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10 most popular series on Netflix this week: November 2022

With Halloween, the expected spooktacular on Netflix went off without a hitch, and the streaming platform was littered with scary series and deeply traumatising television shows. It means that this week’s list is as covered in cobwebs, doused in devil horns and totally TP-ed as you might expect. Below we have the ten most popular series of the week.

Of course, because of the spooky nature of the previous week, we have a lot of horror series on this week’s list. 28 Days Haunted, DHAMER, The Watcher, The Bastard Sn and the Devil Himself are all featured and accrued a whopping 130 million hours of viewing between them.

However, there were two new entries on this week’s list that should be given more attention. Big Mouth landed with a fresh new season but still the same squeamish look back at adolescent awkwardness. A raunchy coming-of-age comedy show, Big Mouth explores a variety of themes relevant to the struggles in this journey of self-acceptance. It deftly deals with the various issues middle-schoolers get entangled in; horny classmates, masturbation, menstruation, unannounced erections, personal drama, social media addiction, domestic disturbances, mood swings, academic and peer pressure — the complete, awkward set.

With puberty being personified into monsters, the show focuses on a group of teenagers who are overwhelmed by the onslaught of adolescence and raging hormones that lead to various emotional and physical changes. With the alienation and disconnect they feel from their bodies along with the pangs of young love and other urges, the relatability of the show reaches its zenith.

Another impressive release last week, accruing 50 million hours of viewing, was the anthology series from acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro. Cabinet of Curiosities will surely go down as one of the best things released this year by the streaming platform.

Harking back to the finest anthology series of the genre, including The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside and The Outer Limits, the show is a funhouse of terror that expertly weaves from horrific tales to ones that teem with gothic romance. Hiring influential filmmakers like Jennifer Kent, Ana Lily Amirpour, Panos Cosmatos, Guillermo Navarro and David Prior, del Toro set himself up for victory.

As a ringmaster of the terror, much like the eerie storyteller of the niche CITV show Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids or Dr. Hill, the raconteur of the video game Until Dawn, del Toro shows up at the beginning of each episode like a playful, omniscient grim reaper. Like a giddy child, the director thrives in this environment, clearly cherishing the series he created alongside eight of the finest horror filmmakers of modern cinema.

You can find that and more within the list of the most popular series on Netflix.

10 most popular series on Netflix:

  • From Scratch: Limited Series
  • The Watcher: Season 1
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: Season 1
  • Love Is Blind: Season 3
  • DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 3
  • The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself: Season 1
  • 28 Days Haunted: Season 1
  • Big Mouth: Season 6
  • Little Angel: Volume 1