• Ryan Murphy’s “Ratched” and Emmys champion “Schitt’s Creek” are among Netflix’s most popular shows this week. 
  • Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February.
  • Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week’s most popular TV shows on Netflix.
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Ryan Murphy’s third series for Netflix as part of his massive deal with the streamer, the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel “Ratched,” quickly grabbed viewers’ attention to become Netflix’s most popular series this week.

“Schitt’s Creek” also surged in popularity after its Emmys sweep last Sunday, winning all seven of the comedy categories presented during the telecast, including best comedy series, direction, writing, and all four acting awards.

Netflix introduced daily top 10 lists of its most viewed movies and TV shows in February

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When Stacy Rist received a letter last October about Granbury’s plans to place a wastewater treatment plant near her RV business, the specifics went right over her head.

Bennett’s Camping Center and RV Ranch, which is a barbed-wire fence away from the planned sewage plant at 3121 Old Granbury Road, has been in Rist’s family since 1972. She couldn’t imagine that the city announcement would affect her family’s plans to expand the property to meet tourist demand.

Now, ahead of a Sept. 10 virtual public meeting about the city’s permit request led by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Rist compares the prospect of the plant moving in next door to watching her business be held hostage.

“It can be just one review that says, ‘You’re camping next to a sewer plant’ and it is going to destroy our RV park,” Rist said. “I feel like I’ve been taken

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Television has evolved from the days of unrealistic apartments and lavish wardrobes. Instead, as some of this year’s comedy series Emmy contenders prove, money has become a tangible way to mine humor and develop characters or push storylines while still offering a dose of aspirational escapism.

Money and class were instrumental in the “Schitt’s Creek” pilot, when the Rose family lost everything but their clothes and were forced to move to a small town. That fish-out-of-water setup is typically a wealth of potential comedy, but as showrunner Daniel Levy leaned into wealthy satire it was important to never make the small town itself the joke.

“We were satirizing just how out to lunch these people are in contrast to a town that we had made a very executive decision to never make fun of,” says Levy. “We really played on the fact that this town was progressive and accepting and

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