Be it on tradition cable television, through streaming services like Netflix, or video-sharing sites such as YouTube, there is a huge influx of serialized shows available for us to watch. With so many shows, it’s hard to see many last more than a few seasons at best — some don’t even make it out of their first.
While shows that retain an audience to support multiple seasons and hundreds of episodes deserve to be praised for their achievement, they should also be evaluated for their continued relevance. Does the show really need to continue? Or should the show end before it overstays its welcome?
Today on Filthy Rich, we take a dive into the television shows that have worn out their welcome and need to find a way to end — sooner rather than later, please.
Number of seasons: 28
Number of episodes: 617
As a parody of American culture, it sure is ironic that The Simpson has become a parody of itself.
In its heyday, The Simpsons was among one of the greatest shows on television, as it received critical acclaim, high ratings, and tons of awards. Sadly, as the series has gone on, The Simpsons has seen a steady dip in quality — and with it a steady drop in ratings — as it focuses more on celebrity cameos, pop-culture references, and punchline-driven humor instead of character development and proper storytelling. More so than other series on this list, The Simpsons is a lot like Old Yeller — it’s about dang time to put this show down.