5 great shows to watch on Netflix this week

Kim Renfro
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Netflix has more original series and classic TV shows than the average person can keep up with. To help parse through the options, Insider is here to recommend five shows that are actually worth your time this week. 

First up is a new mini-season of Netflix's hit series "Queer Eye."

'Queer Eye: We're in Japan!'

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Seasons: 1

Episodes: 4

This short, four-episode season of "Queer Eye" brings the same Fab Five makeover experts — Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness — to Japan. 

They're joined by Kiko Mizuhara and Naomi Watanabe in the quest to give four people a new lease on life. If you like the standard "Queer Eye" format, you'll enjoy this mini season with a new batch of people who need a boost of confidence and a dream house to thrive in. 

'The End of the Fxxxing World'

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Seasons: 2

Episodes: 16

The second season of "The End of the Fxxxing World" premieres on Netflix on Tuesday, and this is a show you do not want to miss. Its first season was sheer perfection, following the two teens (Alyssa and James) on a violent, thrilling, funny, and heartwarming adventure.

Everything from the incredible soundtrack to the performances from lead actors Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther is pitch-perfect. Both seasons have a great set of minor characters, including one incredible detective played by ex-"Game of Thrones" actress Gemma Whelan.

'Billy on the Street'

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"Billy On The Street"

Seasons: 4

Episodes: 42

This wild quiz show is now streaming on for the first time. You can watch four seasons of comedian and actor Billy Eichner's truly bananas man-on-the-street interview and trivia series, which started on Fuse, moved to TruTV, and eventually landed at Funny Or Die. 

Eichner runs around the streets of New York City, sometimes with a celebrity in tow, to shout increasingly ridiculous prompts at strangers. The show truly sings when Eichner encounters a no-nonsense New Yorker who has no time for his absurdity, or when he winds up embarrassing celebrities in front of people (and vice versa).

'The Devil Next Door'

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Seasons: 1

Episodes: 5

This new docuseries tells the true story of a man named John Demjanjuk, an Ukrainian-American man who was living with his family in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1980s.

His life was upended "when a group of Holocaust survivors identify Demjanjuk's photograph as 'Ivan the Terrible' — a notoriously cruel Nazi death camp guard who tortured and killed nearly one million Jewish prisoners during World War II," the documentary synopsis explains.

The Netflix Original documentary series explores Demjanjuk's extradition to Israel and his trial for crimes against humanity, with many twists and turns in the real case that were unveiled over several years.


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Seasons: 3

Episodes: 36

USA's sci-fi series "Colony" was cancelled after three seasons, but it's worth giving a watch thanks to its cocreator Ryan Condal.

Condal was just announced as the coshowrunner and writer ofthe coming "Game of Thrones" prequel series, "House of the Dragon." Any fan of HBO's hit fantasy series should see "Colony," if only to get a feel for how the coming 10-episode season of Targaryen-centric Westerosi stories might unfold under Condal.

Plus, "Colony" stars "Lost" veteran Josh Holloway, which means the show is at least very fun to look at. 

For more Netflix options, read Insider's list of the best movies you can stream this week.

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