We write this post with a heavy heart, and we know it’s never easy to admit that a show has made a turn for the worst. Sometimes a show is just not worth watching anymore, or has never been worth watching anyway. How often have you sat and watched the latest episode of a show and half-way through you think what else you could be doing with this time you are now spending watching this episode? It’s that moment when you get bored, that moment when you are no longer interested.
Bear in mind that these are shows we loved. We not only waited in great anticipation for their pilot episodes, we loved them in the beginning. But, as stated earlier… sometimes it’s time to call it quits and be remembered for the awesome shows they were, rather than running the risk of destroying the loyalty of thousands of fans.
Here’s out Top 5 Shows That Should Get Cancelled:
We’ve said a lot about CW’s Arrow, and how this was DC’s first attempt to pour life into the TV-DC universe, and eventually link that with the upcoming DC movies. Still, watching more than 15 minutes of Arrow will leave you depressed and frustrated. Is there a more depressing superhero in the world? If Ollie isn’t sitting alone thinking about slitting his own wrists due to his entire life’s worth of guilt ridden activities, he willingly throws himself under the sword of a 10 times more stronger opponent. All in the name of sacrifice and love. Please.
We’re tired of his entire side-crew. Even Brandon Routh as Atom has not managed to breathe any life into this season. The only thing Arrow has going for itself is the cameo appearances by other superheroes and stars of their own shows, like The Flash. Give me 3 good reasons why this show should not be cancelled.
2. Sleepy Hollow
Ichabod and Abbie are coming off of one helluva season 1 and 2 slump: Season 2 averaged 4.6 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating, dropping 39 and 35 percent from its 13-episode freshman run and hitting series lows as recently as Feb. 9. Yet, Sleepy Hollow has a new head — and, more importantly, a future in a season 3. Fox on Wednesday renewed the history-twisting drama for an 18-episode third season after closing a deal with The Glades‘ Clifton Campbell to take over as showrunner. Will this change things around?
Quite frankly one can only be entertained for so long by a 18th century man suddenly finding him in the 20th century. After a while it gets boring. The main plot is simply not strong enough to carry the show, which leaves us with the freak-of-the-week episode after episode.
Campbell replaces Mark Goffman, who stepped down earlier this month in the wake of Sleepy‘s rocky second season, which saw ratings slide 40 percent versus Season 1.
If you are a fan, then please tell us why you still find it entertaining?
3. The Big Bang Theory
Nothing pains us more than to put The Big Bang Theory on this list. We are… were huge fans. Chuck Lorre seriously needs to go back to the drawing board with this show. Go back to what made it great! Gone are the days when this was a show about the life of Nerds in society, no these days it is all about relationships, female co-stars which makes this nothing more than a normal soap opera starring nerds.
Can you remember when was the last time when you really laughed during an episode? I mean REALLY laugh? Not smile, or smirk. Think back to season 1,2 or 3 and I bet you can already remember more than one occasion where you laughed.
Remember how excited we were when this was first announced? No one expects a Friday-night show to do well in the overnight ratings. So the average ratings Constantine posted throughout its first season—as early as its second episode and in nine of its 13 total episodes—weren’t that much of a surprise, especially after NBC announced that it wouldn’t be granting a full-season pickup and then moved the show from 10pm to 8pm after its winter break. However, just like Dracula before it, Constantine suffered the extreme disadvantage of existing in the shadow of Grimm, which has continued to defy Friday-night expectations by drawing respectable ratings. It’s like, “Hey Constantine, why can’t you be more like your older brother?” “Screw you, dad! I’m my own person!” “Don’t you talk to me like that, son!” “I’m outta here!” “Fine! We disown you!” *door slam*
Fans have already set up a campaign to try to save Constantine, but if save-the-show campaigns actually worked, Firefly would be in Season 13 right now. And NBC chief Bob Greenblatt didn’t exactly express confidence in the series at the recent Television Critics Association winter press tour.
5. The Following
Kevin Bacon IS Ryan Hardy. The Following features TV’s most inept FBI agents and easily the most awards for the strangest least sensible twists in plot. Yet we really enjoyed season 1, and parts of season 2. But… enough is enough. Season 3 is currently in full swing and the decisions our heroes make are so bad it almost makes you want to root for the villains – and by villains I mean the twins, who are legitimately creepy and the saving grace of season 2. Joe and Lilly are about as good at being bad guys as Ryan is at being a cop. The plot twists are ridiculous (honestly, who actually thought Claire was dead?) and I groaned when Ryan and Joe all of a sudden joined forces. The Following is by no means a good show, but it is at least fun to make fun of while you watch.
We’re so disappointing with season 3, it contradicts the list we made where we listed The Following‘s season 2 as a reason to start watching the show again. Here’s our 5 TV shows worth watching again (Posted in 2014 )
Should it continue? Hell no…
You’re completely right about Constantine. They should cancel it immediately.
You’re certainly not entirely wrong about #1, 2, or 3, either.
5, I don’t watch AND could care less about, which should also tell you something.
Spot on Fran, “The Big Bang Theory” (sad to say) has become a very irritating, whine little story about men behaving like spoilt little boys while we get to see another good series turn into a boy meets girl, they get married and then stretch out the story to emphasize how normal our relationships are by constantly reminding us about the idiosyncrasies of everyday relationships. Remember the witty one-liners so geek appropriate we laughed for hours on end? In TBBT’s defense, the story was suppose to progress to this point, but it’s definitely time to give it a rest.
1. Lots of people watch it, and love it
2. Any kind of depressing parts are actually very important.
3. CW profits majorly off this show