Netflix might be the most popular online streaming site of current times, but even it contains a significant number of shows that are barely noticed. We are here today to warn you about these shows so that you do not waste your time watching these shows. From poor screenplay to horrible cast or sometimes just bad luck, there are so many reasons behind the failure of these shows. So presenting you the list of shows that you should not bother watching on Netflix in no particular order.
Started in: September 17, 2012
Ended in: May 21, 2014
Produced By: Eric Kripke
Revolution was supposed to be producer Eric Kripke’s grand comeback on TV after the marvelous creation “Supernatural”. But, instead, it turned out to be one hell of a boring show. Although Kripke’s great fan base took the show until the second season, the show didn’t do anything better.
The series is set in a post-apocalyptic near-future, in the year 2027. Fifteen years earlier, in the year 2012, a worldwide event known as “The Blackout” caused all electricity on Earth, ranging from computers and electronics to car and jet engines, to be disabled permanently. As a result, trains, and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water, and aircraft plummeted from the sky and crashed. In the years after the Blackout, people adapted to this new world without electricity. Because government and public order collapsed, militias and their generals rule several areas. (Source Wikipedia)
This show had one of the most impressive casts lately like Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, Giancarlo Esposito. But the plot of the show was so cheesy and boring that the show was ultimately stopped by NBC in May 2014.
2. Marvel’s Iron Fist
Started in: March 17, 2017
Produced By: Scott Buck
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.
The major drawback of the series is its leaps and it massively bounds away from other Marvel shows. All episodes of the first season were aired on March 17, 2017. Despite the negative feedback from critics and audience, the second season was ordered in July 2017 and is about to be filmed soon. Let’s hope that the second season does some magic.
Cast: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, Ramón Rodríguez, Sacha Dhawan, Rosario Isabel Dawson, David Wenham
3. Haters Back Off
Started in: October 14, 2016
Created By: Colleen Ballinger
Netflix Description: Determined to make it big, the confident but clueless Miranda Sings embarks on an unlikely quest for fame in this offbeat comedy.
Haters Back Off is a Netflix original television comedy series based on the YouTube character Miranda Sings. The series is based on the family life of Miranda Sings, a sheltered, self-absorbed, overconfident and untalented young performer who seeks fame on YouTube.
The first season was released on October 14, 2016. The whole season portrayed her journey from the very first time she uploaded her video to the first time her video goes viral. The writers made sure that the story and the plot as close to the real life of Colleen Ballinger. But maybe their absurd effort to make the episodes funny did not impress the audience so the Netflix had to cancel the show after two seasons.
Cast: Colleen Ballinger, Angela Kinsey, Francesca Reale, Erik Stocklin, Steve Little, Kara Hayward, Matt Besser, Chaz Lamar Shepherd
4. Hemlock Grove
Started in: July 11, 2014
Ended in: October 23, 2015
Created by: Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman
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.
Hemlock Grove is actually one of the oldest original NetFlix shows making into this list. It is a horror based series that demonstrates the strange happenings in Hemlock Grove, a fictional town in Pennsylvania. Roman Godfrey, the heir to the town’s wealthy Godfrey family, befriends the town’s newcomer, Peter Rumancek. Recent brutal murders in the town have stirred up rumors, and the two work together to shed light on the case while also hiding their own dark secrets. The show was slammed all over the world, and Time even listed it on the 10 worst TV shows of 2013.
Despite all these, Netflix continued the show till three seasons before ultimately ending it in 2015.
Cast: Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, Kaniehtiio Horn, Joel de la Fuente, Joel de la Fuente
Started in: May 11, 2016
Ended in: October 18, 2017
Produced By: Chelsea Handler, Bill Wolff, Sue Murphy
Presented By: Chelsea Handler
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.
So much was anticipated from the Netflix first ever talk show which featured the return of Chelsea Handler to the TV. In the opening episode of the show, Handler even says that she’s doing away with the monologue and other typical late-night shtick and instead treating the show as the “the college education I never got.”
Besides all these acclaims, Chelsea failed from standing out from any other talk shows. Everything on the show was awkward and clumsy rather than loosely appealing. Thus, the much awaited and talked talk show of Netflix did not impress the audience at all.
Started in: December 12, 2014
Ended in: December 12, 2016
Created By: John Fusco
Netflix description: The adventures of the young explorer Marco Polo is chronicled in this drama, which also delves into his relationship with the Mongolian leader Kublai Khan.
The historical drama series earned a lot of hype in the lead-up to its 2014 debut and for good reason. Netflix bombed out $90 million for the 10-episode of the first season, making it one of its costliest and most ambitious projects ever. But the series failed to live up to its impressive price tag.
Inspired by the marvelous Game of Thrones, the show was nothing close but exactly opposite to the GOT. It was lifeless, emotionless and sluggish. The makers attempted to make the show a big-time fun and historically accurate at the same time, which was the major reason for its failure.
Netflix continued the show for two seasons, before officially ending it in December 2016.
Cast: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii, Talia’uli “Uli” Latukefu, Zhu Zhu, Mahesh Jad, Tom Wu, Olivia Cheng, Rick Yune, Pierfrancesco Favino, Amr Waked, John Fusco
7. Richie Rich
Started in: February 20, 2015
Produced By: Don Dunn
Netflix Description: After turning his veggies into green energy, Richie Rich earns a trillion dollars overnight and a new life filled with nonstop fun and adventure.
A TV show based on a bad movie based on a bad comic; we surely could not see anything good coming. The show is loosely based upon the Harvey Comics character of the same name, except, Richie is a self-made trillionaire in the series, but he still lives in a mansion filled with toys, contraptions, and a robot maid. It seems like a misdirected and misleading Disney show. Richie Rich has run for two seasons so far, with the most recent one ending in May 2015. It is still unclear if the show will continue into the third season, I hope not.
Cast: Jake Brennan, Brooke Wexler, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Joshua Carlon, Lauren Taylor, Jenna Ortega
Started in: March 11, 2016
Developed by: Will Arnett and Mitch Hurwitz
Netflix description: A self-appointed ”guru” named Chip falls for the object of his best friend’s desire.
Since Will Arnett and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz developed the show, the viewer had expected a lot from the show. But, barring all the expectation of the viewers that show was a total waste of time. The show was lame, overacted and basically too cheesy to believe.
Cast: William Arnett, David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney, George Basil
9. Girl Boss
Started in: April 21, 2017
Ended in: 2017 (After one season)
Netflix description: A misfit discovers she has a passion for fashion and builds a fashion empire in this comedy.
The series had some good moments. The series was supposed to focus on the entrepreneurial journey of Sophia Amoruso and it did, up to a certain extent. The disappointing thing about the series was the portrayal of the business owners in direct competition with the main character. Rather than correctly developing the supporting characters, the writers have portrayed them as awkward, inept, and inexperienced.
The series was canceled immediately after the first season.
Cast: Brittany Robertson, Ellie Reed, Johnny Simmons, Alphonso McAuley
Started in: July 31, 2017
Created By: Duglas Petrie, Marco Ramairez
Netflix Description: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces to take on common enemies as a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City.
It is really surprising to have two Marvel shows on the list. The Defender is based on the Marvel Comics characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, who form the eponymous superhero team. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the culmination of a series of interconnected shows from Marvel and Netflix.
Cast: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Eka Darville, Elden Henson, Jessica Yu Li Henwick, Simone Missic, Ramón Rodríguez, Rachael Taylor