Is there a more overrated show on TV than The Walking Dead?

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Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

To be fair and honest, I do watch this show and I liked the first season so this isn't just random hating, but it has gone straight downhill after that. Season 2 was so awful and a waste of time, and season 3 so far hasn't really done anything except add a few more zombies to the show as opposed to season 2.

I know it's all about different tastes and opinions, and that I don't have to watch it, yeah yeah; yet, how this show can be held to such high standards is beyond me. It's predictable and filled with annoying moments, and the show in general is incredibly inconsistent.

I've also read about 5 issues of the comics and really don't see why it was adapted in the first place. Gotta fill the air time, I suppose.

Judging from what I have read around here this opinion seems to be the minority.

#1 Posted by Pwok21 (2249 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel that Big Bang Theory is overrated based on the amount of people that watch it.

The Walking Dead isn't super big in the UK (or at least where I am) yet everyone seems to watch Big Bang Theory AND find it funny...

#2 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pwok21: that's another good pick, I dislike that show too.

#3 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

lost, sex in the city, and american idol come to mind, stopped watching walking dead because they spent half a season looking for a girl EVERYONE KNEW WAS DEAD!

#4 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

@DH69 said:

lost, sex in the city, and american idol come to mind, stopped watching walking dead because they spent half a season looking for a girl EVERYONE KNEW WAS DEAD!

People still watch American Idol?

#5 Posted by Agent9149 (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

For shame. The walking dead deserves all of its fameglory. I must admit it didn't start this season with a good foot but please. It deserves it fame.

#6 Posted by PDBL77 (57 posts) - - Show Bio

The Walking Dead is good and entertaining, but definitely not a great show, imo. I have never found the characters very engaging and have only ever cared for 1 or 2 of them. The 2 old guys on the show were/are the only ones who were well written. Some people refer to it as the best show on TV. To those people I ask, "Have you ever watched Homeland or Dexter? Those shows have characters I actually care about."

Its not that I don't like the show. I just don't love it. I think the main appeal of it is the violence. Which I get. Its just not the best thing ever.

#7 Posted by ComicKID777 (287 posts) - - Show Bio

its cause your basing the whole show that has 3 seasons off of half of the second season which was bad but all shows have a speed bump like that.

#8 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@DH69 said:

lost, sex in the city, and american idol come to mind, stopped watching walking dead because they spent half a season looking for a girl EVERYONE KNEW WAS DEAD!

You're out of your mind, Lost is one of the GOAT.

@ComicKID777 said:

its cause your basing the whole show that has 3 seasons off of half of the second season which was bad but all shows have a speed bump like that.

I'm basing it off the entire series so far. S1 was okay, S2 was the worst, and S3 is meh. Nothing groundbreaking or new here.

#9 Edited by lilben42 (2498 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate the Walking Dead its so dumb to me. What are they doing in the show. There is no change in the plot they kill zombies, make human enemies, and find shelter. The little city stuff is kind of a change but just annoying to me. The characters in the show are so boring except Rick.

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#10 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42 said:

I hate the Walking Dead its so dumb to me. What are they doing in the show. There is no change in the plot they kill zombies, make human enemies, and find shelter. The little city stuff is kind of a change but just annoying to me.

Exactly, it's mindless. The plot is razor thin, no likable characters outside of maybe three or so, no character evolution or believable relationships. I could go on.

#11 Posted by Xcalibur (309 posts) - - Show Bio

Say anything about The Walking Dead. But don't hate Maggie! I love her!

#12 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14587 posts) - - Show Bio

Breaking Bad......Who am I kidding? That show is epic b!tch.

#13 Posted by lilben42 (2498 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15: Yeah but, people see zombies, guns, and knives and they like the show. Its so simple minded hopefully something happens in that show.

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#14 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xcalibur: She's actually decent, but her relationship with Glen is so forced and unbelievable.

@DarkKnightDetective: Never watched an episode. That good, huh?

@lilben42 said:

@Xanni15: Yeah but, people see zombies, guns, and knives and they like the show. Its so simple minded hopefully something happens in that show.

I've been waiting 2 1/2 seasons for something to happen, doesn't look like they'll do anything but milk this for all it is worth.

#15 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

I absolutely love the show because of the tension.

#16 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14587 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15: You haven't watched it? Go to netflix and watch it now. It's genius.

#17 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@JamesKM716: What tension? I'm not being sarcastic, it's a legitimate question.

@DarkKnightDetective: I'll add it to my list, I've got a few shows to catch up on. Thanks for the recommendation. :]

#18 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14587 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15:

#19 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17574 posts) - - Show Bio

I totally disagree.

I think the show is fantastic and is one of the best TV series on right now.

Season One was good,it went a little slow in parts but so did season two,I thought overall though it was great.The acting is top notch the writing is good.And I think season three has actually been the best season so far.It didn't feel as slow and it was faster paced,the episodes seemed shorter.And they actually have proper villain (s).

There are plenty of likeable characters,and most of the main cast have changed and evolved in a variety of ways.

That is not say it doesn't have its flaws I am not saying that but the good outweighs the bad.

I also think the term overrated gets thrown around way too much,since anything that becomes popular today eventually has that word attached to it.

#20 Posted by stoneo (324 posts) - - Show Bio

Jersey Shore, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries those are just a few that come to mind.

#21 Posted by The Stegman (23041 posts) - - Show Bio

Mad Men, it's incredibly boring, just a bunch of rich white men sitting around smoking cigarettes and having affairs. 

#22 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

The acting is top notch the writing is good.

The acting is amateurish IMO, though the script isn't the greatest either so maybe that's why I feel the way I do.

@mrdecepticonleader said:

It didn't feel as slow and it was faster paced,the episodes seemed shorter.And they actually have proper villain (s).

S3 has felt faster than S2 but what wouldn't? None of the "villains" actually pose a legit threat to the Ricktatorship. Governor and Meryl? Psh.

@mrdecepticonleader said:

There are plenty of likeable characters,and most of the main cast have changed and evolved in a variety of ways.

Name one, and how they've changed, please. I'll give you Rick becoming more unstable, but other than that, nope. They're the same as they always were, except that they never miss when they shoot (totally believable btw).

@mrdecepticonleader said:

I also think the term overrated gets thrown around way too much,since anything that becomes popular today eventually has that word attached to it.

Okay? I laid out some of my reasoning so my use of the word should have been clear. What word would YOU like me to use?

#23 Posted by Bushwhacker_ (576 posts) - - Show Bio

The show is awesome. An' keeps me wanting more with every episode. Ah loved Season 2, an' Season 3 is the best so far..

But everyone has their own opinion, ah reckon'.

#24 Posted by YoungJustice (6670 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy it. Only because of Carol though..

#25 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@stoneo said:

Jersey Shore, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries those are just a few that come to mind.

Never watched JS before, but wasn't it cancelled? As for the others, I'll take your word for it, but I don't think they're as popular.

@The Stegman said:

Mad Men, it's incredibly boring, just a bunch of rich white men sitting around smoking cigarettes and having affairs.

Good pick, I never could get into that one either.

@Bushwhacker_ said:

The show is awesome. An' keeps me wanting more with every episode. Ah loved Season 2, an' Season 3 is the best so far..

But everyone has their own opinion, ah reckon'.

Truth enough, thank you for commenting. :]

@YoungJustice said:

I enjoy it. Only because of Carol though..

... No comment. ;)

#26 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17574 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15 said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

The acting is top notch the writing is good.

The acting is amateurish IMO, though the script isn't the greatest either so maybe that's why I feel the way I do.

@mrdecepticonleader said:

It didn't feel as slow and it was faster paced,the episodes seemed shorter.And they actually have proper villain (s).

S3 has felt faster than S2 but what wouldn't? None of the "villains" actually pose a legit threat to the Ricktatorship. Governor and Meryl? Psh.

@mrdecepticonleader said:

There are plenty of likeable characters,and most of the main cast have changed and evolved in a variety of ways.

Name one, and how they've changed, please. I'll give you Rick becoming more unstable, but other than that, nope. They're the same as they always were, except that they never miss when they shoot (totally believable btw).

@mrdecepticonleader said:

I also think the term overrated gets thrown around way too much,since anything that becomes popular today eventually has that word attached to it.

Okay? I laid out some of my reasoning so my use of the word should have been clear. What word would YOU like me to use?

Whoa steady on there. I was just simply voicing my opinion just as you have done. I have as much right to as you do pal.

Well I disagree I think the acting is good and it is well written.I think they have done well to keep the writing suspenseful and surprising.

Well they did,considering they kidnapped part of Ricks group and forced them to tell them where they where located.

Shane he completely changed and went over the edge.Daryl has too he has become more caring and more human which is a good contrast to Rick and Shane whilst Shane went over the top,Daryl the opposite and Rick is kind of in the middle struggling with his humanity.Carl has changed he has become alot more independent.So that is just a few examples really.

Don't know don't really care what words you use just coming back with my thoughts and why I think what you are saying is total BS.Again that is what I think so don't take offense to that

#27 Edited by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

The one that goes....

Somebody saaaaaaaave meeeeeee.... Let your warm hands break right through and Somebody saaaaaaaaaave meeeeeeee.....

Good thing that nightmare is over now.

#28 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

Whoa steady on there. I was just simply voicing my opinion just as you have done. I have as much right to as you do pal.

What? Never said otherwise, pal. o.O

@mrdecepticonleader said:

Well I disagree I think the acting is good and it is well written.I think they have done well to keep the writing suspenseful and surprising.

Fair enough, agree to disagree.

@mrdecepticonleader said:

Well they did,considering they kidnapped part of Ricks group and forced them to tell them where they where located.

And what led to that? Aformer member of Rick's group walking right into the Gov's hands, and also because of Meryl being with him. Hardly a threat if Rick's group had stayed put, I mean Meryl couldn't even clear out the prison...

@mrdecepticonleader said:

Shane he completely changed and went over the edge.Daryl has too he has become more caring and more human which is a good contrast to Rick and Shane whilst Shane went over the top,Daryl the opposite and Rick is kind of in the middle struggling with his humanity.Carl has changed he has become alot more independent.So that is just a few examples really.

Shane's dead, and I actually liked his character, He did have depth. I guess you're right about Daryl, but Carl's not more independent nor is he believable. So we'll disagree again.

@mrdecepticonleader said:

Don't know don't really care what words you use just coming back with my thoughts and why I think what you are saying is total BS.Again that is what I think so don't take offense to that

So you come into my blog and criticize the words I used then act surprised when I take issue with it? Your critique of the word "overrated" was pointless and added nothing to this discussion Looks like you're the one who needs to "Whoa steady on there." If you can't keep things civil, please stop posting in this blog.

#29 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad: Excellent pick but thankfully that mess is over with and doesn't qualify. :P

#30 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (20591 posts) - - Show Bio

I am not fan of zombies at all. So yeah, I don't care for the show. Can't really name a more overrated one because I don't watch TV that much.

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#31 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

Walking Dead is underrated.

#32 Posted by ToO_RaW (1077 posts) - - Show Bio
This is me before
This is me after...
#33 Posted by AllStarSuperman (19998 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15 said:

@ssejllenrad: Excellent pick but thankfully that mess is over with and doesn't qualify. :P

@ssejllenrad

said:

The one that goes....

Somebody saaaaaaaave meeeeeee.... Let your warm hands break right through and Somebody saaaaaaaaaave meeeeeeee.....

Good thing that nightmare is over now.

you guys both suck. Smallville was great, yeah it had its ups and downs but what show hasnt? whats better walking dead and breaking bad? Zombies and Meth so metal!

#34 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone: what makes you say that?

@ToO_RaW: You look tired in that second pic, you should get some sleep. ;)

@AllStarSuperman: I agree, Smallville was better than TWD, I haven't watched any of Breaking Bad yet so I can't comment.

#35 Posted by AllStarSuperman (19998 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15: oh i honestly have seen like one episode and hated it.

#36 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@AllStarSuperman: We all have different tastes so I might agree with you when I get to watch it.

#37 Edited by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

What little I've seen of Breaking Bad seemed like it was a little too aware of its own grittiness, but I wouldn't call it bad.

TWD, I...I've tried. I've watched a couple episodes. I've been in the room while it's been on. It just seems really slow to me, but not necessarily bad. I wouldn't be able to judge that without having really watched. But I think it probably does qualify as overrated, because just about every person I know is obsessed with it and I don't usually hear folks saying "meh."

TVD is my guilty pleasure, and I don't even care whether it's good or bad.

Only shows that might be more overrated (based on what I hear people talk about) are Doctor Who and Downton Abbey, because I kind of can't believe any show could be as good as people say those two are. I have no doubt they're wonderful, but people will not shut up about them.

#38 Posted by AllStarSuperman (19998 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15: what are some shows you watch cause I've already watched heroes and small ville. I was thinking bout watching burn notice from the start. I was also gonna watch robin hood.

#39 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

As someone who's not even a fan of The Walking Dead comics or show, you're being a little harsh dude.

#40 Posted by Alchemax_7 (347 posts) - - Show Bio

Blame Carl

#41 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: Thanks for posting. I'm not insulting anyone who watches the show, I just posted my thoughts. Seems like some agree with me and some don't. I'm still going to watch it. :]

@AllStarSuperman: Currently? TWD, Revenge, Once Upon A Time, Justified, The Good Wife, and Game of Thrones. I've heard good things about Burn Notice. Tried Robin Hood (the BBC one, right?), but it was too silly for me.

@Glitch_Spawn: Why do you say that?

#42 Posted by ComicKID777 (287 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15: what do you consider good tv? Its a good drama an in that aspect it succeeds

#43 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15 said:

@Glitch_Spawn: Why do you say that?

It seems like such a universally liked show. Not to say that that automatically makes something good but there aren't a lot of bad things most have to say about the comic or the TV series it seems like.

#44 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@Alchemax_7 said:

Blame Carl

Oh, I do. Him and that stupid hat. lol

@ComicKID777 said:

@Xanni15: what do you consider good tv? Its a good drama an in that aspect it succeeds

If you're asking me what shows I currently watch, I posted them on the last page. I do also watch a lot of shows that are no longer on.

#46 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glitch_Spawn said:

@Xanni15 said:

@Glitch_Spawn: Why do you say that?

It seems like such a universally liked show. Not to say that that automatically makes something good but there aren't a lot of bad things most have to say about the comic or the TV series it seems like.

I get that, but I'm not attacking those who watch or even like the show, I watch it and liked the first season. I even created a blog about it as opposed to a regular thread, I thought that would make it more obvious that this is strictly my opinion. Plus I've even hoped for a discussion and tried to address each post.

Fair enough, but you know what they say "If everyone thinks the same, nobody's thinking." :]

#47 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@Alchemax_7: LOL, I have no clue why they don't. It would make the show better, unless his character adds "suspense."

#48 Posted by ComicKID777 (287 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15: i can't seem to find it. Walking dead over all is a great show the only thing they have done bad so far would be the super slow pacing of season 2 an the death of shane which took some major conflicts out of the show but it changed rick into a way more interesting character not the bore he used to be

#49 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xanni15 said:

@Glitch_Spawn said:

@Xanni15 said:

@Glitch_Spawn: Why do you say that?

It seems like such a universally liked show. Not to say that that automatically makes something good but there aren't a lot of bad things most have to say about the comic or the TV series it seems like.

I get that, but I'm not attacking those who watch or even like the show, I watch it and liked the first season. I even created a blog about it as opposed to a regular thread, I thought that would make it more obvious that this is strictly my opinion. Plus I've even hoped for a discussion and tried to address each post.

Fair enough, but you know what they say "If everyone thinks the same, nobody's thinking." :]

I like that :)

#50 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

@ComicKID777 said:

@Xanni15: i can't seem to find it. Walking dead over all is a great show the only thing they have done bad so far would be the super slow pacing of season 2 an the death of shane which took some major conflicts out of the show but it changed rick into a way more interesting character not the bore he used to be

My mistake, it was actually at the top of this page. Here you go: Currently TWD, Revenge, Once Upon A Time, Justified, The Good Wife, and Game of Thrones.

I was just posting my thoughts about the series overall, and I understand it's both incredibly popular and liked.

As for Rick, I just feel like he's gone off the deep end, but not in a believable way. He held himself together in a zombie apocalypse, that should have been the worst of it. I do agree taking Shane out of it was a bad idea, as was season 2.

@Glitch_Spawn:

Thanks. :]

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