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    19 TV Shows That Let People Down After The First Episode

    I'm not mad. I'm just disappointed.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV shows let them down after the first episode. Here are the shocking results:

    1. This Is Us

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    "This Is Us was great when it started, but it turned out to be kinda blah."


    2. Riverdale

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    "At first I thought Riverdale was going to be a slightly stylized murder mystery. I was NOT expecting to see drugs called 'jingle jangle,' involvement with the mafia, and prison fight clubs."


    3. Parks and Rec

    NBC / Via

    "The first episode seemed okay, but in the following ones Parks and Rec revealed itself to be a less interesting knockoff of The Office."


    4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Netflix / Via

    "The first episode was everything. The vibe was awesome, and the interactions with the aunts were on point, but by Episode 3 I was getting bored. I finished the first season and was so disappointed with the direction of the show."


    5. 13 Reasons Why

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    "I loved Clay's reaction when he listened to the first tape and the way he was debating whether he should listen to the rest of them. Then Episode 2 happened and I just couldn't finish it. It felt like the drama from Episode 1 had just disappeared."


    6. Pretty Little Liars

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    "Pretty Little Liars had a nice premise and showed lots of promise, but at some point, things got too crazy. It stopped making sense, and the suspension of disbelief required to watch the show became too much."


    7. Modern Family

    ABC / Via

    "The pilot set up interesting characters, good dynamics, and great humor! I liked the first few seasons, but I thought the show went downhill. No other episode lives up to the pilot, though."


    8. The Walking Dead

    AMC / Via

    "The first episode of The Walking Dead was epic, but then it spiraled down to the same recycled plot twist with different characters in different locations."


    9. Legion

    FX / Via

    "The first episode was unlike any show I’d ever seen — it was intriguing and just confusing enough to keep me hooked. But the excitement disappeared almost immediately. The characters were still really interesting, but the plot didn’t feel as fresh and different as the pilot set it up to be."


    10. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    Netflix / Via

    "Everybody on the internet was talking it up, so I decided to watch it. The first episode was entertaining enough, even though it didn't really live up to my expectations, but then the second episode was just the same thing all over again. And then the same with Episode 3! It was a real disappointment."


    11. Shake It Up

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    "I watched the first episode of Shake it Up when it came out and thought it would be my new fave, but then literally every other episode I saw after that wasn't nearly as funny or heartfelt. It definitely failed to build the meaningful friendship between Rocky and CeCe that the first episode set up so beautifully."


    12. Legends of Tomorrow

    CW / Via

    "The first episode really delivered on the premise of a huge superhero show and had all the feelings of watching the first Avengers film, but the rest of the series just felt like watching The Avengers a couple more times and realizing it isn't actually good."


    13. Manifest

    NBC / Via

    "The pilot was amazing! A plane lands five years after it goes missing and no one on board has aged or knows what’s going on. I made it half a season. The storyline got muddled and moved away from what happened to the plane. It was very disappointing."


    14. Once Upon a Time

    ABC / Via

    "The pilot set up a great idea and introduced it really well, but the longer the show went on, the more of a mess it became."


    15. Inhumans

    ABC / Via

    "Marvel's Inhumans began on a high note with loads of bright and interesting characters, but sadly I found the next episodes rather lackluster. I gave up on Episode 4 of Season 1."


    16. Twin Peaks

    ABC / Via

    "I don't think the original run of Twin Peaks ever quite recaptured the full glory of its pilot."


    17. The 100

    CW / Via

    "The original idea was good, but it deteriorated after about two episodes."


    18. Smash

    NBC / Via

    "Smash had one of the best pilots I’ve ever seen, but as anyone who saw it when it aired knows, the rest of the series failed to deliver. I heard the finale was as good as the first episode, but I never finished it and I'm not sure if I ever will."


    19. And Mad Men

    AMC / Via

    "The first episode was cool because of the gender dynamics in the office, but it was a total snoozefest after that."


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