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25 Series That Were Once The Gold Standard On TV Until They Screwed Things Up

I like to pretend that only one season of Westworld exists.

There are a lot of great TV shows out there, but let's be honest — while some of them start off strong, they're not always able to stick the landing.

Sometimes, you'll be able to grit your teeth and keep watching in the hopes that the storyline will pick up in the next season. But more often than not, you end up hating the very TV show that you praised and raved about to your friends — which is an extremely frustrating experience.

That's exactly what u/DadIsMadAtMe set out to vent about when they asked the good people of Reddit, "What show did you start and wound up hating so much you didn't finish it?"

Judging by the nearly 30k comments on the thread, there was a lot to discuss. So, here are the top-voted responses from Redditors!

Read with caution as this may or may not result in you seeing red after remembering how much one of these TV shows burned you. 

1. The Walking Dead

2. Riverdale

3. Orange Is The New Black

4. The Flash

5. Westworld

6. The 100

7. Once Upon A Time

8. Grey's Anatomy

9. American Horror Story

10. Arrow

11. Suits

12. The Handmaid's Tale

13. Under The Dome

14. 13 Reasons Why

15. Shameless

16. Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

17. Weeds

18. The Witcher

19. How To Get Away With Murder

20. The Simpsons

21. Dexter

22. This Is Us

23. Designated Survivor

24. Heroes

25. And lastly, The Umbrella Academy

Some Reddit responses have been edited for clarity and/or length.

What other TV shows did you fall in love with at the start, only to end up hating? Let us know in the comments!