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The Top 10 Netflix Series Right Now (Including a Must-Watch Docuseries at #1)

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OK, so you’ve already binge-watched hits like Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and Dead to Me, and you're looking for more of the best shows on Netflix. Luckily, the streaming service has a ton of movies and shows to choose from in its top-rated section, which ranks popular titles based on what’s trending. The best part? The list is updated daily, making it an ideal place for me to find new suggestions (like Sprint).

From Supacell to Your Honor, keep reading for the top ten Netflix series and my personal editor's pick of the week. 

Editor's Pick of the Week: Owning Manhattan

  • Who’s in it: Ryan Serhant, Nile Lundgren, Jessica Markowski
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Selling Sunset
  • Genre: Reality TV

If you loved watching Netflix’s Selling Sunset, then I have the perfect show for you. Owning Manhattan follows real estate mogul Ryan Serhant, who founded one of the biggest firms in New York. As Serhant and his agents take on the Big Apple, they must tackle luxury listings, workplace rivalry and high-stakes sales.

1. The Man with 1,000 Kids

  • Who’s in it: Jonathan Meijer and the families he donated his sperm to around the world
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Our Father and The Accidental Twins
  • Genre: Docuseries

This three-part British docuseries tells the story of a Dutch sperm donor named Jonathan Meijer, who donated to numerous couples across the globe. When his donations start to become out of control, the families that received the prolific donor’s sperm band together to put a stop to him.

2. Hannah Berner: We Ride at Dawn

  • Who’s in it: Hannah Berner
  • How many minutes: 50
  • For fans of: Nikki Glaser: Bangin'
  • Genre: Stand-up Comedy Special

Get ready to laugh because comedian Hannah Berner is not holding anything back in her brand-new stand-up special, We Ride at Dawn. From detailing why sex scenes in movies are unrealistic to recalling the time she married a “zaddy,” the 32-year-old Brooklyn native brings all the laughs and more in this raunchy comedy.

3. Supacell

  • Who’s in it: Tosin Cole, Nadine Mills, Josh Tedeku
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Umbrella Academy
  • Genre: Sci-Fi

When five strangers residing in South London suddenly wake up with superpowers, it’s up to one man to bring them all together and save the woman he loves.

4. Worst Roommate Ever

  • Who’s in it: people recounting their worst roommate stories
  • How many seasons: 2
  • For fans of: Catching Killer and I Am Killer
  • Genre: Docuseries

Over the span of four episodes, individuals recount their bad roommate stories, from a woman who uses the dark web to obtain custody of her roommate’s child to a man who imprisons his roommate. This second installment centers around the crimes committed by Janie Ridd, Michael Dudley, Scott Pettigrew, and Tammy Fritz. 

5. Sprint

  • Who’s in it: Noah Lyles, Sha'Carri Richardson, Shericka Jackson
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders - America's Sweethearts
  • Genre: Sports Docuseries

Meet the world’s fastest runners from across the globe as they compete for the winning title. Who will be the one to take home the gold and be crowned as the fastest human alive?

6. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders - America's Sweethearts

  • Who’s in it: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Cheer
  • Genre: Sports Docuseries

This docuseries follows the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders as they try to overcome a series of obstacles, from securing a spot on the squad to putting on a stellar performance. Follow along with the past and current members as they try to make their dreams come true. All seven episodes are available to watch right now on Netflix.

7. Barbeque Showdown

  • Who’s in it: Michelle Buteau, Melissa Cookston, Kevin Bludso
  • How many seasons: 3
  • For fans of: Iron Chef
  • Genre: Competition Show

They're baaaack! The entertaining cooking competition show returns with nine contestants from across the world competing against each other in hopes of being crowned as the next barbecue champion. Actress and comedian Michelle Buteau (who you may recognize from Survival of the Thickest and The Circle) serves as host while Melissa Cookston and Kevin Bludso serve as BBQ judges.

8. Suits

  • Who’s in it: Meghan Markle, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams
  • How many seasons: 9
  • For fans of: The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Genre: Drama

A college dropout (played by Patrick J. Adams) with a photographic memory obtains a job at one of the top law firms in New York City. Alongside Adams, the ensemble cast includes Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres and Rick Hoffman.

9. Desperate Lies

  • Who’s in it: Juliana Paes, Paloma Duarte, Felipe Abib
  • How many seasons: 1
  • For fans of: Maldivas
  • Genre: Drama

This Brazilian drama follows a woman who leaves her husband, Tomás (Vladimir Brichta), after learning about his infidelity. While she is out with friends one night, she is drugged and things go from bad to worse. She soon discovers that she's pregnant with twins. But here’s the kicker: she learns that she has an extremely rare case of heteropaternal superfecundation. 

10. Your Honor

  • Who’s in it: Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Michael Stuhlbarg
  • How many seasons: 2
  • For fans of: Eric
  • Genre: Drama

When his son flees the scene of a fatal car accident, a judge (played by none other than Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston) finds his sense of justice buckling. How far will he go—and what web of lies will he entangle his family in—to protect his son? It's dark, twisty and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...