Netflix top 10 shows — Here are the 3 worth watching right now

Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughla) holding hands in a wedding chapel in "Bridgerton" season 3
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The Netflix top 10 chart can be a great tool to help you keep on top of the streamer's biggest shows. As one of the biggest names in the streaming game, Netflix boasts an impressive, always-changing library of shows (it's the big reason we still rank it as one of the best streaming services). 

The problem? That same Netflix Top 10 shows list might contain some of the most popular shows on the platform, but that doesn't necessarily mean those shows are the best the platform's got to offer.

Here, we've broken down the three best titles currently on the most-watched list as of 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 27. Currently, that includes the streamer's flagship period drama (with a 2023 spinoff also climbing the ranks!), along with a 2000s crime drama and a limited Netflix Original series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

If those don't sound like they'll suit you, and you need more streaming recommendations, check out our guide on the best new movies that just landed on streaming and everything new to Netflix this month. Otherwise, here are those top three must-watch shows. 


Bridgerton Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix - YouTube Bridgerton Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix - YouTube
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Chances are, you've already heard of "Bridgerton", but since the second half of "Bridgerton" season 3 premiered in mid-June, the show's been a mainstay in the Netflix Top 10, though it's finally been dethroned from the top spot.

In the show's third outing, Penelope Featherington's the talk of the town. As a new dating season dawns, Bridgerton matriarch Violet is helping Francesca make her debut. Having been left heartbroken at the Featherington ball after she overheard her crush, Colin Bridgerton, say he would never pursue her, she enters the new season determined to move on and find a match. 

Now that he's back from his travels, Colin has a new lease on life, but notes that Penelope's giving him the cold shoulder. He offers to help tutor her in the ways of the marriage market... and in doing so, starts to grapple with whether they should be more than friends after all. 

There's a clear appetite for more "Bridgerton", as the 2023 "Queen Charlotte" spinoff has also crept into the Netflix Top 10 shows, at the time of writing. 

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"Dexter" has landed on Netflix, and has quickly claimed a spot in the Netflix Top 10. This thrilling crime drama originally ran for eight seasons on Showtime from 2006 to 2013 and follows Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a Miami-based blood splatter expert who cracks cases with the Miami Metro Police Department. 

The twist? His gig is a cover for the crimes he commits, as Morgan leads a secret double life as a vigilante serial killer. Guided by his 'dark passenger', Dexter (mostly) goes after worthwhile victims: criminals who have slipped through the justice system one way or another, using his forensic skills to execute them precisely and dumping them to avoid his secrets coming to light. 

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"Eric" is a thriller from Abi Morgan that takes us back in time to the 1980s, charting one father's desperate search for his missing nine-year-old son, Edgar (Ivan Howe). 

Vincent (Benedict Cumberbatch) is one of New York City's best-known puppeteers and is responsible for the hugely popular children's series, "Good Day Sunshine". Edgar vanished en route to school one day, and as Vincent struggles to deal with the loss, he turns to ERIC, the blue monster that Edgar used to draw. Vincent grows convinced that he needs to get the puppet on TV, and that doing so will bring his son home... but his newfound obsession and destructive behavior starts to push people away, leaving ERIC as his only ally in the search. 

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Netflix top 10 shows right now

  1. "Worst Roommate Ever" (2022)
  2. "America's Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders" (2024)
  3. "Your Honor" (2020)
  4. "Bridgerton" (2020)
  5. "Dexter" (2006)
  6. "Perfect Match" (2023)
  7. "Gangs of Galicia" (2024)
  8. "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" (2023)
  9. "Eric" (2024)
  10. "Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult" (2024)

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Martin is a Streaming Writer at Tom’s Guide, covering all things movies and TV. If it’s in the theaters or available to stream somewhere, he’s probably watched it… especially if it has a dragon in it. Before joining the team, he was a Staff Writer at What To Watch where he wrote about a broad range of shows that stretched from "Doctor Who" and "The Witcher" to "Bridgerton" and "Love Island". When he’s not watching the next must-see movie or show, he’s probably still in front of a screen playing massive RPGs, reading, spending a fortune on TCGs, or watching the NFL.