TV shows are something we have always relied on to provide entertainment. Every now and then you get hit with a show that has everybody raving. Most of the time people are right and it’s a great show, check out this post on my Netflix recommendations if you want to see some hype-worthy shows. However, there are also some shows that everybody loves and you watch and you just think WHAT?! HOW DOES EVERYONE LOVE THIS? With that in mind, I thought I’d put out what may be some unpopular opinions on some TV shows that I don’t think are worth the hype at all!
Remember when we all went mad for this during the summer? Don’t get me wrong, this show isn’t awful but it’s just boring in my opinion. Though, arguably you could say that half of the premise is that it’s meant to show the mundanity of life. However, this doesn’t make for great viewing. I found that it’s just a sex-fest with no real plot or story to make those scenes seem worthwhile. When I tried to watch it I only got to episode 4 and then had to give up as I just needed something with a bit more oomph to it. I don’t hate Normal People as a show and maybe I’ll try and finish the series one day (don’t count on it), but I really don’t think it’s worth the hype!
The Office (US)
Hear me out. The Office UK version – funny. The Office US version – dreadful. I think this partly comes down to the fact that I don’t tend to find American sitcoms or comedies funny at all. Shows like How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory etc have no appeal to me and I have never laughed at them. For me, the humour is too obvious and loud that I find it irritating to watch. I just don’t understand why there needed to be a US version made that was much less funny in my opinion! For me, this is undeserving of the hype it gets and if you want a good laugh, watch the UK version!
Everyone and their dog loves Friends and I cannot stand it. Like The Office (US) I just don’t find it funny. Whenever it’s on or someone suggests watching an episode I groan and leave the room. There’s something about Friends that I just don’t like! I have never laughed at an episode and don’t find the characters amusing or interesting. Again, I think this comes back to the fact I really don’t find American comedies funny so anything remotely like Friends gets a big no from me!
The Queen’s Gambit
Everyone seemed to be raving about this show a few months ago. I tried to watch it but found it boring. Similarly to Normal People, I didn’t hate it but there wasn’t enough to keep me watching so I stopped. Clearly, the slow-burning TV show doesn’t work for me. Maybe I just need a bit more drama to keep me hooked and the. I really wanted to get into this TV show so I could understand the hype but I got to about episode 3 before stopping. Maybe I’ll start it again to try and get into it so I might be eating my words soon!
I feel like I’ve expressed some rather controversial opinions here! There are so many TV shows that do live up to the hype and are worthy of praise but these just don’t hit the spot for me. I’d love to know whether you agree with me on the shows that don’t live up to the hype or whether you think I’m mad and love them all!
Do you agree with me? What TV shows do you think aren’t worth the hype?
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