Jeffrey Dahmer’s story was left out of the top spot on Netflix

After nearly a month on Netflix’s daily chart of most-watched TV series, DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storywas knocked out of the top spot on Netflix’s Top 10 list and dropped to the No. 2 spot on Friday. he was replaced by The vigilant, another true crime limited series. Both shows are written and produced by Ryan Murphywho signed a big five-year deal with Netflix in 2018.

Since its release on September 21, Dahmer has accumulated a total of more than 701.37 million hours viewed. It broke multiple viewing records in the first week of its release, and now ranks 13th on Netflix’s overall list of the most-watched series of all time. It is the second most popular Netflix series in English of all time, behind the fourth season of Strange things.


The true crime series follows the horrific true story of a serial killer and a sex offender. Jeffrey Dahmeralso known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal,” who murdered and dismembered 17 men between 1978 and 1991. Despite his immense popularity, Dahmer has received mixed reviews from critics and currently has a 57% rating on RottenTomatoes. Many viewers also criticized the show for exploiting Dahmer’s victims and their families due to the heavily dramatized depiction of the killer’s crimes. The show also faced backlash for being listed as LGBTQ+ on Netflix and for inspiring a disturbing TikTok trend in which users filmed their reactions to grisly crime scene photos.

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Dahmerthe replacement, The vigilant, follows a very different plot. Also based on a true story, The vigilant stars naomi watts Y bobby cannavaleand is co-produced by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennen. Watts and Cannavale play a married couple who move into a dream mansion with their children in Westfield, New Jersey. However, what is supposed to be a dream come true quickly turns into a living nightmare when they are stalked through letters signed by an anonymous stalker named The vigilant. The stalker knows everything about his family, including when they moved and how many children they have, and each letter becomes more and more threatening. The show is based on Reeves-Wiedeman article titled The curse of a dream housewhich was published for New York magazine The cut in 2018.

The vigilant it has a total duration of 7 episodes and is currently available for streaming on Netflix. Check out the official trailer below:

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