All 16 of Netflix's original shows ranked from best to worst by critics

Netflix has poured millions into producing its own original shows, but the company is also notoriously secretive about telling us how many people are actually watching them.

We know which shows are being talked about, like "House of Cards" or "Orange Is the New Black," but that doesn't necessarily represent the quality of the show itself.

Netflix originals rankingTo get a sense of how Netflix's shows stack up against one another, we turned to the reviews aggregator Metacritic, which pulls in critic (and audience) reviews from all over the world. We excluded shows resurrected from their death at other networks, shows made for kids, documentaries, stand-up specials, and movies — basically we looked at just how the dramas and comedies compared to each other.

There were a few surprises in the data, one of which was that it seems that Netflix has only recently begun to really hit its stride in producing shows. The future looks bright for Netflix.

Here are Netflix's 16 original shows, ordered from worst to best:


16. "Hemlock Grove" — 45/100

Average critic score (17 critics): 45/100

Audience score: 7.5/10

Netflix description: A quaint town links a mangled corpse to a dark outsider with a carnivorous secret. But monsters come in many forms.


15. "Between" — 47/100

Average critic score (10 critics): 47/100

Audience score: 4.7/10

Netflix description: After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 22 years old, survivors of a town must fend for themselves when the government quarantines them.


14. "Marco Polo" — 48/100

Average critic score (21 critics): 48/100

Audience score: 8.3/10

Netflix description: An empire divided. A family torn apart by civil war. A legend who disrupts the balance of power.


13. "Grace and Frankie" — 58/100

Average critic score (27 critics): 58/100

Audience score: 8.1/10

Netflix description: Grace and Frankie think their lives in retirement are all set. Then their husbands declare their love for each other.


12. "BoJack Horseman" — 59/100

Average critic score (13 critics): 59/100

Audience score: 8.6/10

Netflix description: He's a half-horse, half-man, has-been TV star who drinks a bit too much. He's really got a lot going on right now.


11. "Sense8" — 63/100

Average critic score (23 critics): 63/100

Audience score: 8.1/10

Netflix description: Their gift of telepathic communication made them targets for extermination. But it's the one thing keeping them alive.


10. "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" — 74/100

Average critic score (23 critics): 74/100

Audience score: 6.7/10

Netflix description: Sex. Booze. Rock-n-roll. Assassins. Feathered hair. Welcome to summer at Camp Firewood.


9. "Bloodline" — 75/100

Average critic score (31 critics): 75/100

Audience score: 8.3/10

Netflix description: The Rayburns seem to have the perfect life in their lovely Florida town. But nobody's perfect — especially the Rayburns.


8. "Daredevil" — 75/100

Average critic score (22 critics): 75/100

Audience score: 8.7/10

Netflix description: A boyhood accident blinded him. But now he can "see" even better. And he doesn't like what's going on in Hell's Kitchen.


7. "W/ Bob and David" — 76/100

Average critic score (20 critics): 76/100

Audience score: 7.6/10

Netflix description: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross harness the powers of time, space and the digital age to spread the joy of sketch comedy.


6. "House of Cards" — 76/100

Average critic score (25 critics): 76/100

Audience score: 9.0/10

Netflix description: Is it true that absolute power corrupts absolutely? Congressman Frank Underwood absolutely intends to find out.


5. "Narcos" — 77/100

Average critic score (19 critics): 77/100

Audience score: 9.0/10

Netflix description: First they got coke. Then they got money. Now the Colombian cartels want the power. Let the drug wars begin.


4. "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" — 78/100

Average critic score (29 critics): 78/100

Audience score: 8.0/10

Netflix description: What's a Midwest girl to do after she's spent the last 15 years trapped underground? Move to New York City, of course.


3. "Orange Is the New Black" — 79/100

Average critic score (32 critics): 79/100

Audience score: 8.5/10

Netflix description: Piper Chapman doesn't deserve her prison sentence. Of course, every one of her fellow inmates thinks the same thing.


2. "Jessica Jones" — 81/100

Average critic score (30 critics): 81/100

Audience score: 7.8/10

Netflix description: She's a gifted PI hiding a past that's left her broken but still fighting. Revenge may be sweet, but she isn't.


1. "Master of None" — 91/100

Average critic score (31 critics): 91/100

Audience score: 7.7/10

Netflix description: Dating, career, finding a great taco — it's all hard. But becoming a mature adult is a whole other degree of difficulty.


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