Intro

Continuation of the last post, click here to know more.

This is the last seven series I selected to this double post, but there are some others series I stopped after some seasons, and others I didn’t even finished one season.

After The Following I decided I was never going to insist in an atrocious series again, so there are quite a few series I watched only a one or two episodes and stopped.

Without further ado, let’s go to the last seven.

Stranger Things (2016–)

Seasons Watched: 1

Seasons Total/So Far: 3

Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) S01E03

When I think about Stranger Things I immediately associate it with 13 Reasons Why. Both were hyped and trendy, had somewhat of a juvenile feel, even though a lot of adults liked it and the most I thought about it, the less I liked it.

Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion

I liked a lot of things about the show, I realized that it supposed to have a nostalgic vibe and I don’t think a movie or series must be 100% original, I am completely fine with honoring the references.

Everything began to change after I watched Super 8 (2011) and it felt too uncomfortably similar to Stranger Things. The thing is that the other movies Stranger Things ripped off I had watched many years ago, so they were in the back of my memory.

I decided to do a little research about the so-called homages made in this show and my conclusion was that Stranger Things is a blatant rip-off of things I didn’t even like that much.

Stranger Things (Soundtrack from the Netflix Original Series)

To finish this off, I want to recommend an article entitled “We Asked A Lawyer Why ‘Stranger Things’ Hasn’t Been Sued For Copyright Infringement” by Cintra Wilson. The opinion article is a very fun, lighthearted, yet informative take on the copyright issue around Stranger Things.

Grimm (2011-2017)

Seasons Watched: 1-3

Seasons Total/So Far: 6

Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby)

If I associate Stranger Things with 13 Reasons Why, Grimm I associate with Arrow. As it happened with Arrow, I watched three seasons of Grimm and then left it to perpetual oblivion.

Grimm: The Complete Collection

It was not a bad series at all, I quite liked a lot of it. The cast and most the characters are really nice, there is some very well-made gore that made sense within the context and even made me use Portland Timbers on FIFA sometimes.

Sometimes the CGI is not good, others it is. For example, the Hexenbiest (Female) and Zauberbiest (Male) are as bad as an Instagram filter (some years ago I would say a Snapchat filter), while the Fuchsbau is better, or at least it’s how I remember it.

It’s a fun series, and I recommend it for anyone who wants a nice fantasy with a pinch of police/detective and another pinch of horror. If I didn’t have so much to do and watch I would get back to it myself.

Dear White People (2017–)

Seasons Watched: 1

Seasons Total/So Far: 3

Reggie (Marque Richardson) S01e05

Every episode is directed by a person of color, at least from the first season I watched, and that is a nice thing, but like the XX, it’s a good idea and concept that didn’t translate necessarily in good work.

Another idea I liked is what they do with the name of the series and a lot of dumb closeted racists fell for it. As said in one of the posters “Dear White People, bet you think this show is about you”, well it’s not.

Dear White People: Season 1

I guess anyone with basic sense that actually watched the series know that the show is about people of color, especially black, but a lot of white folks think the world spins around their whiteness.

However, I’m not doing a review right now, so let’s jump to the reasons I stopped watching. For a comedy, the show is barely funny, the trendy memes thrown around are annoying and there is just one episode actually good, while all the others are mediocre.

By the way, the good episode was directed by Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins, the man behind Moonlight (2016) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).

Well, that’s the reason I have no intention of getting back to this show, it’s just not very good. Another thing, there’s a CGI full frontal in the second episode, I’m pretty sure that full frontal was CGI.

Once Upon A Time (2011-2018)

Seasons Watched: 1-3

Seasons Total/So Far: 7

David (Josh Dallas) and Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin)

I thought I had watched even more seasons because this show was not bad at all in the beginning, but then, something happened that doomed the series to me.

Once Upon A Time Complete Seasons 1-7 Box Set [Blu-ray] [2018]

I was a skeptic when I began watching, because it’s about fairy tales and I’m not really the fairy tale type of person, but many of my friends recommended to me and I decided to watch it and ultimately like it.

The series had a lot of nice, fun moments, some adventure and even some action without losing the fantastic and magical aspect of fairy tales, then the third season arrived and with it, the annoying Peter Pan (Robbie Kay).

For some time now, I decided to leave the language in the posts clean, but I will make an exception here. Fuck Peter Pan, and that’s the reason why I abandoned Once Upon A Time.

Under the Dome (2013-2015)

Seasons Watched: 1-2

Seasons Total/So Far: 3

Joe (Colin Ford) and Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz)

I only watched the first two seasons and then, by the end of the second, I decided I was too fatigued about the series and decided to no longer continue watching it. However, the first two seasons were quite nice.

Under the Dome: The Complete Series

I remember when I was much younger, getting home from school and watching Grounded For Life (2001-2005), and seeing Mike Vogel in his early 20s now and then. Later, we see him in Under the Dome, all grown-up and all and being a familiar face, I liked him from the beginning.

Not only Mike Vogel, but the cast, in general, is really good, I like Colin Ford, Rachelle Lefevre, Mackenzie Lintz and especially Dean Norris whom I knew from the best show ever created, Breaking Bad (2008-2013).

The story is from Stephen King, and I have to confess I never read any of his works, but I’m not ignorant, so I know he a great writer and a bunch of people’s favorite writer. However, Under the Dome was nice, but kind of meh, so I never had the will to finish watching the last season.

The Walking Dead (2010–)

Seasons Watched: 1-3

Seasons Total/So Far: 9 (Tenth Premiere on October)

Shane (Jon Bernthal)

I loved the first two seasons, it was a lot about the survival, the change of moral code in the post-apocalyptic society and, of course, finding a way out of that awful situation. I know some people were annoyed by the number of main characters dying, but I think it was realistic.

The Walking Dead: Complete Series Seasons 1-8 DVD

I liked the idea of the prison, I mean, if you’re trying to survive dumb zombies, go to a fortified place where they can’t enter. Everything began to fall apart to me with The Governor (David Morrissey) character.

Before The Governor, there was Andrea (Laurie Holden) who was annoying enough, so they decided to join the two most irritating characters with some very unrealistic things and it gradually the series became unbearable.

It was not just that, these things I mentioned were the most important ones that made me drop the show, it’s like the end of a relationship, it’s usually not one or two things, is the sum of it all.

A friend of mine watched a little more and said I was not missing anything, even gave me some spoilers to made me sure, so I never get back to it.

Supernatural (2005–)

Seasons Watched: 1-12

Seasons Total/So Far: 14 (Fifteenth Premiere on October)

Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki)

As you can see from how many seasons I watched, this is the series I was the more invested in, and without a doubt, it’s the series I watched the most in life, including every other show not present in this double post.

Supernatural: Season 1-13 [Blu-ray] [2018]

After all these years, it took too much disappointment after disappointment to finally make me drop Supernatural for good. After the very disappointing end to season 12, I even watched a couple of episodes of the season 13, it’s not bad, it’s just not good enough to overcome my disappointment.

The first five seasons was the best as far as I remember, and I genuinely think the series should have ended after the fifth season, with a perfect bittersweet finale. After that, the show had more bad moments than good ones, but I understand the decision to keep the show airing.

I really intend to review Supernatural by season, since the first one, it will be interesting to check if my impressions about the initial seasons were actually good or if I just thought that because I was really young when I began watching it.

However, in general, I had really great memories of Supernatural, and it’s a shame I felt so disappointed about it in the end.


That’s it for now. See you next time.

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