10 Drama Series Fans Couldn’t Complete, According To Reddit

Everyone, at one point or another, has stumbled upon an interesting drama series that they just couldn’t get through. It’s hard to find something engaging, untrustworthy, and easy to follow (and even if a show does all three, it might not be enough).

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All that said, on Reddit many people have discussed popular drama series that they just couldn’t finish for one reason or another and there are certainly general themes about shows that audiences care about for a time.

Ozark (2017 – 2022)


Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in Ozark
  • Available to stream on Netflix

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Redditor golden-oceans says they “can’t pass ozark on Netflix.” The series follows a family trying to hide in the Ozarks after the father, Marty Byrde, has a money laundering scheme that goes south.

Other Redditors on this post have also admitted that this show takes a while to pick up even though the cast, acting, and cinematography are all excellent. It’s a gritty drama series with very high stakes, but it just doesn’t have the same high-stakes impact in season one as it did in season 4 of Ozark, where some of the most shocking twists occur. of the plot.

Lost (2004 – 2010)


Lost Cast on a promotional poster
  • Available to stream on Hulu


According to behemoth Monster, Lost is impossible to complete because “something about it just doesn’t click”. This quintessential 2000s series follows a group of people stranded on a mysterious island after surviving a brutal plane crash.

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Overall, this series was good for its time, but starting it now, especially since most people already know the show’s surprise ending, just isn’t as exciting as watching it when from his first outing. It’s not an easy show to binge by any means as the timeline isn’t chronological and it deals with flashforwards, flashbacks, and even flash-sideways.


Supernatural (2007 – 2020)


Sam Knows Everything Dean Will Say In Mystery Spot In Supernatural
  • Available to stream on Netflix

Redditor BBCnich says that Supernatural “should have ended after season 5” and that’s why they just can’t make it through the rest of the show. Even most of the fans of the show and the show’s creator, Eric Kripke, who has an era of great episodes in the show, all tend to agree that the show should have ended in season 5.

This series follows two monster-hunting brothers as they search for their father and the demon that killed their mother. However, by the time season 5 arrives, it’s turning into a tale of the apocalypse. The last episode of this season was even written as if it was a finale, but the series ran for another 10 seasons. It’s almost impossible for anyone to stay engaged for that long.


Arrow (2012 – 2020)


Oliver Queen from the TV series Arrow.
  • Available to stream on Netflix

This Redditor says Arrow “became waste in [season 4] and stayed that way.” The series follows Oliver Queen, a rich kid who disappears for 5 years. We then discover that he is on an island and returns home, where he then becomes a vigilante whose mission is to stop the powerful who tried to kill him and his father.

Arrow is based on the DC comics and while the early seasons were full of tension and action, the plot got too convoluted and hard to follow after season 3. It’s a good show, it doesn’t stay not like this until the end, which means it is not easy to finish.


The Vampire Diary (2009 – 2017)


  • Available to stream on Netflix

The Vampire Diaries is a much-loved series, but valiantmandy says they “didn’t even watch the last season or two because Elena wasn’t on it.” The show follows Elena Gilbert, who has some of the best quotes, and her love triangle with the mysterious vampire brothers Salvatore.

When Nina Dobrev, the actress who plays Elena, decided to leave after season 6, fans of the show were outraged that it wasn’t canceled immediately. She is the main character and RST just couldn’t maintain the same quality of content without her in that role.

Dexter (2006 – 2013; 2021)


Dexter Morgan walking through the woods.
  • Available to stream on Hulu

TalsHell says they couldn’t finish Dexter because “the last season could be worse than watching a CBS comedy”. The series follows a serial killer who only kills other killers, which is a great and exciting premise for people who love dark and comedic crime shows.

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To say the final season is worse than a CBS comedy means this show has lost its realism and entered the commendable space, where few can muster the courage to watch until the end. It’s a pity seen Dexter started with so much promise and just took itself too seriously.

The Walking Dead (2010 – 2022)


Rick Grimes in the rain in The Walking Dead
  • Available to stream on AMC

The Walking Dead is one of the best series of the 2010s, but BillitChillit didn’t decide to end it because “everything [went] descent after the first season.” The show follows survivors of the zombie apocalypse as they fight to survive and rebuild in this dangerous new world.

Several Redditors, alongside this one, also commented on their inability to complete the series and the repetitive nature of the main characters dying over and over again. All in all, making it through all 10 seasons can be difficult given that the cast changes so much from season to season and the quality of the content has dropped significantly since its inception.

Better Call Saul (2015 – 2022)


  • Available to stream on Netflix

YoSoyRawr Says It Made It Through Season 2 Of You better call Saul was impossible because “I don’t know how many more voicemails I can see Jimmy leaving for Kim or how many more meetings I can watch Kim sit…” meaning their main complaint is simply that he there is too much monotony and repetition.

The series follows Saul Goodman, the sketchy lawyer of breaking Bad, as he deals with business and avoids getting caught for some of his misdeeds. While breaking Bad was outstanding, this Redditor didn’t see this spinoff series as interesting or action-oriented. It just lacks Walter White’s anti-hero complexity in breaking Bad which made the audience’s head spin with every episode.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018 – 2020)


Kiernan Shipka in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Available to stream on Netflix

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a series that Redditors have some unpopular opinions about and one of them is that most fans just can’t finish it. SnooConfections3389 even says that “what was so well documented and rich in history and mythology just turned into another series of boring teenage love stories with no substance.”

As this series became more and more intertwined with Riverdale, it began to lose some of its darker themes and serious nature. Due to this shift in tone that occurs specifically in Part 4, this Redditor didn’t want to watch the ending as it turned into a normal CW teen drama.

Game of Thrones (2011 – 2019)


Jon Snow and the Queen of Dragons in Game of Thrones look at each other
  • Available to stream on HBO Max

Redditor HankHeyNow says they can’t pass game of thrones at all because “I get like two episodes and my eyes start rolling over my head.” The fantasy series follows different powerful families as they all attempt to take over Westeros and claim the throne.

Overall, this show was one of the most popular of the 2010s, but it’s incredibly character- and lore-dense, and it contains copious amounts of graphic sex and violence. It’s not the easiest show to watch and while it’s exciting, it takes a while to fully understand the politics of this fictional world.


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