The 6 worst Netflix original shows that debuted in 2017, according to critics

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For the most part, Netflix had an accomplished year in producing a number of great original shows.

But the company also had a handful of new series that critics tore apart. 

From the lackluster Naomi Watts-led series “Gypsy,” to the disappointing Marvel show “Iron Fist,” six shows that Netflix debuted in 2017 received heaps of negative reviews on their way to earning a “Rotten” score from the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. 

Here are the six worst Netflix original shows that debuted in 2017, ranked from bad to worst, according to critics:

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6. “Girlboss” — 31%

6. "Girlboss" — 31%


Critic score: 31%

Audience score: 72%

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.”

What critics said: “Watching an ignorant but energetic youngster rebel against adulthood is nothing new, and Girlboss’ iteration would be fine if it showed some semblance of self-awareness.” — IndieWire

5. “Neo Yokio” — 30%

5. "Neo Yokio" — 30%


Critic score: 30%

Audience score: 56%

Netflix description: “Joined by his faithful mecha-butler, Kaz Kaan pursues love, fashion and supernatural forces amid Neo Yokio’s sinister high society.”

What critics said: “There’s a lot of talent involved in Neo Yokio… Yet, somehow, the show has no soul. It’s dead on arrival.” — The Verge

4. “Gypsy” — 24%

4. "Gypsy" — 24%


Critic score: 24%

Audience score: 85%

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

What critics said:It’s all fun and games until you desperately start hoping that your protagonist loses her malpractice suit.” — The Village Voice

3. “Friends From College” — 23%

3. "Friends From College" — 23%


Critic score: 23%

Audience score: 73%

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

What critics said:What a cast. And what a waste. Friends From College is one of the year’s biggest disappointments.” — Entertainment Weekly

2. “Disjointed” — 21%

2. "Disjointed" — 21%


Critic score: 21%

Audience score: 74%

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.”

What critics said: “There’s not enough weed in the Golden State to wring consistent laughs from a show that’s mostly as stale as an unwashed bong.” — CNN

1. “Marvel’s Iron Fist” — 19%

1. "Marvel's Iron Fist" — 19%

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Critic score: 19%

Audience score: 76%

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.”

What critics said: “This series takes everything good Marvel has done, takes it on a joy ride, then returns it scratched, bruised, and smelling like patchouli and broken promises. After the 13-hour slog, I’m not angry — I’m just disappointed.” — Vox

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