ABC Family channel was on the TV sometime last week. It’s not a channel that I particularly like, but it’s often on in the background. One show ended, and then an episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager started. I couldn’t dive across the room fast enough to change the channel.
I HATE this show. I DESPISE IT. The over-dramatic commercials for the show that run non-stop on ABC family are enough to drive me crazy. The show was on for less than a minute as I struggled to find the remote and then another channel, and in that short time, I was overwhelmed by the ridiculously melodramatic music (hey, dumb kids: this is a sad scene because the music is sad!), atrocious acting, and completely over-the-top dramatic conflict.
I don’t watch the show, but I think I’ve learned three important things about it from the promo commercials and from my unwilling exposure to it last week. 1) A lot of dumb people keep getting pregnant, 2) Birth control apparently doesn’t exist in this weird parallel universe, 3) Every episode is a SPECIAL EVENT filled with tears and swelling music!
If you like this show as a guilty pleasure… Well, fine, we all need those. If you like this show because you think it is well-written, acted, or plotted, or because you think it is a realistic depiction of American life, then you must be an idiot. I hate this trashy show and its ham-handed attempts at capturing emotion. I find it inexplicable that it remains on the air, and would much rather watch a lifetime of Raven Simone sitcoms than sit through another thirty seconds of this steaming turd. If I had a time machine, killing Hitler would have to wait. The FIRST think I would do is go back and prevent this series from ever being made.
So, what shows on TV now do you hate with a fiery passion? Your hate can be justified or unjustified, just let us know what’s eating you in the comments below.