3 great TV shows to watch on Netflix this week

NetflixThe ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ holiday special dropped on Friday.
  • Every week, we put together a list of three great shows you should watch on Netflix.
  • This week, we recommend a new holiday episode of Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and the underrated AMC drama, “Halt and Catch Fire.”

Need something to binge while you’re home for the holidays? We can help.

This month Netflix is a little less crowded than usual because of the holidays, which gives you time to catch up on things you might have missed. And we’re here to give you recommendations, because we know how daunting finding something to watch can be.

Every week, we select three shows you should watch on Netflix. We pick shows you can quickly, and some you can just get started on. We mix shows that have recently come onto the streaming service with some old favourites you might have missed.

From “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale” to “Halt and Catch Fire,” here’s what we recommend you watch this week:

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale”

Chilling adventures of sabrina holiday midwinters taleNetflixThe holiday special is fun and twisted.

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” dropped a holiday episode centered on Christmas and the Winter Solstice, which is strange considering the witches on this show worship Satan, but that’s alright because it’s a good episode that moves the story forward. There is an evil Santa, so it’s pretty much everything “CAOS” fans want in a holiday special.

“New Girl”

New girl outfitsFOX‘New Girl’ ended its run in the spring.

Seasons: 6

Episodes: 138

“New Girl” got off to a somewhat rocky start when it first premiered in 2011, relying on Zooey Deschanel’s quirky Jess Day using her “manic pixie dream girl” charm to carry the show. But the writers quickly realised that the best comedy and characters were the guys Jess rooms with. It became one of the best comedies on television as it started to embrace its weirdness more and more. You might not finish the series this week, but it’s worth revisiting or trying for the first time. It’s also a good time to consume Jake Johnson content, since he’s fresh off a great opening weekend for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

“Halt and Catch Fire”

Halt and Catch Fire Kerry Bishe Mackenzie Davis boardroomAMCThe AMC series ended in 2017.

Seasons: 4

Episodes: 40

When “Halt and Catch Fire” premiered on AMC in 2014, it was unfairly compared to the AMC greats: “Breaking Bad” had just ended, and “Mad Men” was still on the air. The show, which dramatizes the computer boom in the 1980s and eventually moves forward to the early days of the internet, was initially dismissed as a knock-off prestige drama. But it grows into its own with its characters (especially the women) who you will honestly love more than your friends, and it integrates seamless but stark time jumps that other shows have never been able to pull off quite as well.

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