Most popular TV shows on Netflix last week

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(STACKER) – Two classics from other services and a spooky docuseries are among the newcomers to the latest list of most-watched Netflix television shows.

Vox Media has brought another documentary series to Netflix, but “Files of the Unexplained” is a far cry from the company’s previous efforts “Explained” and its educational spin-offs. Instead of teaching viewers about relevant and timely sociopolitical issues, this series delves into potentially supernatural territory. Each of the show’s eight episodes, which all dropped on April 3, examines a different event, including ghost hauntings, mysterious disappearances, and even blobs falling from the sky. It may not be as grounded as Vox’s other shows, but it’s certainly an interesting change of pace.

Should the unexplained prove unappealing, perhaps a blast from the past will do. One popular show attempted to authentically portray the social lives of women living in a big city and left a lasting cultural legacy: “Sex and the City.” All six of its seasons debuted on Netflix on April 1. The HBO series stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, a sex columnist for a New York City paper. The other three leads are portrayed by Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. The show originally aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004 and has only been available to stream on Max, but it has since joined a lineup of other classic HBO shows that made their way to Netflix. With the show ending two decades ago (though it’s lived on in movies), it’s an opportunity for new and younger audiences to see how its themes and lessons have aged. The show’s premiere on the streamer has already sparked lively online discourse.

Another import from a different service is “Vikings,” a historical drama that originally aired on History and streamed on Amazon Prime Video. Following the exploits of Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), the show is a large-scale epic that rivals the fantastical “Game of Thrones” series. All six seasons of “Vikings” made it to Netflix on March 30, and should you binge all 89 episodes, the sequel series, Netflix Original “Vikings: Valhalla,” is ready to queue up.

See which other television shows, both fantastical and grounded, made it to the list of most-watched TV programs on Netflix in the week of April 1-April 7, compiled by Stacker.

#10. Homicide: New York

– Total weeks in top ten: 3

#9. Vikings: Season 1

– Total weeks in top ten: 1

#8. Sex and the City: Season 1

– Total weeks in top ten: 1

#7. THE MAGIC PRANK SHOW with Justin Willman: Season 1

– Total weeks in top ten: 1

#6. Is It Cake?: Season 3

– Total weeks in top ten: 2

#5. The Gentlemen: Season 1

– Total weeks in top ten: 5

#4. Bad Dinosaurs: Season 1

– Total weeks in top ten: 1

#3. Testament: The Story of Moses: Season 1

– Total weeks in top ten: 2

#2. 3 Body Problem: Season 1

– Total weeks in top ten: 3

#1. Files of the Unexplained: Season 1

– Total weeks in top ten: 1

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