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Netflix has been bombarding the Internet for the last few weeks. They’re taking on Marvel, resurrecting Full House, and producing a sitcom with Aziz Ansari. The New York Times has reported that in 2015 Netflix will have triple the hours of original content from last year.
When Netflix premiered their first exclusive content TV show, Lillyhammer, in 2012, there was worry that the company was starting something creepy. The idea that Netflix could analyze users’ viewing habits and build shows that, if not perfect, were impossible to stop compulsively watching was solidified when House of Cards debuted a year later. Maybe Netflix had uncovered the logarithm to make shows people didn’t know that they wanted to watch, the way Watson, the Jeopardy-winning robot, started making desserts with bacon and dried porcini mushrooms.
Then Hemlock Grove happened and immediately set those suspicions to rest. Two more House of Cards seasons and dozens of original series, documentaries, and stand-up specials have proven that Netflix hasn’t got a skeleton key for viral hits. The company might be teeming with ambition, but it’s not infallible.
So before we declare Netflix the official winner of all television, let’s remember that not everything the company touches is as good as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Plenty of the company’s original productions aren’t suitable for white noise, let alone binge-watching. And lucky for you, we have the worst of the worst here.