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Julia Lechner
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36. Orange Is the New Black Season 6

Using critical scores from sites like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, as well as word of mouth on social media, we've determined the worst Netflix originals of 2018.

Though many critics praised the sixth season of Orange Is the New Black as an improvement over previous seasons, many fans feel that the series has still lost its magic from its earlier seasons and is past its prime.

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35. Making a Murderer Season 2

The second installment of the popular true crime series, centering around the cases of Steven and Brendan Dassey, is a repetitive follow-up which adds little information for fans beyond what's already played out in the media since the first season dropped.

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34. Seven Seconds Season 1

Despite earning Regina King an Emmy Award for her performance, the imperfect original was ultimately deemed a limited series by Netflix and will not be returning for a second season.

4 of 36 Tina Rowden/Netflix

33. Ozark Season 2

Though Laura Linney continues to deliver a fine performance, the second season of Ozark is dark, both in plot and visually, and suffers from issues with pacing and plot inconsistencies.

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32. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

The Netflix original romance, starring Lily James, may be cute and entertaining but it lacks the depth of the book that became a best seller.

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31. Everything Sucks! Season 1

The '90s coming-of-age series had a few diehard fans before facing the axe, but Netflix admits they canceled the series because a lot of people didn't even finish the first 23-minute episode, let alone the season.

7 of 36 Greg Gayne/Netflix

30. The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

It may have been nearly the same show as his long-running E! series, The Soup, but The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale was canceled. The reason appears to be that Netflix struggles with its series that have weekly episodes, like the recently canceled The Break with Michelle Wolf, as well as the fact that the weekly clip show feels like a pointless format in the era of social media.

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29. Lost in Space Season 1

This muddled, mediocre remake may have been renewed for a Season 2, but the first batch of episodes received mixed reviews due to bloated, formulaic plots.

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28. The Ranch Season 3

The Ranch is consistent in that it's been consistently receiving average reviews since its 2016 debut. The predictable sitcom has star power but lacks the originality and creativity behind other Netflix hits.

10 of 36 John P. Fleenor/Netflix

27. A Futile and Stupid Gesture

This biopic about National Lampoon's co-founder Doug Kenney (Will Forte) covers too much ground without much of a point. Audiences will have a better time by just rewatching Caddyshack or Animal House.

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26. Anon

Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried star in this forgettable flick set in a futuristic world with no anonymity or crime.

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25. Disenchantment Season 1

From the mind of Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama) comes an animated series set in a crumbling medieval kingdom. It has its moments, but the show doesn't compare with other Netflix animated hits, like BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth.

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24. Like Father

A workaholic woman (Kristen Bell) gets left at the altar and goes on her honeymoon with her estranged dad (Kelsey Grammer) in this meh movie that's surprisingly more sad than it is funny.

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23. A Little Help with Carol Burnett

The legendary comedian and her famous pals ask children for advice in this A Little Help. Is this show for children? Is it for adults? We're still not sure.

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22. The Boss Baby: Back in Business

Like the 2017 film that inspired this Netflix series, this animated, family-friendly comedy is just OK.

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21. The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

It may feature a talented cast, led by Josh Brolin, but this bummer of a movie has little to balance the depressing and over-bearing tone.

17 of 36 Beth Dubber/Netflix

20. 13 Reasons Why Season 2

There are more than 13 reasons why this series didn't need a second season, but the main one is: despite its course corrections from Season 1, it still didn't handle teen suicide in a way that didn't glamorize it.

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19. The Kissing Booth

Netflix may have a few great rom coms under its belt, but this teen movie is not one of them. A high schooler sets up a kissing booth to get close to her crush and clichéd, sexist tropes ensue.

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18. Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up

Many comedy critics agree that Kevin James' first stand-up special in 17 years does, in fact, feel like it's dated with jokes that would have been timely two decades ago.

20 of 36 Aleksandar Letic/Netflix

17. Extinction

Other than a great, unexpected twist, this sci-fi B movie flounders.

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16. The Week Of

Unsurprisingly, Adam Sandler's latest straight-to-Netflix movie isn't great, mainly because like Sandler himself, it feels incredibly dated.

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15. The Open House

13 Reasons Why actor Dylan Minnette moves into a creepy house with his mom in this subpar horror flick with a disappointing ending.

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14. Katt Williams: Great America

Comedian Katt Williams' latest special provides laughs, but there's too much time in between them.

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13. Disjointed

It's not funny, even if you're high. This now-canceled clumsy comedy, starring Kathy Bates, is a sloppy misfire from Chuck Lorre.

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12. When We First Met

Adam Devine gets friend zoned, then travels back in time to see if he can undo it. It is not particularly fun or funny.

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11. How It Ends

Don't watch to find out how it ends. Just, don't watch.

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10. The Cloverfield Paradox

This is an example of a studio trying to dump a bad movie on a streaming service. The Cloverfield Paradox is insane, and not in a good way.

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9. Norm Macdonald Has a Show Season 1

It almost feels like it's supposed to be unfunny on purpose. This talk show hosted by the Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" alum is skipable.

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8. Harith Iskander: I Told You So

Panned by comedy critics, this comedian spends much of his special congratulating himself for getting a comedy special, and the rest of the special being not funny.

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7. Mute

This film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Justin Theroux and Paul Rudd, how bad can it be? Answer: It's miserable, bland and even more disappointing because with that cast it should be stellar.

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6. Brain on Fire

Chloë Grace Moretz is a rising journalist suffering from newly erratic behavior in this medical melodrama that leaves viewers not caring what happens to its characters.

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5. All About The Washingtons

Plenty of dad jokes accompanied by a loud laugh track, All About the Washingtons is a boring dud that won't hold your family's attention. This Netflix sitcom, which was initially passed on by ABC, has since been canceled after Season 1 was released.

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4. Game Over, Man!

Workaholics funnymen Adam DeVine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson are three gamer pals who get taken hostage in this violent and laugh-less Netflix original film.

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3. Iron Fist Season 2

This Marvel series, overwrought with exposition, was axed this year after its second season was released. The course correction on the white-washing of its superheroes came too little too late.

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2. Father of the Year

It's no Joe Dirt. David Spade's latest foray into film earned a whooping zero percent from critics on Rotten Tomatoes for this raunchy mess of a movie.

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1. Insatiable Season 1

Netflix's most controversial new series of the year is a "revenge comedy" about a former binge-eater who loses weight and decides to get payback on the people who judged her. It's problematic, painful to watch and comes from a real sad place.