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FALL 2020 TV SURVEY: 30 FAVORITE NETFLIX SHOWS

For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked thousands of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.

It’s official: you really, really, really love Stranger Things. For the third year in a row, the retro sci-fi series dominated the top spot across all age groups and gender demographics as Rotten Tomatoes users’ favorite Netflix original series. A massive 48 percent of respondents — 44 percent of women and 52 percent of men — named the Spielberg-inspired ’80s-set drama their favorite original Netflix show.

But there are two new entries in the top 5: comic book drama The Umbrella Academy at No. 2, and novel adaptation The Witcher at No. 4. Marvel’s Daredevil makes the top 5 yet again (dropping down a spot to No. 2), with moody drama Ozark coming in at No. 5 (replacing last year’s moody No. 3 drama, Mindhunter).

While men and women alike are mega-fans of Stranger Things, the next-most-popular show among women was The Umbrella Academy, and among the men it was Daredevil. Younger folks tended to go for the genre-friendly series (superheroes, sci-fi, etc.), while the 55 and up demo prefer more down-to-earth series (Ozark, The CrownGrace and Frankie).

Some big titles that made the list last year — The OA, Big Mouth, Peaky Blinders, Making a Murderer, Iron Fist, A Series of Unfortunate Events — didn’t make it in 2020, leaving room for newcomers like The Haunting of Hill House, Sex Education, Dead to Me, and more.

We allowed survey participants to vote for multiple titles — read on to find out which came out on top overall.

BoJack Horseman (2014)
93%

#30
Synopsis: Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90's sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin? Around, who has been... [More]

Sex Education (2019)
94%

#29
Synopsis: Meet Otis Milburn -- an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded... [More]
Directed By: Ben Taylor

Master of None (2015)
100%

#28
Synopsis: Comedy following the personal and professional challenges that face a 30-year-old New York actor, whose trials range from the immigrant... [More]

Space Force (2020)
38%

#27
Synopsis: A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for... [More]

Synopsis: Imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the... [More]

Altered Carbon (2018)
75%

#25
Synopsis: Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love,... [More]

Russian Doll (2019)
97%

#24
Synopsis: Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a... [More]

House of Cards (2013)
77%

#23
Synopsis: A drama about a ruthless congressman and his equally ambitious wife who navigate the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.... [More]

Lost in Space (2018)
75%

#22
Synopsis: A Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960's science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future,... [More]

Tiger King (0)
86%

#21
Synopsis: Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Eric Goode

#20
Synopsis: A young man leads his oddball family and their real-estate-development business following a securities-fraud fiasco that put the father in... [More]

Lucifer (2016)
86%

#19
Synopsis: When the devil tires of life in Hell, he materialises in the City of Angels, where he aids the LAPD... [More]

Grace and Frankie (2015)
88%

#18
Synopsis: Two nemeses become bonded jilted wives after their husbands reveal they have been having an affair with each other since... [More]
Directed By: Tate Taylor

#17
Synopsis: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage team up to protect New York City.... [More]

#16
Synopsis: A New York woman struggles to adjust to life in a federal prison.... [More]

#15
Synopsis: A woman who lived in a cult for 15 years starts life anew in New York City in this comedy... [More]

Dead to Me (2019)
90%

#14
Synopsis: Jen (Christina Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband's recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an... [More]

GLOW (2017)
92%

#13
Synopsis: Set in Los Angeles during the 1980s, an unemployed actress hopes to find stardom by portraying a female wrestler.... [More]

Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
87%

#12
Synopsis: After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying... [More]
Directed By: Paul McGuigan

Synopsis: Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that... [More]

Mindhunter (2017)
98%

#10
Synopsis: Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.... [More]

The Crown (2016)
89%

#9
Synopsis: The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and... [More]

#8
Synopsis: After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a... [More]
Directed By: Jim O'Hanlon

#7
Synopsis: A PTSD-stricken superhero hangs up her costume and opens her own detective agency in this superhero drama.... [More]

Black Mirror (2011)
83%

#6
Synopsis: Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode... [More]

Ozark (2017)
81%

#5
Synopsis: A family moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggles in a new place filled with dirty money.... [More]

The Witcher (2019)
67%

#4
Synopsis: The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more... [More]
Directed By: Tomasz Baginski

Marvel's Daredevil (2015)
92%

#3
Synopsis: A blind lawyer fights crime by day in the courtroom and by night as a superhero with extraordinary senses in... [More]

#2
Synopsis: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of... [More]

Stranger Things (2016)
93%

#1
Synopsis: A love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a... [More]


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