25 Beloved TV Shows That People Think Don’t Deserve The Praise

Published 4 weeks ago

We can’t all like the same things. This is true when it comes to our tastes in entertainment. Some of the time, however, public feelings towards certain things tend to be more in agreement than others. When it comes to TV shows, there are quite a few that make it big, winning favour with the masses. However, not all audiences feel these highly-rated TV shows live up to the hype. Scroll below for a list of popular series people feel don’t quite deserve high praise and are in fact, quite overrated. 

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#1 Keeping up with the Kardashians. Infact anything Kardashian!

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#2 3 1/2 Men – how the f**k did that donkey s**t show stay on the air so long??? I mean it was pretty awesome when it started. Every single episode was funny, the timing was perfect, the laugh track was not annoying at all. But once I got older than 10 years old that opinion changed ;)

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#3 Family Guy. It seems like especially in later seasons, the plot lines and characters were nothing more than vessels for each lame cutaway gag. Almost every episode feels like a bunch of cutaway gags lazily strung together.

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#4 The Office is nine seasons long. And if you ignore the first one (which is pretty meh), it’s only downhill with every season after Season 2.

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It’s to the point where it almost starts feeling like different shows broken into different iterations. Like, Jim and Pam from Season 2 through Season 4 is reasonably realistic. Season 5 to Season 7 Michael is just a sitcom with talking head moments. Season 8 to Season 9…can we scrap every last dollar we can out of this?

#5 Big bang theory. Completely unwatchable, on every level. It’s designed to use some “big words” to make us feel in on the smart jokes. But the jokes themselves are not funny and Sheldon is the worst. Ug, I hate that show.

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#6 Wednesday. Outside of Jenna’s acting it’s pretty bad. It turned Addams Family into something it isn’t.

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With all the references to social media it really got on my nerves. The Addams Family is a classic that anyone from any age can enjoy. I’m sick of movies and shows trying so hard to appeal to us gen z. “You look like a real life instagram filter”. Like wtf is that dialogue. It’s terrible. No one in my generation talks like this. Why couldn’t the show makers just do what the makers of the Peanuts movie did for Peanuts but for Wednesday and the Addams Family instead. Introduce the Addams Family to new people but keep the charm of the original. Oh yeah and the romance sucked. I don’t understand why those two guys are so in love with Wednesday when she’s so unlikeable. There’s also Wednesday and Morticia having problems with each other when the whole point of the Addams Family is despite being a little weird they are a loving family and have no issues with each other.

#7 2 broke girls!! 6 seasons of that c**p!! Laziest writing I’ve ever heard.

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#8 My wife watched a lot of The Good Doctor. That show is horrendous. We GET IT. He’s autistic. That can’t be the only plot point in your entire show.

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#9 Gilmore Girls… My wife adores it, watches it all the time. It’s a show about every day nothing topics, constant irritating tit for tat minor arguments, and the characters annoyingly and obsessively talking way too fast. I can’t f*cking stand it!

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#10 90 day fiance. That show sucks sooo bad, & just about every woman I know watches it religiously.

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#11 The Walking Dead, I like it, but I feel like it’s let down by s****y writing and each season basically having the same plot over and over again.

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#12 During its run, so many people I knew suddenly acted like they were missionaries for Game of Thrones. Practically going door to door, spreading the ‘gospel,’ and badgering others to pledge that they’d watch it. Even when I’d tell them that I gave it a shot and it wasn’t for me, they’d insist that I didn’t give it a good enough chance and would interrogate me every time we saw each other about why I didn’t watch more of it yet. I spite ‘NOT-watched it’ even harder.

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#13 Young Sheldon. I understand that Sheldon is supposed to be insufferable, but I swear I just want to punt the kid every single clip I see of that stupid show.

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#14 So I’m probably going to get down-voted to hell for this but… The Simpsons. The Simpsons has 9 or 10 insanely good seasons but it’s been mediocre to terrible for 24 years. That is to say the vast majority of the time the show has been on the air it’s been average or even bad.

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#15 The Flash. Or any CW superhero show. I like superhero media, but I can’t get past the low quality visual effects and stilted dialogue of CW shows.

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#16 Grey’s Anatomy was interesting for a couple of seasons, but then it became more and more and more ridiculous. Everyone fucked everyone, everyone had a clinical death, etc. (and that was by the 3rd and 4th seasons). I don’t even know what’s happening now.

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#17 Lost. Just bad writing hand-waved away as mysterious and spiritual.

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#18 I’m gonna get hate for this, but This Is Us. The first two or three seasons were good, but I could only take so much weepy, pity party drama over and over again. Also, the character of Kate was so annoying.

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#19 Of the shows I’ve watched in-depth, I’d say Stranger Things. The first season is very good, but I just stopped caring midway through Season 2.

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#20 I’m going to be crucified for this but the Netflix Marvel shows. Don’t get me wrong, some parts are genuinely great, but a lot of the time it just isn’t my cup of tea. I couldn’t really get into it or find myself super invested into them. Not to mention some seasons are rather inferior to another.

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#21 Saturday Night Live. I keep waiting for it to be funny…It just feels cringe most times. Occasionally, they stumble across a joke or some witty insight…Probably on accident.

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#22 Seinfeld. Seinfeld is a show I watched the first time around and enjoyed it to a certain extent but it is completely unwatchable to me now. I hate all the characters on it. There is not a single redeeming character. You can also tell that the writers were completely full of themselves.

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#23 Rick and Morty isn’t terrible. But, I’ve had several conversations with friends who insist it’s the most brilliant show on television and even better than peak-The Simpsons, South Park, and Futurama. The same themes and jokes get recycled endlessly. There is very little of the sharp-cutting social commentary I associate with the other excellent adult-animated shows, and I find the writing fairly pedestrian in general. It’s fun, but I also think many people believe it’s significantly overrated.

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#24 Doctor Who has a cycle of being absolute trash and then having four of the best episodes you’ve ever seen. It’s mostly been downhill ever since Peter Capaldi had his best episodes. The constant rewriting of the canon lore is also extremely annoying. I will stand by David Tennant’s Doctor being peak British TV, though.

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#25 Bridgerton lost me after Season 2. I HATE that they had to spice it up and deviate from some of the plot. I refuse to watch Season 3 because it will always be the wrong book to have based the season off of, and I can’t get over it. Plus, spoilers for anyone who never read the books, but Eloise would NEVER be friendly with Cressida Cowper. Never, ever, ever. It’s a terrible disservice to that character.

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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