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

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Eddie the head:
So to call Science faith is to say science is a region, and it's not.

Mmmmm, I think it's your misunderstanding that was the problem there. Faith is not strictly a religious word, just like rape is not strictly sexual, and parties are not strictly fun. Just because people mostly use it one way doesn't make that the word's only use.

Faith simply means to believe something without having absolutely all of the evidence, and science works on that principle because we've never had, and may never have, completely complete evidence for just about anything, but we have to accept what little evidence is acquired to build on and move forward.

I think people were just being obtuse to spark religious debate, because internet.

OT: Has anyone mentioned The Simpsons? I bet someone has. For me, the episode with Kid Rock.

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.

Yeah this basically.
Mid season Durarara with those crappy plot twist and the end of desert punk as well. I'll add When they cry because repeating the story with the characters changing different psychopathic angles didn't interest me anymore for the second time.

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?

Basically I take bob's views with a lot more salt now after ME3 and a couple of film reviews that I ended up disagreeing with after seeing the movie

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.

gotta say i disagree, when they bring back the original cast and heros the show got so much better cause lets face it shen was a piss poor character.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

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.

ok she was always human, but if you mean her being a Coordinator she really wasnt. She was a "natural" and was only seen using any sort of speical power in the final episode of seed which could be explained as her finally becomeing an expert pilot due to her evolveing past some barrier.(happened alot in the first gundam which both seeds are losely based on)

and just so you know she becomes a true bad ass about 10 episodes when she gets her new gundam:)

ecoho:

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.

gotta say i disagree, when they bring back the original cast and heros the show got so much better cause lets face it shen was a piss poor character.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Tiamattt:

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.

ok she was always human, but if you mean her being a Coordinator she really wasnt. She was a "natural" and was only seen using any sort of speical power in the final episode of seed which could be explained as her finally becomeing an expert pilot due to her evolveing past some barrier.(happened alot in the first gundam which both seeds are losely based on)

and just so you know she becomes a true bad ass about 10 episodes when she gets her new gundam:)

What I had heard if she gets a couple episodes with the Akatsuki (which eventually gets piloted by... FUCK THAT FUCK THAT FUCK THAT... It's not as bad as Greedo Shot First... IT IS A LOT WORSE. You don't just edit a scene to suit your needs you fucks...), but for everything major is essentially Lacus in a military uniform.

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.

The same series that had that cool episode that showcased some new clone troopers and their character?

its funny but seed and seed destiny are one of my favorite gundam series wing being a close second

I am very forgiving of TV series, so it takes terrible season, not terrible single episodes to get me to quit.

I quit LOST on the final season. But I'm considering watching the last three episodes to just say I've finished it.

The Following which is currently on.

I was intrigued by this series because it was trying to sell a suspenseful thriller involving a serial killer with an Edgar Allen Poe fixation and the former disgruntled FBI who put him away. On the first episode, the serial killer subtly escapes the prison only to take care of some "unfinished business" and promptly surrenders to be put back in jail.

WHAT?

And people who previewed the episode were so astonished by this? SERIOUSLY?

Have these people never seen Supernatural, Lie to Me, Fringe, The Chicago Code, Bones, or any CSI series? They must not have because then they would have easily found this pilot episode completely underwhelming compared to any pilots of the aforementioned series.

I was willing to give the series a second chance and tuned in to the second episode. I promptly stopped watching this show afterwards.

I'm just a little perplexed as to why this show is still on the air and shows like Lie to Me and The Chicago Code were canceled.

I know this is not exactly what you are after as it was not a specific episode but here it is. My dad and I used to watch Lost back when it was on TV but it got to a point that we realized "these writers are just making shit up as they go,they have no idea where they are taking this." We gave up after Season 3, I can't remember if we finished the season or not.

I fell out of love with Nip/Tuck at Season 6, when the show just became a mess and shadow of it's former self. Everyone became unlikable and unrelatable I think the show really jumped the shark with the episode where it ended with the entire cast lip syncing the song "Happy." It was so out of place and just gave me douche chills.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIPO53rQ6DE

I stopped watching doctor who after the snowmen I'm only going to resume watching when they air new episodes.

Funny, that so many people are taking Battlestar Galactica apart. The moment the final remnants of human race (about 30,000 people, all crammed in to spaceships), decide to stage a mutiny against the very soldiers who are trying to save them, because of a need for a democratic government in the middle of a fucking WAR of ANNIHILATION made me just stare at the screen with disbelief. And the military didn't even enforce martial law to quell the uprising, but bent over backwards to appease the morons, leading in to more problems by selecting a totally incompetent people to lead them...

...But, I have to say, I still continued to follow the series, until the religion (i.e. last) season. Then the whole series was so full of crap, I could not bear it anymore and just quit.
Overall, I should not have continued to watch the series after the election shit. The two first seasons were ok, not great.

In the later seasons of Nip Tuck, the story just got plain silly and it started turning me off from the show but I stuck through it and finished it.

Hagi:
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.

Bolded for emphasis because fella, you could say that about a lot of cartoons.

Case in point, Adventure Time. I'd caught bits and pieces on Youtube before, but the first time I'd sat through an entire episode was the one with the lemon guy and it ends when they clone the annoying bastard. That was the last episode I ever saw.

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

And my mom, she watches that show too. :D

GamerMage:

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.

The same series that had that cool episode that showcased some new clone troopers and their character?

And have subsequently barely shown up at all since, and when they do, it's in a bit role that is over in 30 seconds. Season 5 has been atrocious so far.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

ecoho:

Tiamattt:

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.

gotta say i disagree, when they bring back the original cast and heros the show got so much better cause lets face it shen was a piss poor character.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

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.

ok she was always human, but if you mean her being a Coordinator she really wasnt. She was a "natural" and was only seen using any sort of speical power in the final episode of seed which could be explained as her finally becomeing an expert pilot due to her evolveing past some barrier.(happened alot in the first gundam which both seeds are losely based on)

and just so you know she becomes a true bad ass about 10 episodes when she gets her new gundam:)

What I had heard if she gets a couple episodes with the Akatsuki (which eventually gets piloted by... FUCK THAT FUCK THAT FUCK THAT... It's not as bad as Greedo Shot First... IT IS A LOT WORSE. You don't just edit a scene to suit your needs you fucks...), but for everything major is essentially Lacus in a military uniform.

she does only pilot akatsuki for a few episodes but then she goes down and become basicly the leader of the earth forces and yeah she is deffently quallified. That said she was always a better commander then pilot as her emotions were a bit too previlent, but hey to each their own i always say:)

6_Qubed:

Hagi:
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.

Bolded for emphasis because fella, you could say that about a lot of cartoons.

Case in point, Adventure Time. I'd caught bits and pieces on Youtube before, but the first time I'd sat through an entire episode was the one with the lemon guy and it ends when they clone the annoying bastard. That was the last episode I ever saw.

Okay?

So how exactly does it happening to other cartoons make it a defense for Anime or somehow invalid? Why is there a need for a case in point?

I'm not making any claims that all anime sucks. I'm not making any claims that anime is the only thing that sucks. Just saying that there's a good number of anime series I stopped watching due to the large number of stereotypes. Nothing more, nothing less.

That 70's show . When Eric went to Africa for god knows what reason . I'll watch the episodes up to that point ( seriously that show was really good ) but not a moment after .

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 know what you mean. It was somewhere in the midst of the shortened second season and the beginnings of season 3. More Syler, Ally Larter died but didn't, it was like they went from trying to take the interesting bits of comic book superheroes and put them on screen, to adopting all the idiotic things about comic book superhero stories and putting that on screen. I dunno. That shows potential just petered out in a microsecond.

Meh, whatever. It was fun for a while I guess.

debtcollector:
Second season of the Walking Dead. After they spent the entire first half looking for the same girl, I realized that the writers were pretty much making stuff up as they went.

Same for me, really. Granted, the show had one strike against it already because I'm thoroughly sick of the whole zombie fad.

Also: Enterprise. "Dear Doctor". Worse than singing hippies, Crusher getting seduced by a Scottish ghost, Ferengi sex-changes, and Paris turning into a salamander COMBINED.

CONFIRMED SHITCANNINGS:

HOUSE: When I realized every fucking episode was exactly the same.
CSI VEGAS: When I realized every fucking episode was exactly the same.
LOST: During the dregs of Season 3, although I would eventually return and finish out the show.
DEXTER: Early Season 3, the gradual transformation of Dexter from sociopath to sympathetic anti-hero annoyed/disgusted me.
GLEE: I hate to admit it, but I enjoyed early Glee. There was a dark humor very reminiscent of the excellent movie Election. However, a series has never gone off the rails so completely so fast.
DEATH NOTE: Around episode 24-26. Somewhere in there. You know why. =\

POSSIBLE UPCOMING SHITCANNINGS:

COMMUNITY: The first two episodes of S4 have almost killed my desire to ever see another one. That the awfulness was anticipated doesn't make it any easier to watch. A sad end for a once great show. Should've died when Harmon was fired.
THE WALKING DEAD: Get your shit together show. This "5 minutes of awesome, 40 minutes of garbage" formula is wearing thin.

The Queef Sisters episode of South Park made me quit watching it for years, but started watching it again. There was another show that I cannot mention here that I watched one episode of and turned it off half way through just because of how purely idiotic it was.

Bocaj2000:
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And you misunderstood what a connotation is. A connotation is the implied meaning and feelings associated with a word. The word guru can mean just someone who knows a lot about a certain field, IE a tech guru. But the connotation of the word imply's that you would be a leader of sorts. It's not what the word literally means it's the implied meaning behind the word. It would be the same as going in to a gay bar and screaming "I'm guy" then wondering why people are coming onto you, because gay just means happy.

I understand fully that faith can be used to describe Science, but so can propaganda that doesn't make it an good description.

Also. B-U-T. Unless you where insulting me.

Phuctifyno:
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Quote mining. But it's about the connotation of the word not the denotation. They are equally as important. If I called your wold view childish it imply's the negative qualities of being a child. If I called it Childlike, that imply's the positive qualities of being a child. The denotation of those words mean the exact same thing. Thinking like a child.

Maybe I did speak to strongly because you're not wrong to say to say Science needs faith, but you're desperately in need of some English lessons. No it's not wrong, but it's bad English that imply's a lot.

The pilot of Crusade, the babylon 5 spinoff. I couldn't even finish it. Such terrible everything. It took everything that made B5 great, and tossed it out the window.

Dexter Season 2 finale. Not so much pissed off though, as disappointed.
Making a tv series based on a person who commits very unethical crimes is an interesting premise. But a dangerous one. You need to connect with and sympathise with the main character to want to follow his story. Unless the story is so good that that doesn't matter. WIth Dexter that was not the case. And when...

I can't pinpoint an exact episode, but...

Walking Dead first season ending, booooring as hell, overdramatic, a total lack of... i donīt know, zombies, i canīt go on, i must admit i saw a couple episodes of the season 2, but never finished without fall sleep

themilo504:
I stopped watching doctor who after the snowmen I'm only going to resume watching when they air new episodes.

I'm confused. You're going to watch it when new episodes come out?

Then you haven't stopped watching the show have you?

BloatedGuppy:
CONFIRMED SHITCANNINGS:

HOUSE: When I realized every fucking episode was exactly the same.
CSI VEGAS: When I realized every fucking episode was exactly the same.
LOST: During the dregs of Season 3, although I would eventually return and finish out the show.
DEXTER: Early Season 3, the gradual transformation of Dexter from sociopath to sympathetic anti-hero annoyed/disgusted me.
GLEE: I hate to admit it, but I enjoyed early Glee. There was a dark humor very reminiscent of the excellent movie Election. However, a series has never gone off the rails so completely so fast.
DEATH NOTE: Around episode 24-26. Somewhere in there. You know why. =\

POSSIBLE UPCOMING SHITCANNINGS:

COMMUNITY: The first two episodes of S4 have almost killed my desire to ever see another one. That the awfulness was anticipated doesn't make it any easier to watch. A sad end for a once great show. Should've died when Harmon was fired.
THE WALKING DEAD: Get your shit together show. This "5 minutes of awesome, 40 minutes of garbage" formula is wearing thin.

I NEVER EVER could get into LOST. It was made doubly hard since I didn't like it but was surrounded by pretentious friends who thought it was deep and meaningful. The same type of people who enjoyed the Bayformers, but I digress.

I admit The Walking Dead had me lose interest more than a few times. I stopped watching midway through the first part of season 3 and started watching it again now, but I have to ask you a few things.

1) what exactly don't you like about TWD now? You think the pacing of action/exposition/character building is skewed? I kinda got that impression too.

2) What is your opinion on Michione? Cuz me personally, I can't stand her. She is a borderline Mary Sue imo. She is something straight out of a bad anime like BLEACH. Constantly dark and brooding, the katana, there is probably a backstory for her to explain all that but I don't really care. I feel like the show is forcing her Badassery on me... not so with Deryl or Meryl. Am I out on left field on this?

3) I notice Game of Thrones isn't on your list, so I got to ask. Should I start watching that show? I've put it off since I didn't really have an interest at first not having read the books. I also didn't really have time. Now that I can get the first two (or 3?) seasons is it worth it?

I've never been a *fan* of the Seth Macfarlane franchises but was never against them being on in the background or passing the time until something else was on. But Macfarlane's shows have some undercurrents of, if not misogyny, a lacking of empathy for sensitive issues on women. It's always kind of bugged me, but it never felt severe enough to not just be dismissed as comedic irreverence.

Then a few weeks ago I caught the tail end of an American Dad where Francine looks worked-over, and they make some joke about Stan threatening someone asking if she's okay -- and that was the punchline. It felt very unsettling, presented in a tone and construction that wasn't at all funny. Maybe I missed something earlier in the episode, but it sure didn't feel like it.

I don't think Macfarlane hates women, or thinks beating up women is inherently funny; but for the life of me I cannot see how else this scene was supposed to be taken. On it's own I probably could overlooked it, but it was a culmination of all the weird and off-putting jokes Macfarlane's shows have made at the expense of his female characters that I just don't want to subject myself to it anymore, in the hope of the fleeting and none-too-common good joke of his shows.

Other than my smug indignation at an easy target, I'd say I "stopped watching" DS9 (and all Star Trek) after season 5, and by "stopped watching" I mean I've forcefully tried to forget everything after S5. I liked the whole "Dominion War" arch as a concept, and even thought the "storyboard" version of how it all went down was pretty good, but all the little details they threw in just mangled the canon so much it wasn't worth it. (Worf kills Gowron? The Ferengi all but join the Federation? Why the hell is Miles O'Brien never promoted?) Things got a bit "too big" and silly in the finale, when to they used all of 10 extras to portray a full-scale, planet-wide overthrow of the Cardassian government.

Ishal:
1) what exactly don't you like about TWD now? You think the pacing of action/exposition/character building is skewed? I kinda got that impression too.

2) What is your opinion on Michione? Cuz me personally, I can't stand her. She is a borderline Mary Sue imo. She is something straight out of a bad anime like BLEACH. Constantly dark and brooding, the katana, there is probably a backstory for her to explain all that but I don't really care. I feel like the show is forcing her Badassery on me... not so with Deryl or Meryl. Am I out on left field on this?

3) I notice Game of Thrones isn't on your list, so I got to ask. Should I start watching that show? I've put it off since I didn't really have an interest at first not having read the books. I also didn't really have time. Now that I can get the first two (or 3?) seasons is it worth it?

1) TWD has terrible pacing problems and is still weighed down by a plethora of bad, poorly acted characters. Additionally, the titular environmental threat...the zombies...are rendered comical by their slowness and scarcity. Slow zombies are threatening en masse. They overwhelm you with pure force of numbers. When there's 6, and you're all inexplicably head-shotting them from 100 yards away, all sense of dread is gone. So we're left with human drama, which has been middling at best and agonizingly dull at worst.

2) One note character. One note writing, one note acting. I understand that she's meant to be suspicious and with-holding, but we're given nothing to hold on to aside from her competence. At least she's better than Andrea.

3) Game of Thrones is a perfectly serviceable show for anyone who hasn't read the books, and Chinese Water Torture for anyone who has. I enjoy seeing the "books" for the first time through the eyes of complete newcomers, so I'm getting some vicarious enjoyment of of it, but the number of pointless (and frequently awful) deviations from the books drives me to distraction.

I started being skeptical of Doctor Who at the first episode of the current season. I hung in there, though, hoping it would get better. It didn't. Then came the mid season finale, and I just couldn't take it anymore. Watching it made me so angry. So many logical fallacies... And Rory! Dear god, Rory was awesome! But all season he was given barely ANY attention!

Well, I don't own a TV, mostly because the majority of the shows that are shown are utter crap.

I've had moments like that though, for example in the anime Total Eclipse when soldiers get stranded on an island. The reason they got stranded was just so fucking retarded too. They forgot to secure the boat, and they're soldiers. Fuck I think any normal person would have thought of it, but for soldiers it feels like it should have been basic training. The show was stupid before, but I couldn't take anymore after that point.

Also, some of you people are waaay to sensitive about jokes and circumstances intended to be humorous. I'm purposefully not singling anyone out, because I don't want to have a huge argument with some guy on the internet, but some of you could consider lightening up a bit.

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