13+ Shows We Hate To Love, And Love To Hate

Diply 20 Oct 2018

Look, you're not gonna hear this often, but consider this concept: Commitment is a toxic wasteland where hopes and dreams go to die.

Okay, not in general. But in this new golden age of television, the initial investment we make in TV shows that end up being absolute dumpster juice in the long run can backfire like a MF.

Exhibits 1 through 16:

1. The Vampire Diaries

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THERE'S NO POINT IN WATCHING THE VAMPIRE DIARIES IF ELENA ISN'T GOING TO BE ON IT. But we all watched until the end, didn't we? Tsk, tsk.

#Delena4Life 'cause Stefan is boring AF.

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2. The Flash / Every superhero TV show on air

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The fact that "My name is Barry Allen, and i am the fastest man alive" is this shows tagline is actually hilarious considering the entire plot is how he literally is not the fastest.

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3. Insatiable

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Okay, the jury is split on this show. On one hand, people think it's an amazing commentary on body-shaming and the lived experiences of overweight people. On the other hand, people are saying it's a cringeworthy pile of garbage. So...it's the purest form of a love/hate relationship.

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4. Gilmore Girls

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The more I watch this show, the worse it gets, which somehow only makes me want to watch it more. I never thought a wholesome mom-daughter show with no plot and no drama could age so poorly. But here I am, screaming at Rory to be with Jess.

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5. Pretty Little Liars 

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Sigh... There is something devastatingly addictive about this show. Any PLL fan will say the same. It's trash, but it's our trash. This show is the epitome of dumpster juice, and we are drinking it up with a straw.

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6. Keeping Up With The Kardashians 

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As the Kardashians would say, bible, the editors of this show are masterminds at crafting moments that look, feel, and sound like drama, but are literally just normal conversations.

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7. The Bachelor/Bachelorette

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As the Hunger Games of dating, it's really no surprise that people hate to love and love to hate this stuff. I hate it. But also, if my fav' contestant doesn't win, I will riot and burn this town to the ground.

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8. Gossip Girl

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My remaining two brain cells play the GG theme song in the back of my head all day every day, and honestly, it's still a bop. Gossip Girl has the perfect storm of plot holes to make you hate it, but it has the iconic drama to make you hate yourself for rewatching it every fall, too.

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9. Jersey Shore

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The number of phrases this show has coined based on complete belligerence and party shenanigans is wild — it's such a staple of our generation, and somehow that doesn't bother us at all.

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10. American Horror Story

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I can already hear y'all in the comments screaming "BUT THE FIRST THREE SEASONS WERE GOOD."

Yes, I agree. But the fact of the matter is that we all still gathered 'round for "Freakshow" too. SMH.

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11. The Real Housewives 

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Nothing snatches our collective wig like some saucy drama coming straight from the most dramatic people on earth. And we don't just like it. We love it. We breathe it. WE STAN!

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12. 13 Reasons Why

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I could probably list at least 13 reasons why this show should be literally and figuratively canceled. But I will give it this — the first season was beautifully, although problematically, done. The second season gave me a headache within the first five minutes.

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13. Riverdale

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Riverdale is so hot right now, amirite? Yes, such a steaming hot mess, waiting for someone — anyone — to put it out of its misery. And yet, it's one of Netflix's best performing TV shows. Why? Probably 'cause as refined intellectual viewers, we just can't look away from attractive people.

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14. How To Get Away With Murder 

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Truthfully one of the best first seasons of a TV show I've seen in a minute, but oh, how the great have fallen. I need Annalise to wild out and make these kids do some crazy 'ish before I do.

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15. Sex and the City

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Straight up, Carrie get TF over Big. He's a horrible guy. Charlotte, you're ignorant. Miranda, please learn to love yourself. Samantha, you're doing amazing sweetie! Xoxo.

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16. 2 Broke Girls/The Big Bang Theory

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These unnecessary evils infiltrate our TV habits by accident. One minute you're turning the TV on for background noise, the next you'v memorized the theme song to BBT and say "bazinga" non-ironically.

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