Say what's up-shaws to Season 2 of The Upshaws, which is off to a strong start on Netflix's Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows list on Thursday, June 30. The comedy's second season debuts at No. 4 one day after dropping on Netflix. The Umbrella Academy is still in first place on the ranking, followed by Stranger Things — which will take back the top spot after the final two episodes of Season 4 are released on Friday. The UnXplained with William Shatner comes in at No. 3, and Legacies rounds out the top 5.
But the fact that people watch a show doesn't always mean it's good. We break down the entire Netflix Top 10 TV Shows list and help you figure out what's actually good and which shows are not. We do the same for Netflix's Top 10 movies, as well as Netflix's overall Top 10 list. We also have recommendations for the best movies on Netflix and the best TV shows on Netflix.
Based on Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows for Thursday, June 30
For fans of: Young people with superpowers, Gerard Way | Is it good?: It's a good time
Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy left off on a major cliffhanger when the gang time-traveled from the '60s back to an alternate version of 2019 in which Hargreeves (Colm Feore) had trained seven different superpowered babies into becoming the Sparrow Academy. In Season 3, the series is picking up right where it left off, and the Umbrellas will have to deal with the apocalyptic event potentially caused by their timeline jumping. (Yesterday's rank: 1)
For fans of: Stranger Things | Is it good?: It's so fun
Now that the kids are older, Season 4 of Netflix's '80s-style sci-fi megahit embraces full-on horror in a way it hasn't done before (the biggest influence on this season is A Nightmare on Elm Street). It also goes supersized with the episode runtimes, which leads to some bloat. It's not the best season of the show, but it's still one of the most entertaining shows on TV. (Yesterday's rank: 2)
For fans of: Unknown mysteries of the world | Is it good?: It might blow your mind
This show hosted by William Shatner tries to explain the unexplainable phenomenons of the world. Season 3, which just hit Netflix, digs into the deep sea, King Arthur, and the Missing Link. (Yesterday's rank: 3)
For fans of: Family sitcoms of the past | Is it good?: If you like family sitcoms of the past, you'll like this
The Upshaws evokes all the older family sitcoms you loved — think Family Matters, Roseanne, Married... with Children — except it's, you know, modern. The show, which just released its second season, is about a working class family living in Indiana, and it's complete with a laugh track and a sister-in-law character (Wanda Sykes) who is constantly on the dad's (Mike Epps) nerves. It'll probably bring you right back to the '90s. (Yesterday's rank: n/a)
For fans of: That particular brand of CW show | Is it good?: The people who love it really love it
This Vampire Diaries spin-off is set at a private school for the supernaturally gifted, focusing on the life of Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell). Season 4 just landed on Netflix. (Yesterday's rank: 5)
For fans of: Survivor, but stupid | Is it good?: What do you think?
On this reality show, a group of young people with, as the official Netflix description puts it, "zero life skills" get stuck on a mountain and are forced to fend for themselves. OK! (Yesterday's rank: 4)
For fans of: Sports, high school, the city of Los Angeles | Is it good?: It's a solid teen drama adults can enjoy too
The very popular CW high school sports drama, which was inspired by former NFL player Spencer Paysinger's life, follows Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), an aspiring football star balancing ambition and everyday teenage drama as he moves from his neighborhood to become MVP at a new school in Beverly Hills. Its fourth season just hit Netflix. (Yesterday's rank: 6)
For fans of: Grey's Anatomy | Is it good?: It's Grey's Anatomy
Season 18 of the long-running soapy mega-hit about hot doctors enduring repeated tragedies is finally on Netflix. Cheers, Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) fans! (Yesterday's rank: 7)
For fans of: Layering tank tops under everything | Is it good?: It doesn't have to be
Nick kids are reliving the days of bolero cardigans with Zoey 101, a 2005-2008 series starring Jamie Lynn Spears as a teen who goes to a cool Malibu boarding school. Future Elvis star Austin Butler was a regular in Season 4, but only the first two seasons have been added to Netflix, so this isn't about him. This is just good old-fashioned Gen Z nostalgia. (Yesterday's rank: 8)
For fans of: Heists, baby! | Is it good?: It's entertaining
Global phenom Money Heist gets a K-drama remake (which is also a spin-off) in the form of this series, which is set in the same universe as the original. The show follows a criminal mastermind known as "The Professor" (Yoo Ji-tae) who gathers a skilled team to steal from the mint in a reunified Korea. (Yesterday's rank: 9)