What to see on Netflix High 10 Rankings on October 23rd

Aside from asking everyone what you’re watching, Netflix’s self-reported top 10 rankings are pretty much the only way to know how popular a Netflix show or movie is. The list for Friday, October 23, has a lot of movement outside of the top 4, with edgy high school drama Grand Army slowly rising to number 5 and Emily falling to number 9 in Paris. The new entry on the list is Coming-of-Age Dark Comedy Yes, God, Yes at # 6.

But of the Netflix Top 10, which of these shows and movies are really worth watching? We break down the entire Netflix top 10 list and walk you through what to do and what to skip.

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Based on Netflix’s top 10 as of Friday October 23rd

1. Unexplained mysteries

For fans of: True crime, ghost stories | It is good?: It will hold your attention

The popular Netflix sequel to the true crime series returns with more of those gruesome details of murder and mystery that you just can’t get enough of. It goes down easy if you want to be sneaked out. (Rank yesterday: 1)

2. The haunted Bly Manor

For fans of: Horror that makes you sad | It is good?: Yes

Season 2 of the moody, emotionally heavy horror anthology (the first was The Haunting of Hill House) is loosely based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. If you’re not expecting a Redux from Hill House you won’t be disappointed because Bly Manor is really good, but it’s different. [TV Guide review] (Rank yesterday: 2)

3. Rebecca

For fans of: Remakes of Alfred Hitchcock films (really nobody) | It is good?: There’s a reason you’re not redesigning Hitchcock

The first adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel earned Alfred Hitchcock his only Oscar for best picture. The second is a well-equipped guy. Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas and Armie Hammer star in this limp and lifeless piece. [TV Guide review] (Rank yesterday: 3)

4. My next guest doesn’t need an introduction with David Letterman

For fans of: David Letterman’s big white beard | It is good?: No Netflix show offers more in-depth conversation

In the third season of David Letterman’s celebrity interview, Dave speaks to Kim Kardashian West, Robert Downey Jr., Lizzo, and Dave Chappelle. If you want to see just one, check out Chappelle. (Rank yesterday: 4)

5th Great Army

For fans of: 13 reasons why | Is it Good?: It’s pretty average

Grand Army, adapted from her play Slut by the playwright Katie Cappiello, accompanies five young people from different social backgrounds at a high school in Brooklyn who grapple with racist and social problems, sexuality and sexual assault, and other controversial issues. It doesn’t seem to be working very well – it was released last Friday and this is the highest it has been in the top 10 – so we wouldn’t recommend clinging to it too much, but it’s finally climbing the table, so we me will see. (Rank yesterday: 8)

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6. Yes, God, yes

For fans of: Women-oriented sex comedies to grow up | It is good?: It’s very smart and fun

In 2000, Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things played a Catholic high school student who had eye-opening experiences both sexually and in relation to the way the world worked on a religious retreat. For fans of Pen15, Lady Bird, Booksmart, etc. (Rank yesterday: N / A)

7. Trembling: Shrieker Island

For fans of: Trembling, tees in Jurassic Park | It is good?: What do you think?

The seventh installment in Tremors’ comedic monster film franchise is basically an inexpensive Jurassic Park where raptor-like creatures called “screamers” pick up people sent to a tropical island to deal with an infestation. Napoleon Dynamite is there. It’s rubbish, but it’s fun, confident rubbish. (Rank yesterday: 6)

8. Cocomelon

For fans of: Singalongs, nursery rhymes | It is good?: Small children cannot get enough of it

The other day I met someone who works for the company that makes cocomelon and she gave me some context about how it got so big on YouTube that other companies started licensing it to get a piece of cocomelon cake. It’s one of those things you may never hear about unless you are with young children on a regular basis, but when you are, it’s all you hear about. (Rank yesterday: 10)

9. Emily in Paris

For fans of: Sex and the city, younger, Ze French | It is good?: It’s a rom-com, for better or for worse

Flying to Paris sounds like a dream under the current circumstances. Watch Emily in this romantic comedy about a young Yank taking a job in the City of Light to give French marketing an American perspective – perhaps too aggressive American festivals. And like in paris joneses them for a little bit of love. [TV Guide review / More shows like Emily in Paris] (Rank yesterday: 5)

10. Schitt’s Creek

For fans of: Good vibes, arrested development, Catherine O’Hara | It is good?: It’s just the best

After a memorable night at this year’s Emmys, the critics’ comedy darling is bringing its final season to Netflix, the service it owes for much of its rejuvenated success after a much lesser-known appearance on pop TV. It’s a busy season with the characters completing their arcs, but she never loses touch with her warmth. [TV Guide review] (Rank yesterday: 9)

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