This week’s Top 10 includes the swan song of a monarch drama, stand-up specials, and a new reality challenge show.
Looking for the Top 10 TV Shows on Netflix now? Well, you’re in the right place! Despite the streaming service launching the trending list earlier this year, which reveals what the Top 10 most popular TV shows are on a daily basis, it’s not easy to find that list on Netflix itself without digging into it a little bit. We’re here to help streamline that process.
Holdover titles take up the smallest portion of this week’s Top 10, but there are still some shows that have persisted, including emotional limited series All the Light We Cannot See, cult docuseries Escaping Twin Flames, the premiere of The Crown‘s first half of episodes from its sixth (and final) season, explosive drama Criminal Code, and gal pal comedy First Wives Club (the TV adaptation of everyone’s favorite movie).
Newcomers to the Netflix Top 10 take up the remaining slots, including the premiere of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, a new reality competition show revolving all around Squid Game, and more.
Stay tuned to see how the Top 10 changes on a weekly basis, but for now, here’s the Top 10 as it currently stands today:
- 10. Escaping Twin Flames
- 9. Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
- 8. Criminal Code
- 7. Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs
- 6. All the Light We Cannot See
- 5. Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool
- 4. First Wives Club
- 3. The Crown
- 2. Matt Rife: Natural Selection
- 1. Squid Game: The Challenge
Check out the Top 10 most popular TV shows on Netflix list below, along with a brief synopsis of just what the heck it is that everyone’s watching. For a more curated and longer list, check out our list of the Best TV Shows on Netflix. And for the Top 10 Movies currently available, go ahead and click on that link.
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10 Escaping Twin Flames
Escaping Twin Flames
In our digital era, why not turn to the internet to find your soulmate? Enter Jeff and Shaleia, the leaders of Twin Flames Universe who sell online classes that guarantee harmonious union with your destined partner. From the Emmy-nominated filmmaking team behind Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult, comes Escaping Twin Flames, a three-part documentary series that pulls back the veil on Twin Flames Universe, a controversial online community that preys on people looking for love. With exclusive access to former members, the series reveals the horrifying stories of coercion and exploitation surrounding Twin Flames Universe – from encouraging stalking behavior to manipulating gender identities. The series also documents the active efforts of family members to rescue their loved ones from Jeff and Shaleia’s web.
9 Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
Scott Pilgrim meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, but learns he must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her. Then things get even more complicated. Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
8 Criminal Code
After a robbery of epic proportions at a securities insurance company in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, federal police officers from the Foz do Iguaçu police station, in Brazil, undertake an unprecedented investigation. Following the trail of DNA samples collected, they discover a thread that connects the robbery in the neighboring country with other recent crimes and uncover an even bigger plan involving criminals from both countries. The analysis of a single case becomes the largest investigation against property theft in the history of Brazil, in a fictional series inspired by real crimes that have never been told before.
7 Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs
Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs
In a rowdy stand-up set, Shane Gillis riffs on his girlfriend’s Navy SEAL ex, touring George Washington’s house and being bullied by an Australian Goth.
6 All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All The Light We Cannot See is a groundbreaking limited series that follows the story of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl and her father, Daniel LeBlanc, who flee German-occupied Paris with a legendary diamond to keep it from falling into the hands of the Nazis. Relentlessly pursued by a cruel Gestapo officer who seeks to possess the stone for his own selfish means, Marie-Laure and Daniel soon find refuge in St. Malo, where they take up residence with a reclusive uncle who transmits clandestine radio broadcasts as part of the resistance. Yet here in this once-idyllic seaside city, Marie-Laure’s path also collides inexorably with the unlikeliest of kindred spirits: Werner, a brilliant teenager enlisted by Hitler’s regime to track down illegal broadcasts, who instead shares a secret connection to Marie-Laure as well as her faith in humanity and the possibility of hope. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner over the course of a decade, All The Light We Cannot See tells a story of the extraordinary power of human connection — a beacon of light that can lead us through even the darkest of times. Directed by Shawn Levy and written by Steven Knight, the four-part limited series introduces newcomers Aria Mia Loberti and Nell Sutton as the older and younger Marie-Laure respectively, and stars Mark Ruffalo as Daniel LeBlanc, Hugh Laurie as Uncle Etienne, Louis Hofmann as Werner, Lars Eidinger as Von Rumpel, and Marion Bailey as Madame Manec.
5 Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool
Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool
Comedian Mike Birbiglia dives headlong into mortality, medical tests, nature’s pillows and an overchlorinated YMCA pool in this candid one-man show.
4 First Wives Club
First Wives Club
Best friends lift each other up as they navigate rocky relationships, demanding careers and new beginnings. Based on the hit 1996 comedy.
3 The Crown
A relationship blossoms between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed before a fateful car journey has devastating consequences. Prince William tries to integrate back into life at Eton in the wake of his mother’s death as the monarchy has to ride the wave of public opinion. As she reaches her Golden Jubilee, the Queen reflects on the future of the monarchy with the marriage of Charles and Camilla and the beginnings of a new Royal fairytale in William and Kate.
2 Matt Rife: Natural Selection
Matt Rife: Natural Selection
After having amassed a large social following through his viral content showcasing his quick wit and crowd work, Matt embarked on a sold-out world tour. Now in his first Netflix comedy special, Matt leaves no topic untouched – from crystals to social media trolls – and no audience member spared.
1 Squid Game: The Challenge
Squid Game: The Challenge
456 real players will enter the competition show in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.