{TV - I have quit watching} Bad from the outset, so soon abandoned: TV series I just HAD to quit viewing as they were such rubbish! :-(

by SceneByScene | created - 19 Apr 2017 | updated - 5 days ago | Public

Bad from the first episode: TV series that sadly proved to be rubbish, from the very beginning.

In fact they were so bad that I realised from the very start that I couldn't bear to watch the series. In each case I only managed to sit through the first few - perhaps 4 or 5 - episodes. Which proved to be enough time spent on each programme to judge that the series just wasn't worth the viewing time . . .

And how glad I am that I didn't persist with the series, as - just to see if there had been any change in quality - I checked in with each series a few episodes further down the line, and found with each check-in that sadly there had been no improvement at all . . . !

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1. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On the streets of San Francisco a team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Analysis Unit use profiling to catch some of the most horrific serial killers and unidentifiable subjects.

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett

Votes: 4,660

2. Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 27,072

3. Under the Dome (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" or "sphere" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other and animals too.

Stars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford

Votes: 98,885

4. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 30,532

5. Surface (2005–2006)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps.

Stars: Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins, Leighton Meester

Votes: 9,502

6. Outcasts (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

With Earth rapidly becoming uninhabitable, pioneers seek to colonize the harsh terrain of the planet Carpathia. 10 years later, the town of Forthaven faces danger as the planet's dark secrets are revealed.

Stars: Hermione Norris, Daniel Mays, Amy Manson, Ashley Walters

Votes: 5,511

7. Invasion (2005–2006)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences.

Stars: William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett, Lisa Sheridan

Votes: 11,477

8. The 4400 (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Patrick John Flueger, Conchita Campbell

Votes: 41,377

9. Heroes (II) (2006–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka

Votes: 223,439

10. Flashforward (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton

Votes: 58,205

11. The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning, to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon.

Stars: Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner, Charlie Cousins, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 3,438

12. CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Special agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz

Votes: 9,919

13. Law & Order: UK (2009–2014)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

Votes: 3,025

14. Falling Skies (2011–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.

Stars: Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Will Patton

Votes: 83,829

15. Grass (2003– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

Billy Bleach is a Londoner and pub know-it-all who is relocated to Norfolk in rural England under a witness protection programme after he witnesses a gangland killing in this spinoff of the fast show

Stars: Simon Day, Philip Jackson, Robert Wilfort, Tristan Gemmill

Votes: 74

16. Death in Holy Orders (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Adam Dalgliesh looks into the death of a young ordinand who died under mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Alan Howard, Martin Shaw, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 456

Sadly it was the same case with the other TV adaptation of P.D. James' character "Commander Adam Dalgliesh", with the great Martin Shaw in the lead role. For one reason or more, these adaptations made in the early Noughties just didn't work well. So sad. Fortunately there were only 2 adaptations to sit through, before the set of mini-series ended.

17. The Murder Room (2004–2005)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Janie Dee, Samantha Bond, Kerry Fox

Votes: 404

Sadly it was the same case with the other TV adaptation of P.D. James' character "Commander Adam Dalgliesh", with the great Martin Shaw in the lead role. For one reason or more, these adaptations made in the early Noughties just didn't work well. So sad. Fortunately there were only 2 adaptations to sit through, before the set of mini-series ended.

18. May Contain Nuts (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

Part One:- Alice and David Chaplin and their children move to a gated private housing estate where status is all-important. Queen Bee Ffion, who addresses her daughter in French even in ... See full summary »

Director: John Henderson | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Sophie Thompson, Elizabeth Berrington, Darren Boyd

Votes: 66

19. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England; centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 273,617

20. Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

Not Rated | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque

Votes: 46,092

21. Supergirl (2015– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Mehcad Brooks

Votes: 105,618

22. Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The series follows Frankie Drake, a female private detective operating in Toronto in the 1920s.

Stars: Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard, Sharron Matthews

Votes: 1,145

23. Happy Together (2018–2019)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Claire and Jake's married life is mired in routine, but when megastar Cooper shows up at their door, they get dragged into his life of fame.

Stars: Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West, Stephnie Weir, Victor Williams

Votes: 1,625

24. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 133,546

25. Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (2019– )

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In swinging 60's Melbourne, gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea.

Stars: Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson, Catherine McClements, Toby Truslove

Votes: 854

26. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 683,251

27. MacGyver (2016– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Young Angus "Mac" MacGyver works for a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.

Stars: Lucas Till, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Meredith Eaton

Votes: 15,623



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