A pulse of dread goes through you every time you remember there's a new episode to watch.You remember the good old days of when you loved this show and feel bitter about what it's turned into.Or did you never really love this show in the first place and can't even remember why you're still watching?You have the strong urge to somehow kidnap your favorite characters from the show and raise them as your own.You spend more time ranting to your friends about how dumb the writers' and/or cast's and/or creators' decisions are than you do actually watching the show.You hear yourself go "ugh" every time someone brings up the show.You don't like how you feel after watching an episode.You don't like how you feel talking to other people about the show.The racism/sexism/queer baiting has become just. TOO. MUCH.You've tried to quit before but it just didn't stick.You're only staying caught up because your friends talk about it all the time.You're the friend who always weighs down convos of the show with your hatred.It baffles you that people actually like this piece of crap programming.Your soul is begging to be freed.The fandom around the show has soured your view of the series itself forever.You wish you could go back in time and warn your past self not to get too attached to this show.Things took a sudden turn for the bad and then just stayed there.It just isn't fun anymore.It just isn't interesting anymore.It is draining the life from your eyes.Even ranting about what you don't like about it isn't the fun kind of ranting anymore.The series finale's going to disappoint everyone anyway and you want to be ahead of the game.The fan fiction is consistently better than anything in canon.You know it's just going to keep disappointing you.It feels like you're in an unhealthy relationship....with a TV show.
Is It Time To Quit That One TV Show?
You're probably safe sticking with this show a little longer — you don't seem to be consumed by hate yet!
Hmmm, you should probably consider dropping weekly viewings and just binge it when it hits Netflix. All the better to get in touch with whether or not you're still invested. If you still want it, it'll be waiting for you. Have hope: All may not be lost!
You're almost there. A few more episodes of infuriating choices may be all your psyche can handle. Be kind to yourself and let it go.
IT'S TIME. FREE YOURSELF FROM THESE SHACKLES. BE KIND TO YOURSELF. RUN. Your heart will thank you for it, and if it was the wrong decision the internet will always tell you when things have gotten better.