TV shows you no longer watch

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by FAST6191, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    We have threads on TV shows, films, anime, cartoons, music and much more but as far as I know none on this so I thought I would make it. If a film series or similar is also worth mentioning here go for it.

    My list will likely be populated by US and UK shows as I do not watch much other than miniseries from other countries. As far as anime is concerned I have no time for the never ending shows (bleach, one piece and whatever else) so they do not feature in this for me.

    Crime shows. I really like crime shows but having now finished The Wire (a note to fans: find the series 4-5 interludes showing various characters coming up) most seem trivial in comparison.

    CSI: all versions, I thought the original might hold out and I never cared for new york. I struggle to watch a repeat.

    Law and order: all versions, no idea why I stopped watching this but I simply lost interest. Good news is I can still watch the repeats of early episodes.

    Discovery. Prototype this, I quite liked the idea and one or two episodes but I could not stand the editing (previews and what is coming up annoy me) and some of the mistakes made were painful to watch.

    Stargate. I lied, I finished it but I regret doing so. The last few series of both bored me and every episode reminded me of this family guy sketch:

    The Sopranos. I started around series 2 and continued for a while but did not pick it back up when I got the opportunity.

    Prison Break: I watched the first two series after they aired but never picked up the later ones. I am not inclined to follow reviews all that much but have been met with overwhelming indifference I am not inclined to try and find them.

    Gasaraki- anime. Depressingly boring and convoluted (not in a good way) in the end. I usually like something with a bit of depth but I could not take this.

    Blood+- anime. Stuck it out for 12 or so episodes before I gave up. Many have joked about stuff like Dragon Ball Z taking 10 episodes for a 3 minute fight and this would have to be the "horror" equivalent for me.

    My anime list could go on but I will cut it off there or I will be here all night (suffice it to say I can only take anime set school for a very short time (preferably as an arc or as an incidental location) and it seems to be a dominant theme in most I get suggested).

    Spooks (mi-5 in the US), the first series or so I really liked but later ones have cycled the cast too much and for a science/tech based show they show a surprising lack of knowledge "I was monitoring the 510nm* spectrum" (also known as green light). The less said about the spin off the better.
    *may not be an accurate quote but that was the idea.

    24. I consider this show the crisps/chips of TV shows, you know there is better stuff out there but while enjoying it you could not care less. I watched series 4 first and then watches 1-3 and 5. Could not face any more as it went the same way as spooks for me.
  2. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007
    Digimon - Went downhill after season 3.

    Pokemon - Went downhill after Johto.
  3. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

    Dec 9, 2007
    The Office.
  4. dewp

    dewp Advanced Member

    Jan 2, 2009
    heroes, watched it up until the first half of season 2.

    It got so stupid that i just couldn't be botherd to watch it anymore
  5. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    American idol stopped after the first season and also Smallville stopped after the 3rd season.
  6. Advi

    Advi GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 26, 2009
    United States
    All of those game-based cartoons suck now.

    Also Family Guy is starting to get old.
  7. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    south park, after the 3rd season
    the show isnt funny anymore and its just plain disgusting now (the humor they try to use)
  8. Advi

    Advi GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 26, 2009
    United States
  9. Nocturnius

    Nocturnius GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 20, 2008
    United States
    anything related to G4 except the ninja warrior they show on it
    Grey's Anatomy
    umm. i stopped watching tv a long time ago. i only watch nba games on it lol.
  10. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    americas home funniest videos
    the videos stopped being funny
  11. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    Pokemon- I didn't like it after the Hoenn region

    Dancing With The Stars- The excitement faded

    Naruto- Too many filler episodes

    Survivor- Please make the fail stop completely (The first and second seasons were good though)

    Just about everything mainstream primetime on the main networks (bland and unoriginal)
  12. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Stopped at bleach 64 or somethng. Couldn't take more than the first arc.
  13. Hehe Moo

    Hehe Moo Moo?

    Jul 14, 2008
    Over here we have Australia's Funniest Home Videos Show.... and it stopped being funny because someone falls over or gets seriously injured in EVERY SINGLE clip... I mean, how many times can you laugh at someone falling over?
  14. R2DJ

    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 30, 2008
    Shows I don't watch because they suck now

    Spongebob Squarepants - lost its prime. Some of the kids I know think it's still cool but they don't know the olden days. I miss it so much.
    24 - Yup. Got boring for me.
    American Idol - the last season I remember where I watched all episodes was the season after William Hung. I looked again at the last season and I don't even see a likability in any of the final 12. Sheesh!
    Pokemon - newer Pokemon are stupid and cheap rip-offs. I still prefer Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal and the TV show based on ONLY the 251 Pokemon.
    Digimon - stopped at Frontier. Didn't seem to like it. I liked Tamers though.
    The Simpsons - nah I'm joking. Who would?
    Heroes - Season 3 = MEH.
    WWE - it got interesting as of late but I took it off of my Sky TV package because it's merely worth watching. Savd me £25 on our monthly bills.
  15. jesuschristmonke

    jesuschristmonke GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    United States
    The Global Economic Plantation
  16. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    I used to watch Xplay until they stopped talking about video games and became some sort of weird late night show. I watched it when it was first called Extended Play and before they got that bitch Morgan Webb or any other annoying support people.

    And I can say that for the entire G4 channel. I watched it before it merged with Tech TV, and then it started sucking after the merge.

    I really don't watch TV at all anymore. I don't have any money to afford cable/satellite, and am stuck with the locals.

    I'll also mention that I used to watch a bunch of really old cartoons like Scooby Doo, but I can't even stand the corny humor anymore. The laugh track is also something I never payed heed to as a child, but now it destroys it for me.
  17. Sharpz

    Sharpz GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 25, 2008
    United States
    L.A California
    I don't watch King of the Hill anymore.(I wonder why I stopped) and Mythbusters.(no new seasons so yeah...)
  18. Zarkz

    Zarkz GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 9, 2007
    United States
    King Taco
    many many times!
    Digimon: I actually watched 4th season, then 5th came out last yr, 5 yrs after the 4th!, and it got boring.
    Pokemon: Ask needs to stop fucking arond the towns and get the damn badges
    yugioh:how many times can u watch a guy win a card game?
    Naruto(DUB): too many fillers, Naruto's voice was like AIDS, subs are awesome though
  19. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Jul 4, 2008
    United States
    Too many shows to count. Uhh.. I guess pokemon, anything on G4, all the disney channel and nickeloden shows of the past... I cant think of any more. We've all been watching tv for years. To make a real list would be impossible....lets try it!
  20. Anakir

    Anakir Project: Melee

    Dec 20, 2006
    The Simpsons. I guess it got replaced by family guy or my sense of humour has changed.

    Any anime. I just lost interest in all animes.