As The Queen's Gambit *smashes* Netflix viewership records, these are the shows with the best ratings on the streaming site

Is there anything more disappointing than dedicating a Saturday night to a Netflix show that *everyone* is talking about, only to find out it’s a total stinker? It’s happened to us, a lot.

You see, Netflix only recommends the shows it thinks you’ll like. So, if we loved Emily In Paris we’re probably going to like Clueless. Correct – the algorithm works. But it doesn’t mean we’re not partial to a dark True Crime, like When They See Us, on a Friday night or a gritty suspense thriller, like Ozark. We do have layers, yunno?

So, what about the shows that the critics liked? A Rotten Tomatoes score (or Tomatometer) is based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics. The percentage given to any one is based on how many positive reviews it got and it’s one of the industry’s most trusted ways to rank quality entertainment.

In 2020, when we literally couldn’t love TV any harder, there has been some exceptional new releases on Netflix. This winter alone, we’ve raved about Katherine Ryan’s new comedy-drama The Duchess, Enola Holmes (starring Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown) and gripping documentaries like Trial 4. But which ones were actually the best-rated?

Well, apparently, TV miniseries The Queen’s Gambit is the real one to watch. Not only did it score 100% Rotten Tomatoes (!!), it’s setting Netflix viewership records with more than 62million household views in its first month on the streaming site. That makes it Netflix’s biggest scripted limited series, like ever.

Also scoring a mega 100% this month is Christmas mini-series Dash & Lily, while some of the best new seasons to come to the streaming site in 2020 include Season 3 of Ozark, Season 2 of Sex Education and Dead To Me Season 2, proving that some shows get even better with time.

Here, we rank the best shows on Netflix according to their Rotten Tomatoes rating for a good watch, guaranteed.


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