I wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the thread dedicated to TV shows, but here goes nothing. FOCUS: Almost everyone watches TV. I'm sure you all have shows that other people you know enjoy and you simply hate. Comment on the shows you hate and why, be it crappy acting, shoddy writing, etc.. For me, there's two that stand out. I tried with both these shows, I really did. I persevered with the entire first season of Mad Men - I stopped watching because, in my opinion, the show was just mental masturbation by the writers. The acting was decent enough, but it was the writing and some of the characters (Draper's wife, the annoying mousey secretary) that turned me away - I realise some characters are placed there to be irritating, but all that does is make me stop watching. I watched the first three episodes of Lost, but the show's pacing was snail-like, as was the fat guy Hurley and the pregnant woman and the amazing inability of either of the Koreans to string together a sentence in English. A foreign language film I can understand, since it's a shorter viewing period, but reading subtitles every week gets old, so I stopped watching. If I want to watch TV, it is because I do not want to have to sit and think too much about what is going on - I want to be entertained. Isn't that the point? If I wanted to pontificate, I'd read a book.