Netflix has had a lot of success with its original programming – both movies and television series. But its TV shows are really where the streaming service has scored major hits. From House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black to Daredevil and Stranger Things, Netflix has kept its members happy by offering unique, interesting and fun programs that they can’t find on cable or other streaming services. Of course, not every Netflix original show fielded has been a slam dunk. There have been several clunkers along the way too. Here are the 20 worst Netflix original series to date.
20. Friends From College
With a cast comprised of names like Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, and Billy Eichner, Friends from College should have been one of the best new comedy series of 2017 but its strong stable of actors is about the only thing this disappointing sitcom has going for it. Following a group of old college friends, as they navigate their messy, intertwined (and often romantic) lives while living in New York City, Friends from College tries to be a Friends for a new generation but lacks the one thing that made that ’90s sitcom so beloved: actual friendships.
Pretty much every character in Friends from College is written as a selfish person who treat each other awfully, which leaves you questioning how these people are even friends. It also doesn’t help that the show puts a heavy emphasis on a misguided adultery storyline rather than relatable early mid-life issues, which only makes these characters even more unlikable. The cast (Key especially) do their best to elevate the subpar writing by being as funny as possible, but it’s still not enough to make Friends from College a show worth recommending to your actual friends (unless you’re looking for a way to lose them forever).