The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Fear City' to 'Shameless'


  • “Fear City,” “Shameless,” and “Dark Desire” are all popular on
    Netflix this week.�
  • Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles
    on the streaming service in February.
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business
    Insider with a rundown of the week’s most popular TV shows on
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The longrunning Showtime series “Shameless” debuted new episodes
on Netflix recently, propelling it up Netflix’s popularity

Netflix introduced daily top 10 lists of its most viewed movies
and TV shows in February (it counts a view if an account watches at
least two minutes of a title).

Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Business
Insider a list of which TV shows have been most prominent on
Netflix’s daily lists that week. 

ESPN’s “Last Dance” docuseries about Michael Jordan and the
Chicago Bulls continues to be a hit on the streaming giant.

Below are Netflix’s 9 most popular TV shows of the week
in the US:

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9. “Indian Matchmaking” (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: “Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides
clients in the U.S. and India in the arranged marriage process,
offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67%

What critics said: “Natural light suffuses the
production, and the colorful B-roll footage in India is
refreshingly free of stereotypes. The 35- to 40-minute runtime is
well suited to the storylines, with well-constructed cliffhangers
underscoring the series’ narrative.” —
Hollywood Reporter
(season 1)

8. “Last Chance U” (Netflix original, 2016-present)

“Elite athletes with difficult pasts turn to junior college
football for a last shot at turning their lives around and
achieving their dreams.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94%

What critics said: “There’s the season where
the team wins in spite of their personal issues, and the season
where everything goes wrong because of them. This new season is the
latter, and you won’t see a better drama all summer.” —
(season 4)

7. “In the Dark” (The CW, 2019-present)

Description: “A blind woman with vices
finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation when her best
friend turns up dead.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 73%

What critics said: “Good actors like these can
only do so much with muddled, unsatisfying plots and thin
characterisation.” —
Den of Geek
(season 1)

6. “Down to Earth with Zac Efron” (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: “Actor Zac Efron journeys
around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in a travel show
that explores healthy, sustainable ways to live.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67%

What critics said: “It’s not resonant, it’s not
revelatory, it’s just a professional himbo going on a vacation paid
for by Netflix. And honestly, I’m not mad at it! He had fun, I had
fun, Wildcats in the house, etc.” —
(season 1)

5. “Dark Desire” (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: “Married Alma spends a
fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in
tragedy and leads her to question the truth about those close to

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

4. “Shameless” (Showtime, 2011-2020)

: “This dramedy based on a British
series centers on siblings in a dysfunctional Chicago family who
struggle while coping with their alcoholic father.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 85%

What critics said: “‘Shameless’ is still more
than good enough this season to take up space in existing fans’
hearts.” — Uproxx
(season 10)


3. “Cursed” (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: “Armed with mysterious powers and a
legendary sword, young rebel Nimue joins forces with charming
mercenary Arthur on a mission to save her people.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 71%

What critics said: “‘Cursed’ is still a lot of
fun, but don’t expect anything too revolutionary from this safely
subversive new Netflix show.” —
(season 1)

2. “Fear City: New York vs. the Mafia” (Netflix original, 2020)

Description: “Five Mafia families ruled
New York with a bloody fist in the 1970s and ’80s, until a group of
federal agents tried the unthinkable: taking them down.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67%

What critics said: “To tell this story with the
scope it requires, ‘Fear City’ would have needed to double its
running time at minimum.” —

1. “The Last Dance” (ESPN, 2020)

Description: “This docuseries chronicles the rise
of superstar Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, with
unaired footage from an unforgettable 1997-98 season.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 96%

What critics said: “‘The Last Dance’ shows the
best dances are done with a partner, or in this case, several.” —

Detroit News

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