Can you believe that some of the worst TV shows ever are still being watched by some people? I guess people have different standards of entertainment. To be fair, not all shows suffer from bad quality. That is, they may be visually appealing and even be mildly entertaining, however, some shows have content so raunchy that they can be considered some of the worst shows ever. You know cheap and raunchy shows are bad, but you watch them anyway. Right? We all have our guilty pleasure entertainment. Why don’t you take a stroll through this list and find out if one of these is yours? From “Jerry Springer” to “Taken, these are some of the worst TV shows ever (but you can’t stop watching them).
Marvel’s Iron Fist
We’re so used to Marvel doing great things that is hard to imagine Marvel doing terrible. So it is with “Iron Fist.” The first season lacked that Marvel flare of awesomeness that we have come to expect. From lackluster acting to a complicated yet boring story, the first season of Iron Fist left many fans wanting. However, the second season seemed to have redeemed the series with an interesting story, great fighting scenes, and an overall drastically improved entertainment value. Nevertheless, the series was canceled by Netflix.
TV Guide voted “Jerry Springer” as the “Worst Show In The History Of Television,” but with roughly 27 seasons under its belt, it’s hard to see why…that is until you actually watch the show. Jerry Springer is a television program reveling in the worst of human nature. From encouraging fights amongst its guests, to boob flashings, and curse, words, Jerry Springer will not redeem your faith in humanity. “I can’t do serious subjects,” he told CNN. “I can’t do normal behavior. It doesn’t belong in our show.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Where do I even begin with this show? Here “Comes Honey Boo Boo” revolves around the Thompson family and primarily focuses on seven-year-old Alana. Filled with crazy antics, “White-trash-stereotype,” and catchphrases such as “a dollar makes me holla,” the show was a major hit for The Learning Channel (TLC). That is, until June (Alana’s mother) was linked to a convicted sex offender. TLC immediately canceled the show.
Here’s another show that highlights the best of humanity (I kid). Jersey Shore was a reality show featuring eight 20-something Italian-Americans in a “Real World-type situation.” That is, of course, if you consider living in a posh house, on a beach, with a party lifestyle and overly sexualized hype “real world.” “Participants are depicted as energetic but essentially aimless, oblivious of their own deficits, and delusional about their attractiveness and their importance in the world, said the New Yorker. Despite this sad portrayal of life, the show was a huge success for MTV, and even after six years since their conclusion, Jersey Shore proved to be extremely popular. Their recent 2018 Jersey Shore Family Vacation show managed to bring in 2.4 million viewers for their first episode.
We’ve already talked about one of Marvel’s few superhero show duds with Iron Fist, but here’s another one. “Marvel’s Inhumans,” on paper, should have been a smashing success. Some say that Inhumans had the potential to be the MCU’s “Game of Thrones.” However, critics bemoaned the poor TV adaptation of the comics. Some critics went as far to say that the Inhumans had “costumes and makeup that resemble last-minute Inhumans cosplay” and “Inhumans is legitimately the worst Marvel adaptation of the year.”