30 Rock for sure. We used to LOVE that show, but at one point it just became too much of Liz Lemon being pathetic/gross/stupid just for the sake of seeing how terrible they could make her character.
My girlfriend used to love Friends more than anything, so we always have to give a Friends alumni's show a chance. We tired to watch Cougar Town, and for the first season and a half it was ok. Around the time that the odd Friends cameo stopped the show just went off the rails. There's a couple good characters, but anything involving Courtney Cox is just unwatchable.
I stopped watching all of the usual network reality shows except DWTS. Used to love Survivor and Amazing race and big brother but no more. I tried a season of Idol, but never really watched that.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
Dexter Californication Misfits Robot Chicken Family Guy - The Stewey-Brian bank vault episode entirely ruined Seth McFarlane for me.
There's plenty of shows that we watch and can give or take. We'll jump in and out of White Collar and a few other shows without feeling like we've missed anything.
Originally posted by SchippeWreck Burn Notice
This season is REALLY good. They finally quit with the whole "I need to work for this horrible guy to find the even more horrible guy' trope. Granted, some of this season made NO SENSE, but the ends justify the means.
The Amazing Race. It just got to be less about exploring the world and more about the drama between teams, IMO.
American Idol. The judges made a big part of that show and without the love/hate relationship between Paula and Simon, it's really grating to watch.
The Office. Like everyone else, once Michael left, it got really bad and never really recovered. Not even this last year has gotten me to watch it again on a regular basis.
Also, South Park but really through no fault of its own. It's first run episodes tend to be on when I'm working and I just feel that Comedy Central has become so bad with the other shows that I can't be bothered to watch the channel anymore. If i watch SP, I tend to catch it from time to time on network TV syndication.
And finally, Futurama. So the opposite of Family Guy as far as reviving a dead show. Should had left sleeping dogs lie with that one. Another reason outside of Daily Show/Colbert Report & SP that I can't stand CC these days.
Red Dwarf. It has its moments, but the majority of it is a lot funnier when you're 1 to 12 years old (as i was during its original runs).
Also TNA Impact, mainly for old-men-talking-for-too-long reasons, but I also got increasingly uncomfortable with their constant shameless misogyny (by faces and announcers as opposed to heels). I got bored of NXT after about 3 episodes of the new format, but i appreciate that it couldn't continue forever as the insane monster that it had become.
I still watch the majority of the popular shows that have already been mentioned more than once in this thread (I'm also the kind of person to read entire series of novels no matter how formulaic they become), but I particularly disagree with Zereul's assessment of Wilfred. It's the rare example of a US TV remake that's much better than its overseas original.
Yeah, the reality show staples like Survivor, Big Brother and Amazing Race are ones that I stopped after several seasons. I remember stopping watching American Idol after that crappy third season with Fantasia and Diana DeGarmo.
As other people have mentioned, I stopped watching the Adult Swim lineup after Sealab stopped running. Although I have recently put some of their shows back on the DVR now, mostly Robot Chicken, Children's Hospital and Newsreaders (had to find out about the Warbler, the asshole of all the birds in the animal kingdom).
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Cuba. I've heard amazing things about Cuba from friends who have gone - legally, of course. I almost went to a conference that was held there, but it didn't work out. Yeah, Cuba is definitely my first choice.