The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Bling Empire' to 'Night Stalker'

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  • The true-crime docuseries “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” was Netflix’s most popular TV show this week.
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of Netflix’s daily top 10 lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week’s most popular TV shows on Netflix.
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Netflix reinvigorated the true-crime genre with “Making a Murderer” six years ago and since then it has released several similar hits. The latest, “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer,” topped the streaming giant’s popularity rankings this week.

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 top 10 lists of its most popular titles that week.

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


9. “Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio” (Telemundo, 2017)

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Description: “This drama follows Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera’s unlikely rise from suicidal pregnant teen and abused wife to banda superstar.”

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8. “Disenchantment” (Netflix original, 2018-present)

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Description: “Princess duties call, but she’d rather be drinking. Free-spirited Bean exasperates the king as she wreaks havoc with her demon and elf pals.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 67%

What critics said: “Matt Groening’s third instalment of Disenchantment continues to build on its expansive medieval-fantasy world with an adequate number of laughs – although some running jokes continue to outstay their welcome.” –IGN (season three)


7. “Cobra Kai” (Netflix original, 2018-present)

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Description: “Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ films.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93%

What critics said: “A high energy showdown for youth in revolt, alongside a never-more-sensitive portrayal of middle-aged reminiscence. It reaffirms Cobra Kai as one of the cleverest reboots in our nostalgia-drunk era.” – Entertainment Weekly (season three)


6. “Bling Empire” (Netflix original, 2021-present)

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Description: “Follow LA’s wildly wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers as they go all out with fabulous parties, glamour and drama in this reality series.”

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What critics said: “If you are somebody who likes this sort of show, then you’ll want to add this to your queue – and maybe start begging Netflix for new episodes after that spectacular season finale.” – Mashable(season one)


5. “Lupin” (Netflix original, 2021-present)

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Description: “Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 95%

What critics said: “The series also doesn’t waste a single minute, packing each and every moment full of suspense. Put all of that together, and it’s an early front-runner to steal a spot as one of the best shows of the year.” – Slate (season one)


4. “LA’s Finest” (Spectrum, 2019-2020)

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Description: “In this spinoff of the ‘Bad Boys’ franchise, two police detectives team up while trying to keep their stormy pasts – and differences – from interfering.”

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3. “Henry Danger” (Nickelodeon, 2014-2020)

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Description: “A new part-time job forces Henry Hart to balance two lives, one as a typical teenager and the other as secret superhero sidekick Kid Danger.”

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2. “Bridgerton” (Netflix original, 2020-present)

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Description: “The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 90%

What critics said: “I was not madly in love with the show, but I was endlessly amused by it.” – Boston Globe (season one)


1. “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” (Netflix original, 2021)

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Description: “Beneath the sunlit glamour of 1985 LA lurks a relentlessly evil serial killer. In this true-crime story, two detectives won’t rest until they catch him.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 72%

What critics said: “Night Stalker is an interesting true crime series that still feels a little disappointing when compared to other major event series like it in the last few years.” – RogerEbert.com

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