3 reasons to quit watching a TV series!

I bet you all know the feeling! You start watching a new series. Here you are: Excited as you can be. Ready to get attached to some brand new characters. I've been there over and over again. Sometimes it's a huge success. Sometimes a disappointment. Every now and then I start watching a TV series and it's just not for me. I try watching. I try to bond with the character. I wait. And I watch. But nothing happens. It's not always that way: There are times that a completely LOVE a series. But the love fades. And eventually turn in irritation. That's the moment to stop watching. 

Years ago, I had this rule to always watch a Tv series completely. I I'd start: I'd complete it. Just because only then, you can really form a judgment. If you stop watching, you're missing out on stuff! But then life happened. Life gets busier and busier. And you have different priorities. So many series to watch, so little time. That's when I started to 'quit' watching TV series I didn't like. For me, there are three reasons to stop watching: 

1. I don't like it from the beginning

I try watching some episodes. But I just don't like it. I don't like the characters. I don't like the storyline. It's just not for me. 

This first one is also a hard one. Because: When will you give up? I've had some good and bad experiences. Honestly: I had to watch the first episode of Game of Thrones 5 times before I liked it and could proceed with episode 2. But as from there: I fell in love with the TV series. That also taught me not to give up too soon. 


For me, it's hard to tell hen I will quit. I'll try a few episodes. Or watch the first one a few times. When I just don't get into the story or don't like the characters: I quit. There are actually 2 reasons which are related to this one: Either I don't like the story. And/ or I don't like the characters. Both will cause me to quit watching. 

2. I don't come back for more

You probably know the feeling: There this series which has 4 seasons. Yay! You watch them all in like a second. And then you move on. The next season will only be on Netflix next year. It's only 2 years later that you realize the new season has already been on Netflix for quite a while. But somehow, you just don't feel the urge to watch.. 


You force yourself to watch another episode. Because, hey: It's exciting that there's a new season (or 2) again right? But you don't watch the new season in a day. Even worse: You don't really feel like watching it the next day either. And slowly.. this TV show disappears from your thoughts.. 

3. The loves fades and turns into frustration

I watched a TV series and I loved it! It's awesome. But then, the writers go a completely different direction. Or stay stuck in something that's going on too long. The loves fades. And suddenly I find myself frustrated: Why am I watching this? 


This reason makes me quit watching abruptly. Don't get me wrong: I don't stop watching for the littlest thing. It's just that frustration is getting more and more.. And love is less and less. And suddenly: I can't handle it anymore. I turn Netflix off and I quit. I just quit. I don't need this anymore. 

Come back later this week for 3 series I quit watching! Confession time: Which series did you stop watching? And why? 

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Comments: 19
  • #1

    Maria (Wednesday, 05 July 2017 22:07)

    I remember trying to watch OITNB but somehow just a few episodes into the first season, I got bored so I stopped. Another series I stopped watching was Da Vinci's Demons. It had an awesome first season for me but come by the second season, just a few minutes into the first episode, I got turned off. I didn't give it another chance so I just stopped.

    Just a side note, have you tried using TV Time? It's a great app to track your series :)

  • #2

    Hang Around The World (Wednesday, 05 July 2017 22:33)

    This article is an original way to say stop to a TV series. I think I have never read an artcile like yours but I love it because you have treated the argument from another poin of view! The first point is the most relevant haha

  • #3

    Brooke (Wednesday, 05 July 2017 23:44)

    Love this - I've done this with too many series! If you don't love it from the start, or you get disinterested after one season - time to move on!

  • #4

    Beth | Adventuring the Great Wide Somewhere (Wednesday, 05 July 2017 23:48)

    Ah man, this is exactly how I feel about Orange is the New Black. I loved the humor and the spot on pop culture references, but over the subsequent seasons, it's become pretty damn depressing. There's nothing wrong with making a political statement and showing the reality of some situations, but depressing TV is not something I'm going to immediately reach for when I'm browsing everything on offer.

  • #5

    Chloe (Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:27)

    Totally agree with you on this! There are a couple shows that I couldn't do anymore, one of them being Vampire Diaries or The Originals, lol! Idk if I'd ever go back to watching it again.

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/witch-favorite-color/

  • #6

    Elaina Rhoades (Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:42)

    I love this. We always want to finish things we've started but is okay to do what we want!

  • #7

    Ada (Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:44)

    I am trying to quit watching tv shows all the time but it's not easy. I've started so many now but there is only few I am watching week by week. It takes so much of our time tho! So jealous you manage to stop it!

  • #8

    Cayla (Thursday, 06 July 2017 02:36)

    I could NOT get in to Game of Thrones no matter how hard I tried.

    However, I'm binge watching The Blacklist right now and can't get enough!!

  • #9

    Dominique | Perchance to Cook (Thursday, 06 July 2017 03:06)

    Those are all good reasons to quit watching a tv-series. Sometimes I try to stick with it, but always regret it. There's not enough time for all the other good series out there!

  • #10

    Laura Piekarski (Thursday, 06 July 2017 03:20)

    I needed this wake up call. If I don't 100% love the show, I shouldn't feel obligated to finish watching the series!

  • #11

    Gina Marie | The Professional Woman Blog (Thursday, 06 July 2017 04:07)

    Tip number 3 is definitely me. Lol. But I continue watching because I feel like something might change but it neverrrrr does

  • #12

    Mica (Thursday, 06 July 2017 15:02)

    This is good advice! :)

    I find I'll try one episode of a show. If I hate it, I won't watch more. If I'm not overly impressed, I'll watch 2 or maybe 3 episodes to try get into it. But usually I wish I'd stopped watching when I wasn't immediately in love with the first episode!

  • #13

    Angela East (Thursday, 06 July 2017 20:02)

    I have so many series stored on my DVR because I got so far behind. I like the series, but can't find the time or desire to binge watch them. I need to just delete them all.

  • #14

    delphine (Friday, 07 July 2017 00:26)

    I tried to get into OITNB but it annoyed me from the start, and there's no way I'll try again... I loved Mad Men and House of Cards, but the shows lost a bit of their shine, I got a bit bored I guess... thankfully, there is always a new show to try!

  • #15

    Bailey (Friday, 07 July 2017 08:38)

    Basically any show that doesn't make me come back for more is going to be a show I quit watching.

  • #16

    jhilmil (Friday, 07 July 2017 18:22)

    3rd reason is what happened with me, love turned into frustration..And that's why I've quit watching any story based serials which go too long.. Either I go for Marathon series of 1-3days or do not see any!

  • #17

    Danielle (Friday, 07 July 2017 22:42)

    I find a lot of times I'm hooked on certain shows for a season or two, but after that it just gets old. I know when I'm not dying to watch something anymore, it's time to move on.

  • #18

    Blair villanueva (Saturday, 08 July 2017 06:28)

    I was addicted to tv series, oh my I guess it became part of my growing up (that's when you have no control on the tv remote control and only the head of the family does, lol). At first it was good, until you realized its annoying and only makes the story more longer.

    Now I prefer movies, 2 to 3 hours long but no tv series anymore.

  • #19

    Irma (Saturday, 08 July 2017 13:57)

    I mostly agree with everything you said, with the little exception for the first reason. There are numerous TV series I didn't like from the beginning, and yet they turned out to be magnificent. Knowing myself as a tough person, I learned to be a bit patient when it comes to TV series and movies because they almost always fail to fulfill my requirements for watching at the beginning, but later on, I just can't stop watching them and I keep coming back for more.
    When it comes to the second and third reason, I strongly agree with your opinion. :)