DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story fell to second place on Friday after spending over a month at the top of Netflix’s daily leaderboard of the most watched TV shows. The Watcher, another true-crime limited series, took its place. Ryan Murphy, who inked a large five-year deal with Netflix in 2018, produces and writes both shows.
Dahmer has been seen more than 701.37 million times since its debut on September 21. Within the first week of its debut, it set numerous viewing records, and it currently ranks as the 13th most-streamed series on Netflix overall. After the fourth season of Stranger Things, it is the second-most watched English-language Netflix series of all time.
The shocking true story of serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer, often known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal,” who killed and mutilated 17 men between 1978 and 1991, is the subject of the true-crime television programme. Dahmer has a 57% rating on RottenTomatoes despite receiving conflicting reviews from critics despite its enormous popularity. Due to the heavily dramatised portrayal of the murderer’s atrocities, many viewers also attacked the programme for taking advantage of Dahmer’s victims and their families. Additionally, the show has drawn criticism for being included in the LGBTQ+ section of Netflix and for sparking the frightening TikTok craze in which people recorded their responses to graphic crime scene images.
The Watcher, who takes over for Dahmer, has a very different storyline. The Watcher, a film co-produced by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennen and starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale, is also based on a true story. In Westfield, New Jersey, Watts and Cannavale play a married couple who relocate to a fantasy home with their kids. But what was supposed to be a dream come true swiftly turns into a nightmare when they start receiving threatening letters from The Watcher, an unidentified stalker.