Most Overrated Television Series

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The Top Ten

1 Lost Lost Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.

You watch all of the damn seasons to learn the characters died on the first episode, what a bunch of crap, that's what I learned, I couldn't follow it.

Lost got "lost" in writers that got full of themselves and painted their story arcs into a corner... That show was unwwatchable certainly after Season 2... It then turned into the Kate and Jack Soap opera with so many new pointless arcs and characters that went NOWHERE... TOTALLY over rated show...

Something that just doesn't make sense. Stories with many turns that leave to nothing. Poor writing. Nothing you can't get at the end.

There wasn't any definite story after season 3. But till season 3 it was very good. But I liked all the seasons more or less. - zxm

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2 Hannah Montana Hannah Montana Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever for the fourth and final season, is an American musical comedy series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien which focused on Miley Stewart, a teenager living a double life as an average schoolgirl by day and a famous recording ...read more.

How is this not number 1? Anything with Miley Cyrus is piss-poor quality. At least when I hear about Lost I don't want to hit my head against a wall.

What this needs to be number 1

They wanted to make the next Lizzie McGuirre but it was more wishful thinking.

TOO OVERRATED NOT TO BE #1. LOST ISN'T GOOD, BUT THIS... UGH!

3 Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns, residents and attending physicians, as they evolve into seasoned doctors while trying ...read more.

I tried watching two episodes. It made the last two seasons of ER look good. None of the interactions seem remotely credible, even less the situations. Just a mediocre show at best with overwrought acting.

Worst doctors ever. All they ever do is it. - InsertNameHere

It feels like it's too much for the female audience with not much the male audience can get in to.

The show went downhill after the fifth season.

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4 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

I seriously don't understand what people like about How I met your mother. The show blatantly copies off of Friends, the difference between How I met your mother and Friends is Friends is actually funny and not sexist. I hate all the characters (Barney is the worst one of all, being sexist). This show deserves more hate than it gets. - ausllyaddicted

What! How I met your mother is a great show I hate 9% of you people why robin and teds love lily and barneys constant argument I love it marshall has his moment but all in all got to love the blue French horn I know I am going to get a ton of crap for this but I hate the mother I love ted and robin together opposites attract and when ted shows here the blue French horn on the finale it made this great show a great ending

Story telling, which was once amazing and soul of the show, became repetitive and exhaustive over time. Writing is terrible these days. Take barney out of it, its nothing.

Dad said "Hi"
Mom said "Hi"
that's how he met your mother, show ends, massive paycheck.

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5 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

This show definitely has its moments and can be really funny. Alas Seth McFarlane has a tendency to be an over indulgent ass. I really see a lot of areas where this show can be improved. - Clint67

6 The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro, and also some wasted guest stars from time to time.

I used to like it, but now it's just pushing into unfunny territory. The main character is too obnoxious and arrogant to be likeable, and the other characters are flat and uninteresting. It's quite stereotypical, too.

This is more proof of the general public's insatiable appetite for crap. Feed it to them long enough and eventually they'll eat it. Keep on feeding it and eventually they'll like it. - Clint67

I strongly disagree with this item! - Kevinsidis

:) finally

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7 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated fantasy television series developed by Lauren Faust, produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver . Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has also gained a large following of older viewers, mainly young and ...read more.

How is this not number 1 I am repeating it howw -

K how can you not call this overrated it's a little kids T.V. series blown way out of proportion

This show is popular only because the writing in the episodes are mediocre and 4chan's "/co/" will get their manbaby hands on anything that has a girl's or simply just a infant audience.

This is an okay show but I hate bronies expcept for a few.

8 Modern Family Modern Family
9 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

Family guy is more overrated.

Oh Come On! At Least It Isn't As Overrated As Family Guy.

How did this obnoxious salute to the armpit-fart class of humor even get on the air in the first place, let alone last 20 years? Did Matt Groening sell his soul to the devil or something?

10 Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom that is based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, although Rock himself was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, having been born in 1965. The show's title parodies the hit ...read more.

WHAT? How can you put this on here? It's hilarious! It sucks that I have to actually vote for it to write something under it.

Everybody Hates Chris Isn't Overrated, Because Everyone Hates Him. So Take Him Off This List Please!

The Contenders

11 Desperate Housewives
12 Shameless

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13 Steven Universe Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.

The show that caused people to drive someone to attempt suicide over a drawing. This show should be cancelled and the fanbase forcibly eradicated. - Mai_sentry

14 Friends Friends F•R•I•E•N•D•S is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. ...read more.

The four first seasons were amazing but then they focused too much on the romances and relationships and they forgot that raw sense of humor that made that show well known and loved.

The most absurd and silly show that was ever successful... This show was so insulting to one's intelligence...

I've never watched this show and I never will.

This show sucked from start to end. - Clint67

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15 Smallville

They are all pretty good, actually. Except for Legend of the Seeker and Smallville. Smallville is a joke with the Superman mythos and so low-quality, that it is actually hurtful.

How can you not like smallville? Its one of my all time favorite series. Sucks I have to vote to write.

Smallville is no joke

16 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Keeping Up with the Kardashians
17 Big Brother Big Brother Big Brother is a reality game show franchise created by John de Mol, originally broadcast in the Netherlands and subsequently syndicated internationally.
18 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard . Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering ...read more.

Violent, disturbing and depressing wasn't the bad things. It just becoming boring that's the worst thing. I liked season 3 most. Now I don't like it that much. - zxm

Violent, disturbing, and depressing.

This should be number 1

Aboslutely stupid

19 Arrow Arrow Arrow is an American action crime television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg.

This ruined Green Arrow's character. They made him into a Batman wannabe personality type when he's not. He's his own person and if you wanted a Batman type then use Batman. Green Arrow actually has a more snarky and adventurous personality that's why him and the Green Lantern get along so well. Plus this show ruined Deathstroke too and that's even more unforgivable. If you're gonna make a comic book based show then you need to get the characters right otherwise you're just making fanfiction for T.V. - NerdBunny

This is a good show - Theblackcat

20 Battlestar Galactica Battlestar Galactica

It never even TRIED to recapture the spirit, the heart, of it's ancestor. the convoluted writing might as well of been in Sanskrit, and the characters had no individual charm, much less collective "chemistry."
All in all, the most laughable misguided attempt to fix what ain't broken since the New Coke.

21 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.
22 WWE WWE World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company that deals primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, video games, product licensing, and direct product sales.
23 Breaking Bad Breaking Bad Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

Another show that I cannot understand the ubiquitous popularity... BORING BORING BORING... I couldn't make it past the first two episodes... The character are just so over the top silly...

Its good but little bit of overrated. Doesn't mean it can't be one of the best. The only problem is it had some irrelevant stories mostly brought up by skyler. - zxm

TAKE THIS SHOW OFF, Breaking Bad was well worthy of it's praise

When I first heard about breaking bad I thought it will contain many bad ass moments and many action scenes, but nope it's just a 50 years old dude who keeps mixing and then takes off his clothes and rapes his wife

24 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

I just don't understand the appeal of these shows. They are so popular but are fairly mindless. Each episode is completely paint-by-numbers with few surprises, little character development, and no warmth or intrigue. These shows are for people who want an hour of mindless entertainment... But not for people who are looking for smart, thought-provoking and smartly-written scripts.

25 Heroes

Started so well but ended so horribly. - NerdBunny

26 The Bachelor The Bachelor

Not reality, and therefore poorly written. Basically a collection of wannabe actors showing their inability to act.

27 House

The first three seasons were entertaining... It totally jumped the shark in season 4 where house is picking new doctors... THAT was so rediculous and no hospital would allow such a stupid process... The show was turning into a soap opera and the character of House was starting to wear thin on the senses... Too obnoxious doesn't a character make..

A few shows is okay but after a while it is the same thing over and over and over again. A nasty doctor who thinks he knows it all and is wrong but then gets it right.

28 Legend of the Seeker
29 Dating Naked
30 Rick and Morty Rick and Morty Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim.

Definitely belongs on this list lol. The jokes are funny for 5 year olds.

Does not belong on this list.

31 Twin Peaks Twin Peaks
32 Merlin Merlin Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps, starring Colin Morgan in the title role.
33 The Vampire Diaries

Couldn't watch this show, just couldn't.

34 Ugly Betty Ugly Betty

Come on! This was one of the best shows.

35 X-Files

I have NEVER got why this show was so popular... David Duchovny is THE WORST actor how basically made millions mumbling his lines... This was such a silly show... I can understand mental patients and children would like this show... Totally over rated...

Boring

36 Spartacus
37 Nashville
38 Army Wives
39 Prison Break Prison Break Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, from 2005 to 2009. The series revolves around two brothers.
40 Beverly Hills, 90210 Beverly Hills, 90210 Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American drama television series that ran for ten seasons—originally airing from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on Fox, and was produced by Spelling Television in the United States—and subsequently on numerous networks around the world.

Small wonder most of these guys never really succeeded after this show went off the air. None of them had any talent. - Clint67

41 Charmed Charmed

It seems like Alyssa Milano's pet project, her character does not deserve such star treatment inside the drama, and collects actresses that do not exceed her attractiveness...

Charmed should have ended after Season 4. Then it lost interest and it became repetitive and boring.

Charmed overrated? This show had everything. Hot girls in sexy clothes, fighting scenes. For a T.V. show I think the special effects were awesome. One of the best shows about demons, vampires and so on.
This show was at least way better than the overrated " Buffy " and all other " Vampire,demons T.V. shows".
And the most important thing ; all the main actresses were beautiful and very talented in their acting.

42 Sex and the City
43 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
44 Stranger Things Stranger Things Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror Netflix original television series created, written, directed and co-executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross Duffer, as well as co-executive-produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

Surely doesn't worth the hype

45 Doctor Who Doctor Who The Doctor a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, he travels around in his time machine called The TARDIS which stands for time and relative dimensions in space. The show was first broadcast on 23rd November 1963 one day after JFK was assassinated! The show has since ...read more.

While it was great during the Classic series and during Seasons One to Five, Six, Seven and Eight have been colossal disappointments. I mean, the Moon being and egg? What's next, the Daleks actually being good creatures, just misunderstood?

46 I Love Lucy

This show is great and should not be on hear. - Rambles

What exactly was "loveable" about this obnoxious, grating shrew? Not merely the most overrated T.V. series of all time, but may well be the single least accurately titled enterprise in the history of all storytelling!
(NOTE: some cite as an extenuating circumstance that this series supposedly invented the sitcom, but that holds up only if you're ignorant of old-time radio, where every type of series later employed for T.V. was pioneered. if anyone can be called the inventor of the sitcom, it is one Jack Benny. )

47 Cheers Cheers Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles.

Honestly, have any of the critics even SEEN Cheers? I've taken math tests with more entertainment value. I've seen more likeable characters in documentaries about Nazi Germany!
The most overrated sitcom ever is, of course, I Love Lucy. but this is the first runner-up.

48 Gotham

This series is a total disgrace to Batman. Bruce Wayne is just a child, Catwoman and Harvey Dent are older than him by an age gap. They got actors wrong for Gordon and Penguin, because Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor look more like Batman and Joker rather than Gordon and Penguin. They even got Penguin wrong because he is tall, thin, kills and poisons people and isn't into birds. Fish Mooney is annoying. The entire series is a random idea. If Gordon is fighting all of Batman's foes. Who will Batman fight then.

this show is a SLAP IN THE FACE to Batman

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50 Milo Murphy's Law Milo Murphy's Law Milo Murphy's Law is an American animated television series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, which premiered on October 3, 2016 on Disney XD.
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