Remember when the season finale of your favorite show aired, and you sit there after thinking what comes next? You wait an entire year for the new season, to see who the killer is; or the couple you’ve been rooting on since the beginning finally gets married. Finally, the new season begins, and it is a total flop. You think to yourself, what a waste of time. .
We’ve all been in the position where we become addicted to a television show, and then there hits a point where we question why we just wasted our entire afternoon. For some, like myself, this happens more times than not. These certain television shows continued for too long, and should’ve stopped while they were still good.
Pretty Little Liars
As a teenager, watching Pretty Little Liars every Tuesday night was my ritual. Not only did I record each episode so I could playback on a rainy day, I also read every book the show had to offer. For any murder-mystery fan like myself, the first episode will immediately hook you by announcing one of the main characters, Alison DiLaurentis, as a missing person.
However, hold on tight, because Pretty Little Liars will take you through a whopping seven seasons until you find out who the identity of killer “A” is.
Each season will lead you through an array of potential murder candidates, and when you find out who the real “A” is, you are left questioning why you watched the show for so long. If you decide to give the show a go, perhaps think of the series as having a new director every season, because you will constantly be led in different directions.
Gilmore Girls is a must-have watch for every girl growing up. The show takes you through the lives of the mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. For seven seasons, the series kept me hooked not only through one round but for a second seven-season re-run. For some, the show may be a drag, but for others like myself who grew up having the same interests in writing as the main character Rory, Gilmore Girls was perfect to binge.
The program ended in 2007 on a random note, and I had many questions in my head that were left unanswered. However, nearly 10 years later, the show picked right back up with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Like me, many individuals were excited to see what happened with Rory and Logan’s relationship and if Lorelai ended up with everyone’s favorite bachelor, Luke. After watching the first episode of the sequel, I quit. The show might have been a hit if the directors created it two years after the original; however, ten years was way too long. The characters were not only a lot older but seemed distant and dry towards one another. I would have rather left the series in question than in disappointment.
When Glee first aired back in 2009, you could tell the show would become a success in all age groups within the first few episodes. Let’s be real, who doesn’t love a happy-go-lucky series where you can sing-along to your favorite tunes?
Glee is centered around your typical high school scenario, featuring the same classes, the who-kissed-who drama, and the cliques. Each episode is centered around the chorus room, where the Glee cast is assigned to a specific genre or artist to perform one of their hits at the end of each week. For a while, the show kept me intrigued due to the diversity of music and the weekly drama. However, it does drag on. Once the original Glee members graduated in season three, I knew my time was up. Season four then decided to introduce many new characters into the club, while the show still focused on the graduates and where they went after high school. It seemed as if they were trying to recreate the original legacy and begin season one all over again. Glee became a mess of too many people and left me uninterested.