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10 most popular series on Netflix: August 2022

Finally, the dominance of Stranger Things has started to wane. With the world left reeling from the masterpiece that was season four, just about everyone has now been left shellshocked and wondering what to do with their lives before the finale approaches. It’s tricky times for lovers of the Hawkins hellraising, but luckily there’s plenty more on offer. 

Below we’re looking at where those who have moved on from Stranger Things have found their latest Netflix fix. With new trending entries and limited series that have got everyone talking, there is fresh blood abound in the most viewed list for the first time in a while as the heat dies off on the most successful series of all time. 

Taking the top spot this week is Virgin River season four. For residents under a rock who are perhaps unfamiliar with the series, the synopsis reads as follows: “Seeking a fresh start, nurse practitioner Melinda Monroe moves from Los Angeles to a remote Northern California town and is surprised by what and who she finds.” This time out, things take an emotional turn as beloved characters receive a long goodbye and tricky secrets are spilt. 

Elsewhere, people have also been enjoying the new limited series Keep Breathing, which looks at what happens when “a small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, a lone woman must battle the elements and odds to survive.” Starring Melissa Barrera, the six-episode series has been touted for its gripping premise and stunning scenery. 

The same can’t be said for the other limited series making the list, The Most Hated Man on the Internet. This love-to-hate documentary is one that illuminates the dark side of internet culture and where we’ve gone wrong as a society. Following the tale “of the woman who stood up to Hunter Moore, the self-proclaimed “professional life ruiner,” after photos of her naked daughter were posted online,” it is a shocking indictment against online culture.

Finally, you won’t be surprised to see that Stranger Things is still a prominent feature in the list. However, with a whopping 88 million viewing hours, Virgin River is putting up a mammoth fight. 

The 10 most popular series on Netflix:

  1. Virgin River (Season 4)
  2. Stranger Things (Season 4)
  3. Keep Breathing
  4. Manifest (Season 1)
  5. Resident Evil (Season 1)
  6. The Most Hated Man on the Internet 
  7. Manifest (Season 2)
  8. Stranger Things (Season 3)
  9. Manifest (Season 3)
  10. Stranger Things (Season 2)

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