Want to stream a series that follows an elite special forces team that thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas, then celebrates with booze, drugs, and s*x? But wait, there’s a twist, nothing less than a rollercoaster ride, and soon, their vibes are killed once they discover that the bomb they deactivated was a fake.
If your answer is a big YES, then we have got you covered with an interesting new release that encapsulates the action-driven genre to its fullest potential. Simply put, the theme has become one of the reasons why this unique series, simply titled Obliterated, has soared to claim the coveted throne of the English TV charts on Netflix.
Within such a short time, the series created by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald successfully made its mark on the streaming charts by capturing the attention of the streaming giant’s subscribers for the second week (Dec 4–Dec 10). The overall viewership and reception speak for themselves rather than any word of mouth. As of writing this, the show has secured the first spot with 9 million views and accumulated a total of 61,500,000 hours viewed.
These digits are in millions, which indicates that the viewers have been hooked from the very first episode since it premiered on November 30, 2023. Due to this, it’s not far-fetched to say that Obliterated has pushed the boundaries by delivering an unforgettable binge-watching experience like no other.
⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ Obliterated is so ******* **** pic.twitter.com/joEaw1Ozpj
— Netflix (@netflix) December 8, 2023
On the other hand, the second spot for the Netflix Top 10 Global chart is secured by My Life With the Walter Boys, which has a total of 7.5 million with 57,400,000 total views viewed by being on the list for the first time. The third spot is taken by Squid Game: The Challenge, with a total of 6.6 million views and 54,100,000 total views after being on the list for three weeks. Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife gets fourth place with 5 million views and 13,300,000 total hours viewed.
Other charting credits include World War II: From the Frontlines: Season 1, with 4.2 million views while accumulating a total of 20,300,000 views. The Crown: Season 6 got the sixth spot for this week with 2.5 million views and a total of 8,200,000 total hours viewed. The remaining spots were taken by CoComelon Lane: Season 1 had 2.4 views, and Virgin River: Season 5 had 2.2 million views. Young Sheldon: Season 1 and Season 2 gathered 1.9 million views and 1.4 million views, respectively.
Take a look at Netflix’s weekly Top 10 list of the most-watched TV shows below:
As stated, the official summary of the streaming television series reads as follows:
“An elite joint-special operations team is assembled from various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and intelligence services to stop a deadly terrorist network from blowing up Las Vegas. They complete the mission and celebrate with a night on the town, filled with sex, drugs, and alcohol. They discover that the nuclear bomb they neutralized was fake, so the team must fight through their intoxications to find the real one to save the day.”
The series consists of eight episodes filmed in Las Vegas and Albuquerque, and it stars:
Nick Zano as Chad McKnight, Shelley Hennig as Ava Winters, Terrence Terrell as Trunk, Alyson Gorske as Lana, C. Thomas Howell as Haggerty, Eugene Kim as Captain Paul Yung, Paola Lázaro as Angela Gomez, and Kimi Rutledge as Maya Lerner, an NSA computer expert. The recurring cast includes Carl Lumbly as Langdon, David Costabile as Maddox, Costa Ronin as Ivan Koslov, Lindsey Kraft as Yani, Tobias Jelinek as Ehren, Minnie Mills as Jen, Zach Zagoria as Blast, Jason Mantzoukas as Zogg.
For its first season, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 47% approval rating with an average rating of 4/10, based on 17 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Obliterated pulls out all the stops to be as memorable a binge as a bar crawl, but the hangover sets in quickly for this overly busy series.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 46 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”
Take a look at the official trailer below: