Plot Pains:

12 Series That Made Fans Jump Ship

Are there any shows you loved right away only to quit watching due to terrible writing delivering a poor season? You have company.  

After someone in an online forum asked, “What season of a show was so bad you almost quit? And to those who did leave, why didn't you come back even if the show improved over time?” Here are the top-voted responses. 

Dexter (2006-2013)

“Showtime shows run forever!! So there is bound to be a dip. The same thing happened to Dexter; I gave up the last couple of seasons,” one person expressed. 

Homeland (2011-2020)

One person said, “I felt this way about seasons six and seven of Homeland. It's a bit tough to get through at times. It was still engaging but could have been better. However, they returned their best for the final season, ending AMAZINGLY well, so I'm glad I didn't give up.” 

Ray Donovan (2013-2020)

“Seasons four and five of Ray Donovan were pretty tough at times. So I did some fast-forwarding to get through them.”  

Lucifer (2016-2021)

Lucifer season four. It started well and went to hell after the second half. I finished the season, and I don't even think I want to finish the show,” one person confessed. Another argued the show was a rollercoaster and got better after the fourth season.  

The Wire (2002-2008)

The Wire season two was hard work. A new set of characters was difficult to care about, but it was also interspersed with excellent plot development relating to the characters from the first season,” one person said. 

Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

Someone nominated “Game of Thrones season eight. I almost quit on episode three, but my friends convinced me to watch the last two episodes with them. Unfortunately, it only got worse.” GOT die-hard fans argued they didn't believe this person.  

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