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Have you ever gone off a TV show?

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Like been on a TV show then gone off it (which doesn't really make sense)? Or did you mean to say have we gone on a TV show? I'm so confused.

Edit: Are you asking if we've gone off on a TV show? Like yelled at the TV? Is that something (maybe insane/unbalanced) people do?

 

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Clearly the OP is asking if we have lost interest in a television show and therefore stopped watching and my answer to that is yes.

I stopped watching Outlander because it was super smutty and also because it really started to stink of neo-Marxism.
 

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I'm confused by people's confusion here lol. I thought the question was obvious, maybe the phrasing only works in the UK?

Anyway I often drop TV shows not so much due to disliking them and purposefully doing so, but usually just attention span + motivation issues. Maybe I don't watch the next episode for too long and then just can't go back to it.

One show I stopped watching due to plot was The Walking Dead after a character I liked died, wanted a break at least, but never went back to it and probably won't even though I was curious about Michonne, but I'm not sure I want to watch things that are just completely bleak now. (I mean I watched The Joker film lol, but like an entire TV series.)
 

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I really liked the first two seasons of The Last Kingdom until Netflix took it over with their terrible writers. I don't get how they mess it up so bad when it's based on a book series.
 

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I'm surprised that so many people haven't heard this before.

Yes, and I think everyone has, because if they didn't, they would still be watching kids shows. :)
 

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I'm confused by people's confusion here lol. I thought the question was obvious, maybe the phrasing only works in the UK?
I honestly have never heard of "gone off" being used in this context before, aside from taking medication. I have gone off this medication etc, which is commonly used.
 

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I honestly have never heard of "gone off" being used in this context before, aside from taking medication. I have gone off this medication etc, which is commonly used.
Yeah I think it's pretty common here I think to say you went off something like 'I went off pizza' etc and mean that you stopped liking it. But I know the other meaning where you like go off on something as well (ranting about something/getting angry at it,) but I can usually know which one people mean contextually but I think if you haven't heard the other way it's probably confusing. Didn't realise people hadn't heard both though lol.

edit: Also actually I think the angry version would usually be like I went off on too if there's a noun not just I went off. Like 'I went off on them.'
 

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I think to say you went off something like 'I went off pizza' etc and mean that you stopped liking it. But I know the other meaning where you like go off on something as well (ranting about something/getting angry at it,)
"Went off pizza" yeah, that sounds very weird to me. :lol

Going off at something as in ranting, yeah I use that too.

U.S does seem to have different phrasing compare to the rest of the other english speaking countries.
 

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I couldn't get through seasons 4, 5 and 6 when rewatching Lost last year. Man, they get bad, and after three cool, mysterious seasons. They just didn't know where they were going I guess. If I ever watch it again I'll stop at "We have to go back, Kate. We have to go back."
 

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I really enjoyed the Walking Dead, but lost interest after Glenn died. He was one of my favorite characters, but in addition to that the show was just getting boring for me. When it comes to a zombie flick, my favorite part is near the beginning of the apocalypse and how people handle it. I kind of like watching the collapse of society, in a movie setting. With the Walking Dead, it started to shift away from survival from zombies and focused on people being the more dangerous threat - which is good but after a while it just bored me.
 

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I'm surprised that so many people haven't heard this before.

Yes, and I think everyone has, because if they didn't, they would still be watching kids shows. :)
Most common Aussie/British sayings like this one don't translate well to us here in Canada, or the United States. Good point about the children's shows though, haha. :) ;)
 

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I really enjoyed the Walking Dead, but lost interest after Glenn died.
I also stopped watching after Glenn died but for other reasons (although I also liked him). It's just that the show entered torture porn territory for me and I just don't find that stuff entertaining. Same happened with Game of Thrones, Westworld, etc. It's like, I'll watch that stuff if I have to, but for fun?? No, thanks.
 

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A lot of the time when I stop watching something, it's because I keep meaning to go back and watch the stuff I missed, but procrastinate and don't feel like going back. With "The Blacklist", for instance, I left off on season 3 not because I didn't want to keep watching but because I procrastinated. It's on season 8 I believe, so that'd be a mountain to climb if I wanted to get back into it. Same thing with "The Flash" and "Supergirl" which I left off after their first and midway through second seasons, respectively. With "The Good Doctor", I liked the first few episodes because I like Freddie Highmore, but I procrastinated watching more and it's currently in season 4.

As far as quitting because I disliked it, I'd say "Grey's Anatomy" fits that. I couldn't take the back and forth anymore and just drifted away, combined with not wanting to go back and catch up. Then ellen pompeo is a turn-off as a person, so I don't really want to support her in anything.
 

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Ahhh ok I didn't realize "gone off" was a Britishism, never heard that one before. I thought he mistyped it or something. Well at least now we know where our buddy Reece hails from.

There's a bunch of reality TV shows I used to watch that started getting stupider and stupider and more and more repetitive and contrived that I stopped watching. Won't bore you with the details. I mostly just watched them when vegetating after work. The only other one I can think of right now is Baskets. The first season was alright but after that it sucked.
 

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You must not have watched Red Wedding (Game of Thrones) reactions lol
lol wow this girl was literally in tears. ha, I guess some people take their shows pretty seriously then.

 
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