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calhoun07
07-27-07, 06:08 PM
I thought this would be a good counter part to the shows you thought you'd hate but now enjoy thread.

I thought I'd get a kick out of Eureka. I love the premise, but I just cannot get into the show.

I thought I'd like Mad Men, but that's another show I just cannot get into. In fact, now that I type this post I realize episode two was on last night. I totally forgot all about it.

clckworang
07-27-07, 06:19 PM
For me, this would be X-Files. I just never could get into it. In fact, I found it really boring. But I had so many friends who were absolutely obsessed with this show. They tried so many times to get me into it. I don't know what it was. :shrug: I loved Millenium though.

Gunde
07-27-07, 06:20 PM
C.S.I
Infact I did like it for about 3 seasons and then completely lost interest...

Tracer Bullet
07-27-07, 06:53 PM
The biggest one would have to be Farscape. I barely got through season two, and haven't put another disc at the top of my Netflix queue in over a year. I doubt I'll ever finish it.

Boot
07-27-07, 11:54 PM
Nip/Tuck. The first season was decent, but then it just got silly stupid.

DJariya
07-28-07, 12:37 AM
John from Cincinnati....I thought the pilot was okay, but dropped it after episode 2. The Butchie character is an idiot and I don't know what the heck John is supposed to be....When he talked about taking a "hernous" dump and a dump that a man would be proud of...I said that's enough for me.

filmmusicfan
07-28-07, 12:42 AM
"Monk"

It started with the "new girl" sidekick.

There was some sexual tension building with the "old girl" sidekick...and then she was, it seems, written off the show.

Time has born out that the show has lost "something"...but I think it started here.

magman
07-28-07, 08:17 AM
On the Lot

calhoun07
07-28-07, 08:34 AM
On the Lot

I forgot about that show. That's another one I've lost interest in over the last couple weeks.

nateman
07-28-07, 10:05 AM
The Odd couple

I never saw the show (wasn't born yet) when it originally aired but when season 1 was released on DVD in store i decided to blind buy it & it turn out to be one of the most boring comedies I have every seen, Didn't laugh once. Definitly my worst blind buy ever.
I guess when compared to Seinfeld, Scrubs, Newradio, etc... it just isn't the laugh tickler that i was hoping for. I wasn't expecting laugh out loud funny or anything but their are much better comedies from that era & I can actually see why it wasn't a huge ratings grabber, cause in my opinion (& in my opinion only) it really isn't that good of a TV show. Alot of people would probally think otherwise.

islandclaws
07-28-07, 11:58 AM
One I thought I might like was <b>The Black Donnelys</b>. Wow, was I wrong. Poorly written, poorly acted and cliched every chance it got.

One I used to like but now think is pretty much shit is <b>Nip/Tuck</b>. The first two seasons were gold, 3rd season slipped a bit but was pretty good, S4 was pretty f'in bad. I hope they get this back on track with S5 this fall.

starman9000
07-28-07, 02:36 PM
The biggest one would have to be Farscape. I barely got through season two, and haven't put another disc at the top of my Netflix queue in over a year. I doubt I'll ever finish it.

Yeah I can see that, this one took me until the 3rd season to really get into it, now I like it very much.


As for the OPs question, for me it is Babylon 5. I had high expectations and kept waiting for it to get better (almost everyone says to just get through the 1st and then it is just so great) but I just never got into it and stopped after the big even in Season 4 since event fans say season 5 isn't good.

kvrdave
07-28-07, 02:51 PM
John from Cincinnati....I thought the pilot was okay, but dropped it after episode 2. The Butchie character is an idiot and I don't know what the heck John is supposed to be....When he talked about taking a "hernous" dump and a dump that a man would be proud of...I said that's enough for me.

I made it through 5 eps and finally decided that my time was better spent doing almost anything else.

critterdvd
07-28-07, 03:30 PM
Eureka kinda died fast for me...

I really enjoyed "Big Love" last summer, but this summers its kinda flat...

And Of course I loved "7th Heaven" durring seasons 3-6, but then couldn't take it anymore.

clckworang
07-28-07, 03:57 PM
One I thought I might like was <b>The Black Donnelys</b>. Wow, was I wrong. Poorly written, poorly acted and cliched every chance it got.

Oh, I agree with this one, too! I didn't watch it during its original run, but decided to try it again when it started showing on HDNet. What a mistake! I couldn't even get through the first ep.

Nosebleed
07-28-07, 04:54 PM
i watched the first two seasons of the office (us version) but now i can't stand it.

GoldenJCJ
07-28-07, 11:44 PM
I eagerly anticipated Heroes all throughout the summer. I made it through half of the first episode.

Agreed with On the Lot I loved project Greenlight, but his show is nauseatingly bad. Brett Ratner doesn't help.

johnnysd
07-29-07, 03:14 PM
I eagerly anticipated Heroes all throughout the summer. I made it through half of the first episode.

Agreed with On the Lot I loved project Greenlight, but his show is nauseatingly bad. Brett Ratner doesn't help.

Wow. You missed a GREAT show. Heroes was awesome.

Arpeggi
07-29-07, 03:28 PM
Lost.

dick_grayson
07-29-07, 03:29 PM
Scrubs

IamHydrogen1
07-29-07, 06:43 PM
Friday Night Lights

Loved the book, even enjoyed the movie. I'm also a big football fan. Some good characters and writing, but hated that the show became a teen soap drama that went for the lowest common denominator.

boc4ever
07-29-07, 10:05 PM
Dark Angel - Yeah Jessica Alba is hot, but I couldn't stomach the cliches and horrendous writing. For James Cameron to be involved, I expected so much more...

SuperJim88
07-30-07, 04:44 PM
Scrubs

What he said.

JPRaup
07-30-07, 04:49 PM
I have a love/hate relationship with Scrubs

Some others:

Rome
Seinfeld
On The Lot (Fox turned it into some American Idol crap)
House
My Name is Earl
Lost
Heroes

GoldenJCJ
07-30-07, 05:09 PM
Wow. You missed a GREAT show. Heroes was awesome.
Yeah, I would have thought that too. Then I began watching the show...

In my defense, I've never been a big comic book guy. If Heroes has a lot of great elements that Comic book fans see, they most likely would have gone right over my head.

shoppingbear
07-30-07, 05:39 PM
On the Lot
:thumbsup: I think this is the first reality show that I got more than one episode into, and still gave up on half-way through (some I give up before the first episode is over, but if I watch a second ep, I usually stick it out). Just couldn't hold my interest.

JayDerek
07-30-07, 05:44 PM
C.S.I
Infact I did like it for about 3 seasons and then completely lost interest...

same here. first few seasons i've loved, but because of all the other CSI spinoffs, they've just deluded the shows

james2025a
07-31-07, 12:15 PM
C.S.I
Infact I did like it for about 3 seasons and then completely lost interest...


The funny thing is that i used to get really pissed off when watching TV and channel surfing and just trying to find a channel not showing a CSI. I decided to give the original CSI a go, mainly because i like William Petersen, and since then i have been hooked. I still avoid the Miami and New York editions, but the Las Vegas one is excellent.

MechanicalMan
08-01-07, 02:34 PM
My Name is Earl

rennervision
08-01-07, 04:46 PM
Surprised I'm the first one to say this...

24

Pointyskull
08-01-07, 04:50 PM
Eureka was the first show that came to mind. Love the concept, not so much the execution.

Others include:
The 4400
Jericho
Seinfeld

fujishig
08-01-07, 06:08 PM
Yeah, I would have thought that too. Then I began watching the show...

In my defense, I've never been a big comic book guy. If Heroes has a lot of great elements that Comic book fans see, they most likely would have gone right over my head.

Even as a big comic book fan, I didn't really like the first few episodes of Heroes... I'm not sure where the turnaround began, but it became must see TV after a while, even with it's shortcomings.

I'm still willing to trudge through it, since I bought the entire collection based on reviews, but going through Buffy Season 1 is like torture to me.

starseed1981
08-02-07, 01:01 PM
The 4400
The Unit
CSI: Miami
Miami Ink
Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip
Weeds
Deadwood

AGuyNamedMike
08-02-07, 01:28 PM
Surprised I'm the first one to say this...

24


Yep, I made it to hour 17 of the first season, then bailed.

squidget
08-02-07, 02:47 PM
Grey's Anatomy & Lost
I loved the first 2 seasons of both shows. I couldn't barely stomach s3 of GA and s3 of lost I totally bailed on. I don't think I'm gonna make it to s4 of either show

fujishig
08-02-07, 03:16 PM
Oh, are we including shows that "jumped the shark" at some point but were enjoyed in the beginning? Or just ones where the concept seemed really cool, but the execution was just a bit off and made it not enjoyable?

Ozzy's Bat Head
08-09-07, 03:36 AM
Golden, don't feel alone; I'm a comic book guy and I wanted to love Heroes. I forced myself to watch every episode, demanding of myself to love it. And I don't. And I'm not happy with myself for it. Seriously, I'm too spoiled; had a show with this premise came out in the 80's or 90's, I'd be apeshit.

But it didn't click and I really wish it had. There is just so many ways it could be better that it frustrates me to no end. I may have to force myself to drink the koolaid and try this show again.

Oh, and a huge vote for John from Cinci, but I cast that vote with admitted bias. Yes, we could all be enjoying season 4 of Deadwood right now, but Milch had to slum with this shit; Serenity Now!

Goat3001
08-09-07, 05:41 AM
I eagerly anticipated Heroes all throughout the summer. I made it through half of the first episode.



This show took a while for me to get into. I missed the first half of the season and on a recommendation I downloaded the epsidoes I missed. I watched the first episode, thought it was blah but I was told that it would get better and to keep watching. Two weeks later I got around to watching the second episode and was still unimpressed. A few days later I saw the third episode and I got so into it at that point that I ended up watching about 6 episodes in one night. I'm glad I stuck with it, and if you get the chance I recommend giving it another shot.

Back on topic, I liked CSI and House for awhile but now I can't stand either. Both shows have a good premise but it got boring watching the same story over and over.

nateman
08-09-07, 12:41 PM
I couldn't get into Heroes because the acting is mediocre at best on that show.

I agree Goat3001. I liked (still do to a point) CSI but after the same story over & over it just gets way too old, way too fast. They just don't shake things up enough. I loved the Liev episodes this season but they had to kill his character off. Also I bet that "Miniature Killer" storyline that will be continue next season is going to end up with an extremely disappointing conclusion.

The only thing good about the CSI's being on CBS is that unlike the original Law & Order & NBC sticking with it dispite sinking ratings for the show, CBS will most likely cancel the CSI's that get to the 6-7 million viewers a week mark.

I really, really hope thats the case with CSI: Miami.

DJariya
08-09-07, 01:20 PM
As long as William Petersen stays on the original CSI, I will still watch it. Same goes with Gary Sinise on NY. I'll still watch Miami for it's cheesiness.

JoPlease
02-02-10, 04:47 PM
I moved out of the US recently and Hulu won't work here. I have been blind buying some popular shows, and I am not loving all of them. Thought I would.


Weeds- hated it
Deadwood- didn't like

Really hated Trueblood, the worst TV show I've seen in a long time

Six Feet Under(1st season) was good, but hate the crazy brother thing. Not sure if I would like the rest of the seasons.

OK:
The Tudors, bit boring since you know the outcome. I also was stupid and thought Henry was going to be played by the actor from the Dahmer movie, don't know how I got them mixed up.

Californication, watched a few episodes

Good:
Dexter- the first season was slow for me(hated Deb and too many flashbacks). Almost didn't watch season 2, but glad I did, loved it. Watching season 3 soon.

Brotherhood is on the way. Also got Extras, Friday Night Lights, Farscape, and Lost.

Gave up on The Office after season 4, and recently started 30 rock-takes it's place perfectly.

Anybody have any shows in mind I should try, they have to be on DVD though. Thanks.


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