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#31 Bob.Loblaw

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:32 AM

Every reality show, everything on MTV


How exactly are they overrated? Nobody actually thinks it's a good show.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:35 AM

How exactly are they overrated? Nobody actually thinks it's a good show.


High school students do.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:16 AM

True Blood is pretty popular, but its real crappy.

The series has gone downhill since season 1.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:36 AM

Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother, which I still watch only to see the mother at this point
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:44 AM

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Just name some shows you find overrated (except Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, or Dexter cause you're INSANE if you say one of those.

So we're only allowed to name shows that are not one of your favorites.....OK

A premature one for me is Suits. I saw about six episodes and was bored as hell through every single one of them. I never saw what was so great about the show

Well this is the difference between you and I. If I deemed a show to dull to live I would switch it off and never bother again. My pick has got to be the Simpsons though. When the hell is this show going to die. Even the creators have got to be sick of it. Can't stand any of these other so called adult cartoons either. But to tell the truth I watch very little television anymore. Not sure why, mostly I hate the production techniques which seem to trend and copycat each other. If something truly unique comes along...well I wouldn't know because I think that I'm mostly turned off tv now. I don't even know the shows you're talking about. I've tried to watch modern family because I hear a lot of people list it as their favorite and because I like sitcoms (or at least I once did, there's very few worth watching anymore) but it has never really grabbed me. They can't make a drama anymore that just straight drama without throwing in some drama queens and soap opera content to fill the spaces. In other words it seems like there are no writers that can take the concept of action packed drama anymore and flesh it out from beginning to end. And none of them seem to have the courage to step outside of what's trendy and be creative. Of course I'm sure it's the network execs that make those decisions but to me...TV died years ago.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:49 AM

TV in general.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:25 AM

I think the question needs to be altered. Are you wondering what critically acclaimed shows we think are overrated, or shows that the general public loves that are overrated?

Because the general public likes some stupid shows, which is basically everything on tv:

- 2 Broke Girls
- Whitney
- Mike and Molly
- 2 and Half Men
- Every reality show
- The Middle
- Glee
- Big Bang Theory
- etc
- etc
- etc

As for shows in syndication:
- Friends
- Friends
- Friends
- Friends
- Friends
- Everybody Loves Raymond
- Friends
- Home Improvement
- Friends
- Friends
- Friends

Edited by Monty, 19 April 2013 - 07:26 AM.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:26 AM

Seeing as this post shows you haven't been watching for a long time...

- Leonard and Penny are on good terms in their relationship and it's not awkward/completely troublesome for him anymore.

- Howard is actually married now

- Sheldon surprisingly has a girlfriend but of course, knowing him, he has a contract agreement with her

- And Raj is still the same


You forgot one point:

- And the show is still absolutely awful.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:41 AM

Seeing as this post shows you haven't been watching for a long time...

- Leonard and Penny are on good terms in their relationship and it's not awkward/completely troublesome for him anymore.

- Howard is actually married now

- Sheldon surprisingly has a girlfriend but of course, knowing him, he has a contract agreement with her

- And Raj is still the same


As CAPSLOCK already said, it is completely irrelevant about the plot development in Big Bang Theory, or any other "tv sitcom." The humour has not changed. I do not need to watch more than 3 episodes of 2 and Half Men to know that the next 10 seasons (I don't know how many there are, I haven't watched more than 3 episodes) are completely awful. The humour is what it is.Seinfeld did not change the humour or format of the show, yet the episodes remain funny 15-23 years later.As Big Bang Theory is the show being discussed, I will use it as an example. I laughed the first 10 episodes that I watched, but haven't since. The problem is that the "jokes" are not ones that continue to be funny, even if the plot changes.The same can be said about How I Met Your Mother (which I used to really like). After about 4-5 seasons, the same type of jokes did not work once the characters actually got older and more mature.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:51 AM

To extend on the point I was getting to above, that is why BBC shows, in general, are seen to be so much better than those in the US. They do not overstay their welcome.

For example, one of my favourite BBC comedies was Extras. However, you can tell that Ricky Gervais progressed the character as long as he should have. It's one of my favourite shows, yet it really would have grown stale and old if he extended it another 1 or 2 seasons.

To be honest, Big Bang Theory would have been better had they limited it to maybe 3 seasons. Even a once favourite show of mine, Community, would have been viewed as a truly fantastic tv show of it's time, had they actually limited it to 2 or 3 seasons. As referenced in the season 3 episode when the group went to see a "psychiatrist", Community college usually lasts only 2 years. At this point, it's starting to grow stale.

Very, very few shows continue to be funny during a 8-9 seasons run.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

To extend on the point I was getting to above, that is why BBC shows, in general, are seen to be so much better than those in the US. They do not overstay their welcome.

For example, one of my favourite BBC comedies was Extras. However, you can tell that Ricky Gervais progressed the character as long as he should have. It's one of my favourite shows, yet it really would have grown stale and old if he extended it another 1 or 2 seasons.

To be honest, Big Bang Theory would have been better had they limited it to maybe 3 seasons. Even a once favourite show of mine, Community, would have been viewed as a truly fantastic tv show of it's time, had they actually limited it to 2 or 3 seasons. As referenced in the season 3 episode when the group went to see a "psychiatrist", Community college usually lasts only 2 years. At this point, it's starting to grow stale.

Very, very few shows continue to be funny during a 8-9 seasons run.

Seinfeld and the office managed ^_^
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

Seinfeld and the office managed ^_^


They absolutely have/had (The Office this season and last can be argued though). That's why I said that very few tv shows can make the run past 3 seasons and still remain funny/"relevant". When you truly look at fantastic tv shows over time that went 5-9 seasons, the number of great shows is such a small number compared to the amount of utter garbage.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

Just name some shows you find overrated (except Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, or Dexter cause you're INSANE if you say one of those ;)).

A premature one for me is Suits. I saw about six episodes and was bored as hell through every single one of them. I never saw what was so great about the show or the characters (and Rick Hoffman has a face a mother couldn't even love).

Modern Family sucks. The characters are just annoying as it gets now. Can't believe this show still has a fan base (unless people tune in occasionally to see Sarah Hyland like me).

The Walking Dead had a good first season and some of the second season looked promising but I'm pretty much bored and on my phone through the entire episode until the last four minutes or so. The characters are all garbage and I honestly do not care when any of them die (ON THE SHOW!) This pretty much sums the show up:
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And I never laugh at Community. But I really don't laugh at much of anything.

you must be a hoot to be around
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:08 AM

you must be a hoot to be around


:lol:Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where George asked Jerry not to be funny around his girlfriend, so he was all serious and sad all the time.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

Any of the aimed at 12-16 year old girl demographic "dancing with your american idol's got talent" garbage that keeps knocking actually good shows off the air.

Teenage girls of North America, you are ruining television. Stop it.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

Homeland! The show is absolutely ridiculous, and I don't like a single character. Some extremely cliche elements for a show too often touted as "groundbreaking".

I cannot agree with Sopranos or Breaking Bad in this thread (especially if you only watched four episodes of the latter), and I think Community is still a great show. But other than that, I agree with most of the other nominees.

Remember when Big Bang was about this relatable group of guys that were so awkward you wanted them to succeed, but could relate to their failures? Well, now three of the four have girlfriends, two of which are pretty smokin'. Definitely lost some of its appeal.

And I never liked Friends.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:45 AM

Also despise the umpteen mindless, formulaic crime shows.

Crime is committed, crime is investigated, crime is almost solved until twist is introduced, twist is solved, crime is solveds... rinse repeat... :sick:
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

Alright, I'll be the first to say it.

Family Guy
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:59 AM

Alright, I'll be the first to say it.

Family Guy


Even speaking as a big Family Guy fan and an even bigger fan of Seth MacFarlane after he totally castrated Brian..it seems like...I agree with you. He's turned Brian into a docile wimp when he used to be so militant and strong willed. I didn't like that at all.
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View PostScott Hartnell, on 11 June 2013 - 02:11 PM, said:

Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

Even speaking as a big Family Guy fan and an even bigger fan of Seth MacFarlane after he totally castrated Brian..it seems like...I agree with you. He's turned Brian into a docile wimp when he used to be so militant and strong willed. I didn't like that at all.


Neutered?
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

LMFAO!!!! Exactly! haha
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View PostScott Hartnell, on 11 June 2013 - 02:11 PM, said:

Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

Ok I gotta take back a bit of the neutered comment. In a recent episode when Stewie brought all of his old GFs together for an intervention and he ranted on them and at the last told Stewie he was more of a woman than anyone in this room that was pretty bad ass. LOL.
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Well I tell you what Heretic..if Tim Tebow becomes Terry Bradshaw I will shave off all my hair, convert to Christianity, go into the ministry and become a preacher.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

Family guy is now a parody of itself.


I also HATE Corner Gas. Its painfully unfunny.

Edited by CAPSLOCK, 19 April 2013 - 11:18 AM.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:40 AM

The Soprano's, save yourself a good portion of your life and watch Goodfellas instead.


Goodfellas is great, Sopranos is a masterpiece. Can't think of a better drama in tv history. Phenomenal acting, rich and layered story, intelligent and hilarious writing.

Minus the first season, which has major production issues, this show is an absolute gem. Strongly encourage everyone watches it if they haven't.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

all cable shows
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

Wilfred is probably the worst show I have ever seen, some guy in a dog suit walking around... too stupid, too unrealistic


edit: and for the record Suits is a pretty sweet show I like it so far

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

Hate to say it, but Game of Thrones is starting to join this list for me. I've yet to be impressed by this season. Hopefully it starts getting better quickly. The next episode sounds promising.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

Hate to say it, but Game of Thrones is starting to join this list for me. I've yet to be impressed by this season. Hopefully it starts getting better quickly. The next episode sounds promising.


I don't think a shaky start to the third season makes a show "overrated". This is the season where everything really hits the fan so it should pick up.
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

Not The Big Bang Theory.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:05 PM

I also HATE Corner Gas. Its painfully unfunny.


I used to be a lot more stuck up when I used to watch movies, tv shows, or listen to music. So when something was popular, I would often go against the grain to be "the cool guy (often annoying guy)." So obviously, I said the same thing about Corner Gas.However, the older I got, the less I cared about certain things. Where in the past I would have never listened to Katy Perry, I actually find it quite fun sometimes.All this said, I could not agree with you more on Corner Gas. Out of every show around that I have been negative about, I have giving this show the benefit of the doubt more times than I should have. I have attempted to watch a whole episode probably upwards of 20 times, usually stopping after 10 minutes. It is absolutely awful. I live in the prairies and do not find one thing even remotely grin worthy. I honestly go into it thinking positively about it, and everytime going "Why did I do this again?"My wife is the sweetest, least cynical person I have met. She has come in when I have been watching it, and honestly said the last time, "I would rather I caught you watching porn."Corner Gas is, as you said, painfully unfunny.

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