There are some shows I started, then stopped watching. I originally found them interesting, but I they lost me somewhere along the way. I try to explain why.
Empire has great music. I love a show with music. But the characters we are supposed to care about are a bunch of greedy, power-mad, cut-throat horrors. I don’t care about them. I like Taraji P. Henson and I want to support anything she’s in, but this bunch of people are the least sympathetic around. Jamal (Jussie Smollett) is the only character with an ounce of good in him.
I watched season one of Gotham. But season two got too dark for me. Why do I want to know how all the bad guys came into being? Why do I want to see the horrible things they have done? The answer is, I don’t.
I was only watching it because of Morena Baccarin and Jada Pinkett Smith anyway. They couldn’t save it from itself.
Fear the Walking Dead
I watched season one, but I’ve taken season two off my DVR. Part of the problem with Fear the Walking Dead is that I’m sick and tired of The Walking Dead. I thought at some point the surviving humans left behind in the zombie apocalypse might stop killing each other, but nope. Much as I like Rick and the gang, The Walking Dead doesn’t seem to have any redeeming value in terms of character development. With so few humans left, they should work out a way to support one another, not kill one another. Fear the Walking Dead suffers from the machismo of its parent program.
I don’t mind being 50 freakin’ years beyond the target demographic on TV shows. If I did, I’d never watch TV. But this one was just never more than teen in terms of issues and characters. So – gone.
Every episode was just like the episode before it. The premise can’t be ALL there is. I didn’t even watch a whole season.
What have you dropped from you list of shows that originally looked good but didn’t make the grade?