There's no denying that when it comes to binge-watching, Netflix truly reigns supreme. In the last few years, the streaming giant has dropped some of the most loved and addictive shows in the game - securing its position as a firm frontrunner in the streaming wars. Plus, let's be honest, we've been relying on it more than ever right now...
But sometimes, its shows attract attention for all the wrong reasons. And that's been the case for new series, Space Force.
People did not hold back. Keep scrolling to find out why...
Netflix is home to a plethora of binge-worthy smash hits.Over the last few years, the streaming giant has produced some of the best original content for us TV-hungry folk to sink our teeth into.
There's nothing better than a good old binge-watching session.Kicking back, relaxing and switching on your favorite show. What could be better?
The choices are endless...From true crime to romance, there’s really something for everyone.
But there are a handful of standouts that have garnered significant acclaim...
via: imdbThe streaming giant has dropped some major smash hits including the likes of Orange is The New Black, The Crown, and Grace and Frankie.
And, of course, we can't forget Dead to Me...
via: imdbThe show has just aired its long-awaited second season and once again left us on the edge of our seats.
But its latest addition has been causing quite a stir.And not in a good way.
The long-awaited comedy series Space Force just dropped on the platform...
via: imdbThe new Steve Carrell headed show chronicles a fictionalized imagining of the controversial, confusing new military branch Donald Trump announced in 2018... you guessed it the “Space Force."
Yeah, remember that?
President Trump orders the creation of "Space Command,", a move the administration is labeling a precursor to creat… https://t.co/Ta72a25cLJ— CNN (@CNN)1545153665.0
Its purpose was unclear.
Buzz Aldrin's reaction to Trump's space speech is priceless https://t.co/vHNfFGsM4j— ☆ Dmitri ☆ (@☆ Dmitri ☆)1520968718.0
So, as you can expect, Space Force was touted to be rather entertaining viewing.
via: imdbAnd having it lead by Steve Carrell made its release all that more appealing.
You'll of course know Carell from The Office...Michael Scott was an inappropriate and incompetent boss, but somehow Carell made him totally lovable.
But Space Force saw the actor dip his toes back into small screen acting...
via: imdbAnd it's safe to say, it hasn't gone down too well with viewers.
The show's synopsis reads as follows:
via: imdb"A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tipped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. "Sceptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and 'Spacemen' are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance."
But it's been far from a successful launch, shall we say...
via: imdbAnd was met with an underwhelmingly average score of 6.9 on IMDb accumulated by more than thirteen-thousand viewers.
But that isn't even the half of it.
via: imdbAfter watching, critics well and truly ripped into the show.
One critic called it "ill-conceived" and "ill-timed."
via: imdb"So strange and ill-conceived and ill-timed that not even Carell's avuncular bonhomie can save it. For all its cinematic trappings, Space Force is a series with a single joke running through it, and that joke is American idiocy," wrote The Atlantic's Sophie Gibert. Yikes.
And there's more...
via: imdbMany critics felt let down by the talented ensemble cast. "Space Force is not exactly embarrassing - everyone involved is too talented - but it is shockingly unfunny for a show made by people who are so talented," wrote Slate's Willa Paskin.
And the general public didn't have great things to say either.
It gives me no pleasure to report to you that the new Steve Carell/Netflix show SPACE FORCE isn't just bad, it's ap… https://t.co/mPtgJIX4SU— Jeff B., who on earth is this guy?? (@Jeff B., who on earth is this guy??)1591103148.0
Reactions have been strong, to say the least.
Wow! Just finished Space Force. It is by far the worst show I’ve ever binged. It started as a disappointment and… https://t.co/0CFuAcACM7— Sean Chandler (@Sean Chandler)1590829241.0