3 great TV shows to watch on Netflix this week

Johan Paulin/NetflixWhen a tragedy takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder.
  • Every week, INSIDER puts together a list of great shows on Netflix you should watch.
  • This week we recommend watching new comedy “Special,” Swedish drama “Quicksand,” and the always great “Parks and Recreation.”
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Netflix rolls out more content than most people can possibly track let alone watch, but we’re here to parse through the endless tiles for you and recommended the three TV shows worth your time this weekend.

First up, a new comedy which has rare less-than-twenty-minute episodes.

“Special”

Netflix‘Special’ is based on series creator Ryan O’Connell’s memoir, ‘I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.’

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 8

Ryan O’Connell is the co-creator and star of Netflix original “Special,” a comedy series about a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who is trying to break out of his patterns. All eight episodes are under 20 minutes, making it a quick watch, and you’re guarunteed to be left wanting more.

“Parks and Recreation”

Parks and recreation coworkersNBCThe cast of NBC’s sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation.’

Seasons: 7

Episodes: 125

Whether you’ve seen this sitcom dozens of times already or have yet to experience the magic of Leslie Knope’s indefatigable optimism, “Parks and Recreation” is a perfect weekend binge-show. Fall in love with the local midwestern government department and all the oddities that go along with it.

“Quicksand”

Quicksand Netflix TV show Johan Paulin/Netflix‘Quicksand’ explores class, violence, and the experiences of young adults today.

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 6

“Quicksand” is a new Swedish drama series about a school shooting and the unfolding mystery of one young woman’s role in the violence. We recommended turning on the original Swedish audio and English subtitles for the best audio experience, though a dubbed version is available.

The violence and trauma of “Quicksand” is front and center, so viewers should watch with caution.

For INSIDER’s recommended movies to see on Netflix this week, read our list of the five films you should watch.

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