This year Kiwis learned; how to launder money in Ozark, profile serial killers in Mindhunter, that life is better with wrestling (GLOW) and once again, that Eleven is not to be messed with in Stranger Things. 2017 brought a lot of learning and also, a lot of watching. The most popular day in New Zealand to binge watch your favourite shows; Friday, April 14 – bringing new meaning to what it takes to have a Good Friday. But the most mind-blowing stat Netflix released: the person who watched Grown Ups 331 times in 2017. Though bingeing was standard in 2017, not all series were enjoyed in the same way – there were those that were devoured, those that were savoured, those that couples cheated on, and those that brought people together.
The top ten shows Kiwis devoured for more than two hours a day this year were: Ingobernable, Greenleaf, American Vandal, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the teenage drama series 13 Reasons Why, Anne with an E, Riverdale, mystery series The OA, The Confession Tapes and Cable Girls.
The shows we savoured and watched less than two hours a day in 2017 were: The Crown, White Gold, Ultimate Beastmaster, Neo Yokio, You Me Her, Ozark, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College and El Chapo.
This year it was revealed that 36% of Kiwi couples cheat on their significant others by watching ahead without them. The top ten shows kiwis cheated on this year were: Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Narcos, Riverdale, Ozark, Star Trek: Discovery, Marvel’s The Defenders, Sense8 and The Good Place.
Whether for the adventure or just for Chief Hopper, Netflix members ranked Stranger Things as the top show to watch together as a family. The top ten shows that also brought Kiwis together in 2017 were: 13 Reasons Why, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Riverdale, Star Trek: Discovery, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Fuller House, Anne with an E, The Good Place and Trollhunters.