Admitting one has a problem is the first step to getting better, right? Anyway hate-watching is different from watching a show you hate because there is a part of you that wants to like the show despite all of its flaws. Hate-watching is also not like guilty pleasure watching because a guilty pleasure TV show is one that you love but are just ashamed to admit to enjoying. Nope, hate-watching is in its own special category and is horribly addictive.
Along Came Dexter
I was not always a hate watcher; I used to just be able to stop watching a show that I had begun to detest outright and never think about it again. case in point: I dropped HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 5 seasons ago and then never even bothered to check out the finale to see if Ted finally met the friggin’ mother. But then came DEXTER Season 5. Season 5 of DEXTER took a show I loved immensely, that had just come off of a previous season that was probably some of the best TV I had watched in years, and just shit the bed. Lumen…no one wanted Lumen. Lumen was terrible.
Every season after was just worse than the one before and I angrily watched every episode. I complained about it to my friends and family…I sometimes even treated it like my own personal MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 and made fun of episodes while I was watching.
After DEXTER I was just hooked and I have found myself hate-watching at least one or two shows a season every season. I am hooked, I tells ya! And I can’t kick this habit! So with all that being said I figured I’d list the shows that I am currently hate-watching.