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Are There Any TV Genres You Just Won't Watch?

Are There Any TV Genres You Just Won't Watch?

Maybe the very phrase "cop drama" makes you reach for your remote. Maybe you shun all reality shows, no matter how much you hear about the merits of Project Runway or The Amazing Race. Maybe you wouldn't miss soap operas if they disappeared completely, or maybe you get squeamish at the thought of watching a medical show. I'm wondering: are there TV genres you just refuse to watch?

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sarahcateh sarahcateh 8 years
I haaaaate lawyer shows. I have no idea why but don't like watching them, whether they be comedies or dramas. I also hate pretty much any show on MTV or VH1... not really a genre but there we go.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
- any medical-, law-enforcement or lawyer-related comedies AND dramas. There is TOO much! - MTV reality shows (guilty pleasures "The Hills" and "The City" being exceptions) - daytime soap operas - singing/dancing reality shows (e.g. SYTYCD, American Idol)
ringssinger ringssinger 8 years
Gosh, I'm thinking I must be a TV Grinch. I realize after reading the comments here that I have never watched any reality show (even the ever popular AI), game show or soap opera (those are major ewwws), rarely have I seen a full episode of a cop drama or sci-fi series or even the hour-long prime-time dramas (I think I may have seen 2 or 3 Losts but that didn't last long). So what the heck do I watch? The occasional Big Bang Theory (kind of cute) or Jon Stewart or Ellen's show. I'd really rather pop in a CD and listen to some good music or just watch a good movie.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Any reality show that is about dating or weddings. They are just so trashy, but at least they make me understand the high divorce rate better...
funkygeorge funkygeorge 8 years
soap operas and sitcoms
equestriennechic equestriennechic 8 years
Thriller, action-adventure, overly suspenseful, dramatic, violent crap.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
I don't watch reality TV on MTV, medical or police shows :) I do watch some reality shows, but only UK ones since they're really entertaining!
Quirks4me Quirks4me 8 years
I don't watch any shows about lawyers, cops, doctors, if it has CSI in the title, I immediately change it, most reality shows and generally sci-fi.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Reality TV dating shows! Reality TV is hard to take to begin with but the dating shows are the worst!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
Reality tv and sci-fi.
amofoz amofoz 8 years
Cop and medical shows and soaps are not my cup of tea. At all.
proteanlives proteanlives 8 years
I don't watch reality, fantasy/sci fi, or 1/2 hour sitcoms (HIMYM and Better Off Ted are two exceptions to the latter). I am a big fan of the hour-long ensemble cast drama.
Emma412 Emma412 8 years
I stay as far away as possible from soap operas and sci-fi shows
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
any 1/2 hour sitcoms. Soap Operas, criminal/law dramas, court tv, entertainment shows (ET, inside edition, etc) or any show involving tyler payne.
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
I wouldn’t say that I actively avoid reality shows – there are many classics that I still enjoy: Survivor, Amazing Race, America’s Next Top Model, The Bachelor (sometimes) – but too many of them are pure trash, which has besmirched the entire genre. But generally I will try anything once. Never used to be a fan of detective series, and now they’re my favorite genre of all.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
Petsugar, I am totally the same!
lwimbush lwimbush 8 years
reality
nonmr nonmr 8 years
I don't watch Reality TV shows and medical dramas ;)
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 8 years
Reality. It's not even real reality and it's all the same.
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 8 years
Reality TV! SO tacky!
susanec susanec 8 years
Reality, again.
Grantz Grantz 8 years
Until Nurse Jackie, I never liked any hospital dramas.. My two sisters burned me out with their medical jargon/shop talk. I love Big Brother, Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice. But I just never could get into American Idol. And I used to sing.. I dont know I cant stand any of the 50 different "Judge" shows. Cheers~ Grantz
teagirl teagirl 8 years
I also don't enjoy watching crime, legal, or medical dramas. My favorite shows are mostly comedies but my favorite shows this summer have been Cake Boss and The Little Couple which I guess kinda fall in the reality TV category.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
legal and cop dramas. And I'm a lawyer too!
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
Reality TV is a no-go for me.
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