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#1 Old 01-29-2016, 01:21 PM
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Do you ever realise halfway through a show that you actually hate it?

In the age of streaming TV shows, where every episode is lined up for you to watch I think I've become too much of a completionist when it comes to series.

I want to watch every single episode, in order, otherwise it doesn't feel complete to me.

But this desire has lead me to continue watching some TV shows that I realised I actually hate, just so I can have the sense of completion of finishing all episodes.

In particular, the TV show "Transparent". I watched all of season 1, and while I liked some parts, I felt I mostly didn't like it. Now I'm one episode away from finishing season 2, and I realised I not only didn't love season 2, but I have actively disliked most of it, to the point where it's making me uncomfortable to watch some episodes. Yet I still want to finish the last episode.

Does anyone else get so caught up in the desire to complete things like a TV show, movie, game or book, that they do so even after they realise they don't really like it?

Or is that just me haha.
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#2 Old 01-29-2016, 01:43 PM
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Nope! No it's definitely not just you.

I hate coming to that crunch moment where you both have to admit that the series is just going no-where, the characters are boring and no-one is getting any more interesting, what you thought was funny several episodes ago now is now grating and predictable. Eh!

Sometimes we'll watch a series through to completion and swear off watching the next one, just because we don't want to be left wondering 'what happened' but sometimes it's simply too much of a drag, so we're typically a lot more ruthless these days.

I hate doing it though and it's only really recently that we've decided that it's just not worth hanging on in there.

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Not with Natuto xD It's on Netflix btw...
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#4 Old 01-29-2016, 01:48 PM
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Not me. I sometimes get bored even with shows that I actually like! I never finished either Lost or Dexter despite the fact that I really enjoyed both.

[Note: I noticed that there was a typo in your title-- no "r" at the end of "ever"-- so I used my super mod powers to fix it, but now I'm wondering if that maybe wasn't ok. If you or any of the mods have a problem with it, please tell me and I'll not do that again.]

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Nope! No it's definitely not just you.

I hate coming to that crunch moment where you both have to admit that the series is just going no-where, the characters are boring and no-one is getting any more interesting, what you thought was funny several episodes ago now is now grating and predictable. Eh!

Sometimes we'll watch a series through to completion and swear off watching the next one, just because we don't want to be left wondering 'what happened' but sometimes it's simply too much of a drag, so we're typically a lot more ruthless these days.

I hate doing it though and it's only really recently that we've decided that it's just not worth hanging on in there.
Yeah I need to start being more harsh with shows. Otherwise I will end up sitting through shows I hate just for the sake of completing them. ALTHOUGH, it has worked in my favour a few times. There's been some shows where I didn't like the first few episodes, or even the first whole season, but then started loving it after that. If I didn't stick through it in those cases I wouldn't have known I would like future episodes so much.

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Not me. I sometimes get bored even with shows that I actually like! I never finished either Lost or Dexter despite the fact that I really enjoyed both.

[Note: I noticed that there was a typo in your title-- no "r" at the end of "ever"-- so I used my super mod powers to fix it, but now I'm wondering if that maybe wasn't ok. If you or any of the mods have a problem with it, please tell me and I'll not do that again.]
Haha no that's fine, it was a typo, thanks for fixing it. I've had some shows like that as well, that I really liked but just never got around to finishing because I got distracted. Battlestar Galactica is one of these.
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Oh, Battlestar Gallactica for me, too! It's so good but I never went back.
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Does anyone else get so caught up in the desire to complete things like a TV show, movie, game or book, that they do so even after they realise they don't really like it?

Or is that just me haha.
Yes. I found Sense8 very very crappy but I was hoping it would get better so I watched and it was bad. I was also motivated by my partner who'd give massage during the boring episodes (as a reward for my mental sacrifice).

Dude, I see you posted a thread about reading less. Maybe if you really want to finish crappy series, you can put them in background while reading a book ^__^ or playing a videogame ^___^
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Yes. I found Sense8 very very crappy but I was hoping it would get better so I watched and it was bad. I was also motivated by my partner who'd give massage during the boring episodes (as a reward for my mental sacrifice).

Dude, I see you posted a thread about reading less. Maybe if you really want to finish crappy series, you can put them in background while reading a book ^__^ or playing a videogame ^___^
Oh, Sense8 with its endless expositions! How enervating
I think we got through about five or six. I always demand at least three episodes before I either axe or commit these days, but because it was the beloved Wachowski bros. we gave it an extension. Didn't help any though.
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Yes. I found Sense8 very very crappy but I was hoping it would get better so I watched and it was bad. I was also motivated by my partner who'd give massage during the boring episodes (as a reward for my mental sacrifice).

Dude, I see you posted a thread about reading less. Maybe if you really want to finish crappy series, you can put them in background while reading a book ^__^ or playing a videogame ^___^
Haha, I loved Sense8, but I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone.

I can see where you going with the book thing, and I do sometimes play a TV show while I'm drawing or something like that, but I find it generally too hard to read and do anything else. Even a TV show I dislike. I'd end up getting too distracted from both the book and the TV show and not getting anything out of either.
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I don't watch many TV shows but I will drop them very quickly.

When I watched the walking dead I liked it, but the last few episodes of season 1 were bad so I dropped it and never watched any episodes past season 1.

Orphan black season 1 was really good, episode 1 was especially good. Season 2 started off bad, stayed bad for like 4-5 episodes, then I dropped and and never looked at it again.
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No, once I decide I don't like a show, or don't like it any more, I just stop watching.
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I don't watch many TV shows but I will drop them very quickly.

When I watched the walking dead I liked it, but the last few episodes of season 1 were bad so I dropped it and never watched any episodes past season 1.

Orphan black season 1 was really good, episode 1 was especially good. Season 2 started off bad, stayed bad for like 4-5 episodes, then I dropped and and never looked at it again.
It's funny that you mention those two shows, because they are both shows where I kept watching even when I didn't like it, and then started to enjoy it again. I didn't like an entire season of the Walking Dead, but after that season finished I started loving it again. Same with Orphan Black, I got confused in some parts and didn't like them, but then other episodes I LOVED.
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