(Photo by Netflix)


For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked thousands of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.

It’s official: you really, really, really love Stranger Things. For the third year in a row, the retro sci-fi series dominated the top spot across all age groups and gender demographics as Rotten Tomatoes users’ favorite Netflix original series. A massive 48 percent of respondents — 44 percent of women and 52 percent of men — named the Spielberg-inspired ’80s-set drama their favorite original Netflix show.

But there are two new entries in the top 5: comic book drama The Umbrella Academy at No. 2, and novel adaptation The Witcher at No. 4. Marvel’s Daredevil makes the top 5 yet again (dropping down a spot to No. 2), with moody drama Ozark coming in at No. 5 (replacing last year’s moody No. 3 drama, Mindhunter).

While men and women alike are mega-fans of Stranger Things, the next-most-popular show among women was The Umbrella Academy, and among the men it was Daredevil. Younger folks tended to go for the genre-friendly series (superheroes, sci-fi, etc.), while the 55 and up demo prefer more down-to-earth series (Ozark, The CrownGrace and Frankie).

Some big titles that made the list last year — The OA, Big Mouth, Peaky Blinders, Making a Murderer, Iron Fist, A Series of Unfortunate Events — didn’t make it in 2020, leaving room for newcomers like The Haunting of Hill House, Sex Education, Dead to Me, and more.

We allowed survey participants to vote for multiple titles — read on to find out which came out on top overall.

BoJack Horseman (2014)

Synopsis: Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90's sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin? Around, who has been... [More]

Sex Education (2019)

Synopsis: Meet Otis Milburn -- an inexperienced, socially awkward high school student who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded... [More]
Directed By: Kate Herron

Master of None (2015)

Synopsis: Comedy following the personal and professional challenges that face a 30-year-old New York actor, whose trials range from the immigrant... [More]

Space Force (2020)

Synopsis: A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for... [More]

Synopsis: Imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the... [More]

Altered Carbon (2018)

Synopsis: Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love,... [More]

Russian Doll (2019)

Synopsis: Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a... [More]

House of Cards (2013)

Synopsis: A drama about a ruthless congressman and his equally ambitious wife who navigate the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.... [More]

Lost in Space (2018)

Synopsis: A Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960's science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future,... [More]

Tiger King (0)

Synopsis: Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe... [More]
Directed By: Eric Goode

Synopsis: A young man leads his oddball family and their real-estate-development business following a securities-fraud fiasco that put the father in... [More]

Lucifer (2016)

Synopsis: When the devil tires of life in Hell, he materialises in the City of Angels, where he aids the LAPD... [More]

Grace and Frankie (2015)

Synopsis: Two nemeses become bonded jilted wives after their husbands reveal they have been having an affair with each other since... [More]
Directed By: Tate Taylor

Synopsis: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage team up to protect New York City.... [More]

Synopsis: A New York woman struggles to adjust to life in a federal prison.... [More]

Synopsis: A woman who lived in a cult for 15 years starts life anew in New York City in this comedy... [More]

Dead to Me (2019)

Synopsis: Jen (Christina Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband's recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an... [More]

GLOW (2017)

Synopsis: Set in Los Angeles during the 1980s, an unemployed actress hopes to find stardom by portraying a female wrestler.... [More]

Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

Synopsis: After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying... [More]
Directed By: Paul McGuigan

Synopsis: Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that... [More]

Mindhunter (2017)

Synopsis: Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

The Crown (2016)

Synopsis: The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and... [More]

Synopsis: After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a... [More]
Directed By: Jim O'Hanlon

Synopsis: A PTSD-stricken superhero hangs up her costume and opens her own detective agency in this superhero drama.... [More]

Black Mirror (2011)

Synopsis: Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode... [More]

Ozark (2017)

Synopsis: A family moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggles in a new place filled with dirty money.... [More]

The Witcher (2019)

Synopsis: The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more... [More]
Directed By: Tomasz Baginski

Marvel's Daredevil (2015)

Synopsis: A blind lawyer fights crime by day in the courtroom and by night as a superhero with extraordinary senses in... [More]

Synopsis: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of... [More]

Stranger Things (2016)

Synopsis: A love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a... [More]

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

Funimation batman TV One 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Musicals HBO TCA Super Bowl talk show CW Seed cancelled TV series Spring TV Comic Book crime drama chucky El Rey zombie mission: impossible news MSNBC Food Network BET Awards Musical concert The Purge medical drama WarnerMedia Holiday 72 Emmy Awards Paramount Plus spider-man Netflix transformers casting saw composers period drama adaptation nature TCA Awards Freeform Adult Swim tv talk DC Comics sequel Television Academy YA BET Exclusive Video anime adventure Mary poppins Walt Disney Pictures cults Pixar Endgame dceu child's play Lionsgate pirates of the caribbean ghosts FX women boxing Countdown crime thriller docudrama psychological thriller worst movies movie Paramount Ellie Kemper travel comic books DC Universe Star Trek Rocky trailers true crime Sneak Peek game show DC streaming service Schedule TCA 2017 Hallmark Christmas movies Marvel Television a nightmare on elm street Superheroes boxoffice cancelled television ID Opinion Turner Classic Movies Fall TV rotten Tumblr social media hollywood Trailer 2019 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina BBC America TCM stop motion Apple indiana jones book AMC USA Network nbcuniversal documentary james bond Apple TV+ Dark Horse Comics blockbuster comic kaiju Starz obituary CBS Oscars Vudu game of thrones Polls and Games Crackle Sundance elevated horror Emmy Nominations Lucasfilm RT21 HBO Go Family Film werewolf TCA Winter 2020 films Spectrum Originals Heroines australia BAFTA hispanic italian rotten movies we love Song of Ice and Fire New York Comic Con Mindy Kaling Year in Review Disney+ Disney Plus sports DirecTV foreign green book 71st Emmy Awards unscripted zombies vampires CBS All Access See It Skip It ITV Pet Sematary Pride Month DGA Apple TV Plus ABC Family ratings Elton John justice league independent cars Bravo IFC MCU Reality Quiz YouTube zero dark thirty Spike The Walking Dead Creative Arts Emmys Video Games Sony Pictures nfl 2020 OWN Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt south america cartoon Captain marvel Rom-Com Martial Arts The Arrangement richard e. Grant Nickelodeon historical drama The Academy Showtime cancelled TV shows heist movie toronto Infographic OneApp Awards Tour APB serial killer hidden camera TIFF reboot kong Grammys Amazon Prime Video FX on Hulu FXX binge best streaming new star wars movies LGBTQ witnail Pop Teen Trophy Talk BBC comiccon Premiere Dates joker aliens universal monsters Fox News Sundance TV SundanceTV TV renewals American Society of Cinematographers Travel Channel renewed TV shows Sci-Fi 2016 die hard Red Carpet Tomatazos parents razzies The Walt Disney Company criterion TNT jurassic park Epix Acorn TV Cosplay festival LGBT Lifetime Christmas movies Alien Drama Sundance Now Broadway quibi canceled TV shows archives Marvel USA Marvel Studios Netflix Christmas movies teaser scorecard 2017 king kong Action halloween tv Anna Paquin sag awards finale Stephen King National Geographic breaking bad 2015 Kids & Family festivals reviews franchise revenge war Winter TV 2021 Western fresh facebook San Diego Comic-Con dc Mudbound Disney Crunchyroll toy story First Look The CW Britbox ABC romantic comedy TLC BBC One cancelled french space twilight Hear Us Out spy thriller scary movies japanese video science fiction Reality Competition slashers cats golden globe awards X-Men video on demand doctor who Holidays kids SXSW critics WGN Comics on TV Hallmark ABC Signature Mary Tyler Moore Thanksgiving Emmys Mary Poppins Returns golden globes Nat Geo Rock Baby Yoda Turner Awards satire President hist VICE Amazon Prime classics ViacomCBS Christmas rt archives 99% Black Mirror Horror Cartoon Network popular Peacock theme song screen actors guild godzilla miniseries what to watch series blockbusters FOX dragons stoner GIFs name the review Shondaland children's TV VOD Podcast 007 Writers Guild of America all-time dramedy police drama E3 Animation TBS Cannes superhero Avengers 2018 psycho First Reviews worst HBO Max crime History free movies Classic Film fast and furious documentaries Comedy Shudder Certified Fresh TruTV Ghostbusters A24 Academy Awards Superheroe Interview Set visit superman rom-coms cops emmy awards romance dark spanish language spain Ovation Box Office crossover Film Festival television singing competition prank PBS cooking asian-american supernatural high school sequels Country strong female leads Amazon Studios telelvision mutant Universal Fox Searchlight 20th Century Fox Syfy Tubi MTV political drama mockumentary Election Tarantino Amazon CNN The Witch Paramount Network Hulu laika Fantasy book adaptation Valentine's Day award winner Trivia docuseries PlayStation Columbia Pictures RT History Biopics movies animated Chernobyl SDCC Photos versus 21st Century Fox Rocketman discovery comics based on movie Arrowverse disaster VH1 indie CMT monster movies Toys sitcom Lifetime Summer Legendary 24 frames directors biography IFC Films A&E Masterpiece technology Calendar Black History Month Character Guide Women's History Month PaleyFest Brie Larson politics Winners Music 93rd Oscars spanish harry potter Star Wars Comedy Central deadpool football GLAAD Warner Bros. Disney Channel Watching Series Pop TV NBC venice TV YouTube Premium Disney streaming service cinemax Esquire jamie lee curtis diversity christmas movies Nominations 45 canceled screenings NYCC anthology robots halloween remakes dogs 4/20 Best and Worst Extras E! latino Discovery Channel black ESPN Mystery Pirates blaxploitation stand-up comedy spinoff natural history TV Land YouTube Red Binge Guide comedies Television Critics Association Marathons Logo thriller GoT Disney Plus