Skip to comments.Must Miss TV Series (List Series That Stink So We Won't Waste Time Watching)
Posted on 07/05/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
I enjoy binge watching GOOD TV series. My most recent binge watch was "Mr. Selfridge" which I really enjoyed. I do my binge watching primarily via COUCH TUNER where you can watch most of the TV series of the past few years.
However, I don't like to waste my time on lousy series. Therefore list current or past series that should be on a MUST MISS list. I lead off with the new series "Tyrant." I wasted my time with it since it really STINKS. "Halt And Catch Fire" quickly went down the tubes as well.
Here’s the short list:
Including “Breaking Bad?” Sorry your list is WAAAAAY too extensive.
Well, my first nomination to MUST MISS is the Syfy series “Helix”....what a piece of boring, aimlessly ambling CRAP!
I just wish that it had the imagination and determination of the final episodes of Stargate Universe where, admittedly the first half dozen episodes were boring boring boring, DID try to redeem itself and produced a few good final episodes (after it had already self-injected itself with the cancellation serum). At least it ended with something hopeful. Helix will live infamy with the crap conclusion of that writer dope-induced series LOST [just damn. I am ashamed that I even watched that hallucination.]
Any Law and Order after Ben Bratt left.
Law and Order....SVU.....stink bomb
Any New Sitcom
99% new dramas
My binge watching favorites:
and for giggles:
Xena the Warrior Princess
Especially Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, anything in HBO.
I list all also. Television-free for 13 years and counting.
I watched Breaking through to the end. I’m glad I did. My SIL and daughter have been watching it on Netflix and I much enjoy teasing them about things to come. There have been one or two episodes where they are just awe-struck...The best is yet to come for them.
“Breaking Bad” was a FANTASTIC series. Let me guess? You don’t like it because it was about Meth? Guess what? Anyone watching that show would be scared of Meth.
Psst! You don’t need TV to watch the series. You can watch ONLINE via Couch Tuner.
House of Lies
Orange Is The New Black
Who needs to watch crap that is just thinly-veiled leftist propaganda? I’m praying that Game of Thrones isnt filled with the same bilge when I start watching it today.
Anyway, I rather just scour YouTube for quality shows people have uploaded like “War Walks”. Stuff that doesn’t make you feel molested after watching it.
War Walks - The Somme
Under the Dome (Dumb).
The first few episodes were good but it has been a ridiculous free fall ever since. Season 2, ep.1 just aired and it was exponentially more stupid than the season 1 finale. It’s sad to think about what it could have been. I highly recommend missing this series entirely.
We find ourselves further out of the pop culture orbit with the passing of time. TV free for 12 years, we no longer know who the celebs are that are destroying themselves on the covers of the checkout mags.
But we have become friends of Austen and Dickens.
DITTOS to that! Don’t watch anything anymore — It is all mindless dreck. I can’t even watch Fox News — Too many commercials. I try to listen to talk radio, but it is also half commercials. Very frustrating!
Dominion etc. Blasphemous.
Business SyFy channel has
Shrinking Deficits Grumpy Politicians
Redundant History Lessons
How to waste trillions and get richer blowing it
Anything that has ‘The Housewives of’’ in its title.
On the next thread you post, ask people what foods they don't like so that you can avoid them. If you follow their advice you'll eventually starve.........
There was already one series listed that I especially liked, so there you go. Everybody's viewing tastes are different and you'll learn nothing if you listen to everyone.......
Be very careful with that and similar sites. Do not download ANYTHING.
Much easier to ask what is GOOD to watch, as the list is considerably shorter.
Longmire, Hell on Wheels. Doctor Who. Those are the only 3 shows I find worth watching and would sit through a couch marathon for. (well, and 2 guilty pleasures I will not name).
I AM looking forward to the Ron Moore/Starz production of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of books. Getting Starz because of it.
Anyone else here a Sassenach?
Bones. Unfortunately my wife likes it for some reason. Flaws are to numerous and onerous to list here.
What video player are you/others using?
I am an unapologetic TV FAN. Big screen. Home theater. Etc. The wife and I LOVE it. Yeah, there’s a lot of drek (always has been) but SO much good material out there.
But on to the question. A recent series that I tried twice to get through the pilot but couldn’t as everything about it is bad .. story, acting, etc ...
Sominion on SyFy. TERRIBLE show.
My current favorite (yeah I know not in the question) since Breaking bad is done is Walking Dead.
Dng typos. I must pay more attention.
Dominion. Avoid. Stinks.
Bwahahahahahaha! Entertaining? Yes. Fun to watch? Yes. Perverse naked bilginess? Oh, yes indeed.
Do NOT watch it with your parents, children or pastor.
Yeah, some of the shows have a page asking to update on Couch Tuner. DON’T DO IT. Just use screens where they don’t ask that.
Back in 1952 we were the first family in our neighborhood to get a TV. The station came on around 5 P.M. and went off at midnight. For the first 15 minutes etc. there was a test pattern.
I remember some of the kids told me that TV was going to be on in the daytime. I can remember wondering how you would be able to see it in the bright light. Stations commonly went off the air for an hour at a time. I remember WJDM in Panama City changed their call letters and everyone said it was because people claimed the letters stood for: Wait Just a Damn Minute.
There were some really good shows on. Dobie Gillis, The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, The Hit Parade etc.
I am now retired and about the only shows I watch are reruns of the old shows.
Daytime TV can only be described as “Garbage” Maybe garbage is not a strong enough word. It is sickeningly bad. At times 90% of the people on are Black and that is not hyperbole.
Now if the Black shows were funny like “Amos and Andy”, it would not be so bad but these shows are about who is my Daddy, fights, unbelievably trashy interviews etc.
There is not a single primetime show which is really good. I do sometimes watch the sort of crime mystery show with Lester Holt. For a while “Smallville” was pretty good despite being unbelievably PC such as all the Dr.s Psychiatrists Scientists etc being Black and/or Female, usually both. After six or seven seasons, it got unwatchable too.
In short today’s TV is worse than awful.
Sherlock is pretty good.
Recommend avoiding Heroes after the first season.
Yep we’re like that too. I love tv.
Dominion. Avoid. Stinks.
When I saw Sominion I thought you were making a joke about its slow pace and dull plot.
Maybe you can answer this for me. I watched the series made in 2006 maybe and Sherlock died going over a waterfall with his nemesis,Dr. Moriarty, in Switzerland. Is that how Sherlock Holmes ends?
That was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s way of ending the series but the public demanded his return and eventually Conan Doyle had him escape from the falls and spend several years roaming the world trying to escape Moriarty’s minions before returning.`
If you don’t want to feel like you’ve been molested after watching a program, you’d best stay clear of Game of Thrones.
Not exactly. Can’t go into more detail because of major spoilers
I enjoyed the series a lot. Excellent acting and writing. First time I’ve ever seen a show incorporate email and text messages, tweets, etc. into the storyline in a way that makes sense. Also really good music.
I think “Turn” turned out to be a pretty lousy series. I remember thinking “what was the point of that” after I finished watching the last episode.
I won’t watch anything with a queer character or that promotes homosexuality or other perverse lifestyles.
I work in tech and thought “Halt and Catch Fire” might have something interesting.
NAAAH. Bailed within the first 15 minutes.
Mrs. F. likes it, too.
I retreat to other regions of the house when it’s on.
If you don’t like TV, why would you choose to click on this thread and smugly tell others their lives aren’t as rich as yours since you haven’t watched TV since man walked on the moon? Hm?
I am heavily addicted right now to a very weird and extremely well done show by BBC America (takes place in Canada) called Orphan Black. NO SPOILERS PLEASE. I wish I could binge watch but I am lucky to get time for one episode a day.
And Breaking Bad was the best series ever on TV. Not family friendly. But best. It gets into your psyche. Now when I hear that song that was in the finale I get chills and even tears. What’s it called? “Baby Blue?” The show was in the end an amazing psychological piece about the meaning of life, and what actions a human can take that sells his soul to the devil, and what gives life meaning. How to live and how not to. Roots of evil. Why “partying” might make you a victim. It was smart and addictive and spellbinding.
I tried watching “Breaking Bad” but couldn’t get past 2 eps.
Not because it was bad — quite the opposite — but because I found it too intense.
About 40 new series flopped during the season that just ended.
Many of the new one, I turn off about half-way or less during the premier.
The 24 renewal has been pretty good for an adrenaline rush.
The renewed Dallas got old — drill on Southfork, don't drill on Southfork.
Many of the new series, even those that seem to be ‘hits’, are based on premises that are preposterous. I get so tired of the petite female lead LEO/FBI agents who try to seem tough. It doesn't work but we are still in the TV-land of men-are-wimps/women-are-strong. They are almost as bad as reality tv.
Interesting for like the first 3-4 eps. Then it gets real dumb. The cops in the series are preternaturally dense.
The lead actress has kind of a Helen Mirren vibe.
I'm surprised they tried to go on without Major Nelson.