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Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’ gets second season 

Season one was shot in Atlanta

Originally posted Thursday, September 12, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Netflix has given its controversial dark comedy “Insatiable” a second season.

The first season was shot in Atlanta and released in August.

Only 11 percent of Rotten Tomatoes critics liked it and it scored a dismal 23 out of 100 on Metacritic. But among regular viewers, 83 percent of 2,820 Rotten Tomatoes users liked it and it received a respectable 7.2 out of 10 on Metacritic. 

That’s a massive differential but obviously for Netflix, viewership trumps critics. 

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The show, about a teenager who seeks revenge on her bullying enemies after losing weight by taking part in pageants, was criticized for its uneven tone, for leaden jokes about sexual predation and an unsophisticated approach toward weight loss, among other things. 

The streaming service does not release ratings but says available streaming data says the show has been successful. 

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