While this year is shaping up to allow for a lot more outdoor activity than 2020 did, we're still not ready to bid farewell to our beloved streaming services. People across the country continue to watch an awful lot of shows and movies on Netflix, from original productions to beloved classics available to enjoy again. With so much to choose from, it's hard to single out the most popular picks on the site. But if you're wondering what the biggest shows on Netflix in 2021 are thus far, there are some clear winners emerging.
Forbes is maintaining an updated list of the most popular Netflix shows, based on the number of times they appear on the Top 10 list on the Netflix homepage, along with their placement. These series—both Netflix Originals and existing productions—are given a score that reflects their popularity, then ranked accordingly. Read on to see which series people can't stop watching, including bold originals, family favorites, and a few true surprises. And if you're looking for more recommendations of what to stream, check out these 16 Netflix Shows You Can Watch From Start to Finish This Weekend.
Last Chance U: Basketball
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug&Cat Noir
Murder Among the Mormons
This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist
Go, Dog. Go!
And for critics' favorite Netflix Originals, discover The 50 Best Netflix Shows Ever, According to Critics.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
Fate: The Winx Saga
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer
And for more thrilling series to watch, check out The Best True Crime Shows on Netflix You Can Finish in a Weekend.
And for more series you can't miss, revisit The Best TV Shows of 2020, According to Critics.
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio
Behind Her Eyes
Who Killed Sara?
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And for more to watch this weekend, here are 18 TV Shows You Can Watch on HBO Max From Start to Finish This Weekend.
And for more family friendly fare, try these 13 Shows You Can Watch on Disney+ From Start to Finish This Weekend.