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What Shows/Movie Franchises have you "Rage Quit"?

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Worf, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. "Rage Quitting" is when a show or franchise does something soooooo incredibly stupid, you throw your hands up and disgust and vow to never spend another minute or second watching it ever again. Prime example being "Da Fonz" Jumping the Shark. Here's a short list off the top of my head:

    1. "The Walking Dead" - After Glenn managed to hide from a horde of Walkers in the most implausible manner... leading millions to think him dead, only to have him magically reappear I threw up my hands in disgust and haven't been back since.

    2. James Bond Franchise - When they hired "The Saint" I left, till Craig took over.

    3. "Lost" - They clearly lost their way so I immediately lost interest.

    4. "Fear the Walking Dead" - When the teen girl stupidly told murderous pirates exactly where they were because she was mooning over some voice on the radio at the end of season one... I checked out and haven't been back since.

    5. "Star Wars" - After 10 seconds of Jar Jar Binks I swore they'd never get another dime of my money. I saw the first film in this last reboot and retook my vows.

  2. With full disclosure that I watched/watch ALL the above to the bitter end (I have had disappointments, but nothing to turn me off completely), the only thing I have divorced myself from was Happy Days as a kid. Even then, when a show starts bringing on cast members one by one to a rousing roar and applause, I get turned off. Whatever season it was, I stopped watching at that point.

    Frankly, that show jumped the shark when they changed the theme from Rock Around the Clock to "Happy Days". Blech...

    And Mork. Sorry, total bum chowder.

    Do not get me started on "what ever happened to Chuck"...

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  3. NCIS: New Orleans. The last three episodes of this season dealing with Pride's pursuit of taking down the Mayor at-all-costs just became unendurable; he did everything that he CONSTANTLY tells his subordinates NOT to do and most of the other plot lines asked me to suspend my disbelief (and logic) just too far. I love the New Orleans setting but the series just turned into an unwatchable mess, for me anyway.
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  4. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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  5. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

    More often than not I will watch 5 or 10 minutes of a movie or TV show and shut it off in disgust or boredom.

    I heard Boardwalk Empire was a good show. Managed to watch about 5 minutes of the first episode, ignoring the anacronisms until a gang of hijackers showed up in ski masks. Yea right. Not in the 1920s.
  6. Ski masks, aka balaclavas, have been around for nearly two hundred years. They were hand knitted and sent to British troops in fact during the Crimean war (hence the modern term "balaclavas".

    Do you have evidence to suggest they were never, NEVER, used during heists in the 1920s?

    I've watched that episode perhaps half a dozen times. Can you identity the other anachronisms present in the first five minutes?

    I am just curious by the way.
  7. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

    Go watch some gangster movies of the twenties and thirties or read accounts of hijackings from that era. Find a picture or description of gangsters in balaclavas and I will buy you a lollipop.

    I am perfectly aware of what a Balaclava is, when it was invented and who wore them. I defy you to find one being worn by an American between 1900 and 1960 except for the occasional skier. And then mainly after WW2.

    That isn't even important. I know it was not meant to be a documentary. It was supposed to be a gangster story set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Well that genre has been around since the early 1930s and the theme is well known. You work within that framework or you don't. In this case they chose to make a dog's breakfast of it.

    You might as well make a Sherlock Holmes story set in the 1880s and have a street urchin exclaim "Awesome!" Did the word Awesome exist in the 1880s? Yes. Would someone have used it the way they do today? No.
  8. I was always a bit on the fence about "Orphan Black" as the "science" seemed too fast and loose for my taste, but the "same girl / multiple lives" story line kept me engaged until the tail-cutting-off incident. I don't even remember why the human had a tail but cutting it off in a torture scene - with the obligatory spurting blood - was it for me. Haven't and won't watch an episode since.
  9. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

    There haven't been many programs or movies or series I've given up on, unless it's through boredom. I wanted to walk out on the Tim Robbins vehicle Jacob's Ladder back in 1990 because I didn't care for a single character in it, didn't walk, and found I was right all along.

    Like Worf, I gave up on Lost, though I can't recall when. The premiere was one of the best hours of TV I'd ever seen. I guess it would have had to go downhill from there.

    Almost any New Orleans-set movie or TV show fills me with mild but waning interest. (Exceptions: the 1982 Cat People, with Nastassia Kinski, and the 1950s Panic in the Streets, with Richard Widmark and Jack Palance.) I can see this place any day. Give me something with mountains and snow in it.
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  10. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

    Older I get, pickier I get. I watched a whole season of Breaking Bad because I heard it was a well made show. It is that, as far as I can judge. Even though it was just a couple of losers trying to get rich quick selling drugs. I quit when it became obvious it was never going to get any better.
  11. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    I was just remembering how great the music was in the first season of Happy Days and the pilot on Love American Style! It jumped an entire frenzy of sharks after that.
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  12. Benzadmiral

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    It does get better. When I think about the series as a whole, I get the same sort of flavor as I do reflecting on a well-written crime novel. The series ends very satisfactorily. It took me several tries to finish Dashiell Hammett's novel The Maltese FAlcon, but when I did I was glad I had. Perhaps you'll have the same luck with Breaking Bad.
  13. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie Practically Family

    Quitting Orphan Black in the first season? Boy, you have no idea what you missed out on.

    I have ragequit a number of tv shows; The Arrow early into season 2, the dialogues and the fighting got way too stupid; The Flash early into season 2, killing off the greatest tv villain in years to replace him with some speeding zombie monster, no thanks; the Ghostrider movie. Has anyone seen that garbage? At some point, he's riding his bike up a skyscraper, like you know, outside, straight up the fassade. So I bowed over to the girl I was with and said, I bet you whatever you want he'll turn in a second and drive it back down. Yeh. He did. We left. Only time I ever stood up in the cinema and left.
  14. I gave up on Boardwalk Empire after that goony IRA guy Owen showed up. A friend who watched the show had a particularly hilarious and obscene nickname for him which I won't share, but we both thought he was ridiculous.
  15. So, to answer my question: No, you do not have any references, just supposition.
  16. I gave up on Boardwalk Empire at the end of season 1 (or 2?) when Darmody did his mom, followed by him being shot and killed by Nucky. The whole thing bothered me.

    And I stopped watching Breaking Bad during season 4(?) after seeing the umpteenth argument between Walter and Jesse, somewhere in the desert in their rolling lab. It was getting really old.
  17. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

    Gave up on The Walking Dead. Have *zero* desire to ever go back and watch any episodes ever again.
  18. That was season two. The incest was in a flashback to Jimmy's pre-war days at university. I recall because I just re-binge-watched the first two seasons (I am a huge fan...).
  19. :(
  20. Not a show, but I stopped reading comic books in 1986 because I was so outraged about the ridiculous "Crisis On Infinite Earths." I never bought, or even looked at another comic again for nearly thirty years. I still get mad thinking about it.
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