Special Report

Worst Shows on Netflix

Netflix is the world’s most popular streaming service, and with good reason. The company offers access to some of television’s most loved series — such as “The Office” and “Mad Men” — and consistently releases well-received original shows, including “Stranger Things,” “The Crown,” and “Orange Is the New Black.”

Not everything available on the platform is gold, however. Among the many series that inspire viewers to throw away countless hours binge-watching are some that subscribers may be happier simply turning off.

24/7 Tempo has identified the worst shows on Netflix based on audience ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and Internet Movie Database. These series are the lowest rated in Netflix’s seemingly endless sea of content.

Viewers don’t necessarily discriminate when it comes to their least favorite shows, having disdain for both shows produced by Netflix and those simply picked up by the company for distribution. Superhero shows “Supergirl” and “Black Lightning” both appear on television network The CW as well as Netflix and have exceptionally poor ratings — especially when considering the overall popularity of superheroes in pop culture. Here are the best superhero movies.

Netflix originals, which generally have built a reputation for quality, are also subject to scorn. While the platform’s worst shows are often canceled after a single season, some are renewed repeatedly. New episodes for some of these series, such as the sci-fi dud “Another Life,” are currently in production. These shows mark a significant drop in quality when compared with the best streaming shows. These are the best original series made for streaming.

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To determine the worst shows on Netflix, 24/7 Tempo created an index based on each show’s Rotten Tomatoes average audience rating and Internet Movie Database average user rating. To be considered, each show needed to currently be available to stream on Netflix within the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2020.

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