It’s kind of hard to believe now, but when Netflix first announced that it was going to start producing original programming, the consensus was that it was a mistake.
Television critics, in fact, were virtually united in their dismissal of the streaming services plans.
We already had HBO and dozens of other cable channels doing “prestige television,” the logic went; where would Netflix find its place? Did we even really need another place for prestige television?
Dozens of Emmys later, Netflix’s gamble seems to have paid off. But they haven’t pulled the rabbit out of the hat every time, as this list clearly shows.
Here are Netflix’s original series’ ranked from worst to best.
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