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What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 Rankings on January 20

Have you gotten spooked by Night Stalker yet?

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Tim Surette

The Netflix Top 10 list won't tell you how many people are watching a show, but it will tell you which shows people are watching the most. The Top 10 list for Wednesday, Jan. 20 finds the true crime series Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer taking the No. 1 spot from the new Anthony Mackie-starring action movie Outside the Wire, which moves to No. 2. Rounding out the top 5 are the Shonda Rhimes period piece Bridgerton, the new reality series Bling Empire, and the kids series Henry Danger.

But of the Netflix Top 10, which of these shows and movies are actually worth watching? We break down the entire Netflix Top 10 list and guide you through what to binge and what to skip.

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The Best TV Shows and Movies on Netflix in November 2020

Based on Netflix's Top 10 from Wednesday, Jan. 20

 

1. Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer


For fans of: True crime, feeling unsettled | Is it good?: If you're into crime docuseries, this is a must

It's Los Angeles in 1985, and a relentless serial killer who only strikes at night is terrorizing the city. That's the premise for Night Stalker, and this docuseries traces his crimes and focuses on the two detectives who set out to catch him. It's riveting, it's scary, and it's only four episodes long. (Yesterday's rank: 2)

 

2. Outside the Wire


For fans of: Androids, things that go boom | Is it good?: It's a lot of ridiculous fun

Anthony Mackie stars as a military android who teams up with a drone pilot (Damson Idris) to stop a madman with a doomsday weapon. Do you really need any more information on this? (Yesterday's rank: 1)

 

3. Bridgerton


For fans of: Period pieces, a lot of sex scenes | Is it good?: It's a very fun watch that will keep you hooked

Produced by Shonda Rhimes, this period piece follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) through her first season out in London society and her rollercoaster journey of falling in love with a reluctant duke (Rege-Jean Page). It's like if Pride and Prejudice met Gossip Girl met Scandal, all in one show. (Yesterday's rank: 3)

 

4. Bling Empire


For fans of: The inner lives of the exorbitantly wealthy, expensive clothes | Is it good?: It's a must-watch for any reality TV fan

This reality show is being billed as a real-life Crazy Rich Asians, which isn't a far-off description, except there's no heartwarming love story at the center of it. The cast is indeed crazy, rich, and Asian-American, making this a Bravo-style series full of excess and D-R-A-M-A, but there are a few human storylines in there as well, including a pair of adopted cast members on their journey to find their real parents. (Yesterday's rank: 6)



5. Henry Danger


For fans of: Teen superheroes, hijinks | Is it good?: Definitely, if you're a kid

This show dares to ask the question, "What if kids were superheroes?" Henry Danger centers around a 13-year-old boy who lands a job as a sidekick to a well-known superhero who lives in his town. (Yesterday's rank: 4)

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6. L.A.'s Finest


For fans of: Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, spin-offs | Is it good?: You're probably better off just watching the Bad Boys movies

This series, which is a spin-off of theBad Boys franchise, stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba as two Los Angeles cops who recently became partners. It's a pretty standard police procedural that never really matches the energy of the movies it's inspired by. (Yesterday's rank: 5)



7. Lupin


For fans of: French crime, watching people pull off heists | Is it good?: It's a very entertaining distraction that's easy to get through

Omar Sy stars as Assane Diop, a man who is essentially a French Bruce Wayne if Batman were more of a cat burglar than dark knight. Diop starts the series trying to steal a valuable necklace from the Louvre with a grand heist as part of a revenge plot against the wealthy family responsible for the death of his father several years prior. From there, the heists and trickery get even more fun, and are always performed under the guise of being the good guy. (Yesterday's rank: 7)



8. The Vanished


For fans of: Asking "what?" over and over, Anne Heche | Is it good?: Not really

This movie follows a couple on the worst vacation ever, which quickly spirals even further out of control when their daughter mysteriously vanishes and they find themselves having to take the investigation into their own hands. Anne Heche and Thomas Jane star. (Yesterday's rank: 10)



9. Cobra Kai


For fans of: '80s nostalgia, well-choreographed karate scenes | Is it good?: It's pretty delightful

Originally a YouTube series, Cobra Kai -- now in its third season, the first as a Netflix original -- is the continuation of the Karate Kid film series that you didn't know you needed. The twist here is that it's mostly told from the perspective of Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life never really recovered after Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) crane-kicked his nose to the other side of his face. (Yesterday's rank: 9)



10. Disenchantment


For fans of: Medieval times, Matt Groening | Is it good?: It's an acquired taste, but totally hilarious and worth checking out

In Season 3 of Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening's fantasy comedy, Bean (Abbi Jacobson) is back to fulfill her destiny as queen of Dreamland, just as soon as she can get her life together and maybe put the bottle down for a few seconds. In other words, maybe she'll never be queen, but the journey is certainly fun to watch. (Yesterday's rank: 8)

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