Which movie or TV show do you wish you could wipe from your memory?

I saw a similar question on a movie site.

Human Centipede 2 did not watch all of this, though what I did watch I felt was repulsive I would quite happily wipe that film from memory.
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  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles I've taught you to love chickens, to love their flesh, their voice.
    edited February 7 Posts: 1,263
    Lost

    About 5 years wasted on a story that went nowhere. Though it doesn't sound anywhere near as bad as your Human Centipede experience.
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    I bailed out of Lost in the first season, though often here negativity toward the conclusion.

    Andromeda Final season was poor the budget cuts were obvious, really enjoyed the show though the last season was pretty horrible.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Andromeda has faded from my memory thankfully. :)) *DELETE*
    Superman IV hasn't though, and that's a tiny thorn I'd love to be rid of....
  • MurdockMurdock Paradise protests too much.
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    The Lawnmower Man the early 90's CGI in that movie is pure nightmare fuel.
    I'd also like to remove the last season of Remington Steele from my memory. Everything else about it was great though.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Twitter: @Dragonpol, Writer @ The Bondologist Blog: http://www.thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk
    edited February 7 Posts: 9,768
    Mrs Columbo - only saw a few episodes of it and that was enough in itself. Awful and frankly unneeded spin-off from the classic Columbo.
  • Shark_0f_LargoShark_0f_Largo Lancashire, UK
    edited February 7 Posts: 3,336
    Battlefield Earth. Dear lord, what utter crap.
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    Battlefield Earth. Dear lord, what utter crap.

    Totally misguided film it defies logic

    Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther poor attempts to drag out a series post Sellers. Trail... Is a miss mash of not very funny outakes, totally needles and a cash grab.

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    Boat Trip. I watched it for Roger Moore. Never again.
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    The Happening.
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    Sherlock, everything post season 2.
    Season 3 was a misstep but 4 was diabolically bad. Both have served to retroactively sour seasons 1 and 2 for me. The show should have ended while the writers were enamoured with Conan Doyle, and not themselves.
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
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    True Detective Season 2.

    Heroes Season 2 onwards
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    tanaka123 wrote: »
    The Happening.

    "What? Noooooooooooooooo."
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.
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    @TR007, agreed, though I've yet to see season four. It seemed to encompass just about everything I loathed from the third season, so I won't waste my time.

    @bondjames, agreed on that second season of 'True Detective.' Such a nosedive in quality from the incredible first season.
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
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    Yes @Creasy47, it was a huge let down. In a way I expected it when Farrell was cast. That guy has never impressed me. Interestingly McConaughey said he would be open to a return if there was a well written next season. Here's hoping.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    Kiss of Death 1995

    I remember being fairly young and watching the scene where Nicolas cage beats Michael Rappaport to death in an office with tarps all on the walls. Scarred me for life.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.
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    I know a lot of people don't like Farrell, but he was the only shining moment of the season for me; his character (mainly in looks, a little in personality) reminded me of him playing Crockett in 'Miami Vice,' which I think is a criminally underrated movie. Past that, how they went from the likes of McConaughey and Harrelson to Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch, of all people, is beyond me. I can only hope we get a season three at some point to wash the bad taste out of my mouth; no sense killing off a world of possibilities just because the second season was so loathed.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Kiss of Death 1995

    I remember being fairly young and watching the scene where Nicolas cage beats Michael Rappaport to death in an office with tarps all on the walls. Scarred me for life.

    Ha Ha, I saw that at the cinema and that's the only damn thing I can remember about it!
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    Kiss of Death 1995

    I remember being fairly young and watching the scene where Nicolas cage beats Michael Rappaport to death in an office with tarps all on the walls. Scarred me for life.

    Ha Ha, I saw that at the cinema and that's the only damn thing I can remember about it!

    Messed me up to this day and could never watch that movie again.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    Also the scene in Casino where Joe Pesci is beaten to death in the cornfields and buried alive. Can't watch that movie again either.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Thunderworld
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    BAISE-MOI

    First time I actually broke a dvd in two and threw it in the garbage. After watching half an hour or so.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    True Detective season 2 was a true noir, unflinching and uncompromising, with no time for happy resolutions. Partially, I don't think audiences and critics were prepared for just how well it realized the tone of its genre.

    I'll throw my hat of support in for Sherlock, as well. 4 was an improvement on 3 in literally every way, and was a better return to the earlier days of the show than what 3 represented, though I don't mind that run of episodes either. It's a show about a detective, not a detective show, and I think some forget that. Moffat, Gatiss and co. were able to mesh a character study of the main cast with some clever cases, and in doing so they made a very deep and rich statement on the nature of the most recognizable character in the world, and still made it feel fresh. Many criticisms I read about it just feel like the same outrage that it seems like every TV show gets now outside of the holy Game of Thrones, which I quite frankly couldn't be paid $20 an hour to watch.
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
    edited February 27 Posts: 14,142
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I know a lot of people don't like Farrell, but he was the only shining moment of the season for me; his character (mainly in looks, a little in personality) reminded me of him playing Crockett in 'Miami Vice,' which I think is a criminally underrated movie. Past that, how they went from the likes of McConaughey and Harrelson to Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch, of all people, is beyond me. I can only hope we get a season three at some point to wash the bad taste out of my mouth; no sense killing off a world of possibilities just because the second season was so loathed.
    I'm somewhat the opposite in that I quite liked Vaughn's character. He was pretty cool but had a dark edge when pushed. I agree on McAdams though. Generally overrated in my view.
  • edited February 27 Posts: 6,197
    BAISE-MOI

    First time I actually broke a dvd in two and threw it in the garbage. After watching half an hour or so.
    I did the same thing minutes into watching The Day the Earth Stood Still the remake with Keanu.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.
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    I'm just not one for Vaughn doing dramas (sans 'Hacksaw Ridge'), and his writing didn't help his case at all, with gems such as:

    "Never do anything out of hunger. Not even eating."

    Uhhh......what?

    Can't forget the classic "blue balls of the heart," or whatever it was, too. Like taking an express train to Cringe City.
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
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    His best line: "You've got this Roger Moore thing huh? Johnny Unflappable"
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    edited February 28 Posts: 13,171
    Television series with 45 minutes episodes:

    Battlestar Galactica (remake)
    Primary reason I'm not a TV series kinda guy for the most part: 10 % cool, exciting stuff, 90 % talking, arguing, talking some more, arguing some more, creating new plot lines in episode X, solving them in episode X + 1, talking some more, ... and meanwhile the camera dude goes epileptic just to make sure we're not falling asleep from another 45 minutes of, indeed, talking. You know, two people sit down, they talk, but the camera man pretends we're shooting a wild documentary where things happen so fast he doesn't even have the time to adjust his frames, angles, sharpness, ... Yeah, because the dialogue is so boring and such a repetition of yesterday's 45 minutes of dialogue, we need this pretentious artistic douchebaggery to push through 4 seasons of 90 % redundant stuff. Because repeating things over and over and over ... is soooo cool, guys, as I'm currently demonstrating myself.

    Someone needs to cut those 4 seasons down to 12 quality episodes. Would make a huge difference.

    Heroes S2, 3, 4, ...
    See above. Seriously, the last season from back in the day (not the most recent stuff), taking place among those carnival folks, what . the . hell? We spend more time with Robert Knepper and his nonsensical hippy philosophy amidst mirrors, than we ever do with characters that are actually interesting. Also, Hiro's arc went nowhere. Heroes suffered from screenwriters having absolutely no idea where to take the series next. That first season should have been it. That one was about people talking, but also about other things. After that, it became about people taking, and talking, and talking.

    Gotham
    Also see above. People keep telling me I should watch season 2. I won't. All that Jada Pinkett Smith crap in S1 felt like a punishment for a crime I didn't commit. Everybody was furthermore hyped up about Robin Lord Taylor; I want this man to disappear from the world. I don't care if I'm a Batman addict; this stuff is, if anything at all, a painful defecation over Bill Finger's grave. If people want to learn about the Gotham police, they need to read Brubaker's Gotham Central. If they want the "prequel" to Batman, there's tons of great comic material and of course the first act of Batman Begins to sit through. Here's how the producers of Gotham figured it out:

    "Hey, people like this Batman, right? Okay, now, look, let's do something Batman but without Batman. Let's find some of the least interesting side characters in the Batman universe and talk about them during Bruce Wayne's boyhood years. Of course we're not going to actually think about this, so let's just grab every bloody episode in every bloody cop series ever made, and replace a few characters but leave everything else intact. Of course people are foolish enough to keep watching season after season so let's just keep this thing going for 100+ episodes, after which not a lot will have transpired. By the way, action costs money so let's just have people sit down and talk. And talk. And talk. ..."


    I prefer mini-series or one season series, and over with. Or animated stuff. Give me "The Prisoner" for example. Or "I Claudius", where talking actually matters. Most contemporary series start from a cool idea and produce nothing but filler material. Like serving people three quality oysters in a giant bucket of diluted sea water.

    Notable exceptions, i.e. series I think DO work, despite many seasons:
    - The walking dead and 24: they keep the tension and the action up while reducing dialogue in comparison to most other series.
    - Twin Peaks: Vintage Frost and Lynch, although S2 is a bit of a challenge for me.
    - The Sarah Connor Chronicles: although it did have people just talk, for the most part.

    People talk in films too but television series are different in the sense that here, people talk for the sake of talking -- because they have nothing better to do. And I'm feeling like a complete moron for sitting down for another 43 minutes of people just talking.

    This is where I stop talking.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    When I think of Gotham I think 'why didn't they just make a Batman TV series...?'
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    edited February 28 Posts: 13,171
    @LeonardPine, EXACTLY!

    There's a huge pile of tremendous comic books out there, material they can choose from. Do a Batman TV series, but limit yourself to 6 or 8 or so episodes. Cut it like a movie, keep it going, keep the excitement alive; don't kill it by making people talk for hours. Here's where my final thesis comes in: animated stuff more often than not outdoes live-action television series.

    Compared to the near perfect Batman The Animated series, Gotham is laughable! Even Beware The Batman, a 3D CGI series that was prematurely cancelled by some ignorant suits, has more quality to offer in its first episode than Gotham in its entirety.

    I'm not going to watch Flash or Green Arrow or even Smallville either. Those Batman and Justice League animated movies keep me warm enough. I do, however, watch the Batman Television Show from the 60s. It's bonkers yet still vastly more entertaining than Gotham.

    Gotham is an insult to me, a Batman fan.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    @DarthDimi, I still haven't been able to get myself back into Gotham, and haven't watched any of it beyond the third episode of season three, where it just lost me entirely. If you can believe it, they
    kill off Essen right off the bat!
    That's right. Add on to that the fact that we never get to see Bruce, the only reason to watch the damn thing, and the problems continue to add up.

    I wish the CW would've just done a Batman show, as it's clear from seeing some of Arrow that they want to do it badly. They're using all of Batman's minor rogues on there, even Ra's and Deadshot for crying out loud. Mr. Queen doesn't deserve them.

    Animation is a lot easier to create and present simply because of the flexibility with what you can create with only computer effects. It's less of a headache in comparison to doing it for real, and you can make more comic-book styled adventures that don't have to support the burden of it being live-action, which can often make these shows feel silly. Sometimes watching a bunch of grown adults scampering around in spandex can only work in animation.

    Who knows when we'll get a show worthy of BTAS though, if ever. The Batman was a great ride for the most part, but even that failed to meet the groundbreaking push of the 90s program. It's a shame that WB can't drum up another mature take on the character, especially when the DC brand is in need of a pick-me-up.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
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    Perhaps Batman needs to change hands, from Warner to someplace fresh. I don't know. But indeed, will we ever reach the quality of BTAS again? With the way things are going now, it's pretty doubtful.
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