People Are Sharing The TV Shows That Started Off Really Strong, Then Completely Went Off The Rails, And I'm Disappointed In Some Of These Writers

    Lost started out so strong...

    A while back, Reddit user u/RedWestern asked, "Which TV show got too big for its boots?" and people had some pretty strong opinions about shows that started out good, then became wayyy too convoluted. Here are just some of the shows that people submitted!

    Warning: Spoilers ahead!

    1. When Riverdale turned from a simple murder mystery into a show about cults, pseudoscience, and serial killer parents:

    Betty as the gargoyle queen

    2. When zombies became public knowledge on iZombie:

    3. When Rio turned out to be alive and somehow didn't kill Beth for shooting him on Good Girls:

    Beth shoots Rio, and a few episodes later he approaches her in a bar

    4. When The Walking Dead introduced King Ezekiel and his pet tiger:

    King Ezekiel and his tiger

    5. When Gotham introduced Bruce's clone:

    Alfred, with a gun and Bruce next to him, asks the intruder who they are — we see they look just like Bruce

    6. When Designated Survivor introduced a storyline about a virus that sterilizes BIPOC:

    Kirkman is told that the virus isn't to kill people of color, but to sterilize them

    7. When Heroes created all-powerful characters, then kept taking their powers away to justify the difficulty they had saving the world:

    Peter's father hugging him and taking away his powers in Heroes

    8. When Once Upon a Time kept doing memory wipes, then introduced characters from Frozen:

    Elsa and Anna in Once Upon a Time

    9. When Weeds went way too far past its original premise by leaving the suburbs:

    Nancy in a public bathroom

    10. When True Blood made Sookie a fairy:

    Sookie and the other fairies using their powers

    11. When Lost introduced the flash-sideways:

    Kate and Sawyer meeting in the elevator in the flash-sideways

    12. When The Vampire Diaries kept throwing in new doppelgängers and creatures:

    Silas saying, "Hello, my shadow self" on The Vampire Diaries

    13. When Glee tried to simultaneously tackle every popular song and every societal issue:

    Blaine and Sam singing "What Does the Fox Say?"

    14. When The Flash kept bringing back Harrison Wells and giving people super speed:

    Iris saying "You are not The Flash, Barry. We are" and 3 different versions of Wells

    15. When Orange Is the New Black moved to a high-security prison and tried to tackle too much:

    Black Cindy, Piper, Gloria, and Nicky in line

    16. When Pretty Little Liars brought Ali back to life and kept creating new A's:

    Ali saying "Did you miss me?" and the girls staring at her in disbelief

    17. When Sherlock gave Sherlock an evil sister:

    Eurus in Sherlock

    18. When Arrow kept making everyone a superhero and gave their heroes impossible abilities:

    Sarah and Laurel Lance as the Black Canary, Speedy/Thea holding up roy, and Oliver and Diggle in superhero costumes

    19. When The Fairly OddParents introduced Sparky and focused way too much on the anti-fairy world:

    Timmy and Sparky

    20. When Supernatural kept the show going after the Winchester brothers beat the devil, eventually having them fight God:

    Dean asks Sam how the hell they're supposed to fight God

    21. When The Handmaid's Tale kept June alive despite all the rules she'd broken, erasing any and all tension about whether or not she'd survive:

    June standing next to some sort of machine in winter clothing

    22. When 13 Reasons Why introduced a ghost, then became a full-on murder mystery:

    23. When they kept changing Red's identity on The Blacklist:

    Liz says "Those bones in that bag are Raymond Reddington's. The real Raymond Reddington. My father....this man is an impostor" as we see the fake Red burning the real Red's bones

    24. When The X-Files let the aliens plotline get way too convoluted:

    Black oil falling on Mulder's face that has wired net over it

    25. When Grey's Anatomy kept putting its staff through life-altering disasters every season:

    a plane crash, hospital shooter, and ambulance explosion

    26. When Dexter gave Dexter so much plot armor, you never thought he'd get caught, then gave his sister romantic feelings for him:

    Deb tells Dexter she was going to tell him she was in love with him and Dexter repeats "You're in love with me?" in confusion

    27. When Game of Thrones pushed all the characters together and made the finale super rushed (which included allowing characters to make journeys in days that had previously taken seasons):

    Daenerys, Sansa, Bran, Brienne, Jon, and Arya in Winterfell

    28. When all the murder plots on How to Get Away With Murder just got too convoluted:

    Wes dead and then seemingly alive at Annalise's funeral

    29. And finally, when Prison Break kept having the characters break out of prison again and again:

    Michael and Lincoln on opposite sides of a prison fence

    What other shows just tripped over their own plotlines and got too big? Let us know in the comments!

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.