Fans can’t wait for the return of Hulu’s award-winning drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” after we saw the teaser for the third season aired during the Super Bowl last Sunday. Parrot Analytics provides a list of seven most popular shows steaming on the services like Netflix and Amazon in 2019.
The data is based on “demand expressions”, the globally standardised TV demand measurement unit. The demand by the audience reflects the engagement, their desire and viewership. That’s why a stream or download is a higher expression of demand than a “like” on social media.
7 Popular Shows To Watch On Netflix and Other Streaming Services
Below are the seven most popular original shows on Netflix and other platforms in 2019.
7. Young Justice: Outsiders (DC Universe)
Average demand expressions: 24,661,092
Description: “DC’s teenage Super Heroes come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets as the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a global and galaxy-wide genetic arms race.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 91%
Review: Young Justice: Outsiders is compelling and a wild ride more worthy of becoming DC Universe’s second original series and first original animated series.
The third season premiered on DC Universe on January 4.
6. Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 26,171,149
Description: “Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.”
Review: The series has been faithful to the source material in its result. Season three excels in that, with six episodes given for review representing the best of the series. It’s arguably Netflix’s corner of the MCU.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96% Fresh
The third season aired on October 19 before the show got canceled.
5. Star Trek Discovery
Average demand expressions: 26,234,033
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.”
Review: The last season took a gripping and bold fun stab at it and is a much better show.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%
Season 2 aired on CBS All-Access on January 17.
4. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Average demand expressions: 26,524,323
Description: “A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.”
Review: The scenes that explore Gilead taking over America are the most compelling in the new season. A must watch for all contemporary fans.
The third season is expected to air this year.
3. The Punisher (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 26,672,768
Description: “A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family’s murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 52%
Review: The second Season was a frustrating watch: it felt off, the addition of Giorgia Whigham as Amy didn’t click, and all in all the season had less drive than its predecessor.
2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
Average demand expressions: 27,428,585
Description: “When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 94%
Review: The series embraces the strongest sequel tradition of the likes of Terminator 2 and the Empire Strikes Back and spices it up while also playing to its strengths.
Season 3 drops July 4.
1. Titans (DC Titans)
Average demand expressions: 28,902,687
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): 82%
Review: The series dropped a lot of f-bombs, violence and a willingness to dispose of supporting characters as if they are yesterday’s newspaper. As uneven as it is, there’s enough here to make you want to see how crazy it all gets.