Some of us spend our free time or release stress by sleeping, eating, playing online games, and such. Most of us, on the other hand, watch our favorite shows on various streaming platforms. One of the most popular streaming platforms is Netflix. Regardless of the type of subscription that you have or the device that you are using to watch, the awesome experience is still there as you can watch various Netflix series to choose from, based on your own liking.
With that said, we know that Netflix sorts the shows to suggest based on your watch history and rating of titles. Hence, it picks the next show to watch according to your preferences after you finish binge-watching the show that you are currently hooked on. But, honestly, we can still defy the suggestions of Netflix and watch whatever we want, especially if a certain show is the talk of the town. Plus, it piques our curiosity. As you watch the most popular series at the moment, you will realize why a lot of people have given their support to the show.
Why did these four Netflix series dominate the platform?
The kooky and spooky Addams family made a comeback through the Netflix show, Wednesday. Yes, everyone in the Addams’ jauntily macabre household is odd. However, if you are looking for a young girl with a dark personality and sadistic tendencies, Wednesday Addams takes centerstage. Just make sure that the stage decoration is all black because our gloomy teen is allergic to colors.
It’s undeniable that she has already received tons of love and support from the classic Addams Family franchise in 1938. But, she blew up even more when Netflix released the Wednesday series starring Jenna Ortega. The Netflix series revolves around the teenage girl who transferred to Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts.
The series shows her mastering her psychic abilities to solve murders, along with her relationship. Not only with her family but also with her peers. The show perfectly combined dark comedic entertainment and the classic whodunnit. It definitely makes it enjoyable to watch. Indeed, viewers got hooked, resulting in the series’ great records on the Netflix platform.
Other than the records and numbers, the show has proven its popularity through trends on various social media platforms. This includes the trending prom dance edits on TikTok, people loving the WenClair friendship dynamics, and Wednesday’s goth look.
The word Upside Down or the name Eleven will ring the bell, especially if you’ve watched or heart about the nostalgic science-fiction Netflix series, Stranger Things. It has quickly become the largest pop culture of the decade. The four-season series primarily started with uncovering secret experiments. Then, transitioned into terrifying supernatural forces in a small town after a boy named Will went missing.
The story centers around a series of mysteries and supernatural events that take place in the town as well as their impact on the characters. Viewers indeed loved the story and there are various reasons why they consider each season’s release to be worth the wait. The way Stranger Things uses nostalgia for the 1980s is one of the reasons it has clicked with viewers.
At the same time, the young actors portray the characters perfectly as they gained support from the viewers. One of the examples is Eleven, the girl with mysterious psychokinetic ability, who is played to perfection by Millie Bobby Brown. But, to be honest, everyone is worthy of the hype.
Let us also not forget that the show has a multi-genre narrative. It combines a coming-of-age story, a horror series, a thriller about a conspiracy, and an adventure story. This series deserves all the achievements, recognition, and support that it has gained!
Your heart will literally stop, in a good way, just by looking at Charlie and Nick on the popular Netflix series, Heartstopper. The British LGBTQIA+ coming-of-age series is based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novels. This gained popularity on various social media platforms. Heartstopper follows high school Joe Locke‘s character Charlie who has a crush on his athletic classmate Kit Connor‘s Nick who definitely has a golden retriever energy.
Viewers love the dynamics and chemistry of the lead actors. Their romance is sweet and innocent. But, other than that, the show received positive reactions from the LGBTQIA+ community due to numerous factors. First of all, the show addresses potentially-upsetting topics like bullying, homophobia, coming out, and constant teenage angst. Heartstopper also maintains a positive outlook on LGBTQIA+ relationships.
The show also reminds us that not every relationship doesn’t have to go through gloom and doom. We can just simply celebrate being with the person we love. In line with this, Charlie and Nick represented the number of people in the community. They’ve had confusion and tough years while figuring out who they really are. Plus, Joe Locke and Kit Connor look really cute together.
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
If you are into true crime stories, then you might have watched the Netflix series, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. TRIGGER WARNING, THOUGH – disturbing content shows up a lot in this series. The show documents real-life Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Between 1978 and 1991, he killed seventeen men and teenage boys, involving himself with necrophilia and cannibalism.
This Netflix series also dramatizes events, primarily from the perspective of the victims. These also include when Dahmer was on the verge of being captured before being found guilty and also after his death.
According to Netflix’s description of the show, the series also analyzes the systemic racism and institutional failures of the Wisconsin police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade.
It is unquestionable that along with the huge number of viewing figures the documentary of Dahmer has gained, it has also received a lot of criticism from the viewers. Regardless of the feedback, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is still one of the most-watched series on Netflix.
There we go, I hope it gives you a realization of why you’ve been addicted to the most-watched series on Netflix!
Although there might be other reasons such as personal references or being a fan of the actors and actresses playing the role. But, in all honesty, these television shows genuinely engrossed us. It also helped us experience the mood and atmosphere of the plot. And, in addition to the shows that have previously been mentioned, there are many additional amazing series available on the aforementioned platform.