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Old 18-07-2012, 15:51
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I normally give a new show around 3-4 episodes to make a mark before considering continuing or dropping it, however there have been times where I decided to continue and down the line realized I made a mistake,

Some of these shows include:

Reaper
Nip/Tuck

there have been other instances however when I dropped a show prematurely and afterwards went back to it to find that it was awesome.

Anyone else got some
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Old 18-07-2012, 15:57
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I dropped Bones. The last season wasn't great and the idea of going through another pregnancy was too much.

A show I dropped before and then went back to was Warehouse 13. I gave up six or seven episodes in first time tound but started watching again a few years later and now really like it.
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:00
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I dropped Mrs Browns Boys half way through episode 1 only to find that a lot of people now think it is brilliant.
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:01
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i dropped fringe around halfway through season 3, i missed a few episodes at first, but then realized that i really didn't care to even find them so i knew i didn't really like the show.
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:28
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The shows I have given up over the past few years:

Glee (after Season 1)
True Blood (after Season 3)
Gossip Girl (during Season 3)
Heroes (during Season 3)
Prison Break (after Season 2)
Desperate Housewives (after Season 5)
Grey's Anatomy (after Season 6)
V (after 5 episodes of Season 1)
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:38
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I dropped Flashforward and Alcatraz about half way through Season 1. But they both got canned before they made it to Season 2, so I didn't miss much.
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:43
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true blood after season 1
unforgettable after 5 episodes
ncis after first season
criminal minds after season 3
the cape after 6 episodes
human target after 3 episodes
sanctuary half way in season 3
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:47
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I tried getting through the first episode of Scrubs, and I just couldn't make it. I'm seriously considering dropping The Cleveland Show as I just found it such a struggle to get through the second season that it became a chore. I series linked Season 3 on E4 but haven't touched it in 6 months.

I also dropped My Family after my tastes in comedy changed drastically, and if it counts as I watched every episode of Everybody Loves Raymond but went off of that and sold the DVDs.
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:49
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True Blood - made it through 2 dreadful seasons. Not sure how.

Nip / Tuck - dropped it after Sean's latest new girlfriend shit in a swimming pool. Season 4, I think?

Without a Trace - can't remember. Somewhere in season 3 or 4. Every episode is the same and the characters were annoying. Same as....

Numbers - stopped after 2 seasons.
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:51
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I don't drop many shows but I have found that I have done it more recently.

I have dropped

2 Broke Girls (I was getting bored of the same jokes)
Bones (I watched a couple of episodes when it came back, but I was finding that I was leaving it longer and longer before watching the next episode)
Body of Proof (I had practically the whole season waiting to be watched, I kept trying to watch an episode and getting so bored and distracted.)

And King is sitting on my box and looks to be going the same way as Body of Proof. It does take me a lot to give up on a programme recently I think I keep picking the wrong programmes to enjoy the ones I find boring and unoriginal are the ones that get second and third seasons and the ones that I like get cancelled before it has gets to the end of its season.
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Old 18-07-2012, 16:54
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Gossip Girl around end of season 3

90210 end of season 3

Bones this year with her pregnancy and no back story just magically her and booth together expecting a kid and they have no chemistry

Leverage end of season 3

Once upon a time but went back to it

probably loads more over the last couple of years but cant think
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Old 18-07-2012, 17:06
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Binned Alcatraz after 5 episodes
Lost about 20 minutes into epsiode 3
Grimm after 4 eps
V after 2 eps
Supernatural after 10 minutes of episode 1
The Fades after 4 eps
The Event after 7 eps
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Old 18-07-2012, 17:17
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I so really wanted to like and get into Fringe. but I got part way into the third episode and gave up. I struggled a little bit to finish off the pilot. I had read really good things, and it had an alternate universe/reality, and thats sounded really cool to me, and I wanted to like it.
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Old 18-07-2012, 17:19
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Lost - half way through season 3
True Blood - half way through season 2. Wasn't intentional. I went on holiday, missed a couple of episodes and never bothered catching up.
Star Trek: Enterprise - towards the end of season 2
The Sarah Connor Chronicles - about a quarter of the way through season 2
Friends - a couple of episodes into season 7
V - after the second episode
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Old 18-07-2012, 17:29
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Supernatural after 10 minutes of episode 1
So you didn't even give it a chance then?
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Old 18-07-2012, 17:37
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Flashforward - brilliant idea, stupid plotting. Gave up about half-way into its sole season.
True Blood - Watched the first few episodes, but found it a bit too slow
Star Trek Voyager - Stuck with this for waaay too long. Watched the first few seasons, waiting for it to turn into TNG. It never did. Came back for the finale.
The X Files - I think I gave up around season 6. Before the T1000 turned up. Watched the final episode.
Dollhouse - Huge fan of Whedon, but the first season was a struggle so no patience for season 2.
Heroes - Got a few episodes into 3rd season and finally lost patience. Felt better for it.
Sarah Connor Chonicles - A few episodes into season 2. The show was far better than I expected it would be, but there was always going to be a limit to where they could go with it.
Scrubs - Had about six seasons on DVD...Weirdly came to the conclusion one day that I wasn't really finding it particularly funny and its zaniness was irritating. Flogged the DVDs and have never watched it since. Odd.
Family Guy - Watched (and bought) the first few seasons. Got slowly wary of it. Sold the DVDs. South Park killed it completely for me after that.

Have also given up on the following shows after just one episode, despite hearing good things about them. I didn't really give them a fair shot, but assumed that they weren't for me:

Dexter
Game of Thrones
Fringe - I occasionally hear about current plotlines and am baffled as the pilot didn't seem to have much in common with them.
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Old 18-07-2012, 17:52
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So you didn't even give it a chance then?
It's not that I didn't like it. I just stopped watching during an ad break and never returned. Have seen clips of it since and don't feel like I missed out.
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Old 18-07-2012, 17:53
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Flashforward - brilliant idea, stupid plotting. Gave up about half-way into its sole season.
True Blood - Watched the first few episodes, but found it a bit too slow
Star Trek Voyager - Stuck with this for waaay too long. Watched the first few seasons, waiting for it to turn into TNG. It never did. Came back for the finale.
The X Files - I think I gave up around season 6. Before the T1000 turned up. Watched the final episode.
Dollhouse - Huge fan of Whedon, but the first season was a struggle so no patience for season 2.
Heroes - Got a few episodes into 3rd season and finally lost patience. Felt better for it.
Sarah Connor Chonicles - A few episodes into season 2. The show was far better than I expected it would be, but there was always going to be a limit to where they could go with it.
Scrubs - Had about six seasons on DVD...Weirdly came to the conclusion one day that I wasn't really finding it particularly funny and its zaniness was irritating. Flogged the DVDs and have never watched it since. Odd.
Family Guy - Watched (and bought) the first few seasons. Got slowly wary of it. Sold the DVDs. South Park killed it completely for me after that.

Have also given up on the following shows after just one episode, despite hearing good things about them. I didn't really give them a fair shot, but assumed that they weren't for me:

Dexter
Game of Thrones
Fringe - I occasionally hear about current plotlines and am baffled as the pilot didn't seem to have much in common with them.
Wary? How so?
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Old 18-07-2012, 18:20
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I think he meant weary.
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Old 18-07-2012, 18:25
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Revenge & New Girl
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Old 18-07-2012, 18:35
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Flashfowrard, never went back to it after the mid-season break.

Breaking Bad, about 4 episodes in, never gone back to it.

Family Guy, just felt like it had run it's course. It was hilarious during S1-3 though.
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Old 18-07-2012, 18:38
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I dropped The Big C. Season 3 really just didn't go anywhere.

I dropped Hung too. Total and utter bo**ocks.

Breaking bad. Just BAD.
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Old 18-07-2012, 19:05
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CSI Miami, apparently, the most watched show on earth.

It stopped being unintentionally funny a while back.

Two Broke Girls has lost it's star performer "Chestnut" and is the lesser for it.
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Old 18-07-2012, 19:15
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Touch after 4 episodes
Awake after 3 episodes
V - didn't bother with season 2
Falling Skies - didn't bother with season 2
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Old 18-07-2012, 19:55
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The 4400
The Shield
Unforgettable
King
Breaking Bad
Falling Skies
Alcatraz
Grimm

I suspect there's probably more over the years. Part of me wants to give up on NCIS because i'm getting fed up of the "case of the week" format, but i keep thinking i've watched it since Season 1 and to drop it at Season 10 seems daft
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