Netflix viewers are eviscerating Man in Full because of the series’ ‘confusing’ ending

Viewers of the new Netflix miniseries A man in full size remained divided over the ‘anti-climatic’ and ‘confusing’ ending.

Adapted from Tom Wolfe’s 1998 novel of the same name, the Regina King-directed series follows banker Raymond Peepgrass (Tom Pelphrey) as he determines to take down Atlanta business magnate Charlie Croker (Jeff Daniels) and expose his $800 million debt to lay. bankruptcy.

There are several subplots in the series. There’s Conrad, the husband of Jill Hensley (Chanté Adams), Charlie Croker’s assistant, who is sent to prison for fighting back after a police officer attacks him, as well as another subplot about sexual assault that stars Lucy Liu as a prosperous business owner. , who is encouraged to speak out about a sexual encounter that took place twenty years earlier.

While many viewers commented on the confusing nature of the many subplots, the show’s ending seemed to disappoint them the most.

*SPOILERS AHEAD – You have been warned

The series, which currently ranks third on Netflix’s global Top 10 chart, ends with Raymond seducing Croker’s ex-wife Martha (Diane Lane), who still has a stake in the Croker business, and starting a business enters into an alliance with her. In the final episode, Croker and Peepgrass come face to face, resulting in a fatal – and graphic – confrontation, followed by an abrupt end to the episode.

Jeff Daniels as Atlanta business magnate Charlie Croker (Netflix)

Netflix subscribers were left unsatisfied with the final scene, with one viewer writing on X/Twitter: “I think the right reaction to the final episode of A man in full size would be, wtf Netflix??

A man in full size had a very, very bad ending,” said one viewer, while another added: “The ending was such an anticlimax.”

Tom Pelphrey as banker Raymond Peepgrass in ‘A Man in Full’ (Mark Hill/Netflix)

The series has received a score of 43 percent on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.

It wasn’t just the ending that viewers had trouble with. Some said they couldn’t get past Daniels’ deep Southern accent, which they labeled inconsistent, “always changing” and “terrible.”

“Daniel’s overly drawling behavior is ridiculous,” said one viewer. “I couldn’t get past two episodes (because) of Jeff Daniels having a Southern accent.”

“Jeff Daniels’ accent drove me up the wall all the time.”

However, others are more positive about the show.

“Corporate comedy meets some social justice themes. Great job Regina King!” said one viewer, while another added: “It was such a good watch. I enjoyed every bit of it.”

A man in full size is now streaming on Netflix. Find out what’s new on the streamer for May here.