Top 10 Reasons Why Steven Universe Is the Worst Show On CN

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The Top Ten

1 It's Overrated

Look, it could be a great show, and while I admit I haven't seen much, it's too late for me to even try getting into it. Either online or even in real life, the show is /everywhere/. I can't even get in a week of school without hearing about "gemlings" or stuff about the character Peridot. Sure, it might have cool concepts, but the spoilers were left and right and the fandom's frankly revolting these days. If it wasn't so overhyped and overrated, I would of considered watching it. While Adventure Time and other shows have gotten high attention for sure, Steven Universe's has grown to a ridiculous level.

Ugh, I see this show just about every day on the internet, and it annoys me. I've seen a few episodes and it isn't really my cup and of tea. Also, have fun giving me useless comments because I don't like the show.

I like this show and all, but I have to agree, it is overrated. - SamuiNeko

Trigger Warning! Easily Pissed off Liberals Avoid!

I do not like this show, sure it is overrated, but the inclusion of LGBT characters in a children's show is inexcusable. These children are not yet old enough to understand natural (Straight) Sexuality, so why shove LGBT sexuality down their throats?

Just to clarify, I have no problems with the plot. Honestly it is kind of interesting, but not my cup of tea.

Steven seems like an interesting character, but would get his ass kicked in a standoff with Krillin!
The characters rely to much on the rare "Deua ex Machina" moments when Steven obtains a new power and uses it to "save the day".

I would compare this to "Super Saiyan from Dragon Ball Z, it strays cool but then becomes so common it has no meaning.

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2 Steven Is Fat

What the hell. Do you expect Steven to be a Barbie doll? Just because somebody's FAT doesn't mean that you should hate them. That is just STEREOTYPICAL and PREJUDICED, to judge somebody by their weight. Steven is an adorable, sweet, caring person.

Why do you care about the character's weight? This is not an accurate reason to hate a show just because "Steven is fat" To me, Steven isn't that fat. He's just a little chunky. - PrincessKiana

I don't have to care about the character's weight but I don't really get why the illustrators drew Steven fat, but still, he just a little fat - bugger

Steven is adorable just the way he is. And it isn't his fault. His dad isn't the skinniest and neither is his mom. As a matter of fact, she's huge, and beautiful. Yeah he makes mistakes sometimes, but he learns from them. The gems think of him as Rose. They know that one day he'll master his gem and be outstanding inside AND out. If you didn't listen to your parents, they'll be mad and punish you, but they'll still love you no matter what.

bad

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3 The Gems Are Weird Looking

The character design in the show is astounding, the show was even nominated for an award regarding this. I must respectively disagree on this, simply because "weird looking" is no way to describe (in my personal opinion) the gem designs.

The Gems are beautiful. They are from another planet! Seriously, how many superheroes have regular clothes and hair and eyes?

Ok some of em are kinda weird but that does not matter at all. Most of the gems are cool and not ugly and even if they were than that is NOT a reason to hate.

Well they aren't human so of course they r going to look odd. It'd b weird if aliens looked exactly like humans even though they came from outer space

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4 It's Not Exciting

Okay, whoever wrote this hasn't seen the new episodes.

I'm kind of sick of all the plot twists. It just makes me not interested. It's alright when a show has only a couple plot twists each season, and then they keep building episodes on top of that related to it, but when EVERY new episode is a plot twist? It's just uninteresting. - RaccoonCartoon

The show's designed to get you invested in it's characters and how they evolve. It's a drama mostly. I can see how that's not everyone's cup of tea.

That's not true There are amazing fight scenes
And lots of deep moments

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5 The Songs Are Boring

The songs come from the heart. These days, all the songs are about drugs and sex, and totally meaningless. In one episode of "Teen Titans Go," they were singing about burgers and burritos. And not to mention their song about different pies? I LOVE the songs. They provide emotion to the show and really set the mood. And "Stronger Than You," got SO many awards!

Personally, I think that these songs are well written, and I love them. But we all can have our opinions, but if I were to find a song I didn't like in this show, I still wouldn't find it boring, as they all have meaning we can relate to.

Well At Least Those Songs Are More Entertaining To Listen To Then To Hear Stupid Trolls Like You That Are Constantly Complaining About The Shows That Aren't Even That Bad.

You can make that argument about anything. This is so whiny. Plus, don't cap all first letters like they are names - superbubble

I found a site called Music Mixer. Randomly generate any song from thw bells, and it will sound just like a Steven Universe song. The lyrics are very simplistic and can be quite boring. It seems more lazy than anything.

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6 The Fan Base is Annoying

Yea, I can agree with this one. A girl on Tumblr drew the characters differently than how they really looked, and others told her to kill herself! Why? Because she made Rose skinny? I'm glad she lived. She literally tried to kill herself.

I'm an avid and total fan of Steven Universe, but I gotta agree with this. This girl on Tumblr made Steven Universe drawings of characters that looked nothing like how they did in the show. I see why they were mad, she stripped the characters appearances of what they really were, what they symbolized: that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. But at the same time, the fandom...I mean good lord, the hate had no end.

Yeah they can be evil, but there are fans like that for everything. I personally DO get pretty upset when people insult Steven Universe, but saying that they don't like it is totally okay. But I HATE it when people make those lists about why it should be cancelled. And the hate on fan art has to stop.

Every single character in book and film has had fans muck with them. There's no excuse for the way they harass other people over this. Just look away. Do something else. Go get a life.

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7 It's Not Really Funny

The show does have a little humor but the show is supposed to be serious and also make you feel something and you wont get it watching one episode.its you also have to watch them in order

It can be funny at times and serious at times, sure it can make you laugh but really the theme here seems to be serious and less funny.

The jokes don't make sense and it's too romantic.

Yeah it's progressive and all but it doesn't make me laugh.

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8 Everybody is Overpowered

Pssh, please! Buddy, chum, pal in the beginning it may seem that way but as the show progresses you get to see that all the gems know what they are and not capable of. They also have weaknesses as well. To be frank with you this is, ironically, one of the rare shows that are HUMAN. It shows how people can change and have to accept things for how they are and that everyone has their limits and weaknesses. You can't deny that we're all human here we, make mistakes, but we can learn from them and either become stronger or weaker; it's your choice.

Overpowered? Ha! How much of an idiot can you people be? If you knew half of what this show was about, you'd know that each of the gems are aware of their weaknesses and boundaries. It's what makes them mentally strong. Actually watch the damn show in its entirety before you criticize it.

Yeah I agree, but Pearl DOES have and inferiority complex, so I guess in a sense, they have emotional weaknesses.

I hate how characters are said, Steven is annoying and mess up with the gems quest. And the gems except for the three are all overpowered. Like the orange one. - Coffeemilkshakes

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9 It's Made by and for SJWs

Fat this, lesbian that, "the gems have no gender but they look like girls" aka non-binary bull. It's as if Tumblr turned into a haram anime that turned into a cartoon and some dumbass threw it on T.V. without even looking at it.

The only good part is that the PC asses actually made something and designed it instead of demanding it be changed. But I hope someone has a problem with it and complains to the creator just to see how it feels to have your work demonized for having it the way you want it.

Amen. I'm getting so sick of these libtards deciding for the parents what their kids can and will be subjected to.

Not exactly. The main character is literally a cis straight white male, portrayed as the most pure character on the show may I add, heresy in the SJW universe. Ergo, it's made neither by nor for SJWs. - izayaorihara

I don't think cartoons needs to teach or lecture to kids UNLESS they are on a learning channel. Cartoons should be escapism.

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10 Steven's voice is more annoying than a crying baby.

Actually, Steven has a deeper voice now since he's matured. And he has a really nice singing voice.

I think this is what drives me up a wall.

I liked his old voice. It suited him well until it changed. He changed a little too soon if you ask me.

So true

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The Contenders

11 Steven's last name is bad

It's Universe. Why don't you make a top ten based on why that's a bad name?

Eh. Coulda been worse. Coulda been Steven Galaxy.

Universe sounds nice to me, what's so bad about it anyway? (I'm stating my opinion here)

As an SU fan, I won't fault you for this. Mainly because it was actually shown in a new episode that Greg changed his name. He was originally Greg DeMayo.

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12 Long Hiatus's

These hiatus's have taught me to be more patient even though I am dying on the inside.

For the animation guy, every single other show on cn ever doesn't have a crappy schedule like steven universe. Its not a reliable show and I don't find any qualities about it that I care about.

This doesn't have an effect on the quality of the show though, so I personally don't believe it should be on this list

Yes, true, but that doesn't make it a completely horrible show. I think that it just gives us time to come up with theories and time to make fanart.

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13 Only Girls Like This Show

I don't even know but I don't believe it. I'm really sick of people having a problem with girls. I'm actually glad most of the gems are girls. Who ever wrote this, shut your mouth about girls

Ok so Cartoon Network FINALLY makes a show that has main characters that are female, and suddenly, that's an offending move towards makes?!? Seriously?!? You can't do anything without offending someone somehow. Quit making something out of nothing. I know plenty of boys who like the show. If you want to complain about something, do it about something that actually deserves complaining, like TTG and other crappy spin-offs and quit trying to bring down good shows.

I am a fan of steven universe an I am a boy. So what? Steven Universe is my favorite show. The guy who wrote this should really rethink this

Whoever added this, are you literally a child? Have you even made it to middle school yet. - izayaorihara

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14 Two characters are gay

Ok seriously? I cannot believe that I have to type this comment. Its retarded that no one really pays attention to rebecca sugar explaining and answering questions about the show. The gems DO NOT have genders. Rebecca sugar stated that the gems do take on female appearances but don't in fact have genders. They do have gender specific pronouns but do not actually have a gender. They are sentient morphing rocks. So they don't actually have lesbian/gay relationships. Its not possible for them to have sex since they don't have genitals. They literally use giant machines that shoot specialized minerals into the ground to mass produce the gem race. So they don't have gay relationships. They are only illusions projected by their gem. Their bodies are merely holgrams with mass. Rocks don't have genders. So they are not gay.

Okay true, the gems are gender less. But the children don't know that, they are gonna think the gems are females, just saying that their gender less does not change the fact at all that this has a gay agenda and I honestly think kids should not be watching this. Other than that, I love this show and it does empower women but the homosexuality is not to my liking. Honestly, the LGBTQ community needs to stop enforcing their ideas to people. If I don't like homosexuals that doesn't make me a homophobe, it just shows me how religious/spiritual I am.

Dear everyone in the comments saying "oooh gays are bad, God hates gays, this is terrible.": Look, it's 2016. Move on. Homosexuality is found in over 200 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Get over yourselves.

How is it innoproprate to have two people of the same gender kissing, but if they r the opposite genders it's ok? your showing the same material that's been pushed what is ok by the religious folk, but same genders. How come my children must b forced to think that gay people r somehow wrong when I don't want my child to see it that way? Maybe if u have such a problem with kids shows that show 'being gay' is acceptable, block your kid from viewing this show, & maybe your kid we'll grow up to be a judgemental bully to gay people. Because that's what god wants, right? 🙄 (WRONG) B t w, god says adultery & having multiple partners is wrong, not being gay itself. Might want to reread the Bible correctly next time, thumpers 😉

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15 The Disturbing Episodes

It does have a few, like the one with the uncle grandpa crossover. - SamuiNeko

Oh boy as a fan of the show I mist agree there are some moments that make me uncomfortable

Someone had to add this! I started to try watching this show but even within the first season beginning episodes, they must have scared away a lot of people. I mainly am talking about Frybo and Cat Fingers, Cat fingers is just nothing relevant to much of the plot, and it's all about Steven wanting to shapeshift into a cat. This goes horribly wrong and he loses control, and he almost DIES basically, his whole body is turning into a blob of cat heads that Steven can't control. Luckily he has a great dad and he saved him with his carwash! Then there is Frybo, the more disturbing one to me. Steven finds a missing shard that pearl needs to find, when looking, he helps his friend instead putting it in a mascot named Frybo. After not too long, Frybo goes crazy and starts grabbing people, holding them still, and shoving handfuls of fries into their mouths almost choking them. Then end up killing him and ripping out the shard but they almost didn't

Okay I agree on this one. I love the show, it's great but it does definitely have its moments.

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16 Steven Is Annoying

I wouldn't say he is annoying, but being able to integrate his child's perspective effectively while demonstrating development in character is something that the show has not always done well. One example of this is the writers refusal to give him solid consequences (often enough for them to matter) and allowing him to fail (at some things). Instead they insist on bubble wrapping him a little too much in the later parts of the first season to current. He therefore doesn't have to learn as much as he has a kind of special treatment. They also seem to make him too chatty at times where silence is more fitting and he never gets called out for any of it, even where he spouts ridiculous notions.

He's 14 but is still carried around like a baby. He bursts into tears over the littlest things. His voice. He's painfully stupid.

Sometimes I don't mind him but others he's just emotional over little things and doesn't take many missions seriously. also he causes some of the problems in the episodes which makes you want to punch him in the face - ilovelife

17 Boring and Unfunny

Wasn't there another thing on the list that said it was unfunny? So this is basically the same thing?

The person who wrote this is boring themselves THIS IS ACTION-PACKED sure some episodes are boring but most of it is AWESOME

Well its sorta funny but yes it is indeed boring like the connection between Lars and the geek NO ONE CARES

Sucks

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18 It Insults Us Men

I'm a man and it doesn't bother me at all. I'm glad they made a show with characters that have women as main characters.

How does it insult you. Does seeing a group of badass women give you shivers? Most of the cartoons these days feature male characters. It's only fair to see women in a show.

No it doesn't. It may insult YOU, but not the rest of us.

I'm male and I like the show..

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19 Too many filler episodes

There's so many filler episodes on beginning but it slowly stops on other seasons after Giant Woman. I think its just going to a good way on next episodes.

There are no filler episodes, there were only the 'say uncle' episode that wasn't cannon but we got to learn how Steven uses his powers

I couldn't even get past episode 13. My ex tried to get me into it but its just way to boring.

Most shows that r on CN don't have any plot at all & r like boring 'slice of life' shows. At least SU has plot, established characters that have relatable flaws & struggle, & have continually.

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20 It Has Bad Design

The design is amazing! The artwork is beautiful and the gems are diverse. Who wants a team full of stick-skinny superheroes and a stick-skinny main character?

What are you talking about? Steven Universe has amazing design! Especially in Ocean Gem, with the space scene.

Diversity means nothing. Both Mad Men and City of God are excellent pieces of media, and both are non-diverse in two entirely opposite ways - Mad Men is mainly white, City of God is mainly black or African-Brazilian. You can't just slap some skin colour on a character and call them good, for God's sake. - liliputian7

I really dislike the gem's design, most of them have thick lips (except for Pearl and Lapis), skinny butts, black stereotypes and most of them are fat. - Coffeemilkshakes

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