Netflix’s new original series, “Insatiable,” generated accusations of fat shaming in the weeks before its release.
Critics and audiences alike were offended by the trailer, but many considered giving the show a chance to prove that it was not as offensive as the trailer suggested. But it is, according to critics (including me).
Critics have said the message the show is trying to send does not come across at all. In addition to fat shaming, the series includes other misguided plot points and jokes, such as a storyline in which a main character is falsely accused of molesting a child.
The TV series is a mess, and currently has an 11% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Only one critic liked it: CNN’s Brian Lowry.
Here’s what critics are saying about Netflix’s controversial original series “Insatiable”:
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“Throughout its 12-episode run, ‘Insatiable’ crawls its way through a series of tired, stale gags, punching ever further downward, to finish with the most subdued of whimpers in its finale. ‘Insatiable’ is not only cruel and fatphobic; it’s boring, too.”
Constance Grady, Vox
“‘Insatiable’ is clearly striving to be an edgy satire of our image-obsessed culture and our constant need for more, but the candy-colored veneer of the series never offers viewers an actual escape from the toxic tropes it attempts to skewer.”
Arielle Bernstein, The Guardian
“‘Insatiable,’ on the surface, behaves as if it has tone – ‘Look at me, being all unquantifiable and zany! I’m a TV version of whack-a-mole!’ But without substance, all that clanging and banging is unsatisfying.”
Johanna Schneller, Toronto Star
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