TV shows you decided you had enough of after the first season

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  1. Random_Spock

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    They just made dumb comments about how people weren't moving on and stuff. It was inane and childish to be honest.

    I've never seen a show where that happens. Honestly. I've seen show runners complaining about shippers (and that's the NICE term for their behavior). Basically they said that they were forced to have the characters together (this is about the X Files and Mulder and Scully), which is the biggest load full of baloney I've ever heard, since that seemed to be done since audience members were leaving the show and they had to keep people around some how, keep money flowing in.

    So they went in the direction most likely to help with that. Combine it with Frank Spotnitz saying that Chris Carter never wanting the characters to grow or evolve and it says a lot. The show outgrew its creator. Nothing wrong with that.

    Shippers wanted M and S together and by s10 and 11, Chris lashed out by having the characters broken up. Then in 11 they had a one night stand that meant nothing as it was shallow and insulting. It came down to the show runners behavior there along with the lack of quality in the writing.
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

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    One that turns me off to a lot of long TV shows is when they milk sexual tension for years without either getting them together or allowing the characters to move on and find other romance. Like, each character’s development revolves around the other, but since they don’t want to ever change the dynamic, neither ends up actually developing.
     
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    So much this. Hate when show runners do this and figure they can keep the butts in the seats and the money coming in without having to do much of anything. And continuing to use the old excuse of the Moonlighting curse. :brickwall:
     
  4. bigdaddy

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    The perfect example of this is Suits. It ends next year and the writers are still teasing some stupid love junk.

    The best was Community where the creator new that was a thing and would just fuck with fans left and right.
     
  5. sttngfan1701d

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    I think "Chuck" did it okay. They gave enough tidbits to keep viewers interested in the "ship", the first real kiss happened early, and they gave viable reasons for Sarah wanting to hold off on making it "official" (she was a spy, unused to commitment and putting down any sort of roots, and was it right that she was falling for the guy she was assigned to protect? Fans bitched about this, but I thought it made complete sense), and it only took two seasons for major stuff to happen in the romance. Granted, I think this mostly had to do with the constant threat of cancellation (which is why they moved the relationship at warp speed later on), but they did it pretty well. Chuck had some pretty corny writing a lot of the time, but the "ship" was mostly a pretty dang adorable love story which other shows could learn from.

    One thing I appreciated with "Castle" when they approached this was there were several instances where it was directly discussed. Laney told Beckett that she was in a "holding pattern" with Castle and she can't expect him to keep waiting for her, and there were scenes with Beckett's psychiatrist where she discusses whether she's mentally ready for romance. It still took 4 years to happen, but I thought the way they finally did was pretty self-aware and gave reasons why it took 4 years. Of course, they went and screwed it up 2 seasons later (probably due to the actors disliking each other at that point) but until then, I think they dealt with it well.
     
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  6. USS Firefly

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    And did you give It a try )
     
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  7. Random_Spock

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    Exactly. It's why I gave up on watching 'Castle'. Couldn't stand how bad it was by then.
     
  8. CommanderRaytas

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    I watched the Trek episode and liked it. It was really good and not icky and revolting like I feared. I think I'll watch the rest now, too. :-) Thanks for the tip!
     
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  9. Guy Gardener

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    Rookie.

    I decided yesterday that I can't be bothered the last 5 episodes, that have already aired... Although my wife has been monopolizing the tv with a shitty kids show about mermaids for the last month.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    I'll add to the chorus of voices saying that LEGENDS should not be judged by its first season. It's pretty much accepted wisdom at this point that the show didn't really take off until Season 2, adopting a lighter and breezier tone that eventually led to it becoming the sublimely silly romp we now know and love.
     
  11. Jayson1

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    I agree that Legends has gotten better and better but I still like season 1. Do most people not like season? I know many don't like the Hawk people or the bad guy and I do agree with the Hawk people but I found the bad guy, okay.

    Jason
     
  12. Enterprise is Great

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    I like season 1 of Legends. It's not the best season but the show hasn't had a bad one yet.
     
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  13. Owain Taggart

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    I think one show that I've liked how they handled when it came to this was Murdoch Mysteries. On that show, there's a constable who had fallen for the coroner and their romance had gone on for years, and while their development did revolve around each other, they still had plenty of other character development beyond the romance. But eventually the actress had to leave and she had to be written out. They were such a great couple though, that my hopes is that she does make guest appearances. The downside though is that because they were such a great match, the writers have struggled on what to do with him and romance after she left and his character has suffered multiple breakups over the following seasons, in essence becoming the "unlucky in love".
     
  14. XCV330

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    Mr Selfridge. I loved the first season. The second season changed the feel and they turned one interesting chracter into a silent-movie level one dimensional neer-do-well

    Enterprise *

    Game of Thrones: I didn't get what everyone else evidently got.

    Arrested Development

    Stargate SG1: I liked it. I just wasn't in a tv watching mood. Then someone i knew who did like it kept bothering me to watch it and that made me not want to watch it any further. Maybe I will, on day.


    *caveat.. years later when it showed up on Netflix I gave it one final chance and I was glad I did.
     
  15. JirinPanthosa

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    SG1 takes until the ending arc of season 1 to pick up.

    Game of Thrones is another case of a show where I didn't get it based on the first few episodes, took me a very long time to give it another chance, but when I got deeper into the series ended up loving it.
     
  16. Teelie

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    The Passage
    Orphan Black
    Bob's Burgers
    The Office (UK)
    Parks and Rec
    The Vampire Diaries
    American Horror Story
    Mr Robot
    Outlander
    The Gifted
    Fear the Walking Dead
    The Following

    Somes of these I came back to later and watched past the first season after several years. Sometimes a series takes time to prove it is worth watching past a disappointing first season. And sometimes it just doesn't get any better.
     
  17. MacLeod

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    No show comes to mind that I made a conscious decision to stop watching. But then again I tend to be very selective in the shows I start to watch.
     
  18. Teelie

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    AP Bio is another although I'm leaning towards giving it a second chance.
     
  19. The Borgified Corpse

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    In that respect, I suppose I gotta give more respect to Frasier for finally pulling the trigger on developing stuff between Niles & Daphne in Season 7 and then keeping them as a couple from Season 8 onwards. Granted, we lost all of the Niles-has-a-secret-crush-on-Daphne jokes that made up so many of the shows best moments in Seasons 1-6, but they did a really good job of making them believable as a couple and working with what they had.

    Are you talking about Jeff/Britta? Because I keep forgetting that they were even a thing. Their kinda romance seemed nearly forgotten after the 1st season.

    It is the general fan consensus that Season 1 is the worst season of Stargate SG-1. (Granted, a lot of fans also disavow Seasons 9 & 10 but I actually like those.) Much like most Star Trek shows, you can't really judge it by its 1st season. Even back in the day, I would recommend to newcomers to watch the 1st 2 episodes, skip over the next 16, and then pick up again with the last 3 episodes of Season 1, starting with "There but for the Grace of God." If you're worried that you may have missed something, don't worry, the next episode "Politics" is a clip show that summarizes much of the 1st season.
     
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  20. XCV330

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    that's extremely helpful and I am going to do just that