Netflix fans slam ‘so awful’ Resident Evil series as they demand its removal

Netflix viewers are demanding the new series of Resident Evil is removed from the streaming service after claiming it is "awful".

The eight-episode series appeared on Netflix last week and is based on the survival horror video game franchise of the same name.

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Despite the series recently becoming the Netflix most viewed series ahead of the latest instalment of Stranger Things – some viewers can't stand it.

One viewer wrote: "#Netflix #ResidentEvil da hell is this… Couldn't watch more than 15 min of it. Who watched it and decided to put it out. Everything about it was whack. Kind of disappointing. Just remove it and pretend it didn't happen."

Another wrote: "That Resident Evil series is just so awful. They should just remove it from Netflix,” while another added: “10 minutes into this new Resident Evil series and it is f***ing dogs***."

The show has also received an audience score of just 26 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and on IMDb it has been given a 3.7 out of 10, based on average ratings from 17,000 site users.

In a recent interview Resident Evil's showrunner Andrew Dabb explained the process of choosing characters for the series.

He said: "We didn’t go into it with a list of, ‘Here are the three or four monsters we want to put in there.’ Do you know what I mean? What we went in it was, ‘Okay.

"'Here our characters are; here’s where the journey has taken them. They’re in this long dark tunnel. What’s something creepy to put in that long dark tunnel?'

"Then you go to the games, like, ‘Oh, well, let’s put some Lickers in there. Let’s put a giant spider in there.’ That’s really where it came from.

"That gave us a lot of flexibility because we’re not married to the games. We’re not making a line-for-line or game-for-game adaptation on purpose, giving us a vast toy box to pull from. And we took very full advantage of that.“

"I think the creative process was, what can we do that serves our story, but it’s something cool as well? If you look at, for example, the mother zombie from episode four. That character doesn’t necessarily exist in the games, but it feels like it probably could."


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