A few weeks ago, Youtuber, singer and actress Colleen Ballinger released her long-awaited Netflix original series, "Haters Back Off," which features the story of her popular Youtube character, Miranda Sings. The highly awaited show is already gaining in popularity, and although ratings for the show vary (the show has a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but a 6.7 out of 10 star rating on IMDB, and a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on Netflix), it's established itself as a popular Netflix original.
The show, which follows egotistical-yet endearing teenager Miranda (Colleen Ballinger), who has big dreams of becoming a celebrity. Alongside her are Uncle Jim (played by Jim Little) and her friend Patrick (Erik Stocklin), Miranda is determined to become a popular Youtube sensation. The show also features her relationship with her hypochondriac mother, Bethany (Angela Kinsey), and her sister, Emily (Francesca Reale), who seems to be the only character rooted to reality. Haters Back Off takes us to the beginning of Miranda's career, in the fictional timeline before any of her real-life Youtube videos, so it offers us a glance into her start and family life. It's definitely an interesting new take on Miranda's character, and I think the show will continue to be successful, especially among longtime fans of Miranda's Youtube channel.
Personally, I love the show, and I think it offers a really exciting perspective into Miranda's life that we've never seen before, and it's interesting to finally learn about her backstory. I was definitely not disappointed by the newest chapter of the Miranda universe, and I think other fans of Colleen and Miranda will agree. The show is definitely worth checking out, and I can't wait for (possible) future episodes!