Many Netflix series and movies have great records to their name, one surpassing the other time and time again. Queen Cleopatra (2023– ) also set a new record, but not one to be jealous of: a Netflix series has never achieved such a low score.
An exceptional score
It is now clear that there has been a lot of fuss around the Queen Cleopatra series, especially in Egypt, but now the criticism about the skin color of the main character appears to have spilled over into the assessment. The series has to do with a meager audience score of 3% on Rotten Tomatoes, up from 1% a day ago. It is an unprecedented low point for the streaming service, while the series has also been in the top 10 in some countries.
Still ‘Queen Cleopatra’ via TMDb
Previously was Resident Evil (2022) leader of the list of worst series on Netflix with an audience score of 22% at the time (now 26%). While this is nowhere near the 3% Queen Cleopatra gets, it was low compared to the streaming service’s other high profile misses. Jupiter’s Legacy (2021), for example, was also seen as a big flop, but still received a score of 73%. The same applies to Space Force (2020–2022), but this series also achieved a reasonable score of 77%.
Queen Cleopatra (2023‑ )
Watch on Netflix • ‘Queen Cleopatra’ is a documentary about Cleopatra VII Philopator, a queen of ancient Egypt and the last member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, making her the last Hellenistic ruler.
Beeld: Still ‘Queen Cleopatra’ via TMDb