Today, Netflix announced its most popular TV shows, movies, and stars of 2018.
Of the TV programs released by Netflix between January 1 and November 28, 2018, the most popular was "On My Block," a coming-of-age show about four high school friends navigating adolescent challenges in South Central LA.
Coming in at number two is "Making a Murderer: Part 2," a true-crime series following two men, who may or may not be guilty of the grisly crime they've been accused of. "13 Reasons Why," the high school drama that chronicles the legal battling that ensues after a young girl takes her own life, takes the third spot.
Others that made the top-ten list include "Last Chance U," about a group of disadvantaged junior college-level football players trying to get back on top; plus the British crime series "Bodyguard." the competition show "Fastest Car," the supernatural thriller "The Haunting of Hill House," the historical drama "Anne with an E," and the dark comedies "Insatiable" and "Orange Is the New Black."
The top three films released over the same time period based on rewatch rate are "The Kissing Booth," a teen comedy about a high school student who must choose between her best friend and the hottest hunk in school; "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," a teen romance movie gone awry when a young woman's love letters are exposed for all her crushes to see; and "Roxanne Roxanne" about true-life rapper Roxanne Shante's struggle to achieve hip-hop glory.
Netflix also ranked the top ten stars whose insta-fame shot up the most since appearing in a Netflix series or film since the beginning of the year.
2018 was definitely the year of the Fab Five from the rebooted "Queer Eye" series about gay men tasked with making over straight men (and in the process, building bridges between the two communities). Each cast member has between 1.6 and 2.7 million followers on Instagram. Hair guru Jonathan Van Ness has the highest number of the five, but resident chef and runner-up Antoni Porowski can credit Instagram with winning him his new boyfriend Trace Lehnoff, best known from Bravo series "Flipping Out."
Number two on Netflix's list is Lana Condor from "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," and three is Joel Courtney from "The Kissing Booth."
Rounding out the list are Noah Centineo from "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" and "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," Joey King from "The Kissing Booth," Hannah Gadsby from "Nanette," Kiernan Shipka from "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," and three Spanish heartthrobs: Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente Lopez, and Maria Pedraza, each of whom appeared in "Elite" and "La Casa de Papel."
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