​​The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: April 2024
(Credit: Netflix)


​​The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week: April 2024

This week’s ten most popular Netflix series include a mix of the usual suspects and new releases, from the hit sci-fi 3 Body Problem to the heartwrenching Baby Reindeer.

Leading the pack is 3 Body Problem season one, the gripping science fiction series that has captured the imaginations of viewers worldwide. Created by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo, this adaptation of Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning novel transports audiences to a world where humanity’s fate hangs in the balance in the face of an impending alien invasion.

Next up is Unlocked: A Jail Experiment, an unscripted social experiment that explores the complexities of life behind bars. While advertised as having no locks and no officers, the series uncovers the harsh realities of incarceration at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility and the advantages that an open prison system could have on the American prison system.

Venturing into the realm of crime and intrigue, The Gentlemen follows Theo James’s Eddie as he navigates his unexpected inheritance—a sprawling weed empire. Created by Guy Ritchie, this series delivers a potent blend of drama and dark humour typically associated with the Snatch director.

Created by Joel Veitch, this animated romp Bad Dinosaurs has landed in the third spot after spending three weeks on the top ten charts. Bad Dinosaurs follows the misadventures of a Tyrannosaurus family as they navigate life in the wild alongside a cast of hilariously incompetent dinosaurs.

Switching gears, the limited series Baby Reindeer has got everyone in its grip as it offers a harrowing journey into the real-life experiences of writer and performer Richard Gadd. Based on Gadd’s autobiographical one-man show and real-life experiences, this British thriller explores the aftermath of a traumatic encounter with a female stalker.

Meanwhile, Ripley is continuing to pull in more viewership in its second week in the top ten since its debut. This stylish and suspenseful ride through the world of Tom Ripley, brought to life by the mesmerising performance of Andrew Scott, is written and directed by Steven Zaillian. Shot in exquisite black and white, this series is a visual and narrative tour de force.

In Heartbreak High season two, audiences are transported to the halls of Hartley High, where racial tensions, high school romances, and teen angst collide in an Australian comedy-drama. Created by Hannah Carroll Chapman, this soft reboot of the beloved 1994 series offers a fresh perspective on familiar themes.

Turning to the realm of mystery and the supernatural, Files of the Unexplained invites viewers to explore eerie encounters, bizarre disappearances, and perplexing phenomena. While some may find the series too slow-paced, its atmospheric storytelling keeps audiences hooked until the very end.

Testament: The Story of Moses is still maintaining its rhythm three weeks after its streaming debut on Netflix. Despite stirring up controversy with its classification as a documentary, the series has led people to tune in to explore a chapter in mythology that has been remade into many Hollywood films.

Rounding out the list is I Woke Up A Vampire season two, a fantasy-comedy series that injects a dose of mythical mayhem into the trials and tribulations of middle school. As protagonist Carmie discovers her supernatural heritage on her 13th birthday, hilarity ensues in this coming-of-age tale.

(Credit: Netflix)

The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week:

  • 3 Body Problem: Season 1
  • Unlocked: A Jail Experiment: Season 1
  • The Gentlemen: Season 1
  • Bad Dinosaurs: Season 1
  • Baby Reindeer: Limited Series
  • RIPLEY: Limited Series
  • Heartbreak High: Season 2
  • Files of the Unexplained: Season 1
  • Testament: The Story of Moses: Season 1
  • I Woke Up A Vampire: Season 2