If you’re anything like me you’ve been really getting reacquainted with TV lately.

You’ve probably even been watching stuff that makes you stop and ask “why I am watching this?”

Seems like the perfect time to make an unofficial Reddit “worst TV” list, eh?

What is the worst TV show you’ve ever seen and why?
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Here’s a sampling of some of the top answers, ranked in terms of their score on IMDb.

15. 13 Reasons Why (2017 • 7.6/10)

What the f*ck was this cringe-inducing, suicide-glorifying *sshattery?

– Snowbattt

14. Pretty Little Liars (2010 • 7.4/10)

Literally the most unrealistic plot line that gets worse as the seasons go on

– thropeanrea

13. Riverdale (2017 • 6.9/10)

WTF is that show even supposed to be?

The adults are morons, the main characters switch personalities at the drop of a hat and the story is so bat-sh*t insane.

– TKinfinity

12. Happy Merry Whatever (2019 • 6.3/10)

Dennis Quaid plays the father of the main character’s girlfriend. The premise is that he’s “strong willed” and “always gets his way” and the entire extended family bends to his will while talking sh*t about him behind his back.

The problem is, if you’ve ever lived with a narcissist, Dennis Quaid plays one TO A TEE. The way he manipulates his family hits way too close to home. Even the family dynamics surrounding his character are too real.

By the way, this is supposed to be sitcom! There’s this obnoxious laugh track going on. They laugh at his manipulative behavior and everybody else’s caving in to him. I’m like, “That’s f*cking abuse! How is this supposed to be funny?”

Just an absolutely gross show. I had to beg my wife to turn it off.

– MaxAmperage

11. Joey (2004 • 6.0/10)

As an avid Friends fan, I like to pretend it doesn’t exist.

– ryanino

10. Sam and Cat (2013 • 5.7/10)

WTF was that pile of garbage?

– No-Comfort-6808

9. The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008 • 5.0/10)

It was a show that aired on ABC family from 2008 to 2013. It was a super Christian TV show about a 15-year-old girl that got pregnant after she had sex for the first time in band camp.

The show is absolute garbage and clearly written by a boomer that has no idea what actual teenagers are like.

The writing sucks, the acting is phoned in, the sets suck, the lighting sucks. Basically everything about it sucks.

For such a Christian TV show, they’re obsessed with sex. They say sex like every other word. The record was about 70 times in 46 minutes.

It’s f*cking hysterical though. I watched all 5 seasons when it originally aired and during this pandemic I rewatched it.

I’m a 30-year-old man. It it’s just as bad as I remember it.

– twitchy_taco

8. Uncle Buck (2016 • 4.9/10)

They casted Mike Epps as Uncle Buck.

Watched 10 minutes before changing the channel.

Sorry, but no one can ever replace John Candy.

– Chefshipwreck5897

7. Marvel’s Inhumans (2017 • 4.9/10)

“Hey! These are some of the most unique heroes in the Marvel canon! What should we do with them in a TV show?”

“Strip them of their powers in the first episode and have them spend the whole series wandering around lost in Hawaii?”


– originalchaosinabox

6. Call Me Kat (2021 • 4.5/10)

It’s a new show with Mayim Bialik as a awkward 30 something who owns a cat cafe.

I watched the first episode. We’re introduced to the sassy black friend and the weird gay guy (I thought those stereotypes died in 2010).

They reused the same joke multiple times in the twenty minute episodes. Mayim Bialik does the Fleabag thing of breaking the forth wall but doesn’t pull it off.

– OrangeTree81

5. Finding Bigfoot (2011 • 4.2/10)

Every episode: let’s talk to locals, film at night, make Bigfoot calls (cuz we know what that sounds like). Claim noises are Bigfoot. Not find Bigfoot. Rinse and repeat.

They have multiple seasons of this garbage! Do not understand the appeal

– FilledwithTegridy

4. Batwoman (2019 • 3.4/10)

I first thought that the internet always exaggerate stuff and it can’t be that, man I dead wrong.

This show is so bad there has to be conspiracy/ off the books reason why it’s still going.

At this point, I think it’s just a tax write off type of thing because it should have been canned after S1

– HarvardL

3. The Inbetweeners (2012 • 3.1/10)

It was like having my eye sockets sodomised with a hot glue gun.

I watched one episode and I am morally opposed to the existence of everybody who worked on the production of that dogsh*te.

– VivaciousPie

2. I Live With Models (2015 • 2.9/10)

It’s about a dude that lives with models. That’s it. That’s the whole show.

– ok963

1. The Swan (2004 • 2.6/10)

It’s basically about finding “ugly” women and giving them plastic surgery.

Its f*cked up

– slapmyn*tsack

Welp, I guess I know what to avoid next time I’m looking for something to binge!

What’s the worst TV show you’ve ever seen?

Tell us in the comments.