- Netflix recently canceled the coming-of-age comedy set in the 90s, “Everything Sucks.”
- The show’s main character is a lesbian teenager, which a lot of fans loved and found relatable.
- Fans are rallying to get the show renewed, and have created a Change.org petition.
- One fan of the series who wants Netflix to save it is “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon.
Since 2017, Netflix has been on a cancelling spree, cutting more original shows than ever before.
The most recent show to get the axe is the 90s-set, coming-of-age comedy “Everything Sucks,” which made its debut in February. But many people are disappointed that the show has been cut, including the Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
“Everything Sucks” tells the story of Kate Messner, a high school sophomore, who’s coming to terms with her sexuality (she thinks she’s a lesbian). Her journey showcases how hard it is to be an LGBTQ+ teen, especially two decades ago. The season also follows a lovely romance between Kate’s dad and her friend Luke’s mum, which is one of the few “parent” stories on a teen show that’s not a complete waste of screen time.
While the show started off on a bit of a lazy note, and was a little too reminiscent of “Freaks and Geeks,” by the end of the season the show became something truly special, making many (including me) excited for a second season.
“Everything Sucks” received mixed reviews, with a 69% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But the people who were fans really loved it, and are rallying to save it from cancellation. Judging by how quick Netflix was to cancel the show, it seems like it didn’t get a lot of viewers, but the people who did watch it are very passionate. There’s even a Change.org petition begging Netflix to bring the show back.
It’s evident from the production quality and the cast, which was filled with up-and-comers, that the show didn’t cost Netflix much. The creators confirmed this to Business Insider when we spoke in February. So maybe the show’s budget is small enough that it could be saved. But the cancellation also confirms that “Everything Sucks” didn’t become the “sleeper hit” that Netflix programming boss Ted Sarandos expected.
That doesn’t mean it didn’t find a fan base, though.
Here are some of the most passionate tweets from “Everything Sucks” fans:
— renata (@mrvelzayn) April 7, 2018
— renata (@mrvelzayn) April 7, 2018
Kate Messner will always be in my heart and she will always be one of my favorite characters. She deserved better. Everything Sucks deserved better. I can't believe Netflix is treating one of their best shows like shit! I'm mad. #iamkatemessner #SaveEverythingSucks
— laura wants a rep tour date for germany (@booktreehill) April 7, 2018
The show Everything Sucks portrays an authentic young lgbtq+ storyline. It not only beautifully touches on coming to terms with sexuality, but growing up, supporting your peers, identity, and more ????️???? This is the show our generation needs #RenewEverythingSucks
— Jessie Paege ????️???? (@jessiepaege) April 9, 2018
Love this show. It’s sincere, honest, funny and moving. Hoping @netflix will reconsider canceling and renew it. Let them know you’d like “Everything Sucks” renewed too with #RenewEverythingSucks https://t.co/9MeZkgbq9h
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) April 10, 2018
everything sucks: a show that depicts being gay in the 90’s, has 2 queer women, funny, amazing cast, important for lgbtq+ kids and shows the struggle of figuring out your sexuality as a teenager
13 reasons: why #RenewEverythingSucks
— katherine⭐️ (@numbmyfeelings) April 8, 2018
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