Top 5 Netflix TV Shows to Watch Right Now (December)

There are plenty of good TV series on?Netflix. Arguably, too many, in fact. If you?re trying to figure out what to watch next, here?s our Tipstor? Top 5. It’s a great place to start.

1. Hannibal

Bryan Fuller?s Hannibal is a perfect series to binge-watch, given that the ability to watch back-to-back episodes evens out some of the slow pacing. Hannibal is dark, macabre, and brilliantly creative, and while it has many of the same characters viewers know and appreciate from the movie/book series, it also has an entirely different and unique tone (some would even say better). The murder scenes are equally gruesome and gorgeous, the series? long arc is as disturbing as it is engrossing, and the acting from Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelson, and Laurence Fishburne is superb. It?s a slow, morbidly addictive burn, and viewers must stick around for Michael Pitt?s Mason Verger in season two, if only for one of the most beautifully unsettling sequences ever seen on network television.

2. Community

Has there ever been a sitcom as downright clever as?Community? Aside from the gas leak year,?Community?was quicker than nearly every other comedy out there, with jokes flying fast but also taking seasons to reach a punchline. After getting caught with a phony degree, former lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) heads to Greendale Community College to get a legitimate degree. There he gets into increasingly hilarious hijinks with his Spanish study group. Between paintball wars, zombie outbreaks, and the increasingly ridiculous presence of Senor Chang (Ken Jeong),?Community?is never, ever boring. Quit living in the darkest timeline and get to watching.

3. Feel Good

Comedian Mae Martin stars in this feel-good dramedy series about a stand-up performer (named Mae), who falls for a young woman named George. Mae?s a recovering addict; George has just emerged from the closet. Sparks fly between the two, but Mae?s past drug use and George?s reluctance to come out to her friends and family threatens to break them up.

4. Tiger King

There are stories too bizarre, too mind-boggling to be true? and then there?s this seven-part docuseries. Cults, queer romance, exotic cats ? this true-crime binge has it all. Is Joe Exotic, a gay, gun-loving conman running an exotic zoo out of his home in Oklahoma, a criminal or an American hero? Did animal rights activist Carole Baskin murder her husband and feed him to her tigers? Why are so many zoo employees missing limbs? These are just a few of the questions you?ll ask while watching this train wreck. Have fun, kids.

5. Narcos: Mexico

Good news:?Narcos?is back. Even better news:?Mexico?is basically an entirely revamped show, which means you?don?t need to be familiar?with past installments to enjoy the wild ride. Diego Luna plays the new big bad, a drug lord looking to expand his reach, while Michael Pena plays the fed tasked with busting his operation. Luna looks to be thoroughly enjoying playing the sleazeball gangster-type, and since this installment is set in the 1980s, expect plenty of decadence, a killer soundtrack, and a ton of cocaine.