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

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I think it was the first episode of glee that introduced that dreadlocked christian guy. Joseph? I don't even know.
Glee had so much potential to be a good show. From the outset it seemed kind of like Seinfeld set in highschool with musical numbers thrown in. A bunch of dysfunctional people doing dysfunctional things to each other with snappy writing and one of the best "mean coach" villains I'd ever seen.

Aand then they started trying to have a message. It tried to make the characters sympathetic. It started shying away from black comedy and started focusing more on "teen issues" and it lost me when one of those issues became "teens want to have sex and if you're not then something's wrong with you."

As someone who abstains for a variety of reasons ranging from religious to personal health, and as someone who is close friends with an asexual, this just rankled me too much. I don't care what someone else does with their body but if they'd be offended if I tried to tell them what to do with it I don't know why they think I'd be any more receptive to someone trying to tell me what I should be doing with mine.

Well I didn't quit the series but...Higurashi Kira. I couldn't finish an episode. It felt like they took one of my favorite franchises, found everything in it that was good and entertaining, took it out and replaced it with massive amounts of fan service. As a sequel it was atrocious, but even as a stand alone series it still stands to be one of the worst anime series ever created.

OK, now that my little rant is out of the way I will get to normal shows:

X-Factor: I don't know if this counts, but I actualy didn't mind the show the first or second time. But then the show started to get kind of old the third time, and I am pretty sure we are now on our sixth X-Factor, just how repetitive it is makes me never want to watch it.
As a little mini rant - every year nearly everyone I know says "this is a fix, there is no way I'll ever watch it again next year" and then they go on and watch it anyway. Well no wonder it is a fix if no one if going to do a bloody thing about it...

Big Bang Theory: I actually didn't mind the first one or two episodes I saw all that much, but after a while it just felt kind of samey to me. The character all have their roles and they don't seem to go beyond that. For example we have the dumb blonde, the virgin guy who makes tons of sex jokes, the nerdy asian obsessed with science. I just felt the show played it safe.

I remember I tried to watch the soap opera HollyOaks once because it actually had a fairly decent story about a guy called Sylas, however over a year later with the story line still going on I decided "screw this", they dragged the story on so much it just started to irritate me. Hold on a second, can I amend this to "every soap opera I have ever watched ever"?

McMarbles:

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.

Ah yes, the Prime Directive was created to allow Archer to condone genocide. Son of a bitch.

Eddie the head:

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.

I know what connotation is. I still disagree with you. Maybe there was simply a misunderstanding on which use of the word "faith" they were talking about; maybe EC should have been more clear on the definition they chose to use. But you still should have been able to know that faith, although commonly associated with religion, isn't only about religion. If your issue is that "faith" can be applied to science but only by technicality, then you might have a good point worth expanding on.

Also, screaming "I'm guy" at a gay bar has nothing to do with connotation; it deals with misunderstanding.

Note: I'm not mad nor trying to insult you. We're having a conversation ^-^

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 I may be so bold to make a suggestion, I would recommend trying out Spice and Wolf. The show breaks a lot of sterotypes down, with no multi-episode fights and a female protagonists that is (gasp) not reliant on the male to save her every single plot line.
As for myself, I stopped watching Clone wars much after the Zillo beast episode. Not so much cause it sucked, but because I'm a giant monster movie fan and knew they would never do something that awesome again. I kinda wish they brought the Zillobeast back again.I still occasionally watch in episode if I'm in the Star Wars mood but don't have time for a full movie.

tippy2k2:

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...

Thats in the middle of the baount/bant part. its pretty shit. But the reason is that its part of the filler arc. skip EVERY filler and the shows alot less boring.

lot of battlestar galactica hatred,
but then I didn't watch any more than the first half of the first series(its on my list)
Ohhhhhkay.
a lo of what I'm going to say is gonna come across as Misogynistic,
but(badly done)Female characters,whether strong or clingy,sane or nuts,ruin quite a few series for me,
Breaking Bad,I'd have drowned walt's wife in the pool,
Justified,the whole,wife/ex wife thing got fucking tiresome,and yay four Kickass episodes into series 4,
here comes the thieving lying bitch again.yippee.
same with The Walking Dead,a whole host of female characters fucked that up for me.
And before the flames start pouring in I LOVE strong female characters,christ there isn't a badly written female in the whole of Firefly,even the inicidentals.
So it CAN be done,it just so,so,so seldom is,and it spells doom for a series.
Forgot to mention Deadwood and that Laudanum addled fucking idiot,
as a perfect comparison mrs Mills in Hell on Wheels is brilliantly done.
discuss/rage/call me a pig,its all one to me.

I got pretty pissed off by American Horror Story Season 2. I wanted to just call it quits after the first episode but for some reason I willed myself to keep going and it just did not improve. I really should have seen it coming after season 1 went from a show with decent (not amazing) horror to just being another overly sexualized soap opera. ugh

There's a few - Chuck had well and truly lost me towards the end. I soldiered on anyway and finished the final season... and really wish I hadn't.

Heroes lost me maybe six episodes into the first season, the characters just never grabbed me. From the snippets I saw of the series after that, I'm glad I didn't bother.

Game of Thrones had me bored to tears after two episodes. On a bunch of people's recommendations though I gave it another try and I'm glad I did, because whatever it was I missed the first time around clicked the second and now I love the show.

I echo other people's WTF sentiments about the end of Battlestar Galactica too, though like everyone else, it was the last bit of the last episode so there wasn't much you could do about it. I suspect if it wasn't the end then I still would've persisted with the show though.

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.

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

I'm with you on this one. I don't know what episode of season 3 lost me but it was fast and unforgiving like a prison rape and left an emotional scar that shows every time I talk about the show now. But even after such an ordeal I kept with the show and finished it but after the 2nd prison rape followed by a few shankings that was the horrid of a last season and a final deathblow to my nuts and skull with that(and it hurts me to call it this) ending I might never love a show again the same.

schiz0phren1c:
lot of battlestar galactica hatred,
but then I didn't watch any more than the first half of the first series(its on my list)
Ohhhhhkay.
a lo of what I'm going to say is gonna come across as Misogynistic,
but(badly done)Female characters,whether strong or clingy,sane or nuts,ruin quite a few series for me,
Breaking Bad,I'd have drowned walt's wife in the pool,
Justified,the whole,wife/ex wife thing got fucking tiresome,and yay four Kickass episodes into series 4,
here comes the thieving lying bitch again.yippee.
same with The Walking Dead,a whole host of female characters fucked that up for me.
And before the flames start pouring in I LOVE strong female characters,christ there isn't a badly written female in the whole of Firefly,even the inicidentals.
So it CAN be done,it just so,so,so seldom is,and it spells doom for a series.
Forgot to mention Deadwood and that Laudanum addled fucking idiot,
as a perfect comparison mrs Mills in Hell on Wheels is brilliantly done.
discuss/rage/call me a pig,its all one to me.

Walt's wife sickens me to the very CORE, to my very soul even! I love the show so much that I just now pretend she doesn't exist. What a stupid, poorly written and acted part she plays in every single solitary episode shes in. I try not to hate on the actress cause I know its not fully her fault but I'm actually starting to hate her very face and voice.

I love The Good Wife, I find the show to be well researched, and it has a very progresive view for the most part.
But it's writers just don't know jack shit about international politics, and each time they have to portray another country, it's government and people, they do an insultingly bad job. Their portrayal of Hugo Cavaez was shameful, and basicly copypasted the right wing's public carciature of him.
Also, I loved Castle at the beggining as a dark comedy and it's satirical parody of maudlin generic crime-shows. As it turns out, because that is what gets the ratings, Castle has become just anonther of the shows it used to mock, and makes the same mistakes. At least it used to have some over-the-top ludicrous comedy episodes, but lately it has gotten ridiculous, and just plain stupid. If you want me to take your show seriously (which is already a betrayal, as us, the viewers came for comedy) don't give me some of the stupidest plots in the planet (the whole Beckett's mom thing was loathed by me since season fucking one and it becomes exponentially dumber as you progress further in) and then, last week, I think it was, JUST WENT AND REENACTED TAKEN. SERIOUSLY. Oh, and Castle's dad is Rambo. Because, you know. And a reenacment of Taken on a 2 dollar budget with the shittiest greenscreen ever seen on TV, because they could not go to Paris. Goodbye Castle. Beckett was such a good caharacter, somehow (maybe one particular writer does her or the actress is just that good a fit that crappy dialogue sounds better on her), that I kept watching, but I don't care anymore.

I stopped watching The Walking Dead after the episode 18 Miles Out. By that episode I was already fed up with every single character and the promise of watching several of them die was not enough to keep me watching that tripe. Nobody is likeable, either because they're evil, insane, or just plain stupid, and for zombie fiction its incredibly cliché. Five times an episode I'd literally yell at my TV "SHUT THE F*** UP LORI!" and by 18 Miles Out I was also yelling it at Andrea and Shane, and hoping that Daryl would go nuts and kill everyone and they could restart the series with just him hallucinating his racist brother, at least that would be more interesting than the poorly-written melodrama and constant blatant stupidity.

I'm surprised that no one has said it yet, but:

The Simpsons - That 90s Episode
In this episode, Marge and Homer are attending college (even though it was established that they weren't able to go to college) in the early 90s as early 20-somethings (but they're 60s children), and Homer starts a grunge band that's a poor parody of Nirvana. Homer makes it big with his song 'Shave Me', and become depressed because... Marge is hanging out with some guy and Weird Al makes a parody of his song called 'Brain Freeze' (Ok, can't recall shit about the other guy, but in real life Weird Al asks the band's permission to do song parodies, and they consider it an honor to have Weird Al to do a parody of their song). Marge at some point goes to Homer, but finds him comatose on the floor and thinks he's dead, and flushes his drugs down the toilet. But uh-ho, that was Homer's insulin! He's really just a diabetic! Yeah, doughnut inhaling, beer guzzling Homer is a diabetic.
Bite my ass! This episode was not only unfunny, it grossly mocked Kurt Cobain's death! That was the last straw for me, and I stopped watching the Simpsons finally.

The Walking Dead - Season One finale
The show was slow, boring, introduced all kinds of crap that wasn't in the comics (numbers of new characters, most of which were there to die, Ludacris and the Nursing Home of FEEL BAD ALREADY!, laying down the derp on everyone), and with this episode we get the Wild Wacky CDC Jamboree! We've got an AI, a scientist that pretty much knows everything about the outbreak, SPAGHETTI!!, and Shane being all pissy because he wants Lori for who knows why. Uh-oh, but the scientist is gonna blow them up! What will we do? I know, this one lady was just carrying a grenade with her this whole time just because! That'll make us an exit! Whoopie! Oh, and they're trying to really to get you to realize that Dale loves Andrea. With SUBTLETY!!
Go suck an egg, I'm done here.

Not, sure if this counts, but...

Demo Reel - Pilot
Doug Walker and others waste over a half hour doing unfunny movie parodies and unfunny movie making behind the scenes shit. With costumes that look like they had less than two minutes to put together.
And now he's trying to justify that tank by cramming in the others into his Nostalgia Critic reviews by having super drawn out unfunny jokes that take up more time than the review does. (seriously, in his review of Pearl Harbor, there was more 'derp, Michael Bay is a cruddy director' 'joke' scenes than there was review)

Varanfan9:

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 I may be so bold to make a suggestion, I would recommend trying out Spice and Wolf. The show breaks a lot of sterotypes down, with no multi-episode fights and a female protagonists that is (gasp) not reliant on the male to save her every single plot line.
As for myself, I stopped watching Clone wars much after the Zillo beast episode. Not so much cause it sucked, but because I'm a giant monster movie fan and knew they would never do something that awesome again. I kinda wish they brought the Zillobeast back again.I still occasionally watch in episode if I'm in the Star Wars mood but don't have time for a full movie.

I've watched Spice and Wolf and enjoyed it a lot, great series. There's a few other series I greatly enjoyed as well.

The problem kinda seems to be that for every good series I find I first have to shift through half a dozen bad ones that I quit watching after the third episode.

A great deal of anime have done that. A great deal of cartoons. The first episode of My Little Pony. Tons of webshows. I'm pretty picky.

For me, Star Trek: Enterprise. Even from he start, it was a bit off. The ship was far too modern looking (talking as a Trekkie), but stories were interesting. But the Temporal Cold War and the Sphere builders just killed it for me.
I never watched all of season 3 or any of season 4.

I couldn't think of any for a long while, but that's mainly because I had completely blocked it from my mind.

House.

Even when the show became a soap opera rather than a medical drama, I still loved watching every episode.
Until Season 7.

The episode with the 16 year old sailor, who the team says needs an arm amputation due to cancer. The girl is told what will happen and absolutely refuse its, the parents won't go against their daughters wishes.
The teams reaction: They give the girl something to cause a slowing of the heart rate(and unconsciousness), then the lie to the parents saying that the problem with the arm caused it, and brow beat the parents until they agreed to amputation.
Girl wakes up, no idea what's going on. Arm's gone.

I couldn't watch any of the following episodes, still don't know how the show ends, don't want to know, don't even want to watch any of the pre-S7 episodes that I knew I had liked.
I just couldn't want anything to do with the show anymore.

Pissing me off even remembering it.

The final episode of Death Valley. The fact that it tried to make it more serious and story oriented than it was (according to me) suppose to be. Cops, but with zombies, wherewolfs and vampires + more humor.

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 actually feel the same way. It was the beginning of season 3 for me, when I realized they weren't going to have in-show continuity. Basically, each season was a reboot. Also, the fact that they got rid of my favorite side characters EVERY DARN SEASON PREMERIE. That pissed me off to no end.

Criminal Minds

There was an episode where this couple would capture pretty blonde women, lock them up in the basement, and the guy would rape them to get them pregnant. The goal was to get blonde baby boys from the women. The wife was infertile and the couple was on some aryan male supremacy kick. If the kidnapped women failed producing the desired baby, they and the baby would be killed. If successful, the baby got to live a life upstairs never knowing who their real mother was, while mom was repeatedly raped again for another child.

In the end however, the last victim seemed to come out completely unphased and extremely worried about the well being of the baby she was repeatedly raped into having. In fact another woman who had been previously killed but was in for a short time in the beginning had a weird fascination with protecting the baby she was raped into having. There was no mental or emotional scarring at all from that experience. Yeah, they were taken care of well to ensure the babies produced were healthy, but what the hell?

The implications of all this came off really bad to me. It was like they were trying to say motherly's instincts just kick in when a woman becomes pregnant and the kidnapping, imprisonment, rape, murder, and giving and/or watching painful birth without the proper medical care part doesn't really matter. Promoting the idea that rape is a natural form of reproduction and women are natural baby factories. It expresses the idea women aren't harmed by extreme sex slavery as long as they are well taken care of and they get to have babies.

Wow.

I can understand if one woman exhibited this, some women would be like this and have concern for a baby produced in such a scenario, but both women? I know if I were in that situation, I would not want anything to do with that baby, especially after all that horror, dehumanization and violation. I'm really surprised none of the women attempted to commit suicide.

The session 7 finale of How I Met Your Mother.

I am not going to go to specifics to avoid spoilers, but they changed Ted from being a romantic well-meant character to being a douche that considered nothing in the pursuit for his own happiness. It also became quite clear the creators of the show had no idea about how to end it, so they keep dragging it out disposing characters and resetting arcs to maintain the status quo (which was clear before, but at that point it became evident).

I can't think of a single episode where I quit watching the series[I do remember several episodes of supernatural I skipped because they were too stupid to watch tho]. I did stop watching bleach tho once I found out that I had watch 4 seasons and 2 of them weren't cannon. That shit made me rage quit a show.

ClockworkUniverse:
I was watching The Sopranos with my parents for awhile, but felt like it was going downhill. Then there was this one episode (I think the start of Season 5) with this random, hilariously stupid plot about how there was a bear in their back yard and I just quit.

This but I was on the fourth to last episode or something of the last ever series. I was literally so bored with it that I've never even bothered to watch the last 3 or 4 episodes.

Darthbawls77:

schiz0phren1c:
lot of battlestar galactica hatred,
but then I didn't watch any more than the first half of the first series(its on my list)
Ohhhhhkay.
a lo of what I'm going to say is gonna come across as Misogynistic,
but(badly done)Female characters,whether strong or clingy,sane or nuts,ruin quite a few series for me,
Breaking Bad,I'd have drowned walt's wife in the pool,
Justified,the whole,wife/ex wife thing got fucking tiresome,and yay four Kickass episodes into series 4,
here comes the thieving lying bitch again.yippee.
same with The Walking Dead,a whole host of female characters fucked that up for me.
And before the flames start pouring in I LOVE strong female characters,christ there isn't a badly written female in the whole of Firefly,even the inicidentals.
So it CAN be done,it just so,so,so seldom is,and it spells doom for a series.
Forgot to mention Deadwood and that Laudanum addled fucking idiot,
as a perfect comparison mrs Mills in Hell on Wheels is brilliantly done.
discuss/rage/call me a pig,its all one to me.

Walt's wife sickens me to the very CORE, to my very soul even! I love the show so much that I just now pretend she doesn't exist. What a stupid, poorly written and acted part she plays in every single solitary episode shes in. I try not to hate on the actress cause I know its not fully her fault but I'm actually starting to hate her very face and voice.

May I ask what the problem with Skylar is? I keep seeing such vitriol for her pop up around here and I just don't get it, mainly because I find her to be a pretty sympathetic character myself

-Season 2 of SeaQuest DSV, really enjoy the first series. The second series was terrible, can't remember which episode I quit on but never finish watching the season. There was a couple of problems with season two most of the cast changed and the story-lines were way too cheesy and over the top.

-Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle - Think I got up to episode two or three, found the show extremely dull. Which is a shame because I really love xxxHolic.

-Family Guy - Couldn't even get through season eleven. I haven't really enjoy the show overall for a while but it just got way to sick.

-Futurama straight to dvd movies (between season 4 and 5) Think it might have been Beast of a Billion Backs or as I call it lets screw up everyone's relationships and they just weren't that funny. Might check out the fifth season eventually but it might be sometime.

Pifflestick:
I stopped watching The Walking Dead after the episode 18 Miles Out. By that episode I was already fed up with every single character and the promise of watching several of them die was not enough to keep me watching that tripe. Nobody is likeable, either because they're evil, insane, or just plain stupid, and for zombie fiction its incredibly cliché. Five times an episode I'd literally yell at my TV "SHUT THE F*** UP LORI!" and by 18 Miles Out I was also yelling it at Andrea and Shane, and hoping that Daryl would go nuts and kill everyone and they could restart the series with just him hallucinating his racist brother, at least that would be more interesting than the poorly-written melodrama and constant blatant stupidity.

I am with you 100%.

The only character I liked by the end of season 2 was Daryl. So then season 3's here that focuses on every other character.

Nope, I'm done.

Scrubs Season 9, probably somewhere around episode 4 or 5.

The damn show had a good ending that left noone out but NOOOO.

They had to go further, sending Janitor on the Bus and reducing the role of Carla to the "Wife on the Phone", wich was col when Columbo did it, cause we never saw her, but dammit, she was in it for 8 full seasons.

Kelso still hanging around the Hospital like the 20 year old whos still hanging around his old school instead of going on with his life and Doc. Mahonis totally personalitiy change....

Yeah, the shark wasn't just jumped, they rocketed off to the moon.

Another one here for battlestar galactica the last season was just such complete shit but i held out all the way to the end wish i'd just quit as the ruined the whole brand for me to the point where now i'm unwilling to watch anything even battlestar galactica related.

Accel:
May I ask what the problem with Skylar is? I keep seeing such vitriol for her pop up around here and I just don't get it, mainly because I find her to be a pretty sympathetic character myself

Sympathetic? Walt is sympathetic. Skyler is the physical manifestation of infuriating annoyance. Sometimes, I have to just stop watching for a while to cool off or be too angry to enjoy the show because of her. She's extremely self-centered and is a sanctimonious hypocrite, and she seems to be doing shit with the express purpose to be as annoying as humanly possible. How people can sympathise with her is a mystery to me.

just recently; supernatural the one with felicia day in it with the larping, I could't even get thorugh the ep, havent watched it since.

Denamic:

Accel:
May I ask what the problem with Skylar is? I keep seeing such vitriol for her pop up around here and I just don't get it, mainly because I find her to be a pretty sympathetic character myself

Sympathetic? Walt is sympathetic. Skyler is the physical manifestation of infuriating annoyance. Sometimes, I have to just stop watching for a while to cool off or be too angry to enjoy the show because of her. She's extremely self-centered and is a sanctimonious hypocrite, and she seems to be doing shit with the express purpose to be as annoying as humanly possible. How people can sympathise with her is a mystery to me.

The irony in that whole paragraph is pretty funny. Walt is sympathetic? Skyler is self-centered?

Now keep in mind, I love Walt. I think he's one of the most fascinating characters I've seen on television.

But the guy is anything BUT sympathetic. He is, after all, the one who started making fucking METH behind Skyler's back. Sure, he originally started it for his family, but that stopped being his motivation long ago; whereas now he's only still doing it satisfy his own desires. In the meantime, he's done some pretty heinous things, including manipulating Jesse (even letting Jesse's girlfriend die) and putting his family in danger with Gus.

Meanwhile, Skyler not only finds out her husband is making meth (for which she SHOULD have turned him in immediately or at least left him as soon as she found out), but she also has to be the one to maintain a normal-looking family (keeping that pretty horrible secret from her kids for one thing) while keeping Walt from getting arrested. And Walt keeps wearing his arrogance on his sleeve, ESPECIALLY in the latest season, doing things like buying his son a flashy new car and even "forgiving" Skyler (as he never did anything wrong to her).

Skyler's a wife who's been put into a really shitty situation and, all things considered, she's been handling it pretty damn well.

8a88leph1sh:
I got pretty pissed off by American Horror Story Season 2. I wanted to just call it quits after the first episode but for some reason I willed myself to keep going and it just did not improve. I really should have seen it coming after season 1 went from a show with decent (not amazing) horror to just being another overly sexualized soap opera. ugh

Likewise, but I stayed for James Cromwell because he was simply a joy to watch.


That's the part I gave up at.

Hm, normally shows "phase out" instead of ending with a big "nope-moment", but Bleach really got me. If forgot what that plot arc is called, but basically, after a season that finished an arc quite nicely, instead of FINALLY exploring the pretty interesting setting a little more or focus on characters or really just anything, they just introduce this new kind of people (trying not to spoil anything).
I heard the creator of the manga once said "Whenever I don't know where to go with the series, I just invent some stupidly powerful new character and throw him in" - and if he actually said that, WELL EFFING DONE, you have the capability of seeing the problem. Now fix it.

About Breaking Bad: I still watch and love the show, but I don't do it because of Walt anymore. Obviously, spoiler alert.
He just becomes completely unsympathetic - his only reason to stay in the business is because "it's the only thing he is really good at". He has more money than Skyler can even count. He becomes excessively cruel simply to keep up a business which has no reason to exist anymore. I kinda get why Skyler says "I'm just waiting for the cancer to come back and finish you off". Not that I like Skyler. She behaves VERY irrational, at times hypocritical and here and there even out of character. Jesse has, in my eyes at least, become the new emotional anchor for the viewer - someone who actively tries to become a better human. Walt started in a horrible situation and did the things he felt he had to do, which is something a lot of people can identify with. But now, Jesse is in that situation. All in all, I still love that show and I even still like Walt, but I just can't really identify with him anymore.
(Also, I really love the "in "insert country with decent social structure here" Walt would have gotten treatment and the show would have been over after 2 episodes".)

I also quit reading Warhammer 40k books (well, except for well-justified exceptions) after reading TWO absolutely abysmal ones. The one that really sticks out in my mind is "Battle for Hellsreach", where the translator for the german version (at least I pray to the Emperor that it was just a translation-goof) implied on the backside of the book that the Forces of Chaos would show up. Basically it said "The hordes of Chaos are attacking!". Orks are NOT the hordes of Chaos. That would be, you know, the hordes of effing Chaos. They did that on two separate books. The same mistake. There is no Chaos in those books. Just Orks. Which would be ok, but it's also dreadfully boring, a boilerplate story that desperately tries to make us care about stereotypes. I will avoid that "Space Marine Battles" book-line from now on. Gaunt's Ghosts and Ciphias Caine were way better.
(It also made me realise that I don't like the Black Templars a lot, but that is an entirely different matter.)

hermes200:
The session 7 finale of How I Met Your Mother.

I am not going to go to specifics to avoid spoilers, but they changed Ted from being a romantic well-meant character to being a douche that considered nothing in the pursuit for his own happiness. It also became quite clear the creators of the show had no idea about how to end it, so they keep dragging it out disposing characters and resetting arcs to maintain the status quo (which was clear before, but at that point it became evident).

If it's any consolation he spends most of the next episode realising that he's being ridiculous... then the universe decides to cop-out and let him get away with it so there's that <.<

I THINK what they've done since shows that he was meant to be heading towards a realisation that he's fallen as a character, but I don't know if I can give the writers that much credit

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