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    Check out the latest and greatest TV shows and movies headed to Netflix in April

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    Still from the official trailer for season two of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” premiering Friday, April 15 on Netflix. Schmidt faces the wild world of New York after spending years trapped in an underground vault.

    April has arrived, if you can believe it. As the semester draws to a close, Netflix does the exact opposite, providing even more quality content in the new month with both Netflix originals and titles borrowed from others. 

    Tests, papers and homework pile up around this time of year for many students, but if you somehow find yourself with some free time, or if you just feel the need to put off school in order to satisfy your desperate thirst for binge watching, make sure to Netflix and chill by checking out some of these titles.

    Stanley Kubricki fans will jump for joy, because classic Kubrick hits “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “A Clockwork Orange” are now on the streaming site, allowing viewers to get their Kubrick on by experiencing the dark, sometimes funny, but always brilliant world of philosophical science fiction unique to Kubrick’s body of work.

    If Kubrick isn’t your thing, you can always try Kutcher. The new Netflix original comedy series “The Ranch” will star Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson as two brothers living in Colorado. Where will it take place? You guessed it: on a ranch. This series looks promising, mainly because it reunites Kutcher and Masterson, who both starred in “That ‘70s Show” back in the day. “That ‘70s Show” will always remain a teenage comedy classic. Hopefully Kutcher and Masterson can interject the same energy they put into Kelso and Hyde all those years ago. You never know, maybe Topher Grace and Mila Kunis will guest star and they can have a big reunion.

    One of Netflix’s best original comedy series will return for a brand new season at middle of the month. Ellie Kemper will return as Kimmy Schmidt in season two of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” set to premiere April 15. 

    This witty, quirky, sometimes completely odd and other times absolutely hilarious series centers around Schmidt, a girl trapped underground by a manipulating cult leader for years, who gets rescued along with three other women and must navigate her new life in New York as she tries to adjust to a world she knows nothing about. 

    This may sound like a dark and emotional premise, but somehow it will make you laugh. The series also stars Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane. Jon Hamm even appeared in the first season as cult leader Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, in a performance quite different from his well-known role on “Mad Men.”

    Another noteworthy addition will star Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana for some good old satirical comedy. Netflix original film “Special Correspondents” will premiere April 29 and will star Gervais and Bana as struggling radio correspondents. Netflix gets dibs after the film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22. release. The streaming site has yet to produce many critically acclaimed original films, so maybe this will help propel them from a company known for creating great movies as well as great television.

    Here you have the highlights, or the must-see April additions, but Netflix has added plenty more content as well. A complete list of the April content is available online. Now you’ve got ample Netflix and chill material. Enjoy.


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