I like the idea of a television thread.
The best example of a truly bad series I can think of was a 80's sitcom called Small Wonder
. It was all about a "wacky" scientist who invented a robot that looked just like a little girl. For some reason it was all a big secret.
I have a special hatred for this series: at the time it was on I was commuting weekly a long way through rural Alabama (in my Datsun B210 mentioned in another thread). The crappy radio only picked up one station: a local ABC TV station. My commute coincided with the broadcast of Small Wonder
. I spent many Friday nights driving through dark, deserted Alabama countryside with only the gang from Small Wonder
I can still her that girlbot's monotone, droning voice when I close my eyes...
Oh. So that's what they looked like.