15 most overrated Netflix shows of 2020

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Hollywood on Netflix
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Overrated Netflix shows: Hollywood

Seasons: 1

Created By: Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan

Starring: David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Jake Picking, Jeremy Pope, Holland Taylor, Samara Weaving, Jim Parsons, Patti LuPone

Why It’s Overrated: When Netflix announced its latest collaboration with Ryan Murphy, a limited series about Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, there was natural excitement. No one can delve into a time period and tell an immersive story quite like Murphy. Over the years, his and his frequent collaborators’ work on shows like American Horror Story, American Crime Story and Pose have taken us in the past for thrilling rides into bingeable worlds. Obviously, Hollywood promised the same kind of star-studded storytelling you can’t stop watching.

Hollywood takes place in the post-World War II entertainment industry, as a group of newcomers try to make their way into the glamorous world of movies. Jack Castello (David Corenswet) pursues a career as an actor after serving in the war, Raymond Ainsley (Darren Criss) attempts to push the limits as a budding director and Archie Coleman (Jeremy Pope) looks to defy the prejudiced odds as a queer Black screenwriter. The series takes a closer look at the issues plaguing the film industry during its glory, which seem to have set the standard for years to come.

Upon release in May 2020, Hollywood received mixed reception from critics and fans alike. Much like other Ryan Murphy show (namely American Horror Story), you either loved Hollywood or weren’t entirely on board for the hardly subtle seven-episode miniseries. One of the biggest criticisms of the show revolved around its revisionist history, fantasy spin on how both the entertainment industry and world could have been bettered. For some fans, Hollywood fell victim to its own hype and wound up one of the most overrated Netflix shows of the year.