Netflix’s Top 10 list of the most-watched and popular TV shows is a great place to find out who’s watching what. On Monday, April 5 the Netflix Top 10 TV shows list is invaded by the new crime drama The Serpent, based on the real story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who killed tourists in Thailand in the 1970s. But it can’t knock off Who Killed Sara?, which stays at No. 1 for the second straight week. The rest of the list looks familiar, with Gaten Matarazzo’s Prank Encounters the only other new show in the Netflix Top 10.
But of Netflix’s Top 10 TV shows, which shows are actually worth watching? We break down the entire Netflix Top 10 TV shows list and guide you through what to binge and what to skip. We do the same for Netflix’s Top 10 movies, as well as Netflix’s overall Top 10 list.
Based on Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows for Monday, April 5
1. Who Killed Sara?
For fans of: Seeking vengeance, melodrama | Is it good?: It’s a solid and compelling revenge-mystery
In this Mexican TV series, a man sets out to exact revenge on the people who framed him for his sister’s murder. It’s already been renewed for Season 2, which somehow comes out on May 19, less than two months after Season 1 premiered. (Yesterday’s rank: 1)
2. The Serpent
For fans of: Period clothing, true crime | Is it good?: It doesn’t tell the whole story, but it gets the job done
There will never be enough shows about serial killers, do you hear me? Never! This one is a British miniseries about notorious murderer Charles Sobhraj (played here by Tahar Rahim) who killed a bunch of people in the mid 1970s. Jenna Coleman plays his girlfriend, Marie-Andrée Leclerc. (Yesterday’s rank: 4)
3. The Irregulars
For fans of: The Sherlock Holmes Cinematic Universe, supernatural crimes | Is it good?: Nope!
Those familiar with the stories of Sherlock Holmes will recognize the Baker Street Irregulars, a ragtag group of teenagers who were employed by Holmes and Dr. Watson. Netflix gives the alley kids their own show with The Irregulars, only this time they’re under orders from Watson — who’s kind of a jerk here — to solve supernatural crimes. Expect creepy-crawly procedural action with an overarching story and Rory McCann (Game of Thrones‘ The Hound). (Yesterday’s rank: 3)
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4. Ginny & Georgia
For fans of: Mothers and daughters | Is it good?: It’s like a darker, weirder Gilmore Girls — which makes it fun!
This dramedy follows Georgia (Brianne Howey) and her two kids, 15-year-old Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and 9-year-old Austin, as they move from Texas to a small town in Massachusetts. The family is starting over following the sudden death of Georgia’s husband, and she might also be running away from a closet full of skeletons. It’s part teen drama as Ginny explores a new high school and part mystery thriller as Georgia’s demons come to chase her down. Want more? Here are other shows like Ginny & Georgia while you wait for Season 2. (Yesterday’s rank: 6)
Here’s what’s worth watching in Netflix’s Top 10 movies
For fans of: Mashed vegetables, pacifiers | Is it good?: For babies, sure
Colorful objects, preschool songs, and big-headed babies make this catnip for toddlers and younger kids who get screentime. (Yesterday’s rank: 5)
6. Big Time Rush
For fans of: Nostalgia, Nickelodeon-style comedy | Is it good?: Ask the Gen Z-er in your life
Much in the way that people who grew up with iCarly love iCarly, people who grew up with Big Time Rush love Big Time Rush, a show about four teen boys who leave behind the normal teen life to pursue careers as pop stars. That was a really popular concept back in the early 2000s. (Yesterday’s rank: 7)
7. Worn Stories
For fans of: Vintage clothes shopping, positive vibes | Is it good?: It is!
This docuseries connects life experiences to specific articles of clothing as people tell the stories of some of their favorite clothes. For example, a man who helps rehabilitate recently released prisoners talks about what he wore on his first day out of jail and its importance to him, a transgender woman shares the details of the first clothes she wore after coming out, and nudists talk about what they don’t wear. It’s not about the specific fashion, it’s about the meaning. (Yesterday’s rank: 2)
8. Nailed It!: Double Trouble
For fans of: Being happy, amateur baking | Is it good?: It’s as delightful as Nailed It! always is
Netflix’s joyous baking competition about home bakers just doing their best returns with a fifth season that’s twice the fun: This time, the cake “artists” come in teams, from best friends to siblings. People who know incriminating things about each other are exactly who we want pairing up in this kitchen. (Yesterday’s rank: 8)
9. Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
For fans of: Girly superheroes | Is it good?: Your 7-year-old daughter is going to make so many YouTube remixes of it
The international computer-animated series, formerly on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, follows a pair of girl superheroes, Ladybug and Cay Noir, who get their powers from magical gems and protect Paris from supervillains. They also get crushes on boys. (Yesterday’s rank: 8)
10. Prank Encounters
For fans of: Pranks, bro! | Is it good?: Are any prank shows good?
Stranger Things‘ Gaten Matarazzo totally pranks unsuspecting rubes with a series of supernatural-themed jokes. Good one, Gaten! (Yesterday’s rank: n/a)
Here’s what’s worth watching in Netflix’s overall Top 10 (movies and TV shows)