6 Netflix shows that deserve a spin-off (and 3 that don’t)

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SEX/LIFE (L to R) ADAM DEMOS as BRAD SIMON and SARAH SHAHI as BILLIE CONNELLY in episode 102 of SEX/LIFE Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021 /

Netflix shows that deserve a spin-off: Sex/Life

Doesn’t need a spin-off! Sex/Life has its own fanbase that will support the drama series to the very end, and I can respect that. However, I couldn’t see this show going past three seasons, tops. The drama series will capture your attention because of its insanely attractive cast, but once you get to the nitty-gritty of the show, you’re left disappointed.

There isn’t a discernible plot. Instead, the show just includes tons of explicit sex scenes. It’s surprising at first but then becomes repetitive. While watching the drama series, I kept thinking to myself, “The show’s storytelling can’t be that bad.” But it is, and it gets worse as the season goes on.

Sex/Life focuses on the steamy and forbidden romance between a suburban housewife (Billie) and her swoon-worthy ex-boyfriend (Brad). Based on this plot, you can already tell that it’s not worth a spin-off. There are three ways the series can go: Billie leaves her husband for Brad. Billie stays with her husband and leaves Brad alone. Or Billie chooses herself and focuses on taking care of her kids.

Also, there aren’t any supporting characters that are interesting and strong enough to handle being the focus of a show. It would be a complete flop if attempted. So, I say let Sex/Life continue for however long Netflix wishes, but leave the spin-off idea off the table.