11 TV Shows That Should’ve Quit While They Were Ahead

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You know that thing of when you start watching a show, and you're like, “This is literally the worst thing I've ever laid eyes on but I'll watch it because I just shoved an entire pizza down my throat and if I move I'm afraid that I'll somehow end up slowing down Earth's orbit so I guess I'll just stay here for a little while”? The ironic thing is, those are the shows that always end up having the longest runs on television. True story.

We've made it pretty clear over the years that, here at Crushable, we're huge TV fans, and we love nothing more than seeing a show succeed and last for a really long time, especially when they're witty and deserving, like 30 Rock (RIP) or Parks and Recreation. However, there are plenty of other shows that you see and think, “Go home, you're drunk.” These are those shows.

1. Pretty Little Liars

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As much as I want to, I can't stop watching this show. Though we have received confirmation from the show's creators that “A” will be revealed before the seventh season, we still have two more seasons to endure before that happens, and if I don't find out who “A” is soon, I'm going to start being “A.” And no one wants that. -A.

2. Grey's Anatomy

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I've never actually watched this show, so when I heard my friends talking about it a couple of weeks ago, I was genuinely surprised to hear that it was still on the air. Shonda, I love you, but enough is enough.

3. The Bachelor

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Did everyone else stop watching (or start strictly hate-watching) after Juan Pablo's season? Good, me too.

4. American Idol

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This show, along with all singing competitions, has truly overstayed its welcome. Also, we need to stop giving real-life imp Ryan Seacrest so much attention. His body is too small support how big his head has gotten. 

5. The Real World

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After 30 seasons, I think we all know what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.

6. America's Next Top Model

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It was all downhill after Twiggy left the judges' table.

7. New Girl

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I was pretty much over Zooey Deschanel and her I'm-so-cute-and-dorky-but-totally-relatable act after the second season, right about when the show started to suck. It's high time for a Schmidt spin-off starring only Max Greenfield and Jake Johnson. Who's with me?

8. CSI



Remember when Justin Bieber was on two episodes of CSI playing himself a psychopath? Because that's when it was time for the show to take a little breaky-break.

9. Revenge

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This is one of those shows that you really get sucked into. It's also one of those shows that you can't explain to anyone who hasn't watched every single episode, because there are so many plot twists that it seems like the writers play that weird camp game where each one says a sentence to tell a story, or maybe some large-scale version of drunk Telephone. I stopped watching after I finished the third season on Netflix, vowing to never start again…but I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Someone help me.

10. Once Upon A Time

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Including breaks I needed to take from watching this show because of the terrible acting, I wasted three years of my life. My breaking point, though, was when they brought in Elsa from Frozen. Now, I'm letting it go (sorry).

11. How I Met Your Mother

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Oh, HIMYM. I had so much faith in thee. You were so good for the first six seasons, and then you got so cocky. You thought it would be fun to set an entire season over the course of one day. You thought it would be great to end a series with the most satisfying-yet-entirely-not-satisfying ending a series has ever seen. If only you had returned to the good old days of the original slap bet and the pineapple story. I'm not mad. I'm just disappointed.