10 Hyped Netflix Series That Turned Out To Be Major Disappointments

Ever watched a show that was so hyped up, but you thought it was terrible? Everyone was talking about and watching that show, and you just couldn’t see what the hype was about? Some shows are extremely overrated, say some.

Which Show Is Overrated?

Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde in Season 4 Part 2 Episode 4 of Ozark

That was the question posted on Reddit, “Which Netflix show is overrated?”

Here are some of the top answers.

Outer Banks

Outer Banks. Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron in episode 305 of Outer Banks.

Someone wrote, “Outer Banks. I felt like that was so popular, and everyone said how much they loved it, and I was just like, meh why am I watching this? Ykyk”

Emily in Paris

Lily Collins as Emily in episode 306 of Emily in Paris

One Redditor said, “It’s so bad I love it so much. It comes really good when I come home beaten from work overloading my brain that the only thing I can watch is some stupid drama in someone’s life.” Someone else added, “Its a guilty pleasure for me and my wife. Super corny but fun to watch. Have to suspend belief at the fact everything goes 100% perfect for Emily in all situations.”

Big Mouth

Ayo Edebiri as Missy Foreman-Greenwald in BIG MOUTH
Image Credit: Courtesy of Netflix.

One person commented, “Big Mouth. OOOOHHH S** PUBERTY SO FUNNY” but another disagreed, “Disagree, Big Mouth is very graphic but it’s in service to being very “real.” It covers a lot of topics that people are ashamed to talk about very frankly, and there’s a lot of heart at the core of the show.”


DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in episode 108 of Dahmer
Image Credit: Courtesy Of Netflix.

“It scares me how many people genuinely think the Dahmer series is good as in show quality rather than actually depicting a genuinely disgusting person. (sic)” said one commenter.

Another person agreed, “I would not watch it. I was kid in Chicago (not in Milwaukee) at the time, but it was frankly scary to hear about. Why the heck would I watch a whole series about that psycho?”



Wednesday - Production Still Image
Image Credit: Courtesy of Netflix.

“Feels like it kind of missed the whole point of the Addams Family, and instead decided to be a Harry Potter knock-off” said one person and another agreed, “Its a poors mans Veronica Mars“.

Another person added, “Wednesday is an ordinary teen TV series but it has become so popular that I think it is greatly overrated.”


Tiger King

Tiger King
Image Credit: NETFLIX.

One person had mixed feelings about the show, “I enjoyed it in the first watch, but after listening to the Wondery podcast’s excellently reported series on it, I realized the Netflix doc goes out of its way to make the story seem far more ambiguous than it is, and it manages to give a platform to yet another dangerous, narcissistic person.”

Another person said, “From the way everyone was talking about it, I was expecting The Godfather. I remember I kept watching it, waiting for the holy s***” moment everyone else seemed to experience. Never arrived for me.

I chalk it up to “early pandemic freakout,” when we were entertained by baking bread and videos of people dancing alone on their balconies.”


Stranger Things

(L to R) Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, and Eduardo Franco as Argyle in STRANGER THINGS
Image Credit: Netflix.

Netflix’s biggest show was included in the list.

One commenter said, Stranger Things lost me somewhere during season 3. I made it to the final few episodes and just never cared to finish.”

One person really enjoyed season 1 but felt it lost its luster after, “I loved season one so much and each season just got more and more hokey and going for the lulz. So disappointing. I still haven’t watched season four because I’ve completely lost interest. People say it’s good, but I’ve heard enough about it to not feel swayed.”


Santa Clarita Diet

Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore in Santa Clarita Diet Season 2
Image Credit: Saeed Adyani/Netflix.

“I tried. I just couldn’t get into it..” said one Redditor. Another agreed, “Same, my girlfriend loved it and I thought it was corny.”


The Crown

Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown
Image Credit: Sophie Mutevelian / Netflix.

One person couldn’t understand the fascination with The Crown, “Why the world is so fascinated by our royal family I have no idea…Nation forms by rebelling against the crown.. That nation pours over TV show about said Crown.. Why.. it’s so boring. Rip the declaration of independence up and you can have them back and suffer it everyday on your news feed..”



Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde in Season 4 Part 2 Episode 4 of Ozark

The critiques of Ozark took an interesting turn,” The villains are super annoying and not scary at all and the aggressively blue color grading looks terrible.”

The blue grading bothered a lot of people, “Lmao I watched most of season 1 and the way it is shot with the blue grading is so annoying to me.”

Why Are Netflix’s Shows Overrated?

Lily Collins as Emily in episode 306 of Emily in Paris

One person had an interesting thought on why so many shows seem to be “overrated.” They said, “I think they kind of all are but not because all of them are bad. I think people just kind of overhype them. So if they’re good, they get even more hyped so when someone misses the window where it’s fresh and popular and then watches them there’s always a chance they’ll think “Well, that wasn’t as good as everyone said it was.” and find it disappointing even if it wasn’t even meh or bad.”


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Kim Dickens as Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 6.
Photo Credit: Lauren “Lo” Smith/AMC.

Sometimes shows start off great but then, for whatever reason, change their format. We wanted to know what people felt were the worst culprits for TV shows that started off amazing but became unwatchable later on. As always, the internet’s answers didn’t disappoint.

12 TV Shows That Started off Amazing but Became Unwatchable

12 TV Shows That Are Often Called “The Best TV Show Ever”

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men.
Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/AMC.

This is such a subjective topic. While I’d love to share my thoughts on the best TV show ever, I thought it would be better to scour the internet to find out what, in your opinion, is the best show ever from a variety of fans.

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Binge-Worthy Bonanza: The 13 Best Netflix Shows With At Least 3 Seasons

Bryce Dallas Howard in Black Mirror
Image Credit: David Dettmann/Netflix.

Ever started watching a show on Netflix only to be disappointed because there were so few seasons or it was canceled? Here are some great shows that have at least three seasons so you can really get your binge on!

Binge-worthy bonanza: The 10 best Netflix shows with 3+ seasons

12 Cancelled Shows That Fans Are Still Upset About

Drew Barrymore in Santa Clarita Diet.
Image Credit: Lara Solanki / Netflix.

Sometimes a show being canceled can be completely gut-wrenching, especially when you’re really into a series! Here are the best answers to the question, “Which TV so cancellation are you still frustrated about?”

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10 Overrated Netflix Shows That Didn’t Live Up to the Hype

Outer Banks. Rudy Pankow as JJ in episode 303 of Outer Banks

Ever watched a show that was so hyped up but you thought was terrible? The show everyone was talking about and watching and you just couldn’t see the appeal? That was the question posted on Reddit, “Which Netflix show is overrated?”

9 Most Overrated Netflix Shows

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