There are a number of musical shows that could make it on this list if they were still on television (Smash), but, alas, it’s Glee that remains for your hate-watching pleasure.
Some people love Girls, and that’s all well and good, but I propose that this show was actually designed specifically to be hate-watched, because it really has everything you need: dislikable characters, privilege, excess and good writing.
8. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Sometimes, I’m not sure if I hate-watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Actually, no. It’s definite hate-watching material.
7. Covert Affairs
The USA Network CIA Drama has just the perfect amount of preposterous plot lines and unlikable characters to draw you in for the whole season.
6. Fox & Friends
Morning news programing, whether Today, Good Morning, America, Morning Joe or the others always makes for some good old fashioned hate-watching while you are getting ready in the morning, but Fox & Friends is really something special for the hate-watching public.
5. Say Yes To The Dress
Take two parts indifference with four parts excess and Friday night is right for hate-watching on TLC, whether we meet the brides of New York or Atlanta.
4. Grey’s Anatomy
Grey’s Anatomy continues to spiral further and further down into the hate-watching abyss, that’s probably why we continue to tune in — to see how far down into wild plots the show can fall.
3. The Real Housewives (Any)
No matter where it is that these women call home, they know they were put here for you to curl up on your couch and proclaim your superiority to them.
2. The Newsroom
It’s brash and in-your-face with it’s preachiness at times and perfect fare for the media world to criticize as being unrealistic because everyone on the show is paid pretty well, thus making it unrealistic.
1. House Hunters
Truly the pinnacle of hate-watching fare, HGTV’s House Hunters really is the tops. Also, it’s probably not as real as you think.
Let me guess, you want the one with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, open concept and a little charm factor?