The 8 streaming TV shows gaining the most buzz this week, from Hulu's 'The Great' to DC's 'Stargirl'

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  • Hulu’s “The Great” and DC’s “Stargirl” are some of the buzziest
    streaming TV shows this week.
  • Every week, data company Parrot Analytics provides Business
    Insider with the top streaming originals with the biggest
    week-over-week increase in demand in the US.
  • These aren’t necessarily the most popular titles, but the ones
    that are gaining the most momentum. 
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Netflix’s hit comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which wrapped
up its final season last year, saw a revival in audience interest
recently when the streaming giant released an interactive
movie. 

Every week, data company Parrot Analytics provides Business
Insider with the top streaming originals that have seen the biggest
week-over-week increase in audience demand in the US. Parrot
Analytics measures demand expressions, its global TV measurement
standard that reflects the desires, engagement, and viewership of a
series, weighted by importance.

This week measured the increase in demand from the week of May 6
to May 12 to the week of May 13 to May 19.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular titles in the US but
they are the ones gaining the most momentum among audiences. DC
Universe’s “Stargirl” debuted on the streaming service on Monday
and then on The CW network the following day. And positive
word-of-mouth is spreading about Hulu’s “The Great,” which
premiered this month.

The Italian series “Skam Italia” was high in demand this week,
but likely due to piracy, according to Parrot Analytics. It’s not
available to stream in the US, so we excluded it. 

The top series on the rise this week is Netflix’s “White Lines,”
from Ãlex Pina, creator of its mega-hit “Money Heist.” 

Below are the top 8 streaming original TV shows on the
rise this week:

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8. “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” (Netflix)

Demand increase: 67.3%

Description:
“Soldier Adora finds a magic sword — and her identity as
legendary hero She-Ra. She joins the Rebellion, but her best friend
stays with the evil Horde.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 100% (season
5)

What critics said: “‘She-Ra’s’ fifth and final
season surprised me with the actualization of its central queer
love story.” —
Los Angeles Times
(season 5)

Season 5 premiered May 15. See more insights for
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.”

7. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Demand increase: 95.3%

Description:
“When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York
City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed
anymore.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94% (season
4)

What critics said: “Ellie Kemper’s bold
gameness has powered the show for so long that it’s almost easy to
take it for granted; even while she’s failed to truly grow all that
much over the years, her enthusiasm and dedication to the role
remains engaging.” —
Indiewire
(season 4)

Season 4 wrapped up in January 2019. The interactive movie
“Kimmy vs. the Reverend” debuted May 12. See more insights for

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

6. “A.P. Bio” (Peacock)

Demand increase: 157.3%

Description:
“When disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn
Howerton) loses out on his dream job, he is forced to return to
Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school Advanced Placement Biology
teacher. As he comes crashing into Whitlock High School, Jack makes
it absolutely clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing
he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, Jack
decides instead to use the kids for his own benefit. Eager to prove
that he is still king of the castle, Principal Durbin (Patton
Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack
Griffin.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 100% (season
2)

What critics said: “It’d be nice to see what
happens next, but even if we don’t, at least we got some pleasantly
mean laughs (and a whole bunch of very funny young performers to
keep an eye on in the years to come) along the way.” — AV Club (season 2)

Season 3 will debut on NBCUniversal’s Peacock, which launches in
July (the service is currently in beta). See more insights for
“A.P.
Bio.”

5. “The Great” (Hulu)

Demand increase: 158.8%


Description
: “The Great is a satirical,
comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider
to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. A
fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic,
romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage
to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she
finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she
resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the
church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern
story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played
over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and
fighter.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 84% (Season
1)

What critics said: “The most pleasant surprise
here is Fanning, a skilled dramatic actor who hasn’t had many
chances to show her comedy chops over the course of her career.”
—
NPR
(Season 1)

Season 1 debuted May 15. See more insights for “The
Great.”

 

4. “Stargirl” (DC Universe)

Demand increase: 191.3%

Description:
“The new DC UNIVERSE drama series, STARGIRL follows high school
sophomore Courtney Whitmore (series star BREC BASSINGER) as she
inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to take up the legacy of
a long lost superhero team – The Justice Society of America –
and stop the villains of the past.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93% (season
1)

What critics said: “It is neither grim nor
frivolous. It’s just a good time — and who doesn’t want that
every once in awhile?” —
RogerEbert.com
(Season 1)

Season 1 debuted on May 18. See more insights for “Stargirl.”

3. “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” (Netflix)

Demand increase: 199.4%

Description:
“Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced
perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique
comedy series.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

Volume 6 debuted May 17. See more insights for
“Patriot Act.”

2. “Magic for Humans” (Netflix)

Demand increase: 542.9%

Description:
“From baffling people on the street to orchestrating elaborate
tricks, Justin Willman blends good-natured magic with grown-up
laughs.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

Season 3 debuted May 15. See more insights for “Magic
for Humans.”

1. “White Lines” (Netflix)

Demand increase: 21,298.5%

Description:
“Zoe Walker leaves her quiet life behind to investigate her
brother’s disappearance in Ibiza, where she quickly heads down a
decadent and dangerous path.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67% (season
1)

What critics said: “White Lines has been hyped
as the hit of the summer, and even though it will not be the summer
any of us were expecting I’d be surprised if this lurid, swirling,
fantastically confident creation didn’t hit the spot.” —
Guardian
(season 1)

Season 1 debuted May 15. See more insights for “White
Lines.”

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The 8 streaming TV shows gaining the most buzz this week,
from Hulu's 'The Great' to DC's 'Stargirl'