Netflix has been known to make top-notch original series, with critical praise and award recognition to prove it.
The streaming service nabbed 91 Emmy nominations this year, with Stranger Things, House of Cards, and The Crown receiving the bulk of the nominations. These nods are just further proof that these beloved shows are as good as fans believe them to be.
Unfortunately, we've all learned lately that Netflix isn't as untouchable as many people thought. After a couple of big cancellations, the service has released a couple of critical bombs online, and it had people wondering what other original series weren't very well-received.
When looking at the aggregate scores on Rotten Tomatoes, there are 11 Netflix shows that have been panned by many of the critics. If you're looking to the reviews to tell you which series to stay away from, these are the titles to remove from your watchlist.
On Rotten Tomatoes, every movie or TV show gets a percentage score based on the number of good reviews versus bad ones. Anything that gets a score less than 60% is considered "Rotten" instead of "Fresh".
Three of these Netflix series have scores from 40-53% meaning there's likely still some redemptive qualities among them.
Bloodline - 53%
Audience Score: 83%
Netflix description: Set in the Florida Keys, Bloodline centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.
Haters Back Off - 47%
Audience score: 67%
Netflix description: A comedy that zeros in on an untalented yet rising star and her oddball family.
Flaked - 42%
Audience score: 84%
Netflix description: A self-appointed ''guru'' named Chip falls for the object of his best friend's desire.
Three shows fell in the range of 30-39% on the scale. Two of these series were treated as such, with early cancellations. Hemlock Grove was pulled after three short seasons, while Girlboss only got one installment before getting the axe.
However, Fuller House is a massive success for Netflix. Despite a critical lashing, fans have continued to back the revival series.
Hemlock Grove - 38%
Audience score: 70%
Netflix description: A supernatural series about the goings-on in a Pennsylvania steel town, where two suspects in a young girl's murder set out to find the killer themselves.
Girlboss - 32%
Audience score: 68%
Netflix description: A misfit discovers she has a passion for fashion and builds a fashion empire in this comedy.
Fuller House - 32%
Audience score: 73%
Netflix description: Recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller gets help from her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy when the women move in with their families to help D.J. raise her children in this spin-off series.
There are four shows that fall into the 20-29% range, including two of the latest Netflix originals.
Both Gypsy and Friends From College, which boast enormous talent, were panned upon their Season 1 releases.
Chelsea - 27%
Audience score: 67%
Netflix description: Comedian Chelsea Handler travels the globe and sits down with celebrity guests to discuss such topics as international cultures; alternative lifestyles; education; health; sports; parenting; politics; and more.
Marco Polo - 24%
Audience score: 93%
Netflix description: The adventures of the young explorer Marco Polo are chronicled in this drama, which also delves into his relationship with the Mongolian leader Kublai Khan.
Gypsy - 24%
Audience score: 86%
Netflix description: A therapist forms troubling relationships with people connected to her patients.
Friends From College - 22%
Audience score: N/A
Netflix description: A comedy following the lives of a group of college friends in their 40s.
And the Loser is...
With a score of 17% from the critics, despite high marks from the fans, the lowest-rated series from Netflix is Marvel's Iron Fist.
After Marvel released three incredibly successful shows on Netflix — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage — Iron Fist totally missed the boat. From the acting to the fight choreography, it was hard for anyone to find something nice to say about the series.
There hasn't been any word on a potential Season 2, but Iron Fist will be appearing in The Defenders team-up series in August.
Iron Fist - 17%
Audience score: 78%
Netflix description: Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.