17 TV Shows Folks Hate With A Burningggggg Passion (Which Is Kinda Hard To Argue With)

17 TV Shows Folks Hate With A Burningggggg Passion (Which Is Kinda Hard To Argue With)

Recently Reddit user Dry_Scratch6383 asked the community, "What's the most overrated TV show in your opinion?"

Amy Poehler on "Parks & Rec"

Welp, people went hard into the paint and weren't afraid to share which TV shows were absolute trash. Like, a lot of folks couldn't even make it past the first 10 minutes of a series.

Quinta Brunson in "Abbott Elementary"

So, here are some popular TV shows a lotttttt of people think are downright overhyped:

Note: Some submissions were pulled from this Reddit thread by user u/_empire_Umpire.

1.Bridgerton (2020–present)

Nicola Coughlan in "Bridgerton"
Netflix / Everett Collection

"Bridgerton lost me after Season 2. I HATE that they had to spice it up and deviate from some of the plot. I refuse to watch Season 3 because it will always be the wrong book to have based the season off of, and I can’t get over it. Plus, spoilers for anyone who never read the books, but Eloise would NEVER be friendly with Cressida Cowper. Never, ever, ever. It’s a terrible disservice to that character."


"I got through the first maybe 10 minutes of Season 1 and was like, 'Nope.' It's sad, too, because period pieces are my absolute favorite. But five to 10 minutes into the first episode and someone is getting, let's say, robust PDA against a tree (like, WTH?)."


2.Stranger Things (2016–present)

Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Maya Hawke, Sadie Sink, and Caleb McLaughlin in "Stranger Things"
Netflix / Everett Collection

"Of all the shows I've watched in-depth, I'd say Stranger Things [is overhyped]. The first season is very good, but I just stopped caring midway through Season 2."


"100% this show. The first season of Stranger Things was amazziinnggg, but most of what came after was not great. It was just coasting off the vibes and the theme. I’ve found this to be the way of Netflix, though. One good first season, and the rest of it sucks."


"I think they took too long to come out with every season, so a lot of us lost interest (or was that just me?)."


3.Grey's Anatomy (2005–present)

Patrick Demsey and Ellen Pompeo in "Grey's Anatomy"
ABC / Everett Collection

"[Grey's Anatomy] was interesting for a couple of seasons, but then it became more and more and more ridiculous. Everyone fucked everyone, everyone had a clinical death, etc. (and that was by the 3rd and 4th seasons). I don’t even know what’s happening now."


"Grey's Anatomy has been on for so long that if a character on the first season had a young child, their child could be a resident on the show now."


"I’m 37 and married with two kids. I started watching this show in high school. I keep watching just for the sake of inertia."


4.Wednesday (2022–present)

Luis Guzmán, Jenna Ortega, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in "Wednesday"
Netflix / Courtesy of Everett Collection

"Outside of Jenna Ortega’s acting, it’s pretty bad. It turned The Addams Family into something it isn’t. With all the references to social media, it really got on my nerves. I’m sick of movies and TV shows trying so hard to appeal to Gen Z'ers — 'you look like a real-life Instagram filter.' Like, WTF is that dialogue? It’s terrible. No one in my generation talks like this. Why couldn’t the show makers just do what the makers of the Peanuts movie did for Peanuts but for Wednesday and The Addams Family instead? Introduce The Addams Family to new people, but keep the charm of the original."

"Oh yeah, and the romance sucked. I don’t understand why those two guys are so in love with Wednesday when she’s so unlikeable. There’s also Wednesday and Morticia having problems with each other when the whole point of The Addams Family is despite being a little weird, they are a loving family and have no issues with each other."


5.The Walking Dead (2010–2022)

A zombie in "The Walking Dead"

"I like [The Walking Dead], but I feel like it's let down by shitty writing. Each season basically has the same plot over and over again."


"I'd say Season 2 was almost watchable. Then, it became a soap opera. One of those terrible drama shows where you could miss three or four episodes and still know exactly what's going on because it moves sooooooo slowly."


"Season 2 is pretty split, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with people who watched it week to week vs. people who binge-watched. Watching week to week was unbearable because it was essentially nothing but a soap opera. Yes, character development is important, but I also want to see bite bite bang bang in my zombie media."


6.Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones"

"During its run, so many people I knew suddenly acted like they were missionaries for Game of Thrones. Practically going door to door, spreading the 'gospel,' and badgering others to pledge that they'd watch it. Even when I'd tell them that I gave it a shot and it wasn't for me, they'd insist that I didn't give it a good enough chance and would interrogate me every time we saw each other about why I didn't watch more of it yet. I spite 'NOT-watched it' even harder."


7.Succession (2018–2023)

Kieran Culkin in "Succession"

"I don't think Succession is all that funny or witty. I need for someone to have at least ONE redeeming quality so I can root for them, even if I know rationally they're a 'bad guy.' For instance Tony Soprano from The Sopranos. He was awful, but damn, if there weren't moments where I was like, 'Fuck yeah, Tony!' There isn't a shred of that for me in Succession. They all suck hard. I'd go so far as to say that the show is definitively not a comedy-drama, but rather a full-out tragedy on the pitfalls of parental child neglect and abuse. But, the one-liners serve to distract from that core tenet."


8.The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Jim Parsons in "The Big Bang Theory"
CBS / Everett Collection

"The Big Bang Theory is completely unwatchable on every level. It’s designed to use some 'big words' to make us feel in on the smart jokes. But, the jokes themselves are not funny, and Sheldon is the worst. Ugh — I hate that show."


"It kinda feels like it was written by a stereotypical high school bully who picked on nerds in school, grew up, felt bad about it, and wanted to make a show 'for them starring them.' But, they didn't know anything about it and just used stereotypical depictions and surface-level stuff."


9.Scrubs (2001–2010)

Zach Braff and Donald Faison in "Scrubs"
ABC / Everett Collection

"I watched Scrubs sporadically during its run and really enjoyed it. I thought it was really funny. But I went back to it a couple of years ago during the pandemic and tried to watch it all the way through. I lasted half a season. J.D. is one of the most annoying, obnoxious, try-way-too-hard TV characters out there."


"The first season is hard to rewatch because they haven't developed all the recurring jokes, and it's got a lot of drama and less comedy. It wasn't how I remembered it. Also, sometimes J.D. chasing after Elliot comes off a bit creepy."


10.Peaky Blinders (2013–2022)

Cillian Murphy in "Peaky Blinders"
Netflix / Everett Collection

"The first season of Peaky Blinders was great, but then it went downhill. There were too many fillers. For example, the episode where the father magically enters their lives again, like he's been lurking all along but nobody ever mentioned that in the season and a half prior to that episode. And then he's out of the picture again. It totally felt like a writer's tactic."


"It just always seems to lead to the same situation over and over again. Someone who thinks that they're alpha being clearly out-alpha'd by someone they didn't expect to out-alpha them."


11.Most Marvel shows on Netflix

Krysten Ritter in "Jessica Jones"
Netflix / Everett Collection

"I’m going to be crucified for this, but the Netflix Marvel shows. Don’t get me wrong, some parts are genuinely great, but a lot of the time it just isn’t my cup of tea. I couldn’t really get into it or find myself super invested into them. Not to mention, some seasons are rather inferior to another."


12.Rick and Morty (2013–present)

Rick and Morty in "Rick and Morty"
Adult Swim / Everett Collection

"Rick and Morty isn't terrible. But, I’ve had several conversations with friends who insist it’s the most brilliant show on television and even better than peak-The Simpsons, South Park, and Futurama. The same themes and jokes get recycled endlessly. There is very little of the sharp-cutting social commentary I associate with the other excellent adult-animated shows, and I find the writing fairly pedestrian in general. It’s fun, but I also think many people believe it’s significantly overrated."


13.Squid Game (2021–present)

PARK Hae-soo and LEE Jung-jae in "Squid Game"
Netflix / Everett Collection

"Yeah, Squid Game was good, but back in 2021, people were talking about it 24/7. Like, 90% of the internet was filled with it, and honestly, I don't think the series deserved to have the entire world talking about it for three months nonstop."


14.Big Mouth (2017–present)

Nick and Maurice in "Big Mouth"
Netflix / Everett Collection

"Season 1 of Big Mouth was kind of great. It really captured what it felt like to be a hormonal teen full of self-shame. Then it got really weird and gross. The pillow fucking, the copious and unnecessary underage nudity, the incest, and so much vulgarity for the sake of vulgarity. It was like browsing 4chan."


15.Doctor Who (1963–present)

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill in "Doctor Who" (2012 episode)
BBC / Everett Collection

"Doctor Who has a cycle of being absolute trash and then having four of the best episodes you’ve ever seen. It’s mostly been downhill ever since Peter Capaldi had his best episodes. The constant rewriting of the canon lore is also extremely annoying. I will stand by David Tennant’s Doctor being peak British TV, though."


16.The Simpsons (1989–present)

Homer, Marge, Bart, and Milhouse in "The Simpsons"
Fox / Everett Collection

"The Simpsons has nine or 10 excellent good seasons, but it's been mediocre to terrible for 24 years. That is to say the vast majority of the time the show has been on the air, it's been average or even bad."


17.And finally, The Office (US) (2005–2013)

Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson in "The Office" (US)
NBC / Everett Collection

"The Office is nine seasons long. And if you ignore the first one (which is pretty meh), it's only downhill with every season after Season 2. It's to the point where it almost starts feeling like different shows broken into different iterations. Like, Jim and Pam from Season 2 through Season 4 is reasonably realistic. Season 5 to Season 7 Michael is just a sitcom with talking head moments. Season 8 to Season 9...can we scrap every last dollar we can out of this?"


Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Let's flip the script (pun intended) a bit here, folks: Is there a MOVIE you think is wayyyyy overhyped? Share which movie and *why* you think it's so overrated in the comments below.

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca"
Warner Bros. Pictures

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