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- This week’s most in-demand streaming shows include Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “Dark.”
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9. “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions:24,223,427
Description:“Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3):73%
What critics said:“Rosenberg’s series had its ups and downs, but [star Krysten] Ritter remained a powerhouse throughout … It’s a masterful performance, and while the first season of Jessica Jones remains the strongest, this run is perhaps Ritter’s best.” – RogerEbert.com (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered on Netflix June 14.
8. “Dark” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 24,689,414
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 2):100%
What critics said: “I’m just glad ‘Dark’ exists. There should be more TV shows this unflinchingly devoted to exploring their own fantasies, as opposed to reheating older ones.” – The Ringer(Season 2)
Season 2 premiered on Netflix June 21.
7. “When They See Us” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions:28,658,228
Description:“Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 96%
What critics said: “DuVernay makes an effective artistic choice by filming much of this through a blue filter, so that the boys’ world is enveloped by a Kafkaesque indigo gloom from which they – and the viewer – can find no escape.” – Newsday
The limited series premiered May 31 on Netflix.
6. “Lucifer” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions:32,161,121
Description:“Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4):100%
What critics said: “Lucifer combines style with a rather playful charm in its concept.” –Entertainment Voice (Season 4)
Season 4 premiered on Netflix May 8.
5. “Titans” (DC Universe)
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 loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 79%
What critics said:“Titans is at its best when it revels in bold characters, insane plots, and eye-popping visuals.” –That Shelf (Season 1)
Season 1 premiered on DC Universe October 12.Season 2 premieres this fall.
4. “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
Description: “A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of ‘Weeds’.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 6): 83%
What critics said: “The writing, always very good and this year aided and abetted by local novelist Merritt Tierce, is even better when it’s focused on the characters that have – in fits and starts – been so vividly brought to life.” – Dallas Morning News (Season 6)
The seventh and final season premieres on Netflix July 26.
3. “Black Mirror” (Netflix)
Description: “This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 5): 67%
What critics said:“Black Mirror still feels right – precisely because it feels so wrong.” – ABC News Australia (Season 5)
Season 5 premiered on Netflix June 5.
2. “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Average demand expressions:39,660,557
Description: “A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3):81%
What critics said: “If the show wants to be known as more than a white feminist dystopia, it has to do better.” – The Young Folks (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered June 5 on Hulu.
1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Average demand expressions:101,748,753
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: “By doubling down on relationship stories, Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’ delivers an oft-charming, deeper-than-expected, and ultimately enjoyable new chapter.” – Indiewire (Season 3)
Season 3 premiered July 4 on Netflix.
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