Predicting the Best and Worst Netflix Original Shows of 2023


2023 is going to be another extremely busy year for new and returning original shows on Netflix. And with an emphasis on weekly top 10 data and hourly viewing stats, we’ll be able to judge who’s the best and worst of the year. Below, we’ve compiled some bold predictions for shows we think are going to shine, and some that won’t live up to the hype.

There are high chances that each prediction below will be wrong. For at least some of them, we hope to be dead wrong. No one can accurately predict the size and scale of a series. Sometimes shows that are destined to take a nosedive, and sometimes shows with little to no potential to exceed or exceed all expectations. This was proven in 2021 with the release of Squid Game, and the same again in 2022 with the release of Monster and Wednesday. So for now, these are just a few harmless predictions based on our gut feeling about what some of the best and worst shows on Netflix will be in 2023.

Predicting the best of 2023

Avatar the last airbender

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Avatar the last airbender it could land in either field as one of the best or worst shows of 2023. But, we choose to believe that the series will be one of the breakout performers of the year. The stakes will be high in the upcoming adaptation, so expect to see a strong marketing campaign from Netflix.

Fans of the franchise have history on their side to back up any skepticism. M. Night Shyamalan’s attempt to adapt the series into a live-action film in 2010 was a catastrophic failure. However, the vast majority of what we’ve seen over the course of the show’s development has been nothing but positive. The casting has been exceptional and we can’t wait to see the young Gordon Cormier in action as Aang.

Verdict: A great deal of hype and hype around the series will see an exceptionally strong performance.

shadow and bone

shadow and bone predict the best and worst Netflix shows of 2023

Strange things, Netflix’s flagship series will come to an end in the next few years. And with The Witcher franchise imploding, Netflix is ​​hoping to find the series that will help carry the streaming service for years to come. The first season of shadow and bone was incredibly well received by the public, and while it hasn’t reached the same heights as the likes of squid game, Monstereither WednesdayIt wasn’t until the second season that we saw Strange things become the overwhelmingly beloved show we know today.

shadow and bone It’s already stood out as one of the most unique fantasy shows on Netflix, and as long as it stays true to its source material and continues to impress book readers, the show’s popularity can only continue to grow.

Verdict: An even stronger second season will push Shadow and Bone’s popularity to the next level.

our planet 2

Our Planet 2 Predicts the Best and Worst Netflix Shows of 2023

While it might seem surprising to see a docuseries on this list, let’s not forget how mind-blowing the first season of Our Planet was on Netflix. Even without access to a 4k device and a premium subscription, Our Planet’s visuals will blow you away. With 2023 marking four years since the release of the first season, this means there could be even greater advances in the technology used to document the awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world. If it’s not already apparent, we’re beyond excited for round 2.

Verdict: Silverback films are the gold standard of nature documentary making, so we’re in for a treat in 2023.

Predicting the worst of 2023

One piece

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We have never wanted to be more wrong in a prediction. However, when it comes to live-action adaptations of the beloved anime/manga, history hasn’t been kind, especially to Netflix. One of the worst-performing and worst-received live-action adaptations was the ill-fated release of Cowboy Bebop, and sadly, there’s a very good chance that we could have a Cowboy Bebop 2.0 on our hands with One Piece.

That’s not to say we think the series is going to be terrible. But when you consider how beloved the anime series has become, naturally, fans will compare the quality of the live-action series to the anime and manga. From casting to costumes, set design, and any changes to the story, One Piece will come under greater scrutiny than any adaptation before it.

The only hope we are clinging to is how involved Eiichiro Oda, the creator and author of One Piece, has been with the adaptation. Although he was unable to attend in person, Oda has always been present in the background of the show’s development. Some of the biggest decisions that Oda has reportedly had a hand in is the casting of the Straw Hat team, which has been a major talking point among the fanbase.

Verdict: Incredibly high expectations and a skeptical fanbase could be the show’s downfall.

The three body problem

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Arguably the biggest TV series of the 21st century, Game of Thrones had an extremely controversial ending in 2019. Four years later, fans are still trying to get the bitter taste out of their mouths, while continuing to understand self-destruction. from one of the best television shows ever made.

Those responsible for this self-destruction were Dan Weiss and David Benioff, the creators and showrunners of GoT. In the wake of fan outrage, Disney dropped the pair for a proposed Star Wars trilogy, however it wasn’t long before Netflix decided to sign the pair up to exclusively produce content. So far, Dan and Dave have only produced The chair for Netflix, which reached fourth place for a week in the global rankings, but only amassed 14 million hours of viewing. Ultimately, it underperformed.

Your next project, The three body problem, has the potential to reclaim its reputation and create something truly amazing for Netflix. With a total of three novels in the series, this also leaves Netflix with the option of ordering more seasons.

It’s extremely hard to say how well The Three Body Problem will do on Netflix. On one hand, you have a couple of extremely talented producers who are fantastic at adapting published source material from a popular work, and on the other, these are the same producers who almost single-handedly destroyed the franchise they helped build. .

Verdict: The reputations of the two showrunners continue to suffer from the last big project they were involved with. Without a stellar marketing campaign, The Three-Body Problem could be a huge flop.

The Witcher (season 3)

The Witcher Predicting The Best And Worst Netflix Shows Of 2023

The last nail in the coffin for the future of The Wizard The franchise on Netflix was hammered when it was announced that after the third season, Henry Cavill would be leaving his role as Geralt of Rivia. While there are plenty of faults with the adaptation of The Witcher, the one saving grace the franchise has always had was Cavill’s terrific portrayal of Geralt. For many subscribers, Cavill’s departure will leave them with very little reason to continue watching the series. That’s not a slight to the rest of the cast, however, he does speak volumes when the face of the franchise chooses to leave after previously stating that he was more than willing to commit to seven seasons.

It should also be noted that Blood Origin, the prequel series, has been an exceptionally underperformer. Between the audience and critical reception, had it not been a miniseries, there would be little chance of it returning for a second season.

We will also make a bold claim. If the filming of the fourth season of The Wizard doesn’t start until after the release of the third season, we could see the series canceled by the end of the year.

Verdict: With Cavill leaving the series, the appetite for season three has dwindled dramatically.

Which Netflix originals do you think will be the best and worst of 2023? Let us know in the comments below!

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