Top-Rated TV Shows People Didn’t Really Like, According to Reddit

Fans are eagerly awaiting the airing of season 4 of You on Netflix, scheduled for late 2022 or even early 2023. The first three seasons were a huge hit on Netflix, but You is one of those hit and beloved shows that just isn’t for everyone.

Some shows are rated surprisingly well on fan voting sites like IMDb, but in some cases, fans have sky-high expectations and end up disappointed when the show doesn’t quite live up to it. And again, sometimes viewers just pick a show that isn’t their cup of tea and end up not liking it. But one thing is certain, every show has its critic. Even the top rated ones.

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Money theft (8.2)


An image of Tokyo wearing a red jumpsuit in Money Heist

Reddit user NAMELESSO says: “Money Heist. It’s just a big budget soap opera and unlikable characters. Plus there are so many plot holes and I didn’t see the point in doing the 3rd and 4th seasons .” However, complex and engaging characters were exactly the reason this show became an international hit.

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This user is right about something – shows are almost always the best in their first and second seasons, which is interesting because theoretically that’s when they still find their footing. But there’s just something so organic about the first season of Money theftit’s no wonder it attracted audiences.


Riverdale (6.7)


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This is actually no surprise, because Riverdale has been in decline for quite some time, and its rating on IMDb seems to reflect that. But that’s still too high for the Reddit user PerfectionistReader: “Riverdale, I mean I’m on the 1st season but it’s ok, I can’t muster the enthusiasm to watch more episodes, it’s not that great.”

As much as the show looked good in its first season with the murder mystery aspect, that’s where it ended. It might also be disappointing for some viewers who were expecting more because of all the buzz.

Brooklyn nine-nine (8.4)


Split image of smiling Amy and Jake and a serious Captain Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn nine-nine was a popular sitcom – so popular in fact that when Fox decided to cancel it, fan outcry was enough to convince NBC to give it two more seasons. Editor Zoh41b disagrees, saying “the humor is gritty and not funny”.


It’s interesting, because all sitcoms seem to have some level of cringe, and maybe it’s just a matter of finding the right cringe for each individual. Tons of viewers found B99 hilarious, but there’s definitely a ring of truth to them.

Friends (8.9)


Phoebe Chandler Joey and Monica in the living room in Friends

It’s almost a crime to consider Friends overrated, but in reality, a lot of people don’t like this show, and they have good reason. A lot of people who grew up watching this and consider it their comfort show are aware that the show is problematic at times, but it’s definitely funny.

Yet this Editor is not convinced: “The only thing I like about this series is Joey, Chandler and Ross, but not as much as the other two. Monica is tolerable, but Rachel and Phoebe, I don’t like. He There are some fun moments, I’ll give it to him, but nothing too exceptional either.”


Game of Thrones (9.2)


This is another show that appears several times in the thread. Reddit user Jiyanna I couldn’t get past the beginning: “I watched the first season (except for the last episode) and it felt weird and confusing to me. Though I like fantasy and stuff, but it didn’t haven’t really played yet, I guess”.

game of thrones is a spectacle that is very confusing and difficult to follow. There are so many complexities and nuances, it’s a real brain exercise. The scenario is also not for everyone, but game of thrones inspired many others with its uniqueness and charmed fans to watch until the end. Although they were very disappointed.


NCIS (7.8)


NCIS season 19 Gibbs last episode returns how

NCIS is one of the most watched shows on television. With a rating of almost 8 on IMDb, it’s also a fairly well-rated procedure. Although Redditor Clutch fluid admits it’s “inexplicably the most popular show on the planet”, they can’t help but find it “absurd”.

It’s not hard to see that this Redditor is right, because while NCIS isn’t a bad show, it also didn’t do anything to deserve the praise it seems to get, and there’s no little to distinguish it from the average procedures that fill TV screens.

Breaking Bad (9.5)


Walter White standing in the desert in Breaking Bad.

This is another surprising, but many viewers did not like breaking Bad. Reddit user zombiemocker says they couldn’t make it until the end of season 2, saying they “liked the premise but just didn’t like any of the characters or the way it was done”.

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But just as many people who criticized this show defended it and called it a masterpiece, it clearly won over some people. There were memorable, flawed characters that showed off all of their layers, but ultimately it got boring and disappointing for some people.

You (7.7)


Penn Badgely as Joe Goldberg in YOU

Penn Badgley himself makes people realize that Joe isn’t a good person, so why is everyone so mad at him? Editor honestlyidk2000 wonders why: “Idk, maybe I’m too innocent to enjoy this sort of thing, but I just can’t understand why girls find Joe sexy. This guy is a sick and creep. Idk, I don’t I just can’t. I think people idealize that.”

You is a truly twisted show with a horrifying plot and a creepy anti-hero. However, many viewers may not romanticize or condone Joe’s actions, but simply enjoy the intricate and memorable storyline, complete with the inner workings of a stalker-murderer. It’s also one of the best serial killer shows, and people are drawn to them.

Kill Eve (8.2)


Kill Eve

People are inexplicably drawn to villains, but the premise of a shameless villain is a somewhat novel idea and fans jumped on the premise of Kill Eve (perhaps with too much enthusiasm). Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer were just fantastic and gave some of their best performances. But not all fans bought it.


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“I just couldn’t get through it. I found it incredibly tedious and none of the characters suited me well,” says Redditor pineapplesluut. The show was really weird to put it mildly, and the start was a bit slow, which made it difficult for some people to get into it.

How I Met Your Mother (8.3)


HIMYM Ted & Barney

Reddit user No_Cardiologist_9440 did not appreciate how I Met Your Mother. “The HIMYM characters were so bland. I couldn’t stand them. They were boring and very unlikable. If I had friends like that, I’d probably have to take drugs.”

This is often true in sitcoms due to the fact that they use stereotypes for their characters, which can feel like overkill if not done with care. However, Barney can hardly be described as boring. But no defense of the show is enough, because even the fan who enjoyed it probably found the end of how I Met Your Mother horrible.

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