What to see on Netflix Prime 10 Rankings on October 28th

Netflix’s top 10 list is like a never-ending horse race with shows battling for position, fading, and ultimately being sent to the glue factory at alarming rates (we miss you, GLOW!) However, since Netflix never delivers the correct ratings, all we pretty much know is whether a series or movie is doing well or not. The list for Wednesday, October 28th shows that there is a new series that has surprised many people: the American anime Blood of Zeus, a violent retelling of Greek mythology. It debuted in fourth place on the list today, kicking the bad movie Rebecca off the list for the first time. The top three spots were unchanged, and the excellent miniseries The Queen’s Gambit stayed in first place for the third day in a row.

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.

Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix this week: The Queen’s Gambit, Sarah Cooper Comedy Special

Based on Netflix’s top 10 as of Wednesday October 28th

1. The Queen’s Gambit

For fans of: Chess, drugs and character drama | It is good?: It’s one of the best shows of the year

Future superstar Anya Taylor-Joy (she was cast as Young Furiosa in the next Mad Max movie) plays Beth Harmon, a brilliant but troubled chess master in Kentucky in the 1950s, in this literary adaptation. She was an orphan who developed an incredible skill for playing in her teens, but also a debilitating addiction to pills that calmed her obsessed mind. It’s a detailed character study of brilliance and madness that is usually reserved for male characters. It comes from one of Netflix’s limited series producers, Godless’ Scott Frank. (Rank yesterday: 1)

2. Barbarians

For fans of: Vikings | It is good?: Not as good as Vikings!

A Germanic tribe fights against the Romans in this German-language historical epic in 9 AD. It should get you on Netflix by Vikings: Valhalla as it is definitely a show you would recommend to Vikings fans. (Rank yesterday: 2)

3. Over the moon

For fans of: Coco, inside out | It is good?: It’s cute

This moving animated family musical is inspired by a Chinese fairy tale about the moon goddess Chang’e. A girl, whose mother has died, builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove that the moon goddess is real. Oscar winner Glen Keane will direct and the cast includes Philippa Soo, John Cho, Margaret Cho and Ken Jeong. (Rank yesterday: 3)

4. Blood of Zeus

For fans of: The video game Hades, the anime Castlevania | It is good?: It’s ambrosia for anime fans

Netflix’s latest original anime is this violent new version of Greek mythology that follows a young man who learns that he is the son of Zeus and must fight an army of demons. It’s a cartoon, but not for kids! (Rank yesterday: n / a)

5. 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: 4)

6th 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: 5)

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7. Great Army

For fans of: 13 reasons why | Is it Well?: 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. (Rank yesterday: 7)

8. 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: 6)

9. Cocomelon

For fans of: Applesauce, milk, teethers | It is good?: I don’t know, ask a baby

In need of some sweet relief from your crying toddler? Park them in front of this sing-along series. (Rank yesterday: 8)

10. Schitt’s Creek

For fans of: Heartwarming Comedy, Maple Syrup, Catherine O’Hara | It is good?: It’s one of the best

The critics darling has finished his six-season run, but not before sweeping the Emmys comedy categories for 2020. What follows is a wealthy family who loses everything … except the little town they bought as a joke. (Rank yesterday: 10)

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