3 Netflix shows that shouldn’t have been renewed in 2022 +2023

As we’re fast approaching the end of December, we’ve started looking back at all of the Netflix shows renewed this year. While we were glad some shows were renewed, we thought others should have ended their run in 2022. Want to know what we think about which Netflix shows we think shouldn’t have been renewed in 2022? Then all you have to do is read on!

This year we saw the return of many popular Netflix shows such as ozark, Bridgeton, Sweet magnolias, Grace and Frankie, lock and key, stranger things, The Umbrella Academy etc. Unfortunately some of the returning shows were in their final season so we had to say goodbye to many.

However, we have seen that many Netflix shows have received renewals. I’m pretty sure a lot of fans were happy about that stranger things was renewed for a fifth and final season. Also shows like Sweet magnolias, love is blind, Vikings: Valhalla, Emily in Paris, black mirror, The Umbrella Academy and I have never further installments were paid.

But there are three Netflix shows the streamer renewed this year that we think shouldn’t have gotten additional seasons. We’ve shared the titles of these shows below.

Netflix shows that shouldn’t have been renewed in 2022

Netflix shows - Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer

dahmer Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer. Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in episode 102 of Dahmer. Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer. Kr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer

Of all the Netflix shows on our list, we feel the strongest Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer. Honestly, this show should never have been made. Let’s start there first. Everyone already knows Jeffrey Dahmer. He is one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. Shows, films, books, podcasts and documentaries have all been made about him. So why did we need another, especially a show that tried to put Dahmer in a good light and romanticize him?

It is such a disservice to the victims and the victims’ families who are having to relive the painful memories. It’s also very insensitive. Obviously we know it’s about money. True crime movies and shows usually draw large audiences, especially when it comes to a well-known serial killer. But after countless different movies and shows, enough is enough.

What annoys us even more is the fact that the makers (Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan) did some advertising Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer as a series that also focuses on the victims’ point of view. If you’ve watched the true crime series, you know that the show hardly focuses on the victims. Instead, it’s all about Dahmer’s childhood and how he became a notorious serial killer. There’s only one episode that focuses on one of the victims (Tony Hughes), and that’s Episode 6.

And then when a family member of one of the victims came out and said that the creators had never contacted them and asked how they felt about the making of the show, it kind of rubbed us in the wrong direction. So, to sum up everything we just said, Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer should never have gotten the green light from Netflix, and it definitely shouldn’t have been renewed for two more seasons. We don’t care how popular this tasteless series is or how many views it’s garnered.

Netflix Shows - Elite Season 7

Elite Season 7 Special Photography
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I’m sorry, elite Fans, but the teen series should have ended seasons ago in our opinion. Maybe after season 3 when most of the original cast is gone. Nothing about the show is fresh anymore. The storylines are boring, the mystery of each season doesn’t leave viewers eager to figure out the answer, and there’s too much over-sexualization of the teens. I mean what happened to the plot? I thought I was watching a teen series, no 365 days.

Unfortunately, elite has lost what made the show so entertaining in the first place. The new characters are uninteresting and lack real depth. Also, the storyline isn’t gripping enough to keep you hooked.

Since elite draws a lot of viewers, I think Netflix will continue to milk the series to the best of their ability. We’re seeing that now elite renewed for a seventh season. But we think this show has gone on way too long.

Netflix Shows - Halloween Movies - Halloween Shows - The Watcher on Netflix

The Observer. (L to R) Jennifer Coolidge as Karen Calhoun, Naomi Watts as Nora Brannock, Bobby Cannavale as Dean Brannock on episode 101 of The Watcher. Kr. Eric Liebowitz/Netflix © 2022

The Observer

I personally liked it The Observer, but I think one season was good enough. It is loosely based on the true story of the Broaddus family and their horrific experience buying the house at 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey. The show follows the Brannock family who, after buying their dream home and moving in, receive threatening letters from a mysterious stalker known as The Watcher.

The first season ends with no real resolution, but still summarizes the history of the Brannock family. This wasn’t really disappointing, however, as the Broaddus family never managed to find out who was behind the spooky letters. While many things that happened in the series differ from what happened in real life, it seems like the creators wanted to stick with the true story in some ways.

So why did Netflix innovate The Observer for a second season? Wasn’t it marked as a limited series? Well, it all comes down to viewership. Countless people watched the mystery thriller, which resulted in it rocketing to the top of the Netflix viewership chart. Since the show was a hit, Netflix decided to renew it for a second season.

However, we feel that a second season wasn’t really necessary. The show would have been fine with just one season. Now that a second season is confirmed, let’s hope things go well when it premieres, because sometimes shows are meant to be a one-and-done situation.

Which Netflix shows do you think shouldn’t have been renewed in 2022? Let us know in the comments below!

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