Some TV shows start and end with a bang. Others, however, fell flat because it was way too long, losing their initial plot and viewers’ interest. Which show would you say is way too long? Here are 13 picks from users on a popular online forum.
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The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead garnered thousands of hardcore fans during its first seasons. But it quickly became just another zombie show. All seasons revolve around the same plot “group finds a place to live, group fights with neighbors, a large horde of zombies attacks, the group moves, and repeat!“
Many viewers agree that “Grey’s Anatomy needed to end a long time ago.” “It should have ended around the 12th season. They introduced too many new characters, and with that, the quality of the acting took a serious nosedive,” writes a poster.
The show has 19 seasons and has been renewed for a 20th season. Will it ever end?
“It would have been more fun to just watch her deal with more people from Agrestic because that’s what was funny and interesting about it – single, widowed mom selling weed to support her crazy kids. Instead, they had to burn it down, go all over Mexico, and do all that stuff. I hate that they butchered it so much,” complains a viewer.
The Flash aired nine seasons that felt too long. “I loved that show, but it just got worse and worse,” reads a post.
“It’s inaccurate. I mean, how can the Flash be the fastest man alive if every damn season there is an even faster antagonist?” wonders another.
The 12 seasons of Bones also feel dragged. “I’ll never understand why shows have to add sexual tension between the male and female leads all the time. It’s lazy and overdone,” explains a commentator.
Another adds, “As soon as Booth and Bones got together and had a child, all their chemistry went out of the window, and the characters changed their personalities. It wasn’t fun anymore.”
Once Upon a Time
This TV show has seven seasons with 155 episodes. Seven seasons are not too long, but they are for Once Upon a Time.
“As a big fan of it…yes. After season 3, it just went downhill and turned into an absolute dumpster fire,” reads a post.
One poster writes, “That show shouldn’t have existed.” The show currently has three seasons on Hulu and still going. Their previous version, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, aired for 20 seasons.
“First three seasons were amazing. It managed to be understandable to the masses and nail what it’s like to work in healthcare,” explains a user. But dragging it to season 9, where “they all started having kids, it was just a generic sitcom that happened to be set in a hospital.”
Also on the list is Dexter, with many users explaining it “should have stopped after John Lithgow’s season.”
“Lithgow did such an awesome job being the antagonist. No one after that could match it,” reads a post.
“It’s still going,” writes a user, but NBC announced that season 10 would be its last. This crime thriller show had amazing first few seasons “then it just got redundant, and the main overarching plot was just getting ridiculous.“
One commentator writes about how absurd the plot got, “Demons? Angels? Lucifer? Hell, they killed death and defeated God himself. What’s next? God’s sister?”
This musical comedy-drama started as a great show, but the plot became repetitive, just like other shows in this list. One viewer wonders why the show used auto-tune while “the cast was made up of Broadway and pop music stars” who could sing.
Two and a Half Men
Viewers also admit this American sitcom was humorous in its first seasons but became painful to watch as it dragged on. Some viewers blame it for killing off Charlie Sheen, and others fault Walden’s introduction as it changes the character’s dynamics.
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