Worst of 2012: TV… [FaN Boos]
Ernessa says: One of the nice things about getting rid of cable this fall was that I didn’t end up watching many shows I disliked, as I was too busy marathoning all the good stuff, like DAMAGES (Netflix), FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Netflix), and MISFITS (Hulu). But before I let go of our cable box, I did have the misfortune of watching the last season of HOUSE and feeling sorry for every actor involved in it. Never before has a once-promising character been so squandered. And the writer’s seriously took a big ol’ poop on the central Cuddy-House romance that had been the heart of the show — and let’s face it, the title character from the beginning. I used to love HOUSE, but this year, I said, “Good riddance!”
Apparently I’m not the only one who got frustrated with a formerly beloved television show this year. Check it out:
AFTER THE LOVE IS GONE
FRINGE lost it this season. They were given a dozen episodes to wrap up the storyline, but they lost Walter’s quirkiness and they added a new character who we were supposed to care about, but they gave us like 3 minutes of storyline to get involved with her. Re-watching the first and second seasons made me fall in love all over again, but this season just kinda lays there. Dull and self-important. (I’m still going to watch it through the final 6 eps, hopefully they can pull it together.) (Akiva Goldsman, we miss you!!)
Amy Robinson, Blogumnist Editor and writer of Tall Drink of Nerd
I’ve broken up with a few shows this year. And I hate breaking up. But, I was really sad about my break-up with CASTLE. I love Nathan Fillion as an actor, and watching CASTLE used to be such fun. But once they had Castle and Beckett hook up, the mystique was gone. Also, the show just seems to have gone waaaaaaaay off track. It feels like they’re running out of ideas, and the characters are feeling stale.
Jennifer May Nickel from Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Fingertips
THE OFFICE. This show was done the moment Michael Scott left. Now, it feels like I’m watching a group of businessmen who don’t know to leave now that the party is over. This show has completely lost direction although I still DVR it for its occasional moments. I’m nervous about the Dwight Schrute spin-off being developed for next season.
Jersey Joe from Kicking Back with Jersey Joe
My least favorite show this year HAS to be MAD MEN. I can’t quite place my finger on it, but plot conventions be damned. I don’t care about the progression of story. I prefer to watch Don be a badass man’s man of yesteryear and somehow I don’t feel like I’m getting my fill this season. It’s still a great show, just not my favorite this year.
Joshua Irish from Game On
TWO AND A HALF MEN. It’s always sucked, now it jumped over the shark of suck. Keep in mind, I would never call anyone’s personal work of any type sucky, but this show kind of represents the corporate churning of TV, so I’m not insulting anyone’s baby.
Matt Udvari from Gamer by Design
NEW COMEDY BUSTS
Charles L.Cron from Thought Chuck
Every single show that NBC advertised during the Olympics. NBC has made this a very tough category this year. Watching their Fall line up was like sticking my face in the toilet and bobbing for turds. Still, there can be only one Golden Turd this year- and that award goes to THE NEW NORMAL, Ryan Murphy’s vile cocktail of sanctimonious liberal pablum, kids-say-the-darndest-things cutsie pie schlock, and unabashed racism in lieu of “humor” (I call this cocktail “craptini’). This show proves that GLEE was no fluke and Ryan Murphy is the Real Thing if by “Thing” you mean a talentless hack who should choke on barbed wire and die.
Eric Sims from California Seething
REALITY LET DOWNS
Dear Lord, please free me from whatever obsession I have that forces me to watch KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS when it is on. Please. I hate this show, I hate these people, I hate that I have the image of Kourtney Kardashian leaning over and pulling her baby out of herself burned on my brain for the rest of my life. I hate that I can’t wait until the next season. Will Scott grow up? Is she only dating Kanye because his name starts with a “K” — she already dumped one “K” named husband? I can’t help it, so I implore you, help me, please.
Madam HR from HorroR Stories
Missy Kulik from Dork Lifestyle
I can’t yell at THE WALKING DEAD this year as the pace has finally picked up, which means the story lines are also speeding up. This year I am gonna hand my Worst of pick to an unlikely source: RU PAUL’S DRAG RACE: All Stars. While I adore Drag Race as a show, I have voiced my disenchantment with the Drag-U series that they spun off. Sadly, the whole idea of All-Stars seemed like a dream, but was a dud on delivery. There is something so fun about watching a bunch of new queens meet for the first time and start the glitziest of all pissing contests. Sadly, after they have been through the process and know each other so well, everybody just stays on their best behavior and it doesn’t make for very fun TV. However, I will certainly be tuning in to this next season of Drag Race, which airs in January since my inside sources say this could be the best and craziest season yet!
Zack Bunker from A Tall Glass of Shame and The Runway Rundown
AND JOSHUA MAULDIN IS TIRED OF YOU TELLING WHAT HE JUST HAS TO WATCH
A tie between MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD and HOMELAND. I haven’t seen a single episode of any of these shows, and I’m sure they’re amazing, so I promise I’ll watch them someday if you promise to leave me alone about it.
Joshua Mauldin from FIERCE ANTICIPATION