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Netflix Originals shows and films labelled 'most overrated' according to new analysis

Netflix Originals shows and films labelled 'most overrated' according to new analysis

Not everything can be as universally loved as Stranger Things is...

We've all taken to Netflix to binge NBC's The Office, checking back in with Dunder Mifflin and Michael Scott in what is commonly accepted to be one of the most beloved shows of all time.

But Netflix in 2024 is known as much for its original content as those it pays to bag exclusive streaming rights to some of the world's greatest TV shows and films.

Think Stranger Things or Bridgerton and you'll be looking at two of the best shows produced by the streaming giant, with them loved by critics and viewers alike.

But as with any market, not every flick or series is going to go down a storm with viewers.

And a new study has revealed the most 'overrated' Netflix Original films and shows on the market, pitting the two groups of opinions against each other.

It's a study produced by British gaming site Amazon Slots, that looks at Metacritic reviews for Netflix Originals. It then ranks each of them by the difference between their verified critic score and the average user score left by your average Joe.

Comparing the reviews, the most overrated Netflix Original was found to be Enola Holmes, with a difference of 40 points between critic and user reviews. The show stars Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown as the younger sister to iconic fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Despite having a critic review score of 68 out of 100, users only gave the film 28 out of 100.

The second most overrated on the list is The Queen’s Gambit, with a score difference of 36 points. Set during the Cold War, this 2020 series follows Anya Taylor-Joy as chess prodigy Beth Harmon, documenting her struggle with addiction throughout her quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

Critics found the series to be generally favourable, scoring the show 79 out of 100, whilst users only rated the show 43 out of 100.

Anna Taylor-Joy in The Queen's Gambit.

Third place on the list sees The Witcher: Blood Origin score poorly, with a score difference of 33 points. The fantasy TV show stars, serves as a prequel to The Witcher TV series, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Critics found the show to be below average, scoring it 45 out of 100, where as users were even less impressed by the show, scoring it just 12 out of 100.

Also in the top 10 is the Daniel Craig whodunit sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, as well as horror film Fear Street Part One: 1994.

You can see the full list below:

The top 10 most overrated Netflix Original shows, according to new analysis.
Amazon Slots.

A spokesperson for Amazon Slots said: "The study highlights a noticeable gap in perspectives between critics and the public, prompting a deeper exploration into what may shape these divergent opinions.

"One contributing factor could be the pervasive hype and social media buzz surrounding an upcoming movie or TV show.

We all have our personal favourites when it comes to Netflix.
Nicholas. T .Ansell / PA Wire.

"Despite their best efforts to remain fair and impartial, critics can still be inadvertently swept up in the prevailing excitement of a new release and offer a slightly more generous review than might be merited.

"Users, many of whom view the release at a later date, are not necessarily subjected to the same external pressures, and may find they can offer a more objective review of each title."

Featured Image Credit: Giuliano Benzin / Getty / Nicholas. T .Ansell / PA Wire

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, The Witcher, UK News, Amazon