If you manage to come upon some free time in the near future, or if you just need a way to unwind from the misery of school, check out some of the newly available titles to stream on Netflix.

Netflix will still roll out a variety of new content throughout the month of April, even if it may not seem like the strongest month the site has ever seen. Several of Netflix’s popular original series’ will premiere new seasons in the month of May, so they have to find some way to keep viewers entertained throughout April.

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Several classic movies will become available on the first of April, like the award-winning “Schindler’s List,” a Steven Spielberg film staring Liam Neeson about a businessman who saves the lives of countless Jews during WWII. Also on April 1, viewers can watch “Tropic Thunder,” the over-the-top ridiculous war comedy starring Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr.

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April 7 will pave way for the second season of Netflix original series “The Get Down,” a musical drama co-created by Oscar winner Baz Luhrmann, so fans should get excited for that.

Then, on April 21, Netflix will give the world something it desperately needs. Everyone’s favorite scientist will return to the big screen, this time to save the world. That’s right, Bill Nye will make his return to television this month in the highly anticipated series “Bill Nye Saves the World.” 

Any fans of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” will most definitely want to check this one out, even if only to embrace the nostalgia or to thank Bill for getting them through eighth-grade science class. With everything going on in the world right now, we, as a people, need this. If anyone can save the world, it’s Bill Nye.

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Other highlights to watch this month are season one of satirical series “Dear White People” on April 28, based on the film of the same name. Also, Adam Sandler comedy “Sandy Wexler” will stream April 14, just in case any Adam Sandler fans actually still exist out there.

Although the focus of the streaming world may center on Netflix, let’s not forget about some of the other options out there. 

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This month on Hulu, viewers can enjoy critically acclaimed horror film “The Babadook,” as well as the classic coming-of-age comedies “Almost Famous” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

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This month on Amazon Prime, avid watchers can catch Oscar-winning masterpiece “There Will Be Blood,” as well as the debut season of “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story.” Amazon watchers can also catch new seasons of series such as “Fortitude” and “Catastrophe.”

All of these options should allow even the most avid bingers to sustain themselves through the month. A full list of what will arrive on these streaming platforms throughout the month is available online. 


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