I stopped watching these shows for quite some time but I wished they end already, and this is the new decade where new things await. Streaming has already started to sink these old shows.
There's one specific show that's still existing since the 1980s and that is...
1. The Simpsons
It's FOX's longest running show and the longest running animated show in North America but not the world (that goes to a Japanese educated show). After over 30 seasons of great humor and jokes, the voice actors over the characters have gotten old that it's time to retire. Strangely enough the characters in the animation never seemed to have aged, but at least it did have full widescreen HD this decade. Another show that shares resemblance with The Simpsons is....
23 seasons and now comes a new series (Pocket Monsters) that involves all eight regions of the Pokemon series (that means all Pokemon and all previous music of the last 20 years), if only that part is the final adventure for Ash Ketchum to become a Pokemon master. Like the Simpsons, Ash and his friends never seemed to have aged and so is the Pokemon. In addition to voice makeover changes, the recent seasons have been criticized for the changing of the animations and that show went downhill from there. Also how many times Team Rocket got blasted off again by Pikachu's electric shock? Most things never change but it should.
3. Power Rangers
Over 22 seasons, different styles, different characters, different megazords, same old tradition. My favorite versions were Lost Galaxy and Lightspeed Rescue back in the late 1990s to early 2000s. The last time I watched Power Rangers was the entire 20th season and nothing much has changed! Unfortunately innovation is pretty much getting thin from the Japanese originators, unless they bring a Deus Ex Megazord in a cyberpunk universe.
4. The Walking Dead // Fear The Walking Dead
The stories are decent. The zombies are decent. Most of the main characters walked off or being killed off in the writing. The only main character left in the series should be going "Death Stranding". After Rick Grimes had gone, everything changed. It's better off with a film series like Mission Impossible.
The longest spin-off TV show to JAG needs to end like as if there's nothing new to look at. Like the Hawaii Five-O reboot, I am tired of the junk talking that shouldn't be there and had nothing to do with the main event of any episode. Mark Harmon has gotten much older and now he could be soon in peril (of being fired) with former co-star Pauley Paulette accusing him of sexual harassment. While most old people watch this show, it's still the most watched drama on antenna TV.
6. Law & Order SVU
Law & Order was so 1990s. Law & Order SVU was so 2000s. At least the main character is earning more money in recent years. After 21 seasons, viewers and ratings dropped once again. If you are out of unique stories, then it's time for a finale.
7. South Park
WTF? That animated show is still airing after 23 seasons? Pokemon has way more episodes than this. Dated 2D graphics, dumb humor and language for adults make me think I still avoided that pointless show. Get on with the future because that show was perfect for the 1980s.
This is one of the animated shows that didn't exist when I was a kid, but I wished it did. Because it only aired on Nickelodeon, I had no interest with the show. Why it's still airing today still puzzles me. Not the type of show I would be watching after 2000, because it fits for the 1990s.
The first season was great. The second season was decent. Then comes the tedious amounts of drama in the 3rd season and beyond. Unlike Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman, I could have expected as much action, humor and suspense as Supergirl, but too bad.
10. Grey's Anatomy
I wonder if Fifty Shades of Grey book series was influenced by this original TV show title, hmmm? Had Dr. Christian Grey existed with his anatomy, this show would make sense in the Seattle area, with decent drama and unexpected censored sex scenes. Most of the main characters left the show throughout its 15 seasons. At least Chicago Med is far better than this one now. Also at the time during this run, Bones, House, and Code Black were better than this show. I missed ER, St. Elsewhere and Dougie Houser MD. ER was the show that made George Clooney into a famous and overrated star. St. Elsewhere was the show that made Denzel Washington, Mark Harmon and Howie Mandel turn into real stars. Dougie Houser MD was the show that made Neil Patrick Harris a TV star. This show did not make anyone turned into a real star.
Bonus 11: Manifest
This is one of the fewest antenna TV shows I called it a waste. The first episode was good enough to define the series. After that it's a pointless series that can be done as a 2-hr movie mixing sci-fi suspense with unexpected paranormal visions. I can already determine aliens out of nowhere in the sky manipulated the plane and its passengers leading to other events. Now it's airing season 2 for what, another pointless season of unknown triggered events which will eventually happen?
Honorable Mentions: The TV shows that should not exist because the movies already tell the whole story....
Lincoln Rhymes: Search for the Bone Collector
Edited by PurpleGaga27, 08 January 2020 - 04:55 AM.