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

April 2024 is serving up a platter of diverse, intriguing series on Netflix. There is a mix of science fiction, historical drama, comedy, and documentaries, which have kept audiences divided for weeks now.

Kicking off the list is 3 Body Problem, a gripping American science fiction series inspired by Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning novel. Created by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo, this adaptation delves into the complex story of Cixin’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy.

Next, Testament: The Story of Moses takes viewers on a journey through biblical times, chronicling the mythical Moses’ transformation from outcast to liberator. While controversy surrounds its categorisation as a documentary, the series has sparked conversations about historical accuracy and storytelling as it continues to soar on the Netflix charts.

Other documentaries are flying on the list of top ten series this week. Files of the Unexplained dives into the realm of alien encounters. While some have deemed it highly boring, it certainly appeals to fans of the unknown and the supernatural. The show has already accumulated 21.4 million hours of viewing in its first week on the list.

For those craving a dose of comedic relief, The Gentlemen, with its blend of aristocratic life intertwined with an unexpected weed empire, has been going strong for five weeks in a row. It is currently at the third rank. Created by Guy Ritchie, this series promises quintessential humour, a glamorous life of crime, and unexpected twists at every turn. With people already wanting a second season of the Theo James headlined series, time will tell if Netflix can get Ritchie on board one more time.

Switching gears, Bad Dinosaurs brings a touch of animated whimsy with its portrayal of prehistoric life through the lens of a Tyrannosaurus family. Created by Joel Veitch, this animated series offers a lighthearted escape for the young ones and the young at heart. the first season of Sex and the City and the third season of Is It Cake? has been delighting fans, too.

For those with a penchant for noir, the limited series Ripley delivers a deliciously riveting tale of crime and deception, shot in captivating black and white. With stellar performances from Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, and Dakota Fanning, this series from Steven Zaillian is an exquisite gift that deserves to be savoured by one and all. You can read our review of Ripley or delve into an ending explainer if you have already binged the eight episodes.

Rounding out the top ten is The Magic Prank Show, with Justin Willman at the ninth spot. The variety show introduces audiences to elaborate pranks and clever trickery that has left audiences in stitches. Lastly, Together: Treble Winners offers a glimpse into the world of sports, following Pep Guardiola and his team through the highs and lows of a thrilling season. With memorable winning moments and post-match celebrations, this limited series celebrates the triumphs of teamwork and dedication.

(Credit: Netflix)

The 10 most popular series on Netflix this week:

  • 3 Body Problem, Season 1
  • Testament: The Story of Moses, Season 1
  • The Gentlemen, Season 1
  • Files of the Unexplained, Season 1
  • Bad Dinosaur, Season 1
  • Sex and the City, Season 1
  • Is It Cake?, Season 3
  • RIPLEY: Limited Series
  • THE MAGIC PRANK SHOW with Justin Willman, Season 1
  • Together: Treble Winners