As a lover of art and entertainment I loathe when a single moment ruins an entire experience.

Too many times we watch and get invested in a film or TV series all for it to be destroyed by a sloppy writing choice.

It's infuriating to watch your favorite characters run amok in nonsense for no reason.

Do writers just give up? Do they get drunk and forget? Does no one else have an opportunity to step in and say... "This doesn't work."

Know your characters and story like you want your audience to! Don't mess with my stories.

Redditor friendlyxenomorph68 wanted to discuss the times great entertainment was blemished, they asked:

"What single scene ruined an entire movie/franchise/ TV series?"

I have given up on many a show after some foolish decisions.

And films? Don’t get me started.

After Tim Burton left Batman... the next two films in the franchise, I refuse to acknowledge.

Wash Away

"Well, obviously, Bobby's showering in Dallas, after having been dead for 13 weeks." ~ VoyageurEnNoir


Ah Sweets

"Couldn't watch Bones after what happened to Sweets." ~ dream2012

"That was the worst character death. I didn't see it coming and I loved Sweets. I did go back and watch the remainder of the show a couple of years later. His death was on par with Henry Blake's in MASH." ~ organicvegetable

"I ended up really liking Aubrey, who essentially replaced Sweets. Completely different characters."

"He was fun. You're right, though, Sweets dying was so out of left field that it was awful." ~ HugsAndWishes

Sacred Heart

"May already be on here, but Scrubs had an amazing last scene, JD seeing his happy future as he says goodbye to Sacred Heart. Then they made another season." ~ Gartschool

"What I find most frustrating about that, is that the producers of the ninth season intended it to be a spin off show. The network kind of forced them to call it 'Scrubs Season 9' because of Scrubs' success. If it hadn't been named Scrubs, it probably would have been a decent season/show. Source: some episode of Zach Braff's and Donald Faison's podcast." ~ TerraNovatius

Wasted Time

"The finale of Pretty Little Liars, when the evil twin sister is revealed. Ruined the whole show for me." ~ cannolirule

"The time I wasted on this show... can never be regained. There were so many plot holes by the end it was almost comedic."

"At one point, almost all of them had murdered someone, been to jail, almost died and yet somehow managed to graduate high school." ~ Platano2

Bye George

"George Clooney cut himself loose from a space station in order to save Sandra Bullock. His velocity was zero relative to the station. He wouldn't have 'fell' and he wasn't 'pulling her down'." ~ InsomniaticWanderer


All good options.

That Bobby Ewing shower scene will live forever in infamy.

Like... WHAT?!


"The Dothraki charge into the night King's army."

"I just sat there and told myself: 'what the hell is this ridiculous crap?'" ~ Siphtrex


Hey Red!

"Honestly the Red John reveal in The Mentalist kinda pissed me off... it just felt like they had a hat with every minor character name in it and just picked one." ~ Conscious_Camel4830

"Of all the long story arc shows on TV, I think that Person of Interest was the only one that pulled it off in the end."

"Everything else, including The Mentalist which I loved dearly, drowned in their own plot devices." ~ GameVoid


"The final 5 minutes of the original Roseanne. 'Dan died, the sisters swapped husband's, mom's gay, Jackie's gay, this was all a book.'" ~ Aquaman8894

"The final season was a nightmare and creatively depleted so the writing room decided to try a retcon and failed (not really a thing at the time)."

"It doesn't fix the sheer terribleness of the last season but I'll give them credit for trying to breathe new life into an already-dead entity." ~ OGthrowawayfratboy

Stay Faithful

"I really hated that in the movie for 12 Years a Slave they had him hook up with a woman while he was a slave. In his book (it's a true story that he wrote himself after getting out) he says he stayed faithful to his wife the whole time."

"I don't care if someone thought the audience wouldn't believe that, it's wrong for them to insert something like that when he clearly stated he didn't." ~ BlueGreenAndYellow


"When Rory ended up pregnant (not to mention completely washed up) in the Gilmore Girls Revival." ~ pienkChappie


Oh Rory. What happened?

So much mess in this thread.

Do better Hollywood. Lord knows you're paid enough.

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