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    People Shared The Shows They Began Watching But Couldn't Finish And, In A Word, Yikes

    Breaking up is hard to do...especially when you're already a season in.

    We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, "What's one TV series that you started but never finished, and why?" and — WHEW BUDDY — they did not hold back. Here are just a few TV series that people NOPED the heck out of before the series finale:

    1. Breaking Bad


    "I know that everyone loves it, but I couldn’t make it through. I even gave it three full seasons."


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    "I’m pretty sure I made it halfway through the first season and just couldn’t stand the way it made me feel. 'Almost traumatizing' just about sums it up. When the second season came out and everyone was gushing over it, I still refused to try to watch it again."


    3. Mad Men


    "I saw the first few episodes and it was good! I love Jon Hamm, John Slattery, and adore Kiernan Shipka. It’s just not at the top of my list. I might finish it one day, but so many other shows came before it that I might end up watching it on my deathbed."


    4. Once Upon A Time


    "I watched all the way up until the last season. Once most of the main characters were gone and everything changed, I just couldn’t watch it anymore."


    5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


    "I only made it a few episodes in. All of the characters were kind of annoying and I didn’t get the hype."


    6. Dexter


    "The funny thing is that I actually love that show and will rewatch every season up until the last one. I started watching the series late, so I knew how the series ended, and instead of watching the end and being disappointed, I end it where I liked it. So in my head, it had a better ending!"


    7. Riverdale


    "I watched the entire first season and then a couple episodes of season 2, then it just got way too wild and unrealistic for me."


    8. This Is Us


    "I started this because everyone was talking about it. I know it’s a drama, but it was WAY too much. All of the main characters were so self-centered. They claimed they loved their family more than anything, but they can’t seem to get over things that happened decades ago and the littlest things seem to tear them apart. I was still curious about how Jack died, so I just googled it and called it a day."


    9. The Office


    "I watched the first three seasons hoping it would get better, but it never did. All of my friends love it so much, but I couldn’t stand how obnoxious the characters were. I found it really mean-spirited and annoying."


    10. Gossip Girl


    "I tried so hard. I watched a few seasons, but it just irritated me. I don't understand why so many people love it — everyone is absolutely horrible. And what high school is actually like that?"


    11. Pretty Little Liars

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    "It went on and on and on and I was just like, 'Jesus, just tell me who A is ffs!'”


    12. How to Get Away with Murder


    "I was ALL IN for the first season, which was SO good, but as the show went on, it got so convoluted. I could never keep up with who was good, who was bad, who was conspiring together, who hated who, etc. I struggled through four seasons before finally realizing I no longer cared and stopped watching."


    13. Glee


    "I watched the first few seasons religiously, but the show went downhill after the main characters graduated. Then after Cory Monteith died, it just made me too sad."


    14. Parks and Recreation


    "I heard so many people talking about it that I thought I’d give it a go, but I couldn’t stand the camera movements. It was making me motion sick."


    15. Grey's Anatomy


    "I couldn’t even make it through the first season. After reading about the last few seasons, I’m glad I never got into it. It sounds like way too much emotional manipulation."


    16. The Good Place


    "People raved about it and the premise was interesting so I gave it a shot and gave up three episodes after. I just didn't get the hype. Just not my cup of tea, I guess."


    17. Orange Is The New Black


    "**Spoilers ahead** I was so mad when Poussey died. The show felt so forced and ridiculous after that. I also just couldn't stand Piper, and I'm shocked I made it as far as I did."


    18. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


    "I mean, the first season was fun and interesting and there were cool plot points. But then the second season was SO terrible. By the time the third season was released, I was so over it."


    19. Arrested Development


    "I couldn't even finish the first season. I think it's funny some of the time, but the humor relies on secondhand embarrassment too much for me to handle."


    20. American Horror Story


    "I started Episode 1, and it was the most boring thing I’d ever seen. I never went back to it. I’ve seen much better television than that, and I was frankly disappointed given how many positive reviews I heard of it before I tried watching it."


    21. Friends


    "I get that — if you watched it in the '90s — you maybe weren’t aware of how horrible it was and are now nostalgic over it, but I couldn’t get very far in before the incredibly insulting and anti-gay jokes were way too much for me. Every single character is awful, and not in the 'it’s funny how awful they are way.' They're just genuinely awful. I don’t understand why it’s had a resurgence, because it should stay in the past where it belongs."


    22. And finally, Tiger King


    "I watched the first four episodes and totally regret it. The way the series glorifies the owning of exotic animals and does nothing to expose the problems of non-accredited zoo’s is disgusting. People will watch this and either think owning a tiger is cool, or think any captive animal is terrible full-stop — which is a huge problem for all the accredited zoo’s and sanctuaries worldwide that are actually trying to help these creatures."


    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

    Now it's your turn! Share the TV series you started but just couldn't finish, and a little bit about why...or, heck, defend one of the above shows! Why not?! Share all your deepest thoughts in the comments below!

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