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Netflix’s Biggest Flops…

Netflix101Netflix is well-known for original shows that can rival the best cable can make. However, there are still many failures from Netflix out there. Let’s take a look at a few of the biggest fails from Netflix in no particular order.

Chelsea Does…

This is a provocative documentary series about comedian Chelsea Handler as she confronts personal and cultural hang-ups of drugs, racism, marriage, and Silicon Valley. It somehow failed to find an audience with just 1 out of 5 stars on Netflix.

Grace and Frankie

Want a show stocked with big name talent? This one is loaded with names like Martin Sheen, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin. The show follows two women forced to reinvent their lives in this funny, honest, and Emmy-nominated Netflix original. Although it was Emmy-nominated, it failed to get the hearts of Netflix subscribers with just over 2 stars out of 5.

Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp

Wet Hot American Summer was a cult-classic movie released in 2001. It may be a cult-classic movie, but the show seems to need even more help with just 1.5 stars. This show may have to hope it gets the same cult treatment but for now most seem to be disappointed.

My Own Man

This documentary is about a man who discovers he will be the father to a boy. His fear and insecurities send him on an emotional quest for his manhood. Sadly this one missed the quest for viewers with just 1.5 stars out of 5.

Hannibal Buress Comedy Camisado (Warning Language)

Love stand-up comedy? This one may be for you, but it was not for the Netflix subscribers. It follows Hannibal Buress, a comedian, and gets just over 1 star out of 5.

A Very Murray Christmas

If you ever wanted more proof that big names do not make a good show this is it. Bill Murray, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, and many more star in this Christmas special filled with music, mischief, and barroom camaraderie. It has just 1.5 stars out of 5.

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3 Responses to Netflix’s Biggest Flops…

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    ArcAngel February 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    It’s often about niche audiences. Some things may not be crowd pleasers, but bring in all sorts of other viewers.

    Sandler is an example of this. Many people may rate it low to get similar things off their rating list. But the viewership numbers on his content is tremendous (apparently).

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    dr bubba February 22, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

    Bosch, Mozart in the Jungle, Man in the High Castle, House of Cards, Lilyhammer,Detectorists, Making A Murderer … enjoyed ’em all. I was happy to see Netflix bring Longmire back after AMC shot themselves in the foot by canceling it. I’m enjoying revisiting Justified, Breaking Bad, the Americans, and Blacklist. Just finished Badlands Texas on Hulu and enjoyed it. Quality shows like these will keep people like me on the subscriber’s list, even if there are a few misses along the way. Nothing’s perfect. My main gripes with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, et. al. are the large numbers of absolute garbage “filler”shows in all of their catalogs, their awkward home/menu screen organizational structure, and the unnecessary difficulty in finding both shows new to each service and programs on your watch list. I hate menu diving, but that seems to be the paradigm of choice. I’m finding Netflix’s home screen to be annoying on my Roku 3 … having to scroll all the way to the bottom of the listing to find my watchlist, and scrolling horizontally through dozens and dozens of titles is a real PITA. This are minor nits to pick because after cutting the cord 8 months ago I couldn’t be happier with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu et. al. My only regret is I didn’t snip the cord sooner.