3 great TV shows to watch on Netflix this week

Nicola Goode/NetflixBrit Marling stars as OA on ‘The OA.’

There are more TV shows streaming on Netflix than any reasonable human could possibly watch. To help you parse through the options, INSIDER is here to recommend three shows worthy of your time this week.

We’re starting with a polarising series that’s bound to spark something if you’re looking for a mind-bending show.

“The OA”

Nina The OA season 2 Nicola Goode Netflix 4Nicola Goode/Netflix‘The OA’ is riveting and divisive.

Seasons: 2

Episodes: 16

Co-creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij have written two seasons of the most intriguing, creative, and risk-taking Netflix series we’ve ever seen. The show begins with a young women turning up in a hospital more than seven years after she disappeared, but there’s an immediate twist: She was blind when she vanished, and now she can see.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the otherworldly, transcendent, and boundary-pushing narrative of this show. “Part II” of the “The OA” just dropped on Netflix, and we highly recommend catching up with this mind-bending series.

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“Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere”

Bob ross joy of paintingWikimedia CommonsBob Ross, host of ‘The Joy of Painting.’

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 26

For those looking for a more relaxing, background-type of show, you can’t go wrong with PBS icon Bob Ross. Netflix is streaming a collection of these 25-minute episodes, all featuring the kindly Bob Ross completing a painting while softly narrating his brush strokes.

The first episode of this collection cuts to baby squirrels Ross has been fostering, just in case you needed an extra reason to soothe your spirit with “The Joy of Painting.”

“Stranger Things”

Eleven stranger thingsNetflixMillie Bobby Brown stars on Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things.’

Seasons: 2

Episodes: 17

Netflix finally released an official trailer for “Stranger Things” season three this week, so it’s the perfect time to either catch up with the ’80s-based nostalgia series for the first time or go back for a rewatch.

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The phenomenal cast, score, and vibrant supernatural storylines will keep you hooked for episode after episode. No other TV shows has quite captured a beloved group of oddball kids so well, nor given us so many reasons to cheer them on as they fight to save their small town of Hawkins, Indiana.

For INSIDER’s recommended movies to watch on Netflix this week, read our list here.

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