The Best TV and Movies
to Stream in April
What to add to your list (and what to catch before it's pulled).
With near-unlimited options when it comes to what to watch when you fire up your multitude of streaming services, we figured we'd share a few of the Valet. team's recent finds and favorite shows. A few suggestions we think you'll enjoy as well. Happy watching.
If you enjoy good home design—the kind of smart, sophisticated and modern building styles you'd find collecting likes on Instagram, Britain's Grand Design is for you. This is not one of those cheesy HGTV shows with couples who bicker or quirky designers battling it out. No, each episode earnestly documents a unique home-build or renovation from start to finish—however long that might take, whether a few months or many years. The one thing they all have in common? Ambitions. From an environmentally-friendly London townhouse and a contemporary stone-faced farmhouse to a cantilevered stack of repurposed shipping containers (that one was our favorite).
Streaming now on Netflix
We were probably too young to appreciate (or even see) Oliver Stone's JFK when it came out in 1991. But the controversial film, which is now available on Hulu, garners an 84% "fresh" approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus seems to be as history, JFK may be slightly dubious, but as filmmaking "it's electric, cramming a ton of information and excitement into its three-hour runtime and making great use of its outstanding cast." The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and brought home two, for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing.
Streaming now on Hulu
Like it or not, Playboy is something of an icon—that infamous bow-tied bunny is nearly as recognizable as a can of Coca-Cola or Mickey Mouse. And Hugh Hefner, the man who made the magazine and, by extension, all that Playboy made (for better and worse) is the subject of a new 10-part docu-drama series, "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story." Made with the participation of friends, family and plenty of other privy insiders young and old—all of whom feel a certain affection for the man, his magazine and the Playboy mythology.
Streaming now on Amazon Prime
Chelsea Handler returns for the second season of her eponymous Netflix talkshow. This season, instead of three 30-minute shows a week, it will be one hourlong program filled with insight, interviews and plenty of profanity.