15 shows on Netflix to watch if you can’t sleep

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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 07: Amy Pohler speaks onstage during Norman Lear’s 95th Birthday Celebration on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for People For the American Way)
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 07: Amy Pohler speaks onstage during Norman Lear’s 95th Birthday Celebration on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for People For the American Way) /

2. Parks & Recreation

In response to the success of The OfficeParks and Recreation was born. This show has the same “mockumentary” type feel, following a small branch of government in Pawnee, Indiana.

The show follows the process of turning an abandoned pit into a park after a citizen, Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) falls and breaks both legs. His concerned girlfriend, Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones), brings it to the attention of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), deputy director of Parks & Rec department. The first two seasons focus singularly on the park until the show makes a change at the end of season two. After the government shuts down, Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) and Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) come in and shake things up in oh so many ways.

This show has something for everyone. It has hilarious actors, including Nick Offerman who plays the director of Parks & Rec department, Ron Swanson. Tom (Aziz Ansari), is full of half-baked schemes that rarely ever pan out but are always hilarious. Even the minor characters, Jerry (Jim O’Heir) and Donna Meagle (Retta) are cultivated throughout the show. Nothing is gone underplayed in this show.

With 125, 22-minute episodes, this show is easily binge-able. Follow the shenanigans of Pawnee’s government while simultaneously falling in love with these characters one episode at a time.