Ever Watched A TV Episode That Pissed You Off So Much You Quit Watching The Series?

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If so, what was the show in question, and what episode set you off on such an amount of anger that you stopped?

Today, I've stopped watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The episode this morning pissed me off to the point where I'm ready to bash my computer.

Uh... kinda.

The final episode of Battlestar Galactica. The whole Kara Thrace thing hit peak stupidity and the epilogue was downright painful.

Thing is, it was the last episode, so it was a bit late for me to quit watching.

The final episode of Chuck kinda ruined the series as a whole for me, and I loved the series as a whole. I just don't think I'm ever going to be able to watch it again, knowing what happens at the end.

The (very short lived) Dresden Files

In one of the episodes, Bianca was a vampire character and begged for help from Dresden.

Meanwhile, your favorite poster Tippy2k2 had just finished reading "Grave Peril" (terrible timing for the show...).

Now I'm not going to spoil anything but if you were a fan of the book series, you know what happens. In the TV Show...Bianca was a good guy. Nope. I'm out TV Show. I can accept a lot of changes to the series but that is one change that I will NOT accept and am appalled that they made such a drastic change.

I watched a couple episodes after, but the first season finale of Battlestar Galactica pretty much killed my interest in the series.

First episode of Gundam SEED Destiny. Took every bit of character development from SEED and blew it out an airlock. Complete trash.

Reusing the plot wasn't as bad, but still awful.

Zhukov:
Uh... kinda.

The final episode of Battlestar Galactica. The whole Kara Thrace thing hit peak stupidity and the epilogue was downright painful.

Thing is, it was the last episode, so it was a bit late for me to quit watching.

At least Hendrix is a good song choice, but the bullshit "cycle will repeat" question annoyed me to no end.

I probably won't get a lot of sympathy/empathy for this one, but the episode of Young Justice where
Madame Xanadu briefly appears made me quit watching the show, and pretty much deny it's very existence.
Madame Xanadu (eighties version) is my all-time favorite american comics character, and what they did
to her in the show made me furious. It was almost as bad as what DC comics did to her in hew own recent
series....

Heroes

I can't pinpoint a specific episode but the transiton from me thinking it was actually a quite interesting cool show to absolutely loathing the very core of it's being was so abrupt that I'm actually quite amazed by it.

Well not TV and, I was never much of a fan of the show but Extra Credits did some episode called "God Dose not play Dice." I was never much of a fan anyway, but way to kill any interest.

Wow, you sure like using capital letters...

OT: Not really. If a single episode being crap was enough to make me stop watching something, it can't have been very good to begin with.

I did however stop watching "The River" halfway through the series because of how awful it was. The only thing keeping me watching that was my mother wanted to watch it with me, but it was too crap to even tolerate for the 8 or so episodes that existed. In that case, there was no single episode that made me just quit, it was more of each episode just wearing me down as time went on.

No but, to be fair there hasn't been a single episode of a TV show that I've seen that would make me want to watch that series on TV. If I like a show I'll either catch up on it via youtube or, netflix. I'll resort to buying a DVD collection if I really, really like a series (like the Disney XD Avengers show).

The closest I came to this happening though is the season 2 finale of Rosario+Vampire. The ending is just such a fucking cop-out and completely goes against the actions the main character (whose name I don't remember) took during the course of that final episode.

Eddie the head:
Well not TV and, I was never much of a fan of the show but Extra Credits did some episode called "God Dose not play Dice." I was never much of a fan anyway, but way to kill any interest.

This was a huge turning point for me as well. I haven't watched anything from them since. I think it was mostly just the really poor way in which this situation was handled on their part that made things so bad.

Family Guy for me was an okay show that every now and then got somewhere near quality comedy, but there was a scene wherein Brian vomited for at least a minute after learning that he had slept with a transgender woman that was just played in this really uncomfortable way that I couldn't really forgive the show for. I mean, there didn't even seem to be a punchline (not that there'd be a good chance that any joke Seth could have made would have been much better)...it was just really disappointing.

Tuesday Night Fever:
The final episode of Chuck kinda ruined the series as a whole for me, and I loved the series as a whole. I just don't think I'm ever going to be able to watch it again, knowing what happens at the end.

I gave up on that show part way thorugh series 3, "Chuck Verses the Other Guy". By the end of that epidose it looked like the entire plot of the show was resolved. This had already happened once before (end of series 2), I gave up on the writers ever allowing a satisfying plot resolution to stick, and so stopped watching.

BSG. The 3rd season, boxing episode. Everybody apparently boxes each other whenever their not being attacked by Cylons - 5'2" Women are beating the fuck out of 6' 2" men and everyone believes that's a likely scenario.

The VERY next episode their apparently suffering a food shortage due to contamination...as in, all food everywhere was being held in one freezer?

So we're supposed to believe that everyone on Galactica is going all Fight Club all the time yet they never have the dozens of broken lips and noses as shown in that episode and that they have enough energy to be beating the fuck out of eachother yet the very next week their sharing a single cracker amongst 6 pilots.

I think it was the last episode of Heroes' third season that I just threw my hands up and gave up on it. It had gotten too ridiculous and I just didn't care for the characters anymore. I remember when the fourth season came up, I only casually tuned in to the last couple minutes of the final season, where Clare exposed her power to the world, and I just thought to myself, "It was a good thing I didn't bother watching this season; they really jumped the shark here." Then it got cancelled, which confirmed my thoughts.

Then there's soap operas and reality shows like Hollyoaks and X-Factor that I previously watched because of the addiction of certain storylines, before they too got too ridiculous and uninspired for my liking, to the point that I just began hating the series and the characters themselves as well (yes, Simon Cowell is playing the role of the "bad guy", which is why he gets booed whenever he makes an unnecessarily cruel statement about anyone who's standardly bad at singing cheesy crap pop songs).

AVeryClassyCat:
Family Guy for me was an okay show that every now and then got somewhere near quality comedy, but there was a scene wherein Brian vomited for at least a minute after learning that he had slept with a transgender woman that was just played in this really uncomfortable way that I couldn't really forgive the show for. I mean, there didn't even seem to be a punchline (not that there'd be a good chance that any joke Seth could have made would have been much better)...it was just really disappointing.

Yeah, when my Science class watched that on the last day of school, I seemed to be the only one that wasn't laughing, and was just like, "Um...this is both annoyingly transphobic and not really funny..."

And then Seth McFarlane went on to genuinely say that he thought it was the best portrayal of transgender people on TV. Family Guy is really a hit-and-miss show nowadays. There are some episodes that can at least get more than one good laugh out of you (because of the overall outlandish nature of the show), but others when there's either no joke other than "[insert pop culture reference] LOL" or they take the joke too far (e.g. Herbert's dragged-out fight against that old Nazi playing on the feeble gag of "old guys are really slow").

Zhukov:
Uh... kinda.

The final episode of Battlestar Galactica. The whole Kara Thrace thing hit peak stupidity and the epilogue was downright painful.

Thing is, it was the last episode, so it was a bit late for me to quit watching.

True that. I'm an insane Battlestar Galactica fan but they really jumped the shark with the last season in general. I'm glad that there was still enough quality character development to enjoy but Kara's ark was just "Wat."

Most Anime I (try) watching.

Usually around the second or third episode, when it becomes clear the series has absolutely no interest in telling an actual story or present actual characters but is simply ticking off stereotypes.

I can't think of any. There are several series that piss me off, but I always make it my priority to finish a series no matter how angry I may be watching it, in sheer hope that there might be something redeemable or salvageable at some point, and if not at least I'll have something to bitch about afterwards, which is fun in its own way. Sometimes I do take a break from watching a show, only to come back to it later on.

The closest I was to dropping a show out of sheer anger, I think, was Mawaru Penguindrum:

There are other animes that angered me, but they were either too short for me to drop (like one or two episode OVAs) or curiously bad, that I just need to see if it gets any worse. Other than that, I rarely get angry.

If I were to drop a series, it would be only if I loose interest in it. I've never been angry enough to drop a show. I though Penguindrum was bad, but usually when a show does anger me I usually it usually encourages me to keep watching.

Yes! Yes there is. Oh ho ho! The New Normal. God I hate that show. It revolves around a gay couple using a surrogate mother to have a baby.

At this point you should know I'm ginger. This is important.

They're in the doctor's office, having just given the mother a routine ultra sound to make sure everything's fine and dandy. The doctor mentions they could probably screen for inherited diseases and one of the couple asks what they could be. The other man begins to explain the process and what diseases they scan for. The doctor chimes in that red hair is the sort of disease they scan for. Red haired children are the devil's children, he says. The mother and the first gay guy react in horror at the thought of having a ginger child and immediately inquire about abortions.

Not five damn minutes later in the show they expect me to react with sympathy when the gay couple kiss in public and someone asks them not to do that in front of their kids. No no no, show, you get NOTHING from me after you just equated red hair to genetic disease and made fun of aborting ginger kids just for their hair colour. Fuck you, you shitty american comedy. The message of that episode was be nice to gays, it almost made me homophobic out of spite.

So... yeah.

Big Bang Theory, there was alot I was willing to let slide.
About season 3 or 4, priya was becoming a fixture,her and leonard got on well, she even tolerated alot of geeky stuff, she was alot better than penny, in many ways. But the writers loyalties lay not with geeks, but idiots and hipsters

suddenly, within 2 episodes, they wrote priya out and shoe-horned women into every place they could, (granted bridgette is pretty hot). the show went from being about geeks to a bland show about several late 20-somethings in relationships whose intended audience are IM SUCH A NERRRRD LOL hipsters.

My friend pointed out that this was probably the case since alot sooner, but this was what made me sick out it

Eddie the head:
Well not TV and, I was never much of a fan of the show but Extra Credits did some episode called "God Dose not play Dice." I was never much of a fan anyway, but way to kill any interest.

Really? What was your issue with the episode? I thought it was well done

OT I watch the big picture and escape to the movies a lot less now after the ME3 debate, (Though the Jimquisition improving massively probably helped as well)

Odgical:
Yes! Yes there is. Oh ho ho! The New Normal. God I hate that show. It revolves around a gay couple using a surrogate mother to have a baby.

At this point you should know I'm ginger. This is important.

They're in the doctor's office, having just given the mother a routine ultra sound to make sure everything's fine and dandy. The doctor mentions they could probably screen for inherited diseases and one of the couple asks what they could be. The other man begins to explain the process and what diseases they scan for. The doctor chimes in that red hair is the sort of disease they scan for. Red haired children are the devil's children, he says. The mother and the first gay guy react in horror at the thought of having a ginger child and immediately inquire about abortions.

Not five damn minutes later in the show they expect me to react with sympathy when the gay couple kiss in public and someone asks them not to do that in front of their kids. No no no, show, you get NOTHING from me after you just equated red hair to genetic disease and made fun of aborting ginger kids just for their hair colour. Fuck you, you shitty american comedy. The message of that episode was be nice to gays, it almost made me homophobic out of spite.

So... yeah.

That's pretty bad, it's much like parents dealing with a kid that has a "mental illness" a doctor tells them and they freak out like it is the end of the world or something. Granted it is a bit late for abortion by that point. I was trying to watch the show parenthood and got almost done with the first season but I just get annoyed when they bring up the thought that one of their kids could have a problem with their head. One of the families has an autistic child and their cousin was thought to as well or something similar. The parents react as if the kid has a deadly illness. can't tell sometimes if the show is trying to bring awareness to it or the show actually thinks its a tragedy.

Lost. I decided I might as well give it a chance a couple of months ago (despite knowing about the shit finale that was plastered everywhere on the internet half a decade ago)and got up to the start of season 3. Nope. Nope. NOPE. God damn it Abrams, you could have had it all... but you fucked it up. You fucked it up real good.

Plenty of animes too. I usually last one or two episodes before leaving them alone forever.

I stopped watching Criminal Minds when it became `new ways to slit up pretty ladies`. Jeez, I know women are murdered more than men, but seriously...

Heroes went downhill near the end of season two in my opinion.
The writer's strike at the time didn't help much either.
Walking Dead has gotten kinda of terrible.
But I think it may be just the dialogue that annoys me. Too much cheesy melodrama.

irani_che:
Big Bang Theory, there was alot I was willing to let slide.
About season 3 or 4, priya was becoming a fixture,her and leonard got on well, she even tolerated alot of geeky stuff, she was alot better than penny, in many ways. But the writers loyalties lay not with geeks, but idiots and hipsters

suddenly, within 2 episodes, they wrote priya out and shoe-horned women into every place they could, (granted bridgette is pretty hot). the show went from being about geeks to a bland show about several late 20-somethings in relationships whose intended audience are IM SUCH A NERRRRD LOL hipsters.

My friend pointed out that this was probably the case since alot sooner, but this was what made me sick out it

My problem is that everytime they have a chance to make Penny something more, they take a twist and play the dumb blond card again. And Raj being desperate is not funny, nor is his self-loathing.

And after season 2 of Lost, it became so ridiculously dumb that I had to stop. I was sad because I was really interested until then.

Hagi:
Most Anime I (try) watching.

Usually around the second or third episode, when it becomes clear the series has absolutely no interest in telling an actual story or present actual characters but is simply ticking off stereotypes.

Exactly what happened to me and Gurren Lagann. I mean, seriously guys, if you have to have an episode with shitty animation, shove it in the middle somewhere and don't put it at the beginning of the effing series.

irani_che:
Big Bang Theory, there was alot I was willing to let slide.
About season 3 or 4, priya was becoming a fixture,her and leonard got on well, she even tolerated alot of geeky stuff, she was alot better than penny, in many ways. But the writers loyalties lay not with geeks, but idiots and hipsters

Game of thrones: the one where Sean Bean dies. I was only there for Sean Bean when I saw his head on a spike I new it was time to leave.

Relish in Chaos:

AVeryClassyCat:
Family Guy for me was an okay show that every now and then got somewhere near quality comedy, but there was a scene wherein Brian vomited for at least a minute after learning that he had slept with a transgender woman that was just played in this really uncomfortable way that I couldn't really forgive the show for. I mean, there didn't even seem to be a punchline (not that there'd be a good chance that any joke Seth could have made would have been much better)...it was just really disappointing.

Yeah, when my Science class watched that on the last day of school, I seemed to be the only one that wasn't laughing, and was just like, "Um...this is both annoyingly transphobic and not really funny..."

And then Seth McFarlane went on to genuinely say that he thought it was the best portrayal of transgender people on TV. Family Guy is really a hit-and-miss show nowadays.

To honest, Quagmire's dad (the trangender, I dont remember the name) is a normal person and represented in a perfectly fine way, Brian vomited because he doesnt feel right with having sex with a transgender but that is Brians view, not the shows view. Thats like having a racist character in the show and saying that the show is racist.

There was one but i can't remember it.

There was a Ty the Tasmanian commercial that made never want to play the series at all.

FoolKiller:

irani_che:
Big Bang Theory, there was alot I was willing to let slide.
About season 3 or 4, priya was becoming a fixture,her and leonard got on well, she even tolerated alot of geeky stuff, she was alot better than penny, in many ways. But the writers loyalties lay not with geeks, but idiots and hipsters

suddenly, within 2 episodes, they wrote priya out and shoe-horned women into every place they could, (granted bridgette is pretty hot). the show went from being about geeks to a bland show about several late 20-somethings in relationships whose intended audience are IM SUCH A NERRRRD LOL hipsters.

My friend pointed out that this was probably the case since alot sooner, but this was what made me sick out it

My problem is that everytime they have a chance to make Penny something more, they take a twist and play the dumb blond card again. And Raj being desperate is not funny, nor is his self-loathing.

Honestly, I love Big Bang Theory. I find myself pretty much ignoring the rest of the show and focusing on Leonard. I relate to him more than anyone else on that show. (He is the TV version of me in college.) And Bernadette is purdy too. ^_^

Cowabungaa:

Zhukov:
Uh... kinda.

The final episode of Battlestar Galactica. The whole Kara Thrace thing hit peak stupidity and the epilogue was downright painful.

Thing is, it was the last episode, so it was a bit late for me to quit watching.

True that. I'm an insane Battlestar Galactica fan but they really jumped the shark with the last season in general. I'm glad that there was still enough quality character development to enjoy but Kara's ark was just "Wat."

Exactly what I was thinking. I got somewhat apprehensive when they started concentrating more and more on the spiritual stuff, but I held out to the end. Almost wish I hadn't.

Well, my dad and I got to episode 2 of the second season of the Walking Dead

He didn't like it; got bored of all the "drama", didn't like most of the characters, etc.

Didn't stop me from asking for that season on DVD though, I still have hope!

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