Netflix released their biographical drama about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer a while back, and the series has garnered quite a bit of attention. In fact, the series has just crossed yet another milestone.
The series, officially titled “Dahmer: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” has now become Netflix’s second most-watched series ever, behind only the fourth season of Stranger Things.
In the three weeks since its release, Dahmer has racked up an impressive 701.37 million hours viewed, with 205.33 million hours logged in the third week itself. In comparison, the fourth season of Stranger Things sits at 1.45 billion hours viewed in its first month.
Dahmer stars Evan Peters as the Wisconsin serial killer, and the actor has received praise for his portrayal. However, not everyone is happy with some of the creative decisions the series has made.
For instance, Shirley Hughes, the mother of Tony Hughes, one of Dahmer’s victims, criticized the series for exploiting Dahmer’s murders, using the identities of the victims, and even portraying the murder of her son inaccurately.
Eric Perry, whose cousin Errol Lindsey was another victim of Dahmer, also stated that the families of Dahmer’s victims were not consulted while making the series.
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