Conversations About Dead End Shows


             Ideally, I’d like to snuggle up on the couch and binge-watch multiple TV shows at once all month long, but Netflix doesn’t seem to mesh well with my supernatural-y ideologies.  I was going to add Gilmore Girls to this list because the world and mindsets of rich people seem like the scariest thing and to witness it for seven seasons over and over, well, but then I figured I’d spare you the heart attack and keep primarily in the paranormal realm.  Netflix has recently added a handful of full season television shows and naturally, I was very excited, only to find that these shows completely suck!

3. Angel
David Boreanaz as Angel courtesy of popmatters.com
            Let me start off by saying that I hated Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I found out that Buffy made appearances so I sort of just went through with it plus I was in total denial about Buffy being over.  Angel is actually just so bland and continuously throws pity parties for himself that I really don’t know any other way to put it.  The entire show would probably bore me to death if it wasn’t for Cordelia, another Buffy alumni, whose existence frustrates me as well but at least she’s funny and realistic.  When you’ve got an obnoxiously sad and obnoxiously loud duo in one television show together, you’re bound to just stop watching out of scathing hatred.  It’s really not so bad if you push aside the relentless, “I’m a vampire with a soul and I hate myself” talk in every episode (It’s like Interview with a Vampire).  I think Spike deserved a spin-off.  You’ve also got Doyle, an adorable half-demon with a terrific accent, who was actually killed off at the end of the first season (I cried for a long time).  In a sense, it’s almost like Buffy but in LA, vampires in a sunny city? Ironic.  Long story short: Angel isn’t an Angel but hopes to cleanse himself of past sins.

2. The Walking Dead
Cast of the Walking Dead courtesy of amc.com
            I seriously don’t know how to explain how I feel about this show, and I’m not particularly caught up with it either so I might be wrong about a few things.  What I do understand and know is that Lori was the victim of a massive misogynistic attack by the audience.  I feel that sometimes people don’t realize that humans (especially fictional) are capable of making mistakes, except maybe she shouldn’t have had a baby in a post-apocalyptic-zombie-roaming world.  The show is actually pretty insane.  It’s a really weird concept having to fend off flesh-eating dead people for the rest of your life or until they eat you.  This show has got to be one of the saddest when it comes to main characters being killed off.  I won’t even lie, but I totally cried for hours when Hershel passed away. Long story short: this show is about a group of survivors trying to remain alive throughout the zombie apocalypse, although it doesn’t seem to be working out so well anymore.


1. Supernatural
Sam, Dean, and Castiel courtesy screenrant.com
I don’t necessarily understand why every television show about the paranormal has to be so depressing.  I’d really like to have at least one character with a happy background that likes to kick demon butt, you know, happily.  Supernatural had a good start, but after about the fourth season I literally felt my brain seep out of my eye sockets.  It has to be one of the worst shows in the world with the worst fandom but that’s another story for another time.  The plot and storylines after the fourth season are so terrible, and I wish for an aneurysm when forced to sit through an episode.  I mean, a main character dies during every other episode and then comes back to life about five minutes later.  This series did have a few comical moments, a superb soundtrack, a pretty neat Chevy Impala, and okay actors, so if you’re into that sort of thing, then this is the show for you!  I really did enjoy the first season, but c’mon, mix it up a little bit.  Long story short: This show is about two estranged demon-hunting brothers; the angel comes in a few seasons later.

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