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Title: Television shows we hate
Post by: Narr on 22 Mar 2008, 01:07
I've decided that a roommate who enjoys Aqua Teen Hunger Force will make you hate the show with a passion.  I have had to endure every episode of that terrible show about 5 times every time a new one airs, and every old one a good 45 million times.

IT WAS ONLY MODERATELY FUNNY SOMETIMES BEFORE AND NOW I WANT IT TO END.  I will burn it with a fiery passion should I ever get a chance.

So what shows do you hate?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 22 Mar 2008, 02:02
24 - Wow....Jack defeated the Russians/Chinese/Israelis/Pakistani's (face it they're all terrorists) AGAIN!?  And what!? They had Nuclear/Biological/Chemical/Super-Evil Weapons that were placed in key cities around America?  And they stole his girlfriend/dog/mother/mistress/boyfriend as well?!  AND HE WAS SHOT TOO!?  The fact that in 24 hours he never 1. pees 2. sleeps 3. eats and yet is coherent enough to kick terrorist ass just bugs the hell out of me.  The show got boring YEARS ago and if I have to listen to people talk about how great it is anymore I will shoot someone.

Prison Break - They're in prison....they try to get out....they fail...they change the plan...the guards get suspicious....they break out of prison....they run...they hide...they get caught....DRAMA....they get put in prison.  REPEAT.  This is another show that people rant about too much....I don't CARE that they're in prison or that they're on the run and who's on the inside or the outside.  The fact that it made it past season 2 just absolutely blows my mind.

Lost: Too many questions, no answers.  How long can they keep this up?  They said in an interview something along the lines of "we don't want to give the audience any answers, every time we answer something we want to introduce 5-6 more questions so that we keep it fresh and interesting."  What you get is an incredibly confused audience that has to watch every season 3 times and is still confused.

Grey's Anatomy: People should not like this show.....Watch House...it's better.  Or if you don't like House, turn off the TV...do something.  I hate this show SO much....if i have to have some girly next to me say "OMG DID YOU SEE WHAT MCSTEAMY DID LAST NIGHT!?" I will lose what little sanity I have left.  And why do people like Karen O so much.....and that dude is gay...we get it....so is Ellen...she still sucks.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Mar 2008, 06:22
House. That guy is such an asshole.


Wait no, that's why I love House.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: karl gambolputty... on 22 Mar 2008, 07:49
The News.  That show fucking blows.  I tried following it, but the plot makes absolutely no sense, and the characters are all total dicks.  Fuck the news.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: jimbunny on 22 Mar 2008, 09:31
Basically all TV. With few exceptions. Exceptions that I will never actually watch on television.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: SonofZ3 on 22 Mar 2008, 10:07
"Thats Amore!" Thanks for making a mockery out of Italian Americans you mother fuckers.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: imapiratearg on 22 Mar 2008, 10:23
I don't watch television, so I can't really say what I hate.  I will agree, though, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a pretty shitty show.  Also, Family Guy isn't all that clever any more.  Well, I guess it wasn't all that clever to begin with.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 22 Mar 2008, 10:30
Family Guy isn't all that clever any more.  Well, I guess it wasn't all that clever to begin with.

Holy crap THANK YOU!  I go to school and the ONLY thing I EVER hear is "omg did you guys see Family Guy last night!? CLASSIC!"  and me trying REALLY hard not to listen to them.  When South Park did Cartoon Wars Part I and II they hit everything that I hate about Family Guy and after I watched those two episodes I watched Family Guy again and it was EXACTLY like South Park portrayed them.  "This is just like that time when......" Gets really old, and it's not good when it's the only joke you can rely upon.  And Stewie sucks.

That's Amore is terrible as well.  I was stupid enough to watch an episode of Shot of Love With Tila Tequila and when I saw that "Italian" guy I quickly flipped the channel.  A month later and I flip to MTV again......and he has his own show.....and girls....want him......
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: KvP on 22 Mar 2008, 12:48
Heroes. All build-up, no payoff. If I wanted to follow people with Superpowers who use them less than they deal with life issues, I'd read X-Men comics.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Lines on 22 Mar 2008, 14:04
Reality shows that revolve around finding love are stupid and should be rotting in hell right about now. Actually, most reality TV can do this.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Narr on 22 Mar 2008, 18:06
I think there are some decent reality shows.  The problem is the emphasis placed on the actual people and what they think.  It's started to bleed into other events, as well.  Like American Gladiators.  I don't give a fuck what the contestants think, I don't give a damn about the showmanship of the gladiators.  I just wanna watch people do things I wish I was in the shape to do.

I've seen a few episodes of America's Best Dance Crew and I never gave a damn about dance before but they did some pretty cool shit on the Thriller episode.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Cartilage Head on 22 Mar 2008, 18:41
I hate most television shows. I can probably name about five television shows I DO like.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: bicostp on 22 Mar 2008, 19:01
I hate Smash Lab. It's Mythbusters without the thinking. They just blow stuff up, build over-elaborate, impractical contraptions for no reason, and crash junkyard vehicles together. Oh, and they go "WHOOOOOOAAAAAAA!!1111!11!1!1!!!1!!1!!" way too much and try to make everything really dramatic. (An "over-elaborate" example: the episode with the van sand trap, designed to stop getaway cars in bank robberies. What happens when it rains? Who has to build, assemble, and maintain it? Wouldn't it just be cheaper to let the bank get robbed?)

"The Moment of Truth"  also sucks. It's the hellspawn of the Jerry Springer show and The Newlywed Game.

Family Guy has become a tired parody of itself and should have been canned at the end of last season. Pre-cancellation Family Guy was alright, new Family Guy sometimes has its moments, but these moments are few and far between.

American Idol sucks until they get down to the top 14 or so. It's actually pretty fun once they weed out the really horrible contestants.

In general, reality shoes aren't very good. Thank [deity] the writers are back in action; we'll get plots again!
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Narr on 22 Mar 2008, 21:25
I hate Smash Lab. It's Mythbusters without the thinking. They just blow stuff up, build over-elaborate, impractical contraptions for no reason, and crash junkyard vehicles together. Oh, and they go "WHOOOOOOAAAAAAA!!1111!11!1!1!!!1!!1!!" way too much and try to make everything really dramatic. (An "over-elaborate" example: the episode with the van sand trap, designed to stop getaway cars in bank robberies. What happens when it rains? Who has to build, assemble, and maintain it? Wouldn't it just be cheaper to let the bank get robbed?)
I think Smash Lab is really awesome, actually.  I admit they try to force the drama too often so it makes the hosts less likable than Adam and Jamie.  I don't find it impractical at all, really.  They usually tell you the costs involved.  And it's not like every aspect of what they do get tested, as you mentioned with the rain deal with the sand trap.  The whole point is to test a premise and see if it has some viability.  I wouldn't be susprised to see some sort of Rhino-liner paint used on buildings set up in war zones, for example.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Spluff on 23 Mar 2008, 00:34
House.

How about you follow a new plot for each episode, instead of just changing the names of people and diseases and hoping nobody notices?

The same thing goes for most of the crime shows that do the same thing and reuse their plots.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 23 Mar 2008, 00:42
CSI: All of Them.  I used to watch this show....4-5 years ago and I really, really enjoyed it.  I tried watching it again last week and it was absolutely horrendous, I don't understand what's changed, but they've lost all spark in that show, even that miniature killer thing wasn't exciting enough to bring it back to life.

Dancing With The Stars:  How is this show fun or even interesting?  I think what's most sickening is that they have the audacity to call these people "celebrities." Thanks to this show now I have to be reminded who Marie and Donnie Osmand are.

Survivor:  Honestly this show has SO much potential to be awesome.  What they NEED to do is make the people sign up for a different show....fly them to some super-remote location that's WIRED with hidden cameras and microphones. It'd be like Lord of the Flies....except so much more awesome.  Last one who survives wins.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Mar 2008, 03:08
I can understand how people don't like shows like House or Law & Order and CSI etc... but of course they have only slightly different episodes! The whole point of the medical/legal drama series is that they solve the case/crime by the end of the show! That's just how it works! It would be even more boring if in next week's episode of House there is no case for them to work on and they just do a couple of clinic hours and maybe get a coffee. Then House says something wittily abusive and Jesse Spencer pouts. Or if it were a slow week for SVU and Stabler gets a guy for jaywalking. No one would care.

The shows I hate are generally the soaps. Neighbours and Home And Away spring to mind.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: sean on 23 Mar 2008, 06:32
Heroes. All build-up, no payoff. If I wanted to follow people with Superpowers who use them less than they deal with life issues, I'd read X-Men comics.

This. Seriously, heroes is one giant letdown. Ever since the writers strike i've stopped watching it.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: bicostp on 23 Mar 2008, 08:14
I wouldn't be susprised to see some sort of Rhino-liner paint used on buildings set up in war zones, for example.

Well, coating an entire building isn't economically sound. (It costs about a thousand dollars just to get the bed of a full size pickup coated with the stuff; imagine what a whole building would cost.) And even if you did do the whole building, it's not going to do much against RPGs, doesn't do anything against suicide bombers walking in with explosives under their jackets, and leaves the windows and doors completely vulnerable. At the most, medium shrapnel will do less cosmetic damage.

That's why I think that episode was just a waste.

I saw that episode, and it screamed "product placement". They must have said "Rhino Liner" about 150 times. :roll:
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Uber Ritter on 23 Mar 2008, 08:24
Family Guy.  This show doesn't have characters (with the possible exception of Brian) it has gags with legs.  One dimensional, not particularly funny gags.  It doesn't have the Simpsons astute social awareness of razor wit, so it just juxtaposes supposedly shocking or merely incongruous things and passes them off as humor.  The Simpson's comedic timing, family dynamics etc. are stripped of their subtlety and charm and we are left with a flabby mass of crap that is as attractive as Peter Griffin's character design.  The one thing in family guy that doesn't seem like a total rip-off in Family Guy is the aforementioned shock gags, which are the bane of my generation's sense of humor--they are on the level of Dead Baby Jokes in every way, and should be relegated to middle school gym periods, where they belong.

American Dad.  Wants to be Family Guy.  The Platonic idea that copying/imitation is inherently degrading and thus a copy is worse than a original, a copy of a copy worse than the copy etc. finds its vindication in this piece of crap.  I have seen it once, and I do not wish to pollute my mind further.

Note that this is all from someone who thinks the Simpsons should have quite while it was ahead and ended its prime-time run maybe 6 or 7 seasons ago, when the Zeitgeist passed its decidedly 90's sensibility by.

Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: thehollow on 23 Mar 2008, 11:46
CSI: Miami. I generally enjoy the original CSI, and have never seen NY. But Miami is like the shittiest show ever, and Horatio is one of the worst characters I've ever seen on a TV show.

Also, Friends is the single most overrated show ever. None of the characters are remotely likable, and none of the comedy comes from any of the characters actually having any sort of a sense of humor. terrible.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ladybug on 23 Mar 2008, 15:21
Date My Mom, and the fact that a channel here seems to air it every goddamn day or something annoys me to no end. Also, all the other American dating shows like it (Elimidate, Next and all the other crap I can't remember the names of), but Date My Mom is the worst of the worst.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 23 Mar 2008, 15:52

Note that this is all from someone who thinks the Simpsons should have quite while it was ahead and ended its prime-time run maybe 6 or 7 seasons ago, when the Zeitgeist passed its decidedly 90's sensibility by.



I think everyone knows that the Simpsons should have ended 6-8 seasons ago, I don't think I know a single Simpsons fan.  The movie wasn't bad, I found there were some parts that were quite funny.  Note that Spider-pig was not one of them.  I don't think I know anyone who thinks that the Simpsons is still "funny."

I watched a full episode of That's Amore today....and wow....I think I want to kill myself, and Dominico.  "Like, I should have told you forefront, I would NEVER lie to you, ever (she lied to him earlier, and is lying now) and I would do anything for you."  "so what do you want me to do."  "just please, just...forgive me"  *starts crying.
Someone please tell me that everything in that is staged and that these girls don't like him at all.

I think that Flavour of Love should get a shoutout as a show that everyone loves to hate but that everyone secretly watches themselves.  Last year my entire english and math would spend periods talking about that show.  We enjoyed it because "man those chicks be CRAZY!" I don't think there was a single girl on that show that wasn't completely freaking nuts.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Alex C on 24 Mar 2008, 00:40
I've come to hate Mythbusters, which is depressing on a few levels. I liked it before, I really did. I was on the bandwagon from the beginning, and I still find Jamie and Adam to be quite likeable. But the format switch to two teams killed it for me. It's not even like I really hate the build team or anything. It just that it highlights everything I hate about television, cable in particular. The show has far too much recapping, ridiculously bad puns on the part of the narrator (the US narrator sucks) and all the flip flopping between projects makes it easy to lose my attention. It's sad because there's really nothing about the actual premise or cast that I dislike which couldn't be fixed with a different approach to editing and structure. Grrr.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: tomselleck69 on 24 Mar 2008, 01:54
woop woop happy to say I love several shows mentioned already.

What I am hating on at the moment:
That cake show on food network - deadliest cake, most dangerous cake, cake scene investigation, whatever it is called. It would actually be pretty interesting if it focused on the baking instead of the bakers.

South Park - Went the same way as the Simpsons.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 24 Mar 2008, 03:54

South Park - Went the same way as the Simpsons.

Please explain this, I personally completely disagree with you but can you explain to me why you believe South Park is going/has gone the same way as the Simpsons?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: tomselleck69 on 24 Mar 2008, 10:36
In retrospect  "went the same way as the Simpsons" was a pretty bad way of phrasing it. The Simpsons lost whatever "spark" was responsible for the tone of seasons 4-9 (or wherever the "sweet spot" was), and the show became less and less funny as it went on. With South Park, either I have just completely grown out of it, or Matt and Trey are just not trying anymore. I can't tell. They have always stuck to one of several templates, but lately it has been really, really egregious. Season 10 (with a couple exceptions in the latter half) was lousy, season 11 was worthless, so far season 12 has been another set of South Park mad libs (fill in terrible deed by Cartman/pop culture figure/all adults do something completely irrational as if it was commonplace/boilerplate moral or conclusion that every issue has multiple sides).
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: 0bsessions on 24 Mar 2008, 12:42
This. Seriously, heroes is one giant letdown. Ever since the writers strike i've stopped watching it.

That's not hard to do, considering they haven't had any new episodes since the writer's strike occured and ended. They decided to just leave the season as is rather than rush out a few episodes to make the last few weeks of the interrupted season.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Narr on 24 Mar 2008, 13:10
Whipstitch:  You know, good point.  I never really thought about how Mythbusters is edited, but it is rather annoying.  I suppose I never noticed because I haven't watched a live episode in like a year.  It's set up to record on my parent's DVR so I just watch through it, fast forwarding through the commercials when I stop by for lunch or something.

Honestly, it makes a lot more TV bearable, especially shows that are in an hour block but have 45 minutes of commercial.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Alex C on 24 Mar 2008, 13:30
Yeah, I'm kind of at the point now where I watch television mostly so I can more comfortably take part in random conversations when bumming around campus. I doubt I could stand what little television I do watch if it weren't for the DVR. It's probably fair to say the issues I have with the editing on Mythbusters says more about my low tolerance for television's foibles than it does about the quality of the show, really, but that still doesn't excuse all the damned puns on the part of the narrator.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 24 Mar 2008, 14:51
In retrospect  "went the same way as the Simpsons" was a pretty bad way of phrasing it. The Simpsons lost whatever "spark" was responsible for the tone of seasons 4-9 (or wherever the "sweet spot" was), and the show became less and less funny as it went on. With South Park, either I have just completely grown out of it, or Matt and Trey are just not trying anymore. I can't tell. They have always stuck to one of several templates, but lately it has been really, really egregious. Season 10 (with a couple exceptions in the latter half) was lousy, season 11 was worthless, so far season 12 has been another set of South Park mad libs (fill in terrible deed by Cartman/pop culture figure/all adults do something completely irrational as if it was commonplace/boilerplate moral or conclusion that every issue has multiple sides).

After Team America Matt and Trey essentially said they were too tired and uninspired to work anymore, and yet they signed on to do up to season 12 of South Park, so that might explain why it's not as good as it used to be.  So if they took a break for a year or three and came back I'm sure they might start being great again, but that's my opinion.  Mind you I haven't seen season all of season 11 but the stuff I have seen is hit-or-miss.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Alex C on 24 Mar 2008, 15:23
I think South Park started out as a flaming pile of crap and then slowly evolved into something that was still really hit or miss. Regardless, I've never felt that consistency was one of its virtues.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: michaelicious on 24 Mar 2008, 16:27
And why do people like Karen O so much...

People like Karen O so much because she is in a pretty neat band, dresses well, and it is fun to watch her drink two beers at once while still trying to sing a song.

Sandra Oh, on the other hand...
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: sean on 24 Mar 2008, 17:13
This. Seriously, heroes is one giant letdown. Ever since the writers strike i've stopped watching it.

That's not hard to do, considering they haven't had any new episodes since the writer's strike occured and ended. They decided to just leave the season as is rather than rush out a few episodes to make the last few weeks of the interrupted season.

Oh I thought they just went and continued on with new episodes since the strike ended. Shows what I know.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Scruffy on 25 Mar 2008, 06:11
Smash Lab - Gah, I hate that show, but I try.  The one episode I made it throughh, was this one where they were going to try to stop a runaway vehicle with a trailer attached with rockets.  I lost all respect for them when their technician screwed up and ignited the huge missiles in the proximity of two people.  They could have been killed.  That is just like this show, rushed to the point where the reason for doing something means nothing.

Family Guy -  Ask me 4 years ago what the best cartoon on tv was, Family guy.  Ask me today and I'll say it's worse that Ben 10.  If you don't know what Ben 10 is your in luck.

In defense of Southpark.  I mean, it's what, 11 seasons now.  Its definately not as riotously funny as it was when I was... what, 15ish and watching it over AOL Dialup 28kish.  I think Southpark has turned into a very funny new creation.  When was the last time you laughed at the southpark kids calling cartman a **** ****** ******! I mean, society as a whole just thinks thats normal now and so SP has been forced to change, for better or worse.  At least  they still have the original writers, unlike some 11+ season runnin shows.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Xerostyle on 26 Mar 2008, 08:15
Heroes. All build-up, no payoff. If I wanted to follow people with Superpowers who use them less than they deal with life issues, I'd read X-Men comics.

It's half X-Men, half General Hospital.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Butch on 26 Mar 2008, 11:40
So, Smash Lab is hated by others.  Good.  I thought I was alone in seeing it as a bunch of pleasant-looking young people trying out ridiculous ideals in an effort to give them a reason to do MythBuster-esque experiments.  The whole premise feels so contrived, I could hardly stomach seeing the one episode I've watched.  Does anyone else feel like the brainstorms we see are pitched to the on-screen by a staff of real technical engineers off-screen?

But on the flip side of that, I actually like Bones even though it's just riding the coattails of House's "technical language is good television." And the appeal has nothing to do with David Boreanez.  He's just an unexpected perk in the wake of Dr. Brennan's absent-yet-amusing demeanors.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Muppet King on 26 Mar 2008, 13:00
Agreed 100% about Smash Lab.

Mythbusters used to be great, but in the past season or two it has become nothing more than obnoxious.  Adam continues to try to be a showman, but he's just so annoying and he rarely gets things right.  The so called 'build team' lack any and all chemistry on screen; if they would stop trying to play to the camera and just discuss the myths they're doing like normal people maybe they'd be tollerable.  Jamie is the only part of the show that is still worth watching for as he's the only one that ever seems to know what he's doing and doesn't try to play to the camera.  On top of all that, they don't really test the myths properly anymore; I realize they don't exactly have a budget to do things perfectly, but they cut so many corners at this point that they aren't testing the myth anymore.

Now for my list:

Lost, CSI and its clones, The Riches, Law and Order and its clones, The Shield, reality shows especially American Idol, the new American Gladiators, Lil Bush, Weeds, Family Guy, American Dad

I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of anything else at the moment.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: MrSteevo on 26 Mar 2008, 14:35
I can't Stand "The View"

Now most all reasons are obivous. Why anyone would want to hear middle-age and over women talk about current events is a mystery to me.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 26 Mar 2008, 18:06
I have an extreme love/hate relationship with Torchwood. 

When it's good, it's fantastic.  When it's bad, it's god awful.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Surgoshan on 26 Mar 2008, 19:16
I hate commercials.  I mute the TV and do crosswords when a show I'm watching goes to commercials.

I don't watch many shows.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 26 Mar 2008, 19:39
I can't Stand "The View"

Now most all reasons are obivous. Why anyone would want to hear middle-age and over women talk about current events is a mystery to me.

Wow.....YES.  I've watched this show.....2 times.  Honestly I can't stand Oprah or Ellen, I find them to be incredibly annoying, they go on and on without having anything intelligent to say at all.  The View is worse because there are FOUR of them.  I dont' see why anyone likes them, all they do is talk and talk and talk.  And yet they say absolutely nothing.  The only time you have 4 guys together talking about something is when they're talking about Sports...and it's unbearable then too.  I don't see why 4 women talking about NOTHING can be any better.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 26 Mar 2008, 22:15
sports=nothing, that sounds about right.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: angelpants on 27 Mar 2008, 08:16

I hate soaps like Eastenders. It is just to make people feel better about their lives. If they want to do that they should get up off their asses and do something with it instead of vegging out infront of the TV.

I agree about CSI going downhill. I watch NCIS now, it is cheesy but not as annoying to watch as CSI.
Have to disagree with the anti-Horracio Cane part, his one liners are the best part of the show.....and those sun glasses!

Generally TV is a waste of time though. Unless you are ill and unable to do other things.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Mar 2008, 08:20
What I am hating on at the moment:
That cake show on food network - deadliest cake, most dangerous cake, cake scene investigation, whatever it is called. It would actually be pretty interesting if it focused on the baking instead of the bakers.

But but but Elena's so cute. =(

I'm getting a little sick of watching Mike & Mike on ESPN2 in the mornings. Half the time, there is not even a guy CALLED Mike in the studio.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Scruffy on 28 Mar 2008, 07:05
Oh, CSI - Miami and CSI - New York
They managed to strip everything I loved from the original CSI and turn it into the most cliche shows I've ever seen.
I sat through 30 minutes of that aweful CSI - New York and said never again. 
Those two actually ruined the original CSI for me.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Narr on 28 Mar 2008, 12:16
sports=nothing, that sounds about right.
I don't get how anyone could hate on sports.

Sports, games of skill, it's all been a part of the human experience since cave man times.  Watching people pull of athletic feats that maybe 20 guys in the world at this given moment could do never gets old.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 28 Mar 2008, 13:28
Dude, I don't hate sport. It's just sport on TV does nothing for me. It's definitely more interesting and enjoyable if your playing the sport yourself or actually being there to watch it happen.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Narr on 28 Mar 2008, 19:13
Ohh, okay, I see what you mean.  Pardon me for assuming and making an ass of myself.  I'm just so used to hearing people hate on sports IN GENERAL, I never thought to take it to purely from a TV standpoint.

I understand your viewpoint.  TV sports can be quite obnoxious at times.  I still love me some sports on TV, but I've got to have a reason to care about the game (such as watching a team I despise win 18 games in a row just to lose the most important one of the season *cough*).

I wish they'd re-evaluate a lot of TV announcer personalities, too.  As much as I like Terry Bradshaw, he's so goddamn obnoxious and rarely gets to a valid point.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Adah on 29 Mar 2008, 14:43
I hate That 70s Show.  I know it's not on anymore, but it still irks me even in syndication.  Also, Crank Yankers pissed me off to no end.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Apple Pie on 29 Mar 2008, 15:42
Idol.

American Idol, Australian Idol, Idiot Idol, I don't care, just die already. One season of that show was too much. Seven seasons is like being slowly chopped to death in an electric blender.

I mean...it would be alright if I could just ignore the show. But when it's on, there's like 5 ads for it every commercial break. And then the winner gets faaaaaar to much air time on radio. Just...ergh. Ergh. Ergh.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: axerton on 30 Mar 2008, 00:20
I have an extreme love/hate relationship with Torchwood. 

When it's good, it's fantastic.  When it's bad, it's god awful.

In my opinion when it's good, it's mediocre. When it's bad, it's god awful. and as far as I've seen Column B is far more common than Column A, especially when it's compared (as it inevitably is) to Dr Who.

Other shows that shit me: Little Britain and other sketch comedy that relies on running gags. By themselves they are boring, but when you add the people who walk around quoting them... *twitch*
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 30 Mar 2008, 03:09
Idol.

American Idol, Australian Idol, Idiot Idol, I don't care, just die already. One season of that show was too much. Seven seasons is like being slowly chopped to death in an electric blender.

I mean...it would be alright if I could just ignore the show. But when it's on, there's like 5 ads for it every commercial break. And then the winner gets faaaaaar to much air time on radio. Just...ergh. Ergh. Ergh.

Idols get airtime?  I don't think I've heard a Canadian Idol on the TV or on the radio in.............ever.  As for American Idol I hear that some of the them are doing pretty well...but Kelly Clarkson is the only one who has seemed to...semi-survive?  She looks really creepy now.....all pale and chunky, and it really doesn't suit her like it might suit others (Amy Lee).  But adding to that idol list.  So You Think You Can Dance should be shot in the knees as well as Randy Jackson Presents: America's Next Best Dance Crew.  Did America HAVE a best dance crew?  Why is Randy Jackson such a dick that we need to know that HE presents this garbage.  America's Next Top Model is pretty horrible too.  "you can win an 100 000 dollar modelling contract with our AMAZING SPONSOR!"  That amazing sponsor is making twenty times that amount of money from sponsoring the damn show and a top model makes more than 100 000 dollars a year.
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Post by: Thaes on 30 Mar 2008, 06:49
I think it goes without saying that I dislike "reality"-TV, especially since some newspapers tend to focus on those shows rather than focusing on things that matter. Other shows I hate are today´s crime series (instead of focusing on mysteries or fascinating crimes or such, they tend to focus on using "cool" tricks in order to try to keep the audience interested),  those teen drama series and and modern sitcoms (I actually liked such older sitcoms as Friends and Happy Days, but today´s sitcoms just seem to focus on sexual jokes which just might amuse some teenagers, but that´s it).
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Post by: Aminal on 30 Mar 2008, 11:23
Other shows that shit me: Little Britain and other sketch comedy that relies on running gags. By themselves they are boring, but when you add the people who walk around quoting them... *twitch*

My avatar...have you met it?  :-D  Admittedly there's no one here who walks around quoting it.

Shows I hate: Ghost-hunting shows.  WTF?
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 30 Mar 2008, 11:33
In my opinion when it's good, it's mediocre. When it's bad, it's god awful. and as far as I've seen Column B is far more common than Column A, especially when it's compared (as it inevitably is) to Dr Who.

Other shows that shit me: Little Britain and other sketch comedy that relies on running gags. By themselves they are boring, but when you add the people who walk around quoting them... *twitch*

I really hated what I saw of the first series of Torchwood (which wasn't much, I don't think I ever made it through a whole episode) but I've found myself enjoying the new one quite a bit. I find it hard to pin down what's changed but there's something different, maybe the acting and dialogue just improved. I agree that it isn't anywhere near the same class as Doctor Who though.

If you replace the twitch with a violent fit then you have my opinion of Little Britain there, although I luckily don't know anyone that quotes it so that doesn't bother me.
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Post by: camelpimp on 30 Mar 2008, 17:20
I can't stand to watch the news and see how the news media has become nothing more than an entertainment wheel. But I suppose that would be a rant for somewhere else.

On a related note: I want to stab Nancy Grace to death with rusty spoons.
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Post by: Ikrik on 30 Mar 2008, 22:56

On a related note: I want to stab Nancy Grace to death with rusty spoons.

YES.  I've flipped past her show a couple times.  The woman is racist, ignorant, and INCREDIBLY stupid.  The headlines she has make my head hurt and the way she talks about the "issues" is like....eugh.

Does anyone like Lou Dobbs?  All I hear about is how Mexicans are destroying the purity of the US.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: beat mouse on 30 Mar 2008, 23:19
Californication, Heroes, Dexter, Rome, The Sopranos, South Park, Weeds.

Wait, everything but those. Seriously I fucking hate television. Also, South Park's last few seasons I thought have been the best so far. Thinly veiled (well, not veiled) satire is awesome, and while some episodes are a bit weak, others are so awesome that it hurts. The Heavy metal episode was awesome, whereas I thought the Britney Spears episode was totally lame.

Oh, I hate any television programs involving Britney Spears or anyone talking about her.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 30 Mar 2008, 23:43
Everything on Nickelodeon that isn't Avatar
New Amsterdam, but I can't stop watching it
Most of Cartoon Network
All of MTV
Most of Fuse, I love Pants Off Dance Off
All of VH1
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Post by: Narr on 30 Mar 2008, 23:50
Californication, Heroes, Dexter, Rome, The Sopranos, South Park, Weeds.

Wait, everything but those. Seriously I fucking hate television. Also, South Park's last few seasons I thought have been the best so far. Thinly veiled (well, not veiled) satire is awesome, and while some episodes are a bit weak, others are so awesome that it hurts. The Heavy metal episode was awesome, whereas I thought the Britney Spears episode was totally lame.

Oh, I hate any television programs involving Britney Spears or anyone talking about her.
I agree about the South Park comment.

I still think one of the greatest TV moments in history is the Scientology episode.  "THIS IS WHAT THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVE."

Glorious.
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Post by: improbability driver on 03 Apr 2008, 18:03
I've gone as far as to block ABC Family on my TV so I don't accidentally come across Full House while flipping channels.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: DonInKansas on 06 Apr 2008, 23:28

Oh, I hate any television programs involving Britney Spears or anyone talking about her.
QF MF'n T.

My wife for some reason was watching some HOUR-LONG special about her today.  I threw up a little in my mouth and considered divorce.
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Post by: trebach on 16 Apr 2008, 22:49

I hate soaps like Eastenders. It is just to make people feel better about their lives. If they want to do that they should get up off their asses and do something with it instead of vegging out infront of the TV.

I agree about CSI going downhill. I watch NCIS now, it is cheesy but not as annoying to watch as CSI.
Have to disagree with the anti-Horracio Cane part, his one liners are the best part of the show.....and those sun glasses!

Generally TV is a waste of time though. Unless you are ill and unable to do other things.

I watch the EastEnders when I can't go to sleep because it comes on at 11 PM here.When I get bored of hearing about how person X did something to person Y and X is going to get revenge by utilizing person/people Z, I go to bed. I do like NCIS because the people actually have a life outside of the office.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: RobbieOC on 16 Apr 2008, 22:54
QF MF'n T.

My wife for some reason was watching some HOUR-LONG special about her today.  I threw up a little in my mouth and considered divorce.

She was in How I Met Your Mother. That is a funny show and that episode was pretty dang funny.

Otherwise, yeah. I wouldn't disagree.
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Post by: Apple Pie on 16 Apr 2008, 22:58
So You Think You Can Dance should be shot in the knees as well as Randy Jackson Presents: America's Next Best Dance Crew. 

I actually quite like So You Think You Can Dance.
That said: Mary Murphy should be shot in the knees.
No.
Mouth.
Just to stop her screaming.
And consequently, save the world. Or, more specifically, my ear drums.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: LizziL on 17 Apr 2008, 10:58
I used to adore House, but it's just become *so* unbelieveable that I can't bring myself to watch it. Also, the 'ooh, he's a dick, he knows what's wrong, oh, no he doesn't, in the last fifteen minutes he'll figure it out though!' I shall always love Hugh Laurie though, and his ability to change accents is incredible. I wish I had even a fifth of his skill.
I haven't been able to watch CSI, which makes me sad. But, it's probably for the best, some of Grissom's one liners were making me *so* angry, and the Sarah-Grissom relationship was just...unnecessary. I'm kind of really glad she's gone now.
That 70's Show after Eric and Kelso left. I stopped watching, and can't even bring myself to watch it in re-runs. That show *was* Topher Grace, and once he left, I just...couldn't bring myself to watch it.
There's also a show that I hate only because of the commercials. 'My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad'. What I've gathered from the promos, fathers subject themselves to absolutely disgusting tasks, ala Fear Factor. If they win, and they are in fact better, some snot nosed child gains the knowledge that his father is, in a word, 'gross'. Honestly, if I were a pre-teen and my father agreed to go on national television to stuck his head into a tank of maggots I would probably get legally emancipated before I'd admit he was better than the other individuals on that show. God, I hate reality television.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: laizeohbeets on 18 Apr 2008, 09:27
Shows I don't dig:
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (gaaaaah!)
Lost (I watched it for 2 1/2 seasons and then gave up. Plus, I can't stand Jack and Kate.)
Any CSI
Supernatural
Any sort of anime

I have a love/hate relationship with Little Britain. Sometimes it can amuse me, other times, I want to hit the TV and say, ''That's not funny."
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: RedLion on 18 Apr 2008, 12:51
"Moment is Truth" rests alone at the the apex of human shame.
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Post by: MrSteevo on 18 Apr 2008, 15:35
^ Agree, destorying your family life and marriage infront of millions of people is quite stupid. and watching it, and enjoying it is even worse.

I hate all these shows out like CSI that really dont have a great back bone storyline yet people keep watching them!
It's like ER! But more blood.
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Post by: Tom on 18 Apr 2008, 16:14
Uhh, it's "Moment of Truth".
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: pig nash on 19 Apr 2008, 23:07
I like Weeds, who didn't like Weeds again?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 20 Apr 2008, 00:59
Family Guy -  Ask me 4 years ago what the best cartoon on tv was, Family guy.

Goofs: Anachronisms: The first season of The Venture Bros. was on the air in 2004.

Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Lucretius on 20 Apr 2008, 16:27
I'd say it's easier just to list the good shows since there are likely only 3, but I honestly can't think of anything currently being aired that I would ever watch for a bet lower than 150 dollars.

It's. A. Fucking. Wasteland.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: laizeohbeets on 21 Apr 2008, 08:28
If tv was a wasteland... to be honest, a tv show just of TS Eliot wouldn't be tooooo bad...

As long as it wasn't Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, because if I have to hear Cats one more time...
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 21 Apr 2008, 09:06
Rum tum tugger is a curious cat.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: laizeohbeets on 21 Apr 2008, 10:02
Rum Tum Tugger was one of the only songs I can still stomach, and I blame that on nostalgia from when I was 8.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 22 Apr 2008, 14:03
god, i thought i was the only one to not find aqua teen hunger force funny in the slightest.

why hasn't anyone mentioned my super sweet 16?
i want to punch every single one of those girls.

the oc and any oc spinoff are awful as well.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: laizeohbeets on 22 Apr 2008, 17:02
My Super Sweet 16 is awful in that trainwreck kind of way. Like, I don't want to get sucked into watching it, and I want to smack those girls in the show, but I can't look away.

What's terrible are the ones where they just recently fell into a family full of money, so not only are they spoiled and going to spend all their parents' moneys, they're talking about how they are so much better a person now that they're totally spoiled brats. Ugh.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 22 Apr 2008, 17:30
but it's not even enjoyable in a trainwreck sort of way.
just rage-enducing. ESPECIALLY the ones who recently became rich and feel that they must make all their less privileged friends jealous by throwing this totally rad party.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Quiet_Soul on 27 Apr 2008, 09:26
I've always hated South Park. Period.

It's just a bunch of bilge.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 27 Apr 2008, 10:52
I'd say it's easier just to list the good shows since there are likely only 3, but I honestly can't think of anything currently being aired that I would ever watch for a bet lower than 150 dollars.

It's. A. Fucking. Wasteland.

Listing shows we actually like? Surely that should be a separate thread (don't make one)? The only shows I watch on telly are Gladiators, simply because the host is pretty cute and the Gladiators are just strange, occasionally South Park (but it hasn't been good since I was about 12) and reruns of Boston Legal. I used to watch Burn Notice when it was on because that show was made of win. And when season 2 of Heroes is out on dvd I will get that but I've never seen more than 15 seconds of it on tv. Basically I never watch television if I can help it, unless Richard Attenborough is narrating a documentary about lizards or something.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Johnny C on 27 Apr 2008, 11:24
why hasn't anyone mentioned my super sweet 16?
i want to punch every single one of those girls.

I decided that when I'm rich I am going to go through a process I call The Screamening with every girl who was ever on that show.

First, I will go to their homes and when they open the door I will just start screaming at them. I will scream at them until I lose my voice completely. If they move to another room in the house I will follow them and continue screaming.

Then I will stop and just stare at them. I will stare and they will know that their life is forfeit, that they have contributed nothing but carbon dioxide and shame to humankind.

Then a lawyer will enter the house and inform them that I own it and everything in it. They will be allowed to take their car. I will have pissed in the gas tank and all over the inside of it. Also a CD of me screaming will be inserted into the stereo. The controls will be disabled so that there is no way to stop or turn down the screaming.

The process will repeat until all of them are homeless or dead.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 27 Apr 2008, 18:17
I really used to like most of the shows that were on Adult Swim

But then Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job came.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 01 May 2008, 15:13
why hasn't anyone mentioned my super sweet 16?
i want to punch every single one of those girls.

I decided that when I'm rich I am going to go through a process I call The Screamening with every girl who was ever on that show.
The process will repeat until all of them are homeless or dead.

hahah.
what about the ones that start to regret the experience once they're older and less shallow?
i am not sure if girls like that ever learn anything though, maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: McTaggart on 03 May 2008, 22:47
Gladiators

I watched one episode of the new season of that. I think it's exactly the same as it was back when I was 10. They've even got Mike Whitney back to do the referee thing. I don't think I need to see any more of it.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: minorbird on 04 May 2008, 05:09
Australian Big Brother, specifically this season. Its so gimmicky, its gone beyond the normal levels of nauseousness that you expect from such a show. A horribly racist 51 year-old grandma, a belly-dancing, porno-participating midget, everyone sleeps in the same bed (except for a poor Asian guy, who as you expect got shunted to a Kombi van out the back by the Pauline Hanson loving granmother), and a whole list of other crappy things.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOD TV IN AUSTRALIA.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: orangepeas on 04 May 2008, 19:54
I think I watch Seinfeld way to much...

Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 05 May 2008, 00:51
Hey, minorbird, it's really hard to make money out of an australian tv show that doesn't have a call line.
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Post by: minorbird on 06 May 2008, 01:39
Yeah true. I should be used to this by now. I mean Kate Richie won a Gold Logie for acting in a soap opera. I'll be honest here and admit I had never even heard of her before her last year's Logie win. A soap opera. Do any of the Aussies here enjoy Underbelly? I'm trying, I am really am.
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Post by: Tom on 06 May 2008, 03:55
Kate Richie, acting :?

I'm actually not allowed to watch Underbelly but It is quite honestly the only thing that channel 9 has going for it in terms of tv other than crap involving Gordon Ramsey or Sports. TV sadly is the future, we can see a shift in America from movies to serial tv-shows and mini-series - I'd like to see anyone try to disagree with Richard Gere on this. Australia needs to do this is well. I'm sure that there are a lot of budding young Australian writers out there with script to sell and with all the money that Fremantle Media pick up off shows like Big Brother and Idol they can afford to finance the production of Australian mini-series, series and tele-movies. Of late, the ABC has been doing this although any series other that Summer Heights High and The Chaser's have failed to recieve any major public acclaim.

Do you remeber Tripping Over, it was a fantastic miniseries that was filmed in conjunction with the BBC and aired on TEN a few years back?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: minorbird on 06 May 2008, 04:14
No I didn't see Tripping Over, but my mum has said some good things about it though.
I think comedy, specifically satire, is what is finding the most success out of all the original Australian content - the Chaser, Chris Lilley's shows, Good News Week etc.
The problem is that often the stations won't risk airing it at prime time against the tried and proven sports coverage or reality tv shows or fucking soap operas. Ugh. Imagine trying to get them to show an Aussie min-series in favour of American shows such as Heroes, Prison Break, or Lost? Anyways, I can't see it happening on free-to-air networks. Unfortunately. I really enjoyed the mini-series Jessica, an adaptation of a Bryce Courtenay novel. Of course, it was shown at like 9:30 on a shitty night.

Anything shown on Mtv is usually crap. Unless its a video clip. Which is never. So, I guess its all crap.
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Post by: Fishboy on 06 May 2008, 05:41
Yeah i agree minor bird, although i could never get into GNW after it left the ABC. Sideshow was amazingly awesome before it was canned, as was glasshouse, now theres nothing good on. Excluding antiques roadshow and scrapheap challenge on ABC2, i love those shows.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: minorbird on 06 May 2008, 14:48
Antiques Roadshow. Lol.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 06 May 2008, 21:32
Antiques Roadshow?  That show is SO interesting.....when there's absolutely nothing else on.  My main problem with that show is that they TALK to the owners who generally end up just saying stupid, uninteresting things.  I don't care about how you obtained it....I just want to know how much the thing is worth.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Fishboy on 07 May 2008, 02:06
Antiques is beyond enthralling, i have whiled many, many hours fixing an unblinking gaze upon the display of various miscellanea presented by people who go beyond interesting, and the presenters who judge these items that no doubt hold immense value to mankind, are truly gods among men.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: MusicScribbles on 07 May 2008, 21:49
To be biased, blunt, and brief, I dislike a majority of television shows.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: JediBendu on 08 May 2008, 06:21
I've found that now that I watch less TV in general, I tend to get less fired up about terrible TV shows. So there's not much on TV that I can say I hate, but I do not watch most of it.

The only TV I watch are educational channels or the news, and specific shows like Lost, Dog Whisperer (such a cool show), Curb Your Enthusiasm and Flight of the Conchords, as well as Justice League whenever I see it on.

I guess I could say that I dislike TV other than that.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: knives on 08 May 2008, 11:50
This thread makes me glad I don't have cable.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Dissy on 08 May 2008, 13:47
There is too much bad TV for me to name.  Althugh, I ave had this love/hate relationship with a show for the past 4 years.
Battlestar Galactica.  Seriously, the inner-character conflicts are awesome, but the general writing sucks.  Continuity, basic military knowledge, and now, the timeline, Something got screwed up.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 08 May 2008, 18:34
Worst Show ever: Full House. FUCK YOU BOB SAGGET.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Red Peril on 09 May 2008, 05:15
A combination of a lousy signal strength, shit scheduling and living with a total fuckwit I couldn't stand to be in the same room as means I just don't watch TV anymore, and I haven't for about a year. I just use my TV to watch DVD's and Match of the Day, and to be honest I haven't really missed it at all. The only TV show I watched recently was Battlestar Galactica, on DVD, at my sister's house. Having said that I do like watching stuff like Dispatches and Channel 4 news, but the rest of the TV is shit, maybe its a bit different in the US, but here in Britain the TV looks like its been made by a 5 year old. And not a clever 5 year old either.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 09 May 2008, 14:55
Doesn't "an  unintelligent 5 year old" sum up the intellectual maturity and ability of the majority of the UK's population that is under 25?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Drill King on 14 May 2008, 16:42
I don't watch TV usually, but some of the girls I live with were so I sat down with them. All I have to say is.



"A shot at love (II)" with Tila tequila
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 14 May 2008, 17:19
I don't watch TV usually, but some of the girls I live with were so I sat down with them. All I have to say is.



"A shot at love (II)" with Tila tequila

I take it back

You're right....

If i had kids, I'd rather let them smoke than watch MTV
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: itsrabid on 26 May 2008, 17:03
Any and all reality shows, and anything from TLC.
Also, CSI and Cops!
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 26 May 2008, 17:07
I can honestly say that MTV is everything wrong with this world.  A Shot at Love is possibly the single worst show on the face of the planet. I don't understand how people can watch a show so stupid. It also happens to be one of the shows my sister watches (she watches Ugly Betty and House so it sorta evens out)
She likes defending Tila by saying "all these christian activists are slamming the show because she's bisexual."  and I'm like "oh...they're not really concerned that she's a slut and that the entire show itself is garbage?"
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Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 26 May 2008, 17:38
I don't really even think MTV should count.  It's terrible, and everyone knows it's terrible.  It's like saying you didn't really dig the Holocaust that much.
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Post by: Ikrik on 26 May 2008, 21:30
yeah but in Germany if you deny the Holocaust they arrest you......pretty sure no one cares if you deny MTV's existance.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 27 May 2008, 08:37
I can honestly say that MTV is everything wrong with this world.  A Shot at Love is possibly the single worst show on the face of the planet. I don't understand how people can watch a show so stupid. It also happens to be one of the shows my sister watches (she watches Ugly Betty and House so it sorta evens out)
She likes defending Tila by saying "all these christian activists are slamming the show because she's bisexual."  and I'm like "oh...they're not really concerned that she's a slut and that the entire show itself is garbage?"

Dude wanna know why people watch that show a Shot at Love?
Lesbian Freakfests man.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: 67thavenue on 28 May 2008, 14:48
Heroes. All build-up, no payoff. If I wanted to follow people with Superpowers who use them less than they deal with life issues, I'd read X-Men comics.

i love heroes...  even if it was just to see the tim sale art.

excellent writing... nice sfx.

any show that revolves around a single guy/girl who suddenly has to grow up because they get kids dumped on them by a dead relative.  worst. show. ever.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: cgarci21 on 07 Jul 2008, 14:24
The Hills. I mean I hate all reality t.v. but now scripted reality t.v.?? It god awful. On another note I agree about Torchwood, I can't help comparing it to Doctor Who so it is almost never satisfying to watch.

Also Hell's Kitchen, that guy is such a bastard!

More importently any shows like America's next top model or sheer genius (or whatever the fuck) and the likes. I mean sometimes the outcomes are cool but the whining!! Those people signed up for this garbage for christs sake, they should be shot on site for complaining about it.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 07 Jul 2008, 20:02
Sex and the City.
Every time I hear the word "fabulous" I cringe and want to punch something.
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Post by: Ikrik on 08 Jul 2008, 21:26
Dude, I totally cannot watch Hell's Kitchen, it's just annoying, Restaraunt Nightmares or whatever it's called however, is an ABSOLUTELY incredible show.  Honestly I can't watch Seinfeld at all....I've honestly tried countless times but I still find it boring.  Do you guys remember how awesome the first season of Survivor was?  I do.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Jul 2008, 21:34
Dude wanna know why people watch that show a Shot at Love?
Lesbian Freakfests man.

Damn shame Tila Tequila is seven shades of ugly.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 08 Jul 2008, 21:52
Dude wanna know why people watch that show a Shot at Love?
Lesbian Freakfests man.

Damn shame Tila Tequila is seven shades of ugly.

Thank You.  You are possibly the first person I know who thinks that she's ugly, everyone I know thinks that she's really cute.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 08 Jul 2008, 21:57
Really? I always thought that the belief that she's ugly was a common one.
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Post by: Surgoshan on 08 Jul 2008, 22:26
Damn shame Tila Tequila is seven shades of ugly.

I keep expecting her cheekbones to tell Arnold how to save Mars.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: blaineT on 10 Jul 2008, 13:52
I've come to hate and despise Law and Order, because on the rare occasions I'm actually in front of a TV, it always seems to be on. Also I concur w/ the Tila Tequila hatred, actually every time I mistakenly am subjected to MTV I end up running for some eye bleach and some industrial grade aural cleaner.
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Post by: Tom on 10 Jul 2008, 23:46
Torchwood only managed to stay afloat in Australia for 5 episodes.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Vendetagainst on 11 Jul 2008, 00:19
2. I like Sex and the City-- but it may be my girl-ness, I'm not into it for the good writing or anything *HAHA*.

I've found that a lot of otherwise intelligent women enjoy the show, so I won't take offense (OOOH, random internet stranger decides not to begrudge you, YOUR LIFE IS CHANGED FOREVER)
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 11 Jul 2008, 00:53
...which is why I would not survive in Australia.

Mind you Network TEN did the same thing with Veronica Mars, put it on at an unreasonably late hour, that is subsequent to change without notice and dicided that they'd give it a break for a week or two then put it back on. It was usually moved for motor racing and such. Basically, it seems that TEN's would rather air people going around in circles on gas guzzling monstrosities.
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Post by: StreetSpirit on 11 Jul 2008, 10:31
You all have good taste in what to hate because Tila Tequila, Hell's Kitchen, generally any reality TV (I haven't watched much so I don't want to totally generalize (well, I do, but I don't because it'd be slightly bogus)), Sex in the City, and many of the Sci Fi network shows that are not made by BBC and other then Battlestar Gallactica (Doctor Who and BSG rock, can't deny it).
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: StreetSpirit on 11 Jul 2008, 10:41
Roxie, you rock my socks off! You are a pleasant person and just all around swell from what I can tell!
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 11 Jul 2008, 11:29
Torchwood only managed to stay afloat in Australia for 5 episodes.

What's an "australia"?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Thlayli on 11 Jul 2008, 20:04
Yay! and to keep on topic--- and don't kill me for saying this--- I don't care for the office either. Steve Carell is not my favorite person.

Wow, I'm not the only one then.  I've hated everything he's done since he left The Daily Show.  I tried watching an episode of The Office once based on a friend's recommendation, but couldn't even finish it.  It was just depressing office banter and awkward silences.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 11 Jul 2008, 20:08
Ah, I love the office so much  :-o

maybe try the British office? Lotsa pompous TV crititcs say it's better. I've only seen four or five episodes, but I like ours better.
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Post by: Tom on 11 Jul 2008, 21:36
But isn't awkward the new funny?
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Post by: Thlayli on 12 Jul 2008, 09:02
Good comedy always contains an element of awkwardness, but awkwardness in and of itself is not funny. It's just pathetic. For supporting documentation, I submit to you all the celebrity reality shows on E! network.
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Post by: Mr. Mojo on 12 Jul 2008, 16:44
I think its that place that Peter Pan took the children where they never got old and no one could watch Torchwood.

Nah, I think that place is called Korea. I heard there's a really nice guy there. Kim i think his name was?
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Post by: Ozymandias on 12 Jul 2008, 17:28
This is basically how I see the meetings for Torchwood's writers going down:

 "Okay, here's a pretty good concept Doctor Who did. Let's do that again."
"Alright, but it wasn't really a sexy story was it?"
"Just throw in some references to Jack's sex life. Or have Owen hit on something."
"Can we make the alien a sexy woman?"
"No, we can only have Welsh actors."
"Okay, we'll make it a dude and have people act like he's sexy. Have Jack hit on him."
"But Jack and Yanto are supposed to be a thing."
"So?"
"And Jack and Gwen are supposed to have sexual tension that no one feels."
"So?"
"So it's awesome! DRAMA!"
"Great! We'll just toss in some horrible dialogue for John Barrowman to do his best with, but no one could possibly say in a convincing way and we're done for the rest of the season!"

And, yet, I still watch the show...mostly to watch Jack kiss dudes.
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Post by: Tom on 12 Jul 2008, 23:30
Homophobes and prudes for starters.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 13 Jul 2008, 00:27
yes, but those are basically the two least valid groups society has to offer.
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Post by: Tom on 13 Jul 2008, 02:05
yes, but those two groups could validly argue the same for you or I.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 13 Jul 2008, 02:45
true, but whatever their argument I can still fall back on the fact that the highlight of my social philosophy does not depend on systematic condescension based on absurdly misguided views (obviously I direct this more towards homophobes(or any -phobes) more than prudes)
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Post by: Mr. Mojo on 13 Jul 2008, 08:48
He's using big words... WITCH!!!!
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Post by: itsrabid on 13 Jul 2008, 10:20
"CSI: New York" is probably one of the most pointless shows out there. The writing is bland, the crimes uninteresting, and the detectives annoying. It's basically "HRMM YES LET US USE FAKE AND OUTLANDISH COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO SOLVE A TYPICAL CRIME COMMITTED BY LUKEWARM AND DISTRACTED ACTORS"
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: voyvf on 14 Jul 2008, 05:24
I don't watch television; its only purpose is to spoon feed misinformation to the masses who haven't a clue what moronic, regurgitated thoughts and sentiments they're consuming when sitting in front of the aforementioned device.

Books: they might be antiquated, but they're definitely not obsolete.
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Post by: Beachbum100 on 14 Jul 2008, 06:13
Hollyoaks when they try to be funny. When they try to be serious, it is the funniest thing in the world (with the exception of Hannah and Jean Paul and Tina, the rest cannot act to save their lives)
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Post by: Ikrik on 14 Jul 2008, 07:49
"CSI: New York" is probably one of the most pointless shows out there. The writing is bland, the crimes uninteresting, and the detectives annoying. It's basically "HRMM YES LET US USE FAKE AND OUTLANDISH COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO SOLVE A TYPICAL CRIME COMMITTED BY LUKEWARM AND DISTRACTED ACTORS"


But.......it has George from Of Mice and Men in it, surely he is amazing.

Has Randy Jackson Presents America's Next Best Dance Crew been mentioned yet?  Asides from the ridiculously long name it features 3 of the stupidest hosts ever.  Let's start a drinking game: every time you want to punch "Lil Mama" in the teeth take a shot.....and have an ambulance on speed dial.  Every time she opens her mouth my respect for the english language drastically decreases.  the other hosts aren't AS bad but Lil Mama needs to be taken into the back and shot....like Lassie.
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Post by: Dissy on 14 Jul 2008, 15:43
"CSI: New York" is probably one of the most pointless shows out there. The writing is bland, the crimes uninteresting, and the detectives annoying. It's basically "HRMM YES LET US USE FAKE AND OUTLANDISH COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO SOLVE A TYPICAL CRIME COMMITTED BY LUKEWARM AND DISTRACTED ACTORS"


But.......it has George from Of Mice and Men in it, surely he is amazing.

ou mean Gary Sinise.  He's an awesome actor, an excellent guy, but CSI (any and all of them) are just poor television
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 14 Jul 2008, 16:47
I don't watch television; its only purpose is to spoon feed misinformation to the masses who haven't a clue what moronic, regurgitated thoughts and sentiments they're consuming when sitting in front of the aforementioned device.

Books: they might be antiquated, but they're definitely not obsolete.

I'm sorry, what?

I second what Roxie said but I'm not beyond saying that you are perhaps more ignorant than the people you look down on.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Insectile on 14 Jul 2008, 23:41
Anything thats not Stand Up on Comedy Central
WTF were they thinking when they put up Lil Bush and Reno 911?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ozymandias on 15 Jul 2008, 01:13
Man, Reno 911 is an excellent show.
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Post by: Mr. Mojo on 15 Jul 2008, 10:25
HEY MAN! I like Reno 911 and Lil Bush. But of course I like anything mocking our soon to be former president. (No political fights please)
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 15 Jul 2008, 12:37
Reno 911 is a show that seems REALLY stupid during the commercials but actually pulls off an entertaining show.  I think that Lil Bush functions on the concept of "Hey, lets make fun of the president because that automatically makes us hilarious."  They ended up getting a LOT of PR from magazines and newspapers for being such a "radical South-Park esque show about W."  Which is just insane.

Sarah Silverman and John Dore.....how they got their own shows, I don't know.  Tom Green's late night show is also terrible.

Want to know what's great television?  Make a girl sit down and watch Spike's MANswers for like....4 hours.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 15 Jul 2008, 14:04
You know who's worse than sarah silverman? lisa lampanelli. Uch, I tried watching her do stand up once..... it was hideous. Silverman's moderately offensive and not that funny but at least it doesn't amount to "man I'm a racist bitch but it's ok because I love having sex with black men!"
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Post by: thehollow on 15 Jul 2008, 21:40
Carlos Mencia is the worst thing on Comedy Central, period.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 15 Jul 2008, 22:15
I actually find a lot of his stuff funny, though I guess that makes me a bad person and all.
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Post by: Surgoshan on 15 Jul 2008, 22:46
Yes.  It does.  Very bad.  Like kicking puppies.
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Post by: Ikrik on 15 Jul 2008, 23:20
Worse than kicking puppies....way worse.....it's like....kicking them and then drowning them.
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Post by: Tom on 16 Jul 2008, 00:16
then cuting a hole in their corpses and sticking your tumescent member in said hole and fucking till your black heart's content all the while doing it in front of little children..
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Vendetagainst on 16 Jul 2008, 10:26
I'm worried that the continuation of this simile will require exploring parts of yourself that you weren't meant to see  :|
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Post by: Mr. Mojo on 16 Jul 2008, 10:41
then cuting a hole in their corpses and sticking your tumescent member in said hole and fucking till your black heart's content all the while doing it in front of little children..

How do you know my daily routine?  :?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: allison on 16 Jul 2008, 20:33
why hasn't anyone mentioned my super sweet 16?
i want to punch every single one of those girls.

I decided that when I'm rich I am going to go through a process I call The Screamening with every girl who was ever on that show.

First, I will go to their homes and when they open the door I will just start screaming at them. I will scream at them until I lose my voice completely. If they move to another room in the house I will follow them and continue screaming.

Then I will stop and just stare at them. I will stare and they will know that their life is forfeit, that they have contributed nothing but carbon dioxide and shame to humankind.

Then a lawyer will enter the house and inform them that I own it and everything in it. They will be allowed to take their car. I will have pissed in the gas tank and all over the inside of it. Also a CD of me screaming will be inserted into the stereo. The controls will be disabled so that there is no way to stop or turn down the screaming.

The process will repeat until all of them are homeless or dead.

i am in love.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: allison on 16 Jul 2008, 21:14
I hate Grey's Anatomy for being so full of itself.
I hate Lost because even the writers are confused now.
I hate The Hills, just because I can.
And...thank [preferred deity here] it's been cancelled, but even passing reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond makes me want to claw my ears off and then set them on fire.

But then again, my opinion may be negated based on the fact that I love Canadian Idol this season. Love it.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 16 Jul 2008, 22:11
FULLY negated.
So is your Idol hosted by an effeminate dude and judged by a mean dude whose Britishness is exploited liberally, a half-conscious drugged out woman who loves everybody, and a token black man?
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Post by: allison on 17 Jul 2008, 10:24
We have the black man, and we have a female judge who I'm sure is always drunk, but no mean British guy. Instead we have two men, one of whom is a total douche. The other, though, I am going to marry.
It's hosted by the son of our former prime minister, who makes so much sexual innuendo towards the male contestants that sometimes I'm convinced that everyone on the show is gay - if only just for Ben.
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Post by: Tom on 17 Jul 2008, 15:19
Man, we have Kyle Sandilands, an arrogant, middle-aged white douche who genuinely believes he is a bad ass but just comes across as an indignant bratty 8 year old, we have a more mellow version of Simon Cowell, Ian Dickson who has been mellowing out because our Rodney Root judge and all round embarrassing tool Mark Holden is leaving. In addition our token black person, Marcia Hines rotates between hokey soul/earth mother and mildly drunken rambler. Last year all four where on the judges panel at the same time.
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Post by: cgarci21 on 17 Jul 2008, 19:26
Yeah Doctor Who does rock! and speaking of the doctor-- I've been meaning to compliment you profusely on your avatar cgarci!

hahaha thanks. i couldn't help myself.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: FlipFlop on 20 Jul 2008, 01:34
If i hear one more news article about World Youth Day, I'm going to spew. There's no plot line, there's no character developement. NOTHING BUT RELIGIOUS NUTTERS!
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Post by: Tom on 20 Jul 2008, 03:53
Oh there is character development but in your post there is NOTHING BUT IGNORANCE!

Ha yeah I just saw that clip on youtube too--- must be fun to play a cyberman. Lots more fun than playing a Dalek anyway.

More fun than playing an Ood?
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 20 Jul 2008, 19:06
on that note: FOX NEWS. It is an oxymoron and a plague on an already dumbed-down society  :x
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Post by: CursedMortivore on 20 Jul 2008, 21:34
Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job.

It's so terrible the guys making it had to name it as such just to keep from killing themselves for being such failures at life.
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Post by: Jackie Blue on 20 Jul 2008, 23:13
There are people who don't like Reno 911?   :?

It's the funniest fake-reality show since Trailer Park Boys.

Maybe even funnier at times, especially the later seasons.

So many talented comedians in one place.
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Post by: KvP on 20 Jul 2008, 23:22
Their feature length output has been pretty dismal. The show is good, though.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 22 Jul 2008, 11:54
So you guys are very centrally focused on stuff your friends like.  But lets agree to disagree on something.

I disagree with Two and a Half Men.  It is such Raging Bull(shit) I just dont get it.  Its a 15 year backslide in quality for sitcoms.  Shitty sets, shitty acting, shitty camera work & lighting and  shitty dialog, its universally horrible. 

Also, South Park is amazing.  Sure some episodes are less good then others.  The idiots flock to the Michael Jackson episode in droves.  But how bout in Season 12 when the internet goes down.  It switches into a Grapes of Wraith-esque migration 'Californi Way', in this case to get some of that Silicon Valley Internet, but seriously points out just how much we rely on the internet for everything now.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 23 Jul 2008, 00:43
Guys, Burn Notice.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 23 Jul 2008, 13:27
Is fantastic.
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Post by: CursedMortivore on 23 Jul 2008, 13:35
Is fantastic.

QFT. Seriously. Watched it the other day and was massively entertained, though the main guy's stunning white teeth somewhat disturb me. Also, it has Bruce Campbell.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 23 Jul 2008, 20:40
I actually really liked Burn Notice. It's essentially MacGuyver but, you know, a bit better (if you have fond memories of MacGuyver, for the love of god, do not watch it).
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Post by: blaineT on 23 Jul 2008, 21:30
Burn Notice definitely caught me by surprise, usually recommendations from someone who has their tivo loaded with law & order aren't things I listen to, but Burn Notice is indeed excellent.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 29 Jul 2008, 23:40
I know it's kinda resuscitation (not necromancy!) but if this was a contest I would win

Jack. Van. Impe. Presents.
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Post by: Surgoshan on 29 Jul 2008, 23:45
I actually really liked Burn Notice. It's essentially MacGuyver but, you know, a bit better (if you have fond memories of MacGuyver, for the love of god, do not watch it).

Burn Notice is a guilty pleasure of mine.
1)  I think they should have kept Fiona's Irish accent.
2)  Most of the spy stuff they enumerate in voice-overs is utter crap.

Still, I enjoy it.  ... Bruce Campbell is awesome.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: HeyItsMatt on 31 Jul 2008, 11:18
Jack. Van. Impe. Presents.

I alternate between loving that show because of its insanity, being concerned since it's probably influencing people, and being depressed because those two mouth breathing robots probably make more money than I ever will.  The wife in particular, Rexella... even the name is ridiculous.  Do you get the impression that if you engaged her in a debate and made enough rational arguments that challenged her worldview, she might suddenly start screaming nonstop and stab you in the face?  Usually I watch it because it's on late at night and I'm too lazy to get up from the comp and change it.

SHOWS I DISLIKE:

- Family Guy.  I don't know why this is so popular... it seems like there's a backlash against it now, but even when my friends all loved it, I wasn't a big fan.  The constant flashbacks and "let's see how random we can be" humor, and the "if it's offensive it's inherently funny" 4chan-esque teen humor.  Ok, I admit that's sometimes true for me, but Family Guy can really test its limits from what I remember.

- South Park.  Sometimes it's funny and intelligent, but the not-quite-right libertarian proselytizing can be annoying.  Usually seems to involve taking a strawman argument or some politically correct argument made occasionally by particularly crazy people, equating it with the left in general, defeating it, then assuming that taking a middle-of-the-road position is automatically right because it's in the middle.  Of course they bash the political right as well, but in those cases they're usually on the mark.  (Yes, I'm totally unbiased!)

- King of the Hill.  Ok, I'm usually indifferent to this show, but they do the same "middle of the road is automatically right!" stuff I mentioned with South Park.  I remember one show where Bobby organized a school protest against unhealthy foods, and OF COURSE over time it degenerated into an out of control kid-riot in the town.  Just awkward and ham-fisted in general.

- CSI / Crime shows.  I usually can't stand most of these shows.  I'm not that interested in the crime shows to begin with, but some of them tend to be moralizing and obnoxious.  The cops are always heavy-handed and holier-than-thou, and their interrogation tactic seems to be accusing each suspect of being guilty repeatedly, then ignoring them when the cops turn out to be wrong.  Of course even if the suspects aren't guilty, usually they've done SOMETHING wrong, because there's no a person could be involved with the police unless they were bad.
     Some of shows have really painful plots... I remember one plot about swingers culture that was of course making a heavy-handed statement against it, with cops subtly rolling their eyes at the dumb swingers being interviewed.  Another show was talking about some MMORPG, and they were talking to a kid who had witnessed someone falling off a building, and the kid goes "man, I've never seen anyone killed before... at least, NOT IN REAL LIFE (emphasize not mine!)"  There were several other weird "gamers are amoral" references as well.
     Oh god, and CSI: Miami.  I love that all the cops also seem to be metrosexuals or supermodels.  The female cops, of course, go about doing their detective work in anything that will allow their breasts to collect evidence from the ground when they lean over. You know it's bad when a crime show makes you hope, every show you see, that the criminals will murder the "good" guys and get away with their crimes.

- House.  I actually kinda like this show but it's one of those internet-nerd fanboy shows that gets kind of overhyped.  Basically the draw of the show is that there's a fairly amusing, unusual TV character who's personality probably more closely represents the average internet geek than that of anyone else on TV.  Other than that it's a fairly repetitive hospital show.

- Lost.  First season was good, then there's been what, 2/3 more seasons, and we know pretty much nothing new at all?  They'd made an art out of "characters not answering each others questions and playing dramatic music when nothing has been revealed in order to create the illusion of forward momentum".  It's too bad because I like some of the characters but it's just too frustrating.

SHOWS I LIKE:

- Joss Whedon Shows (internet fanboy stuff, but NOT overhyped!)
- The Office (great mix of intelligent humor, not-intelligent humor, likeable characters, and drama)
- Arrested Development
- Friends (I just had to put this on here because I think it gets unfairly treated by internet people.  It's not groundbreaking humor or anything, but I thought most of the time it was genuinely funny, maybe in more of an 'enjoyable' way than a 'laugh out loud' way).
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Jackie Blue on 31 Jul 2008, 12:37
I hate all those America's Next Favourite Gay Person shows on Bravo.  Project Runway wasn't that bad at first, but now there's one about becoming a hairdresser?  Seriously?
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 31 Jul 2008, 15:07
Quote
I alternate between loving that show because of its insanity, being concerned since it's probably influencing people, and being depressed because those two mouth breathing robots probably make more money than I ever will.  The wife in particular, Rexella... even the name is ridiculous.  Do you get the impression that if you engaged her in a debate and made enough rational arguments that challenged her worldview, she might suddenly start screaming nonstop and stab you in the face?  Usually I watch it because it's on late at night and I'm too lazy to get up from the comp and change it.
Rexella is pretty fucking scary, I somehow get the impression that she's also perpetually horny, am I the only one who sees this?
I really want to be amused by that show but it's just too fucking scary to think that people rely on it as a valid source of information.


I LOVE South Park, Family Guy's alright, and House is pretty damn awesome :-P
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 31 Jul 2008, 15:59
A bunch of shit

You totally lose scene points for letting internet opinion and hype affect your opinion of shows you would otherwise like, while hypocritically ignoring internet opinion for Joss Whedon, which you shouldnt be ashamed of anyway, if you like something fess to it (except certain extreme circumsatnces).
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Post by: HeyItsMatt on 31 Jul 2008, 17:19
You totally lose scene points for letting internet opinion and hype affect your opinion of shows you would otherwise like, while hypocritically ignoring internet opinion for Joss Whedon, which you shouldnt be ashamed of anyway, if you like something fess to it (except certain extreme circumsatnces).

If you're referring to House, its internet popularity doesn't affect my enjoyment of it, I mostly just wanted to snark about how it gets so hyped up because misanthropes really relate to House. So, ok, the first title was "shows I dislike", I cheated.  :)

I'm not sure what scene points are, but don't worry, I will begin keeping a tally.  Except that I'm at some unspecified negative number right now.... crap....
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Post by: Liz on 31 Jul 2008, 17:20
I hate all those America's Next Favourite Gay Person shows on Bravo.  Project Runway wasn't that bad at first, but now there's one about becoming a hairdresser?  Seriously?


There's one about becoming a pet groomer on Animal Planet.

You'd love it.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Thlayli on 31 Jul 2008, 20:35
There are people who don't like Reno 911?   :?

It's the funniest fake-reality show since Trailer Park Boys.

Maybe even funnier at times, especially the later seasons.

So many talented comedians in one place.


That show is the golden standard of shitty Comedy Central shows. Even less redeeming value than The Office, because at least I can watch that and pretend it's intended to be a serious drama. Reno 911 fails on every level.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 31 Jul 2008, 21:22
Man, I don't see how anyone who has been watching Lost since mid-season 3 can possibly say it sucks and that they haven't been answering questions or that the show is going nowhere.

It feels pretty damn on track to me.
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Post by: Jackie Blue on 31 Jul 2008, 22:35
Season 4 of LOST is one of the best things ever produced for television, and that's including Deadwood, Carnivale, Twin Peaks, The Prisoner and Monty Python.

I don't understand all the internet rage against Family Guy.  I don't watch it all the time, but whenever I do I laugh quite a bit.  It's funnier than The Simpsons has been in, what, 10 years?
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Post by: gospel on 01 Aug 2008, 00:03
As with people, I hate most of TV. But, Family Guy has a special hatred in my heart.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 01 Aug 2008, 00:32
Call me then enemy or what have you.  But Im totally over hating on mediocre famous stuff, I burnt out raging on Nickleback.  But more to the point, Family Guy opened alot of doors into what became Adult Swim, really even if you dont personally like the show, to hate its existence seems very self defeating.
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Post by: Dissy on 01 Aug 2008, 08:13
Call me then enemy or what have you.  But Im totally over hating on mediocre famous stuff, I burnt out raging on Nickleback.  But more to the point, Family Guy opened alot of doors into what became Adult Swim, really even if you dont personally like the show, to hate its existence seems very self defeating.

But what if you never watched Adult Swim, and hated the Simpsons since like 1993-4, and hated every episode of Family Guy you have ever seen?
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 01 Aug 2008, 09:54
Its internet backlash, once something that was once cherished by so few gets adopted by the masses its become tainted.  That and syndication, having it on several times a day on several different channels makes the comedic trappings that much more obvious.  But I've yet to meet someone whose dislike wasnt an affectation, and while Im sure you would all vehemently deny it (right up until I challenged you to) you at one time probably did like it, or at least tolerated it.  And I can say in relative surety that there are shows on television that you would hate more, you just might not be as intimately aware of them.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 01 Aug 2008, 11:03
Lost is a show that benefits quite a lot from DVDs. Watching an entire season of Lost in a week is incredible. Waiting week to week is soul-crushing.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 01 Aug 2008, 12:17
I'm just saying, they make it pretty easy to watch. The season sets are fantastic and during the actual seasons, episodes go up on ABC.com for free until the DVDs come out.
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Post by: HeyItsMatt on 01 Aug 2008, 12:20
Its internet backlash, once something that was once cherished by so few gets adopted by the masses its become tainted.  That and syndication, having it on several times a day on several different channels makes the comedic trappings that much more obvious.  But I've yet to meet someone whose dislike wasnt an affectation, and while Im sure you would all vehemently deny it (right up until I challenged you to) you at one time probably did like it, or at least tolerated it.  And I can say in relative surety that there are shows on television that you would hate more, you just might not be as intimately aware of them.

I dunno man.  I agree that the whole "once it's popular it sucks!" attitude can be common, but you don't want to assume too many things about other people's opinions as a result of thinking your own opinion is more valid.  I admit I do this for The Office - when I hear people say they dislike it, my first thought is often 'I bet you don't get it!', but, honestly, that's pretty elitist of me.  Sometimes I also wonder if perhaps people might not appreciate some of the characters if they have not encountered people in real life who were just like Michael Scott or Dwight Schrute, and thus recognize how on the money those characters are.  But again, perhaps that's true of some people, but others just have different tastes...

Lost is a show that benefits quite a lot from DVDs. Watching an entire season of Lost in a week is incredible. Waiting week to week is soul-crushing.

Yeah, I could see that being true.  I just got tired of (from my perspective, at least) nothing happening and nothing being revealed, despite the show pretending that stuff was happening, over the course of many episodes.  A Lost DVD marathon might be quite fun though.  Perhaps Lost s like the Megatokyo of TV shows.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Chesire Cat on 01 Aug 2008, 14:12
The thing is, Family Guy, or The Office, or House or ....

Well, they aren't *bad* shows, they just might now be up ones alley, so to speak.  And I find it rather odd that the same type of people who once hailed Family Guy as genius, with enough veracity to actually petition the studios so successfully that it got put back on air, are the same type of people who have since denounced it.  Sounds a little like post-hipsterdom to me, the same people who for instance loved Vice Magazine in the past, now hate on it for being hipster dribble for the masses.  Its a classic case of people letting the fanbase determine the quality rather than the actual content.

Im fulling willing to allow the fact that some people never liked Family Guy from the get go, but this current backlash its experiencing doesnt ring true.
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Post by: Jackie Blue on 01 Aug 2008, 14:32
^^^^^^^ U HIT NALE ON HED
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Post by: cgarci21 on 01 Aug 2008, 23:38
I think someone mentioned it earlier but i think it must be said twice, CSI:Miami. I think its complete drivel and made worse by whoever the fuck 'Horatio' is. He has the most awful delivery I have ever seen on T.V.  I hate him.

I do however admit to liking a bit of bad T.V. My latest guilty pleasure has been a show on ABC Family called Greek. It a train wreck but I always watch it, to the point of actually being invested in the characters. Even when I now its mindless I still tune in. Sigh.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: SimpsonsParadox on 02 Aug 2008, 11:59
I'll second (Or, by now, 10th or so) Smash Lab. Reasons have already been stated.

The middle of Scrubs (Say, seasons 3-5 or so? Not sure on exact numbers.) I loved the first couple of seasons. I've enjoyed these last couple of seasons (For example, the fairy tale episode had me in tears throughout most of it) but the entire Elliot dating everyone thing kind of annoyed me.

I actually like Mythbusters with Teams 1 and 2 more than I did when it was Adam/Jamie and the Build Team. Sure, Adam can get... annoying, to put it nicely, but if you just take a breath and realize that they're hamming up his immaturity for the camera and TiVo/DVR past those parts, the show becomes quite a bit better.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: thehollow on 02 Aug 2008, 16:32
Horatio Caine is the shittiest character I've probably ever seen on a TV show. I love the spoof of him that they did in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, it's hilarious.

concerning Scrubs, I think it has been going downhill since about seasons 3-4. The most recent season was easily the worst, and the fairy tale episode was without a doubt the worst episode of the series, and was made even worse because it was the season finale. Zach Braff should stick to acting. A good Writer/Director he's not.

Oh, I also really hate Blue Collar anything.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: cgarci21 on 03 Aug 2008, 12:40
I completely agree with That 70's Show jumping the shark. I had lost sight of it and when I tuned back in I couldn't even watch it. I had no idea what happened. I asked a friend and when she filled me in I couldn't believe it was still on the air. Now though its in heavy syndication and I can't get rid of it! Nooooo *cue dramatic drop to the knees and raised, clenched, fists* ooooooo!
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 03 Aug 2008, 15:33
The thing about That 70's Show is that it didn't know when to quit.  They just kept on making season after season after season.  And then Topher Grace left, which should've been a resounding signal to all those involved that maybe the show could just die a nice end after about six seasons, but nope.  They hired Josh or Seth Meyers.  I can't remember which one, though.  They're brothers and they look alike and are just as annoying as the other.  I mean, once the character who is focused on the most leaves the show, the show is going to break down.

I mean, it's not like That 70's Show was Frasier.  It didn't work from a wealth of clever references or anything.  It didn't have any semblance of intellect.  It was basically Friends with less whining and more funny (Also weed and Clapton references.)  You can't go many places with that.

Also, Lisa Wiliams: Life Among The Dead can go anally fist itself
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Jackie Blue on 03 Aug 2008, 16:20
Zach Braff should stick to acting. A good Writer/Director he's not.

Hey, I loved Garden State.   :x
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: chASS on 03 Aug 2008, 22:03
Law and order, CSI, etc.

I think it's just because my parents are obsessed... but it's usually boring.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Jackie Blue on 03 Aug 2008, 23:45
Even though Law and Order is usually insanely predictable (the son did it!  No, the father did it!  No, the seemingly innocent wife ACTUALLY did it!) I find it pretty entertaining, at least, the SVU and CI flavors and the early seasons of vanilla (especially when Ben Stone was on).
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 03 Aug 2008, 23:57
When it comes to CI, I like me some Chris Noth, Logan is a detective not some kooky crime solving psychic.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Jackie Blue on 04 Aug 2008, 00:16
It's good to have Logan back but I actually liked the crazy dude, or at least the actor.  I could see him playing The Joker as well as Heath Ledger did.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 04 Aug 2008, 00:40
You mean Vincent D'Onofrio? Th only bat-related things I could ever see him as are Humpty-Dumpty and the Penguin.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Jackie Blue on 04 Aug 2008, 01:01
I dunno, when I saw Dark Knight and Joker was talking directly to Batman, it reminded me very much of the way D'onofrio would interrogate psychos, only sort of reversed, only not really.

Shut up I'm tired.   :|
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 05 Aug 2008, 13:58
Eh, CI never got me as much as SVU.  There is a whole lot more story going on in SVU.  CI has the complexity of Goren on its side, but I personally think that the complexity is strongly diluted by Eames infallible bitchiness.  It's hard to relate to either character because they're all so extreme.  I do like the Noth side of the show a good bit though.  SVU immerses you in the characters' worlds and they seem very realistic.  Also Stephanie March.

Vanilla - Jerry Orbach =/= Entertaining show
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Jackie Blue on 05 Aug 2008, 14:20
Orbach was one of the best detectives they ever had  :x  Especially the story arc with his junkie daughter.

SVU is awesome just because ICE-T AND RICHARD BELZER, TOGETHER AT LAST.

But I kinda hate the douchey "I HAVE KIDS MYSELF MAN I KNOW HOW IT IS" guy and the bitchy "MEN ARE PIGS ASDF" woman (Mariska whatserface?)

Team up Ice-T with Noth in CI and that would be the business right there.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Thlayli on 05 Aug 2008, 22:11
The thing is, Family Guy, or The Office, or House or ....

Well, they aren't *bad* shows, they just might now be up ones alley, so to speak.  And I find it rather odd that the same type of people who once hailed Family Guy as genius, with enough veracity to actually petition the studios so successfully that it got put back on air, are the same type of people who have since denounced it.  Sounds a little like post-hipsterdom to me, the same people who for instance loved Vice Magazine in the past, now hate on it for being hipster dribble for the masses.  Its a classic case of people letting the fanbase determine the quality rather than the actual content.

Im fulling willing to allow the fact that some people never liked Family Guy from the get go, but this current backlash its experiencing doesnt ring true.

I'm one of those people that loved the show and turned against it, and none of that stuff applies to me. The fact of the matter is, MacFarlane burned through all of his jokes during the show's first run on Fox. Everything since then has just been running the same five jokes into the ground. And the effect was amplified when he changed the way he drew the characters a tiny little bit, got new voice actors, and called it American Dad.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Chesire Cat on 06 Aug 2008, 08:16
I couldnt hate anything I ever liked... except certain women, but thats a little bit different.

By and large though, I dont watch anything I have much of a chance of hating, let alone merely not liking.  I whore metacritic and friendly opinion for my television choices before I watch.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: JLM on 22 Dec 2008, 23:48
D'onofrio is like William Shatner to me.  And not in a good way.

South Park...everytime I start to like them they slip some libertarian issue into the mix or hypocritically create an episode denigrating some celebrity for supporting an issue that they disagree with.  Also the ridiculous global warming denial in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence kinda annoys me as well.

Heroes got a bit better in Season 3, but wtf is up with Robert Forster's over the top acting?

Oh, and I also never watch television ever and the book was a million times better and they should've ended after season x and reality television blows/is the greatest thing since sliced bread and they totally jumped the shark after she left in season 6 and they moved to a new network and took the production back to the US.
 

Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 23 Dec 2008, 00:02
Okay, calm down and try that last part again.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Che_Lab on 23 Dec 2008, 03:15
Heroes, just because its the only television I hear about (and its constantly) from my mother.  I don't watch tv because I dislike so much of its programming, but I can probably name at least 10 shows i legitimately like.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 23 Dec 2008, 17:57
The fanbase of Heroes has turned me off of that show forever.  When it ends and fades from peoples minds I might consider watching it.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 23 Dec 2008, 18:18
because then I won't have to hear about it constantly while I watch it.  I have no interest in watching it now but in a couple years I will probably change my mind.  I know I did the same thing with Buffy and The X Files.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Che_Lab on 23 Dec 2008, 20:17
The fanbase of Heroes has turned me off of that show forever.  When it ends and fades from peoples minds I might consider watching it.

My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 23 Dec 2008, 20:50
I hate the Office. Both versions. Saying that may get my crucified here, but it's the truth. My whole family thinks they show is absolutely hilarious and it pisses me off to the extreme when we watch it during family movie night. I just don't understand why it's so good.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 23 Dec 2008, 22:04
That's understandable actually.  I like the American version quite a bit, but the use of cringe-as-comedy does get really grating after a while.  When my a friend of mine originally told me about it and had me watch it, I spent half the time with a knot in my stomach and a grimace on my face.  I think it's a show that grows on you, but you have to be able to stomach those first few viewings.  Steve Carell plays an incredible jerk/nice guy with no charisma, and all the semihemidemi-plots are really fun to follow, but it's initially really hard to get into the show just because it's too painfully familiar and embarassing.

 
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Elk on 24 Dec 2008, 00:48
Gossip Girl.

Gossip Girl.

Gossip Girl.

Mind you, I haven't actually seen the show itself, however, the bill board adds that I pass by every day for work piss me the fuck off.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: RedLion on 24 Dec 2008, 12:28
Then that's not exactly a fair evaluation of the show. Gossip Girl is mostly just mindless, bubble-gum entertainment. I wouldn't choose to watch it if I was watching TV by myself, but when my girlfriend or sister watches it while I'm around, I actually don't really mind it. It's not that bad.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: tania on 24 Dec 2008, 13:14
writerofallwrongs summed up my views on the office pretty well. i was also expecting to really hate it at first as i'm used to being that typical curmudgeon who hates the things everyone else likes, but after getting through the first season it really grew on me. the characters are really well developed and the way they interact with each other is often completely brilliant. if you can get past the initial awkwardness, it is worth giving a shot.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Vendetagainst on 24 Dec 2008, 14:11
I was going to mention Sex and the City but I read through the thread and I already have. Still an awful, mindless show filled with shallow pseudo-philosophical bullshit and priorities that are about as straight as the show's main demographic. OH WHAT NOW.

^lame and slightly offensive joke for a lame and slightly offensive show I guess?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Elk on 24 Dec 2008, 16:13
Fair enough.

Maybe I'll give it a watch and see if it's something I would truly hate.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 24 Dec 2008, 17:21
My twin brother loves Sex and the City. I hate it. Our family has some issues. He also loves Gossip Girl and Gilmore Girls. For some reason he thinks they are absolutely hilarious, and that may explain why he can't get laid.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 25 Dec 2008, 16:32
Sex and The City is just four skeletons going around having conspicuous amounts of sex and then bitching about the way the guys' dicks are shaped. 
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: lprkn on 28 Dec 2008, 12:09
My twin brother loves Sex and the City. I hate it. Our family has some issues. He also loves Gossip Girl and Gilmore Girls. For some reason he thinks they are absolutely hilarious, and that may explain why he can't get laid.

Is he trying to get laid by women?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 30 Dec 2008, 19:30
Sex and The City is just four skeletons going around having conspicuous amounts of sex and then bitching about the way the guys' dicks are shaped. 

Whenever Sex and The City is brought up I think of that one Robot Chicken episode where the replace the old skeletons with even older skeletons.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 30 Dec 2008, 20:25
Gossip Girl is awesome and all of you who don't like it are fucking idiots.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 30 Dec 2008, 21:26
Gossip Girl is awesome and all of you who don't like it are fucking idiots.

I honestly don't know whether you're being serious or not....I really, REALLY hope you're not.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Vendetagainst on 30 Dec 2008, 21:30
Gossip Girl is an atrocious show aimed at teenage girls who assume that the bitchiness that fuels their high school social lives is actually a productive thing in the real world.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: RedLion on 01 Jan 2009, 04:37
On the contrary, I think that most girls who watch the show do so because they recognize how ridiculous it is. It's a guilty pleasure and is so far removed from reality. The characters are all absolutely atrocious human beings. People generally just don't act like that in real life, and so it's amusing to watch these unbelievably over-the-top egotistical, conniving teenagers act melodramatic and occasionally wax idiot-philosophical. That, at least, is what I gather from the females in my life who watch the thing. And I must admit, having seen 2 episodes of it myself, I can see where they're coming from. I mean, the plot is terrible, the characters, aside from being horrible people, have almost no development, and there is no real meaning or reason to the show, yet it's perversely entertaining.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 01 Jan 2009, 04:59
Gossip Girl is freaking hilarious and anyone who thinks it has anything to do with the real world, influence on or influenced by, is silly.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Josefbugman on 01 Jan 2009, 05:05
I have never even heard of gossip girl, I feel quite happy about this now.

Three shows I really, really hate Hollyoaks, Everbody loves raymond and the X factor.

If I am allowed to provide reasoning behind this; Hollyoaks because it is aimed at supposed teenagers and shows nothing but stupid, vapid, unable to act attractive people pissing there lives away for no reason other than sex and pure and utter banality. I dislike "everybody loves raymond" because I cannot help but think that I would have killed his mother and buried her in quicklime, or at least moved as far away as possible and cut all lines of contact with the horrible parasitic old crone, also it isn't funny.

Finally, moving on to the fetid bottom of the slurry pit, the X factor, what in the name of the dark Gods of Chaos did the producers think they were doing when they invented this program, not only does it inflict rubbish music and worse covers of good songs. They also make the poor things successes for 3 mins and then they drop them and refuse to help them, I can't help but feel sorry for them they may be living the high life for a while, but they crash and burn so fast and held up like sacrificial animals so that utter arse's like Simon Cowel can get money off them.

*cough* sorry
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: mbb on 01 Jan 2009, 14:51
I absolutely hate Tyra Banks.
Family Guy is an absolute disaster. South Park is funny and satirical. Family Guy is just the down syndrome love child of South Park and Simpsons.
I also hate Oprah.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ozymandias on 01 Jan 2009, 15:11
I watched the E! True Hollywood Story of Oprah and I like her a lot more now.

She's got a pretty fucked up past. Makes her current status as one of the most powerful people in the world more impressive.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 01 Jan 2009, 15:37
I absolutely hate Tyra Banks.
Family Guy is an absolute disaster. South Park is funny and satirical. Family Guy is just the down syndrome love child of South Park and Simpsons.
I also hate Oprah.

Family Guy isn't absolute mindless fart jokes like many think. There's actually a lot of humorous references to plays, music, and movies that hardly anybody catches. I used to think it was just idiocy until I payed more attention to it.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Fishboy on 01 Jan 2009, 16:43
Naruto, ten thousand times naruto, an awful fanbase for an awful show filled with awful characters in afwul settings with awful translation, awful dubbing and even worse plots. That show besmirches all of anime with it's hideous fanbase full of raving, idiotic fools who couldn't tell decent art, plot, and dubbing if it was made anthropomorphic and slapped them in the face.  On that note, Fuck the outspoken minority of anime fans who insist of encouraging the propogation of this utter shite onto every damn possible venue for its reception, damnable fools.

And although a certain ladyfriend would kill me for typing this, death note is overly contrived and shallow.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: mbb on 01 Jan 2009, 19:30
I absolutely hate Tyra Banks.
Family Guy is an absolute disaster. South Park is funny and satirical. Family Guy is just the down syndrome love child of South Park and Simpsons.
I also hate Oprah.

Family Guy isn't absolute mindless fart jokes like many think. There's actually a lot of humorous references to plays, music, and movies that hardly anybody catches. I used to think it was just idiocy until I payed more attention to it.

I know it's about more than fart jokes. It irks me when people make the jump that someone disliking something = they don't get it. I get it just fine...it just isn't funny or well-executed.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 01 Jan 2009, 20:26
Didn't mean to jump to that conclusion. Sorry it came off like that  :|. Anyway I suppose I cannot change your mind, to each their own.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: mbb on 01 Jan 2009, 21:31
Didn't mean to jump to that conclusion. Sorry it came off like that  :|. Anyway I suppose I cannot change your mind, to each their own.

No worries...Anyhow, I don't think any less of anyone for enjoying that show, as long as they don't do Quagmire impressions!
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 01 Jan 2009, 21:58
Ugh, every time I witness someone doing the Quagmire impression I die a little inside.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: RedLion on 01 Jan 2009, 22:20
Gilmore Girls.

Can I be honest? This is another show that I've been roped in to watching by women in my life, but, unlike Gossip Girl, I would watch it, and have watched it, by myself, of my own volition (at least until it finished its run. I haven't seen it since then.) It's definitely a girly show. But hell, as vapid as it often was, it had characters that you could actually like and care about, and the dialogue was superbly well written, if too-fast.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Ikrik on 02 Jan 2009, 03:56
Ugh, every time I witness someone doing the Quagmire impression I die a little inside.

Every time people say "did you see the episode of Family Guy where......"  I stop listening and lose a little bit of respect for them.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Chesire Cat on 02 Jan 2009, 05:22
Remember when people exactly like all of us rallied together and got Family Guy put back on the air.  Wasnt that awesome! 
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: mbb on 02 Jan 2009, 13:28
Remember when people exactly like all of us rallied together and got Family Guy put back on the air.  Wasnt that awesome! 

pfft, speak for yourself!  :-P
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Chesire Cat on 02 Jan 2009, 15:29
I forgot how fashionable it was to have retroactively hated Family Guy
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 03 Jan 2009, 20:53
HAI GIEZ REMEMBER THAT 1 EPISODE OF FAMILY GUY WHERE.....


^^^^ Most of my acquaintances are, sadly, just like that. As much as I like Family Guy I hate when people reminisce about the episodes, seeing as how I've seen all of them and all they ever do on Adult Swim is play re-runs of it.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 07 Jan 2009, 13:34
I absolutely hate Tyra Banks.

Oh God.  I was watching TV with my sister and I saw this one episode of the show that dealt with morbid obesity, and they had these two women on talking about the problems it had caused in their lives, and so what Tyra Banks thought it would be a rich and fulfilling experience to do the same thing every other talk show host has done on these shows:  She puts on a fat suit and walks around for a few hours and lives like these poor women who get degraded for their weight every day.  And so it cuts back to the actual show and she starts talking about her experience and she starts weeping in front of these women who deal with that these things every day

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I also hate Oprah.

Wait, what?  Why?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Vendetagainst on 09 Jan 2009, 21:30
yeah, I'm pretty sure most of the people who say they hate Oprah really hate Oprah fans.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Chesire Cat on 10 Jan 2009, 08:56
HAI GIEZ REMEMBER THAT 1 EPISODE OF FAMILY GUY WHERE.....

^^^^ Most of my acquaintances are, sadly, just like that. As much as I like Family Guy I hate when people reminisce about the episodes, seeing as how I've seen all of them and all they ever do on Adult Swim is play re-runs of it.

That is what I expect most peoples hate on originates.  Realistically its an issue of getting popular.  The show makes man popculture references and is generally well written using conventions that were unseen at the time so people really liked it.   Now after watching the episodes over and over with people obnoxiously referencing it all the time in place of genuine personality (Im looking at you stoners), and the fact that as different as the show is it is still extremely structured, just in a different way. 

Those are to legitimate reasons to no like to the show, or to dislike the fans.  But I am calling out you who say its utter shit or that you have never liked it.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: eddie on 10 Jan 2009, 09:28
my parents watch loads of property shows where they just talk shit for half n hour. Some couple can't sell their house so they come in paint it beige and chuck all the couple's shit out and whatdaya know it sells like hot cakes. Or there's the other one where they try to find some really picky rich snobs a house in the country and a city pad. Can they find them for under 600 grand? Find out of after the break!
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 12 Jan 2009, 18:49
I absolutely hate Tyra Banks.
Family Guy is an absolute disaster. South Park is funny and satirical. Family Guy is just the down syndrome love child of South Park and Simpsons.
I also hate Oprah.

Family Guy isn't absolute mindless fart jokes like many think. There's actually a lot of humorous references to plays, music, and movies that hardly anybody catches. I used to think it was just idiocy until I payed more attention to it.

It's references, yeah, but in the most non-sequiter, bullshitty way possible. The entire point of the show is to let people go "oh man, that was funny! I totally understand that reference!" It's masturbatory name dropping of the worst type.

Remember when people exactly like all of us rallied together and got Family Guy put back on the air.  Wasnt that awesome! 

The first couple seasons were really good, man. But I liked Family Guy's old stuff better.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 13 Jan 2009, 01:47
The only season of Family Guy I have any legitimate reason to hate is the new one.  They made a 'McCain is a Nazi' joke.  Game over.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: kgbisouttogetme on 15 Jan 2009, 22:12
3 words: tim and eric
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: The Voice on 15 Jan 2009, 22:21
About half the shows they have on Adult Swim suck ass.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 16 Jan 2009, 12:41
If you don't like Tim and Eric there is something very wrong with your sense of humour, sorry duders. It might be the funniest thing on TV currently.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: GMM on 19 Jan 2009, 12:21
If you don't like Tim and Eric there is something very wrong with your sense of humour, sorry duders. It might be the funniest thing on TV currently.

See, I want to say "Oh it's a poor man's Mr Show" but a weak version of Mr Show is still a fuckton better than all other sketch comedy ever.

TV SHOWS I HATE: Doctor frigging Who
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: Tom on 19 Jan 2009, 13:46
Why?
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: KvP on 19 Jan 2009, 14:50
See, I want to say "Oh it's a poor man's Mr Show" but a weak version of Mr Show is still a fuckton better than all other sketch comedy ever.
Tim and Eric is nothing like Mr. Show. That Bob Odenkirk occasionally slums on the show is no indication of its quality. His role as a mob lawyer on the new season of Breaking Bad should be bizarre enough to be interesting. Bizarre in a good way.

Is it too much to ask for a sketch comedy show that doesn't rely on recurring characters (every show except. Mr.) and / or catatonic "oddity" (Mad TV, Tim and Eric)? No show since SCTV has included the former with any skill, and I'm never stoned enough for the latter to come across as anything beyond stupid.
Title: Re: Television shows we hate
Post by: GMM on 20 Jan 2009, 15:44
The Mr Show comparison was not do with the Odenkirk appearances (In fact I'm not sure if I've seen any of those?) more the interlinking sketches.

I'd say that at the very least Tim and Eric's MTV parody episode was not in any way stupid (well, except in being stupid to prove their points and blah blah blah) but arguing about comedy is generally fruitless so never mind.

Tom: It feels like a children's show that's been accidentally given a prime time family slot? I don't know, it just grates. And is inescapable here in the UK and people assume if yr at all geekily inclined you must like it.

All of that said, David Tennant is fairly awesome.