Netflix Show Hailed As ‘The Most Important Series In History’

A powerful Netflix series, Maid, has been lauded as 'the most important series in history' by viewers.
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A drama has dropped on Netflix and it’s being hailed as ‘the most important series in history’. 

TV series can be famed for their significant contributions and influencers on popular culture, from Breaking Bad to Friends.

And with so much new content being made available to stream these days, it’s more difficult than ever to stand out in such a way.

But fans are lauding one show in particular, with some branding it the ‘most powerful’ programme they’ve ever seen.

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It’s a 10-part series inspired by the New York Times bestselling memoir by Stephanie Land and is receiving masses of attention and praise.

The drama follows a young mother named Alex (Margaret Qualley), who is suffering from emotional abuse by her alcoholic boyfriend, Sean (Nick Robinson). 

Its synopsis says ‘one young mother’s incredible story of survival and resilience as she navigates the world of poverty, abuse, and redefining her worth against all odds’.

Several fans have taken to social media to share their opinions on why the show is so significant, with one Facebook user saying that it might well be ‘the most important series in history’. 

Maid (2021).
People are saying it’s ‘one of the most important series in history’. Credit: Netflix

This show on Netflix is possibly one of the most important series in history,” they penned. “Yep. I said it.”

Continuing, they added: “Why is talking about domestic violence so important? It’s important because even though women are the victims, domestic violence carries this terrible stigma even in 2021.

“It’s important because abusers are often publicly great guys.

“The victim’s family loves them and they will often defend the abuser, leaving the victim without a support system.

“The victim becomes the bad guy who wants to break up the family.

“This series is important because abusers themselves and many other people do not understand how terrorising verbal and mental abuse is – the constant promise of change, the apologies.”

Maid (2021).
The drama is managing to stand out amongst the thousands of TV shows available. Credit: Netflix

On X (formerly known as Twitter) fans have echoed similar thoughts, with one user stating that it’s ‘one of the most powerful shows’ they have seen.

In agreement, another adds: “My favourite thing about the show on Netflix is Alex wasn’t even physically abused. It was emotional abuse. 

“But it’s proof that physical abuse isn’t the only abuse in relationships and emotional abuse is just as serious and leaving is always OK.”

The show in question is called Maid. It’s scored an impressive 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.