YOU watched it, you quit, you assumed it had been cancelled years ago but somehow that TV show’s still limping on. These five should be put out of their misery:
The Walking Dead
Like the zombies that are still lurching from every dark corner despite a decade of zombie killers offing 60 a week, this shit refuses to lie down. There are even spin-offs, proving the zombie plague continues to spread. Soon every show will be infected and even Grand Designs will feature Kevin casually decapitating the undead with a spade.
In its seventeenth series, this glam US Casualty is still bizarrely popular, despite the cast changing more frequently than a geriatric’s bedpan. Has been going so long that it was the show that made Snow Patrol popular, a time which few now living can remember.
Once a tightly-scripted comedy with some of the best characters on telly, you were a child then. A child who only saw it when your mate lent you videos he’d done off Sky. Continues as a vehicle for celebrity guest stars and treatises on topics that trended on Twitter 18 months earlier.
The Handmaid’s Tale
As if one series of public hangings and dark-wood furniture wasn’t enough, greedy producers have jumped the shark by making Atwood’s resonant GCSE English favourite into an endless, doleful drama. Anyone still watching it is just into eye-gougings.
Mock if you like, but this woeful animation performs a valuable public service. If it weren’t for their desperate need to chuckle at every single one of the 200 pop culture references per episode it has instead of jokes, a generation of dads would be completely out of touch with the world. It’s their lifeline.