In the era of Peak TV, it’s inevitable that you’ll get a few clunkers. And Metacritic is here to tell you exactly what those clunkers were in the year 2018. As the year closes out, the review aggregation website has compiled a list of the worst new TV shows of 2018, based on the aggregate critic scores.
At the top of the list is one of the most controversial shows of the year, which inspired backlash before the series even hit its home streaming platform of Netflix: Insatiable. It turns out, critics weren’t having what Insatiable, or these nine other TV shows, were feeding them.
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Several actors in Steve McQueen’s new heist film Widows have appeared in multiple movies this year: Carrie Coon was in Avengers: Infinity War, Elizabeth Debicki was in The Tale and The Cloverfield Paradox, Daniel Kaluuya was in Black Panther, and Brian Tyree Henry is having a heck of a year by appearing in If Beale Street Could Talk, Hotel Artemis, White Boy Rick, and more.
But there’s one other Widows cast member who’s having a prolific 2018: Olivia, the West Highland white terrier who serves as Viola Davis’s pet pup in the film. And if you’re thinking, “Hmm, where else have I seen her this year?”, you may have missed our headline: Olivia also popped up in Netflix series Insatiable and had a memorable part to play in the party-gone-wrong comedy Game Night.
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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why was a phenomenon for the streaming service, starting conversations about bullying, rape and teen suicide, as well as complaints that it was glamorizing suicide. Season two premiered this year to less of a divided reaction and more just agreement that it was unnecessary and even more problematic. Nevertheless, Netflix greenlit a third season, which Vice President of Original Programming Cindy Holland said is currently being written.
Meanwhile, when it comes to Netflix’s more recent controversial series Insatiable, which has been criticized for fat shaming, they don’t seem to be worried about the backlash and think the full series will clear up some of the initial concerns viewers have had. Read More »
Disney Channel alum Debby Ryan is working hard to shed her child star image by…donning a fat suit? Ryan stars in Insatiable, a new Netflix dark comedy series about an overweight teen who suddenly loses weight and becomes the hottest girl in school. But what does she do with her newfound popularity? Take revenge against her former bullies by entering the local beauty pageant, of course. But it’s not all smooth sailing for Ryan’s “Fatty Patty” in the Insatiable trailer, nor is this series not without its share of controversy.
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