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

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Only once, though very recently. I dropped the third season of "Borgen".

By the middle, it simply became too preachy. Along with a drop in story quality, with plots obviously constructed to inelegantly drive points home, and with most of the the nuance that it had previously maintained thrown out the window in favour of black and white caricatures.

Woodsey:

Hunter85792:
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.

Season 3 is the low point, and it was their excuse to the network to give the show a finite number of series so they could sketch it out properly. (Assuming your complaint is how the pacing really starts to drag, if not, then I would recommend injecting three milligrams of taste into your blood stream per day.

The whole thing just became ridiculous. The more I found out about the island, the more I wanted to pour bleach in my ears to forget that horrible writing.

I went ahead and watched a couple from season four and five and they were even worse. All I have to say is fuck time travel.

Death Note

Irridium:

TizzytheTormentor:

Although I still like the series, one episode of Adventure Time pissed me off and I stopped watching episodes for a while.

Yeah, about the same reaction I had. I still watched it, but I was dissapointed. Especially since this show is usually pretty good at doing changes like that and going with them.

Exactly, I was pretty excited to see how the series would go once the kids came along, but damn, did they pull it off badly.

Bones. The moment the show went from actually fun to watch and miserable tripe was right around the whole coma thing for Booth, but it didn't become unbearable until the end of the sixth season, when it a fit of stupidity, Brennan and Booth hook up and she gets knocked up. Nope. Done. Show with great tension between the two leads that weren't interested in each other gets stupid trite romance battered in for the sake of nothing. Wasn't needed, wasn't wanted, and now, isn't watched.

King Billi:
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.

I think around Season 2 when two characters who had been allied in the past and both of whom could stop time (read, zero urgency) decided they would rather fight that take thirty seconds to iron out their misunderstandings.

It's not the lowest point in the series, but it's definitely the moment where it became clear that the writers had stopped reflecting on anything they were putting down on paper.

tippy2k2:
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.

My friends and I recently watched the whole series, such as it was, on Netflix. And... my God, did they do a horrible job with that show. If, as the eternal blurb on most of the Dresden books reads, the novels are "Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Phillip Marlowe", the TV show was more like "Magnum P.I. meets Betwitched." Miscast, clearly under-budgeted, poorly written, and with a thick coat of the typical "Masquerade" ("Oh, we can't let the normals know what's going on underneath their noses") that the novels do such a good job of avoiding. If you stopped early, you got the better end of the deal.

Can anyone tell me, speaking of such things, if "Supernatural" eventually got better? That's another one my friends started and eventually gave up on, tired of the predictable plot twists and shallow characters.

Heroes ran me off early in season 2. Not because it's bad, but I truly don't give a shit about Peter and all the other stuff is fucking boring. I'm surprised I made it through the first season with it's tragically long episode and absurd amount of episodes. Maybe the problem is that I'm watching it on Netflix but the shit is just agonizingly long for me.

Mad Men also bored the hell out of me. I was fairly interested at first but nothing kept happening and I just couldn't bring myself to keep trying to care.

Game of Thrones (which feels like such a dumb name for the TV show), just because it felt like a speed run of the books. It was hard for me to enjoy and they dropped the subtlety of Renly's ambiguous sexuality and just flat out made Loras say "You should be king, boo, now lemme clean the royal penis." I like the idea that Renly is either gay or just uninterested in sex but that was a little much for me.

Family Guy. Too much racism for me and shit for me. Same reason I flinch whenever the gay couple on American Dad shows up.

Dr. Who. Maybe I didn't give it a fair enough shake but damn that shit bored me to tears.

Inuyasha, for it's endless "lol, I like her does she like me? OMG I BETTER ACT LIKE I DON'T LIKE HER." Preschool bullshit.

Arrested Development, start of season 3. All the characters suddenly become caricatures. Plus the stupid James Bond shit annoyed me.

ive never stopped specifically watching a series because of an episode but damn i regret cotinuing to watch battlestar when it jumped head long off the cliff of religious symbolism

That Iron Man anime after the first two episodes-

Falling Skies - Episode 3 of the first season I think. Why all this useless love drama? Why make that little twat kid somekind of "hero" plot character (he probably have some shit moment later on, it's so obvious) with all the "hurr durr you're my best fighter, even though you're 10, and fucked up and nearly got the group killed". Why the dumbfounded crap all around with shallow characters?

I don't think that's ever happened to me-The Following. At first I didn't think I had one, but goddammit the Following.

Okay, general plot. Serial Killer/former professor/writer with a thing for Edgar Allen Poe escapes jail. Cop who put him away called in to help. Killer get's put behind bars again. Turns out he has a number of disciples acting as murderers. Everything goes from there.

The first two eps were pretty interesting, but then things began to slowdown. And yet I still liked it. I have great suspension of disbelief. However, there were these tiny little things that started to piss me off and just made me give up.

For example, a cop is supposed to sweep the killer's wife's room before she goes in. He stepa into the room, looks a bit to the left, looks a bit to the right, and then goes "all clear." Fucking stupid right? He walks back into the hallway, where on the killers descends from ceiling and kills him. This pisses me off because the cop could've searched the room a bit more thoroughly and still have died. They didn't need to make him look THAT incompetent before his death.

Another thing is a scene involving a book critic being set on fire while getting a hotdog, from a hotdog stand. The guy setting him on fire is wearing an Edgar Allen Poe mask. He pours the critic in gasoline, lights him up, and...calmly and slowly walks away. No one tries to stop him. In fact, they actually start backing away and a few people are FUCKING RECORDING IT. I'm not too surprised about the recording thing, but no one tried to stop this guy or put out the critic! Not even the hotdog vendor who who has a FIRE EXTINGUISHER ON HIS CART! For fucks sake, if no one's gonna help the critic, at least have the killer run around a corner and have someone run after him, only to find a discarded mask. My suspension of disbelief could've worked with that!

And finally, black main characters death in the third episode. Was that necessary? Could you have at least had him live with bad injuries or something? His death wasn't instantaneous, he was on the floor, coughing up blood. In television and movie logic he at least would've had a change...if he was white. Yes, I am indeed going there.

Fuck this show and it's waste of Kevin Bacon.

lemby117:

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

They didn't admit to fault when they where clearly at fault, and made a pretentious video talking down to people for not "getting science." It wasn't a fucking scientific debate it was an English debate. Faith has a heavy religious connotation attached to the word. So to call Science faith is to say science is a region, and it's not.

The whole episode was basically just a big straw man. Science doesn't have faith because the denotation doesn't fit, no it fits fine. It doesn't require faith because the connotation doesn't fit.

Eddie the head:

lemby117:

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

They didn't admit to fault when they where clearly at fault, and made a pretentious video talking down to people for not "getting science." It wasn't a fucking scientific debate it was an English debate. Faith has a heavy religious connotation attached to the word. So to call Science faith is to say science is a region, and it's not.

The whole episode was basically just a big straw man. Science doesn't have faith because the denotation doesn't fit, no it fits fine. It doesn't require faith because the connotation doesn't fit.

It all depends on how you view it.

To keep it very short and simple, discoveries usually go alone the lines of see a problem, investigate a problem, find out what is happened. For example gravity.

"If I drop an item, I believe that it will fall to the ground." (Faith)
"I have dropped the item, and it has fallen to the ground." (Evidence)
"All items fall to the ground, and through observation we can explain this effect." (Explanation / outcome)

Faith is the starting point of science. Maybe faith IS the wrong word to use. Maybe it does have too much of a religious connection. But, it is accurate.

Generally that's only happened when a character is killed off or leaves in some fashion. I have quit many a show over this.

Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Street Kings and Law and Order: SVU are the most recent examples.

I thought NCIS would get me going but I guess I wasn't attached to that one character as much as I figured.

Soviet Heavy:
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.

I basically stopped watching that when Darth Maul suddenly showed up...

The Walking Dead Season 2...because it happened.

South Park; the episode where Cartman goes after Osama bin Laden all "Bugs Bunny"-style complete with harem girl costume and fingers-in-shotguns n so on. I dunno .. it just .. it just broke the show for me. Don't get me wrong ... I still actually enjoy South Park ... but from that episode on I don't consider myself 'a fan'. I'm sure there was some reason Parker & Trey did the show in that style but it just grated on my nerves.

I stopped watching 'Touch' after episode 1. First one was really good - would have made a fantastic film rather than a pilot for a series. Halfway through the 2nd episode and I turned it off.

'Last Resort' just started in Australia and I'm hoping it doesn't crash and burn (so to speak). But I have a feeling it's going to get progressively worse until I turn off. At least it's only a few episodes (I guess?).

Vilealbaniandwarf:
Bones.

The team are examining the remains of an iraqi war veteran, suddenly fox editorial crowbars its way in and the characters have a discussion about the rights and wrongs of the war which pretty much ends up espousing the view that if you disagreed with the war you should just shut up, then continued as if nothing had happened. Poor writing and blatent propaganda.

Personally, the thing that stopped me watching that is Bones' apparent hatred for psychology. It makes very little sense since she like to deconstruct people and examine them, referencing their stereotypes etc. But besides that, it's just annoying. Especially the times when the Psychologist proves his worth several times and she just berates him.

uzo:
South Park; the episode where Cartman goes after Osama bin Laden all "Bugs Bunny"-style complete with harem girl costume and fingers-in-shotguns n so on. I dunno .. it just .. it just broke the show for me. Don't get me wrong ... I still actually enjoy South Park ... but from that episode on I don't consider myself 'a fan'. I'm sure there was some reason Parker & Trey did the show in that style but it just grated on my nerves.

As a huge South Park fan, I have to agree with you. There are episodes that really do suck (most of them being in the newer seasons).

Scarim Coral:
That Iron Man anime after the first two episodes-

The Marvel anime follow the comics, as far as I know. Unfortunately, The comic book version of Tony wouldn't do this, either.

Doctor who. Until they get rid of that absolute cretin of a writer, Steven Moffat, who absolutely butchered the entire point of doctor who in the last series, I will not be watching it again. Shame, because he's done good episodes in the past, but when it comes to writing over arching storylines, and characters, especially female characters, he screws it up time and time again. I hope they get rid of him, I really do.

tippy2k2:
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.

Wait, that episode was like eight or ninth in the running order. How did you get that far in before you noticed a "drastic change?"

mgirl:
Doctor who. Until they get rid of that absolute cretin of a writer, Steven Moffat, who absolutely butchered the entire point of doctor who in the last series, I will not be watching it again. Shame, because he's done good episodes in the past, but when it comes to writing over arching storylines, and characters, especially female characters, he screws it up time and time again. I hope they get rid of him, I really do.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on what "the point" of Doctor Who is.

And it seems to me you sat thruogh the Davies era of Doctor Who, so I don't know how you can talk about bad story arcs and bad female characters, considering we had four seasons of last-minute ass-pulls and Twilight: Breaking Doctor.

KefkaCultist:
Death Note

That is exactly how it should be watched and be glad you had the sense to do so. The series officially died at the point Ryuk says 'So things are gonna get pretty boring from here on out' and Lights says 'no'
The real answer is YES, oh good god yes and I hate Nier's guts for being such an insufferable little twerp.

My own answer is Bleach, a show so monumentally awful in every conceivable facet yet so confusingly regaled by many I slogged through 70 episodes of dross to see if it gets better later because I needed an explanation as to why so many people adore it. The moment I concluded its popularity stems from idiocy was a later episode when magic vampires show up and get trashed by some boring lady. After it is all done there is no attempt made to explain the actions and motivations of the various villains involved and this whole debacle is consequentially deprived as it is entirely removed from the main plot. The only action the protagonists ever take in any situation is direct assault and they never attempt to concoct a strategy or think about anything. That I am expected to support or even relate to a bunch of block headed nutters like that is baffling. I almost left much earlier when teddy bears and handbags started coming to life as cute s**t.

Zachary Amaranth:

tippy2k2:
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.

Wait, that episode was like eight or ninth in the running order. How did you get that far in before you noticed a "drastic change?"

That was episode "Bad Blood" (episode 5). Honestly, a lot of the changes I understood due to TV being different from books (Bob being the most obvious example). However, that was not a change I could handle considering...

Playful Pony:

Soviet Heavy:
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.

I basically stopped watching that when Darth Maul suddenly showed up...

Although his first few episodes had been unwatchable (Spider Gollum Maul bullshit), they managed to do something interesting with his return by tying him into the Mandalorian plot, which had been floundering since season 3. The finale where Sidious murders Savage and beats Maul to a pulp was excellent.

But for god's sake, why turn Barriss into a terrorist bomber intent on framing her best friend for the atrocities!?

Deathlyphil:
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It all depends on how you view it.

To keep it very short and simple, discoveries usually go alone the lines of see a problem, investigate a problem, find out what is happened. For example gravity.

"If I drop an item, I believe that it will fall to the ground." (Faith)
"I have dropped the item, and it has fallen to the ground." (Evidence)
"All items fall to the ground, and through observation we can explain this effect." (Explanation / outcome)

Faith is the starting point of science. Maybe faith IS the wrong word to use. Maybe it does have too much of a religious connection. But, it is accurate.

If only I had said that. Like maybe I should have said this "Science doesn't have faith because the denotation doesn't fit, no it fits fine. It doesn't require faith because the connotation doesn't fit." Oh yeah I did. So I will say it again; the denotation fits, the connotation doesn't.

I had a couple of random answers, but I think the only one I can say with absolute certainty was Glee. I got about halfway through season 1 and realized that they had an ensemble cast and wasn't planning on using most of it for character development unless they could be tied into the two love triangles going around. Blech.

Zachary Amaranth:

mgirl:
Doctor who. Until they get rid of that absolute cretin of a writer, Steven Moffat, who absolutely butchered the entire point of doctor who in the last series, I will not be watching it again. Shame, because he's done good episodes in the past, but when it comes to writing over arching storylines, and characters, especially female characters, he screws it up time and time again. I hope they get rid of him, I really do.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on what "the point" of Doctor Who is.

And it seems to me you sat thruogh the Davies era of Doctor Who, so I don't know how you can talk about bad story arcs and bad female characters, considering we had four seasons of last-minute ass-pulls and Twilight: Breaking Doctor.

Kinda have to agree with Zachary on this one. I don't necessarily approve of everything Moffat does with Doctor Who, but it is still a substantially better show most of the time than it was under Davies' control.

the first season of 24 when jack bauer's wife gets amnesia but the real problem is the timing of events that makes the show extremely annoying

debtcollector:
Also, second season of Sword Art Online. I could have handled it if they had just used different characters, but nope! The strong female protagonist is reduced to a princess in a cage, the main character who went through hell to escape his virtual prison happily dives into another one, and the villain is some pervert who wants to marry a comatose girl and also calls himself the "King of the Fairies" in his spare time. What went wrong?!

If you thought that was bad,you should(not) have seen what came afterwards


And if him jumping at another virtual prison was bad,apparently in the novels he jumps into two more

As for me,most series i stop watching aren't memorable enough to mention them here,but i remember the first 30 seconds of the Chaos Head anime turned me off from the rest of it,the opening(as in,the first 30 seconds of animation,not the musical intro) was worse than the vn version WHICH I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND

The episode wan't the problem per say but Avatar: lengend of Korra. I couldn't watch past the 3rd or fourth episode.. the evil dude just pissed me off to no end

Soviet Heavy:
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.

You sure about that? Have they gone out into the open and said it? Because in my experience if a show heavily implies that someone is a culprit, it's really just a Red Herring (See Assassin's Creed Brotherhood). Also I'm not a sure Star Wars fan, but I'm pretty sure she doesn't get killed until Order 66.

Futurama

Criminal Minds. My very first problem was Mandy Patinkin leaving, as I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally liked his character. Next was the bull crap about Prentiss being dead but really not dead and then coming back and then immediately leaving the show. Then I watched the first episode of season 8 and decided I'd had enough.

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