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30 Rock made a M*A*S*H joke this week, and my friend practically threw a fit telling me all about her hatred for that show. She said every time her parents turned it on and she heard that famous theme song, she wanted to cry from boredom. I actually know quite a few people who feel that way, even though M*A*S*H is considered one of the best shows of all time.

Maybe it's an age thing — do teenagers love Mad Men as much as I do? Then again, I know plenty of people my own age who think Mad Men looks boring despite all its critical acclaim. And even though I'm a huge fan of The Wire, I know there are lots of folks out there who don't get it and don't care to.

I'm wondering: What critically acclaimed show — whether now or in the past — do you just not think deserves all the fuss?


bridgett08 bridgett08 8 years
I'm also a teenager and I just love Mad Men. It's awesome!!
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
M.A.S.H., Friends and Scrubs. There are manyothers that I can not think of right now
Allytta Allytta 8 years
I hate Chuck and The Office. Though i watched good 20 episode of Chuck, i just decided i was watching too many shows and it wasn't as good as the others so i had to hate it so I wouldn't watch it. But The Office - I couldn't sit through first 10min, it was torture. I loved Mad Men, but somehow I got boring... The same with Damages. This kind of shows should go out with a bang after 13 episodes. Like a good short series. Like Kidnapped, i think it's the only short series I've seen that wasn't prolonged and it did good for the show.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
definitely agreed on M*A*S*H and seinfield - that intro chime on seinfield makes me want to punch people.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Wow, most of the shows people seem to be hating on, I truly love: MASH, Friends, 30 Rock, Office... But the one show that I have never understood the appeal of is "Everybody Loves Raymond". I found the characters on there to be incredibly annoying and the story lines to be cliched. I couldn't stand watching it win all those awards year after year after year... Ugh.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i've tried to get into the office over and over again, but i just can't. i think its hilarious when i watch, but i always forget about it. same with lost...just can't get into it. the only show i truly HATE is everbody loves raymond. it just annoys me to no end.
Nina_79 Nina_79 8 years
ps: havent watched Mad Men yet but really looking forward to it. The Wire is in my opinion one of the best shows ever made. But it isn't something you can just lean back and enjoy and forget about your worries. But it's 100% more real then any of those 'reality' shows.
Nina_79 Nina_79 8 years
Seinfeld Mash (watched it ages ago, cant remember much to be honest, apart from not liking it) Alias The Office (never watched the American version, only the English but didnt get it.) Law and Order: it's not bad, but there is much better. Sopranos: to some degree. I liked the first 2-3 seasons, but after a while it got a bit boring. 24: again liked the first few seasons and then it got kind of bad. Havent watched this season yet. Hope it picks up. 30 Rock: didnt get past episode 3.
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 8 years
Any one of the Law and Order Franchises I love Mad Man! Still waiting to attempt The Wire.
melziata melziata 8 years
Friends. I had roommates that would watch it everyday and I just never found it that funny.
AmandaG23 AmandaG23 8 years
30 Rock, Seinfeld, Ugly Betty.
misshouston misshouston 8 years
Friends, Ally McBeal, 30 Rock.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Californiagirl, it's okay. I found your passion for it hilarious as I was reading your posts. Jenjennn, members of my dorm alway had it on (It debuted in my freshman year) and a lot of my friends watched it (thus, I watched it with them). I just didn't get it. No biggie. That being said, much of today's prime time is ignored by me. I love cable and when I watch t.v., I'm watching cable networks.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
Oh HoneyBrown I never liked Friends either. In fact, I forgot the show even existed until you said something lol
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
HoneyBrown, haha no I am not. I know that some people don't like it, I just don't understand the passionate hatred for it. Just because you don't like a TV show doesn't mean that it shouldn't be called a "classic." And I specified that I was referring to not only polls, but also critical reviews. If you don't like it, that's fine...I was just curious why someone would say they hate it if they haven't sat through an entire episode. genesisrocks, thank you so much. That really means a lot.
silversnowflake silversnowflake 8 years
And LOST! I don't get Lost. I love sci fi's but that show annoys me to no end. I am sorry but truly, it should not ever ever be classified as a sci fi.
sisko20 sisko20 8 years
I've never understood the appeal and all the hype around 30 rock. Boring as it gets. Another one would be The Office but to be fair I haven't gotten past 10 min so I should probably give it another try.
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 8 years
UGH I NEVER liked MASH, I was too young to get the war aspect when it was on the air and then when I was old enough, that crap was not funny IMO. I also could not get into Mad Men or the Shield. 2 and 1/2 men has got to be the crappiest piece of trash on tv yet ppl claim to love it? WHY!?!?!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
And The Office. Okay, I'm done now.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Seinfeld - not funny at all, most of SNL, Friends (really really don't get why people are so obsessed). And I don't know if it's a classic per se, but I don't get the appeal of Scrubs at all. Oh, and American Idol - annoys the crap out of me.
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