For the second week in a row, the newly released limited drama series, directed by Shawn Levy and developed by Steven Knight, has been topping the worldwide charts! To put it simply, if we consider the overall new releases on the streaming platform for the fall season, then there is no doubt that the catalog has included some unique series, out of which there is one series that has risen above the rest to claim the coveted title of No. 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 English TV series chart.
Based on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, the extraordinary series that has secured the top spot is “All the Light We Cannot See,” released on November 2, 2023. It has captivated audiences with its mesmerizing storyline and impeccable performance, which follows the lives of two teenagers during the height of World War II: Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner Pfennig, a German boy forced to join and fight for the Nazi regime.
Moreover, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 28% approval rating with an average rating of 5.1/10, based on 53 critic reviews. The website’s critics consensus reads, “While All the Light We Cannot See has a bright cast, its potential is often snuffed out by a tonally awkward blend of serious and silly.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 36 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable” reviews.
Despite getting poor reception, the series doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon, as it has once again secured its top spot in Netflix’s Top 10 English series charts, weeks after its debut on the streaming platform. For the second time in a row, the four-episode series has once again grabbed the number-one spot with 10,100,000 million views and 38,700,000 total hours viewed. The overall views have been accounted for the week starting from November 6 and ending on November 12, 2023.
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Other series that has secured a place on the Top 10 English lists this week is as follows:
Selling Sunset: Season 7 secured second place with 4,700,000 million views and 30,000,000 total hours viewed, followed by the first season of Escaping Twin Flames, a 2023 American true crime documentary series directed by Cecilia Peck, which secured third place with 4,100,000 views and 11,900,000 total hours viewed. Robbie Williams: Limited Series, for the first time in the chart, got fourth place this week, drawing 3,900,000 million views along with 13,100,000 total hours viewed.
Unicorn Academy: Chapter 1 landed the fifth spot this week with 3,300,000 million views and 15,300,000 total hours viewed. On the other hand, BLUE EYE SAMURAI: Season 1 secured sixth place with 2,900,000 million views, along with 18,100,000 total hours viewed. Maintaining its place on the list for the second time in a row, Till Murder Do Us Part: Soering vs. Haysom: Limited Series ranked in the seventh spot with 2,800,000 million views and 9,000,000 total hours viewed.
These series were also able to dethrone Life on Our Planet: Season 1, which secured the eighth spot with 2,700,000 million views and 18,800,000 total hours viewed. The last two entries were Bodies: Limited Series, which ranked ninth on the list with 2,600,000 million views, accumulating 19,600,000 total hours viewed. Whereas, Beckham: Limited Series got the last spot by being on the list entering its sixth week with 1,700,000 million views totaling 8,000,000 total hours viewed during this week.
Take a look at the official list released by Netflix:
All the Light We Cannot See: All about the new limited series
From Director Shawn Levy, All the Light We Cannot See stars Louis Hofmann, Lars Eidinger, and Marion Bailey, with Hugh Laurie and Mark Ruffalo. And introducing newcomer Aria Mia Loberti. The official synopsis of the series reads as follows:
“Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See tells the story of Marie-Laure Leblanc (Aria Mia Loberti), a blind French girl taking refuge with her father and reclusive uncle in St. Malo, France, and Werner (Louis Hofmann), a brilliant teenager enlisted by Hitler’s regime with an expertise in radio repair. Together they share a secret connection that will become a beacon of light that leads them through the harrowing backdrop of WWII.”
Also, check out the official trailer of the series below:
Stream All the Light We Cannot See exclusively now on Netflix.