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

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I don't watch much TV to begin with, and aside from the odd documentary on the ABC or SBS, not as it's transmitted.

That said, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic.

I loved the first season after being introduced to it via a YouTube link on these forums (quickly finished via torrents). Really liked the second season's opener (although the second part was a bit rushed).

I didn't make it to the end of that second season. First we get "Lesson Zero", which just screams "We don't care!", but I stay around hoping it's just a one-off bad episode (my personal choice for "worst ever" in this series). The next two episodes are good enough to be above average and on par with season 1's average. Then the next dozen-or-so are just underwhelming. Not bad, but not good either. Then we get "A Friend In Deed". It has Pinkie first making our ears bleed with yet another overly-long song (the limit for Pinkie should be 60 seconds), then her basically acting school bully on the new guy in town (we're supposed to buy this as her trying to make friends, yeah right) and driving him up the wall, and just when we think she's about to get a well-deserved The Reason You Suck Speech, we get an Ass Pull to give her a happy ending she doesn't deserve, and all because she's too much of a Creator's Pet.

I watched the next episode (s2e19), but by the time I finished it, I realised I was no longer enjoying the show and stopped watching new episodes. I did try to watch episode 20, but gave up after the teaser.

Oddly enough, despite no longer watching new episodes of the show, I still hang around the fandom. At least they're still making good stuff with the characters, even if the people in charge don't care.

Seems the captcha has a sense of irony: "perfect world", my foot!

Last Episode of the second season of Lost, no particular point in the episode offended me, just that after it was over I realized the show would never actually finish a plot point and that I would never gain any sense of fulfillment from watching it.

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Lost - beginning of season 2 i was getting angry, for every question they answered another 10 would pop up. ( what happened to the dinosaur/ monster that was making the load roaring sound?)

Gundam wing ( dubbed) - i watched the first 4 episodes of season 1 and i had and still have no idea what the hell is going on why are they fighting and considering there on moon/space stations that get their materials from earth why is the earth supplying the materials to make these transformer like things?

CSI (all of them) -at the beginning CSI was good it was new and fresh from other US crime programs, then about season 3 there all started to go way over then top then looking for evidence, for example there was one scene they identified a person face from an cheap security camera ( not a digital one) which was very pixelated by using the reflection of a person sunglasses. Also when they are at a fresh crime scene or are the morgue am I the only one thinking wait a minute they are at a crime scene thinking if a just wear gloves im not contaminating the scene or the murder victim by leaving my foot prints and hair everywhere.

The Office and the Office USA - watched two episodes did not think it funny

Pokemon - After misty left I thought OK I give pokemon a another chance but when 150 became 250+ i said to myself nope im done after stating numerous times in the first 2-3 seasons and 3 games that there only 150 pokemon in the whole world and now what is there 600+ nope i was done watcing it.

The Big Bang Theory. Hard to pick a specific moment, but probably the costume party episode where everybody comes in dressed like the Flash. It didn't piss me off, but it was a bit of an epiphany for me. It was almost like the writers knew what nerds were... they possibly even have seen a couple in the street, but they don't quite understand what makes them work. It's really poking fun at nerds from an outside standpoint than actually being a nerd comedy and that unsettles me.

Ihateregistering1:
The last episode of Season 3 of "Sons of Anarchy".

Really enjoyed the show up until that point, but at that time it just got utterly ridiculous. I get that the Gang is supposed to be the "Heroes", but they start coming up with these absurdly ludicrous plans that always work to perfection and somehow always manage to fool every other rival gang around plus the entire Federal Law Enforcement community, it felt like I was watching "A-Team, the Biker Years", and I expected Jax or Clay to say "I love it when a plan comes together!".

Also, the first few episodes of season 2 of "Warehouse 13". Really enjoyed the first season, but season 2 just seemed like it was using every excuse possible to dress up Myka in more and more revealing clothing. I actually liked the fact that in season 1 the show basically said "yeah she's hot, but we're not going to use that as a plot device".

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It made sense in its own way. To me, personally, I find that it's like Grand Theft Auto the TV show. It's funny and in its own way a sandbox for these bikers. Just add the classic HUD for GTA games and there you go.

The most instant drop interest for me form just one episode was form Misfits. They had lost a lot in the 3rd season, no more Nathan, new super powers they have nothing to do with their character flaws like before, jumping the shark with cookie cutter quirkiness by having do things like fighting Nazi's. Then they had an episode where one of the charaters, Curtis, impregnates himself via gender swapping masturbation and spend the whole episode debating weather or he should have an abortion. I realized at that point that it was no longer a show about flawed characters suddenly having super powers to just trying to hard to be weird and quirky, the preview for the next episode being about zombie cheerleaders only confirmed this.

PsychicTaco115:
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.

Oddly this is where I stopped watching too.

Homeland.
About the time it became clear they were aiming far to the left of "fair" or "balanced." So, episode 2-ish.

dragonflygirl:
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Pokemon - After misty left I thought OK I give pokemon a another chance but when 150 became 250+ i said to myself nope im done after stating numerous times in the first 2-3 seasons and 3 games that there only 150 pokemon in the whole world and now what is there 600+ nope i was done watcing it.

just out of curousity why is this stopping you from watching. I dont think anyone realistically things ash is going ot catch ever pokemon since he's always passing up oppurtunities. and the idea of him always losing at leagues (except orange island and battle frontier) makes him a perpetual underdog kids can root for.

I mean, its not like the show was really going to stick to kanto forever. its hard to bum around a place like that for multiple seasons when your trainer is honestly a pretty piss poor one.

Johny_X2:
Futurama

I could be wrong, but I think the premise was that the universe always continues on the same path, so when the new one was created the people in it were the same as before, everything that had already happened before they left had happened again. Not to mention no one would have known about the original Leela, except for Fry and even then him coming back made it so Leela wouldn't have the same life as before.

Just once...it was after like the 13th episode of Firefly, and I just thought "This is just awful...I don't think I can watch any more of this!" Terrible characters, the script was painfully un-funny, the plot was all over the shop....some guy called Jayne?? It was too much!

It upset me so much that I wrote a letter to Fox to voice my opinion and it turns out that a lot of people felt the same...

(Even joking and I've upset myself!!) :(

Megalodon:

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.

The ending of Chuck is very bittersweet, for what is almost universally a very upbeat show. On the other hand, I think that actually gives it more weight than a "happily ever after" ending would have done. And additionally, I think that it really was a satisfying plot resolution at the same time.

I agree though, Chuck could have ended quite easily at the end of any one of the first three seasons, and at a number of points in between.

KefkaCultist:
Death Note

Yeah, pretty much. If ever there was a half-baked attempt to prolong an excellent series well past its sell-by-date, this was it. And until that point, it really was one of the best shows I have ever watched.

NameIsRobertPaulson:
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.

You sir are either lucky, a genius, or both. :)

Mainly because the series only get worse from there. Least in the beginning there was potential for it to get better, but instead they just kept finding new ways to keep going downhill. There was some cool moments but overall you saved yourself a lot of frustration. Nice job. :D

Although if you liked Seed's music check out the Destiny's OST(easily found on youtube), at the very least they still had some great songs there.

Tiamattt:

NameIsRobertPaulson:
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.

You sir are either lucky, a genius, or both. :)

Mainly because the series only get worse from there. Least in the beginning there was potential for it to get better, but instead they just kept finding new ways to keep going downhill. There was some cool moments but overall you saved yourself a lot of frustration. Nice job. :D

Although if you liked Seed's music check out the Destiny's OST(easily found on youtube), at the very least they still had some great songs there.

Cagalli Yula Attha is one of my favorite characters in any medium, so hearing about her being turned into a human What The Fuck moment bugged the hell out of me. No regrets here.

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.

If you don't mind, I'll give you some character based, story-driven stuff.
Fullmetal Alchemist
Love Hina (invented a few stereotypes)
Azumanga Daioh
Silver Spoon
Bakuman
Good Ending (it gets really dumb around the middle)

Give these a try. I'd recommend reading Love Hina and Bakuman instead of watching the anime. Good Ending and Silver Spoon are only manga at the moment, neither of which are licensed in English yet.

laraghboy:
Just once...it was after like the 13th episode of Firefly, and I just thought "This is just awful...I don't think I can watch any more of this!" Terrible characters, the script was painfully un-funny, the plot was all over the shop....some guy called Jayne?? It was too much!

It upset me so much that I wrote a letter to Fox to voice my opinion and it turns out that a lot of people felt the same...

(Even joking and I've upset myself!!) :(

You're going to burn in a very special level of hell.

I recently stopped watching Code Geass after a few episodes of season 2. Maybe I'll get back into it, but the sudden fanservice feels really unneccessary.

Ps:

Sewa_Yunga:

laraghboy:
Just once...it was after like the 13th episode of Firefly, and I just thought "This is just awful...I don't think I can watch any more of this!" Terrible characters, the script was painfully un-funny, the plot was all over the shop....some guy called Jayne?? It was too much!

It upset me so much that I wrote a letter to Fox to voice my opinion and it turns out that a lot of people felt the same...

(Even joking and I've upset myself!!) :(

You're going to burn in a very special level of hell.

I recently stopped watching Code Geass after a few episodes of season 2. Maybe I'll get back into it, but the sudden fanservice feels really unneccessary.

Ps:

I know... It's all part of the plan! Ya see, the Fox execs who canceled it will be in there with me, and then.....REVENGE!!
(Happily hell-bound just to retaliate for the show and all the other Browncoats!)

teebeeohh:
The big bang theory, the episode starts with Howard saying: let's place some d&d. That's the joke.
Oh and I stopped watching the clone wars when they went into the giant triangle of stupid and met literal representations of the light and dark side(which I am not sure actually exists, isn't the working theory in the EU that it's all up to the user?), complete with plot convenience amnesia.

Dear god I hated Mortis. It was an excuse to rip off Avatar's art direction and threw out any subtlety the Force had left. The Force, in its barest form, is there to drive the plot, the "will of the force" is fate, pushing characters towards their destiny. From there, it can be interpreted in any way you want. But Mortis comes and fucks it all up by making the Father, Son, and Daughter bullshit, complete with Sam Witwer's awful voice acting.

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

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)

uhh...what does escape to the movies have to do with ME3?

launchpadmcqwak:

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

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)

uhh...what does escape to the movies have to do with ME3?

Bob did address the Mass Effect 3 issue on The Big Picture and I guess because of that we can't trust anything the man says now..?

Seriously though if I forced myself to disregard the opinion of everyone just for saying something stupid on the internet I wouldn't be able to listen to anybody anymore... including myself.

Chuck: Chuck Versus The Ring, the S2 finale. Way to toss the entire premise of a show down the toilet, guys.

Glee: One episode. I wanted to love it, and laugh at it, and make fun of the rampant abuse of tropes... and then Lea Michele opened her mouth. And I had to leave the room before I threw a boot through my TV.

The first episode of season 4 of "Being Human" (the UK version). You don't kill off three fourths of the main cast all at once! You just don't do that! If you're going to kill people off in order to introduce new characters, fine. But do it gradually so that the audience has time to get to know and like the new guys (admittedly, one of the replacements was already a recurring character, but his character arc had already been pretty definitively wrapped up by that point).
WARNING: Huge spoilers ahead...


It's a real shame too, because the events of this episode were pointing to a really interesting arc, but I just can't bring myself to watch any more. And until this point, "Being Human" was absolutely fantastic, as proven with the episode that introduced Adam: when you can introduce a character and make me loathe him, but then turn things around and have me care about and sympathize with him, all within the space of one episode, it's hard to get much better.

Hmm... I'm not sure if there's ever a specific episode that I decided to just stop watching a show. Usually what happens is I just find myself drifting away from a show and before I know it, it's been months or years since I've last seen it. For example, back during my big Anime days, I was really into Inuyasha (yeah yeah I know) but as the show when on, I found myself growing bored of it and eventually I just stopped watching it. I don't even remember the last episode I watched.

I guess the one show that does come to mind is House.

The beginning of season 2 of MLP I noticed a big difference in the writing and just lost interest afterwards. I looked at several other episodes after but they were know different.

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.

I hate to butt in, but you misunderstood the episode and what they were trying to say. Connotation does not discredit definition. Faith goes beyond religion and is related more to the idea of belief. For example, you have faith in your perception; you have faith that your friends like you; you have faith that things that you cannot see still exist; you have faith that modern science is valid. By this definition, everything requires faith, even science. Science is always changing and always being disproven. Its continual adaptability is what makes it unique, but the theories still need faith. That's what Extra Credits was trying to say.

Also, you misused the term "straw man". If anything, you're the one applying the term by claiming your narrow and misleading definition of the word "faith" as the only one. On top of that, "So to call Science faith is to say science is a region, and it's not," is a huge fallacy.

http://www.livescience.com/22091-black-holes-quantum-mechanics-theory.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superseded_scientific_theories

Yep. Scrubs.

Dr. Cox spent the entire episode trying to figure out how to tell his friend that the friend's son most likely had Aspergers syndrome. I stopped watching that day. As someone with Aspergers, I am legitimately offended by the insinuation that this was, in any way, bad news. Hell, I'd have thrown the kid a fucking shower.

"Woo-hoo, you get to spend your entire life being better than everyone else, percieving patterns they miss, and seeing them all as sluggish and dull-witted by comparison! Rock on!"

tippy2k2:
(Bob being the most obvious example).

To be fair, with the guy they got to play Bob, he could have been turned into a cyborg caveman hooker and I would have been okay with it.

AperioContra:
The Big Bang Theory. Hard to pick a specific moment, but probably the costume party episode where everybody comes in dressed like the Flash. It didn't piss me off, but it was a bit of an epiphany for me. It was almost like the writers knew what nerds were... they possibly even have seen a couple in the street, but they don't quite understand what makes them work. It's really poking fun at nerds from an outside standpoint than actually being a nerd comedy and that unsettles me.

I ran into the exact same thing with Big Bang Theory. It was definitely not made by people who lived the lifestyle. I have since found "The IT Crowd" from the BBC. It does a much better job of it.

Since MLP keeps coming up, season 3 finale broke the illusion that it's not barbie princess girly, & it had 30 minutes of awful pop music.

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.

yeah, lots of series peter out at the end. Battlestar Galactica certainly did, and LOST did big time.. but by that point, it's too late.

I was actually quite excited leading up to the ending of LOST, I just didn't see that particular twist coming and it just seemed so stupid.

King Billi:

launchpadmcqwak:

lemby117:

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)

uhh...what does escape to the movies have to do with ME3?

Bob did address the Mass Effect 3 issue on The Big Picture and I guess because of that we can't trust anything the man says now..?

Seriously though if I forced myself to disregard the opinion of everyone just for saying something stupid on the internet I wouldn't be able to listen to anybody anymore... including myself.

Oh I never listen to what I have to say, since I found that not only do I mostly tell random nonsense, no I am also unbearably unfunny at times.
Also it makes life just so much easier.

Witty Name Here:

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.

For me it was when they brought back Sylar. Honestly, the whole "Heel Face Revolving Door" thing and the fact he stole the spotlight from other potential villains is... Very annoying.

Anyways, for shows all about technology solving crimes, most shows like CSI and NCIS don't seem to know much about tech.

Perhaps the episode that killed CSI: Miami for me was the notorious "video game" episode... Just because it was so downright stupid that I felt like punching the writers in the face. Essentially, there was a brutal bank robbery, lots of people were killed... And one of the gunmen dropped some sort of "counter".

The gunmen's motivation? They were playing some "grand theft auto" rip off and got bored so they decided to shoot up a bank. Why did they have counters on them? Because they were using that to track the amount of "points" they were getting from killing cops. The worst part is they were treating it like the video game is the "real" culprit. The person who made the game was portrayed as some asshole who refused to give them any info because of what amounts to "I don't want to spoil the game", and they had this incredibly ham fisted speech from one of the detectives saying "I know this game, used to play it too... But then I had to stop all these violent video games, they were gettin' to real".

It was incredibly INCREDIBLY offensive, in my opinion. Someone shoots up a bank? Oh it's not because of mental health issues, greed, or anything like that, it's because they played a video game and thought it would be fun!

One of the Law & Order series did the exact same thing....Very insulting scapegoating.

Johny_X2:
Futurama

I could get past that episode, but only by ignoring it in my headcanon. I did spend about a week afterwards grappling with the fact, and found the implications deeply disturbing.

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