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Title: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: A.J. Bauer on August 09, 2013, 11:45:05 PM
Jersey Shore.

I know there are others but I really hated Jersey Shore.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Sitting Duck on August 11, 2013, 07:24:51 AM
The Kolchak remake from 2005. Aside from missing the point of the original Kolchak, Stuart Townshend was horribly miscast in the title role. Obviously Darren McGavin is a tough act to follow, but couldn't they have found someone less aggressively bland? When it first aired, TV Guide's Cheers and Jeers column gave the suits at ABC a Jeer for canceling the show right after the first episode of a two-parter. Having actually seen the series on DVD, I think it fully deserved such treatment.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: lester1/2jr on August 11, 2013, 02:42:29 PM
Oprah


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: indianasmith on August 11, 2013, 05:11:40 PM
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO

Wait - you mean it's still here!  DRATDRATDRAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hatred:


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: VenomX73 on August 11, 2013, 05:31:32 PM
Oprah

THANK goodness. :thumbup:

HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO
Wait - you mean it's still here!  DRATDRATDRAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hatred:

Imo the whole thing is just embarrassing...


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: lester1/2jr on August 11, 2013, 05:56:57 PM
Oprah was like a despot. I heard once that women who watched her show were more depressed than women who didn't.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: tracy on August 12, 2013, 03:56:16 PM
Oprah...never watched it and never felt deprived or depressed or like less of a woman

Seinfeld....the appeal of this one always escaped me

Jersey Shore....urgh!

BTW.... a show that I could knock someone's block off for cancelling is CSI-New York


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: WingedSerpent on August 12, 2013, 07:05:37 PM
Had you posted this thread about a year ago I would have said Arrested Development.  I HATED that show despite only watching it a few times.  I never really found it that funny to begin with, mostly because it seemed that a majority of the characters where annoying.  Also I got tired of everyone telling me "its the best show you're not watching" all the time.  And some of those people where snotty about it as well. 

Entertainment Weekly  (which I was getting free at the time because I had signed up for  a member ship awards card at a video store) would constanly talk about how great Arrested Development was like it was the be-all end-all of entertainment.  The final straw for me was when I saw one of the creators win an award and said something like " Once again proving we're the best show your not watching". He said it in such a condescending way, like he was really saying "See how awesome we are. Watch our show, you know nothing #$%#%heads!"

I was glad when it was gone.     

And believe me, I know what its like when something you love isn't liked by a majority of the viewing public (Community, Pacific Rim etc)  So if you love the new Netflix season-good for you. Just leave me alone.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: MrMari on August 13, 2013, 07:43:16 PM

Seinfeld....the appeal of this one always escaped me


I thought I was the only person on the planet that felt this way! Glad to know I am not alone.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Newt on August 14, 2013, 07:47:12 AM

Seinfeld....the appeal of this one always escaped me


I thought I was the only person on the planet that felt this way! Glad to know I am not alone.

It appears there's at least three of us.   :cheers:


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: VenomX73 on August 14, 2013, 12:07:08 PM
make that 4  :wink:


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: retrorussell on August 14, 2013, 01:43:07 PM
Though it's been a long time, WILL & GRACE.  Awful, stupid show.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Allhallowsday on August 14, 2013, 03:52:03 PM
Seinfeld....the appeal of this one always escaped me
I thought I was the only person on the planet that felt this way! Glad to know I am not alone.
It appears there's at least three of us.   :cheers:
make that 4  :wink:
I think "Seinfeld" wasn't a good show.  I think it was a great show.  But, I do think it's influence is mixed.  The "show about nothing" had the four most selfish, venal, unlikeable characters in a television program that I ever looked at.  All of the shows I like have an ensemble of charmingly gentle or stupid silly characters that I get soft towards.  Not "Seinfeld".  I did not appreciate it until I caught the reruns.  And I laughed.  And laughed.  Damned hateful characters who were so self-absorbed as to be hilarious.   However, like it or not, it's a very important television program. 


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: crackers on August 22, 2013, 10:43:19 AM

Seinfeld....the appeal of this one always escaped me


I thought I was the only person on the planet that felt this way! Glad to know I am not alone.

It appears there's at least three of us.   :cheers:

Yep. I never got it either.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: FatFreddysCat on August 22, 2013, 01:38:13 PM
Had you posted this thread about a year ago I would have said Arrested Development.  I HATED that show despite only watching it a few times.  I never really found it that funny to begin with, mostly because it seemed that a majority of the characters where annoying.  Also I got tired of everyone telling me "its the best show you're not watching" all the time.  And some of those people where snotty about it as well. 

Entertainment Weekly  (which I was getting free at the time because I had signed up for  a member ship awards card at a video store) would constanly talk about how great Arrested Development was like it was the be-all end-all of entertainment.  The final straw for me was when I saw one of the creators win an award and said something like " Once again proving we're the best show your not watching". He said it in such a condescending way, like he was really saying "See how awesome we are. Watch our show, you know nothing #$%#%heads!"

I was glad when it was gone.     

And believe me, I know what its like when something you love isn't liked by a majority of the viewing public (Community, Pacific Rim etc)  So if you love the new Netflix season-good for you. Just leave me alone.


I never understood what all the whoop-de-doo was about involving Arrested Development, either. I tried watching the show once or twice due to all the press/critical praise, but I found it fairly irritating. 

 


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Mr. DS on August 22, 2013, 04:44:21 PM
Friends...annoying whiny s**theads...and the girls sucked too.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: retrorussell on August 23, 2013, 03:03:09 AM
Dharma & Greg


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Mofo Rising on August 23, 2013, 04:38:54 AM
I felt the same way about Arrested Development when it was on the air. I watched an episode or two and it didn't click for me. At the same time I was inundated with that "best show you're not watching" malarkey. Of course, my response was "Well, you can f**k right off."

Then, about two years ago, I watched all of them in quick succession. Laughed my ass off. Now I think it's a great show. It's actually quite brilliant and hilarious. I think if its fanbase hadn't been quite the self-congratulatory elitist dicks that they were it would have lasted longer.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: WingedSerpent on August 28, 2013, 09:00:56 PM
Let's go for something a bit more recent.  The thankfully short lived Allen Gregory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPqXgq5mIzc


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on August 29, 2013, 10:11:00 AM
Friends...annoying whiny s**theads...and the girls sucked too.

Amen to that, man.

Dharma & Greg

Double amen.  Now if they could get "Two Broke Girls" off the air, that would really float the boat. What a pair of stupid idiots...


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Mr. DS on August 29, 2013, 10:52:34 AM
Jon And Kate Plus 8...my wife use to watch that beyotch and her ugly ass kids.  I thought they were gone until I saw them on People Magazine recently.    :hatred:  Go the hell away.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: retrorussell on August 31, 2013, 02:47:26 AM
I thought According To Jim was pretty stupid.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: The Burgomaster on September 04, 2013, 03:55:08 PM

Seinfeld....the appeal of this one always escaped me


My wife and I love it.  I have the entire collection on DVD.  We have watched the entire series 3 times and are currently on our 4th viewing (we're up to season 7 of 9).  Few TV shows make me laugh out loud.  But Seinfeld always gets laughs out of me.



Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: zelmo73 on October 03, 2013, 01:31:39 AM
Friends...annoying whiny s**theads...and the girls sucked too.

Indeed. The whole "Ross and Rachel" thing just flat-out disgusted me because it went on and on and on into each and every episode, even years after it was supposed to be over. It was like herpes and luggage; both of which you just carry around with you for years.


Another TV show that I'm glad is no longer around is Sarah Palin's Alaska. I live in Alaska, I voted for her and even liked her as a governor before she quit because she was actually not a bad leader...but the show itself sucked. That is not what Alaska is really like, and that is not how real Alaskans live. We don't all drive around in our motorhomes with the family in tow and say "Oh, I think we'll drive to Kodiak today!" (inside joke: Kodiak is an island, you can't drive to it)


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 03, 2013, 01:29:50 PM
Had you posted this thread about a year ago I would have said Arrested Development.  I HATED that show despite only watching it a few times.  I never really found it that funny to begin with, mostly because it seemed that a majority of the characters where annoying.  Also I got tired of everyone telling me "its the best show you're not watching" all the time.  And some of those people where snotty about it as well. 

Entertainment Weekly  (which I was getting free at the time because I had signed up for  a member ship awards card at a video store) would constanly talk about how great Arrested Development was like it was the be-all end-all of entertainment.  The final straw for me was when I saw one of the creators win an award and said something like " Once again proving we're the best show your not watching". He said it in such a condescending way, like he was really saying "See how awesome we are. Watch our show, you know nothing #$%#%heads!"

I was glad when it was gone.     


I liked AD, but I totally get your argument here.  I had the exact same reaction to 30 ROCK.


I'm really glad THE NEW NORMAL got cancelled.  Every single character was a grotesque stereotype and the whole thing was just a big soapbox for Ryan Murphy anyway. 


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: alandhopewell on October 08, 2013, 03:45:27 PM
I thought According To Jim was pretty stupid.

     HEAR, HEAR!


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 09, 2013, 02:10:56 PM
I thought According To Jim was pretty stupid.

Yeah, it was.  I hate all of those Everybody Loves Raymond rip-off, "HaHa isn't marriage horrible" sitcoms where all the women are neurotic sex-witholding scolds, all the men are  morons who do nothing but watch sports and trip over their own dicks.  It's pathetic.
(Not that I was crazy about Everybody Loves Raymond either, but at least Peter Boyle was funny sometimes.)


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: zelmo73 on October 09, 2013, 07:54:59 PM
Thirtysomething was pretty stupid. This show came out when I entered puberty and was done right around the end of my junior year of high school, and made me rue the day when I turned 30. Now at 39, I can say that life in my 30s wasn't anywhere near as bad as that show made it out to be. I just found it hard to feel sorry for people who had nice cars, nice houses, and nice jobs. Oh, the harsh life of the middle class well-to-do! Times are tough in that 'hood, yo!  :drink:


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: indianasmith on October 09, 2013, 09:39:56 PM
I was glad when GCB tanked.  I found the whole concept for that show highly offensive.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Jack on October 10, 2013, 07:42:53 AM
Friends...annoying whiny s**theads...and the girls sucked too.

Hated that show.  Maybe got one chuckle out of it per season.  Schwimmer made me feel embarrassed to be watching it.

Passions - soap opera they used to have on SyFy for a while.  They tried to make it out to be some sort of scary witchcraft thing - the witchcraft was handled with all the seriousness of Bewitched.  Absolutely horrible acting, real elementary school play stuff with actors reciting dialogue without a hint of emotion.  Absolutely nothing ever happened on the show.  Conversations that should have taken five minutes were dragged out to a week's worth of episodes just going round and round in circles.  I remember at the beginning some girl was pining after some guy - watched a couple episodes 8 years later and the same girl was still pining after the same guy.  Absolutely nothing had changed.  Even when it was well known the show was in its last month before cancellation and all the fans were begging for something to finally happen, not a damned thing did.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 10, 2013, 10:12:12 AM
Friends...annoying whiny s**theads...and the girls sucked too.

Hated that show.  Maybe got one chuckle out of it per season.  Schwimmer made me feel embarrassed to be watching it.


Yeah, Ross was such a terrible character.  It was kind of brilliant when they cast Schwimmer in BAND OF BROTHERS because 1) a good percentage of the audience would automatically dislike him, 2) if you took Ross and put him in a position of power over other men, Sobel is exactly what he'd turn into.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: zelmo73 on October 12, 2013, 01:32:52 AM
Friends...annoying whiny s**theads...and the girls sucked too.

Hated that show.  Maybe got one chuckle out of it per season.  Schwimmer made me feel embarrassed to be watching it.


Yeah, Ross was such a terrible character.  It was kind of brilliant when they cast Schwimmer in BAND OF BROTHERS because 1) a good percentage of the audience would automatically dislike him, 2) if you took Ross and put him in a position of power over other men, Sobel is exactly what he'd turn into.

The scene where he was "ordered" to cut the fence by one of his own men impersonating his commanding officer was priceless!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Jack on October 12, 2013, 06:34:32 AM
Friends...annoying whiny s**theads...and the girls sucked too.

Hated that show.  Maybe got one chuckle out of it per season.  Schwimmer made me feel embarrassed to be watching it.


Yeah, Ross was such a terrible character.  It was kind of brilliant when they cast Schwimmer in BAND OF BROTHERS because 1) a good percentage of the audience would automatically dislike him, 2) if you took Ross and put him in a position of power over other men, Sobel is exactly what he'd turn into.

The scene where he was "ordered" to cut the fence by one of his own men impersonating his commanding officer was priceless!  :bouncegiggle:

It's kind of neat the way his men felt the same way about him as most people who watched Friends felt about his character there  :smile:


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Kaseykockroach on October 18, 2013, 02:10:18 AM
Must we devote our time to hatred, let alone hatred to something that now ceases to be, thus ending the supposed threat?
You silly geese.


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: zelmo73 on October 18, 2013, 10:14:32 AM
Must we devote our time to hatred, let alone hatred to something that now ceases to be, thus ending the supposed threat?


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~ George Santayana


Title: Re: Shows you're glad are gone
Post by: Flangepart on October 18, 2013, 12:34:12 PM

Yeah, Ross was such a terrible character.  It was kind of brilliant when they cast Schwimmer in BAND OF BROTHERS because 1) a good percentage of the audience would automatically dislike him, 2) if you took Ross and put him in a position of power over other men, Sobel is exactly what he'd turn into.
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Terrifying logic that. But it worked.