3 great TV shows to watch on Netflix this week

FXDarren Criss starred as Andrew Cunanan on ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace.’
  • Every week, INSIDER puts together a list of great shows you should watch on Netflix.
  • This week, we recommend “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” and “Big Mouth.”

Save yourself the time of endlessly scrolling through Netflix‘s many options of great TV shows. We’re here with three fresh picks of the best series to watch this week, starting with the lush and violent based-on-a-true-story show about the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace.

“American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”

Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in FX American Crime Story The Assassination of Gianni VersaceFXPenelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in ‘American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.’

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 9

FX’s hit 2018 series has just been added to Netflix, and if you didn’t already watch it then now is the perfect time to see what all the hype was about. With a stellar cast including Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, and Edgar Ramirez, “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianna Versace” is beautifully shot and packed with dramatic retellings of a series of real murders.

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“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”

Samin Nosrat in Salt Fat Acid Heat on NetflixNetflixSamin Nosrat in ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ on Netflix.

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 4

If you need a palate cleanser, Samin Nosrat’s short and sweet documentary series “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” is gorgeous and gratifying look at how the four main elements of any great dish are used around the world. Nosrat’s take on the well-tread ground of food documentaries is educational and full of an earnestness and light-heartedness that sets it apart. Just make sure you sit down to watch this with a snack in front of you, because it will kindle your appetite.

“Big Mouth”

Big Mouth season two episode one NetflixNetflixThe Hormone Monstress (Maya Rudolph) and Jessi (Jessi Klein) on ‘Big Mouth.’

Seasons: 2

Episodes: 20

“Big Mouth” is weird. But even if the raunchy, R-rated animated series may not be for everyone, everyone should at least give it a shot. Beneath all the realistic and relatable grossness about puberty and sex and masturbation, there is a lot of heart and thoughtful sex-positive messaging and all the quick, off-kilter humour you handle. The 20-minute episodes make it easy to lose yourself in an afternoon of marathon-viewing, and the series only gets better with its second season.

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