Top 10 TV Shows that Could Have Been Better Than They Were

These are shows that had the potential to be more than what they were. That doesn’t just mean they had to be bad shows that could of been great, but also good shows that could have been better, or even great shows that could have been nearly perfect.
The Top Ten
1 Once Upon a Time

There should have been a better thought out plot line for the show as a whole, it felt like the show was making it up season by season.

Also there was a lot of storylines that went nowhere.

2 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world... read more

It was hinted in the show that Vlad Masters / Vlad Plasmius would get a redemption story but it never came to fruition, that was a shame.

Also a return of Dark Danny from "The Ultimate Enemy" would have been awesome.

3 Glee Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition circuit while its disparate... read more

All I can say is this show had some of the worst plot holes I have ever seen like Rachel dropping out from a Broadway show to star in a TV show. The whole series was about her dream being a big Broadway star. On top of the the most of the characters had very little character development and seemed to get worse as the show went on. Overall this show was a disaster after the first season.

4 Gargoyles Gargoyles is an American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from October 24, 1994 to February 15, 1997. The series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day.

I felt the show went downhill when the human public found out about the Gargoyles, way to much drama after that, with Season 3 being dreadful. Would have been better if the Gargoyles remained the secret defenders of New York.

5 Adventures of the Gummi Bears

I would love to see a remake of Gummi Bears, like the way Disney did a remake of the Ducktales series. The biggest change I would make is that the villain Duke Sigmund Igthorn would have a daughter he truly loved and he that he blames King Gregor for the death of his wife. I imagine Igthorn's daughter being very sarcastic and cynical but has a soft spot for her father and the ogres. In fact I see the ogres saving her life after her dad was banished at which time Igthorn seized control of Castle Drekmore and the ogres. Also I see Igthorn daughter and Princess Calla being great friends before the banishment but now there's a great rivalry between them.

6 Supergirl Supergirl is the superhero name of Kara Zor-El, cousin to Superman. She was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino in 1959, and she first appeared in Action Comics, in whose first issue Superman himself was introduced... read more

The biggest mistake the show made was how the writing was so painfully predictable between Supergirl and Lena Luthor. We knew if Supergirl didn't tell Lena about her secret identity, Kara Danvers, Lena would get very angry and fell deeply hurt that Kara didn't trust with her secret especially since basically everyone else knew. And surprise, surprise, that's exactly what happened. The writers could of chosen a less predictable path to go down but they just decided to copy the Smallville storyline. To sum it up, the shows biggest mistake was lazy writing.

7 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender.
8 Tangled: The Series

Great first two season but the show made a mistake when they had Cassandra betray Rapunzel, would have been better if somehow Gothel came back to life on the season 2 finale and she took the role Cassandra had in season 3.

Everything we want to be 2D is CGI.
Everything we want to be CGI is 2D.

9 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is an American superhero comedy animated series created by Ian Jones-Quartey.
10 Game of Thrones Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.

The show was amazing until the last season. First they destroyed Daenerys character by making her insane like her dad and killed a lot of innocent people. Then you have John Snow character making a lot of dumb decisions which contributed to Daenerys going insane. Lastly making Bran king was so random it just made the fans angry. Overall this show was amazing until the last season. If you are going to watch it just skip the last season and you will be happy.

I wasn't really interested in watching this show, but tried it out anyways. Didn't care much for it tbh.

The Contenders
11 The 100 The 100 is a fantasy-drama based live action show based of a book by Kass Morgan. The show was aired for the first time on March 19, 2014. In the show, we start three generations after a nuclear apocalypse.One large space station, made of twelve separate space stations, is suffering overpopulation... read more
12 Earthworm Jim: The Animated Series
13 Jackie Chan Adventures Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series starring the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan.

In the later seasons it would have been exciting to see Jade transform back into the Queen of the Shadowkhan. So much hinting at that in season 4 but it never happened.

To be honest I don't see a grownup Jade becoming a white knight hero like her Uncle Jackie, I believe she would have gotten bored with that life, I see Jade either becoming an antihero or a leader of a crime syndicate of thieves with a code.

14 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
15 Supernatural This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly sinister landscape as they hunt monsters. After losing their mother to a supernatural force, the brothers were raised by their father as soldiers who track mysterious... read more

To be honest, the show's "high stakes" started to die down after season 11.

16 Star vs. the Forces of Evil "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. It was created by Daron Nefcy and developed by Jordana Arkin and Dave Wasson. The series follows teenage magical princess from the dimension of Mewni Star Butterfly and her... read more
17 Voltron: Legendary Defender
18 The Buzz on Maggie The Buzz on Maggie is an American animated television series created by Dave Polsky for Disney Channel.

Wayside should also be added to this list.

19 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.
20 Dexter Dexter is an American crime drama television series that aired from 2006 to 2013. It is based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay and follows Dexter Morgan, a forensic blood spatter analyst who is also a serial killer. The show delves into moral dilemmas and the complexities of leading... read more
21 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, in the United States... read more
22 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
23 Star Trek: Enterprise

The show started off OK but it ended quite bad. The main problem with Star Trek: Enterprise is that the show had to live up to the legacy of the Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and Voyager which was very difficult. The show's theme song, despite being a good song in it's own right, was also incredibly out of place as a Star Trek theme.

The show is still miles better than Discovery & Picard.

24 Xiaolin Showdown Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui.
25 Peppa Pig Peppa Pig is a British preschool animated television series directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies in association with Entertainment One, which originally aired on 31 May 2004. It went on a hiatus for just over two years before re-premiering on 14 February 2015.
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