13 Netflix original shows that critics really hate, but normal people love

caption
“Friends from College.”
source
Netflix

Netflix has won over critics with a number of its original series, but the company has had its share of critical flops, too.

But critical reception can often mean next to nothing to the everyday viewer, who will flock to shows that critics have condemned, like the Netflix original comedy “Friends From College.”

To find out which critically panned Netflix series are still beloved by audiences, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to see which shows had significant discrepancies between their “critic” and “audience” scores.

We then ranked the shows by their audience scores, and we used the larger discrepancies to break any ties.

Here are 13 Netflix original shows that critics really hate, but audiences love:


13. “Hemlock Grove”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 38%

Audience score: 70%

Difference: 32%

Netflix description: “Secrets are just a part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove, where the darkest evils hide in plain sight.”


12. “Girlboss”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 32%

Audience score: 70%

Difference: 38%

Netflix description: “Rebellious and broke, Sophia stumbles into creating an online business and learns how to be the boss. A comedy inspired by the best-selling memoir.”


11. “Between”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 22%

Audience score: 71%

Difference: 49%

Netflix description: “After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 22 years old, survivors of a town must fend for themselves when the government quarantines them.”


10. “Friends From College”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 23%

Audience score: 72%

Difference: 49%

Netflix description: “Twenty years after graduation, a tight-knit group of college friends reconnects and discovers that love hasn’t gotten easier with age.”


9. “Fuller House”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 32%

Audience score: 73%

Difference: 41%

Netflix description: “The Tanner family’s adventures continue as DJ Tanner-Fuller shares a home with her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy who help raise her three boys.”


8. “Disjointed”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 17%

Audience score: 74%

Difference: 57%

Netflix description: “Pot activist Ruth Whitefeather Feldman runs a medical marijuana dispensary while encouraging her loyal patients to chill out and enjoy the high life.”


7. “Iron Fist”

source
JoJo Whilden/Netflix

Critic score: 17%

Audience score: 77%

Difference: 60%

Netflix description: “Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.”


6. “Bloodline”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 52%

Audience score: 82%

Difference: 30%

Netflix description: “When the black sheep son of a respected family threatens to expose dark secrets from their past, sibling loyalties are put to the test.”


5. “The Ranch”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 56%

Audience score: 83%

Difference: 27%

Netflix description: “The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business.”


4. “Flaked”

source
Matt Kennedy/Netflix

Critic score: 42%

Audience score: 85%

Difference: 43%

Netflix description: “In his funky California beach enclave, Chip’s the go-to guy for personal insights. But he isn’t quite as enlightened when it comes to his own baggage.”


3. “Gypsy”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 25%

Audience score: 85%

Difference: 60%

Netflix description: “Therapist Jean Holloway develops dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives in this simmering psychological thriller.”


2. “Ozark”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 64%

Audience score: 92%

Difference: 28%

Netflix description: “A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.”


1. “Marco Polo”

source
Netflix

Critic score: 24%

Audience score: 93%

Difference: 69%

Netflix description: “Set in a world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, ‘Marco Polo’ is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court.”