15 most overrated Netflix shows of 2020

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RATCHED (L to R) SARAH PAULSON as MILDRED RATCHED in episode 101 of RATCHED Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020 /

Overrated Netflix shows: Ratched

Seasons: 1

Created By: Evan Romansky

Starring: Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Cynthia Nixon, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone

Why It’s Overrated: After taking a year off from American Horror Story, Emmy Award winner Sarah Paulson returned to the Ryan Murphy-verse in Netflix’s new original series Ratched. Without a doubt, Paulson’s new show was among the year’s most anticipated releases and performances, and she truly did not disappoint. Release ahead of Halloween, Ratched ranked as one of the year’s most-watched fall debuts, but time will tell if the series can rise above its hype and maintain success and quality for season 2.

Based on the character of the same name from the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Paulson stars as Nurse Ratched in the thrilling prequel to the famous source material. The series follows the beginnings of Mildred Ratched, who relocates to Northern California to work at one of the leading psychiatric hospitals in the state to participate in chilling new mental health experiments on patients. Although she presents as the pristine image of a doting nurse, Ratched’s already on the path to darkness.

Ratched premiered to mixed critical reception, holding a middling 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Most critics singled out the cast’s performances as the best part of the series, and further criticized the first season’s plot holes and “empty” storytelling. Still, fans ate up the latest Paulson-Murphy collaboration, driving the series to 48 million viewers in one month. While a second season is on the horizon, Ratched’s long episodes and macabre sequences certainly won’t be for everyone. In that sense, its success could be deemed a touch overrated.