My Name is Derek And I Am A Hate-Watcher


Stupidity must be in the water of Chester Mills because that is the only way to explain why everyone in this town is so tragically stupid. I get that these poor townsfolk are trapped under a mysterious dome, that can make you act out of character but should it really make you behave like your brain cells are outside of the dome too? No one on this show makes good decisions and the rampant idiocy is very hard to watch.
The other problem is that the writing for the show is just as stupid as the characters. The Stephen King book this show is based on is one of my favorites of the author’s works yet somehow this adaptation has found a way to make me question my own judgment on that front. Maybe King’s book was horrible and I just remember it wrong/ Nah, this show is ridiculous. King’s book didn’t have the townsfolk go completely batshit crazy to the point that they were forming lynch mobs and building gallows in the town square after being under the dome for barely a week. Civilization does not crumble into mob rule in less than a week, I don’t care what the circumstances are. And people don’t throw together underground fight clubs in the span of a few days either like this show thought was a good idea to do in its first season.
Plus the guy who plays Junior is the absolute worst.


  1. jmount43 · July 6, 2014

    I can understand where you are coming from with shows like Under the Dome (Dean Norris must be thinking “I went from Breaking Bad to this?” every day he’s on set), True Blood (you could make a drinking game out of every time someone shows their boobs) and Dexter (I’m still pissed off at Yvonne Strahovski-I sent her a friend request on Facebook and instead of politely declining she reported me, instead). However, I gotta draw the line at Supernatural. Yes, it has become somewhat repetitive in later years but dammit man I still get a kick out of that show just as much as when I binge-watched the first seven seasons in under a week. So, the first three I mentioned, yeah man I hate-watch right along with you. Supernatural is one that we will have to agree to disagree on. I’m glad you admit that you have a problem and I hope you make to 30 days so you can get your chip. πŸ˜€


    • Derek · July 8, 2014

      I am taking it one day at a time.
      And I hate that I hate watch Supernatural because it was one of my absolute favorite shows once upon a time but man it has become hard to watch a full season. They do still pull off some really good one off eps but those usually have nothing to with the overarching season’s storyline.


  2. Parlor of Horror · July 7, 2014

    The only bad I see is you haven’t taken this far enough – you should video yourself making all the nasty comments at the TV and post them on Youtube, (and here) Ya’ know, edit it so you just have the funny stuff πŸ˜€ You don’t even have to show the program on TV or tell us what it is, people will figure out what show you’re watching, lol.


    • Derek · July 8, 2014

      That sounds like it would be fun. Maybe one of these days when I am not being super lazy I will give it a try.


  3. Abbi · July 7, 2014

    I’m so with you on The Following I couldn’t get past series 1 though.


    • Derek · July 8, 2014

      I am still so annoyed that it is ass bad as it is. I mean Kevin Williamson, Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy should not produce such dreck.


  4. Tim The Film Guy · July 8, 2014

    I used to be a hate watcher but I have so many shows I am watching that its got to the point that any fat has to be cut! Helix failed miserably in my eyes, The following started to get boring to me. True Blood is the best comedy series of the year so I keep watching that. I wish I had stopped watching Dexter after season 4 but I didn’t 😦

    The last season of Supernatural wasn’t too bad. Under the Dome has one more chance, but if the character remain lobotomized i’m out.

    Just finished watching the latest season of Continuum and man that show just did an excellent season. One of my favourites of the year πŸ˜€


    • Derek · July 8, 2014

      I have the second episode of Under the Dome on my DVR and I am dreading watching it so my hate watch may just turn into total hate and I will just drop it completely. The first episode of the second season was so awful.


      • Tim The Film Guy · July 10, 2014

        There both bad, the writers haven’t learnt there lesson. Gonna stick to my 3 episode rule and after that I just can’t keep watching it 😦

        Shame because the concept is fascinating.


  5. Pingback: My Name Is Derek And I Am Still A Hate-Watcher |

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.