3 great TV shows to watch on Netflix this week

Ali Goldstein/NetflixJustina Machado and Isabella Gomez on ‘One Day at a Time.’
  • Every week, INSIDER puts together a list of great shows on Netflix you should watch.
  • This week, we recommend the Netflix original comedy “One Day at a Time,” weekly news show “Patriot Act,” and the award-winning documentary series “Chef’s Table.”

Don’t waste time needlessly scrolling through Netflix and trying to pick what to watch. INSIDER is here to recommend three TV shows you should dive into this week.

First on our list this week is the dramedy series “One Day at a Time,” which just premiered its third season on the streaming platform.

“One Day at a Time”

Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz on One Day at a Time on Netflix Ali GoldsteinAli Goldstein/NetflixRita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, and Marcel Ruiz on ‘One Day at a Time.’

Seasons: 3

Episodes: 39

Netflix original series “One Day at a Time” is a “reimagining of the Norman Lear classic” but this time revolving around a Cuban-American family and starring Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, and Isabella Gomez. The show is filmed in a familiar network comedy style (laugh track and all), and it’s among the most critically acclaimed of Netflix’s 20-ish minute series.

Weaving in storylines of veteran PTSD, immigration, racism, and the every day struggles of keeping a family unit happy under one roof, “One Day at a Time” is equally heartwarming, inspiring, and hilarious.

“Chef’s Table”

Chef's Table Nancy Silverton pizza photo by Dan MacMaden Netflix show Dan MacMaden/NetflixA squash-blossom pizza made in Chef Nancy Silverton’s restaurant.

Seasons: 5

Episodes: 25

“Food porn” is an overused term when it comes to Instagram videos, YouTube trends and the like, but there is almost no other way to properly explain how incredibly beautiful and gratifying each episode of “Chef’s Table” is. The series follows a different acclaimed chef per episode and explores their ethos and craftsmanship. The hour-long episodes brilliantly build up to a gorgeous visual explosion of immaculate and mouth-watering plates of food.

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If you just want to dip a toe into this series, start with the episodes featuring chefs Niki Nakayama (season one, episode four), Alex Atala (season two, episode two), Jeong Kwan (season three, episode one) and Nancy Silverton (season three, episode three).

“Patriot Act”

Patriot Act Hasan Minaj Netflix show Cara HoweCara Howe/NetflixHasan Minaj hosts the weekly show ‘Patriot Act’ on Netflix.

Seasons: 2

Episodes: 8 (and counting)

“Patriot Act” is an experimental show from Netflix, and one you should give a chance. The episodes are released weekly on Sundays, and each one is a deep dive from host and creator Hasan Minaj into a newsy pop culture or political topic.

From tackling Affirmative Action policies to exploring why the brand Supreme is artificially valued, Minaj brings facts, wit, and sharp analytical insight to topics most people should care about. Season two just began, so you can tune in now to stay on top of the weekly episodes.

If you’re looking for this week’s best movies on Netflix,take a look at our picks.

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