The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Halston' to 'Castlevania'

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  • Ryan Murphy’s new series “Halston” debuted on this week’s list, as did the final season of the anime hit “Castlevania.”
  • “The Upshaws” dethroned the superhero series “Jupiter’s Legacy.”
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9. "Who Killed Sara?" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “Hell-bent on exacting revenge and proving he was framed for his sister’s murder, Álex sets out to unearth much more than the crime’s real culprit.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86%

What critics said: “Like a lot of things about ‘Who Killed Sara?,’ this can wear at your patience while you wait to see if your own pet theory turns out to be right.” — New York Times (season two)

8. "Shadow and Bone" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86%

What critics said: “It’s strange: You almost want Alina to take a back step and let the darker side characters shine. Yet it’s thanks to their wild card additions that Shadow and Bone stands apart from the packed ranks of young adult viewing.” — CNet (season one)

7. "Castlevania" (Netflix original, 2017-2021)

Description: “A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself. Inspired by the classic video games.” 

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94%

What critics said: “Season 4 delivers the proper finale the series deserves, deftly working through a great deal of material and giving every major character a clear ending. It’s safe to say the upcoming spinoff series will have very big boots to fill.” — IGN (season four)

6. "Halston" (Netflix original, 2021)

Description: “His name built an empire. His style defined an era. American fashion designer Halston skyrockets to fame before his life starts to spin out of control.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 65%

What critics said: “Halston the TV show feels like something you’d find on the clearance rack at Penney’s, rather than the bespoke tribute that such a singular vision deserves.” — Rolling Stone 

5. "Cocomelon" (YouTube, 2019-present)

Description: “Learn letters, numbers, animal sounds and more with J.J. in this musical series that brings fun times with nursery rhymes for the whole family!”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: N/A

4. "Love, Death and Robots" (Netflix original, 2019-present)

Description: “Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in this NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 88%

What critics said: “The show remains an anthology, but look hard enough and you’ll see at least one hint that these shorts might not be occupying wholly distinct universes after all.” — Indiewire (season two)

3. "StartUp" (Crackle, 2016-2018)

Description: “An attempt to launder stolen money finances a cryptocurrency that puts entrepreneurs in business with a corrupt FBI agent and a Miami gang.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A

What critics said: “It’s a scary world. But it’s fun to visit.” — Boston Herald (season three)

2. "Jupiter's Legacy" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “They’re the first generation of superheroes. But as they pass the torch to their children, tensions are rising — and the old rules no longer apply.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 38%

What critics said: “The ultimate effect is a lot like watching the 2009 film Julie and Julia, in that sense. If you imagine that Julia Child could fly and shoot lasers out of her eye-holes.” — NPR (season one)

1. "The Upshaws" (Netflix original, 2021-present)

Description: “A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles in this comedy series.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 57%

What critics said: “The jokes are entrenched in racial stereotyping and clichés. The Upshaws was meant to be transgressive, one imagines. It’s harder to imagine who’ll be laughing.” — Wall Street Journal (season one)

Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.

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