Wednesday Has Been Dethroned By Another Netflix Series

Wednesday has been defeated in ratings by the new multi-billion dollar heist show Kaleidoscope.

By Douglas Helm | Published

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Wednesday had its moment in the sun thanks to Jenna Ortega’s performance, the dark-comedy atmosphere, and of course, that meme-worthy dance moment. However, the Internet can only maintain an obsession for so long and the Netflix content machine continues to churn. According to FlixPatrol, the Tim Burton-produced Addams Family spin-off has been dethroned by the latest it-show Kaleidoscope.

While Wednesday tells a twisty story with a mystery behind it, it’s likely that nothing on TV this year will be quite as twisty as Kaleidoscope. The TV series depicts a group of people coming together for a multi-billion dollar heist. While this premise seems straightforward enough, you can watch the episodes in any order.


Kaleidoscope is Netflix’s latest attempt to mix up how users consume content, following up the choose your own adventure-style projects like Bandersnatch and You vs. Wild. While you can’t make choices to affect the narrative, you can choose to watch the hue-titled episodes in whatever order you choose, save for the episode White which depicts the heist itself. Netflix will serve you the episodes in a unique, randomized order but social media users are already coming up with their favorite watch orders.

Just like Wednesday, it seems like Kaleidoscope is going to hold social media’s attention for a little while. The random episode order might be a little gimmicky, but it’s definitely an interesting content experiment and could be an exciting way to experience the story. The episodes each depict a different moment in time leading up to the heist, including 24 years before, 7 years before, 6 weeks before, 3 weeks before, 5 days before, the heist itself, the morning after, and 6 months after.

Although Wednesday was dethroned by Kaleidoscope, it actually fell to the number three spot on Netflix’s rankings overall, with the docuseries Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street taking the number two spot. Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street tells the story of Bernie Madoff and the orchestration of one of Wall Street’s biggest Ponzi schemes.

While Wednesday, Kaleidoscope, and Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street are taking up the top three spots on the TV series side of things, Netflix’s current top three movies include Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, White Noise, and No Escape. Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery continues to hold its top spot from last week, so we’ll have to wait and see what will be dethroning that film.

Behind Wednesday, Kaleidoscope, and Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street are The Circle, New Amsterdam, Emily in Paris, Ginny & Georgia, The Recruit, The Glory, and Alice in Borderland. On the film side, the top 10 is rounded out by Trolls, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, How I Became a Gangster, Sing 2, King Kong, The Longest Yard, and Life.

Netflix films and TV shows don’t tend to hold the number-one spot for very long, so we’ll have to see when Kaleidoscope gets knocked off. For now, it seems like it’s going to be pretty safe there for at least a week. With the unique premise, it’s going to be pretty irresistible for subscribers to tune in and choose their own episode order.