Netflix had a big year in 2022. The streaming service brought back two of its most popular shows for all new seasons and introduced a new biographical police drama that took the world by storm. These three shows are the most popular of 2022 so far, and it doesn’t look like anything is going to take their place.
‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Is The Most Popular Netflix Show Of 2022 So Far
It may not surprise you that Strange things Season 4 is the most popular Netflix show of 2022 so far. The sci-fi series returned with much anticipation, releasing the first seven episodes on May 27. The last two episodes of season 4 were released on July 1.
Strange things Season 4 outpaced all other Netflix shows in 2022. The series racked up more than a billion hours watched in its first 28 days on the streaming service.
Season 4 was also the darkest yet, introducing Vecna and her abilities to break limbs and explode eyes. Fans, of course, had their own opinions, especially about the episode’s long running times. Each episode of Season 4 was over an hour long. However, most fans seem to have enjoyed the series and are excited for it. Strange things return for a fifth and final season.
‘DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ Is Netflix Finalist
Netflix’s second most popular series in 2022 was a bit of a shocker. The honor goes to DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The biographical crime drama series stars Evan Peters as the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The series was made by Ryan Murphy, known for creating and producing incredibly popular shows like american horror story Y scream queens.
DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story it racked up 701 million hours watched in its first 28 days on Netflix. However, the series is not without controversy.
Since then, several families of Dahmer’s victims have spoken out condemning the Netflix series. Shirley Hughes, the mother of one of Dahmer’s victims named Tony Hughes, said of the series while speaking to The Guardian, “it didn’t happen like that”. Eric Perry, relative of victim Errol Linsey, also tweeted that the series is “retraumatizing” the families of the victims.
‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 Racked Up Third Most Hours Viewed
Finally, the third most watched series on Netflix in 2022 is the highly anticipated second season of Bridgerton. The new season focused on Anthony, Bridgerton’s eldest son, and his attempt to find an amicable but loveless marriage to the diamond of the season, Edwina Sharma. Things get complicated when Anthony falls for Kate, Edwina’s older sister.
Bridgerton Season 2 racked up 656 million hours watched in the first 28 days. The Netflix series has already been renewed for a third season, focusing on Colin Bridgerton’s romance with Penelope Featherington. The new season has reportedly already started filming over the summer.
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