Last week, the lovely Ashley Reese wrote a post about 10 underrated TV shows that were cancelled way too soon. While there are a bunch of TV shows out there that should have stayed on air for a few more seasons, there are just as many overrated TV shows out there that have been on for way too long. Most of these shows have been nominated for and even won Emmy awards over other shows and actors or actresses who should have won. Ugh. If you can’t tell, I’m still a little bitter over some of the Emmy winners from last night.
There are a lot of TV shows on right now that everyone is like, “OMG I LOVE” and I’m just like, “Eh… why?” Some of these started off really, really great and then kind of plummeted. Some of these were never good (sorry, not sorry). And some of these are pretty good, just not as good as the endless praise that gets heaped on them. My point is, there are great TV shows out there that aren’t being nominated for awards or being talked about everywhere because of overrated shows like these. So, read on and keep in mind that these are just my opinions – you should feel free to add yours in the comments below!
The Big Bang TheoryI know a lot of people who love this show... but I think I know more people who can't stand it. Yet, for some reason, it continues to win awards (or maybe that has something to do with the Emmys being on CBS #justsayin) and stay on air. I have tried to get into this show many times (once I watched almost an entire season while on vacation), but I have never been able to. I just don't find it funny at all. I also can't deal with Kaley Cuoco, but maybe that's just me. I have never understood the hype over this show and I have also never understood how Jim Parsons continues to win Best Actor Emmys and Golden Globes when there are SO MANY FUNNIER CHOICES. I mean, come on! The show really isn't that good!
How I Met Your MotherI know, I KNOW. HIMYM is ending. It's in it's last season. It's already over. I get it. But I had to add it to this list anyway because I genuinely feel like it has been on TV for my whole life (okay, fine, it's only been on for nine seasons) and I have NEVER found it funny. I like most of these actors individually (Jason Segal and Neil Patrick Harris are amazing), but I just can't get into this show. And I've tried, trust me. I've really tried. But I just don't think it's as funny, witty and interesting as a lot of people make it seem to be. Also, it should have ended a few seasons ago.
Two and A Half MenIf I remember correctly, Two and a Half Men was pretty funny when it first started. There were cool guest stars and Charlie Sheen was being pretty awesome instead of completely insane. I don't know when it started getting bad - it wasn't all Charlie's fault - but this show is going on it's 11th (11th!!!) season and it needs to end ASAP. I'm a fan of Ashton Kutcher, but he did nothing to make this show funnier - and in my eyes, it's just failing. I mean, how freakin' long can one show that's not even that good be on air?
American IdolI never got this show, not even back in 2002 when it premiered and seemingly everyone was obsessed with it. But at least back then, American Idol gave us some superstars, like Kelly Clarkson. Now, I feel like American Idol is just tired and boring. They keep adding different guest judges to make it interesting, but honestly, once Simon Cowell left, it should have ended.
GleeI'll be the first to admit that the first season of Glee was AMAZING. I watched it on repeat and finished the entire season in about a week and I was obsessed with it. Then the second season started to go downhill a little bit. By the third season, I was completely over the show. I don't know what happened - no, scratch that, I know. Everything became ridiculous! For example, it's one thing for Sue Sylvester to be a mean bully of a teacher, but it's another thing for her to actually try to kill her students (the canon/cheerleading thing?). Also, I felt like Ryan Murphy made Glee a huge PSA about gay rights. I am ALL for gay rights, but I don't know - it just didn't fit. And I know this is another show that is coming off air soon... all I can say is good riddance.
Two Broke GirlsI was SO excited when Two Broke Girls premiered. I love Kat Dennings and couldn't wait to watch her weekly on my TV. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the middle of the first episode. Two Broke Girls has the potential to be so much better, if not for the horrible jokes, the annoying laugh track and the ridiculous story lines. I'm honestly shocked that this is still on air because it's really that awful.
Modern FamilyLet me set the record straight: I think Modern Family is hilarious. It's one of my favorite shows and I laugh at every episode. So, no, I don't think it needs to end. I just think it's becoming a little overrated. This show always gets nominated for and wins awards and I'm starting to think it's a little bit much. The first season of Modern Family was amazing and while it's still really funny, it's not as funny as it was at first. I just think that there are some other comedies out there that deserve a chance in the spotlight.
The Real Housewives Of...What city are we on now? I honestly have no clue. All I know is that I've never understood the hype over this reality show. Maybe it's because I don't like reality shows, but watching older woman try to act younger but really just act like idiots never amused me that much. I just don't get the fascination and I don't think I ever will.
The Bachelor/BacheloretteAgain, maybe it's just because I don't like reality shows, but I don't get the appeal of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. The shows are so stupid and corny! Everyone is so... I don't want to be mean, but the only word is, well, dumb! I just don't get it and honestly, I don't want to.
Mad MenThis show is for an older audience, but it's extremely popular, so I felt it was worth adding. There is so much hype over Mad Men that it's unbelievable, so last year, I decided to watch it. I couldn't even get through season one. It's not that the show isn't good - it is and the acting is great and the story is interesting - it's just... I don't know. I don't think it's as good as everyone says it is. It was actually a little bit, dare I say, boring? Yeah. Maybe my expectations were just too high or maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance. Who knows?
Do you agree or disagree with me? Which of these shows do you love? Which do you hate? What overrated shows did I miss? Tell me in the comments.