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What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 TV Show Rankings on September 17

Frosted fails break into the Top 10

Tim Surette
Nailed It

Nailed It


Netflix won't tell us how many people are watching its shows, but it does throw us a bone with the Netflix Top 10 TV Shows list, counting down the most-watched series on the service. The Netflix Top 10 TV Shows list for Friday, Sept. 17 sees the return of one of Netflix's most reliable staples, Nailed It!. The fun reality competition show lets amateur bakers try their hands at making baked masterpieces, resulting in piles of unappealing mush. It's all in good fun. Lucifer and Clickbait still rule the roost, but keep an eye out for the return of Sex Education over the weekend.

But of Netflix's most popular TV series, 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. We also have a list of the 50 best shows and movies to watch on Netflix right now, as well as the best movies on Netflix and the best TV shows on Netflix

Based on Netflix's Top 10 TV shows for Friday, September 17

1. Lucifer

For fans of: Supernatural cops, hell puns, the mind of Neil Gaiman | Is it good?: It's a fun time

Even the devil doesn't have infinite lives. After being canceled by Fox, saved by Netflix for Season 4, renewed by Netflix for a "fifth and final season," and then resurrected again for a surprise sixth and final season, Lucifer's charmed afterlife on streaming is coming to a close. The final 10 episodes find Lucifer (Tom Ellis) preparing to take his place as God, not that he and Chloe (Lauren German) seem to be in a huge rush to start the job. (Yesterday's rank: 1)

2. Clickbait

For fans of: Black Mirror, feeling bad | Is it good?: You'll never believe the answer (not really)

Adrian Grenier stars in this twisty miniseries as a man who is held hostage by a mysterious bad guy. The kidnapper livestreams Grenier's character in captivity, complete with accusations that he abuses women, leaving his family wondering if they truly know him. Meanwhile, his fate is directly tied to the amount of views the stream gets. Sounds like a click-to-kill situation! (Yesterday's rank: 2)

3. 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 not as fun as it was in Season 1

It kind of seems like The Circle just premiered its second season, but in any case, it's already back for a third. 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. There's tons of catfishing, tons of poorly kept secrets, and tons of cheesy hashtags. Not too much new stuff happening here! (Yesterday's rank: 3)

4. 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: 5)

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5. Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

For fans of: Reliving very recent history | Is it good?: It's timely, but it's not saying anything new

This docuseries looks back at the events before and after Sept. 11, 2001, and the beginnings of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I personally can think of nothing I'd like to do less than watch a 9/11 documentary, but I guess I'm in the minority. (Yesterday's rank: 4)

6. Manifest

For fans of: Doomed flights, twists and turns, Lost | Is it good?: It'll keep you on your toes

A flight that was presumed missing for five years finally lands, and its passengers reintegrate into society, only to discover that there's a much deeper mystery going on that they work to uncover. (Yesterday's rank: 6)

7. Sharkdog

For fans of: Sharks AND dogs | Is it good?: The kids will like it

A young boy whose parents won't let him get a dog befriends an adorable shark-dog hybrid mutant with a huge appetite. Not to be confused with Catfish(Yesterday's rank: 7)

8. Nailed It!

For fans of: Sweets, effort, schadenfreude, frosted fails | Is it good?: It's solid

This baking reality show, in which bumbling amateurs try to reproduce works of confectionary art, returns for its sixth season. Watch for a reaffirming sense of "I can do better than that." Guests include Reggie Watts and Wayne Brady. (Yesterday's rank: n/a)

9. Money Heist

For fans of: Action, finding out who lives and who dies | Is it good?: Oh heck yeah

Even though you may not know it, Alex Pina's drama is one of Netflix's biggest shows, as the Spanish bank robbery saga's twists and turns have made it an international hit. The series is known for its ensemble cast of characters, mysterious backstories, and life-and-death situations. And with Pina's knack for action and eye candy, it's highly bingeable. (Yesterday's rank: 9)

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10. On the Verge

For fans of: Women of a certain age, female friendships | Is it good?: It's not that great

Somewhere in the female friendship timeline between Girls and Grace & Frankie sits On the Verge, a dramatic comedy from Julie Delpy about four women in their 40s being four women in their 40s. They tackle romance, careers, and family, and they do it together! Wheeee! This is the right show for the sentimental person in your life, but everyone else can take a pass. (Yesterday's rank: 8)

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