The Best Shows on Netflix

By The Tower

The Tower (Princeton, New Jersey)

Have a little extra time? Need a Netflix recommendation? This teen had your solution with a curated list of the top 5 shows on Netflix.

Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Four friends run a bizarre bar together as they struggle to find their ways in the world. As problems pile up, the resulting drama leads to hilariously uncomfortable situations.

Narcos: The show follows the surprisingly true story of the rise of one of the world’s greatest drug traffickers: Pablo Escobar. Told through the eyes of both Pablo and the FBI agents tracking him down, and the dramatic action is intermixed with actual documentary footage. Plata o plomo?

Orange is the New Black: When Piper Chapman’s past of helping an international drug smuggler catches up to her nearly a decade later, she’s sentenced to 15 years in prison. Based on a real story, the comedy explores life behind bars, giving way to heartbreak, gritty reality, and moments of laughter. And remember: accent à droit.

Portlandia: The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland, and Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein bring it to life through their zany array of characters. The Pacific-Northwestern city’s eccentric inhabitants come to life through comedic sketches depicting the struggles of living the hipster life.

Parks and Recreation: Treat yo’ self to some of Amy Poehler’s humorous show about a delightfully zealous bureaucrat in the Midwest, portrayed by herself. The residents of Pawnee, Indiana are far from perfect people, but the well-intentioned heroine and her friends bring joy to an otherwise dysfunctional community.

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About Grace Masback

Grace Masback, 17, aspires to give voice to the voiceless and holds the modest ambition of becoming the voice of Gen Z. Frustrated by the dearth of impactful platforms for teen journalists, she founded WANT, a news, sports, and entertainment website that aggregates the best in high school journalism from school newspapers and teen bloggers around the world (

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