We all knew the new Resident Evil show which debuted on Netflix was headed for a Titanic-sized disaster ever since the first trailer debuted. Today, the streaming giant confirmed that it won’t be ordering the second season of the show, owing to bad reviews. The series logged an underwhelming 55 percent on Rotten Tomatoes critics and an even abysmal 27 percent audience score. That said, this isn’t the first time Netflix has dealt with a massive dud in its hand. Today, we’re taking a look at the streaming platform’s worst-rated shows of all time.
The only thing keeping afloat Sex/Life is Sarah Shahi’s performance as a housewife going through a midlife crisis. The plethora of other things trying to drown it is the contrived plot line, consisting of a love triangle involving her husband and an ex-boyfriend. While the show lacks substance, it (sort of) makes up for it with sex scenes, one of which did go viral some time back. Maybe that’s what prompted Netflix to renew it for a second season?
You know you’re trouble when half of your cast looks bored out of their mind in the promotional poster. Netflix’s Between takes place in the small town of Pretty Lake, where all of its inhabitants above the age of 22 are wiped out by a virus. This “unique” plot isn’t helped by the acting put out by the cast. As one critic put it, “What is it that the adults of Pretty Lake are dying from? It’s not excitement, that’s for sure.”
On paper, Hard Cell has a lot going for it. Released in April of this year, the show follows Laura Willis, the governor of a woman’s prison in Essex. Shot in a mockumentary style, Catherine Tate, who also wrote the show plays five different roles. This proved to be a lot for some critics, who panned it brutally. However, the audience seems to be more receptive to it with a score of nearly 88 percent.
It is difficult to do a stoner comedy without resorting to the same old cliches which are in the similar vein of “dude, where’s my car?”. While we may have found that funny twenty years ago, the culture around cannabis has evolved a lot in recent years. Perhaps, Disjointed starring Kathy Bates as Ruth Whitefeather Feldman missed the memo, with its dated and formulaic approach without adding anything new.
Jake Johnson had a pretty good track record of voicing animated characters until he signed on for Hoops, an animated adult sitcom based on a terrible high school basketball team. Lasting only for a year, the show was considered to be downright crude and offensive, no thanks to its vulgar humor. However, the audience seemed not to mind it, with a 52 percent score.
Insatiable created quite a controversy when it first came out on the streaming platform. The show is centered on Patty Bladell, an overweight teenager who is constantly bullied about her weight until she goes on an all-liquid diet becomes thin, and announces revenge against her bullies. Lasting two seasons, the show garnered a lot of criticism for its fat-phobia and fat-shaming, with the lead star Debby Ryan using a fat suit for her character.
Over the years, Rob Schneider has earned the reputation of being one of the most unlikeable Hollywood celebrities of all time. It was surprising then, that Netflix greenlit Real Rob, starring Schneider himself in a fictionalized version of his everyday life in Hollywood. But instead of being the next Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, or Episodes, the show managed to earn a big fat zero on Rotten Tomatoes. What’s surprising is, that Real Rob has an 82 percent audience score and lasted a whole two seasons.