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Worst TV shows of all time

Post by tiger76 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:29 pm

So as chat in the Strictly thread has turned to this, I thought why not have a dedicated thread. :)

Of course this will no doubt be subjective, but I'm sure you can be inventive in your answers, and they don't have to be British shows anything goes.

I'll start us off with a couple of 70's comedies, and I use the term comedy loosely.

The Benny Hill Show.

The Mike Yarwood Show

And I have to mention Crossroads and Eldorado, who ever commissioned them should have been fired on the spot.

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by clarethomer » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:32 pm

Mrs Brown's Boy.

End of thread ha ha
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by bfcjg » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:40 pm

Benny Hill was good.
Last of the summer wine.
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by hoskinsgoalatswansea » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:41 pm

clarethomer wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Mrs Brown's Boy.

End of thread ha ha
Agreed. Cannot understand the appeal of this show. Really lame and naff. It has the feel of a seventies show, but not one of the good ones like fawlty towers or the good life, more like one of those that hasn’t aged well like mind your language or curry and chips. Baffles me how it is so popular.
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by gandhisflipflop » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:41 pm

Miranda. Big bang theory.

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by yTib » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:44 pm

i liked benny hill and mike yarwood.

on the buses for me. excruciating scripts involving excruciating, squawking characters.
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by basil6345789 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:52 pm

Benny Hill was fabulous - really clever stuff!
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Post by Vintage Claret » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:52 pm

Any show that creates a so-called 'reality TV star' like TOWIE, Love Isl.....aaargh, can't even bare to type anymore :(
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by Stalbansclaret » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:55 pm

Vintage Claret wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:52 pm
Any show that creates a so-called 'reality TV star' like TOWIE, Love Isl.....aaargh, can't even bare to type anymore :(
Mrs Brown's Boys is the Gold standard for abysmal TV but I also agree with you..these programmes just seem to celebrate stupidity to me and I find them depressing to contemplate.
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:58 pm

basil6345789 wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:52 pm
Benny Hill was fabulous - really clever stuff!
https://youtu.be/ZnHmskwqCCQ

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by Dark Cloud » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:59 pm

Stalbansclaret wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Mrs Brown's Boys is the Gold standard for abysmal TV but I also agree with you..these programmes just seem to celebrate stupidity to me and I find them depressing to contemplate.
The thing that gets me these days is these "reality shows" are actually anything but. They're closely and carefully staged (and even scripted) and full of aspiring actors, models and tv presenters all looking for that big break and yet the gullible public actually think they're watching something "real".
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Post by Burnley1989 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:59 pm

I can’t be doing with TOWIE, made in Chelsea, ex on the beach, love island type shows. I go to bed if she’s watching that shite
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by Burnley1989 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:00 pm

Dark Cloud wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:59 pm
The thing that gets me these days is these "reality shows" are actually anything but. They're closely and carefully staged (and even scripted) and full of aspiring actors, models and tv presenters and yet the gullible public actually think they're watching something "real".
And the younger generation are trying to live their life like that now.
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by Dark Cloud » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:01 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:00 pm
And the younger generation are trying to live their life like that now.
Yes, the influence they exert is scary!

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Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:04 pm

Richard Osman's House of Games

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by dougcollins » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:10 pm

That thing with Ronnie Corbett, 'Sorry!'

I'm sorry I had to witness it.
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Post by Shappie » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:18 pm

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:22 pm

Mrs Browns Boys has to be the pinnacle of sh1te made for tv tv.
Anything celebrity or in some cases non-celebrity based tv is unwatchable.
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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:24 pm

Love Island
TOWIE
Made in Chelsea

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Post by Steve1956 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:30 pm

Emmerdale Farm
Coronation St
Eastenders
Take the high road
Home and away
Neighbours
And anything with Kenny Everett or Benny Hill in

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Post by claretdavid » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:19 am

Any show with "Celebrity" in the title.

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Post by tarkys_ears » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:38 am

claretdavid wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:19 am
Any show with "Celebrity" in the title.
My most searched title on pornhub!!!!

How dare you?!
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Post by karatekid » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:03 am

Recent gogglebox. Everyone has just resorted to swearing as a form of entertainment as they can’t think of anything constructive to say.

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by dermotdermot » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:36 am

yTib wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:44 pm
i liked benny hill and mike yarwood.

on the buses for me. excruciating scripts involving excruciating, squawking characters.
Totally agree with this. I could never watch it.

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:31 am

Mrs Brown's Boys - voted by Radio Times as one of the best sitcoms of all time.
It's Xmas day special a few years ago had 6.8 million viewers.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46619935

Personally I quite like it and it always makes me chuckle.


Can't be doing with so called reality shows, or things like X factor etc.
Big Brother & I'm a Celeb weren't bad for the first season or two, now though in my opinion they're tired formats, but again they've got millions of viewers.

Never found Have I Got News For You to be very funny though, can't understand the fascination with that show.

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Post by BenWickes » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:52 am

I've mentioned this before but the worst all-time TV Show has to be Mini Pops on Channel 4 in the 80's. A paedophile's dream. Little girls and pre-pubescent girls dressed as women, sometimes disturbingly scantily clad; singing and dancing provocatively to songs. God knows what the producers were thinking.
I watch a lot of the 70's and 80's comedies and watching back. Surprised how 'shouty' some of them are. On the Buses and Bless this House are two that spring to mind. A cacophony of noise. Actors shouting over and at each other.
Last of the Summer Wine is one. I actually had it on last night in the background. I'm still yet to laugh at it.
All 'celebrity' shows. I use that word loosely and reality shows, which as mentioned above, is nothing like reality.
Special nod to Mrs Browns Boys and Miranda for being, well; not funny.
One I personally add as much for the disturbing opening/closing credits (very similar to my nightmares as a kid) as the awful acting is 'Tales of the Unexpected'.

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Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:25 am

BenWickes wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:52 am
I've mentioned this before but the worst all-time TV Show has to be Mini Pops on Channel 4 in the 80's. A paedophile's dream. Little girls and pre-pubescent girls dressed as women, sometimes disturbingly scantily clad; singing and dancing provocatively to songs. God knows what the producers were thinking.
I watch a lot of the 70's and 80's comedies and watching back. Surprised how 'shouty' some of them are. On the Buses and Bless this House are two that spring to mind. A cacophony of noise. Actors shouting over and at each other.
Last of the Summer Wine is one. I actually had it on last night in the background. I'm still yet to laugh at it.
All 'celebrity' shows. I use that word loosely and reality shows, which as mentioned above, is nothing like reality.
Special nod to Mrs Browns Boys and Miranda for being, well; not funny.
One I personally add as much for the disturbing opening/closing credits (very similar to my nightmares as a kid) as the awful acting is 'Tales of the Unexpected'.
Der der der, duh duh duh der der der duh

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Post by Inchy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:31 am

This thread should have ended with Mrs Browns boys


It’s absolutely dreadful.

I once decided to watch one episode. I went in open minded but knew that it probably wasn’t for me because I’m not a brexit voting anti vaxer.

It started badly when a doctor came round to give the grandad a rectal thermometer. Predictably it got stuck. I can’t remember the rest of the show but I remember I had guessed the entire course of the episode in the first couple of minutes. The main punch like is it’s a bloke dressed as a women saying things an old women wouldn’t say. Breaking the third wall frequently happened. All that added was the increase rage I was feeling.

I assume O’Carroll hasn’t watched extras which predates Mrs Browns Boys and mocks the type of sh*te Mrs Browns boys serves up.

It’s the worst type of comedy. Although not overly offensive at face value it is extremely offensive to anyone who enjoys actually comedy. It’s a throwback to the 70s but not in a good way like listening to queen.

After watching the one and only episode I could managed I was so angry that someone made that. Even more baffling is that people lap it up. As a social experiment the show has at least shown what happens when you defund the education system. The millions of people who enjoy this show is one of the reasons I would be content by extra-terrestrials blowing up the planet

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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:34 am

All soaps
All reality tv
Mrs Browns boys
Fiona Bruce's Question Time
The Mash Report
Citizen Khan

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by Bertiebeehead » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:36 am

Inchy wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:31 am
This thread should have ended with Mrs Browns boys


It’s absolutely dreadful.

I once decided to watch one episode. I went in open minded but knew that it probably wasn’t for me because I’m not a brexit voting anti vaxer.

It started badly when a doctor came round to give the grandad a rectal thermometer. Predictably it got stuck. I can’t remember the rest of the show but I remember I had guessed the entire course of the episode in the first couple of minutes. The main punch like is it’s a bloke dressed as a women saying things an old women wouldn’t say. Breaking the third wall frequently happened. All that added was the increase rage I was feeling.

I assume O’Carroll hasn’t watched extras which predates Mrs Browns Boys and mocks the type of sh*te Mrs Browns boys serves up.

It’s the worst type of comedy. Although not overly offensive at face value it is extremely offensive to anyone who enjoys actually comedy. It’s a throwback to the 70s but not in a good way like listening to queen.

After watching the one and only episode I could managed I was so angry that someone made that. Even more baffling is that people lap it up. As a social experiment the show has at least shown what happens when you defund the education system. The millions of people who enjoy this show is one of the reasons I would be content by extra-terrestrials blowing up the planet
Not your cup of tea then?

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Re: Worst TV shows of all time

Post by Inchy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:40 am

Bertiebeehead wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:36 am
Not your cup of tea then?


I get angry just thinking about it

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:42 am

gandhisflipflop wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Miranda. Big bang theory.

Miranda - agreed.

Big Bang Theory - don't talk cobblers.

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Post by joey13 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:56 am

dougcollins wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:10 pm
That thing with Ronnie Corbett, 'Sorry!'

I'm sorry I had to witness it.
Language Doug :)

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Post by Jambounchained » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:57 am

Mad About Alice.

With Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden.

Shocking

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Post by BurnleyFC » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:08 am

clarethomer wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Mrs Brown's Boy.

End of thread ha ha
Spot on. It’s like a really, really, really **** version of Father Ted (which was excellent, by the way).

Miranda is absolute tripe as well.

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Post by pushpinpussy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:14 am

for me its defiantly this strictly thing and I'm a celebrity thing.

You have to be a right empty head to watch some z-list so called celebrities when there are some amazing documentaries on at the moment

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Post by Clarets4me » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:17 am

To paraphrase the great American satirist and editor H.L.Menken, " Nobody ever went bust underestimating the taste of the British public " ... :roll:
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Post by martin_p » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:18 am

Another vote for the ‘reality tv’ genre. I don’t watch stuff like Mrs Brown’s Boys but can at least acknowledge there is some talent involved in creating it (even if it doesn’t appeal to me). Reality tv is just a bunch of talentless people in programmes created by people with no imagination.

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Post by CaptJohn » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:21 am

Another vote for the utter tripe of "Mrs Browns Boys" and any of the reality garbage.
A bit surprised that someone has mentioned "Richard Osmans House of cards!" I find it very good and it tests the brain. Perhaps that is the answer as some people like to test themselves with quiz shows whilst others like to be shown drivel. Each to their own.

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Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:26 am

'twas I who mentioned Richard Osman's House of Cards. I just don't see why it has to have celebrities taking part: it just ruins it for me. It's the same with celebrity versions of The Chase and Pointless.

My favourite programme is University Challenge. Real people.

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Post by Fretters » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:29 am

Inchy wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:31 am
I assume O’Carroll hasn’t watched extras which predates Mrs Browns Boys and mocks the type of sh*te Mrs Browns boys serves up.
I couldn't believe it when Mrs Brown's Boys beat Gervais's Afterlife at the comedy awards. He must have felt like he'd lost to 'When the Whistle Blows'.

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Post by CaptJohn » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:37 am

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:26 am
'twas I who mentioned Richard Osman's House of Cards. I just don't see why it has to have celebrities taking part: it just ruins it for me. It's the same with celebrity versions of The Chase and Pointless.

My favourite programme is University Challenge. Real people.
Good call but I like seeing how dumb some of the celebrities really are ;)

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:42 am

Any of those David Attenborough wildlife programs. Dull as dishwater even though they stage a lot of the scenes

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Post by Clarets4me » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:42 am

To illustrate the point about the taste of the British and US public, I give you the example of Chuck Berry ....

Chuck Berry wrote " Johnny B Goode ", " Roll over Beethoven ", " Maybelline ", " Route 66 ", " Carol " and a host of other Rock and Roll Classics, from which generations of young guitarists learnt to play from John Lennon through Keith Richards to Eric Clapton and beyond ....

His only No.1 hit in the US and UK was " My Ding-a-Ling " :roll: :roll:
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Post by Rileybobs » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:51 am

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:26 am
'twas I who mentioned Richard Osman's House of Cards. I just don't see why it has to have celebrities taking part: it just ruins it for me. It's the same with celebrity versions of The Chase and Pointless.

My favourite programme is University Challenge. Real people.
Probably so they can avoid having to stage auditions and get away with the prizes being a pair of slipper and a bottle opener as opposed to big money. It’s a pretty low budget affair but something different.

Agree with your point about celebrity versions of quizzes. It takes the tension away completely when celebrities are playing for charity rather than Joe Bloggs with some serious cash on the line.

Agree that Miranda and Mrs Brown’s Boys are terrible. But for me it has to be the reality guff. The Kardashians is appalling in every way. The missus had it on the other day and one of the brain fart’s was whinging about how difficult lockdown was whilst cooped up in her Hollywood Hills mansion. Morons. The low-end British versions such as Cheshire Footballers Wives or whatever it’s called is about as bad as it gets.

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Post by boyyanno » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:11 am

Miranda and Mrs Browns Boys instantly sprang to mind. Two incredibly unfunny shows.

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Post by boyyanno » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:12 am

Fretters wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:29 am
I couldn't believe it when Mrs Brown's Boys beat Gervais's Afterlife at the comedy awards. He must have felt like he'd lost to 'When the Whistle Blows'.
I nearly posted that Mrs Browns boys was worse than his show in Extras but I couldn't remember the name!
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Post by Firthy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:16 am

Burnley1989 wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:59 pm
I can’t be doing with TOWIE, made in Chelsea, ex on the beach, love island type shows. I go to bed if she’s watching that shite
You forgot the even worse programmes Jersey and Geordie Shore and all the other shite reality programmes where these youngsters show of their way too big and white teeth, pumped up lips and cheeks, coloured hair, tatoos and rolls of fat hanging out etc.

And for me a special mention for "I'm a celebrity" Just not my thing with has beens and wannabe's doing the most unnecessary and ridiculous things. Surprising the things people do for money and attention.

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Post by rufus lumley » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:26 am

Market in Honey Lane was awful it was like a early Eastenders which is nearly as bad.

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Post by Jambounchained » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:35 pm

boyyanno wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:12 am
I nearly posted that Mrs Browns boys was worse than his show in Extras but I couldn't remember the name!

IS HE HAVIN A LAFF!?
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