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The Best Movies And TV Shows To Stream This April

From 'Parasite' to the season 4 premiere of 'Insecure,' this month of quarantine is a great time to check out the freshest offerings on streaming services
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We get it, things are a little crazy right now. You might be experiencing a bit of cabin fever and need some fresh entertainment to keep you distracted from all the gloomy headlines. Luckily, with a new month comes lots of new movies and shows on your favourite media platforms, so there's never a shortage of content to stream. From HBO to Netflix to Hulu, you can always be sure that someone has released something exciting to binge on. And April is no exception, bringing original content like Netflix's new show Cooking with Cannabis and the season 4 premiere of Insecure, as well as the arrival of big blockbuster films that you may have missed out on or want to watch again, like Parasite and A Quiet Place. On that note, here are our top picks for the month: 

The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show

This new sketch comedy show is guaranteed to make you laugh. And it's only six episodes long, so it's very easy to binge watch if you're isolating at home. Stand-up comic Iliza Shlesinger stars in, and is also an executive producer of the series.

Nailed It! Season 4

Also coming to Netflix this month is season 4 of this hit baking show. Home bakers who don't have the best track record in the kitchen seek a second chance to prove their culinary skills. In each episode, three contestants try to re-create edible masterpieces, and the winner takes home a $10,000 prize. Comic Nicole Byer and renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres host.

Cooked with Cannabis

Appropriately coming to Netflix on April 20, ​​​​​​singer Kelis premieres her new show called Cooked with Cannabis. It's ​a cooking competition series, where the contestants are challenged to make masterful dishes made with cannabis-infused ingredients. Leather Storrs, a chef from Portland, Oregon, will be hosting alongside Kelis.

Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story

Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story is an in-depth look at the life of Cyntoia Brown, who was sentenced to life in prison after killing a man in self-defence. She was granted clemency and released from prison last year. The much-anticipated series comes out on Netflix April 29.

Parasite

If you haven't yet seen the Oscar-winning film Parasite, now is your chance. All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take a strange interest in the wealthy and alluring Park family, and find themselves in an unexpected situation. Greed and class discrimination are major themes in this film, which has gotten an increasing amount of buzz as time has gone on. The show is out on Hulu April 8.

A Quiet Place

Calling all horror and science fiction fans! Directed by The Office's John Krasinski, A Quiet Place stars Krasinski and his wife, Emily Blunt. In this suspenseful film, a family must live in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that attack when they hear a sound; even the quietest whisper can mean death. Married couple Evelyn and Lee must protect their children and fight back against their predators. The movie is out on Amazon Prime on April 2. 

High Maintenance Season 4

For the uninitiated, High Maintenence is comedy series starring Ben Sinclair about a nameless weed dealer in Brooklyn. While dropping off his goods to his customers, he makes brief appearances in their lives to get a glimpse at their daily routines, allowing viewers to explore the complexities of other people's lives. The season 4 finale premieres on HBO on April 3.

IT: Chapter 2

Calling all horror fans... again! Out on HBO on April 11, the second instalment to IT stars Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, and James McAvoy. The kids are all grown up and must face the clown that once terrorised them as children. 

Insecure Season 4

After a long hiatus, Insecure is finally back. Based on Issa Rae's acclaimed web series called Awkward Black Girl, Insecure has been a hit since 2016. Catch the Season 4 premiere on HBO on April 12.

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