America's Most Loved Netflix Shows by State

Chloe Wilt | Jul 8, 2020 TV
America's Most Loved Netflix Shows by State
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Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things
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Netflix has taken over our entertainment habits, and it's clear which show takes off on the platform, thanks to social media. Many people take to Twitter and Instagram to talk about their favorite series, and shows like Tiger King are incredibly popular online, sparking conversations about show theories and hilarious memes based on some of the subjects. Basically, the whole country is obsessed with Netflix -- that's no secret. 

But, what if we got a bit more specific?

Netflix keeps its viewership data under wraps, so the only way to know if a series is popular is by checking its status on the trending page or by seeing the response on social media. Luckily, LoveCrafts took a peek at the Google Trends data, and found out what each state's favorite series was on the streaming platform. Seeing the trends in each state says so much about the people who live there. Some of the popular series are a no-brainer, but others took us by surprise. 

Read on to discover the 10  most popular Netflix shows in the US, and which state loves which series. Is the state's favorite show an accurate depiction of the atmosphere there -- or is it totally off-brand? Here are 10 Netflix series, and which states love them most. 

  • 'Tiger King'

    1

    Most popular in: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wyoming

    Many will remember the lockdown takeover that was Tiger King on Netflix. Everyone totally freaked out when they were introduced to Joe Exotic, and the wild and twisting documentary series about his Oklahoma zoo, rivalry with Carole Baskin, and eventual arrest. Anyone living in  Colorado, Kansas, and other mentioned states would be even more aware of the crazy docuseries as it was the most-watched series on Netflix in those parts of the country. 

  • Fun Fact: There's an Epilogue Episode 

    2

    After Tiger King dropped -- and almost everyone binge-watched it in its entirety -- Netflix decided to catch up with some of the doc's subjects. The after-show episode provided some closure for everyone who wanted to know where they were now. Most of the people in the show seemed to be doing better since Joe Exotic's arrest, and were trying to adjust to their newfound five minutes of fame. 

  • 'Money Heist'

    3

    Most popular in: California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia

    Money Heist was a top series on Netflix. The show follows a criminal mastermind who's known as "The Professor," and he recruits eight individuals to pull off the greatest heist in history with plans to print billions of euros in Spain. The crime drama is a thrilling and adventurous show. Each season has four parts.

  • Fun Fact: The Plot Is Written in Real-Time

    4

    Unlike most traditional shows, Money Heist is letting the action play out in real time and writers work on the episodes as the season airs. The series creators want to make sure the audience and fans have input into how the show unfolds. That means they have to be extra careful with plot holes and cliffhangers to make sure everything makes sense -- and it's worked out well so far. 

  • '13 Reasons Why'

    5

    Most popular in: Alabama, Connecticut, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Texas

    This controversial teen drama, based on the novel of the same name, has become something of a phenomenon. 13 Reasons Why follows Clay (Dylan Minnette) as he grapples with the aftermath of the suicide of a high school classmate and his longtime crush, Hannah (Katherine Langford). More tragedy follows the students at Liberty High in the rest of their years of high school. 

  • Fun Fact: The Series Is Controversial

    6

    The show received major backlash due to the depiction of Hannah's suicide in the first season. The graphic scene was triggering to many, and was even removed two years after it aired due to medical experts' opinions. Now, there is a trigger warning and public service announcement ahead of each episode. 

  • 'Stranger Things'

    7

    Most popular in: Indiana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin

    When this retro sci-fi series first aired in 2016, everyone was hooked. The show has struck a chord with millions of people -- including folks in Indiana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin. Stranger Things follows a group of kids who get wrapped up in a government experiment in their hometown of Hawkins, Indiana. 

  • Fun Fact: The Kids Are Now Superstars

    8

    The series creators and casting directors picked each of the kids from near obscurity, and now they are pretty much A-list actors. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, has her own makeup and skin care line. Finn Wolfhard -- aka Mike -- is in a rock and roll band with his friends, and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) has starred in a number of films and TV shows. 

  • 'American Horror Story'

    9

    Most popular in: Alaska, Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

    Who doesn't love a good scary story? The anthology series, American Horror Story, has been thrilling audiences since its first season premiered in 2011. The show features the same actors in different roles for a completely new plot each season and always keeps us on our toes.

  • Fun Fact: Three More Seasons Are in the Works

    10

    Many thought that AHS would be done for after its 10th season, but Ryan Murphy, the series creator, announced that the show was renewed for three more seasons during a press tour in early 2020. Season nine, AHS: 1984 was set at a run-down summer camp that was haunted by a slasher killer, in the style of nostalgic '80s slasher movies. 

  • 'The Last Dance'

    11

    Most popular in: Illinois, Idaho, Michigan, and Oregon

    This stunning documentary showcases basketball superstar Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. The 10-part docuseries follows the team as they go for their sixth NBA title in eight seasons. It also highlights Jordan's career, from a high school hero to an emerging star to a cultural icon. 

  • Fun Fact: MJ Retired Twice

    12

    People were shocked when the basketball superstar retired at the age of 30. He was involved in some controversies, including an illegal betting charge of which he was cleared, and wanted to spend time with his family. So, he took some time off, but then came back for one disappointing season, and then retired for good. Michael explained that he had lost the drive and desire to continue playing at such a high level. However, he managed to win five NBA MVP awards, and six NBA Finals MVP awards. 

  • 'Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich'

    13

    Most popular in: District of Columbia, Hawaii, Montana, and Rhode Island

    Everyone has been engrossed in the disturbing documentary about the mysteries behind convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and his involvement with some of the biggest names in entertainment and in the government. The docuseries uses the survivors' stories to explain how he abused his power and wealth to commit the horrific crimes.

  • Fun Fact: Production Began Before Epstein's Death

    14

    Work on the documentary series first began in spring 2018, and Epstein was arrested on new charges in July 2019. "The level of incompetence and back-door dealing that allowed him to get off -- no one on this production thought he would ever be arrested during the making of the show," explained executive producer Joe Berlinger to The Guardian

  • 'Black Mirror'

    15

    Most popular in: Arkansas, Maine, Vermont, and Washington

    This dystopian series shows what our future could look like if technology went too far -- which is a fear many of us have at this point. Black Mirror features a different plot and different actors in each episode -- and ranges in genre, too, with some episodes being downright horrifying, and others having a more comedic feel. 

  • Fun Fact: Miley Cyrus Played a Pop Star

    16

    Miley Cyrus played a character with an alter-ego, similar to her own experience on the Disney Channel in her youth playing Hannah Montana. The musician and actor crafted a pop song for the episode that became a hit. Miley became the first artist to chart on the Billboard list under three different aliases: Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, and Ashley O, her Black Mirror character. 

  • 'Riverdale'

    17

    Most popular in: Delaware, Georgia, and Louisiana

    The Archie comics inspired a teen drama series on the CW. Instead of regular teenage hijinks, the kids of Riverdale face murder mysteries, cult conspiracies, and disturbing deals in their small hometown. The fours leads -- Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and KJ Apa -- have found fame with the new parts. 

  • Fun Fact: Some Relationships Translate Off-Screen 

    18

    Many of the 20-something actors starring in the show have found love in their co-stars. Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart, who play Jughead and Betty, recently broke things off after about two years together. Camila Mendes dated her co-star, Charles Melton, too, but they also broke up after a year. 

  • 'Dead To Me'

    19

    Most popular in: Iowa, Maryland, and Minnesota

    In Dead to Me, two women -- Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) -- find an unlikely friendship through shared grief. Jen is a recent widow who is trying to come to terms with her sadness, through different therapies and anger management. Judy, meanwhile, has a disturbing secret that deeply affects their relationship.

  • Fun Fact: The Cast & Crew Is Almost All Female

    20

    It was important to the series creator Liz Feldman to have an all-women writing team. Eighty percent of the directors in the series were women, and the show follows the story of two women, played by Christina and Linda. Almost everyone involved felt that the all-female team played a positive role in the storytelling

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