The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from ‘Sex Education’ to ‘Manifest’

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‘Sex Education.’ Netflix
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9. “Nailed It!” (Netflix original, 2018-present)
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Description: “Home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $US10,000 ($AU13,771) prize. It’s part reality contest, part hot mess.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 98%

What critics said: “We’re all trying the best we can — and Nailed It! celebrates our gameness to get out of bed every day and keep trying, and maybe laugh along the way, too.” — Vox (season four)

8. “Manifest” (NBC and Netflix, 2018-present)
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Description: “When a plane mysteriously lands years after takeoff, the people onboard return to a world that has moved on without them and face strange, new realities.”

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What critics said: “Manifest’s premiere is confident and declares that it hasn’t lost any of its heart or soul, as the Stone family conquers the new threats that face them more together than ever, even if they’re hundreds of miles apart.” — Tell-Tale TV (season three)

7. “Sharkdog” (Netflix original, 2021-present)
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Description: “Half shark, half dog with a big heart and a belly full of fish sticks! Together, Sharkdog and his human pal Max can take on any silly or messy adventure.”

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6. “The Circle” (Netflix original, 2020-present)
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Description: “Status and strategy collide in this social experiment and competition show where online players flirt, befriend and catfish their way toward $US100,000 ($AU137,713).”

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What critics said: “I’m not even sure the snark of host Michelle Buteau can save season three of The Circle.” — The Spool (season three)

5. “Cocomelon” (YouTube, 2019-present)
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Description: “Learn letters, numbers, animal sounds and more with J.J. in this musical series that brings fun times with nursery rhymes for the whole family!”

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4. “Lucifer” (Netflix original, 2016-2021)
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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: 88%

What critics said: “For five seasons, we watched Lucifer work on himself in therapy. Season 6 finally lets him use everything he’s learned to reach his destiny.” — Polygon (season six)

3. “Clickbait” (Netflix original, 2021-present)
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Description: “When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 55%

What critics said: “Clickbait is yet another digital-concerned show/film that gestures at big ideas about the internet — catfishing, cancel culture, surveillance, etc — but fails to capture the contours of life on it.” — Guardian (season one)

2. “Squid Game” (Netflix original, 2021-present)
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Description: “Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 100%

What critics said: “Squid Game doesn’t offer an escape from the horrors of the real world; within its limitations as a fictional drama, it gives us something far rarer: an affirmation that they exist, and that we’re not alone in finding them nightmarish.” — Den of Geek (season one)

1. “Sex Education” (Netflix original, 2019-present)
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Description: “Insecure Otis has all the answers when it comes to sex advice, thanks to his therapist mom. So rebel Maeve proposes a school sex-therapy clinic.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 96%

What critics said: “All the young actors shine, but none of them more than Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric with an energy and resilience that is inspiring to watch. This season, Gatwa isn’t just a joy; he brings more nuance and authenticity than ever.” — Boston Globe (season three)