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'Dahmer' tops 'Bridgerton' Season 2 to become Netflix's second-most popular English language show

Since the show's release on September 21, its collective 701 million hours make 'Dahmer' Netflix's second-most popular English language series
Official Poster of 'Dahmer' and 'Bridgerton' Season 2 (Netflix)
Official Poster of 'Dahmer' and 'Bridgerton' Season 2 (Netflix)

Did you ever imagine any series surpassing 'Bridgerton' Season 2 - one of the most anticipated series of all time? If your answer is no then we sincerely apologize to break it to you as 'Dahmer' has become the second most popular English language series on Netflix replacing 'Bridgerton' season 2. However, 'Stranger Things' season 4 remains the most-watched English language series ever with 1.35 billion hours viewed.

'Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' is a limited biographical drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan that dropped on Netflix on September 21, 2022. Murphy also serves as showrunner and executive producer along with Brennan. The series is about the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (Evan Peters). Peters is best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series 'American Horror Story,' as Detective Colin Zabel in the HBO crime drama limited series 'Mare of Easttown,' which won him a Primetime Emmy Award in 2021, as Stan Bowes in the first season of the FX ballroom drama series 'Pose,' as Peter Maximoff or Quicksilver in the 'X-Men' film series (2014 to 2019) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe series 'WandaVision'. 


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According to People, the true crime drama logged more than 205 million hours viewed and topped the English TV List for the third week in a row. Since the show's release on September 21, its collective 701 million hours make 'Dahmer' Netflix's second-most popular English language series of all time; the series rose to the number-one spot on Netflix in the first week of its release.

In the second week of its release, Netflix announced that 'Dahmer' was the ninth most popular English-language TV show of all time with 56 million households having viewed all 10 episodes.

However, if you still have not watched the series, it is about the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer who gained notoreity as the 'Milwaukee Monster'. Along with being a serial killer, he was also a sex offender who committed the murder and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts - typically all or part of the skeleton which has been shown in the Netflix series quite vividly.

Regardless of his heinous crimes, he was convicted of fifteen of the sixteen murders he had committed in Wisconsin and was sentenced to fifteen terms of life imprisonment on February 17, 1992. Dahmer was later sentenced to a sixteenth term of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio in 1978. Even though he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and psychotic disorder, Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial.

'Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' is now streaming on Netflix.