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Devil in Ohio: Netflix viewers are digging into the “terrible” thriller that claims the number one spot

The new thriller series from Netflix Devil in Ohio has rocketed to the top of its TV rankings.

The series, which is loosely inspired by true events, as well as Daria Polatin’s 2017 novel of the same name, was released on the streaming service earlier this month.

With Emily Deschanel, Madeleine Arthur and Sam Jaeger, Devil in Ohio focuses on the investigation into a satanic cult in rural Ohio.

In a three star rating for The IndependentAnnabel Nugent wrote: “On smaller shows, delving into the past is a clunky distraction from the current storyline (um, pieces of her), but the flashbacks of Devil in Ohio are welcome moments that quickly lift the veil of mystery and, for once, actually redeem the darkness promised by a show’s premise.

“Certainly, Devil in Ohio doesn’t reinvent the wheel – and no doubt will be subsumed into the amorphous mass of Netflix adaptations sooner rather than later, but for now it’s decent to watch.

Although the show has proven to be a hit with viewers, if Netflix’s rankings are to be believed, some are struggling with the series on social media.

Many criticized the series but added that they were nonetheless compelled to keep watching.

Devil in Ohio is absolutely terrible. We watched it in three nights,” one person commented.

Madeleine Arthur as Mae Dodd in the second episode of “Devil in Ohio”

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“This Devil in Ohio Show is awful,” wrote another. “A mix of Disney Channel character builds, Hallmark levels of horror, ridiculous 80’s suburban cult/Satan fear factors, cheesy foreshadowing. But damn, I’m in 5 episodes. I’ll finish the job.”

“I watched Devil in Ohio and god it’s horrible how’s the #1 on netflix?” asked someone else.

The series is available to stream now on Netflix.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/devil-in-ohio-netflix-rating-b2163607.html Devil in Ohio: Netflix viewers are digging into the “terrible” thriller that claims the number one spot

JOE HERNANDEZ

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