Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Shows Considering Dumping (after the 2005-2006 Season concludes)

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Shows Considering Dumping (after the 2005-2006 Season concludes)

Old 05-08-06, 10:40 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
dhmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
Posts: 7,051
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Shows Considering Dumping (after the 2005-2006 Season concludes)

Any shows that you're considering dumping, once this season ends?


Me, I'm considering bailing out of Desperate Housewives after the season ends.
Old 05-08-06, 10:41 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Michael Corvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 58,126
Received 19 Likes on 11 Posts
Nope. Already weeded out the deadbeats about mid-season. Down to about 8 shows and I still can't keep up.
Old 05-08-06, 10:59 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk God
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Directionally Challenged (for DirecTV)
Posts: 123,192
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
The O.C. - clinging on as is
Old 05-08-06, 11:01 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 12,966
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Smallville, but I consider dropping it every season.
Old 05-08-06, 11:02 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I gradually drop shows over the course of the year once they lose my interest. The main core of shows (24, Survivor, Family Guy, The Office, South Park) won't change.
Old 05-08-06, 11:07 PM
  #6  
MrX
DVD Talk Legend
 
MrX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,790
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I've got about the last 7 or 8 OC episodes recorded, not sure if I'll get around to watching them or not. Other then that I don't think I will drop anything else.
Old 05-08-06, 11:20 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,716
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I do the same thing as a few posters have already mentioned: I just dump the shows early on.

For me, I try to give every new show at least three episodes before deciding it's fate. Sometimes (War At Home) I only need one episode...
Old 05-08-06, 11:43 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: East County
Posts: 33,360
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
We dumped Desperate Housewives last fall.

I have a couple months worth of Smallville tivoed - I'm still not sure if I will watch them.

I should dump The O.C., but I know that I won't.

I bailed on Nip/Tuck last season, too - still not sure if I will catch up w/ it on DVD eventually.

I've been hit/miss w/ E.R. all season. I have watched maybe half of this season and really haven't missed it.
Old 05-09-06, 12:22 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
onebyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,049
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I am always thisclose to dumping The OC, but then Julie Cooper pulls me back in.

For the first time ever, Gilmore Girls and I are on the brink of divorce, but it has been my favorite show for so long that I don't know if I can go through with it. I am going to try to dump it though. I have the Indianapolis Colts to watch for when I want to watch something that will make me feel miserable and stupid in the end.

Last edited by onebyone; 05-09-06 at 12:32 AM.
Old 05-09-06, 12:23 AM
  #10  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 70,875
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I should dump Desperate Housewives, but it's a hard sell to my wife.
Old 05-09-06, 12:30 AM
  #11  
Moderator
 
Jadzia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Michigan
Posts: 15,799
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have a few shows that seem to linger for awhile in the Tivo before I get around to watching them: Close to Home and Supernatural are prime culprits.
Old 05-09-06, 01:12 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: H-Town, TX
Posts: 3,662
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The O.C. would be at the top of my list. Season 2 was mediocre at best and Season 3 has been dreadful. I'm almost rooting for Fox to put this show out of its misery and just cancel the thing.

One Tree Hill had a weak Season 3 as well, but the cliffhanger has me hoping the CW brings it back another year.

I've kinda given up on Smallville already. I've only seen the first 20 minutes of the Season 5 premiere and am having a hard time motivating myself to get caught up. I heard it's been decent this year though.
Old 05-09-06, 01:30 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Rogue588's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: WAS looking for My Own Private Stuckeyville, but stuck in Liberty City (while missing Vice City)
Posts: 15,094
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Doughboy
I heard it's been decent this year though.
You must be cheating on us with another forum, cuz you surely didn't hear that here.

Out of the shows i'm watching now, they're all shows I want to watch [with the exception of the aforementioned Smallville].
Old 05-09-06, 08:51 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: H-Town, TX
Posts: 3,662
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Rogue588
You must be cheating on us with another forum, cuz you surely didn't hear that here.
Nah, I heard this from a friend of mine who hated Season 4 as much as I did, but begrudgingly admitted Season 5 has been pretty good. You know, an actual flesh-and-blood person.
Old 05-09-06, 09:02 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Ayre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,153
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Lost & Veronica Mars ... Unfortunately, they both keep pulling me back in.
One Tree Hill may be a victim of downsizing by both the CW and me.

DH is still a good diversion and leadin to Greys Anatomy.

I am in TV hell anymore. Not enough time and little room on my DVR.

Last edited by Ayre; 05-09-06 at 09:55 AM.
Old 05-09-06, 09:35 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,199
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Gave up on Desperate Housewives a few months ago. Not dumping anything else yet.
Old 05-09-06, 09:54 AM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: On the banks of the Red Cedar
Posts: 9,867
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dumped "Teachers" although I kinda had high hopes. It followed scrubs and my wife is a teacher, but the show was a stinker.

We gave up on O.C. in the begining of the season, it was very meh for the first couple of episodes we watched.

I am border line on the Simpsons, evertything they do seems like a repeat. I have been loyal to them since the Tracey Ullman show, which is pretty much why I still watch it.

We will stick with Housewives, and probably Big Love, although I am hoping that comes around soon.
Old 05-09-06, 11:05 AM
  #18  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: 5280
Posts: 3,413
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Already dumped Desperate Housewives after 3 episodes this season.
Old 05-09-06, 11:16 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Docking Bay 94
Posts: 14,259
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Realistically, I'm not going to dump it... but I'm considering losing The Gilmore Girls for the first time ever. This season was really just spinning its wheels.

I'm really hoping that the upcoming 7th season will be the last, with a decent finish. Of course, the changing guard behind the scenes doesn't give me much hope.

I'm also considering waiting for Lost: Season 3 to hit DVD. This show plays so much better in a few sittings rather than gaps of weeks between episodes.


I've already dropped a ton of TV this year... I can't remember the last time I watched so little series television. Even shows that I enjoy -- Family Guy, etc. -- I don't go out of my way to catch, figuring I'll have the DVD eventually anyway.
Old 05-09-06, 11:18 AM
  #20  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,976
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
without a trace may be ready for exit, and desp housewives is on severe life support...
Old 05-09-06, 11:49 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,349
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bboisvert
I'm also considering waiting for Lost: Season 3 to hit DVD. This show plays so much better in a few sittings rather than gaps of weeks between episodes.


I'm considering doing the same for 24 as well (plot holes and bad writing are easier to ignore if you don't have time to think about them). That would leave me with Scrubs* and The Office as the only shows I watch regularly. I'm actually giving serious thought to just cancelling my cable altogether.

* I'm not even sure if Scrubs is coming back for another season. Anyone have any news?
Old 05-09-06, 11:56 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southside Virginia
Posts: 6,457
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by FatTony
* I'm not even sure if Scrubs is coming back for another season. Anyone have any news?
The rumor is that if NBC doesn't pick it up, ABC will.
Old 05-09-06, 11:58 AM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
raven56706's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Back in the Good Ole USA
Posts: 21,767
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I dropped the OC but i picked up Smallville and the Office...
Old 05-09-06, 12:17 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Chicago, only a stone's throw from Chicago (even if you throw like a girl)
Posts: 2,457
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm dumping

Arrested Development
and I'll probably give the Sopranos 8 - 10 more episodes before I dump it.
Old 05-09-06, 12:21 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 9,446
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've all but given up on the OC this year. Watched it until about Thanksgiving time, and it seems like the shows gone about 2 feet since then.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.