Stranger Things tops list of 10 best Netflix shows to watch with family

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The results of a survey taken by Netflix has revealed the 10 best shows to watch with family from this past year and Stranger Things came in at the top spot.

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When Stranger Things 2 was released on Oct. 27, did you watch the nine new episodes with your family? If you did, you weren’t alone because Stranger Things was named the show that brought families together the most in 2017.

The results come from a survey that polled 60,000 couples across 32 countries about the Netflix shows they watched in 2017 and how they watched those shows. The results showed Stranger Things was the show that brought us together the most this year.

Whether it was the young and talented cast or the 80s nostalgia, the series was able to bring together brothers and sisters, husbands and wives and kids and their parents in front of the screen to watch the latest adventures from Hawkins, Indiana.

While it is not surprising to see Stranger Things at the top of a list from Netflix, the rest of the shows that brought us together in 2017 may come as a bit of a surprise to you.

The Shows That Brought Us Together in 2017

  1. Stranger Things
  2. 13 Reasons Why
  3. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  4. Star Trek Discovery
  5. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  6. Riverdale
  7. Fuller House
  8. Chef’s Table
  9. Atypical
  10. Anne with E

How many of these shows have you seen? How many of them did you watch with your family? Did your viewing habits match those of the survey? When I watch Netflix, I usually am watching alone, so I’m not the best judge for this, but the programs listed all make sense.

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All of the shows listed, except for the food series Chef’s Table are typically the types of dramas that make for a good watch for the entire family. The shows themselves are about family as Gilmore Girls, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fuller House and Atypical can attest.

13 Reasons Why was an important show for families to watch together as the series tackled the issues of bullying in school and teen suicide. It was a powerful, and an important, watch for parents and children alike that hopefully raised awareness and sparked a number of conversations to prevent what happened in that series.