Netflix is our favorite for many reasons. So many, in fact, it is wonderful to see them rewarded with not one, but five out of six “Golden Tomato” awards.
What is a Golden Tomato Award Anyway?
The Golden Tomato is an award given by the aggregate review website Rotten Tomatoes. These awards started as a spoof on the Golden Globes and are announced only on the Rotten Tomatoes website. With tens of thousands of members voting, people are starting to take these spoof awards very seriously.
Netflix Steals the Garden Taking 5 out of 6 Awards
Netflix hits another grand slam with their 2017 lineup. They have become known as a powerhouse when it comes to producing exceptional TV shows. This last round of Netflix programming was a huge hit according to Rotten Tomato fans.
In a near sweep; Netflix took away five out of six Golden Tomatoes in the TV categories fans voted on.
Netflix miniseries Alias Grace took the Golden Tomato for 2017 best-reviewed new TV show. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood; Alias Grace is a true-crime mystery set in Victorian Canada. The story is historical fiction about the murders of Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery and the convictions of Grace Marks and James McDermott.
Alias Grace also took the Golden Tomato for 2017 best-reviewed TV Movie/Miniseries. The show stars Sarah Gadon and the website notes her hypnotic performance. Anna Paquin also stars in the show as Tomas Kinnear’s murdered housekeeper Nancy Montgomery.
Master of None Took Two Golden Tomatoes too
Netflix comedy Master of None, the 2015 series about a 30-year-old actor in New York City named Dev, took the Golden Tomato for 2017 best-reviewed returning TV show. The dramatic comedy has been popular with the rotten tomatoes fans since hitting the airwaves. The show took second that year on the best new TV show list.
Master of None was also awarded the Golden Tomato for 2017 best-reviewed TV comedies. The show is created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Young, both from Parks and Recreation. The show follows the life of Dev Shah (Ansari) as he explores romance and career. The second season takes place in Italy and New York City with hopes for a third season on the horizon.
Netflix sci-fi/horror show Stranger Things’ second season took the Golden Tomato for 2017 best-reviewed TV sci-fi/horror. The 2016 show follows a group of kids whose friend Wil Buyers disappears in a small town in Indiana. The show developed an immediate cult following with generation X-ers who get a good dose of nostalgia feels with all of the 80’s references.
CBS’ The Good Fight Takes the Sixth Golden Tomato Category
The Good Fight is the odd show out on this list. CBS’ political drama was released in 2017 specifically for their streaming service, CBS All Access. The show is a sequel to the 2009 series The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies. The Good Fight follows lawyer Diane Lockhart as a scandal forces her to leave her partnership at a prestigious law firm. The show is an enormous hit and is already scheduled for a second season through CBS All Access.
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Can Anyone Else Keep Up?
Netflix continues to set the bar high when it comes to quality content. They changed the way people watch TV shows with binging the new norm. Hulu and Amazon have now thrown their hats firmly in the TV production game and it will be very interesting and likely a lot of fun to see what comes about as they try to keep up.