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Everyone has at least one example of a very popular thing they just don’t get. From critically acclaimed films you don’t enjoy to popular music you can’t stand, the old adage that “you can’t please everyone” stands true.

Someone asked “What’s the most overrated TV show in your opinion?” and people shared their hot takes. From dislikable characters to just downright bad writing, get comfortable as you scroll through, upvote the examples you agree with and be sure to share your own thoughts in the comments below.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Keeping up with the Kardashians. Infact anything Kardashian!

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I never got it either. I was literally like "What like the aliens from Star Trek?" Why are these people famous? None of them have accomplished anything. They're just rich entitled a-holes.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Wednesday. Outside of Jenna’s acting it’s pretty bad. It turned Addams Family into something it isn’t. With all the references to social media it really got on my nerves. The Addams Family is a classic that anyone from any age can enjoy. I’m sick of movies and shows trying so hard to appeal to us gen z. “You look like a real life instagram filter”. Like wtf is that dialogue. It’s terrible. No one in my generation talks like this. Why couldn’t the show makers just do what the makers of the Peanuts movie did for Peanuts but for Wednesday and the Addams Family instead. Introduce the Addams Family to new people but keep the charm of the original. Oh yeah and the romance sucked. I don’t understand why those two guys are so in love with Wednesday when she’s so unlikeable. There’s also Wednesday and Morticia having problems with each other when the whole point of the Addams Family is despite being a little weird they are a loving family and have no issues with each other.

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3 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree. Especially about that romance part. Why can’t a heroine be good enough, be deemed interesting enough to viewers without some arbitrary love interest? And what also bothered me was how Wednesday time and again commented on Enid‘s looks/personality. The Addams Family was about accepting those who are different, yet here we are with Wednesday judging everyone and everything.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Grey's Anatomy was interesting for a couple of seasons, but then it became more and more and more ridiculous. Everyone f**ked everyone, everyone had a clinical death, etc. (and that was by the 3rd and 4th seasons). I don’t even know what’s happening now.

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#4

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows The Walking Dead, I like it, but I feel like it's let down by s****y writing and each season basically having the same plot over and over again.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Early seasons were great. The entire franchise took a massive nosedive in quality after season 8.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows 3 1/2 Men - how the f**k did that donkey s**t show stay on the air so long??? I mean it was pretty awesome when it started. Every single episode was funny, the timing was perfect, the laugh track was not annoying at all. But once I got older than 10 years old that opinion changed ;)

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#6

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Saturday Night Live. I keep waiting for it to be funny...It just feels cringe most times. Occasionally, they stumble across a joke or some witty insight...Probably on accident.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Weekend Update when Colin Jost and Michael Che make eachother read jokes they have not seen before is hilarious

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows 2 broke girls!! 6 seasons of that c**p!! Laziest writing I’ve ever heard.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The characters were all so one dimensional and it made the stories one dimensional. Always the same jokes. Making fun of the short foreign guy. A sex joke about the horny kitchen guy. A bit of focus on the tits of one of the girls and on the naivety of the other one. If you saw one episode, you saw them all.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Lost. Just bad writing hand-waved away as mysterious and spiritual.

IgglesJawn , ABC Report

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#9

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows During its run, so many people I knew suddenly acted like they were missionaries for Game of Thrones. Practically going door to door, spreading the 'gospel,' and badgering others to pledge that they'd watch it. Even when I'd tell them that I gave it a shot and it wasn't for me, they'd insist that I didn't give it a good enough chance and would interrogate me every time we saw each other about why I didn't watch more of it yet. I spite 'NOT-watched it' even harder.

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#10

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Seinfeld. Seinfeld is a show I watched the first time around and enjoyed it to a certain extent but it is completely unwatchable to me now. I hate all the characters on it. There is not a single redeeming character. You can also tell that the writers were completely full of themselves.

ilikebuck , NBC Report

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The characters aren't supposed to be redeeming. They're all a$$holes. That is kind of the point. I've seen this show so many times through--I can't even count how many times. My brother and I can carry on text conversations with nothing but Seinfeld quotes.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Family Guy. It seems like especially in later seasons, the plot lines and characters were nothing more than vessels for each lame cutaway gag. Almost every episode feels like a bunch of cutaway gags lazily strung together.

mellowfellow261 , Fox Report

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The whole point is offensive gags. It’s not supposed to be another Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks

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#12

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows My wife watched a lot of The Good Doctor. That show is horrendous.

We GET IT. He’s autistic. That can’t be the only plot point in your entire show.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an autistic person even I can pick up that there's a hell of a lot more going on then just "He's autistic". It goes through romance, childhood drama and trauma, family drama with that old guy (can't remember his name) and his guilt about whatever killed his daughter, and basic medical drama. I'd put it on equal footing with New Amsterdam personally

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Young Sheldon. I understand that Sheldon is supposed to be insufferable, but I swear I just want to punt the kid every single clip I see of that stupid show.

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#14

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows I’m gonna get hate for this, but This Is Us. The first two or three seasons were good, but I could only take so much weepy, pity party drama over and over again. Also, the character of Kate was so annoying.

Aware_Fall_646 , NBC Report

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First season was cool but i lose interest really quickly with poor storylines.

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#15

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows The Office is nine seasons long. And if you ignore the first one (which is pretty meh), it's only downhill with every season after Season 2. It's to the point where it almost starts feeling like different shows broken into different iterations. Like, Jim and Pam from Season 2 through Season 4 is reasonably realistic. Season 5 to Season 7 Michael is just a sitcom with talking head moments. Season 8 to Season 9...can we scrap every last dollar we can out of this?

ArmchairJedi , NBC Report

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#16

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Rick and Morty isn't terrible. But, I’ve had several conversations with friends who insist it’s the most brilliant show on television and even better than peak-The Simpsons, South Park, and Futurama. The same themes and jokes get recycled endlessly. There is very little of the sharp-cutting social commentary I associate with the other excellent adult-animated shows, and I find the writing fairly pedestrian in general. It’s fun, but I also think many people believe it’s significantly overrated.

AlecHutson , Adult Swim Report

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't stand Rick and Morty. For an adult animated comedy show that's supposed to be more intelligent, it doesn't hold a candle to Futurama. The point is supposed to be nihilism, but it's about as subtle as a brick.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Gilmore Girls...

My wife adores it, watches it all the time. It's a show about every day nothing topics, constant irritating tit for tat minor arguments, and the characters annoyingly and obsessively talking way too fast. I can't f*cking stand it!

Sipthecoffee4848 , Netflix Report

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree completey. I couldn't watch it, not even one episode. Talking like they are competing who can say things faster, not interesting, not funny, nothing.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows So I'm probably going to get down-voted to hell for this but... The Simpsons. The Simpsons has 9 or 10 insanely good seasons but it's been mediocre to terrible for 24 years. That is to say the vast majority of the time the show has been on the air it's been average or even bad.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I haven't seen a new episode in 20 years for this exact reason. I remember one of the last episodes I ever watched, the one where Bart and Milhouse take over the Comic Book Guy's store and at the end of the episode Bart says "And we haven't been to school in weeks and weeks". The writers were self aware enough to know that the whole premise had dissolved into irrelevancy. Bart and Lisa never go to school and Homer never goes to work anymore. Nothing of consequence ever happens and it's just a bunch of gags with no payoff.

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#19

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Doctor Who has a cycle of being absolute trash and then having four of the best episodes you’ve ever seen. It’s mostly been downhill ever since Peter Capaldi had his best episodes. The constant rewriting of the canon lore is also extremely annoying. I will stand by David Tennant’s Doctor being peak British TV, though.

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#20

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Of the shows I've watched in-depth, I'd say Stranger Things. The first season is very good, but I just stopped caring midway through Season 2.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I absolutely love this show. I would have been just a bit younger than them in the 80s. I love watching because it's like watching my childhood. Riding bikes, playing D&D, hanging out at the arcade. I remember my Gramps saying he liked watching A Christmas Story because he would have been about Ralphie's age during that time period. It was comforting nostalgia. Watching Stranger Things, I get what he meant.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Big bang theory. Completely unwatchable, on every level. It’s designed to use some “big words” to make us feel in on the smart jokes. But the jokes themselves are not funny and Sheldon is the worst. Ug, I hate that show.

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#22

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows 90 day fiance. That show sucks sooo bad, & just about every woman I know watches it religiously.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know a single person, man or woman , who watches that show.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows The Flash. Or any CW superhero show. I like superhero media, but I can’t get past the low quality visual effects and stilted dialogue of CW shows.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That didn‘t bother me, but superhero shows somehow have the talent to always make the character I like most either die or become evil (or both).

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Bridgerton lost me after Season 2. I HATE that they had to spice it up and deviate from some of the plot. I refuse to watch Season 3 because it will always be the wrong book to have based the season off of, and I can’t get over it. Plus, spoilers for anyone who never read the books, but Eloise would NEVER be friendly with Cressida Cowper. Never, ever, ever. It’s a terrible disservice to that character.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel the opposite. The books are incredibly dated and play into a lot of sexist, toxic tropes. All the men are angry brooding brutes. Some romance scenes border on SA. The characters are basically all the same, especially the Bridgerton men. They hardly have enough personality to tell them apart. The show might not be perfect, but overall it's an improvement on nearly everything the books build.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows I’m going to be crucified for this but the Netflix Marvel shows. Don’t get me wrong, some parts are genuinely great, but a lot of the time it just isn’t my cup of tea. I couldn’t really get into it or find myself super invested into them. Not to mention some seasons are rather inferior to another.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Daredevil was phenomenal. First seasons of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones likewise. The rest descended into various levels of meh

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Euphoria. Disgusting show. I love the visuals, the makeup, the hair, the outfits. but the story itself? 1. incredibly unrealistic to high schoolers 2. ewwwwwwwwwwwww

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No one mentioned Friends. I was once insulted by a snarky young women for not having heard of the show. Insipid humor. Written for 20 year olds. She considered it the best comedy ever written.

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Yeah, Squid Game was good, but back in 2021, people were talking about it 24/7. Like, 90% of the internet was filled with it, and honestly, I don't think the series deserved to have the entire world talking about it for three months nonstop.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was 2021. They were desperate for "something" to talk about while avoiding the elephant in the room.

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I don't think Succession is all that funny or witty. I need for someone to have at least ONE redeeming quality so I can root for them, even if I know rationally they're a 'bad guy.' For instance Tony Soprano from The Sopranos. He was awful, but damn, if there weren't moments where I was like, 'F**k yeah, Tony!' There isn't a shred of that for me in Succession. They all suck hard. I'd go so far as to say that the show is definitively not a comedy-drama, but rather a full-out tragedy on the pitfalls of parental child neglect and abuse. But, the one-liners serve to distract from that core tenet.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

whoever said Succession is a comedy? It's much more a dark drama or tragedy , and if you watch it enough, you start to understand why the characters are like they are. Brilliant acting of all the cast as well.

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#29

Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Yellowstone. The first couple of seasons are fun and enjoyable as a “modern Western soap opera” type thing. But it really crashed and burned at the end.

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Netizens Are Confused How So Many People Liked These 30 TV Shows Ozark, tried and tried again, far too outrageous to believe the plot to escape reality for me.

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