Top 12 English TV shows on Netflix this week

'Virgin River' Season 6 will have a lower episode count, a time jump, and much more, with production starting in spring 2024
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For binge-watchers, nothing beats the thrill of finding out which shows have made it to the top of the list. It’s like a nod from the world that says, “These are the ones to watch.” Netflix, with its treasure trove of true crime dramas, murder mysteries, and coming-of-age gems, always has a few that stand out.

Sure, there are tons of series out there, but only a handful clinch a spot in this exclusive lineup. And let’s be honest, deciding what to watch can be a real head-scratcher. That’s where we come in. Today, we’re simplifying your choices with a list of the top 12 English TV shows on Netflix. Consider your weekend binge plans sorted.

Squid Game: The Challenge: Season 1

Release date: 22 November 2023

Genre: TV Reality 

Cast: 456 real players 

Squid Game The Challenge

Firstly, we are having a truly amazing reality show with the largest single cash prize in the history of reality television. It comprises 10 episodes and is based on the famous South Korean drama “Squid Game”. This game show will unfold the personalities of each contestant, who will be pushed to their limits as far as possible. Also, it’s going to cast the largest number of contestants in the history of the game show. 

The Crown: Season 6

Release date: 16 November 2023

Genre: Biography, History, Drama

Cast: Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville and others

The Crown
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Created by Peter Morgan, ‘The Crown’ is a long-running Netflix series that recounts the lives of the greatest Monarchy in the world. As the series exposes hidden secrets, controversial debates, and struggles around the monarchs of England, it entertains millions of people around the world. To know more about the luxuriously secretive lives of the British Monarchy after the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II watch “The Crown”.

Daily Dose of Sunshine

Release date: 3 November 2023

Genre: Comedy 

Cast: Park Bo-young, Yeon Woo-jin, Jang Dong-yoon and others 

Daily Dose of Sunshine | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB]

A South Korean, Daily Dose of Sunshine is a sitcom that has several funny moments with an adorable story that would make you laugh out loud. This web series is based on the Morning Comes to Psychiatric Wards by Lee Ra-ha. The show portrays a heartwarming tale of a nurse and her beloved patients when she used to work in psychiatry and had to face several ups and downs in order to bring a daily dose of sunshine to those under her care despite the challenges coming her way.

All the Light We Cannot See: Limited Series

Release date: 2 November 2023

Genre: Drama

Cast: Aria Mia Loberti, Louis Hofmann, Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie and others 

All the Light We Cannot See is the No. 1 show on Netflix’s Top 10 English TV series chart
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This all-new mini-series has already gathered 9.8 million views on Netflix, and it’s on the top trending list all around the globe. It’s based solely on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr. It comprises four segments, and the story follows the life tales of two teenagers, Marie-Laure (a blind French girl) and Werner (a German soldier), after they somehow manage to survive the devastating war in France. 

Matt Rife: Natural Selection

Release date: 15 November 2023

Genre: Stand-up Comedy 

Cast: Matt Rife 

Matt Rife: Natural Selection | Official Trailer | Netflix

The all-new stand-up comedy show by none other than Matt Rife. The show portrays the life struggles of Matt Rife and how he copes with all those social media trolls. Moreover, this one is the best-rated and hilarious comedy series streaming on Netflix. Apart from this, all these happened when he went viral on TikTok. Netflix soon released this controversial show, and it is now ranking in the 2nd position around the globe. 

Young Sheldon: Season 1

Release date: 25 September 2017

Genre: Period Sitcom

Cast: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber and others 

Young Sheldon

The famous American period sitcom was first released back in the year of 2017 exclusively on Netflix. The show received the heartiest love and respect from the fans because of the weird fit-in position of the smartest child, Sheldon Cooper. The show highlights how a 9-year-old is extremely intelligent and lands in the high school, leaving everyone awestruck with his intelligent attributes. The kid in the show tries to fit in, but due to his admirable traits, he stands out from the rest. Moreover, the show is wrapping up by releasing its seventh and final season soon, in the month of January 2024. 

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: Season 1

Release date: 17 November 2023

Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Action, Fantasy 

Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Satya Bhabha and others 

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off | Official Trailer | Netflix

The following show is an adventurous animation show developed by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Ben David Grabinski for Netflix. The show is solely based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels written and drawn by O’Malley. It’s one of the must-watch anime of 2023, but before watching this, one should read the comics first to understand the exact plot of the story. Moreover, this is an absolutely amazing and enjoyable show that portrays a charming musician who finds himself fighting off his girlfriend’s exes. 

The First Wives Club: Season 1

Release date: 19 September 2019

Genre: Comedy 

Cast: Ryan Michelle Bathe, Michelle Buteau, Jill Scott, RonReaco Lee and others 

The First Wives Club - Trailer

This one is a popular American comedy show based on the 1996 film of the same name written by Robert Harling. The following show comprises three seasons and 29 mind-blowing episodes, which many cinephiles have loved. It’s not a Netflix original, but it has gained so much popularity, and currently, it’s ranking in the top list of TV shows on Netflix. According to the official synopsis, the show First Wives Club is set in New York City and follows three women (Ari, Bree, and Hazel) who band together after their marriages fall apart and who find strength in their sisterhood and revenge

Escaping Twin Flames: Season 1

Release date: 8 November 2023

Genre: Documentary 

Cast: Arcelia, Sarah Berman and Janja Lalich

Escaping Twin Flames | Official Trailer | Netflix

This miniseries is about a true crime documentary, which is also currently ranking in third place on Netflix this week. Directed by none other than Cecilia Peck, the audience can experience some thrilling scenes that explore the world of the Twin Flames Universe. To be more precise, Twin Flames Universe is a disputed gang of people that is believed to prey on people looking for love and pulls back the veil on how the community has hurt these people.  

Selling Sunset: Season 7

Release date: 3 November 2023

Genre: Reality 

Cast: Chrishell Stause, Jason Oppenheim, Mary Fitzgerald, Emma Hernan and others 

Selling Sunset | Season 7 Official Trailer | Netflix

The 6th season just ended in the month of May, and you won’t believe it if we say Netflix has already dropped the 7th season. According to IMDb synopsis, this American reality show follows an elegant real estate brokerage company in certain areas of Los Angeles named Oppenheim Group and follows a group of agents as they navigate their personal and professional lives. 

Onmyōji (Season 1)

Release date: 28 November 2023

Genre: Animation, Adventure 

Cast: Daisuke Namikawa, Rina Satou, Daisuke Kishio and others 

Onmyoji | Official Trailer | Netflix

This Japanese manga series is based on Baku Yumemakura’s novel Onmyōji and produced by Marvy Jack. It’s the adapted anime version of the above-mentioned novel, which contains 118 chapters and 13 volumes. The series is exclusively streaming on your Netflix screen, and till now, it has earned much popularity due to its excellent animation works. The official synopsis from MyAnimeList says, “Onmyouji tells the story of renowned onmyouji Abe no Seimei, who meets and befriends the bumbling court noble Minamoto no Hiromasa. Together, they defend Heian-capital kyou’s from an opposing onmyouji, Douson, who is secretly plotting the emperor’s demise”.

Virgin River (Season 5 – Part 2)

Release date: 30 November 2023

Genre: Drama and Romance 

Cast: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole and others 

'Virgin River'
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The famous writer Richard Keith has produced the show, and each episode of the show is made to increase the inquisitiveness of the public as the plot involves scenes of a fresh relationship, a painful breakup, and a tough court trial. Virgin River made its debut in the year 2019, and people all around the world are crazy behind this show. The first part of the fifth season premiered back in the month of September 2023, and now, after waiting for such a long time, we can finally binge watch the second part too. The two more episodes are all about Jack and Mel trying to track down Mel’s biological father, and there’s also an annual Christmas tree light competition to check out.