What to Doc: You’ve got to watch McCarthy, an American Experience documentary that chronicles the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator whose zealous anti-communist crusade would test the limits of American decency and democracy. (If you want to understand today’s political strategies, the acquiescence of party members, and why attacking the media was Trump’s first and most imperative goal, you’ll find all the answers right here.)

+ What to Watch: The Outsider on HBO gets into your head and stays there. Jason Bateman is excellent and Ben Mendelson is one of the best actors working today.

+ What to Jones For: “I’m loving my life right now, but you know what I’ve noticed lately? Who hasn’t been having fun? The f–king 20 year-olds.” And from there, it only gets better. Leslie Jones’ Netflix standup special is exactly what you need this weekend.