Against all expectations, it is number 1 on Netflix right now!
While Resident Evil is best known for its iconic survival horror video games, its gaming success has led to a multimedia franchise spanning movies, comics, and even novels. The latest installment, however, is a TV series streaming exclusively on Netflix right now. Surprisingly, despite being torn up by fans, this video game-inspired show made its way to the top of the pile.
That’s right, according to FlixPatrol, the live-action flesh-munching series that debuted just a few days ago managed to land the No. 1 spot in the Top 10 Streaming TV Shows today, this which means it has to be the most-watched show on the popular streaming service right now. Not bad for a TV series that has been slammed by fans around the world.
Specifically, Resident Evil (2022) was called Nearly Unbeatable thanks to an Audience Score of 25% (out of 1184 ratings) on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, which is officially the lowest Audience Score for any Resident Evil adaptation to date. Clearly, Resident Evil fans aren’t too impressed with Netflix’s latest offering. Critically, however, the show fared much better with a more respectable score of 51% on the same site.
Of course, attempting to adapt Capcom’s beloved horror series into film and television has proven to be a difficult task for many production companies. Simply put, even Resident Evil movies are barely known as “classics,” so it was always going to be tough trying to nail a TV show to the world of Raccoon City and the infamous Umbrella Corporation.
Finally, it should be noted that the series only has just launched – it was released on July 14 – so there’s a chance its spotty reputation could backfire over time. I mean, the Star Wars prequels were completely hated when they came out and look how much they’re remembered now, right?
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