The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Shadow and Bone' to 'Yasuke'

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  • Netflix’s new fantasy series “Shadow and Bone” topped this week’s list for the second week in a row.
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Description: “The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 17%

What critics said: “The series’ overly familiar and impersonal form dominates, overwhelms, even obscures its ample, fascinating substance.” — New Yorker

8. "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn" (Nickelodeon, 2014-2018)

Description: “Just because they’re quadruplets, that doesn’t mean these 10-year-olds always get along. But for all the bickering, they’re loyal to the last.”

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7. "Selena: The Series" (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: “Iconic Mexican-American performer Selena rises to fame as she and her family make sacrifices in order to achieve their lifelong dreams.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 33%

What critics said: “While the singer does get more of the spotlight in Part Two, she’s still singing backup to the rest of her siblings in what remains more of a family drama than a revealing biopic series.” — AV Club (season two)

6. "The Baker and the Beauty" (ABC, 2020)

Description: “A Miami baker and a fashionista try to make romance work despite the heat they face from jealous exes, prying family members and invasive paparazzi.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 88%

What critics said: “It’s all done with charm and a relatively light touch. There are enough credible reasons why this pair might actually click.” — Variety

5. "Yasuke" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “A peaceful boatman once known as the Black Samurai is pulled back into conflict when he takes a little girl with mysterious powers under his wing.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 91%

What critics said: “A decent first attempt at continuing the legacy of a historical figure that is too often forgotten.” — io9

4. "The Innocent" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.”

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What critics said: “We’re tentatively recommending The Innocent because of the good performances and the fact that the writers avoided tropes of the genre.” — Decider (season one)

3. "Cocomelon" (YouTube, 2019-present)

Description: “Learn letters, numbers, animal sounds and more with J.J. in this musical series that brings fun times with nursery rhymes for the whole family!”

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2. "The Circle" (Netflix original, 2020-present)

Description: “Status and strategy collide in this social experiment and competition show where online players flirt, befriend and catfish their way toward $100,000.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 81%

What critics said: “It’s a literal popularity contest that somehow, incredibly, manages to be more fascinating than annoying.” — Variety (season two)

1. "Shadow and Bone" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86%

What critics said: “Perfectly competent, enjoyable stuff. But, like The Witcher and the other contenders for the Thrones’ crown that there have been since, it doesn’t — or can’t, whether for merely budgetary or more creative constraints — build on what has gone before.” — Guardian (season one)

Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.

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