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    33 Popular TV Shows That People Actually Can't Stand

    "We as a society need to come to terms with the fact that The Office is just terrible."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which beloved TV shows they think are overrated. Here are some of the best answers:

    1. Game of Thrones


    "I watched half of the first episode and thought it was boring. I tried to read the books, too. There are so many characters and half of them are not even necessary. It's long, boring and overrated."


    2. Gilmore Girls

    Warner Bros.

    "I’m sorry, but it’s cringeworthy and just awkward."


    3. Breaking Bad


    "I watched the entirety of Breaking Bad after just about everyone I knew who watched it told me it was one of the best shows they’d ever seen. I absolutely hated it. Not one character was likable or redeemable in any way."


    4. The Office


    "I can’t stand it and it's all everyone talks about. It's just not funny, there was no plot, and the characters were awful human beings. We as a society need to come to terms with the fact that The Office is just terrible."


    5. This Is Us


    "I cannot understand the fawning over This Is Us. Based on everyone I know that watches it, each episode is a cry fest. Why commit your time to a TV show that's just going to make you sad? It's something I will never understand."


    6. Stranger Things


    "It's good and I like to watch it, but I think people rave about it too much. People keep talking about it for months after a new seasons drops and I just don't think it's good enough to warrant all of the talk and praise."


    7. The Good Place


    "I like the characters and the premise is fresh, but the story drags and makes no sense in some places. I'll keep watching because I LOVE the characters, but I don't understand all of the hype."


    8. The Big Bang Theory


    "I will never understand why The Big Bang Theory lasted so long and was watched by so many people. Every single character became so annoying and the whole show wasn’t even funny."


    9. Friends


    "It's an incredibly overrated show. I’ve tried watching it multiple times; I guess it’s just not my cup of tea. It was just straight-white-people drama and boring as hell, plus some of the jokes are problematic."


    10. Grey's Anatomy


    "I can honestly say that I enjoyed the show until about Season 6, but I truly cannot understand how anyone could STILL be watching it at this point. It's so ridiculously over the top."


    11. Modern Family


    "I just feel the like I’ve heard all of the jokes a million times before."


    12. Seinfeld


    "It's easily the worst top-rated series ever. The characters were annoying and self-involved, and it wasn't funny. Julia Louis-Dreyfus redeemed herself in her next two series as a comedy treasure, but this show did her no favors."


    13. The Sopranos


    "I've really never understood the appeal of The Sopranos. This show was highly violent and presented criminals as heroes who we were supposed to root for. I also found the pacing and writing to be really frustrating."


    14. Sex and the City


    "Even though I loved Samantha, all four of the main characters were still so annoying. I don't understand why it's considered one of the best TV shows."


    15. Westworld


    "I have seen every season and I get the concept, but I just don’t get why everyone thinks it’s so great!"


    16. Euphoria


    "I just couldn't watch it. It was too heavy and depressing."


    17. Jane the Virgin

    The CW

    "Everybody was obsessed with it but I found Jane to be such an irritating character. I couldn't watch past the first couple of episodes."


    18. How I Met Your Mother


    "While I like many of the actors involved, I just couldn’t connect with any of their characters. Not only were they immature, but Ted and Barney were so problematic in their behavior towards women."


    19. Orange Is the New Black


    "I finally started to watch OITNB only to find out that it had a terrible plot and a ton of gratuitous sex."


    20. 30 Rock


    "It's such an overrated TV show and I don't understand why people loved it so much."


    21. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Warner Bros.

    "I never understood why this show was held to a higher standard than other shows during that time period. It's just okay."


    22. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Amazon Prime

    "I sat through two episodes, shrugged, felt 'meh,' and haven't continued."


    23. Bob's Burgers


    "I know so many people that rave about this show, but I find it incredibly unfunny and I just want to punch the characters. All of them."


    24. Supernatural

    The CW

    "Supernatural is highly overrated. The first few seasons were good, but, as the show continued, the storylines became less and less amazing."


    25. Rick and Morty

    Adult Swim

    "I know lots of people who are obsessed with the show, but honestly, I felt really uncomfortable watching it. Rick is an awful person and Morty is incredibly whiny and annoying."


    26. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


    "I tried to like it, I really did. The plot was definitely very unique but the humor just fell flat. The plot lines weren't interesting enough to keep me hooked."


    27. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia


    "People keep telling me it's hilarious but I watched the first three seasons and didn't even smile once. It's boring and the characters are completely unlikeable."


    28. 13 Reasons Why


    "There's so much that is wrong with this show and I'm shocked that it's still going. I feel like it’s showing people that you should blame everyone else for the consequences of your decisions. Originally, there wasn't a trigger warning for the show and I just couldn't get past that fact."


    29. Riverdale

    The CW

    "I know everyone is like 'Riverdale isn’t good, but it’s fun!' No, it’s not even fun, it’s just bad."


    30. Ozark


    "Everyone raved about Ozark, but I could not get through it. My boyfriend stuck with it and finished the seasons and he said it was good enough, but he was not mind-blown by any stretch."


    31. Scandal


    "I never understood the hype and it was so unrealistic"


    32. Lost


    "I watched it way after it aired on TV and I thought the first few seasons were good. However, the show ended up making no sense and developed so many plot holes that I quit watching."


    33. Girls


    "I would love to support women in writing and directing but I absolutely hated Girls. I did not understand why it got so much praise early on. The characters were terrible and I did not sympathize with them at all.


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