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What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 TV Show Rankings on May 13

A new show debuts in the 2 hole

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Tyler Labine, Zachary Knighton, Ron Perlman; StartUp

Tyler Labine, Zachary Knighton, Ron Perlman; StartUp

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Netflix's Top 10 list of the most-watched TV shows is the best way to figure out who is watching what. The Netflix Top 10 list of TV shows for Thursday, May 13 features the debut of The Upshaws, the new family comedy starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps. But even a strong start at No. 2 isn't enough to take down Jupiter's Legacy and Josh Duhamel's Poseidon hair, which stay at No. 1 for the sixth straight day. There's little change with the rest of the list; the Crackle cryptocrime series StartUp is in the third spot, and the true crime series Sons of Sam is in fourth. 

But of Netflix's Top 10 TV shows, which shows are actually worth watching? We break down the entire Netflix Top 10 TV shows list and guide you through what to binge and what to skip. We do the same for Netflix's Top 10 moviesas well as Netflix's overall Top 10 list.

Based on Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows for Thursday, May 13

1. Jupiter's Legacy


For fans of: Superheroes, Josh Duhamel's hair | Is it good?: There are better superhero shows out there, but what else are you gonna do?

Based on Mark Millar's graphic novels, Jupiter's Legacy is a throwback to the pulp comics of the old days, following a team of superheroes with strong morals and ideas of what America should be, but who also butt heads with a younger generation of superheroes -- some of whom are their children -- who have their own ideas about being a superhero. At the heart of their conflict? The use of lethal force; the kids love it, the grown-ups aren't so hot on it. (Yesterday's rank: 1)


2. The Upshaws


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 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)


3. StartUp


For fans of: Realizing a whole Adam Brody show happened without your knowledge | Is it good?: Let's not go that far

Adam Brody, Martin Freeman, Edi Gathegi, and more star in this drama for people who understand Bitcoin. Brody plays a swindler who invests his money in a digital currency startup with the help of some unlikely conspirators. Freeman is the crooked FBI agent trying to take them down. (Yesterday's rank: 2)


4. The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness


For fans of: Decades-old murder cases | Is it good?: It gets more interesting as it goes along

Another week, another Netflix true crime docuseries. This one deals with the case of David Berkowitz, also known by his alias Son of Sam, a serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison after a string of murders committed in and around New York City throughout the 1970s. But the author Maury Terry was convinced Berkowitz didn't act alone, forming the premise for the series, which uses archival footage and conversations with people close to the investigation to tell the story of how Terry became consumed by his efforts to prove there was more to the Son of Sam case than anyone expected. (Yesterday's rank: 3)


5. Cocomelon


For fans of: Mashed vegetables, pacifiers | Is it good?: For babies, sure

Colorful objects, preschool songs, and big-headed babies make this catnip for toddlers and younger kids who get screentime. (Yesterday's rank: 6)


6. Selena: The Series


For fans of: Selena Quintanilla, good music | Is it good?: It doesn't really do the beloved singer justice, but it's sweet

The second and final part of Selena: The Series chronicles the final years of Selena Quintanilla's (played here by Christian Serratos) life, detailing her rise to fame and her tragic murder at age 23. These episodes are an improvement from the first half of the series, peeling back some of Selena's layers to show us the woman behind the glamour and the great songs. (Yesterday's rank: 4)


7. Shadow and Bone


For fans of: Game of Thrones in the style of Freeform | Is it good?: It's really entertaining

Based on Leigh Bardugo's dueling Grishaverse novel series, Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, this big-budget young adult fantasy series follows a young woman who discovers she's in possession of a power that can save the kingdom. If you liked The Witcher but could do without its occasional silliness, you'll probably like this. (Yesterday's rank: 5)


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8. The Circle


For fans of: People being stuck in one place with no way of getting out, but in a fun way | Is it good?: It's still a lot of fun

Now, THIS is reality: Netflix's competition series follows contestants who are confined to their own rooms in an apartment complex and can only communicate with each other over social media. Beyond that all-too-familiar premise that we've lived for ourselves over the last year, each contestant has the decision to groom their profiles and online personalities how they see fit to be favored by others, who vote on who stays and who goes until there's one winner. That means some will intentionally catfish others, which is where the real fun and experimentation come into play. Season 1 ended up being surprisingly good-hearted as real friendships developed. (Yesterday's rank: 7)


9. Hoarders


For fans of: Interventions, getting your life in order | Is it good?: It's impossible to look away from

The hit A&E reality series Hoarders explores the lives and struggles of people with compulsive hoarding disorder. The show offers them help through a combination of cleanup and psychological treatment while also interviewing their friends and family. It can be hard to watch, but it's inspiring. (Yesterday's rank: 8)


10. Money, Explained


For fans of: Wondering how we're all so poor | Is it good?: It's educational, if a little depressing

Vox does another explainer, this time educating everyone on something they don't have: money. Covering get-rich-quick schemes, credit cards, retirement, student loans, and gambling (but strangely, no cryptocurrency), Money, Explained also frequently shows how the financial systems are built against you. (Yesterday's rank: 10)


Here's what's worth watching in Netflix's overall Top 10 (movies and TV shows)

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