Ever since it’s debut in 2016, Stranger Things has become one of Netflix’s most unique and highest-rated original series the streaming service has ever created. With that mind and season 3 set to return on July 4, 2019, it got us thinking about other successful (and not so successful) Netflix originals developed over the years. From the release of streaming services’ first self-commissioned and original content series to the surprise success of shows like Russian Doll and The Umbrella Academy, the popular streaming service has grown dramatically since House of Cards made its debut in 2013.
So without further ado, join us as we breakdown 40 of the highest and lowest rated Netflix original series (according to Rotten Tomatoes) released from 2013 to today. Enjoy!
40. Real Rob (Lowest)
Critics Score: N/A
Audience Score: 79%
Rob Schneider has never exactly been at the top of the comedy pile, content to ride on the coattails of most successful comedians like Adam Sandler after realizing that no one in their right mind would pay to see a third Deuce Bigalow movie. Real Rob was Schneider’s chance to show everyone that he’s still capable of a) being funny and b) carrying his own TV series. Unfortunately, this Netflix Original accomplishes neither of those. Real Rob steals heavily from the concept behind Louis CK’s FX series Louie, depicting an exaggerated version of the comedian’s actual life, with standup sets mixed in, but is a pale imitator on every front.
Almost nothing about this series works, from Schneider’s overreliance on playing into offensive stereotypes to featuring a lead character who is almost completely unlikable. With so many more talented comedians producing better, more insightful comedy series right now (such as Aziz Ansari’s award-winning Master of None, another Netflix Original), Real Rob is about as inessential as it gets and is easily one of the worst things Netflix has produced.