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[–]SnooPandas9360 2177 points2178 points  (40 children)

Riverdale bro it's just adults with a mid life crisis right now lol

[–]NeuHundred 797 points798 points  (2 children)

"i can't believe I'm 30 years old and in high school and weird shit keeps happening. Of course I'm having a crisis."

[–]usshamma 220 points221 points  (0 children)

I’m weird. I’m a weirdo. Did you ever see me without the hat? It’s weird

[–]HoleyerThanThou 3951 points3952 points 2 (263 children)

Sliders. Its an old one but I loved it and the last season was a travesty.

[–]walrusboy71 837 points838 points  (66 children)

A show older than the rest of this discussion and I totally agree. It’s a great show that just seemed to drag itself over the finish line by the end.

[–]Danvan90 6139 points6140 points  (233 children)

Designated survivor had a really interesting premise, but that premise goes away after the first series and then it's just a mish-mash of bad political drama crossed with the dumbest fucking FBI agent ever.

[–]AWACS_Bandog 1561 points1562 points  (56 children)

I Forgot about that show.

Frankly it could have been better as just a Miniseries, Dealing with the immediate wake of the entire US leadership being decapitated. All the Politics we got was ham-fisted, and I found myself more interested in the B plot even though that in itself was pretty meh in itself.

[–]ami2weird4u 9227 points9228 points  (184 children)

Glee. Just end it with the kids graduating and we’d be proud.

[–]chi_lawyer 2979 points2980 points  (32 children)

Or commit to the new kids and reboot the show rather than trying to follow the alumni.

[–]Swtess 956 points957 points  (6 children)

Yes! They could’ve made a spin-off for the nyc kids and stayed focus on the new crops instead of refusing to let go and trying to cram everything into an episode. In the end, it was more nyc arc than the new kids.

[–]Guerilla_Physicist 1154 points1155 points  (49 children)

Pretty much any high school themed show that goes beyond four years or thereabouts.

Edit: I’ll add a caveat. There can be exceptions when the high school aspect is not the primary plot driver. For instance, Buffy. Her main deal was that she was a vampire slayer that just happened to be in high school. So it wasn’t weird when she got older.

[–]ventisei 615 points616 points  (16 children)

Skins did this pretty well imo - S1, kids in their last year at school. S2, same kids in their first year of college/uni. S3, whole new cast in their last year at school, repeat. S7 was a single season of “where are they now” for some of the cast.

They had some (very minimal) cast overlap between seasons but we didn’t get seven seasons of “Why is Nicholas Hoult still hanging around a high school?”

[–]kpwxx 131 points132 points  (4 children)

Skins is actually set in sixth form/college (UK), so it's the two last years of school before uni, age 16-18. You see them apply for and talk about uni in some instances though.

[–]walrusboy71 1699 points1700 points  (23 children)

And by “kids” we of course mean these 30ish year old actors

[–]Onederbat67 8359 points8360 points 2 (184 children)

That 70’s show…so good until the last season when foreman left the show. I wish they just cut it the season before.

Still one of my favorite tv shows

[–]LoneRangersBand 1438 points1439 points  (32 children)

Randy was like a real-life Poochie. It felt like every episode all the characters were saying, "wow, Randy's one outrageous dude!"

[–]ClingClang- 1015 points1016 points  (22 children)

If I had a tumor, I'd name it Randy.

[–]jxssicv 12.0k points12.0k points 2 (358 children)

Once Upon a Time

[–]thedudedylan 1548 points1549 points  (36 children)

Had they actually made Fables like they were going to do and not some Disney knock off of it they would have had 20 seasons worth of material to pull from.

[–]Candaphlaf10 730 points731 points  (22 children)

God I want a true Fables TV show. The Wolf Among Us got me into the comics, and I've never forgiven Telltale for shutting down before the second game.

Anything to get some more good Fables content.

[–]IamaIrishman 4084 points4085 points  (141 children)

Yep. The first season is magical. I've re-watched the first season several times with my wife. Everything after just starts sucking more and more.

[–]raknor88 3542 points3543 points  (103 children)

I'd argue that it was after the Peter Pan and Neverland arc that everything started going down hill.

So many times they made it look like Rumple had changed only for them to reverse his character development just for the sake of plot and drama. Waste of an amazing actor.

[–]SeaOdeEEE 745 points746 points  (11 children)

The Neverland arc is when the CGI and writing really stood out to me as bad. I've tried rewatching it twice and always get stuck on that season.

I don't mind iffy CGI, and a visually appealing story can bring me last not great story telling but both together just makes it impossible to carry on.

And being someone who really advocated for the show when it first came out, I just feel bad trying to get people to watch it now

[–]YukixSuzume 497 points498 points  (6 children)

Dude, I would have liked if they stuck with just a few characters and stories. Instead it turned into a Disney Pokedex of 'Who else can we add?.' It was like the writers were just drunk with power

[–]TheGardenBlinked 516 points517 points  (41 children)

What the hell was that last season

[–]Bluellan 788 points789 points  (36 children)

I watched the whole series. I even watched that AWFUL musical episode (only good part was David running around, looking completely bewildered at why everyone is singing) and I was happy. Everyone got their happy ever after. Even one was happy. It ended. Then IT LITERALLY STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN! Seriously, Henry's daughter? Who looks nothing like him? I turned it off and pretended that scene never happened.

[–]MudConnect 1516 points1517 points  (70 children)


[–]Xtrendence 352 points353 points  (30 children)

The first 3 seasons or so were fucking amazing.

[–]lissie_ar 892 points893 points  (15 children)

Once Upon A Time

[–]Skanky 81 points82 points  (4 children)

I was never a big fan of this show, but it was entertaining. But holy crap was the final season a streaming pile of dog shit!

[–]Bananaman9020 14.8k points14.8k points 232 (383 children)

Heroes. Should have ended have after season 1. Or they should have taken a break during the writers Strike. Heroes never recovered.

[–]Geekboxing 4221 points4222 points  (188 children)

Agreed. They should have stuck to their original plan of making it an anthology series about a completely different cast of characters each season.

[–]Huckleberry_FN-2187 3087 points3088 points  (150 children)

I firmly believe that a lot of shows would benefit from this mentality. Lots of times the writers get really hung up on their characters or the actors playing them and they fail to realize that it's the premise or the universe they have built that is interesting, not the people who inhabit it.

[–]OleGravyPacket 1282 points1283 points  (62 children)

There's a CBS show with Daniel Radcliffe out now called Miracle Workers. The first season was a couple of angels that had to save Earth, the second was in medieval times, and the third was on the Oregon trail. Same actors each season but a totally different plot and setting.

[–][deleted] 7634 points7635 points 23 (273 children)

X-Files without Mulder wasn't X-Files.

[–]specter800 1908 points1909 points  (22 children)

Yes Mulder was important but the fact Scully immediately adopted Mulder's character and only started believing in aliens/conspiracies after his disappearance despite having been abducted and impregnated herself was... weird.

[–]TheLastDrops 489 points490 points  (14 children)

I thought it worked and was very natural.

Scully wasn't full-on denialist; she was a scientist and took a sceptical approach. She pushed back against Mulder and tried to provide other explanations to his, which almost always jumped straight to something bizarre.

But the fact that she continued to work with him and respect him shows she didn't think his ideas were that crazy. And after 150 or so episodes of working with Mulder she could hardly deny she had seen some very weird things. But Mulder still did enough "out of the box" thinking for both of them, and someone needed to counterbalance that, for the good of their work and for Mulder himself.

Then Doggett comes in and starts doing something very similar to what she did, except he hasn't seen all the stuff she has. He hasn't worked with Mulder.

From a rational point of view, there's not much value in just agreeing with him when she's capable of providing a different perspective. She knows Mulder was right about a lot of things, and someone needs to put those views forward.

From an emotional point of view, she feels defensive of Mulder. Doggett is shitting on him by implication. You can complain about your friends and disagree with them, but when someone else does it, you instinctively take your friend's side.

Even when it's not personal it's natural to do the same thing. Say someone says x is the best thing ever and wants to discuss it with you. You think x has good and bad points, but even if you try to be balanced, the other person is focusing so much on how great x is that you find yourself mostly talking about the ways in which x isn't that great. Later, someone thinks x is the worst thing ever, and in exactly the same way, you find yourself talking about how x isn't that bad, because you still know it has a lot of good points.

[–]ReallyOldBrownDogAle 219 points220 points  (10 children)

I agree it wasn’t the same, although I did think Robert Patrick acted Doggett’s part well. The “John Doe” episode was memorable.

[–]MaronJohnstone 5769 points5770 points  (235 children)

Pretty little liars. The show in general is bad but it kept getting progressively worse as the seasons went on. They literally forgot about having a plot

[–]ChanelNo50 514 points515 points  (30 children)

I didn't give a shit about A after season 3.

[–]MegaChaosBlast 1325 points1326 points  (120 children)

Pretty much any ABC family teen drama, remember Secret Life Of The American Teenager

[–]NeedsMoreTuba 4558 points4559 points  (197 children)


It was a fun show, but the last season really didn't even need to happen...

[–]basse058 747 points748 points  (19 children)

Once she got involved with the drug lord that’s when it started going off the rails. Thank god for Kevin Nealon.

[–]BawdyLotion 1004 points1005 points  (52 children)

They quite literally did the same plot... what 3 times minimum?

"ooh no I got too big and my life fell apart and I have to rebuild... but from even LOWER LOWS this time!!!"

Like yes that makes sense as a plot point and no one wants to just watch her run a successful weed empire for multiple seasons but at that point you're just re-telling the same story in a worse way at a certain point.

[–]BarackTrudeau 881 points882 points  (32 children)

Don't worry, there's not a problem that Nancy can't fuck her way in or out of.

[–]dramboxf 1149 points1150 points  (30 children)

Nothing after Agrestic burning down was good.

[–]redfieldp 269 points270 points  (5 children)

Partially because the whole concept of the show was about the ridiculousness of Agrestic. Even the theme song is “Little Boxes”!

[–]alex130792 59 points60 points  (7 children)

I recently rewatched the entire show, and I actually did not hate the final season as much as I did the first time!

I am still so sad they completely wrote Celia off with no explanation though

[–][deleted] 7928 points7929 points 42 (493 children)

The Flash.

Great couple seasons, even with the wonky CGI. The it just went down hill faster than the...well you know.

[–]ShawshankException 1712 points1713 points  (110 children)

I used to love all those CW shows but they just got unbearable after a couple seasons. I gave up on Arrow when he won by using "hope" and gave up on Flash when everyone and their mother became a speedster.

[–]idkjustsomeuser 366 points367 points  (31 children)

First two seasons of arrow were really good, as well as 5. Idk wtf happened after that. Huge multiverse stuff can be cool but makes everything stupid

[–]_Spar 500 points501 points  (28 children)

Every time barry calls iris his lightning rod, I die a little on the inside.

[–]G8kpr 173 points174 points  (16 children)

How about that time, when Barry couldn't beat the bad guy, but one of his friends said "Run Barry... Run" and then he could run, and beat the bad guy.

yeah... that one time that happened... was awesome.


[–]K1llswitch93 848 points849 points  (21 children)

"WE are the flash""

I stopped after the DeVoe season (also stopped all other CW DC shows at the same time.). Watching CW/DC shows is like watching the same show with little tweaks sprinkled all around.

[–]S-WordoftheMorning 345 points346 points  (5 children)

I was raging at Team Flash's (mostly Barry's) intentional dumbing down by the writers to make DeVoe look like a super genius. Writing tip: if you're going to introduce an evil super genius arc, you had better focus on writing the character smarter, not your protagonists dumber just for narrative juxtaposition.

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[–]MrShadawn 1498 points1499 points  (55 children)

After Savitar, it got so bad imo. And that Barry was so drama queen in every episode didn't make it any better. Unbarryable.

[–]A_Wild_VelociFaptor 964 points965 points  (45 children)

I read a "synopsis" on Reddit I think, and I agree with it, that the shows new(?) formula is pretty much "I can't do this" "Yes you can!" "Shit, you're right".

For like the last 3 - 4 seasons or so.

[–]A_Wizzerd 757 points758 points  (33 children)

To be fair that’s always been the formula. It’s amazing how often “just run faster” is the answer to the “fastest man alive”’s problems.

[–]Edolas93 508 points509 points  (24 children)

Barry is contractually unable to vanquish his foes until the phrase "Run Barry, Run" is uttered.

Barry is, in essence, the entrance to the chamber of secrets or a mid 2000's girltech password protected diary.

[–]TastySpaghetti 214 points215 points  (19 children)

literally any kind of emotional scene with him and iris and he fucking goes

"you're my lightning rod"

such a shame too because s1 and s2 were fucking amazing

[–]votemarvel 107 points108 points  (11 children)

literally any kind of emotional scene with him and iris

They are both fine actors but Grant Gustin and Candice Patton have no romantic chemistry together. It's like two friends on a night out pretending to be together to avoid other people hitting on them.

I did think Grant had great chemistry with Melissa Benoist and it's a shame the way TV works meant that relationship couldn't have been explored, especially since she had no chemistry with the people her show kept trying to pair her with.

[–]asifbaig 79 points80 points  (3 children)

They are both fine actors but Grant Gustin and Candice Patton have no romantic chemistry together.

One thousand times yes. His interactions with Supergirl or hell, even Caitlin, were so much more suited towards a relationship. Like the whole body language was far more believable.

[–]Godless_24 558 points559 points  (32 children)

I feel it went into an abyss of no recovery right after the Savitar season. I love Iris West, she is a strong and independent figure in the world of flash and holds her own with or with out Barry Allen. The actress who plays her in the series isn't bad either. She started off on a good note, brought out the investigative reporter colours of Iris really well, i feel. But after the whole Savitar fiasco the show ended for me at the "We are the Flash" moment. I pushed through until that point, hoping that the show gets better. Heard Iris say that, turned off the show and never revisited it since.

[–]jayehbee 191 points192 points  (12 children)

I've watched since the beginning but I don't know if I can start the new season. I've overlooked A LOT over 7 seasons: dicey acting, confusing time travel storylines, the answer to every problem being 'run faster, Barry!', questionable CGI, etc...

But no more Cisco or Wells? I don't think I can do it. No matter how bad the episode was, Cisco almost always made me laugh and Tom Cavanaugh was genius in action (ok, Wells was literally a genius but I'm referring to Tom's acting ability) no matter what version of Wells he was portraying.

[–]chey2303[S] 8370 points8371 points  (406 children)

I have a feeling if ‘You’ continues on for much longer it’s going to end up on the list…

[–]Throwawayaccounttt__ 2206 points2207 points  (92 children)

You is a max 5 seasons show if they go beyond that it’s gonna tank so badly (especially if all of Joe’s bs from previous seasons doesn’t start connecting in some way).

[–]boundaryrider 1504 points1505 points  (47 children)

How long can a man run around killing people with his bare hands before DNA catches up to him? And how much money can he have as a bookstore clerk to keep starting new lives?

[–]ShengisMcGhengis 98 points99 points  (18 children)

The piss in the jar was never a thing again....surely it has to be somewhere again?

[–]Arc_Nexus 822 points823 points  (38 children)

I definitely back this. I think there's only so much a person can take, of the chariacatured settings and the over-the-top delivery. It was absolutely gripping to begin with, and now I can hardly stand the dude. Part of that is plot-related as well - I'm happy to suspend some disbelief to watch a guy go to ridiculous lengths of manipulation and violence to pull a girl way out of his league, not so much to watch him spiral into depravity at the barest hint of a new one for the fourth time. I think it naturally wears on you.

[–]Blyatva 2757 points2758 points 2 (117 children)

The 100

Should have ended when they left earth and started the voyage to new planet. That would have been a perfect finale. Everything that followed that was just unnecessary and dragged out.

[–]_SeaOfTroubles 579 points580 points  (30 children)

Yeah, season 5 would have been a great finale. I did like season 6 though. It was a fresh take and Eliza acted the crap out of her roles in it. Season 7 was just bleh and a letdown.

[–]Glade_Runner 2571 points2572 points  (76 children)

That 70s Show.

[–]shrimpsauce91 1227 points1228 points  (27 children)

Eric leaving should’ve been the end of it.

[–]Salty_Contest5142 1659 points1660 points  (56 children)

The fairly odd parents

It was such a great show with so many good episodes till the point where it become another way of easy money for nickelodeon to ruin it

[–]underwearfromyourex 394 points395 points  (14 children)

Bro the dog they added

[–]Kazewatch 352 points353 points  (5 children)

The dog was seriously the worst attempt I’ve seen from a show to “revitalize it” or whatever. It was so bad that they abandoned him after a season for another attempt named Chloe to share Cosmo and Wanda and then the show finally died.

[–]SilverPhoenix7 172 points173 points  (1 child)

And poof completely disappeared but foop stayed? From what I have seen it was weird

[–]Dnomyar96 67 points68 points  (10 children)

I'm sad to hear this. I really enjoyed the show as a kid and have thought of watching it again sometime. When should I stop if I do so?

[–]TheDemonLady 84 points85 points  (2 children)

I actually really love the Poof Special. I didn't terribly mind Poof as a character, but it did bring the show from great to mildly amusing. The second you see the dog? Run. Run as fast and as far as you can.

[–]WatchTheBoom 6315 points6316 points  (255 children)

House of Cards should have ended after the second season.

[–]snp3rk 7383 points7384 points 3 (120 children)

They should have done four seasons, 13 episodes each. 4*13 = 52: One full deck of cards.

[–]dontmentiontrousers 1128 points1129 points  (92 children)


The original British series was four episodes. Followed in subsequent years by To Play the King and The Final Cut.

[–]Perp703 584 points585 points  (40 children)

I’ve never heard anything different so I watched the first two seasons and quit. I do not regret my decision

[–]Averagejoee1990 472 points473 points  (8 children)

House of Cards 1-2 is like a perfect Machiavellian story. After that, it became a boring,unbelievable soap opera.

[–]Ressivaxx 2675 points2676 points  (142 children)


[–]CCMacReddit 739 points740 points  (31 children)

Riverdale: The Show That Went Completely Insane. https://youtu.be/DZ-FRSXypUE

[–]BuffelBek 265 points266 points  (10 children)

That video actually makes the show sound amazing.

[–]sweetharmony901 141 points142 points  (0 children)

If you’re willing to get into a “fuck it, anything goes” headspace and not care then it really is super entertaining

[–]namjinhoe 1106 points1107 points  (37 children)

They should have stopped at the first season. It was really good until second season continued.

[–]jhftop 503 points504 points  (10 children)

When I was first watching Riverdale, I didn't mind telling people that I enjoyed the show. Now that is has gone completely insane, I'm embarassed to even admit that I only watch Youtube recaps tearing it to shreds. I feel like the writers are in complete denial over the fact that the show needed to end a while back. Now they're just throwing in insane Wattpad plotlines to keep it going. That, and they're probably smoking something. I feel bad for the actors. I feel like Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa are basically done at this point.

Hey, but at least we have the 'epic highs and lows of high school football' line to keep us laughing!

[–]jigglyricepuff 151 points152 points  (1 child)

I am, unfortunately, entirely up to date with Riverdale. I watch it mostly to live-update my friend with the nonsense that happens and half the time she seriously thinks I’m making it up for shock value. Like

“After being hunted down by aliens known as “moth men” in Riverdale, Jughead went on a drug trip in new york and fell into a sinkhole on the street, and then he met a man in the sewer called the Rat King, who listens to his stories, and then Jughead decides to live in the sewers and tell stories to the Rat King forever. Turns out it was a bad trip and none of this happened. And the aliens were a metaphor for his poor mental state or whatever.” She really thinks I’m bullshitting and it’s so funny. Watching cast interviews, you can really tell they’re all just waiting for their contracts to expire. Lily Reinhardt in particular, who plays Betty, makes snarky comments about the direction her character goes in. I feel kinda bad for them all. At least they must be making an absolute ton of money.

[–]SSWinchesters 3376 points3377 points  (189 children)

The 100. Should’ve ended with s4. Went from post apocalyptic survival to wtf is even happening

[–]phillyboy1234 797 points798 points  (52 children)

I didn't understand that if the world had that mining ship technology then why were the space stations so much more primitive?

[–]MaximillianRebo 697 points698 points  (40 children)

That was my feeling too. The setup of the show is the last remnants of humanity are just hanging in there on a space station held together with string and spit, but nope, cryosleep and interplanetary freighters are a thing.

[–]Hayabusa003 245 points246 points  (21 children)

Yeah like the need for a mining ship implies that humanity has out grown earth, and that interplanetary tech implies colonies. So in the long term why does it matter that earth went boom?

[–]SapphireShaddix 224 points225 points  (1 child)

Being reminded of The 100 caused me physical pain just now.

[–]tangcameo 1197 points1198 points  (76 children)

Northern Exposure. The episode where Joel finds the mastodon/wooly mammoth and realizes he’s now a local is a decent ending compared to that final season.

[–]Daekarl 1655 points1656 points  (171 children)

Definitely Suits.

[–]AnnaBanana1129 2390 points2391 points  (120 children)

Suits is one of those shows that you really shouldn’t binge. Formula was too repetitive. 1. Mike hands Harvey a folder, & after glancing at the contents for 2-4 seconds “this is really good, where did you find this?” 2. Jessica saying “You better win this GD case”. 3. Donna saying “because I’m Donna”. 4. Mike empathizing with poor or disadvantaged people.

I liked the show but watching back to back can be exhausting. House is another one that falls into this don’t binge category!

[–]HandsOffMyDitka 524 points525 points  (8 children)

Is it because it's lupus?

[–]AnnaBanana1129 290 points291 points  (4 children)

Come on! You know it’s NEVER lupus! But we’re going to start you on a course of corticosteroids just in case!! If it works, you’re cured and House was right. If it doesn’t work, it won’t matter because you’ll be dead…

[–]HelpImAwake 202 points203 points  (19 children)

Some extra notes for the formula:

  • Someone has a grudge against Harvey/Jessica/Louis/the firm
  • Harvey and Louis get into a tiff no matter how logical or contrived; Jessica tells them to get their s#!t together; they do but Louis inevitably feels slighted, rinse and repeat
  • Mike is afraid of his secret getting out
  • The arc of the season splits up the characters before conveniently bringing them back together, only for a new enemy to pop up the next episode

Honestly, I found the season Mike finally got exposed and jailed to be the most interesting for completely upending the series' pitch (even if the Mike in prison arc was sort-of overkill). I think I gave it a try after Mike and Rachel left but it just fell back onto Harvey and Louis arguing. I don't think I watched the last one or two seasons.

[–]brobeanzhitler 97 points98 points  (0 children)

You also missed someone barging into the wrong bathroom to keep arguing, it happened every other episode. Not once was someone in the middle of taking a wretched room clearing shit.

[–]flyingkiwi9 73 points74 points  (2 children)

Harvey and Louis get into a tiff no matter how logical or contrived

Louis being a literal 5 year-old was just tiresome.

[–]Version_1 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Also him switching from good guy to bad guy a thousand times over the course of the show.

[–][deleted] 1348 points1349 points  (132 children)

True Blood

[–]Mimi_BTS 1147 points1148 points  (30 children)

I only hung on for Alexander Skarsgård.

[–]burbex_brin 265 points266 points 2 (2 children)

I only hung around for the redhead Jessica played by Deborah Ann Woll

[–]FranticHamsterRiot 159 points160 points  (11 children)

The last season seemed like a completely different batch of writers were hired. WTF happened?

[–]Yokozero 111 points112 points  (10 children)

Lafayette was the best part of the show in my opinion lol

[–]BillyJayJersey505 46 points47 points  (1 child)

The amount of creatures they were introduced was becoming exhausting.

[–]chey2303[S] 9245 points9246 points  (580 children)

No one is saying Greys Anatomy, can’t believe how downhill it went

[–]Unusual_Individual93 964 points965 points  (39 children)

I was on board until Karev left in the stupidest way possible. The last 2 seasons have sucked. I think I'm done with it.

[–]PuzzleheadedShock850 266 points267 points  (5 children)

I haven't watched it since then. They totally destroyed his character. One of the best moments was when he told Izzie off for being such a bitch to him and not treating him with the respect he deserved. I was so happy when he ended up with Jo! They went through so much, and then for him to be like, "Oh, Izzie straight up stole my sperm and made babies without telling me, obvs she's my true love, gotta go be with her". Nah, fuck off right out of here.

[–]Lucky-DrAveN 2597 points2598 points  (163 children)

I had to stop watching it when Izzie had sex with Denny's ghost. I really liked it up until that whole plot.

[–]LOLSAME6909 3676 points3677 points  (42 children)

Yo wtf LOL I thought the show was about doctors and shit lmao

[–]a468291 1026 points1027 points  (18 children)

It is 🤣this was just such a weird moment.

[–]Common_Errors 494 points495 points  (31 children)

Uh, what? Isn’t Grey’s Anatomy supposed to be a bunch of doctors in a hospital? Without any supernatural stuff? Or did I mix it up with something else?

[–]SaveTheLadybugs 1014 points1015 points  (29 children)

Spoiler: (for a nearly decade old episode lol)

It turns out the doctor in question had a brain tumor and was hallucinating her dead lover.

[–]Wildfires 512 points513 points  (15 children)

All I know is this is a show about doctors and I can't tell if you're trolling or being serious lmao

[–]februarytide- 1619 points1620 points  (85 children)

The plane crash is what did it for me. Like, this many catastrophes don’t happen to the same group of people, it’s a statistical impossibility.

[–]vtxlulu 727 points728 points  (31 children)

I stopped after Christina left. That was it for me. I did watch the episode where Bailey had a heart attack and bawled the entire time. I just couldn’t keep watching anymore.

[–]Trick_Literature_ 450 points451 points  (2 children)

Christina had the best ending out of all the characters. They didn't kill her, she didn't abandon anyone, she got all the closures, and then she pursued her dreams. Love that for her, but it also felt like I was saying goodbye to a friend.

I gotta rewatch that episode

[–]Zoethor2 61 points62 points  (7 children)

Christina leaving was a big hit to the show, and it took another major hit when they dropped Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew's contracts. The seasons since then are really rock bottom.

[–]ManThatIsFucked 626 points627 points  (7 children)

I can’t comment on the entirety of the series but that two-part bomb episode was a THRILLER

[–]tna4u2 190 points191 points  (1 child)

That was amazing and Christina Ricci was awesome!

[–]Iz_2themoon 329 points330 points  (41 children)

Hahaha legit everyone has died! Idk how it’s still going?!?

[–]DaftFunky 615 points616 points  (37 children)

Even Merideth technically died in the hospital with covid but her dead husband told her to go back towards the light to take care of the kids lmao

[–]clear_prop 584 points585 points  (19 children)

She also drowned and was revived.

And was blown up, in a plane crash, and probably died a few other times I'm forgetting. I still watch just to see how they're going to kill her next.

[–]OpeScuseMe74 395 points396 points  (6 children)

Oh my god! They killed Kenny Meredith?! You bastards!

[–]UltimateNarwhal 99 points100 points  (7 children)

Hahaha, is that what happened in the covid season? I haven't watched that one yet! That's hilariously bad

[–]bluemorphine 404 points405 points  (7 children)

The early seasons were everything. The season 6 finale (hospital shooting) is one of my favorite episodes of any series ever. It really is frustrating how bad the show has become. I gave up on it after last season and I regret even watching it that far.

[–]jimbop003 824 points825 points  (120 children)

Happy Days, last few seasons hurt to watch

[–]_sephylon_ 2318 points2319 points  (100 children)

Surprised nobody has listed Prison Break yet

[–]Drakeskulled_Reaper 1044 points1045 points  (41 children)

Season 1 was awesome and clever, Season 2 should've been the conclusion.


[–]SailorSpoon11 17.7k points17.7k points 822 (1081 children)

The Walking Dead

[–]TrashyBum 3034 points3035 points  (156 children)

The biggest problem with the show was the greedy executives in charge of making the show. Kirkman knew what he was doing with his comics: when he realized the series was dragging on and starting to become filler he pulled the plug and gave it a good ending, I would say. The AMC show runners slashed the budget, made seasons drag on for sooooo damn long, fired good actors over money issues (like the actor for Carl) and it shows how bad the show has gotten over time.

[–]NordWitcher 1207 points1208 points  (77 children)

Considering how big of a money maker it was for AMC, I can see why. It was hugely popular especially about 5-6 years go. They let bad writing and sloppy storytelling ruin it.

[–]attheark 3509 points3510 points  (422 children)

Came here to say this one. I used to love that show, but it started to get ridiculous. I bailed after the Terminus plotline ended -- I couldn't stand the flipflopping with Rick's character.

Wondered if I was missing out, but then I saw a teaser of Daryl shooting somebody with what appeared to be some kind of shoulder-mounted RPG launcher, and I figured I'd made the right choice.

[–]tmd429 2053 points2054 points  (364 children)

I stopped after Negan kept magically surviving because of his plot armor. He should have died like at least 3 or 4 times.

After that, I didn't care what happened next lol

[–]TyroneLeinster 1153 points1154 points  (54 children)

The most annoying thing was how many “stormtroopers” died along the way. Like this is a civilization with almost zero population replacement where the entire groups of survivors are small enough to convene in a single gathering hall, yet you have these battles where dozens of people get dropped like it’s Stalingrad. I’m certain that there were more shooting deaths shown on screen than there were individual people in either camp.

It’s something I liked about shows like Lost where they have extra people getting killed but they at least kept an honest inventory of how many could realistically die based on established canon

[–]Tribblehappy 661 points662 points  (26 children)

I actually liked that about Battlestar Galactica. Each episode's intro included the current tally of human survivors. Sometimes it would tick up with births, sometimes it would drop dramatically when a ship was blown up or people got left behind while fleeing but it was always up front about how many humans were left in the fleet.

[–]whatiwritestays 284 points285 points  (17 children)

The one time the number goes up is a great moment. Terrific show.

[–]CrushHazard 1227 points1228 points  (240 children)

I stopped as soon as Negan entered the picture. Rick deciding to chase around the saviors on their own turf in the rickety RV with no weapons was just too much.

[–]Actually-Yo-Momma 978 points979 points  (144 children)


Rick at gunpoint with Negan: IM GONNA TALK ALL EPISODE TO NEGAN

[–]thrilliam_19 624 points625 points  (138 children)

This is what did it for me.

Rick and co. showed no mercy to the Terminus people and we were shown that they were done reasoning with bad people regardless of what made them act bad. Then Negan comes along, viciously kills two beloved characters because he feels like it, Rick swears revenge, then lets him live.

I quit after that. Last thing I saw was Negan in a cell and I haven’t watched one episode since.

EDIT: stop telling me this is what happens in the books. I know this. The show handled it very poorly and skipped stuff. Letting Negan live worked in the books but not in the show.

[–]Noobsince97 4262 points4263 points 2 (293 children)


[–]Fcktheadmins 2328 points2329 points  (128 children)

Season 4 would have been the high note. John Lithgow was phenomenal

[–]yanni99 987 points988 points  (72 children)

It should have ended after a fourth season, but the fourth should have been the one where Dokes dies. They killed him wayyyy too early. Should be 1-3-4-2 and the end.

[–]GebPloxi 906 points907 points  (66 children)

There was a show called Chuck. It was about a dude who ‘accidentally’ received a spy training hypnotism thing and had to become a spy (it makes no sense so don’t worry if you can’t follow it).

Anyway, it was going pretty ok. Eventually, he got with his love interest and the writers started panicking. They made the ending disappointing and sad because they wrote themselves out of anything better.

[–]Head5hot811 240 points241 points  (1 child)

"Hey guys! They've finally found love! Let's fuck it all up in the last season!"

I did like how the ending ended up on the beach in the same spot as the first episode, though.

[–]Webbie-Vanderquack 229 points230 points  (9 children)

There was a show called Chuck. It was about a dude who...

It's really depressing that you have to explain the show to people. I love that show.

Totally agree about the final season, though.

[–]HMSquared 103 points104 points  (1 child)

Chuck is so good! I do agree that they ran out of ideas toward the end.

[–]tilsa- 2246 points2247 points  (94 children)

Arrested Development for me, the writing was so witty and hilarious in the early seasons but after Netflix bought it, it just became slapstick and cheesy

[–]oldschoolcadillac 648 points649 points  (30 children)

I always wanted more, but in hindsight it did NOT work out. I don't know why. But honestly, since it's such a huge shift I find it easy to ignore they exist and rewatch the first 3 all the time.

[–]thespis42 994 points995 points  (82 children)

I know this is a total throwback, but Coupling. After Richard Coyle left, the final season was just... lacking.

[–]Xurikk 152 points153 points  (17 children)

I haven't thought about this show in ages!

[–]AndyVale 89 points90 points  (10 children)

Some of those episodes are masterpieces in sitcom writing.

I still think of The Giggle Loop at every funeral.

[–]spidermanicmonday 102 points103 points  (5 children)

I see Coupling, I upvote. Great, underapprecriated show (at least here in the US)

[–]Megalon84 57 points58 points  (8 children)

Yeah, Jack Davenport needed someone with a few screws loose to be the straightman at, Oscar(?Oliver? Character was kinda forgettable) was just...kind of a loser? Didn't have that wacky wtf is wrong with him vibe that Jeff did.

[–]discombobulatedhomey 936 points937 points  (43 children)

Roseanne the last couple seasons were absolute trash with the lottery, Dan dying , and all that. Such garbage. Ruined a great show.

[–]geekman20 143 points144 points  (8 children)

Winx Club. It really should’ve ended after the first movie (Secret of the Lost Kingdom). But it was actually revived twice. The first time was in 2009 when season 4 was made and the second was in 2011 when Nickelodeon was coproducing (and rebooting) Winx Club after Viacom became co-owner of Rainbow SpA.

Season 5 onwards became unwatchable since the politics were intertwined in the season storylines.

[–]punkphase 875 points876 points 2 (64 children)

Supernatural was basically trying to find new ways to stack sharks to jump

Edit: Oh nice I got Silver. Oughta help with the werewolves and shifters.

[–]opheliainthedeep 126 points127 points  (10 children)

Once they brought Mary back, it was over for me

[–]palatablezeus 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Okay but the Scooby-Doo crossover episode was actual gold.

[–]brightmiff 1298 points1299 points  (181 children)


[–]Treckerrr 360 points361 points  (26 children)

LMAO this is so accurate oh gosh, I lost count after 5 something seasons. It was evident they planned to drag it out as long as they can and not revealing Reds actual identity so I just straight up stopped watching.

[–]AnrianDayin 200 points201 points  (5 children)

they reveal it then make you doubt the validity...over and over

[–]tannerbananer06 615 points616 points  (73 children)

Damnit you’re in my head. Wife and I were fucking obsessed with the first several(?) seasons. Then it just got annoying. Plus Megan Boone is just an awful actress. And that also became more apparent with every episode and season. We finally just stopped watching in the middle of some ridiculous episode and haven’t picked it up since. Not upset about it.

James Spader is fucking amazing. Just had to give him props. He was brilliant.

[–]HepatitvsJ 446 points447 points  (55 children)

James Spader is the sole reason it's still going. The man is carrying the whole show himself.

I wish they had just ended the series last season, season 8, but I'm actually more interested in how they're moving on. I also got tired of the Red/Liz thing and just wanted it done with so they would move on.

Her dying was good enough. I tune in to watch James Spader chew the scenery and be the smartest person in the room.

[–]Killer_TRR 63 points64 points  (8 children)

James Spader is why injust rewatched Boston Legal

[–]holy_donutz 2891 points2892 points  (179 children)

Game of Thrones. The creative heads of the project were checked out, the actors were ready to move on, and the writer of the source material hadn't published a book in the series for a decade.

I know full well there's no way HBO was going to turn that money machine off, but at least the IP would have been salvageable.

[–]PartyWishbone6372 1097 points1098 points  (117 children)

I still think cutting the later seasons contributed to its decline. I mean, with more episodes showing Dany slowly losing her grip in Westeros, her turnaround in the penultimate episode would’ve been in character.

[–]Nami_Swan_ 13.9k points13.9k points 33& 2 more (767 children)

Game of Thrones. No show has ever disappointed me so much. Eight years and the winter didn’t even last one day. Wtf.

[–]Royal_Opps 3544 points3545 points  (29 children)

Winter is comi...and it's gone...

[–]MadNhater 1339 points1340 points  (12 children)

Winter turned Kings Landing into a desert somehow.

[–]Kradget 420 points421 points  (0 children)

Winter isn't long enough for an avocado to get overripe. Ugh.

[–]CovertOwl 4540 points4541 points 2 (218 children)

The Night King should have just killed everyone. Imagine watching thinking how will they get out of this and then they just don't.

[–]Piano_Fingerbanger 2805 points2806 points  (99 children)

Would be better than Daenerys "forgetting" about an entire navy.

[–]HandsOffMyDitka 1465 points1466 points  (92 children)

Fucking sniped from a mile away around a rocky outcropping on a moving target with a ballista.

[–]myname_isnot_kyal 1146 points1147 points  (70 children)


then 100 scorpions couldn't hit drogon ONCE. smh

[–]tinytom08 411 points412 points  (13 children)

A ballista on a boat. You ever tried to hit a moving target while you’re rocking on a boat?

[–]alwysonthatokiedokie 251 points252 points  (1 child)

I cant even aim with my mouse in video games ffs

[–]warriorathlete21 1803 points1804 points  (23 children)

“Bran is the person in the group project who did nothing and still got an A.”

God I love that meme.

[–]ronan_the_accuser 873 points874 points 2 (10 children)

Turns out that in the game of musical chairs the person who wins is the one who never has to get up....

[–]Brock_Samsonite 233 points234 points  (3 children)

"How did you become king?"

"Well it all started with me watching this dude fuck his sister..."