Seasons: 2 seasons, 22 episodes. Starring: Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Gorham, Alyssa Milano, Michael Ian Black, and Christine Taylor Description: The main character in the show is a girl named Patty, or Fatty Patty, as she used to be called in school. Fed up with being picked on and fat-shamed, Patty decides to get her mouth wired shut, so she is unable to eat properly, resulting in her losing lots of weight. Her new appearance makes her the most popular girl in school and Patty decides to use this against all those who were so cruel in the past. She enters a beauty pageant as part of her journey for revenge and sets in motion a number of chaotic incidents.
Why it’s a stinker: Insatiable has the opportunity to address fat shaming and body issues in a sensitive and meaningful way. Yet, somehow, it has managed to take the low road, discussing body image issues from a shallow and immature perspective. It’s one of those shows that you wish never existed and definitely shouldn’t show to young and impressionable kids who will think being skinny is the only way to make friends.
Seasons: 3 seasons, 18 episodes. Starring: Jason Momoa, Greg Bryk, Kyle M. Hamilton, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, Jessica Matten, Christian McKay, Evan Jonigkeit, and, Shawn Doyle. Frontier is a historical Canadian drama taking place between the late 16th century and early 17th century. It chronicles the days of fur trading between America and Canada and deals with corruption and illegal trade.
Why it’s a stinker: One of the few things good about this series is Jason Momoa, and not because of his great acting skills. It's like a bland avocado with no salt or lemon juice. This series has all the best ingredients, however, no one on board has any clue how to season the story, how to spice things up, and turn it into a great show.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me (WORST)
Seasons: 1 season, 8 episodes. Starring: Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier, Kyla-Drew, Porscha Coleman, Jonathan Kite, and, Heather Hemmens. Dad Stop Embarrassing Me is a comedy streaming series, and although it was created by Jamie Foxx, it was a huge disappointment and lasted just one season. It's about a dad, who welcomed his teen daughter to live with him with all of life's obstacles it brings with it.
Why it’s a stinker: This is basically a 1985 daytime sitcom in a 21st-century disguise. We are not sure what causes the fall; if it's a bad script or a lacking of potential, one thing is for sure, after watching this you kind of forget Jamie Foxx is a comedian.
Iron Fist (WORST)
Seasons: 2 seasons, 23 episodes. Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Rosario Dawson, Tom Pelphrey, and David Wenham. Description: Part of the Marvel series, Iron Fist is based around the character of Danny Rand, who had been presumed dead for the last 15 years. When he miraculously reappears, he is given the power of an iron fist. Danny is then trained to become a warrior by monks and is sent back to reclaim the last 15 years of his life and fulfill his destiny as a Marvel superhero.
Why it’s a stinker: Iron Fist does not have the same magical pull as other Marvel shows and suffers from a lack of character development. The show needs some serious rewriting and editing, because so far it lacks cohesiveness, and doesn’t seem to know where it's headed.
The Punisher (WORST)
Seasons: 2 seasons, 26 episodes. A second season is due to be released in January 2019. Starring: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, and Jason R. Moore. Description: The Punisher follows the story of a Marvel character called Frank Castle, a former marine who goes around New York taking revenge on those responsible for the death of his family. Along the way, Frank uncovers a much larger conspiracy against him and his family and begins to get mixed up in all kinds of dangerous military activities.
Why it’s a stinker: The premise for the Punisher is not a bad one, but it feels as though there isn’t quite enough of a storyline to stretch it to the 13 episodes that were produced. The show would have been much better off condensing the content into six episodes with a faster pace. The show could have quite literally packed a punch.