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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 09-22-2013 15:09 »
« Last Edit on: 12-25-2013 21:38 »

What are some TV Shows you don't like very much but you'll watch anyway?  Whether you're bored or there's nothing else on.   Sometimes when I'm bored, I'll watch Law and Order SVU.

What about you?

Eternium

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« Reply #1 on: 09-22-2013 15:17 »

Psych, I don't think it's boring but I never look them up to watch online.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #2 on: 09-22-2013 17:48 »

I stuck with Under the Dome throughout its entire first season despite it being absolutely appallingly bad from the second episode, onwards.

It was a compulsion and I'm not proud of it.
My Manwich

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« Reply #3 on: 09-22-2013 20:12 »

The X-factor.  I'm only watching the show because a woman I went to High School is going to be on it.  I haven't seen her audition yet but she does get a yes from all of the judges.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #4 on: 09-22-2013 20:19 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2013 17:36 »

What are some TV Shows you don't like very much but you'll watch anyway?

Personally, I don't watch anything that I dislike in general. I find the idea of not liking a TV show but watching it anyway to be a potential indication that the watcher has a morbid dependence on television, and should probably undergo withdrawal therapy immediately.

If you find yourself watching a television programme and not enjoying it, the sensible and smart thing to do would be to find another channel to watch (one showing a programme that you enjoy), or to turn off the fucking television and do something productive or enjoyable with your time rather than wasting it in front of the Idiot Box.
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #5 on: 09-22-2013 21:14 »

New Simpsons, also survivor
Scrappylive

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« Reply #6 on: 09-23-2013 00:40 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2013 05:16 »

I forgot that they still made Survivor. I remember the days when everyone watched it.

Anyways, this past year I watched a lot of 1600 Penn. It was utterly despairing and that Skip Gilchrist character (played by Josh Gad) was so annoying that I actually felt embarrassed for him. It's like he was supposed to be a loveable oafish man-child that provided a lot of comedy, but instead he was just an annoying oafish man-child that provided the urge to punch him in the face. I stuck with the show for as long as I did I think because I wanted it to be good. But it was... not. no no
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #7 on: 09-23-2013 02:38 »

I suppose I'll go in for new The Simpsons, too.

I've come this far; I'll be damned if I'm not going to have seen every episode, now.

But it pretty much is that and Under the Dome, and I shalln't be returning for Under the Dome's second season. Life's too short - even for me with my life of doing absolutely nothing of substance.

(The worst thing is that I don't even have an aerial for my TV anymore, so if I watch a show, I have to have sought it out through other means. It's not like I'm just leaving the TV on and sitting through the dross).
Beamer

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« Reply #8 on: 09-23-2013 02:48 »

Sometimes when I'm bored, I'll watch Law and Order SUV.

Law and Order: Sports Utility Vehicle? tongue

Anyway, you can put me down for new Simpsons, too. I've come too far to not just watch every episode at least once (and you do find the occasional gem, too), though I don't go out of my way to see it. I let the episodes pile up and knock them off when I've got nothing better to do (ie. if I'm unwell, eating dinner, etc. or otherwise unable to give my complete, undivided attention; and want to watch something where I know it won't matter if I do).

Also, I suppose American Horror Story too, though after two seasons I STILL can't tell how seriously the show wants to be taken. If it's trying to be a hilariously campy and batshit insane clusterfuck of retardation, then it's most definitely succeeding. Otherwise, I guess I'm technically "hate-watching" it, or at least laughing way more than the creators want me to. Either way, it's still a relentlessly entertaining show, it just falls into a rare "guilty pleasure" category for me.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #9 on: 09-23-2013 03:23 »

I tend to knock new episodes of The Simpsons down as they come out, but only because I do them along with new Family Guy and American Dad (as well as various other things that often go out on the same night like Girls or Breaking Bad) and it serves as a nice little starter than makes the following shows seem even better by comparison.
Beamer

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« Reply #10 on: 09-23-2013 03:28 »

My former roommate and I used to do a mini-marathon every Monday of the Sunday night cartoons (well, American Dad, The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers, anyway). We'd always start with The Simpsons, assuming that at least one of the other two would be able to get the inevitably bad taste out of our mouths. tongue
JoshTheater

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« Reply #11 on: 09-23-2013 07:18 »

I'm also fairly into American Horror Story, although I'd personally be less harsh on it. I thought the first season was very well done with a decent ending. I thought a lot of season 2 was even better than season 1, but unfortunately they didn't end it very well. Probably because they had too many different storylines and had to end certain ones early on that I would have liked to see more of (like the whole devil thing) in favor of other plots.
Beamer

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« Reply #12 on: 09-23-2013 07:37 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2013 07:38 »

Oh, believe me, I LOVE American Horror Story and I always look forward to watching a new episode when it comes out. But still, it's not "good" in the same way that other shows I love are "good." I don't think "hilariously campy and batshit insane clusterfuck of retardation" is too harsh, it seems pretty apt for a show that had aliens, mutants, nazis and A SERIAL KILLER NAMED BLOODY FACE in the first two episodes of its second season alone. roll eyes
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #13 on: 09-23-2013 08:09 »

I don't watch anything that I don't enjoy, although sometimes I'll tune into some crappy reality TV show that my Mum's watching if I'm waiting for the TV to be free.
Anna3000

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« Reply #14 on: 09-23-2013 15:31 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2013 15:34 »

I don't particularly love this show, but I'll watch American Ninja Warrior just because I think the contestants' skills are incredibly impressive.

I also don't like the story or characters on Glee very much at all anymore, but I do still enjoy the singing and dancing, so when it comes on I only turn the volume on during those parts and mute the dialogue.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #15 on: 09-25-2013 17:55 »

Sometimes I'll watch Fox's Sunday night lineup, even though I'm really not a huge fan anymore. I also watch syndicated repeats of Monk sometimes.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #16 on: 09-27-2013 03:16 »

Sometimes I'll watch Fox's Sunday night lineup, even though I'm really not a huge fan anymore. I also watch syndicated repeats of Monk sometimes.

Wait....it's possible not to really like Monk? It's not even just because I like it, but it's so acclaimed it's ridiculous.
Beamer

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« Reply #17 on: 09-27-2013 04:12 »

I don't exactly hate it with a passion or anything since it's far from terrible, but it's just too damn formulaic for my liking, and I don't really care for the concept... It's an interesting take on the detective genre, sure, but did we really need another one to begin with?
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #18 on: 09-27-2013 04:55 »

Sometimes I'll watch Fox's Sunday night lineup, even though I'm really not a huge fan anymore. I also watch syndicated repeats of Monk sometimes.
Wait....it's possible not to really like Monk? It's not even just because I like it, but it's so acclaimed it's ridiculous.

I never said I don't like it; I just don't like it that much.
Imy

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« Reply #19 on: 09-28-2013 03:43 »

Morning Shows in Australia. 20% content, 70% advertorial, 10% ???!!!??!!?

MeatablePie

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« Reply #20 on: 09-28-2013 13:41 »

Bob's Burgers and The Simpsons.
Not really a guy that watches Animation Domination..
Most of the time I'd watch Sunday Night Football if it's in the Fall.
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #21 on: 09-30-2013 00:06 »

Castle
I'm fine with the show, I just prefer other stuff.
bankrupt

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« Reply #22 on: 10-06-2013 20:48 »

Revolution on NBC.  The continuing plot of the show is almost comically illogical and the acting is just OK.  I like the set pieces though and the fight scenes are usually good.  I guess I'll just tolerate more crap when it comes from a sci-fi show.
Beamer

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« Reply #23 on: 10-07-2013 02:08 »

I couldn't get into Revolution. It just felt too similar to JJ Abrams' previous (and much better) efforts.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #24 on: 10-07-2013 03:44 »

I watch Family Guy sometimes and I don't even like it that much.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #25 on: 10-07-2013 03:47 »

Sometimes I watch Dancing with the Stars.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #26 on: 10-07-2013 14:07 »

Sometimes I watch the Walking Dead, even though I think it's pretty stupid.
Beamer

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« Reply #27 on: 10-07-2013 14:27 »

Yeah, same. The cinematography in The Walking Dead is incredible, but the characters are horribly one-dimensional, and the more of it that I watch, the more I realise how completely aimless it all is. Though season 3 was at least better than the first two, if only for The Governor.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #28 on: 10-07-2013 18:57 »

The Walking Dead started well and it's based on some absolutely incredible source material (I simply cannot recommend reading the comics enough), but season 2 was dire spare for 1 or 2 episodes and season 3, while a lot better, did just start to feel, like you said, aimless after a while. Far too much filler.

Anyway, I'm currently watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D even though it's terrible. But that's in case it pulls itself together after a few episodes, so I don't know if it counts. I don't intend to stick with it if it stays this bad.
ShinyMetal***

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« Reply #29 on: 10-07-2013 21:24 »

I hear ya, I'm currently watching Once apon a time and it's horrific yet addicting. Every time I watch it, my mind wobbles with pain/hatred and interest.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #30 on: 12-23-2013 22:53 »

Rick and Morty perfectly falls under this criteria. I find it a little better after watching the 2nd and 3rd episode. But I still think the voice acting is balls, and the writing really needs a good improvement in order for me to like this show anymore than I do now.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #31 on: 12-23-2013 23:16 »
« Last Edit on: 12-23-2013 23:19 »

The Simpsons - Absolutely crap for 13 seasons now, but I will still watch every single episode.

Family Guy - It's nowhere near as good as it used to be, but it's still easily watchable for me.

The Michael J. Fox Show - It's a struggle but I'll see if I can make it to the end of the season.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #32 on: 12-23-2013 23:21 »

Family Guy and The Simpsons, both shows out of their prime but I will still watch episodes some of the time.
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