It happens every year. New series and shows are hyped to the max, but when we finally settle down to watch them, foaming at the mouth for what has been penned 'the best show yet' on television, we're left disappointed and angered, feeling cheated and a little depressed.

If you've seen any of the following television shows, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you haven't - don't put yourself through the trauma.


The casting seemed spot-on for Dracula, and so the only thing I can blame for its downfall and bad ratings would be its storyline.

It didn't move fast enough, there wasn't enough action to keep us on the edge of our seats and it just seemed all a bit too forced. The passion project has now been cancelled.

The Jump

Proving that it was quite dangerous when many of the celebrities taking part were injured in the winter sports they took part in, it still failed to become a showstopping piece of television and the integral part - 'The Jump' - left a lot to be desired as the famous faces plopped onto the ground without much effort.

I'll be shocked if it makes a comeback when the next Winter Games come around.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The less said about this one, the better.

It had all the ingredients to be something fantastic, but it failed to grip viewers. The cheesy flying cars proved to be a little too much, and the lack of direction for a story didn't help matters.

Now picked up for a second season, it's do or die for the show, and its new confirmed spinoff - Agent Carter.

The Bank Job

I loved the format of Channel 4 gameshow The Bank Job, and we thought we'd definitely be on to a winner following the huge success of The Million Pound Drop.

However, after constant technical errors and mistakes the show came to an abrupt end. There never seemed to be an official axe or cancellation, but it never saw the light of day again, which is a shame, because it was a fresh and innovative concept.


It was supposed to be a deadly series that would have us all on the edge of our seats begging to know what happened in the following episode.

In reality, it was murky, lacking anything that truly stood out with promising plot points that proved to be as dull as dishwater.

Character development proved to work in places, but after all was said and done, the audience for a second season just wasn't there and so it ended up with the rest of the axed crowds.

What television shows have you watched, only to be left disappointed?

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