People Break Down Which Popular Franchises Have Been Milked To Death

How many Fast & Furious movies are there? Can we even keep track anymore? How about Nightmare On Elm Street sequels? Or any kind of sci-fi/space opera show from the mid-late 20th century?



We can hardly keep track of every spin-off, every sequel, every remake, every reboot--the content for these franchises is so saturated that people make fun of them. And while it's funny for a while, mostly, it's just absolutely exhausting.

So when Redditor binkabonka asked:

"What franchise was milked / is being milked too much?"

People got out their ready-list of grievances.

Who Lives In A Pineapple Under The Pineapple Under The Pineapple

"Probably been said already but SpongeBob. Stephen Hillenburg wanted no spinoffs, and did his best to steer the ship of his creation in his later years."

"Now there's two spin-offs, both are BAD and Nickelodeon has no plans on stopping, with no creator to tell them no."

"For those curious, Stephen had a set of rules he put in place for the show. Such as no spin-offs, no revealing what the Krabby Patty secret formula is, and SpongeBob can NEVER get his boating license."-Score_Magala

This Absurd Premise

"Sharknado. Highlight of the whole series was in 3 or 4 when heavily pregnant Tara Reid was eaten by a shark in space, the offending shark crash landed on earth, everyone was like 'oh sh*t Tara's dead.'"

"Then Tara Reid cuts a hole in the side of the shark and pushes her newborn baby she'd birthed inside the shark out of the hole."

"There are meaningful life events I have very hazy recollection of yet I remember this clear as yesterday."-dektorres

And Then People Were Crushing On Him

"Ted Bundy. Not a franchise per se but every time I see a new movie coming out with some former teen heartthrob playing him I want to hurl."-FayMammaLlama

"I liked the Zac Efron one. He really nailed it. However it pisses me off that they don't talk about the more gruesome aspects of his murders. They should tell the whole story or not at all."

"I also liked the documentary where the real Liz talked about her experiences."-HighAsAngelTits

Please, someone with the power, END these franchises.

This Must Be Illegal At This Point

"90 Day Fiancé. 90 Day Fiancé The Other Way. 90 Day Fiancé Before The 90 Days. 90 Day Fiancé Happily Ever After? 90 Day Fiancé What Now? 90 Day Fiancé Pillow Talk."

"90 Day Fiancé Just Landed. 90 Day Fiancé Self Quarantined. 90 Day Fiancé B90 Strikes Back. 90 Day Fiancé Happily Ever After Strikes Back. 90 Day Fiancé 90 Days Bears All."

"90 Day Fiancé The Other Way Strikes Back. 90 Day Fiancé Love Games. 90 Day Fiancé The Single Life. 90 Day Journeys. 90 Day Diaries."

"Darcey and Stacey (spinoff). The Family Chantel (spinoff)."-The_Town_of_Canada

This Is That Woman's Entire Career

"This is something that has been bothering me for years. The Progressive commercials with Flo. Wtf are they still doing making these??"-Careohlyne

"Some sociologist found that the literal pain response of advertising cringe sticks in our memory better than commercials that are purely informative, and are easier to make than commercials that are actually enjoyable."-Halorym

The Real Housewives Of GeorgeTakei.com

"The Real Housewives of Orange County
The Real Housewives of New York City
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
The Real Housewives of D.C
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The Real Housewives of Miami
The Real Housewives of Potomac

The Real Housewives of Dallas
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City
The Real Housewives of Melbourne
The Real Housewives of Sydney
The Real Housewives of Vancouver
The Real Housewives of Toronto
Les Vraies Housewives
The Real Housewives of Athens
Feleségek luxuskivitelben
The Real Housewives di Napoli
The Real Housewives of Nairobi
The Real Housewives of Aukland
The Real Housewives of Johannesburg
The Real Housewives of Durban
The Real Housewives of Cheshire
The Real Housewives of Jersey
The Real Housewives of Mars

The Real Housewives of Uranus"-judas_crypt

People Share Which Social Norms Absolutely Baffle Them | George Takei’s Oh Myyy

With This Rose...

"The 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette.' That franchise is older than some of the people in this thread. First series debuted in March, 2002. I was finishing up grade 12."

"That and survivor had most of my classmates hooked, but I could never get into reality shows. WWE Tough Enough (2004) was the only one that interested me enough to watch sometimes."-The_Fresno_Farter

Someone, end them. Put them out of their flailing, cash grabbing misery.

How's The Weather In Shondaland?

"Grey's Anatomy. When the doctor mortality rate is higher than the patient mortality rate then there's a problem. Doctor dying in freak car accident? Sure."

"Hospital shooting? Dark, but alright I guess. Plane crash? Okay, what the hell? A wing of the hospital catches fire? F*ck this hospital man."

"That's not even mentioning the near death experiences most of the doctors have had on this show."-zZRambino

The Forever Future War

"Terminator. I can respect the 3rd one and Salvation, while bad, had a good premise. But Genisys was doing a 1080 over the Shark."

"And then they followed it up with Dark Fate. A Franchise almost 40yrs old and Arnold is in damn near all of them. The only thing I can say about that is that at least they didn't go the de-aging route."

"And after all that time, they STILL haven't shown how the war ends!"-82ndGameHead

Created By Dick Wolf

"Law & Order

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Law & Order: Los Angeles

Law & Order True Crime

Law & Order: Organized Crime"

"I'm starting to think the 2001 SNL skit Law & Order, Parking Violations Unit wasn't a skit so much as a trial balloon."-que_he_hecho

Did you see a franchise listed here that made you roll your eyes immediately? If so, you're on the same page as everybody else. You can only get things that are high quality so often, and over-replicating them seems to decrease the chance that each ensuing piece will be solid.

And eventually people will catch on and stop partaking. The question is--how far are we willing to let it go?

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