Fans Answer: What Are Some Shows You Refuse to Watch and Why?

I’m going to be real with you: as someone who randomly refuses to watch popular TV series, I was so excited to put this list together. If you’re also the kind of person who feels principled about shows you don’t want to watch, you’ll definitely love these popular answers to the question, “What are some shows you refuse to watch?”

Spoiler alert: A lot of people don’t like reality TV. Are any of your favorite shows on this list? 

1. The Bachelorette

THE BACHELORETTE – “2003” – It’s time to leave the mansion behind! This high-stakes week on the road includes two make-or-break one-on-one dates and a group date inspired by Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film, “Barbie.” MONDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
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“Any sort of dating/marriage setup shows like The Bachelorette,” one person commented. 

A lot of people responded in agreement, so this must be a common sentiment. I can totally see it. Not only do these shows feel cheesy and fake, but it’s also kind of weird to watch someone make life commitments on reality TV. 

2. Thirteen Reasons Why

13 REASONS WHY
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This show comes up a lot as something people don’t like, and it’s no surprise why: Thirteen Reasons Why was popular enough (and political enough) to find its way into the mainstream. Whether you’re avoiding it out of principle or just aren’t into this kind of show, it’s an easy choice to skip for many folks.

3. Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Kim Kardashian West at the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala held at the LACMA in Los Angeles, USA on November 4, 2017.
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It’s honestly shocking how long this family has been on the air. What isn’t shocking, though, is that people aren’t interested in seeing wealthy people’s superficial problems, which is a lot of what this show is. Not that I really need to explain why people are polarized on this one. As one commentator said: “Anything Kardashian, no explanation necessary.” 

4. The Idol

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, Lily-Rose DeppHBO The Idol Season 1 - Episode 5.
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This one just came out, so it’s kind of shocking to see it already listed as one of the shows folks refuse to watch. Airing on HBO and co-created by the Weekend (the musician), The Idol follows an aspiring pop star that’s dating a self-help guru cult leader. 

In defense of those who suggested this one, it’s currently HBO’s worst-reviewed show.

The Idol. I couldn’t get past the first episode,” the person who listed it complained.

5. Sister Wives

Sister Wives.
Image Credit: Discovery.

I actually used to watch this show, but in the same way, I guiltily watched 19 Kids and Counting. Sister Wives, if you’re not familiar with it, is a reality TV show that follows a polygamous man and his 4 wives. Spoiler alert: he no longer has 4 wives. 

Sister Wives. I refused to even be in the room if it was on. It’s such garbage,” someone said harshly.

6. Long Running Anime Shows

Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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This is a bit general, but there were so many comments on this suggestion that I just had to share it. This one is controversial because the same shows that run for 400+ episodes, like One Piece or Naruto, are also some of the most popular and recommended. 

One anime fan explained their reasoning with, “I don’t care how good it is if I can watch 10+ good anime in that same amount of time, I’m doing that instead.”

7. This Is Us

Milo Ventimiglia in This Is Us (2016).
Image Credit: NBC.

This show is super popular, so it’s hard to see why folks wouldn’t want to at least give it a shot, but one comment explained it pretty well: “A sad show that people sob over each week? No thank you.” 

Fair.

8. Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale.
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I wasn’t a big fan of this series myself, but I wouldn’t consider it to be terrible, either. Thankfully an explanation came with this suggestion that makes perfect sense. First of all, The Handmaid’s Tale is depressing for folks who genuinely worry it could be a near-future reality. 

Second, and most interestingly, people refuse to watch The Handmaid’s Tale because it stars Elisabeth Moss, and they find casting a devout Scientologist too hypocritical of a choice to ignore. 

9. Big Mouth

Ayo Edebiri as Missy Foreman-Greenwald in BIG MOUTH
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I only watched Big Mouth because friends pressured me into it, but I totally agree that the art style is a major turn-off for this series. Other criticisms included the comedy style (too childish) and how creepy the show feels to them.

10. That ’90s Show

That ‘90s Show. Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman in episode 101 of That ‘90s Show
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Fans of That ’70s Show should enjoy That ’90s Show, but there are some that refuse to watch it because they’re worried it won’t live up to their expectations and, by extension, ruin That ’70s Show for them. Sometimes it’s better to keep those rose-tinted glasses on!

11. Euphoria

ZendayaHBO Euphoria Season 2 - Episode 8.
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This one came up more than once in different threads and for different reasons. Some folks found it too dark in general, others really didn’t like the idea of watching teens do drugs. Either way, it’s a pass for quite a few people (despite being popular). 

12. Tiger King

Tiger King
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Wait, there are people who didn’t watch Tiger King? Just kidding – I know a few! What’s interesting is the reason why Tiger King is one of those shows people refuse to watch (besides just not being interested or animal welfare concerns): too many memes. 

Take this comment as an example: “Never understood what it was about, and the nonstop memes and posting about it online has made me hate the show and the people in it with a burning passion.”

These 12 TV Shows Were Described as “10/10 Would Recommend” by Fans

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut - Better Call Saul _ Season 6, Episode 13.
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We all love a good TV show recommendation but when it comes to reviews it’s sometimes hard to figure out who to trust. With issues like review bombing and plain old difference of opinion, you can’t always trust critics.

To help with your next TV show watching pick we grabbed the 12 most commonly listed TV shows rated “10/10 would recommend” by average folks.

These 12 TV Shows Were Described as “10/10 Would Recommend” by Fans – See Why

 

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Hotel Rwanda (1)
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I love lists like this! As a big-time movie fan, I’m always looking for new flicks to add to my “must-watch” list. We wanted to know what people thought were movies everyone should see at least once in their lifetime, and there were so many great responses. We narrowed it down to 12 of the best.

How many of these fan and critically acclaimed movies have you seen?

12 Movies Everyone Should See at Least Once in Their Lifetime

These 12 TV Shows Were Described as “10/10 Would Recommend” by Fans

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut - Better Call Saul _ Season 6, Episode 13.
Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television.

We all love a good TV show recommendation, but when it comes to reviews, it’s sometimes hard to figure out who to trust. With issues like review bombing and plain old difference of opinion, you can’t always trust critics. To help with your next TV show-watching pick, we grabbed the 12 most commonly listed TV shows rated “10/10 would recommend” by average folks.

These 12 TV Shows Were Described as “10/10 Would Recommend” by Fans

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Kim Dickens as Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 6.
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Sometimes shows start off great but then, for whatever reason, change their format. We wanted to know what people felt were the worst culprits for TV shows that started off amazing but became unwatchable later on. As always, the internet’s answers didn’t disappoint.

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12 TV Shows That Are Often Called “The Best TV Show Ever”

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men.
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This is such a subjective topic. While I’d love to share my thoughts on the best TV show ever, I thought it would be better to scour the internet to find out what, in your opinion, is the best show ever from a variety of fans.

12 Shows Often Called “The Best TV Show Ever”

 

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