Fans Share The Shows They Watched That Initially Showed Promise, But Quickly Turned To Hot Garbage

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Over on Reddit, fans of the small screen are discussing the shows that started out on fire, but soon turned into a dumpster fire after a few seasons. From the horrible direction of Heroes to everything that happened in the final season of Game of Thrones, here are a few shows that according to fans, turned to hot garbage after a few seasons. W

  • 'Riverdale' Just Went Completely Bonkers
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    From Redditor u/deltaretrovirus:

    Riverdale. That sh*t went absolute bonkers.

    From Redditor u/CandyLadyy:

    I agree, that show is madness. but, for some reason, I tortured myself to watch every episode and it's totally bonkers. The town is now called RiverVale, Archie was sacrificed, Cheryl is now a witch, Veronica sold Reggie's soul to the devil (??) and Toni is now a ghost called La Llorana that kidnapes children when angry. So yeah, even if I wanted to make this up I couldn't, I don't what those guys have been smoking.


  • 'Under the Dome' Went Off The Rails 
    Photo: CBS

    From Redditor u/Mightysmurf1:

    Under The Dome. Small America town is literally trapped under a giant dome.

    I can only watch it for Dean Norris being allowed to go full Dean Norris.


  • 'Stitchers' Wasted A Completely Original And Cool Premise
    Photo: Freeform

    From Redditor u/poachels:


    Imagine this: a device is invented to see into the last memories of dead people, and an organization uses this tech to solve murders. The woman who has to relive the murders is the daughter of the inventor, who she is estranged from and (I believe) thought was dead. So this chick is solving murders and trying to track down her genius dad. Makes for some gritty drama, right?

    Wrong. It’s a Freeform show so it just devolves into a love triangle between the woman and her male coworkers. I came here for sci-fi crime solving, dammit!

    From Redditor u/Shadowfury45:

    I heard someone explain the show once as a great concept, but written by a horny nerd with a wet latex fetish

    After a season can confirm it is true

  • 'Heroes' Went Downhill Fast
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    From Redditor u/EeJoannaGee:

    Heroes. Season 1 was amazing but it went downhill fast after that.

    From Redditor u/thecwestions:

    "Save the cheerleader, save the world..."

    (They save the cheerleader once)

    "OMG, dad gave me the NISSAN VERSAAAA! AHHH!"

    ... and, I'm done.

  • 'Game of Thrones' Rushed Its Way To Ruin
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    From Redditor u/AlexandriaRealtor:

    I think most people will tell you Game of Thrones was great until the last season.

    From Redditor u/randalthor23:

    Season 5. For any bit of fantasy that is wanting a screen adaptation that has already been completed I would have them adapt it. Look at how amazing Seasons 1-4 were! Sh*t nose dived HARD once they ran out of material.

    From Redditor u/michaelochurch:

    They didn't s**t the bed just because they ran out of material. They s**t the bed because they were arrogant careerist [jerks] who had decided they'd had enough of this fantasy stuff (which they never respected) and so they [left] to go do Star Wars.

    HBO wanted more episodes and more seasons. Martin himself said it would have taken 10 seasons to tell the whole story. They rushed and it shows. That's what you get when you hire rich kids who've had their whole careers handed to them; they don't appreciate opportunities, and they p*ss off as soon as something shinier comes along.

    This was an issue of personal failure, not mere artistic incompetence. They could have hired someone to flesh out the rest of the story and while it might not have been great from a "high literature" perspective—it's TV, it doesn't have to be— it would have given the series a satisfying ending that didn't disgust an entire fanbase.


  • From Redditor u/plutoniumwhisky:

    Wayward Pines was excellent the first season and cr*p the following season. Season 1 is based on the books, and Season 2 just couldn’t replicate the greatness of the first season. They should have just made it a one season thing.

    From Redditor u/Buffaloney84:

    Man this is one that could have been so much more. The premise was great. The characters were great. Then Season 2 just went stupid. How did that teacher lady survive the last episode of S 1? No.