I've seen some real doosies in my time, but this year has had some pretty lousy lemons. Never before have I seen so many good shows inspire such a state of cringe to the degree of Miss Colombo. Here are my top five worst filth bombs of this year.
#5 The Simpsons
What in Richard's good name is going on with this show? It's like some sort of social experiment to see how many people will keep watching a show with one utter capitulation after another. The last few seasons have been boring, but wow... this one is so rank, I can see the stink waves. Do you like watching grown men beat a corpse past death? Well then, you'll love what this show has become.
#4 Walking Dead
Speaking of beating dead corpses. "Keep out dead inside" is now the new slogan for The Walking Dead since you're better off not walking into this dead-end plot. What happened? We had all of these cool new characters like Negan and Jesus, but now it's suddenly one of the worst shows of 2017? First off, who likes Jesus? And Kirkman decided to turn the show into a "deep", "meaningful" "art" project that tugs at your emotional cords by confusing you with camera filters and flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks until you go back to the point in time and space when time and space didn't exist. Unfortunately, people are still watching this trash, so it still will exist next year.
#3 People of Earth
A really good show that premiered last year, but then it just decided to stop being funny. What's a comedy that doesn't do jokes? You got me there.
#2 Young Sheldon
What's even better than the Big Bang Theory? A show about the only good character, except not have him in it, and base it around a kid by the same name that can't act and isn't appealing to any god-fearing thing in the universe. Who enjoys watching an obnoxious child succeed in life? "But Pasidon, there's emotional development." Oh, sod off.
#1 Once Upon a Time
Remember when this show used to be good? Me neither. Well... it's made my top 5 worst show list almost every year for 6 years, so here we are again. You'll love this. For this new season, the show decided to wipe the entire plot and start all over again since they wrote themselves into a decrepit musical wedding hole and desperately needed to make a plot that wasn't garbage. Guess what they ended up doing again. Another curse that wipes people's memories... another hideous child star that no one cares about... the exact same nonsense from the previous awful seasons all over again. Oh well. I'm sure they won't be doing this again.