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The top 10 TV shows on Netflix this week provide something for everyone, demonstrating the streaming giant’s commitment to variety. A strong mix of newcomers joins a collection of shows that quickly gained a loyal following.

Here are the top 10 TV shows on Netflix for the week of May 13-May 19.

10. ‘Blood of Zeus’ Season 2

Blood of Zeus returns for season 2, and the anime lands at No. 10 spot. The series, released in 2020, is set in ancient Greece as Heron discovers he’s the son of Zeus. It puts him on a hero’s journey to save the world from a demonic army.

Season 2 sees Hades plot his exit from the underworld with plans to challenge Zeus for the crown. The action unfolds over eight episodes encompassing four hours of content.

9. ‘A Man in Full’

Netflix has the reality side of real estate covered with Selling the OC. Now, it has a real estate drama to match with A Man in Full.

Jeff Daniels stars in the limited series as Charlie, an Atlanta real estate tycoon who finds his empire on the brink of collapse. The six episodes follow Charlie as he deals with trials, enemies, and allies all with different motivations.

Since its debut, A Man in Full has earned over six million views. With a runtime of under five hours, it’s worth a binge watch.

8. ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2

Ahead of Bridgerton Season 3 hitting Netflix, season 2 found its way into the Netflix top 10 TV shows. The eight episodes follow Anthony Bridgerton as he finally pursues marriage, but not without complications. Meanwhile, Eloise makes her debut in society while Penelope balances her secret identity.

Jonathan Bailey, Simone Ashley, and Charithra Chandran turn in captivating performances. While season 2 doesn’t carry the same spice as its predecessor, it keeps the audience engrossed in the world of the ton.

7. ‘The Roast of Tom Brady’

Netflix took a gamble livestreaming the roast of Tom Brady. But it paid off as the comedy event was an instant hit. Tom Brady fans and haters turned out in equal measure to see the legendary quarterback get torched.

Comedians Kevin Hart, Jeff Ross, and Nikki Glaser led the charge, getting help from Brady’s football buddies like Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Bill Belichick. The unrated, uncensored event proved nothing was off the table.

At three hours, it’s a lengthy roast. And unlike similar events edited for cable, there are a few dull moments and jokes that don’t land. But it’s hard to imagine another roast that won’t be livestreamed on Netflix. Chalk up another victory for Tom Brady, even if he regrets it.

6. ‘Bodkin’ Season 1

The Netflix original series Bodkin made a strong debut in the Netflix top 10 right now. The comedy follows a team of true crime podcasters investigating a cold case in a quiet Irish town.

Siobhán Cullen, Will Forte, and Robyn Cara lead the comedy’s cast. Fans of Only Murders in the Building will want to check out the series, especially if they want a darker tone. Bodkin also boasts executive producers Barack and Michelle Obama.

All seven episodes are available now. Bodkin Season 1 runs just under six hours.

5. ‘Kevin Hart: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’

For years, the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has brought together the biggest names in comedy to celebrate one iconic individual. Netflix picked up the rights to stream the 2024 event honoring Kevin Hart.

Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock are among those who came out to roast and celebrate Hart. At just under 90 minutes, the special is packed with A-list comedy stars and laughs. It’s another win for Hart and Netflix after the comedian hosted the Tom Brady roast.

4. ‘Bridgerton’ Season 1

It’s no surprise that Bridgerton Season 1 dances into the top 10. Whether fans are catching up on the story or streaming it for the first time, the season that started it all is back on the map. Leads Phoebe Dynevor and Rege-Jean Page took Netflix by storm with their steamy romance story.

Bridgerton Season 1 launched a franchise for Netflix that continues to pay off. The eight episodes from season 1 run just over eight hours.

3. ‘Baby Reindeer’

Baby Reindeer just won’t leave the Netflix top 10. The drama stars Scottish comedian and actor Richard Gadd based on his experience as a sexual assault and stalking victim.

When struggling comedian Danny offers a woman a free cup of tea at his bar, it sets off a twisted, uncomfortable story. Danny’s traumatic experiences play out as he deals with psychological, physical, and sexual torment. 

Word-of-mouth and critical praise helped Baby Reindeer land atop Netflix’s top 10 TV shows after premiering on April 11. The unexpected hit has seven episodes, running just under four hours.

2. ‘Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal: Season 1′

Netflix adds another addicting documentary to its collection with Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal. The three-part series examines the fallout when a dating site designed for adultery gets hacked. Millions of lives were affected by the exposed data.

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal traces the history of the controversial website through the hack. At just under three hours, it makes for an easy binge.

1. ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3

Bridgerton Season 3 debuts as the No. 1 TV show on Netflix right now. Fans of the period drama can’t get enough as they flocked back to the ton for more gossip, romance, and scandal.

Season 3 focuses on Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. The childhood friends are both in society looking for a match. Meanwhile, Penelope balances her secret identity as Lady Whistledown and tries to repair her friendship with Eloise.

The first four episodes of season 3 are available now. They clock in at just under four hours. Part II releases on June 13.

Source: Netflix