TV Shows I QUIT watching... and why...
3 July 2020
The following list are shows I quit watching (even through I’m a critic) for various reasons explained below. I hung around for as long as I could watching new seasons either destroy the show or maintain the level of disappointment. With amazing shows becoming more common with content quality, story, entertainment, and excitement (The Boys, Game of Thrones, The Witcher...); the following shows just became draining to even watch. I was no longer interested in tuning in weekly and would NEVER consider binge watching:
Supergirl(CW): One of the most powerful superheroes of all time regardless of gender is constantly beat up (by just about EVERYONE). Outside of that her enemies are so weak and drawn out to cover an entire season. This show did so well being innovative with positive representation for the first openly transgender superhero (Dreamer), but that alone wasn’t enough for this goody-goody Girl Scout. Always looking for potential, hope, and the good in people becomes old when you try to justify terrorist and their actions. The show was initially cancelled but was purchased and brought into the Arrowverse. It kept it’s leave of corniness and tackiness.
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time: For awhile it was interesting to see your favorite Disney stories cross over with others for a new story and interaction. But how many seasons of sleeping curses can you deal with? One second someone is good then they are evil. The effects are low budget and become stupid and the decision making is no longer rational. I hung in there as long as I could, honestly but at some point you just to throw in the towel.
The Order: When you have amazing (modern) witch shows like The Magicians, American Horror Story, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Legacies this show has some competition. It does not even compete! We will mostly relate it to Legacies, another show that follows a school of witches and werewolves. The Order does a terrible job of representation, diversity, and empathy. Feels like an late 90s/early 20s white teen drama. The issue is that it’s 2020 and season 2 just dropped. I can’t even deal
The 100: I’m on the final season. The first season I binge watched on Netflix. After that I tuned in for new episodes weekly on The CW. We liked Clarke, loved her, and now we hate her. We watched Octavia have some of the best character development since Game of Thrones until she was ruined. Everyone else has betrayed “their people” so many times I have no idea how they become alive. At some point you just turn it off as the drama becomes too much. Worse than Love&Hip-Hop drama! One word, “Murphy” (seriously how is he still alive?!)
Always A Witch
Always A Witch: Why another show that just released a second season?! This show had so much hype and support especially in a social climate where representation and diversity are EXTREMELY important. A show about a black/dark skinned Spanish speaking time traveling witch who was a slave and traveled to modern time. That alone bring original content. The voice overs are barely making the cut alone. But when you get into content, quality, and execution it becomes so cringe I couldn’t get passed the first episode of the second season. It was too predictable.
13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why: The first season of this show was extremely powerful and touching. How are there 4 seasons?! Hannah Baker is dead and her death effected us in the real world! Her story was tarnished and for what?! Money? This story effected me in real life. I couldn’t get past the second season with the new false narrative trying to retcon the storyline. Maybe one day I can sit down and see if there is more to the story with quality since the first season was so powerful.