I wrote one of these posts a while ago that basically gave me the opportunity to highlight how much I dislike American comedies. That post was one of my favourites to write as there’s something therapeutic about discussing things you hate. With that in mind, I thought I would write a continuation of my first post showcasing some more TV shows that I think are not worth the hype I’ve seen. Some of these are potentially controversial. However, like everything in life, not everyone is going to like everything. So, if you’re a fan of these shows then by all means continue to hype them up. For me, I just was not a massive fan and these are the reasons why.
The Witcher is a programme I’m still slowly working my way through. However, the only reason I’m sticking with it is because so many people keep telling me it’s amazing. The premise for the show is something that I would most likely enjoy. I’ve watched fantasy-based things before and liked them but this is just too slow for me. I don’t think it’s awful but it has taken me about 2 months to watch six episodes so I’m not exactly gripped. I’m trying to stick with it and I’m hoping I’ll suddenly see what all the fuss is about but for now, it’s definitely a TV show not worth the hype.
The Girl Before
Again this is something that wasn’t awful. I watched this on BBC Iplayer and it essentially follows the story of Jane. She moves into this spectacular home designed by a slightly odd architect named Edward. While there she uncovers something shocking about the previous tenant which makes her question why she is there. The premise for this is right up my street but I just found this wasn’t quite as thrilling as I expected. I will say that it didn’t go in the direction I initially predicted but that didn’t make up for what felt like too long a series, even though it only had 4 episodes. This was just a bit too slow for my liking and although not terrible it wasn’t worth a lot of the praise and hype I saw about it.
I feel like I saw Trigger Point advertised everywhere at the start of the year. It was a series I was quite excited to watch but it was so disappointing. I think the keyword of this blog post is slow. It was just such a slow and boring series. Truth be told, I did stop watching after 2 episodes but they seemed to be filled with waffle while the final 10 mins had the interesting parts in it. I expected such great things and saw so much praise on Twitter but I left wanting more. I also don’t think I could quite picture Vicky McClure as someone other than Kate Fleming that the series just wasn’t for me.
This is specifically You Season 3 and while I loved both seasons 1 and 2, season 3 missed the mark. I know they were trying to make it not follow the same narrative arc as the first seasons but it just didn’t work for me. I found Love as a character to be frustrating and it was both predictable and unpredictable. While I will continue to watch the next season, purely out of curiosity, I do feel like maybe they should’ve left it at 2 seasons and gone out on a high.
Don’t get me wrong, most of the shows listed here are not awful. However, they were shows that I’ve heard people rave about and I’ve just not understood the hype surrounding these shows. I think after writing this I can conclude that I don’t like series’ to be slow and I need action or something to keep me engaged. If you’re a fan of these shows then by all means continue to hype them up and share them. For me, I just couldn’t quite see what the fuss was all about and I won’t be recommending them any time soon.