What are most respected shows on Netflix? And how come Japan has the most of them?

Clever numbers reveal the most honoured shows on Netflix. Top of the list is Breaking Bad, loved all round the world.
on netflix, breaking bad is apparently the most regarded title

We at ScreenHub wade through a lot of statistics so you don’t have to. Often the work is depressing as we hunt for the positive directions our sector needs. A UK company called Uswitch sent us a statistics release which is actually fun and clicks neatly into our sense of humour. Along the way it provides a link to a fascinating database, called latest Netflix data with thousands of attributes which geeks and producers will pore over for hours, entry by entry.

It covers categories like actors, genres, tag lines, culture, language, release dates and production companies. In one handy place, we can find Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, awards and box office. It covers heaps of languages, and the cultures where they are rated. So, we can see where Korean films on Netflix, for instance, are showing up around the world and where they rate most highly.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.