What a difference a year makes. We learned how to save New York City (Marvel’s The Defenders), deal with both mysteries and teenage drama (Riverdale), time travel (My Only Love Song), and read the minds of serial killers (Mindhunter).
That life is better with super pigs (Okja) and just as crazy without Pablo (Narcos). And once again, that Eleven is not to be messed with (Stranger Things). The only thing we didn’t learn… who drew the dicks (American Vandal).
The Shows That Brought Us Together in 2017
Whether for the adventure, Chief Hopper or bromance (#DadSteve), Netflix members ranked Stranger Things as the top show to watch together as a family. Nostalgia also scored top points for family watching via Star Trek: Discovery, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Chef’s Table.
1. Stranger Things
2. 13 Reasons Why
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events
5. Star Trek: Discovery
7. Chef’s Table
8. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
9. The Worst Witch
2017 brought a lot of learning and also, A LOT of watching. Netflix members around the world watched more than 140 million hours of shows per day (that’s a little more one billion hours per week in case you were wondering).
In the Philippines, the most popular1 of which fell on Friday, April 14, the second day of everyone’s much deserved Holy Week long weekend. Perhaps during that weekend, a lot of Filipinos even brought their favorite shows wherever they went because, the Philippines is among the top mobile downloaders in Asia. Meanwhile, there were also those who opted to stay at home and enjoy their HD-ready Netflix shows with their trusty connected TV and audio-video system.
We’re still scratching our heads about the person who watched Madagascar 131 times–nonetheless, it’s an impressive feat, especially as the average member watched around 60 movies on Netflix this year2. What is definitely no surprise was Stranger Things 2 being the most Binge Raced show in the country this year (totally tubular!). After all, who can’t resist a good curiosity voyage?
There’s much to say about what we watched, but how we watched was also intriguing. Though bingeing was standard in 2017, not all series were enjoyed in the same way – there were those we devoured, those we savored, those we cheated on, and those that brought us together.
The Shows We Devoured in 20173
We took an escape from reality in 2017 by devouring (watching more than two hours per day) Korean love stories like My Only Love Song, crime shows, Suburra: Blood on Rome, and The Keepers. The question of ‘whodunit’ (and didn’t do it) in 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale also had us watching with might.
1. My Only Love Song
2. Anne with an E
3. Suburra: Blood on Rome
4. The Keepers
5. The OA
6. 13 Reasons Why
7. Marvel’s Iron Fist
8. Cable Girls
9. The Mist
The Shows We Savored in 20174
We needed a laugh this year and found that solace by savoring (watching less than two hours per day) comedies like The Sound of Your Heart, Neo Yokio, and Friends from College. We also took care to enjoy the splendor of White Gold where handsome Ed Westwick plays the lead role.
1. Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories
2. Samurai Gourmet
3. Big Mouth
5. Neo Yokio
6. The Sound of Your Heart
7. A Series of Unfortunate Events
8. The Crown
9. Friends from College
10. White Gold
The Shows That Got Us Cheating in 2017
We couldn’t resist the thrill of a thrill and shamelessly watched ahead of our significant others on Narcos, Stranger Things, Riverdale, Orange is the New Black, Sense 8 and more (don’t tell Marty).
2. Stranger Things
4. 13 Reasons Why
5. Orange is the New Black
6. Marvel’s Iron Fist
8. Black Mirror
9. Marvel’s The Defenders
10. Star Trek: Discovery
1 Popularity based on the average daily viewing hours per member between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017
2/3 Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as ‘savored.’ Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as ‘devoured.’ Data was inclusive of new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 only. Additional information on the Netflix Binge Scale here.
4 Based on more than 60,000 survey responses from Netflix members between October 24-30, 2017. The sample is representative of an adult population who watch TV shows as a couple in 32 countries. The survey included new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 only.
5 Based on more than 60,000 survey responses from Netflix members between October 24-30, 2017. The sample is representative of an adult population who watch TV shows with their family in 32 countries. The survey included new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 only.