TV shows you gave up on -2013 edition

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Jan 17, 2013
  1. FAST6191
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    I have a feeling I made this thread before but it would have been some time back if I did and there have been some interesting developments in TV shows these last few years.

    Title pretty much says it all but in this topic- discussion of TV shows you started watching and gave up watching. I have no real response style suggestions at present beyond the name of the show and maybe a line or two on why you gave up on it.

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    Me I went on holiday for three months where I was faced with either American TV adverts (no DVR until about 5 days before I left) or suffering through a 3g connection (out in the sticks). To that end I ended up with a lot of shows to watch on my return that I have not bothered to catch up with yet but probably will some day. That list sits at Dexter, Breaking Bad, Weeds and probably Castle though at present it has been about a year and a half since I did any of those.

    Shows I gave up on properly

    Walking Dead- so very silly. I struggled to get to series 2 and gave up 3 episodes into that after torturing myself with those. Some said it gets better after that but I figure they burned their bridges there.

    Nikita - I liked it at first, could put up with the rather interesting writing logic but in the end I had no desire to go back.

    Boardwalk empire- probably the first HBO show I did not see through to the end (though I missed out on most of them- never saw Deadwood or Carnivale for instance). Great execution but failed to click for me.

    Chuck - I tried and held out longer than most of my friends that also tried to watch it, everybody else seemed to finally succeed in convincing me it was too silly to bother with.

    Fringe- another casualty of my long holiday. Probably a victim of the "curse of time travel" though.

    Eureka- speaking of time travel...

    I did not bother with any of the new Battlestar spinoffs after the last film. I might go back for Blood and Chrome though.

    After this I think I am back on my would be previous thread which basically read- most police procedural type shows as not a lot stacks up next to the wire.
     


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    The Office... nothing needs to be said there.
    Breaking Bad- just broke me down over and over again. Too much meaningless stress, violence, and nothing good ever came from watching another episode.
     
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    Same with Walking Dead. While it was never perfect it had a strong second season with a lot of good characterization. Season three is basically a boyish zombie slaying show that cut the skin off season two and wears it as a mask. It introduces a ton of bad characters (The Governor, Michonne), makes the good ones play second fiddle (Daryl), and has a ton of plot holes and outright ridiculous scenes. However I'll watch season three (I'll explain it later).

    Also Dexter. It redeemed a lousy sixth season with a stelar first half of the seventh season but ended with the worst season finale in the show's history. Enormous plot holes, tons of logic holes, and the last few episodes feel hardly relevant to the rest of the season.

    But both shows I'll continue to watch as they're still interesting in see where they fail and the small optimist in me says these shows could redeem themselves. It's almost as interesting to see a good show go downhill as it is to see a good show continue to be good. To note what's wrong with each episode, how they could've written it better, stuff like that fascinates me.

    I'll continue watching Breaking Bad. I was never obsessed with the show like some people but it's good nonetheless. I'll also pick up Game of Thrones again when it begins this Spring.
     
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    I usually watch series completely but I have to say I gave up on The Office... It got really bad.

    But normally I keep watching series, even if they aren`t as good as they used to be.
     
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    The original or the US one?
     
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    The US one. The first like 2 seasons had some good ideas... but eh.
     
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    I had to give up GoT when our cable got cut off. Damn it. And just when season three is about to roll out soon, too...
    don't open if you don't like spoilers or haven't read all the books in A Song of Ice and Fire yet

    I mean, there's always the internet, but... y'know, it still kinda sucks.
     
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    The Walking Dead - I tried to get into this show, and by the end of the fourth episode, I just had to call it quits. I don't know what happened - the pilot was so strong, but the episodes after it just took a nosedive in popularity. By the time of the "Red Shirt Massacre", it hit me - I just don't care about what happens to any of these people. I've heard the second season is stronger, so I might give that a shot, but honestly... yeah, I don't really know.

    Workaholics - I watched five minutes of this show. That was all the Workaholics I needed to see.

    Louie - I kind of stopped watching halfway through the third season, not so much because of any issues with quality (it's amazing, seriously, go watch it) but more because I couldn't get my hands on the episodes at my university. I've been meaning to get back into it, but I have so much else to watch I don't when I'll squeeze it in.
     
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    Parenthood - Got boring after season 2. No idea why I continued to watch it. It was like a serious version of Modern Family.

    Nikita - I liked it for the first half then it started to focus on the other girl and I lost interest.

    Louie - I pushed myself to watch it all. I only persevered (then I actually started to skip) to watch the stand up jokes but the life behind the comedian, that is very depressing. Murphy's law really lol

    Fringe - Struggled because I could not get that image of Dawson's Creek out of my head. Too difficult, even after many persuasions.

    Chuck - It was all good til the last two seasons. I'd watch it here and there. I swear I must hate when shows decide to solely focus on supporting characters. That's what did it for me.

    Once Upon a Time - DIE SNOW WHITE URGGHHH.

    Merlin - I don't know why it kept being delayed and I lost the plot.

    There's more but I can't remember....Maybe that's a good thing.
     
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    Last Man Standing, I LOVED the first season, but they changed the second season up, but, despite the distaste the first episode left in my mouth I continued on, and while it's okay, it's starting to suck really. Parenthood as it was said, started strong, now it's more or less a show to watch if you don't have shit of your own. As for any others, I can't think of any.
     
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    Burn Notice. Used to be obsessed with this show, watched the first 4 seasons in about 4 days, and then just quit halfway through season 5.

    Breaking Bad lost my interest somewhere in season 3.

    Come to think of it, the only shows I find myself watching are bad PBS DIY shows and those candid camera/blooper shows where people beat themselves in the crotch. Not sure what that says about me, really.
     
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    Now I failed to explore the depths of PBS DIY shows when I was over there last but did get a quick look in on some of the woodworking shows and they were pretty good (one featured a guy who used no power tools at all and I really liked that). For reference though several well placed 'tempers would probably put The New Yankee Workshop up there with David Attenborough so guarded words should you think of saying ill there.
    Granted my other main options there are usually Discovery channel or National Geographic and I have serious issues with the people responsible for the editing there so it is probably a case of battered wife syndrome.

    Otherwise I think I probably want to mention Sons of Anarchy.... I will probably be back week by week as and when it returns but it is now somewhat down in my estimation.

    As for burn notice I fear if they had tried to string the getting the job back concept past about series 5 it would have lost me but mixing it up a bit did well.
     
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    Those don't count as bad to me, really. Most of the woodworking shows I catch are actually interesting, but give my tendency to want to try everything a bit of a stretch.

    On the local PBS channel there are a few cooking shows that, well, I wouldn't feed the recipes shown to my worst enemy. Bad techniques, horrible advice on where to buy, and production values that make "low budget" seem miles above what actually is shown.

    Also, 4 shows about sewing. Sewing is boring when I do it, let alone watching others.


    But, this channel has the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross...... so a lot can be forgiven.
     
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    I don't normally give up on shows, I like to watch them the whole way through so I don't miss anything, but there are two certain shows which are both animated that I can't stand to watch anymore.

    Star Wars the clone wars: Gave up on this show after a whole season but picked it up when I heard Darth Maul came back. Even now I've dropped it again I just find some of the story-lines to be completely pointless considering I already know the fate of nearly every character on the show.

    Ultimate Spider-Man: I was a huge fan of Spectacular Spider-Man and the only way to fill the void after it's cancellation was to put up with this piece of shit show for a whole god damn season. I took allot of breaks in between every few episodes because I couldn't believe that Spectacular had to cease production for this. It's safe to say I will definitely not be participating in season 2.
     
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    Well it's not his actual life, it's a fictionalized version of himself.
     
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    Yeah I know. I was describing how the show plays out. Interesting how he produced each episode, some tight schedule that crew weren't happy to film with since he wanted certain days to spend with his kids.
     
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    Go on. I liked the premise of the show, and the first few episodes were actually funny. (Matthew Perry FTW) After that though, it became monotonous, and each episode felt predicable and stale.
     
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    I have to say Bevis and Butthead, Its funny but the most retarded show I've ever seen!!! Its just way too stupid. I mean WTF its that retarded.
     
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    My friend tries soooo hard to get me into that show. I can't get into it AT ALL.

    Anyways for me, I guess I only have one, The Walking Dead, and some Breaking Bad. Actually, ever since the ending of Season 4 of Breaking Bad, I haven't even watched season 5.
     
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    i gave up on mob doctor after 1 episode. I didn't think it would be that bad.

    i miss lost and house. :sad:
     

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