The top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

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“Orange Is the New Black” doesn’t return for its seventh and
final season until July, but audiences are already looking forward
to the show’s swan song.

Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a
list of the seven most “in-demand” TV shows on streaming services.
The data is based on “demand
expressions
,” the globally standardized TV demand measurement
unit from Parrot Analytics. Audience demand reflects the desire,
engagement, and viewership weighted by importance, so a stream or
download is a higher expression of demand than a “like” or comment
on social media.

New shows that just missed the cut were Netflix’s “The Society”
and Hulu’s “Catch-22.”

Below are this week’s nine most popular original shows
on Netflix and other streaming services:

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about

9. “Star Trek: Discovery” (CBS All Access)

Average demand expressions: 23,993,646

Description: “After
answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, season two
of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery
joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to
investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an
unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work
together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is
forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother,
Spock.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
2):
 82%

What critics said: “Star Trek: Discovery ended
its second season with a twist that could decisively alter the
prequel’s troubled course.” —
Entertainment Weekly

Season 2 premiered on CBS All Access January 17.

8. “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Average demand expressions: 27,458,578


Description:
 “A woman forced into sexual
servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian
society.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
3):
 75%

What critics said: “What’s obvious about The
Handmaid’s Tale works wonders. What’s more opaque can create
problems.” —
Indiewire
(Season 3)

Season 3 premieres June 25 on Hulu.

7. “Black Mirror” (Netflix)

Average demand expressions: 30,288,784

Description: “This
sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future
where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts
collide.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
4):
 84%

What critics said: “An astonishing,
superlative piece of work in every respect.” —
The Australian

Season 5 premieres on Netflix June 5.

6. “Cobra Kai” (YouTube Premium)

Average demand expressions: 31,629,242

Description: “Thirty
years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a
down-and-out Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) seeks redemption by
reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his
rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), who
has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the
guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
2):
 88%

What critics said: “YouTube’s ‘Karate Kid’
sequel returns in a second season that’s decent, but not as
thrillingly expectation-surpassing.” —
The Hollywood Reporter

Season 2 premiered on YouTube April 4.

5. “Titans” (DC Universe)

Average demand expressions: 33,322,253

Description: “TITANS
follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of
age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans
franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl
possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that
could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the
hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a
surrogate family and team of heroes.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
1):
 79%

What critics said: “I dare say
that Titans is for those who want superhero TV stories to feel
less like they came from writers rooms and more like they actually
came from comic books.” —
Cinemablend

Season 1 premiered on DC Universe October 12. Season
2 premieres this fall.

4. “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

Average demand expressions: 34,371,917

Description:
“A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women’s prison when a past
crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the
creator of Weeds.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
6):
 83%

What critics said: “It restores the sense of
discovery that season one held, back when Piper learned the ways of
prison life – only this time, it places almost all of the cast
favourites in a newborn state.” —
Guardian 

The seventh and final season premieres July 26.

3. “Doom Patrol” (DC Universe)

Average demand expressions: 36,555,095

Description: “DOOM
PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes:
Robotman aka Cliff Steele (BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry
Trainor (MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (APRIL BOWLBY) and
Crazy Jane (DIANE GUERRERO), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles
Caulder aka The Chief (TIMOTHY DALTON). Each member of the Doom
Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman
abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized
and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief,
coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence.
Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant
heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be,
called to action by none other than Cyborg (JOIVAN WADE), who comes
to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part
Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks
who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
1): 
95%

What critics said: “Doom Patrol’s Season 1
finale is a prime candidate for being the single most bizarre hour
of television ever conceived.” —
IGN

Season 1 premiered on DC Universe February 15.

2. “Lucifer” (Netflix)

Average demand expressions: 45,873,090

Description: “Bored
with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles,
where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide
detective.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
4):
 100%

What critics said: “Lucifer’s journey with
Netflix picks up where the series left off and continues to give
viewers the intellectually challenging show they’ve come to love.
And yes, it’s still retains its sass!” —
Den of Geek

Season 4 premiered on Netflix May 8.

1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Average demand expressions: 63,624,801

Description: “When
a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving
secret experiments.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season
2):
 94%

What critics said: “[Stranger Things]
continues to be a show with an unmistakable style, a deft hand with
mood and setting and especially music, and very clever
cinematography.” —
NPR

Season 3 drops July 4 on Netflix.

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The top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week