The top shows on streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney Plus this week

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Audiences are catching on to how good Netflix’s sci-fi series
“Dark” is in its final season, as the series surged up the demand
carts this week. 

Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a
list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services in
the US.

The data is based on “demand expressions,” Parrot Analytics’ globally
standardized TV-demand measurement unit. Audience demand reflects
the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance. The
list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than
the average TV show in the US.

More than a year after season three debuted last July, Netflix’s
“Stranger Things” is the top series in the US and has rarely given
up that title in that time period.

Below are this week’s nine most popular original shows
on Netflix and other streaming services:

9. “Narcos: Mexico” (Netflix)

Times more in demand than average show:
30.6

Description: “Witness the birth of the Mexican
drug war in the 1980s as a gritty new ‚Narcos’ saga chronicles
the true story of the Guadalajara cartel’s ascent.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
2):
 87%

What critics said: “As ever, it’s exquisitely
written, cast and shot, making great use of Mexico’s stunning
landscapes, opulent haciendas and colourful ’80s fashions. The
series does a fine job too of keeping the viewer straight about a
big cast of characters.” — Sydney Morning Herald (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered February 13 on Netflix. See more
insights for “Narcos Mexico“.

8. “The Witcher” (Netflix)

Times more in demand than average show:
33.6

Description: “Geralt of Rivia, a mutated
monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent
world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
1):
 67%

What critics said: “For all its massive scale,
The Witcher is a surprisingly small story centered around three
appealing main characters.” — Collider
(Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Netflix on December 20. See more
insights for “The Witcher.

7. “Harley Quinn” (DC Universe)

Times more in demand than average show:
35.0

Description: “Harley Quinn has taken down the
Joker and Gotham City is finally hers for the taking…whatever’s
left of it that is. Gotham has become a desolate wasteland, left in
ruins, following the huge earthquake caused by the collapse of
Joker’s tower. Harley’s celebration in this newly created chaos is
cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler, and Two-Face
join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling
themselves the Injustice League, this group now stands in the way
of Harley and her crew from taking sole control of Gotham as the
top villains of the city.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
2):
 100%

What critics said: “One of the best TV takes on
comic books you can catch right now.” —
The Verge
(season 2)

Season 2 premiered April 3 on DC Universe. See more
insights for “Harley Quinn.

6. “Titans” (DC Universe)

Times more in demand than average show:
39.9

Description: “‘Titans’ follows young heroes from
across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a
gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and
Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness,
get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth.
Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable
Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of
heroes.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
2):
 81%

What critics said: “Titans is not going to blow
anyone away but it will still appeal to established fans and has
some nice moments for fans of DC Comics history.” — JoBlo (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered on DC Universe on September 6. See more
insights for “Titans.

5. “Doom Patrol” (DC Universe/HBO Max)

Times more in demand than the average show:
40.2

Description: “Doom Patrol is a team of
traumatized and downtrodden superheroes, each of whom has suffered
a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities but also
left them scarred and disfigured. The members of the team have
found their purpose through The Chief and have come together to
investigate some of the world’s weirdest phenomena. After The Chief
mysteriously disappears, though, the reluctant heroes find
themselves called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a
mission that they cannot refuse. Doom Patrol, part support group,
part superhero team, is a band of super-powered freaks fighting for
a world that wants nothing to do with them.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 2):
96%

What critics said: “The cast inhabits their
roles with a kind of familiarity that comes with having spent so
much time realizing them, and the end result is more than a handful
of scenes that make you genuinely feel for the team members and all
they’ve gone through.” —
io9
 (season 2)

Season 2 premiered on DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25. See
more insights for “Doom Patrol.”

4. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Disney Plus)

Times more in demand than average show:
41.8

Description: “From Dave Filoni, director and
executive producer of ‘The Mandalorian,’ the new ‘Clone Wars’
episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original
series, exploring the events leading up to ‘Star Wars: Revenge of
the Sith.'”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
7):
 100%

What critics said: “While I’m not particularly
sold on the Bad Batch being ‘truly’ bad, or even all that
complicated, they do provide an off-kilter dynamic that may lead to
some interesting developments down the line.” —
AV Club
 (season 7)

Season 7 premiered on February 21 on Disney
Plus
. See more insights for “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

3. “The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus)

Times more in demand than average show:
46.6

Description: “After the
fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the
lawless galaxy.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
1):
 93%

What critics said: “The Mandalorian is a
classic Western series with modern production values, set in the
galaxy far, far away. Every episode is a Star Wars movie in half an
hour, and a delight. And Baby Yoda is really, really cute.” —
Starburst
(Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney
Plus
 on November 12. See more insights for “The Mandalorian.”

2. “Dark” (Netflix)

Times more in demand than average show:
50.5

Description: “A missing child sets four families
on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending
mystery that spans three generations.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3):
94%

What critics said: “One of the most
mind-melting shows on television, and possibly the most unique
Netflix original, Dark finishes its run with peak writing, shocking
conclusions, and a bittersweet sense of finality.” —
RogerEbert.com
  (Season 3)

Season 3 premiered on Netflix on June 27. See more
insights for “Dark.”

1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Times more in demand than average show:
69.7

Description: “When a young boy vanishes, a small
town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
3):
 89%

What critics said: “The third season is sweet
and sad, it’s funny and thrilling, and the last 14 minutes of
Episode 5 is ‘Halloween’-esque straight-up horror.” — News
and Observer
 (Season 3)

Season 3 premiered July 4, 2019 on Netflix. See more
insights for “Stranger Things.”

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The top shows on streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max,
and Disney Plus this week