While I am waiting for Start TV’s inaugural schedule, I have been busy doing other stuff with this blog, such as the series previews I’ve been doing over the past 3 weeks. As a matter of fact, I have decided to shake things up a bit with this post you’re about to see. Many television series have the unfortunate distinction of getting worse and worse as time progresses. These 10 shows are such examples…
10. Can We Please Stop Keeping Up with The Kardashians?
Kicking off this list is a show so terrible, I just can’t describe it with words. How many seasons do we need of the obnoxious Kardashian-Jenner blended family? 15, according to Comcast-owned cable network E!. This, despite the fact that the show has been critically panned since it began in 2007. 2007 may have been 11 years ago, but watching this show makes it feel like it was 11 decades ago. Season 15 is currently airing
9. Gumball‘s World Is No Longer Amazing
Cartoon Network, prepare to be disappointed, because you are appearing 3 times on this list. This is the first stirke. When Gumball first began in 2011, it was fun and exciting, particularly because it used animated characters in live-action backgrounds. Those were the days. Now, it’s just the same old tired shtick. The Amazing World of Gumball has become so outdated, that it’s lowest-viewed episode had a whopping 42,000 viewers. Even more troubling is that series creator Ben Bocquelet left after production on season 6 was complete, but the show is still going strong without him. Season 6 is currently airing
8. This Boring „Comedy“ Keeps Getting Younger￼￼
By 2015, Viacom-owned TV Land completed it’s transition from a home of classic telly to a channel with prestigious original series like Hot in Cleveland. Also in 2015, the channel premiered Younger, an entire series about a woman lying about her age. Such a boring concept for an alleged „sitcom“. Apparently this was done to capture those peasants over at Generation X, but ultimately, we’re treated to a barrel of unnecessary humor. And of course, TV Land cancelled Hot in Cleveland for this. Season 5 is currently airing, with a sixth one on the way
7. Brooklyn Beware: The Nine-Nine Are Out To Bore You￼
At first glance, FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a typical cop comedy. But it isn’t. Well, it IS a cop comedy, but then you notice the racially diverse cast. It’s not bad and all, but this is where the trouble begins. There’s also a running gag where innocent phrases are turned into titles of failed sex tapes. And after that, we have episode 99, where one character comes out as bisexual. And guess how much seasons we had to endure this crap? FIVE!!!!! FOX rightfully closed the 99th Precinct after 5 years… but then the fans came in. Season 6, which will consist of 13 episodes, premieres midseason on NBC
6. Steven‘s Living in His Own Universe
Here in Bulgaria, CN’s Steven Universe premiered 10 months(September 2014) after its American debut(November 2013). I managed to watch several episodes of it, and it was fun and lighthearted, especially with a unique premise(a boy living with humanoid gems protecting the world). Where is the show now, you ask? It was dipped into gritty plotlines. Oh, and two gems got married. Really?! Not to mention that a promotional video from May of this year contained footage from future episodes. A similar thing happened with Adventure Time: The show started out as fun and lighthearted, but got darker and darker in tone with each passing season. Season 5 is currently airing, with a made-for-TV movie on the way
5. Not So Supernatural Now, Eh?
Landing in a safe midtable position is this show. In 2005, The WB aired the first episode of Supernatural, about two brothers who fight supernatural beings. The show became a sleeper hit, earning decent ratings and a huge fanbase. This success continued over the next few years, in which by this point the show moved to the newly-launched CW network. But in 2010, after 5 devilishly fantastic years, series creator Eric Kripke left his position as showrunner. Since then, the show has been a shallow mockery of itself. So much so that this season marks the show’s 300th episode. Perhaps it’s time for the Winchester brothers to end their adventures. Season 14, which consists of 20 episodes, premieres Thursday October 11 at 8/7c
4. End This Detour Now!
TBS’s painfully unfunny „sitcom“ The Detour follows the Parkers, a rude, obnoxious family which says and does inappropriate things all the time. So far, this series has given us the following season-long plotlines:
- The Parkers organize a road trip to Florida, with largely disastrous results
- The Parkers move to New York City, with largely disastrous results
- The Parkers become criminals in Alaska, with-you guessed it-largely disastrous results
This is what they call „humor“? Pathetic. And yet, the show earned critical acclaim and is one of the top 10 comedies on cable. What’s more, series co-creator Samantha Bee has two projects on TBS: This, and her late-night talk show Full Frontal. Season 4 premieres in 2019
3. The Walking Dead Is Literally… Dead?
Let’s face it, The Walking Dead needs to end already. The zombie apocalypse drama, which premiered on AMC in 2010, is too violent for me to watch. Hardly a scene passes through without someone’s guts being blown or eaten. It’s just… disturbing. It would’ve been better if it was a movie, but 2 hours of violence in a post-apocalyptic city is one thing. 9 seasons of it is another. Luckily, this will be main series star Andrew Lincoln’s last season on TWD, so we can hope this season will also be the series’s last! Season 9 premieres Sunday October 7 at 9/8c
2. Is There An End To This American Horror Story?
2011: Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck launch their new show American Horror Story. I was only 6 years old at the time and was really frightened by horror movies, so I made the wise decision not to watch this series. I was happy with my decision.
2018: Now 13 years of age, I am still not watching American Horror Story. I am happy with my decision, since I’m still frightened by horror movies.
In all seriousness, AHS needs to end already. There is graphic violence, harsh language and explicit sex every episode. But no, this show still keeps going strong. Now that Ryan Murphy jumped ship to Netflix, American Horror Story‘s days are getting numbered. Season 8, which is lovingly subtitled Apocalypse, premieres Wednesday September 12 at 10/9c. Renewed for seasons 9 and 10
1.Titans, Go Conclude This Show Already
I started this list with a no-brainer, so it’s only natural to end it with another no-brainer. Ever since 2013, Teen Titans Go! has been terrorizing the minds of children all over the world. Whether it’s taking up the schedule in America, or special events around the globe, one thing’s for sure: TTG has destroyed Cartoon Network to tatters. Locker room humor, violence graphic enough to warrant a TV-14 rating and mocking pop culture icons. This is the perfect formula for an episode of Teen Titans Go!. Season 5 is currently airing
That’s it for this list. Here are the shows that didn’t make the cut:
- Law and Order: SVU Season 20 premieres Thursday September 27 at 10/9c on NBC
- Arrow Season 7 premieres Monday October 15 at 8/7c on The CW
- Suits Season 8 is currently airing on USA
- It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 13 premieres Wednesday September 5 at 10/9c on FXX
- Bob’s Burgers Season 9 premiers Sunday September 30 at 8:30/7:30c on FOX, with a theatrical movie on the way for 2020
- The Big Bang Theory Season 12 premiers with a special preview Monday September 24 at 8/7c on CBS. The show enters it’s regular timeslot on Thursday September 27 at 8/7c. Talks are underway for season 13
- Modern Family Season 10 premieres Wednesday September 26 at 9/8c on ABC. Talks are underway for season 11