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

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Saw the pilot/premier for Two Broke Girls.
I never wanted to see that wretched garbage again.

The third episode of Legend of the Seeker. The first got me interested in the series, so I got the books. There were so many differences I just couldn't stomach watching the series any more.

Deathlyphil:

Eddie the head:

lemby117:

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.

As a physics student I'd like to throw my (little) weight in on this.

Science DOES require some "faith" as in belief in some things which can never be proved (or disproved). However the things that require faith are very simple things which are pretty much taken for granted by everyone who wants to live in a society.

These things are:

1) There is an objective reality (things actually happen and aren't purely based on perceptions)
2) Human perception gives good information about this objective reality

Nothing else in the scientific method HAS to be taken on faith as far as I can tell.

In a practical sense the use of the scientific method is often augmented and quickened by scientists who have faith in one of several competing theories and do the work necessary to either defend their theory or try to disprove the competitors. This isn't necessary but it doesn't actually change how exactly the scientific method works just the motivation of those using it.

Maybe not so much a TV series but I stopped having anything to with Penny Arcade when, on their news show, one of the presenters displayed a rather snotty, arrogant and holier-than-thou attitude towards a group I was part of.

Accel:

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.

I think you misunderstand what sympathetic means. It's not an attribute that has anything to do with being good or bad. You sympathise with Walt because you get to see his descent into 'darkness'. You see him pushed and pressured, and you understand why he does what he does, even when he starts doing more and more heinous things. He's a villain you root for.

While Skyler has done honorable things, this does not make her sympathetic. She's still a sanctimonious bitch.

Deathlyphil:
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.

That is not what faith is. Faith is belief without evidence, and sometime in spite of evidence.
Believing that an item will fall to the ground when you drop it is not faith, because you know you're standing in a gravity field that has this effect. You know this by having dropped things before, and the same thing happened every time. In short, you have mountains of evidence to support your belief.

Science is exiting your 10th floor apartment through the door and using the elevator to get down, because you believe beyond reasonable doubt that this method works.
Faith is going through the window because you believe an invisible being you've never interacted with will catch you.

The starting point of science is observation.

Easy answer for me: the very first episode of Game of Thrones. I know many love that show, but I hated it almost instantly. I was hoping for a medieval fantasy series so the first minutes were awesome, I mean.. Sean Bean, YEY! And then.... tits. And then, again... tits. And then... ass. What the F'in FRACK is wrong with television these days? I literally felt insulted, as if I couldn't pay enough attention without some naked boobs showing up every 5 minutes. Well FRACK you producers! If they ever make a new Star Trek series, I hope you're far away from it!

Easy answer number 2: Big Bang Theory. I don't remember which episode, but I suddenly realized that every character in that show (except Sheldon) had had sex with more women than me. And these were supposed to be geeks?! Admittedly, some episodes were funny, although more XBOX jerk funny than AD&D or Warhammer tabletop funny. I really liked the actors but at some point, it just became awful. It's like "The IT Crowd"(great show btw) meets Californication. I really can't figure out who this show is for...

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.

[spoiler=]Bariss was killed by Darth Vader during Order 66, so I'm gonna guess that she isn't dying in Clone Wars.[/spoiler]

OT: I try not to take TV that seriously. I'm always off put by the way some people react to TV (like those who claim that TBBT is a show for idiots and hipsters) that I wonder what the hell a show could do to make them so hateful.

Then again, the internet's love of complaining and bitching has become typical these days.

Technically a special but Red Dwarf: Back to earth... back to earth.. can't bring myself to watch the new series because of it

Dryk:

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

Which, at this point, is my main problem with the show... The universe always cop out so that the group dynamics are mostly unchanged and the reset button is pushed constantly. I can't count the number of times Ted or Barney break away from relationships and fall for Robin with no better excuse than "she is the only single female character in the core cast", but I bet you is in the 2 digits by now.

If this was just some situational comedy (like Seinfield or Simpsons) I would have no problem with the reset button, but the pitch (and title) of this show was that the character arc was going somewhere.

Denamic:

Accel:

Denamic:

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.

I think you misunderstand what sympathetic means. It's not an attribute that has anything to do with being good or bad. You sympathise with Walt because you get to see his descent into 'darkness'. You see him pushed and pressured, and you understand why he does what he does, even when he starts doing more and more heinous things. He's a villain you root for.

While Skyler has done honorable things, this does not make her sympathetic. She's still a sanctimonious bitch..

You sympathize with Walt and how he starts out but you lose more sympathy as the show goes on. I don't see how you can find him sympathetic at all in this last season.

So explain it to me: WHAT exactly makes her such a sanctimonious bitch?

The Walking Dead. Specifically:

Before that, I could understand the other breaks in the continuity established by the comics. They had a smaller budget, certain aspects sell a little better, some characters are more popular. But there was so little justification for killing off such a vitally important character to the series, especially when they had characters made for the show that didn't matter.

It's only gotten worse since then. I still watch the show, because it's pretty much the only thing that my friends gather together for besides alcohol, but I could give a shit about it. Why did they even bother getting the Walking Dead name if they aren't even going to follow the story? It's pointless. I had such high hopes for the series too. It started out so well...

Accel:
You sympathize with Walt and how he starts out but you lose more sympathy as the show goes on. I don't see how you can find him sympathetic at all in this last season.

So explain it to me: WHAT exactly makes her such a sanctimonious bitch?

No. It's been weeks since I last watched a Breaking Bad ep, so I'd have to spend hours going through episodes just to pick out examples for a forum post. Screw that shit. There's plenty of other people that's made arguments of my positions better than I ever could have. Just google those if you really don't get why people hate her. If you really want to continue this exchange, write something I can respond to with 3 minutes of effort or less.

Eh, not really. At least none in recent memory.

I probably would have stopped watching The Dresden Files when Bianca, a vampire, begged for Dresden's help like they were old friends, if I had read the books beforehand. Completely colored my view of Bianca until I eventually figured out what she was really like. Was all set for Dresden to have a badass vampire friend who is occasionally a bitch to him.

Luckily I still got that in the form of Thomas.

Denamic:

Accel:
You sympathize with Walt and how he starts out but you lose more sympathy as the show goes on. I don't see how you can find him sympathetic at all in this last season.

So explain it to me: WHAT exactly makes her such a sanctimonious bitch?

No. It's been weeks since I last watched a Breaking Bad ep, so I'd have to spend hours going through episodes just to pick out examples for a forum post. Screw that shit. There's plenty of other people that's made arguments of my positions better than I ever could have. Just google those if you really don't get why people hate her. If you really want to continue this exchange, write something I can respond to with 3 minutes of effort or less.

Uh-huh. The question's open to anyone because I am genuinely curious as what specifically people don't like about her instead of just "she's a bitch," which I don't think is fair at all.

The last episode of house of the second to last series. THey developed the character massively and changed the dynamics with everyone. They pushed everyone forward and then hauled everyone back to point a again except this time it was worse. I just don't believe the rehabilitated house would do that. Misery and upset yes, but outright intent to damage, no.

Soviet Heavy:

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.

So they've taken an interesting idea,proving that despite being good clones,the troopers have personalities of their own, with good aim, mind you,(Talk about clone degradation) and waste it?! The same show that gave us a bit of background behind Grevious and Boba Fett,not to mention from what I've heard,a bro of Maul showing up for revenge, and almost drawing me back in, wastes it's potential now? So another one of the few good shows that aren't reruns left on CN is starting to go bad. Oh,joy. First the cancellation of Young Justice,now this.

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.

Walt? Sympathetic?

Walt was sympathetic. Was. If you pay any attention to what he does now and still find him sympathetic, then... no words. The man is a fucking psychopath, I have no idea how you can still find him sympathetic. For the first 3 or so seasons, maybe. But S4 onwards, he's insane, and I have no idea how anyone still sides with him.

That "annoying" shit is her trying to not be arrested, keeping a huge secret from everyone she knows and pretending to love her psychotic drug lord husband. Pretty reasonable if you ask me.

Oh, there's been a couple. The premiere for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena comes to mind. I know they were kinda flailing around plot-wise, having had to churn that mini-series out in the wake of Whitfield's sickness, but damn if it wasn't just shamelessly exploitational. I mean, even by that shows already exploitational standards! It felt more like a soft-core porno film that incidentally had Spartacus characters in it.

Recently in Game of Thrones season 2 I was miffed by one or two episodes. I understand that it being a different medium from that of the novel, certain events and characters needed to be conflated, but I'll be damned if some of the story decisions just seemed unecessary and strange.

And American Horror Story. Hell, I don't expect quality, the show's a guilty pleasure for me. But in season 1, that Piggy Piggy episode was totally a waste of time.

BloatedGuppy:

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've watched a bunch of clips on youtube and watched some lore videos. I have to say I'll probably buy season 1 of Game of Thrones soon. So many of the characters seem so twisted and without morals, and that is awesome. I think the Lannisters are the most interesting so far. The only one who seems to have rubbed me the wrong way is Stannis... but thats because I'm not fan of religious zealots. I'll get the first season and see how I like it.

You don't like Andrea? hehehe care to explain (in detail) why? I just like reading your opinions on such things. Her character is a classic example of a necessary, yet unlikable character. I detest both her and Michione..but at least Andrea is a plot device.

edit: Andrea is a plot device this season. Perhaps not so much in the previous ones.

Ishal:
I've watched a bunch of clips on youtube and watched some lore videos. I have to say I'll probably buy season 1 of Game of Thrones soon. So many of the characters seem so twisted and without morals, and that is awesome. I think the Lannisters are the most interesting so far. The only one who seems to have rubbed me the wrong way is Stannis... but thats because I'm not fan of religious zealots. I'll get the first season and see how I like it.

Be wary of any kind of net discussion of the series. One of the major appeals of A Song of Ice and Fire is surprising plot developments, so more than with most shows/books you are going to be extremely vulnerable to spoilers.

And without giving anything away, Stannis is not really a religious zealot. At all. He's a pragmatist, first and foremost. It's not about faith for him, it's about power.

Ishal:
You don't like Andrea? hehehe care to explain (in detail) why? I just like reading your opinions on such things. Her character is a classic example of a necessary, yet unlikable character. I detest both her and Michione..but at least Andrea is a plot device.

Well, if you're going to be so nice about it...

It's several things. It's Andrea inexplicably becoming a crack shot after 20 minutes of shooting wildly at a log (mind you they're all crack shots now, but she was the first untrained shooter to start putting out eyes from half a football field away, and thus the most irritating). It's her perpetual stupidity and stunningly poor judge of character, which has reached comical heights in the present season. It's the poor dialogue the writers have given her, and the generally poor acting from Laurie Holden. And, I hate to say this, but the Botox has gotten incredibly distracting. When you're an actor, and part of your job is expressing emotion through subtlety in facial expression, having half of it puffy and perpetually swollen isn't doing you any favors.

At this point she has surpassed Lori and Dale as the most aggravating character on the show, which is an extraordinary accomplishment. It's like all the stupid that used to be spread out over several awful characters is becoming more and more concentrated in her.

Michonne...eh. She doesn't really bother me. She doesn't really do anything, except glower wordlessly.

Deathlyphil:

Eddie the head:

lemby117:
[quote="Eddie the head" post="18.401848.16565955"]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

"If I drop an item, I believe that it will fall to the ground." (Faith)

This can literally be applied to any action you do.

"If I go and take a dump, I believe I will excrete feces." (Faith)

You can look the word up. It's about having complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Besides, experimenting isn't faith. If Newton got his head bopped by a falling apple (It's a story, deal with it), he asks a question. "Why and how does this apple fall?"

You don't have faith in gravity. You don't have faith in the intake of nutrients, nor the excretion of them.

i used to watch soaps

specifically i used to watch Neighbours.

don't judge me too harshly it was quite popular with the younger crowd when Kylie and Jason were in it.

anyway they had been building up a family feud type storyline for months and it was coming down to nothing less than a staged boxing match between Scott Robinson (Jason) and Mike Young (none other than Guy Pearce) anyway rather than seeing some fisticuffs which i was quite looking forward to some other guy got knocked out "by accident" and it went into some completely whacked out dream sequence with all the cast doing bad panto like shit in freaky costumes...

i switched it off and have never watched soaps again.

Suburbatory (or whatever it's called).

I swear the people who made that show have never actually lived in the suburbs. They seem to be getting all their knowledge of suburbia from The Jersey Shore and films set in the 50's.

The first episode of "The Following" pissed me off so badly i decided the series would just make me way too angry. The whole concept of the serial killer recruiting an army of people, while in prison, and having them flawlessly infiltrate the lives of his wife and surviving victim was just so far fetched and stupid i was shaking my head, then when the killer was gloating at the end and i could see how the whole series was going to be about him playing his games with Kevin Bacon and the cops from in Prison, i was really hoping Bacon would just walk over and snap his neck, did he? no, he snapped his finger.

I knew at that point the series would piss me off so bad i was better off just stopping right there and then.

I forget the episode, but on Bones, around the time that Bones was pregnant, she was at a crime scene and talking about how delightful the smell of the decaying bodies was (since the pregnancy heightened her senses and all). Now if you watch Bones, you know the show has a habit of trying to gross you out; it's part of their formula.

But for some reason, hearing about the smell instead of just seeing the bodies made me so disgusted, I felt like I was going to puke. I had to put the series down.

But also the show had been going downhill for some time; that was kind of the last straw.

"The Angels Take Manhattan" from Doctor Who. I'm not ready to quit watching the show over it, but it retroactively ruined Ten's entire run for me by making me think about all the problems I've had with the show since Moffat took over.

kortin:
The Pilot for Breaking Bad.

Holy shit, I've seen a lot of bad pilots in my time, but that one takes the cake. I could not make myself watch any more of that bile.

Almost right there with you. So very awkward and boring.

Gets better though.

Though there is still significantly more dude butt than I am okay with.

Accel:

Denamic:

Accel:
You sympathize with Walt and how he starts out but you lose more sympathy as the show goes on. I don't see how you can find him sympathetic at all in this last season.

So explain it to me: WHAT exactly makes her such a sanctimonious bitch?

No. It's been weeks since I last watched a Breaking Bad ep, so I'd have to spend hours going through episodes just to pick out examples for a forum post. Screw that shit. There's plenty of other people that's made arguments of my positions better than I ever could have. Just google those if you really don't get why people hate her. If you really want to continue this exchange, write something I can respond to with 3 minutes of effort or less.

Uh-huh. The question's open to anyone because I am genuinely curious as what specifically people don't like about her instead of just "she's a bitch," which I don't think is fair at all.

Here's why I hate her, (halfway through season 2) she's a control freak, she wants to be in control of everyone else's life, she want's to know what happens in everyone else's life and everyone only exists to make her happy, your husband doesn't want to get treatment and wants to live the rest of his life to the fullest? Fuck him, guilt him into going with what you want.
She plans everyone's days out and hates when anyone goes slightly against what she plans she acts as if they've betrayed her in some way, not to mention she goes behind people's backs, and hates it whenever somebody goes behind her back, the hypocrite.

I also want to be clear here, she isn't the only character in the show I don't like, these are just the reasons I don't like her specifically.

blaize2010:

kortin:
The Pilot for Breaking Bad.

Holy shit, I've seen a lot of bad pilots in my time, but that one takes the cake. I could not make myself watch any more of that bile.

Almost right there with you. So very awkward and boring.

Gets better though.

Though there is still significantly more dude butt than I am okay with.

Interesting. The Breaking Bad Pilot is probably my favourite pilot out of the, admittedly few, pilots I've seen. It introduced the characters without overloading me and had appropriate pacing. Any particular reasons you guys didn't like it? Just curious that's all.

Nouw:

blaize2010:

kortin:
The Pilot for Breaking Bad.

Holy shit, I've seen a lot of bad pilots in my time, but that one takes the cake. I could not make myself watch any more of that bile.

Almost right there with you. So very awkward and boring.

Gets better though.

Though there is still significantly more dude butt than I am okay with.

Interesting. The Breaking Bad Pilot is probably my favourite pilot out of the, admittedly few, pilots I've seen. It introduced the characters without overloading me and had appropriate pacing. Any particular reasons you guys didn't like it? Just curious that's all.

The aforementioned dude butt for one, and in addition it was a bit awkward. Like, the introduction of Walt to Pinkman was just kinda weird. I dunno. I have this thing where when I see or hear things i perceive as awkward I cringe. Probably why Napoleon Dynamite was not as much fun as everyone else said

Jericho. OMFG, Jericho. A guy at my work really got into it, so I gave it a try. I made it about 5 episodes and had to stop. There are only so many inexcusably poor decisions I can watch people make unless it's very funny. Jericho wasn't funny, it was just sad and stupid.

The only other show I hated so much I quit was The Office (British version). I quit that after just one episode. My thoughts went, "OK, this guy is a massive tool...okay, he's still a tool...okay, STILL a tool...still waiting for this to be funny...what? Roll credits? Are you fucking kidding me? THIS is the show everyone's raving about??"

Often enough I will watch 2-3 episodes of a show and say, "Nope." This isn't necessarily because I get pissed off, I just don't care about anything that's happening. The Sopranos was like that. I know, I know, highly rated. I found Tony unlikeable on any level.

There are several entries in the category of Shows I Watched All The Way Through And Wish I Hadn't

Lost. You got the idea early on in this show that the Island and its mysteries were Things Man Was Not Meant To Know. Then you discover the whole plotline of season six was Things Man Was Not Meant To Write. Everything that happened was an obvious ass pull, every explanation was lame and unimaginative, etc. The wine cork analogy from season two or three was cool -- until we found out that the Island's evil was contained by a literal cork, a plug that can be pulled out as if from God's own bathtub? What the absolute fuck?? I could go on.

Battlestar. I really got into the first season. Then the show started a long, slow descent that reached its nadir at the final episode. Yeah, let's take all our miraculous future technology that makes life bearable -- and pitch it into the sun! Now let's interbreed with African pygmies and forget everything we ever knew, so we'll have to spend 25,000 years discovering it all over again! Total idiocy. Honestly, was there anyone who thought this was a good ending?

Heroes. Dynamite concept, well executed for a season or two. Then it just started meandering. For me the jumping-the-shark moment was when Mohinder turned himself into Spider-Man. I had to keep watching, but it was clear the show had lost it.

Oz. Tremendous first couple of seasons. Season 5 was like a fever dream, the show taking a sharp turn toward the supernatural. Odd and, given that the show had been thoroughly grounded in reality up to then, totally unwarranted.

Doctor Who Season 7 has almost, but not quite done it for me. The standalone episodes, especially the non-Moffat written ones have been great, but dear God that man has lost sight of both scope and pacing.

I mean, look at Blink. It's considered one of the best and most genuinely creepy episodes because of the great villains and execution of the story. The angels were deadly, quick, and could do a lot of damage in very small groups.

So what does Moffat do when they come back? He has them come in freaking swarms, but downplays their powers to keep the characters alive. Does he not realize that when he keeps doing that, they get less and less scary?

And freaking "Angels Take Manhattan", man. I liked


but I just couldn't get over basic shit:

1. The Angels aren't scary anymore because they get less and less subtle.
2. What the hell was the deal with the Statue of Liberty being an Angel? I'm pretty sure if that moved, it would get seen in about 5 seconds, especially in the most densely populated place in the world.
3. How did they capture and move that one Angel?
4. I thought Angels could send you back/kill you with a single touch. Why didn't the captive one do this when it had a grasp on River's wrist?

And so on and so on. I still watch it for the standalones, and because Matt Smith still kicks plenty amounts of ass, but with episodes like that and "Asylum of the Daleks", Moffat is really pushing the limits on the amount of B.S. I will stand.

blaize2010:
The aforementioned dude butt for one, and in addition it was a bit awkward. Like, the introduction of Walt to Pinkman was just kinda weird. I dunno. I have this thing where when I see or hear things i perceive as awkward I cringe. Probably why Napoleon Dynamite was not as much fun as everyone else said

Even more interesting because I loathed Napoleon Dynamite. I actually found Bryan's butt to be something of a wake-up call to me. I'm so used to watching media that censors this and that, and so his pant-lessness made it feel a tad more realistic. That's enough talk of his butt for one post :P.

Having said all of this, I can definitely see where you're coming from.

Warachia:
Here's why I hate her, (halfway through season 2) she's a control freak, she wants to be in control of everyone else's life, she want's to know what happens in everyone else's life and everyone only exists to make her happy, your husband doesn't want to get treatment and wants to live the rest of his life to the fullest? Fuck him, guilt him into going with what you want.

Well, yeah, because the treatment could potentially help him LIVE a lot longer. Considering this would also cause her teenage son to lose his dad and her not-yet-born baby to never even meet her father, I'd imagine anyone would want the same if they found out their significant other was dying. The idea that a dad would just leave his family like that without even trying to find a solution because he wants to "live his short life to the fullest" is pretty selfish.

Warachia:
She plans everyone's days out and hates when anyone goes slightly against what she plans she acts as if they've betrayed her in some way, not to mention she goes behind people's backs, and hates it whenever somebody goes behind her back, the hypocrite.

I don't see it, especially considering people going behind her back usually involves acts such as making meth (Walt) or stealing (her sister).

Geez... Am I really the only person who was still able to watch Lost after I came the realisation that it was never ever going to end in a way that made sense and just enjoy it for the characters I liked and the imaginative bull**** they kept coming up with?

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