Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ten Things Tuesday- TV Shows That Have Gone On Too Long

The idea for this one came from fellow blogger, David Oliver.
He has several blogs so I linked to his profile so you can choose which one you may like to read.

At first, I thought maybe I had done one of these.
I've done a few on TV shows, but I checked and I did one on shows that never should have been cancelled.

Turns out I have done 78 Ten Things Tuesdays and I started in May of 2011.
Not bad for skipping a few Tuesdays here or there.

I am going to try to do this list without mentioning a reality show.
There are so many and I could crank out this list in 2 minutes.

Instead I am going to go with the real shows.
Ya, know.
The ones with actors and contract disputes and bad behavior.

So, here we go!

1. Saturday Night Live
     This show used to be the one to stay up for on Saturday nights. Every so many years, they seem to bring it back to life. I think there is no more coming back. Stick a fork in her. She's done.

2. How I Met Your Mother
     At first it was funny. Now, I just want Ted to meet the mother so the show can be over. He should have met her a few seasons ago.

3. The Bold and the Beautiful
     First it was Brooke and Ridge and than Taylor and Ridge. Ridge back to Brooke. Than back to Taylor. Lather, rinse, repeat. Oh dear God! Now, Ridge left the show so it's Hope(Brooke's daughter) with Liam and Steffie(Ridge and Taylor's daughter) with Liam and back and forth he goes. Why do people watch this?

4. Maury
     I do not know which is more sad: A daytime talk show that always seems to have the topic of paternity tests OR that so many people don't know for sure who the father of their baby is.

5. Judge Judy
     This could apply to any court show. Why is this entertainment? I wonder if there are people that just go hang out at their local courthouse for fun.

6. Parks and Recreation
     Remember the show My Name is Earl? It did better in the ratings than this show but which one got cancelled? Parks and Recreation was cheaper to produce so it got to stay.

7.  Wake Up With Al
     The whole Weather Channel was starting to suck, but why put Al Roker on there? To make it less watchable?

8. Two and a Half Men
     You all know my position on this one. It never should have made it past episode 2, 3 at the most.

9. The Good Wife
     Either cancel it or call it something else. Not much of a good wife is she?

10. Cops
     Now, it is Cops Reloaded, but it's the same show. How often can you sit and watch drunk people act stupid and get arrested?

I tried to go with all current shows. What shows past or present do you should have been put out of their misery?

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Adam, I wonder if you can buy the seasons on DVD?

  2. The only one I've watched in recent years is The Good Wfe. I'll have to catch up and see what she's up to. I always liked Kalinda.

    1. Hi, Susie. I just never got into that show.

  3. Did 'Parks and Recreation' go on for too long? After seeing the first two series, I formed a strong attachment to Leslie Knope. She's the kind of woman I'd like to feed nuts by hand.

    1. Gorilla Bananas, I saw one episode and thought that was too much. I bet she'd eat nuts out of your hand.

  4. Last episode of Parks and Recreation was pretty good. I don't see it very often. I used to watch SNL on a regular basis, not any more.

    1. Munir, maybe I didn't see it when it was good. I didn't like the one I saw so I called it a day. I haven't watched SNL in a long time.

  5. Good picks, Ruth. I've tried a number of times to find humor in SNL's more recent shows. But I don't appreciate it unless I watch it with the original cast, including Gilda Radner.


    1. Robyn, those were the days, huh? The adobe, landshark, Lisa Loopner. Good times.


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