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We are in the golden age of television. Television is where it is at. But that doesn't mean everything is worth your time. There are so many "IT" shows, and there has been for like a decade. We can't keep up. If we could, we'd only be watching the television and never see the light of day.

But there are programs that don't survive the hype. And I hate that. You put aside time to start a series where everyone is... "OMG. This is everything!" Then you watch ten minutes and you're like... " Meh."

Being a fan takes time and patience, and I'm lacking both. So let's discuss what stories need to be avoided.

Redditor u/TheEliteKoala1 wanted to talk about all the tv entertainment that we just... didn't love, by asking:

What TV show could you just not get into?

The Crown. I said it. The Crown. Why are we obsessed with these people? I'm bored. Just my opinion.

Be Alive!

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"The Walking Dead. I was completely into the first season but after a few episodes in to the second I lost all interest for some reason."

- DauntlessWolf91


"Keeping up with the Kardashians."

- ThePowerOf42

"Lets just say i find shows like Beavis and Butthead (or Ren and Stimpy) more intellectually challenging than watching keeping up with the Kardashians 😏 Hell, i can go watch shows like: Road Runner, Sanjay & Craig, MEGAS XLR or even Breadwinners, and STILL sit back and feel my brain getting that nice cozy massage of intellectual stimuli."

"Keeping up with the Kardashians offer none of that.. What i DO get is a mix of a burning desire to castrate myself with . Only group of fans (and indeed cast) I could name that are close to being that annoying is those of shows like Love Island, Ex on the Beach, and such (and let's never forget Jersey Shore) The collective IQ of all those pressed together would be like comparing a soccer ball to the size of the sun."

- ThePowerOf42



- lyla_h_00

"Tried three times and got all the way to season 2 until saying forget this. It seems everyone I know watches it because of how bad it is. I just personally don't have time for seasons long of bad content."

- theDart

"Wubba Lubba Dub Dub"

"Rick and Morty. It comes highly recommended from people whose opinions I trust, but if I wanted to watch a cartoony old man yell for 30 minutes, I'd go home for Thanksgiving."

- milhouse47·

"To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics, most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterization - his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance."

"The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realize that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick and Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick's existential catchphrase "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon's genius unfolds itself on their television screens."

"What fools... how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have a Rick and Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand."

- vivamusulc

Rich is Better

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"Two broke girls. I had to quit after 3 minutes because it was that bad."

- No-Replacement-4512

I'm so glad I avoided many of those shows. The Walking Dead was always a problem for me. Zombies can't go on forever.


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"Big Bang Theory."

- MScR8chy·

"Sheldon is on the spectrum, but I don't think the others are. Leonard is the most NT of the group, Howard's issues are more around his upbringing/environment, and I think Raj just has plain social anxiety."

- BobBelcher2021

I Like Pink

"Orange is the New Black. It just never interested me. 🤷♀️"

- ibelieveinyounicorns

"The book is better and is a detailed look at prison life and how the justice system treats inmates of different social status (race/economic). The tv show is just a prison soap opera with a little bit of morality thrown in."

- wonderandawe


"Outlander. I'm of Scottish descent, so everyone kept telling me to read the books (years ago, before the series) and I could not get past the first 50 pages. Then everyone said I would love the series. Then I watched season one, and no. It's just an excuse for soft porn and sexual violence. And I tried season 2, and those two idiots just keep putting themselves in stupid situations. Nope.nope.nope."

- Puzzleheaded_Age6550


"Mad Men. I adore the looks, but I despise the characters."

- MhauyytrijMudadg

"I hated it at first too, but once I started thinking of it as a horror movie (show), I fell in love with it. I'm serious about that--they do all these awful, dangerous, often despicable things, and they think it's totally normal. Once I realized I was there to gawk at them, not to admire them, I enjoyed watching them and was grateful we've learned something since then."

- Amuseco


"The 100. I bet if I tried watching it as a teenager I would like it. It's totally written for a teen audience. But since I'm a grumpy 30 yrs old, every time I see a scientific inaccuracy, logical fallacy, or just bad writing it's such a turn off. I got through the first episode, but not the second."

- gigglemetinkles


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"American horror story. Ive been having nightmares of Evan Peters ever since December 8th, 2014. He scares me so much."

- gormangirl

My DVR just got a lot less in interesting. Or maybe my life really freed up?

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