Over the past week, Netflix has pulled off an unusual feat — unusual, at least, for those of us who follow the streamer’s endless firehose performance of new shows and movies constantly debuting. on service. Two Netflix series, one completely new and the other a fan-favorite mainstay, have both released new episodes to such near-universal acclaim that they have each managed to achieve the following accolade:
100% perfect scores, at least at the time of this writing, on Rotten Tomatoes.
Netflix series with perfect scores for Rotten Tomatoes
Cyberpunk: Edge Runners
One of the two is the anime adaptation of the video game Cyberpunk: Edge Runnerswhich debuted on Netflix September 13. According to the Netflix logline, this series tells a 10-episode standalone story about a street kid trying to survive Night City.
It’s the name of a futuristic metropolis where everyone is obsessed with technology and body modifications. The kid, meanwhile, stays alive by becoming a mercenary outlaw known as the “edgerunner.”
“We are thrilled to finally reveal that we are working on an anime set in the Cyberpunk world,” said Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Studio Head, when this series was first announced in 2020. “We’ve devoured just about all the cyberpunk fiction there is to watch, read and play. It’s a genre that leaves so much room for creativity and has influenced us so much. Cyberpunk: Edge Runners is our love letter to cyberpunk as a whole and to stories told in animated form.
If you’re an anime fan, this one definitely shouldn’t be on your watch list. Cyberpunk: Edge Runners is bloody, violent, stunningly beautiful, occasionally poetic, and overall a thoroughly escapist and wild small-screen ride. Hopefully the high score here also bodes well for the continued growth of this genre on the streamer.
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Cobra Kai: Season 5
The other Netflix series that just released a new batch of critically acclaimed episodes, meanwhile, is actually an existing title that now has five seasons, in total, under its belt.
The Karate Kid spin off Cobra Kaiwhich debuted its fifth season on Netflix September 9, also has a 100% review score on Rotten Tomatoes right now. And it’s not just critics who can’t get enough of this long-running Netflix series either. Fans love it too, so much so that it’s actually Netflix’s #1 series. in the world at present.
During the 7-day period that ended on September 11, the series – starring William Zabka and Ralph Macchio, reprising their roles as Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso, respectively, from the Karate Kid movies – garnered 106.7 million viewing hours.
As for the Season 5 story, here’s what you need to know. “Following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament,” Netflix explains, “Season 5 sees Terry Silver expand the Cobra Kai empire and try to make his ‘No Mercy’ style of karate the only game in town. With Kreese behind bars and Johnny Lawrence putting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s done, Daniel LaRusso must call on an old friend for help.
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