This Thriller Just Dethroned ‘Squid Game’ as the #1 Show on Netflix

It looks like Squid Game's reign has finally come to an end.

When the Korean thriller premiered on Netflix back in mid-September, it quickly jumped into the number one spot thanks to its premise that felt like The Hunger Games meets The Cabin in the Woods.

And for a month, Squid Game held onto the title as the top show on Netflix, eventually beating Bridgerton's record as the most-watched new series on the streaming platform. In its first 28 days alone, it drew in a whopping 111 million viewers.

But now, there's a show that has finally taken the crown from Squid Game: the psychological horror series You.

The third season of You premiered only yesterday, but in twenty-four hours, the series quickly jumped into the top spot on the website, moving Squid Game into the number two position.

Fans of the show have been highly anticipating the newest season, where Joe Goldberg (played by Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley) and his girlfriend Love (The Haunting of Hill House's Victoria Pedretti) prepare to have a baby together. However, when they move into a suburban neighborhood, Joe finds himself falling into his old ways when he becomes obsessed with a neighbor across the street.

In addition to the two stars, the third season features newcomers like Shalita Grant (NCIS: New Orleans), Travis Van Winkle (Transformers) and Scott Speedman (The Vow).

Anticipation for the new season was heightened even more when Netflix announced just a few days ahead of its premiere that the show had already been renewed for a fourth season. Meanwhile, in a joint review of season three, two of our editors gave it an almost-perfect rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Congrats, You. Let's see how long the show can hold onto that title.

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Joel Calfee

Associate Editor, News and Entertainment

Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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