The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week


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  • Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider the most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services.
  • This week sees the addition of Netflix’s “On My Block” ahead of its new season.
  • “The Umbrella Academy” continues to dominate.

The second season of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series “On My Block” premieres this month, and audiences are already anticipating it.

Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the seven most “in-demand” TV shows on streaming services. The data is based on “demand expressions,” the globally standardized TV demand measurement unit from Parrot Analytics. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance, so a stream or download is a higher expression of demand than a “like” or comment on social media.

Below are this week’s seven most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services:

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7. “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Average demand expressions: 21,483,652

Description: “A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 89%

What critics said: It was mostly an excruciating slog, opening with too many gratuitous scenes of violence against women and culminating in an absurd finale.” — Judy Berman, Time

Season 3 premieres on Hulu June 25.

6. “On My Block” (Netflix)

Average demand expressions: 22,327,361

Description: “In a rough inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, four smart, funny and streetwise teens find their lifelong friendship tested as they begin high school.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 95%

What critics said: It’s a combination that at first doesn’t really seem to click, but by the end of the season, On My Block does feel like a world unto itself, a universe with its own rules and logic.” — Liz Shannon Miller, Indiewire

Season 2 premieres March 29.

5. “Doom Patrol” (DC Universe)

Average demand expressions: 24,449,850

Description: “DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (APRIL BOWLBY) and Crazy Jane (DIANE GUERRERO), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (TIMOTHY DALTON). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (JOIVAN WADE), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 94%

What critics said: Doom Patrol is, in fact, utterly immature and that’s its proud brand. I don’t know if I’d permanently watch a show built on that foundation in which I don’t care about the stakes. Here, it’s at least an interesting start.” — Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter

Season 2 premiered on DC Universe February 15.

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