Is Game Of Thrones Overrated? 10 Shows That Are Extremely Popular And Perhaps Overhyped

In today’s digital world, the options for entertainment are limitless, and with so many choices, “what to watch” can be a real dilemma. The confusion increases further when you ask around a few friends. Everyone has a different must-see show of their priority. On an online platform, people shared a list of shows people refused to watch despite tons of recommendations.

1. Friends (1994)

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Friends is a famous 90’s sitcom that revolves around the lives of 6 friends living in New York. The six friends are played by Jennifer Anniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. It revolves around the themes of friendship, love, and heartbreaks. This show generally happens to be a fan favorite. However, one user shared that he is just not interested in watching it since most of the jokes are controversial.

2. The Walking Dead (2010)

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The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic horror series that covers the story of people who struggle to survive in a zombie apocalypse. Their challenges involve fighting the hordes of zombies (referred to as walkers), as well as other groups of survivors. The star cast includes Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, and Melissa McBride. A critic commented that the show sounds too violent, and the noises that zombies make are unbearable and drive him insane.

3. The Office (2005)

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As the name suggests, in The Office, the story explores the personal and professional lives of employees working in a paper company. The prime focus is on the awkward and quirky behavior of the regional manager, Michael Scott, who is played by Steve Carell. Other leading characters are represented by Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson. A filmaholic commented that the show is far from reality, and the people who watch it are the ones who have never worked in a real office environment.

4. Game of Thrones (2011)

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Game of Thrones is a highly popular fantasy television show in which nine noble houses engage in a war of power against each other to rule the land of Westeros. While the cast of this show is very wide, some prominent ones include Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Maise Williams, and Lena Headey. The series owes its fame to its surprising plots and strong characters. However, a person cited this very reason for fame as to why they never watched the show. They said the convoluted story with so many characters confuses them and that they are sure they would just be lost watching this show.

5. Breaking Bad (2008)

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The show Breaking Bad is based on the story of its main character, Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, who decides to get into the meth-making business after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He partners with Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, and this partnership leads to a complex story of crime. A commenter mentioned that while he has tried watching the show, it’s just a lot for him and that he can’t tolerate the slow pace of the story.

6. The Big Bang Theory (2007)

This American sitcom follows the story of four socially awkward scientists, Ji

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m Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar, whose lives begin to change when they meet their new friend, Penny, who is an aspiring actress and a waitress and is played by Kaley Cuoco. The central source of comedy remains to be geek jokes and witty dialogues. The Big Bang Theory had its fair share of criticism, with one individual even mentioning that the show is obnoxiously loud and the background laughter is quite annoying.

7. Bridgerton (2020)

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In Bridgerton, eight kids of the Bridgerton family attempt to find their partners through the traditional ways during the Regency era in England. The most liked characters in the first two seasons star Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jessie, and Golda Rosheuvel. While the costumes, set designs, and culture were very well portrayed, someone shared that they stopped watching the show after a Taylor Swift song started playing. After all, if the show is historical, the music should be realistic, too.

8. Peaky Blinders (2013)

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In Peaky Blinders, a true story based on the street gang of Birmingham has been fictionalized. The gang is led by a dangerous character known as Tommy Shelby, acted by Cillian Murphy. Another prominent character is Inspector Chester Campbell, performed by Sam Neill, who aims to put an end to the gang’s criminal activities. Since this thriller’s story mainly involves men, a user didn’t watch the show because they thought the writers didn’t know what to do with the female characters. Another added that the show seems to have no outlined plan.

9. Sons of Anarchy (2008)

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Sons of Anarchy tells the tale of a motorcycle gang and their involvement in illegal activities. The story takes an interesting turn when Jax Teller, a 30-something man, struggles to balance his new dad and gang life. Main roles are performed by Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, and Mark Boone Junior, among others. A respondent said they tried watching the show after some recommendations but couldn’t go on as they felt like the gang didn’t seem real and the show was too melodramatic.

10. Outlander (2014)

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The story of Outlander has a rich plot where a woman, who was a nurse in World War II, time travels to the past century. There, she meets, falls in love, and marries a soldier. The nurse character stars Caitriona Balfe, and the soldier is played by Sam Heughan. Someone commented that even though they were very excited by the story, they didn’t watch the show because it involves scenes of graphic violence.

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