4 new Netflix shows we don’t need in 2023

That Ô90s Show. (L to R) Mace Coronel as Jay, Callie Haverda as Leia Forman, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen Runck, Reyn Doi as Ozzie, Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate, Sam Morelos as Nikki in episode 101 of That Ô90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2022
That Ô90s Show. (L to R) Mace Coronel as Jay, Callie Haverda as Leia Forman, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen Runck, Reyn Doi as Ozzie, Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate, Sam Morelos as Nikki in episode 101 of That Ô90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2022 /

We’re so excited about the new Netflix shows expected and confirmed to be coming out this year. However, there are some new Netflix titles we believe didn’t really need to be ordered by Netflix. Make sure to continue reading if you’re wondering about which Netflix shows we’re talking about.

The streaming giant is definitely starting off the earlier half of 2023 with a bang. There are tons of popular Netflix shows returning with brand-new seasons. To name a few, you can expect to see You season 4, Outer Banks season 3 and Shadow and Bone season 2 very soon. And we can’t forget about Ginny & Georgia season 2, which was released on Jan. 5.

But there are also some new Netflix shows that have already been released or will be released sometime this year that we just can’t get behind. Do you want to know which shows we’re talking about?

Without further ado, here’s our list of four new Netflix shows we don’t need in 2023.

New Netflix shows we don’t need in 2023

First, let me start with a disclaimer. This is simply an opinion piece. Some people might be looking forward to watching the shows I’m about to list, and that’s okay. But, again, these are just my thoughts about the shows. Now, let’s get this list started!

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That ‘90s Show. (L to R) Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate, Sam Morelos as Nikki, Reyn Doi as Ozzie, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen Runck, Callie Haverda as Leia Forman, Mace Coronel as Jay Kelso in episode 102 of That ‘90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2022 /

That ’90s Show

That ’90s Show premiered on Netflix on Jan. 19. It’s a spinoff to That ’70s Show and follows Eric and Donna Forman’s teenage daughter as she spends the summer with her grandparents in Point Place.

Let me start by saying that I am a huge That ’70s Show fan, but the spinoff series just wasn’t entertaining enough for me. Many of the jokes fell flat, the writing wasn’t good, and the acting was cringe at times. However, I probably shouldn’t be so harsh on the acting because the main cast is mostly made up of new actors. So I’ll cut them some slack. Still, this reboot did not do the original series justice at all.

Honestly, what helped this show was the special guest appearances from the That ’70s Show cast. But this still wasn’t enough for me to say that this show was needed. Maybe That ’90s Show needs a second chance to prove itself. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what Netflix decides to do with this series.

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Lockwood & Co.

Lockwood & Co. is set to premiere on Netflix on Jan. 27. It follows a trio of teenage ghost-hunters as they battle deadly spirits in London, England.

You might be wondering why I included this show even though it isn’t out yet. Well, I believe we didn’t really need this show because it’s not something we haven’t already seen before. There are tons of ghost shows and movies. In fact, there are shows very similar to Lockwood & Co. already out. So why do we need another one?

Honestly, the show wasn’t marketed well either. People might not know that it’s coming out soon. This means there’s a possibility that not many people will tune in and watch it. And you know what happens if viewing numbers are low. Netflix will likely axe the series. Why would I waste my time on a show whose chances of being canceled are high? No, thank you!

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Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series

I absolutely love the animated Avatar: The Last Airbender series, but I don’t know how I feel about a live-action series version. We saw how that went with the live-action film The Last Airbender… And we all know that live-action shows and movies based on other works can be hit-or-miss. I would hate for the Avatar franchise name to be tarnished again. Who knows, maybe the live-action series won’t be bad. But for now, it’s a hard pass for me.

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BANGKOK, THAILAND – APRIL 29: Cosplayers dressed as One Piece characters are seen during the Bangkok Comic Con 2016 Festival at Bitec Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand on April 29, 2016. ‘Cosplay’ imitates characters from comics, video games, anime series and science fiction movies, mostly coming from the Japanese pop culture. Bangkok Comic Con is one of the biggest Pop Culture exhibition in Asia starts from 29 April until 1 May 2016. The event hopes to turn Thailand into a major center for international filmmakers and animators come to create their masterpieces. Comic Con is an internationally renowned event in the world of animation as it started in 1970 in San Diego. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) /

One Piece live-action series

My reason for not supporting the One Piece live-action series is the same reason why I don’t support the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series. There’s a huge chance it might not do its source material justice. There have been way too many bad live-action adaptations for me to have high hopes anymore. However, it would be nice to see a good live-action adaptation for once. Maybe it’ll be One Piece.

What new Netflix shows do you believe we didn’t need in 2023? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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