25 Infuriatingly Bad TV Show Storylines From 2021 That Should Have Never Left The Writers' Room
Almost cancelled my Netflix subscription because Nadia and Guzmán broke up in Elite.
1. The absolute dumpster fire that was Season 4 of Elite.
2. Including Nadia and Guzmán's break up, as well as the ridiculous love triangle between him, Samuel and Ari.
3. The introduction of Yuri's character in Season 2 of Girl From Nowhere.
4. The writers teasing a potential romance between Link and Jo in Grey's Anatomy — which could ruin their friendship.
5. The missed opportunity with the time skip in Season 5 of Riverdale, which just resulted in characters splitting up and falling back into the same old patterns — aka relationship whiplash.
6. Oh, and while we're on the topic of Riverdale, the bizarre explanations for some seriously weird storylines, like the whole "Rat King" and "Mothmen" situations.
7. And if that wasn't bonkers enough, there's Cheryl starting her own cult and convincing everyone to sacrifice Archie for the good of the town — by ripping out his heart in Season 6.
8. The lacklustre LGBTQ+ representation in Loki, especially after the character's bisexuality was confirmed.
9. And let's not forget about the Infinity Stones being used as paper weights by the Time Variance Authority (TVA).
10. The messiness that was Season 2 of Outer Banks — which included some ridiculous plot holes and decision-making by the characters.
11. The half-modern, half-period format in Jupiter's Legacy, which completely ruined the pacing for the modern characters to develop and progress.
12. The entirety of the Gossip Girl reboot.
13. The frustrating decision by Lip to sell the Gallagher family home in the final season of Shameless.
14. The nonsensical and unexpected romance between Daryl and Leah in The Walking Dead.
15. The overwhelmingly uncomfortable fantasy racism scenes in Shadow And Bone, which didn't feel necessary — especially since they're included in the book series that the show is based on.
16. The references to COVID-19 in the latest season of This Is Us.
17. The argument between Coop and Spencer in Season 3 of All American, with him blaming her for the reason as to why he got shot.
18. The unsatisfactory ending to Season 3 of Castlevania.
19. The lack of cohesion in Beard's standalone episode in Season 2 of Ted Lasso because it felt so jarringly different to the rest of the show.
20. Everything about the disappointing final season of Lucifer.
22. The severely underwhelming finale of American Horror Story: Death Valley, which had no stakes, twists or excitement.
23. The twist ending of Squid Game, which saw Gi-hun decide not to board the plane and reunite with his daughter, but to hunt down the people responsible for the games instead.
24. The anti-climatic reveal of Carmel being not only the one to send threatening texts to Masha, but shoot her in Nine Perfect Strangers.
25. And finally, Jean and Jakob's on and off again relationship that's slowly ruining both characters in Sex Education.
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