3 great TV shows to watch on Netflix this week

Brian Sweeney/NetflixAntonia Thomas and Johnny Flynn in ‘Lovesick.’
  • Every week, INSIDER puts together a list of great shows on Netflix you should watch.
  • This week, we recommend watching sketch comedy show “I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson,” rom-com series “Lovesick,” and AMC’s “Mad Men.”
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Don’t fall down the rabbit hole of seemingly never-ending options on Netflix this weekend. INSIDER is here with our weekly instalment of the best TV shows you can find on Netflix that are worth your time, starting with a new short-form comedy show.

‘I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson’

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Eddy Chen NetflixEddy Chen/NetflixTim Robinson (right) is former ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member and writer.

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 6

This new Netflix original series is comprised of just six episodes, all around 15 minutes long. This a new experimental formula from Netflix, which we first saw tested with “Special” (another series we think is worth watching).

Watching “I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson” is like watching a fever dream of the best absurdist sketch ideas a table of comedy writers has spent years honing. It’s strange, hilarious, off-kilter, and packed with an incredible cast of stars you know from movies, “Saturday Night Live,” and more.


Lovesick Netflix Neil Davidson Neil Davidson/NetflixAntonia Thomas, Johnny Flynn, and Daniel Ings in ‘Lovesick.’

Seasons: 3

Episodes: 22

Originally titled “Scrotal Recall,” this romantic comedy series starts with a simple premise. A man named Dylan (played by Johnny Flynn) finds out he has a sexually transmitted disease and must work his way down through a list of former girlfriends and lovers to tell them.

As he undergoes this cringeworthy mission, the show does flashbacks to points in Dylan’s life when he realised how he truly felt about the one woman who got away. “Lovesick” is funny, endearing, at times raunchy, but above all extremely heartwarming and well-written.

‘Mad Men’

Mad MenAMCJanuary Jones and Jon Hamm on ‘Mad Men.’

Seasons: 7

Episodes: 92

If you’re looking to sink your teeth into a bigger drama show, “Mad Men” is one of the best complete series in the Netflix catalogue. AMC’s critical hit about the New York City advertising world of the 1950s is one of the most compelling character dramas to ever grace the small screen.

Whether you’re coming to it for the first time or are in the mood to rewatch a modern classic, “Mad Men” is just the ticket.

To see which movies INSIDER recommends on Netflix, read our list of the five films you should stream this week.

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