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23rd Jun '18 3:16:37 PM despoa
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* '''''Series/{{Galactica 1980}}'''''. This sequel[=/=]{{spinoff}} of the original ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' series eliminated half the cast (including Apollo, Cassiopeia, and Baltar) without explanation, then attempted to pander to audiences with insipid plots involving a group of space children named "The Super Scouts". Good actors made complete fools of themselves - especially Lorne Greene, who was stuck talking to a child prodigy named Dr. Zee (who was recast with an even worse child actor after the first three-part episode) for most of the run. It featured what could be one of the worst episodes of a science-fiction series ever made, "Spaceball", in which the Super Scouts [[LighterAndSofter have to win a baseball game]]. The creators were forced to write stories that could be marketed to young children and shoehorn [[GreenAesop environmental messages]] into each one, mainly since the show was broadcast at 7:30 PM a dead zone that killed any chance for success even if it had been worth watching. [[WriterRevolt The writers themselves hated it]], as every morning they would chant "come on 13" in reference to the highest rating the show could get and still be canned. Glen Larson had to deal with Creator/{{ABC}}'s [[MediaWatchdog Standards and Practices]], including their demands for more children, which in turn caused a influx of {{stage mom}}s ([[http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Galactica_1980 the entire sordid story must be read to be believed]]). But the show's biggest sin? [[FranchiseKiller It killed off the franchise for over 20 years]] until a reboot [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 made it popular again]]. Here's WebVideo/TVTrash's [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20n2fn_tv-trash-galactica-1980_fun review]] of the disaster.

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* '''''Series/{{Galactica 1980}}'''''. This sequel[=/=]{{spinoff}} of the original ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' series eliminated half the cast (including Apollo, Cassiopeia, and Baltar) without explanation, then attempted to pander to audiences with insipid plots involving a group of space children named "The Super Scouts". Good actors made complete fools of themselves - especially Lorne Greene, who was stuck talking to a child prodigy named Dr. Zee (who was recast with an even worse child actor after the first three-part episode) for most of the run. It featured what could be one of the worst episodes of a science-fiction series ever made, "Spaceball", in which the Super Scouts [[LighterAndSofter have to win a baseball game]]. The creators were forced to write stories that could be marketed to young children and shoehorn [[GreenAesop environmental messages]] into each one, mainly since the show was broadcast at 7:30 PM a dead zone that killed any chance for success even if it had been worth watching. [[WriterRevolt The writers themselves hated it]], as every morning they would chant "come on 13" in reference to the highest rating the show could get and still be canned. Glen Larson had to deal with Creator/{{ABC}}'s [[MediaWatchdog Standards and Practices]], including their demands for more children, which in turn caused a influx of {{stage mom}}s ([[http://en.battlestarwiki.battlestarwikiclone.org/wiki/Galactica_1980 the entire sordid story must be read to be believed]]). But the show's biggest sin? [[FranchiseKiller It killed off the franchise for over 20 years]] until a reboot [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 made it popular again]]. Here's WebVideo/TVTrash's [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20n2fn_tv-trash-galactica-1980_fun review]] of the disaster.
22nd Jun '18 9:10:35 AM Twentington
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* '''''The Brittany Murphy Story''''' is a biopic about the life of the late Creator/BrittanyMurphy. The film was a massive failure with both audiences and critics due to glossing over most of the actress' career, it's melodrama that wouldn't pass in a soap opera, atrocious acting, poor makeup and, worst of all, the actress who plays Murphy looks nothing like her.

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* '''''The Brittany Murphy Story''''' is a biopic about the life of the late Creator/BrittanyMurphy. The film was a massive failure with both audiences and critics due to glossing over most of the actress' career, it's its melodrama that wouldn't pass in a soap opera, atrocious acting, poor makeup and, worst of all, the actress who plays Murphy looks nothing like her.
22nd Jun '18 8:30:48 AM Twentington
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* '''''Chip and Pepper's Cartoon Madness'''''. Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''Cartoon Madness'' was an affront to animation with its badly-animated surfer bulldogs pasted against the kind of computer-rendered animation you'd expect from the early 1990s. It was like a bloody collision between a bad Flash cartoon and a computer science student's D- project, with no survivors. Then the two dogs enter reality, and somehow this transforms them into two aggressively TotallyRadical {{Surfer Dude}}s [[MascotWithAttitude With Attitude]]. The live-action segments take place in "The Chillin' Shack", a set basically ripped off from ''Pee-Wee's Playhouse'' except with a crowd full of cheering kids in sunglasses who clearly don't want to be there, a butler(?) with a crappy [[FakeRussian Russian(?)]] accent, and hands sticking out of the walls which they high-five with whenever they pass them, but pay no attention to for the rest of the show. And then there's the ''editing'', which makes it look almost like something from ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob''... except for real. The guy in the editing room was either [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs on LSD]], had [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny ADHD]], or both. At times, it resembled a WebAnimation/YouTubePoop. Of course, this is probably to be expected when you make a show starring a pair of ''jeans designers.''

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* '''''Chip '''''[[https://vimeo.com/125891796 Chip and Pepper's Cartoon Madness'''''.Madness]]'''''. Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''Cartoon Madness'' was an affront to animation with its badly-animated surfer bulldogs pasted against the kind of computer-rendered animation you'd expect from the early 1990s. It was like a bloody collision between a bad Flash cartoon and a computer science student's D- project, with no survivors. Then the two dogs enter reality, and somehow this transforms them into two aggressively TotallyRadical {{Surfer Dude}}s [[MascotWithAttitude With Attitude]]. The live-action segments take place in "The Chillin' Shack", a set basically ripped off from ''Pee-Wee's Playhouse'' except with a crowd full of cheering kids in sunglasses who clearly don't want to be there, a butler(?) with a crappy [[FakeRussian Russian(?)]] accent, and hands sticking out of the walls which they high-five with whenever they pass them, but pay no attention to for the rest of the show. And then there's the ''editing'', which makes it look almost like something from ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob''... except for real. The guy in the editing room was either [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs on LSD]], had [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny ADHD]], or both. At times, it resembled a WebAnimation/YouTubePoop. Of course, this is probably to be expected when you make a show starring a pair of ''jeans designers.''
22nd Jun '18 6:33:26 AM N8han11
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* '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''' was already controversial for being the pet project of Ike Perlmutter (the former CEO of Marvel Entertainment, who had become controversial due to several unpopular decisions regarding the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and him pushing hard for a movie based on the ''Inhumans'' comic in spite of a lack of interest in the property), and at release became the very first entry in the seemingly untouchable Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse to be declared an absolute disaster by everyone who saw it. Among the biggest complaints were an abrupt return to a MovieSuperheroesWearBlack aesthetic after the MCU had done so much to make comic-accurate visuals acceptable onscreen, regular SpecialEffectFailure due to the tiny budget which included robbing one of the main characters of her prehensile hair early on and thus leaving her with nothing to do in fight scenes, and most of all some of the most jaw-droppingly obvious ProtagonistCenteredMorality in recent memory. The "heroes" are the ruling family of a Inhuman colony on the moon who enforce an oppressive caste system where anyone unlucky enough to not get a flashy enough superpower is condemned to a life of backbreaking labor while the chosen few live in luxury, and the "villain" Maximus wants to change this so everyone is equal, yet we're supposed to root against him because...he's played by the same actor as CompleteMonster Ramsey Snow from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', that's pretty much it. The network lost all faith in the show pretty much immediately, openly advertising the season as "the complete series" online and allowing lead actor Anson Mount out of his contract to join another show months before the official cancellation notice. Most embarrassingly of all, they'd made some noise early on about a character from the show making a crossover appearance on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', only for that show to quietly drop the entire thing (likely requiring a sizable restructuring of their story plans) once it became clear how much people hated it. It's also telling that the only other MCU property to get anywhere near this bad a reception, ''Series/IronFist'', at least had a small contingent of fans, and more people willing to say there was at least potential in it.

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* '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''' was already controversial for being the pet project of Ike Perlmutter (the former CEO of Marvel Entertainment, who had become controversial due to several unpopular decisions regarding the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and him pushing hard for a movie based on the ''Inhumans'' comic in spite of a lack of interest in the property), and at release became the very first entry in the seemingly untouchable Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse to be declared an absolute disaster by everyone who saw it. Among the biggest complaints were an abrupt return to a MovieSuperheroesWearBlack aesthetic after the MCU had done so much to make comic-accurate visuals acceptable onscreen, regular SpecialEffectFailure due to the tiny budget which included robbing one of the main characters of her prehensile hair PrehensileHair early on and thus leaving her with nothing to do in fight scenes, and most of all some of the most jaw-droppingly obvious ProtagonistCenteredMorality in recent memory. The "heroes" are the ruling family of a Inhuman colony on the moon who enforce an oppressive caste system where anyone unlucky enough to not get a flashy enough superpower is condemned to a life of backbreaking labor while the chosen few live in luxury, and the "villain" Maximus wants to change this so everyone is equal, yet we're supposed to root against him because...he's played by the same actor as CompleteMonster Ramsey Snow from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', that's pretty much it. The network lost all faith in the show pretty much immediately, openly advertising the season as "the complete series" online and allowing lead actor Anson Mount out of his contract to join another show months before the official cancellation notice. Most embarrassingly of all, they'd made some noise early on about a character from the show making a crossover appearance on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', only for that show to quietly drop the entire thing (likely requiring a sizable restructuring of their story plans) once it became clear how much people hated it. It's also telling that the only other MCU property to get anywhere near this bad a reception, ''Series/IronFist'', at least had a small contingent of fans, and more people willing to say there was at least potential in it.
22nd Jun '18 6:18:13 AM jormis29
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* David Croft was the co-writer of some of the most successful sitcoms of the 1970s, including ''Series/DadsArmy'' and ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'' with Jimmy Perry, and ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' with Jeremy Lloyd. How he and Lloyd managed to create the stiflingly unfunny 1978 sci-fi sitcom '''''Come Back Mrs. Noah''''' remains a mystery. The series starred ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''[='=]s Mollie Sugden as 21st century housewife Gertrude Noah, who is touring a space station after winning a magazine competition, only for the station to be launched into orbit due to a series of technical faults, with only Noah, roving reporter Clive Cunliffe (''Series/DadsArmy''[='=]s Ian Lavender), mathematicians Carstairs and Fanshaw (''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum''[='=]s Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles), and light bulb changer Garstang (Joe Black) aboard to keep the station running until a rescue operation can be mounted; spoof news reports delivered by a pre-''Series/AlloAllo'' Gorden Kaye opened each episode. The jokes, such as they were, were mostly recycled from other series co-written by Croft, with many scenes revolving around "mechanical device malfunctions and/or makes rude noises" gags (as seen regularly on ''[=AYBS?=]''), and the outrageously strange and cheaply made props and sets did little to divert attention from the thin scripts. Critics tore it to shreds, and it was axed after a single series of six episodes. ''Come Back Mrs. Noah'' holds the dishonour of being the only BBC sitcom named to the "20 worst British sitcoms" list in Mark Lewisohn's 2003 edition of ''The ''Radio Times'' Guide to TV Comedy'', landing at #13,[[note]]''All 19'' of the others were produced by ITV; see the corresponding section for some examples.[[/note]] and was also one of two Mollie Sugden vehicles to be thus slated (along with the 1987-88 Yorkshire Television series ''My Husband and I'', which Lewisohn ranked #16). It remains a fixture of assorted newspaper, magazine, and website "worst sitcom" lists.

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* David Croft was the co-writer of some of the most successful sitcoms of the 1970s, including ''Series/DadsArmy'' and ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'' with Jimmy Perry, and ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' with Jeremy Lloyd. How he and Lloyd managed to create the stiflingly unfunny 1978 sci-fi sitcom '''''Come Back Mrs. Noah''''' '''''Series/ComeBackMrsNoah''''' remains a mystery. The series starred ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''[='=]s Mollie Sugden as 21st century housewife Gertrude Noah, who is touring a space station after winning a magazine competition, only for the station to be launched into orbit due to a series of technical faults, with only Noah, roving reporter Clive Cunliffe (''Series/DadsArmy''[='=]s Ian Lavender), mathematicians Carstairs and Fanshaw (''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum''[='=]s Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles), and light bulb changer Garstang (Joe Black) aboard to keep the station running until a rescue operation can be mounted; spoof news reports delivered by a pre-''Series/AlloAllo'' Gorden Kaye opened each episode. The jokes, such as they were, were mostly recycled from other series co-written by Croft, with many scenes revolving around "mechanical device malfunctions and/or makes rude noises" gags (as seen regularly on ''[=AYBS?=]''), and the outrageously strange and cheaply made props and sets did little to divert attention from the thin scripts. Critics tore it to shreds, and it was axed after a single series of six episodes. ''Come Back Mrs. Noah'' holds the dishonour of being the only BBC sitcom named to the "20 worst British sitcoms" list in Mark Lewisohn's 2003 edition of ''The ''Radio Times'' Guide to TV Comedy'', landing at #13,[[note]]''All 19'' of the others were produced by ITV; see the corresponding section for some examples.[[/note]] and was also one of two Mollie Sugden vehicles to be thus slated (along with the 1987-88 Yorkshire Television series ''My Husband and I'', which Lewisohn ranked #16). It remains a fixture of assorted newspaper, magazine, and website "worst sitcom" lists.
22nd Jun '18 4:12:09 AM Maxiboy136
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* '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''' was already controversial for being the pet project of Ike Perlmutter (the former CEO of Marvel Entertainment, who had become controversial due to several unpopular decisions regarding the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and him pushing hard for a movie based on the ''Inhumans'' comic in spite of a lack of interest in the property), and at release became the very first entry in the seemingly untouchable Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse to be declared an absolute disaster by everyone who saw it. Among the biggest complaints were an abrupt return to a MovieSuperheroesWearBlack aesthetic after the MCU had done so much to make comic-accurate visuals acceptable onscreen, regular SpecialEffectFailure due to the tiny budget which included robbing one of the main characters of her prehensile hair early on and thus leaving her with nothing to do in fight scenes, and most of all some of the most jaw-droppingly obvious ProtagonistCenteredMorality in recent memory. The "heroes" are the ruling family of a Inhuman colony on the moon who enforce an oppressive caste system where anyone unlucky enough to not get a flashy enough superpower is condemned to a life of backbreaking labor while the chosen few live in luxury, and the "villain" Maximus wants to change this so everyone is equal, yet we're supposed to root against him because...he's played by the same actor as CompleteMonster Ramsey Snow from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', that's pretty much it. The network lost all faith in the show pretty much immediately, openly advertising the season as "the complete series" online and allowing lead actor Anson Mount out of his contract to join another show months before the official cancellation notice. Most embarrassingly of all, they'd made some noise early on about a character from the show making a crossover appearance on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', only for that show to quietly drop the entire thing (likely requiring a sizable restructuring of their story plans) once it became clear how much people hated it. It's also telling that the only other MCU property to get anywhere near this bad a reception, ''Series/IronFist'', at least had a small contingent of fans, and more people willing to say there was at least potential in it.
31st May '18 11:34:54 AM rjd1922
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* On December 31, 2012, local UsefulNotes/LosAngeles (well, technically Orange County) independent station KDOC decided to air a '''[[Series/KDOCFirstNight New Year's Eve special]]''' hosted by Jamie Kennedy. That was only the tip of the iceberg for what ''The A.V. Club'' dubbed the ''Jamie Kennedy Falling Apart At The Seams New Year's Eve 2013 Spectacular'', as the world found out after Creator/PattonOswalt [[https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/286705909474922496 tweeted]] about it: there were awkward glitches and dead air, the beginning of an interview with Creator/ShannonElizabeth accidentally started with a shot of Kennedy moping about on stage, hot mics picked up strange discussions peppered with [[PrecisionFStrike F-bombs]] from the host and crew, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzTCkqTwBcU racist sketches where Jamie Kennedy played a Mayan]] (while dressed like a [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins stereotypical Native American]], no less) who went to the Commerce Casino to try to regain his people's lost gold, a potentially drunk Macy Gray and an uncensored(!) Music/BoneThugsNHarmony serenaded the audience celebrating the arrival of the year 1999, Kennedy proclaimed that he would "see you in 2024!", and a fight broke out on stage during the (silent) credits. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lzWmDIY9Zk It has to be seen to be believed]] (though given how desperately KDOC seems to want to consign this to the memory hole, you may have to make do with [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/epic-boondoggle-case-file-32-jamie-kennedys-first,91159/ Nathan Rabin's account for the AV Club]]). Kennedy has since [[http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/host-of-kdocs-chaotic-new-years-special-it-was-totally-supposed-to-be-like-that_b75731 claimed]] that [[ParodyRetcon the entire thing was meant to be that bad]].

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* On December 31, 2012, local UsefulNotes/LosAngeles (well, technically Orange County) independent station KDOC decided to air a '''[[Series/KDOCFirstNight New Year's Eve special]]''' hosted by Jamie Kennedy. That was only the tip of the iceberg for what ''The A.V. Club'' dubbed the ''Jamie Kennedy Falling Apart At The Seams New Year's Eve 2013 Spectacular'', as the world found out after Creator/PattonOswalt [[https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/286705909474922496 tweeted]] about it: there were awkward glitches and dead air, the beginning of an interview with Creator/ShannonElizabeth accidentally started with a shot of Kennedy moping about on stage, hot mics picked up strange discussions peppered with [[PrecisionFStrike F-bombs]] from the host and crew, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzTCkqTwBcU com/watch?list=PLc_hA_XT7khL554M8KT1mX9yEwIajfrnt&v=JzTCkqTwBcU racist sketches where Jamie Kennedy played a Mayan]] (while dressed like a [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins stereotypical Native American]], no less) who went to the Commerce Casino to try to regain his people's lost gold, a potentially drunk Macy Gray and an uncensored(!) Music/BoneThugsNHarmony serenaded the audience celebrating the arrival of the year 1999, Kennedy proclaimed that he would "see you in 2024!", and a fight broke out on stage during the (silent) credits. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lzWmDIY9Zk It has to be seen to be believed]] (though given how desperately KDOC seems to want to consign this to the memory hole, you may have to make do with [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/epic-boondoggle-case-file-32-jamie-kennedys-first,91159/ Nathan Rabin's account for the AV Club]]). Kennedy has since [[http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/host-of-kdocs-chaotic-new-years-special-it-was-totally-supposed-to-be-like-that_b75731 claimed]] that [[ParodyRetcon the entire thing was meant to be that bad]].
15th May '18 8:23:39 AM Anddrix
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* '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''' was already controversial for being the pet project of Ike Perlmutter (the former CEO of Marvel Entertainment, who had become controversial due to several unpopular decisions regarding the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and him pushing hard for a movie based on the ''Inhumans'' comic in spite of a lack of interest in the property), and at release became the very first entry in the seemingly untouchable Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse to be declared an absolute disaster by everyone who saw it. Among the biggest complaints were an abrupt return to a MovieSuperheroesWearBlack aesthetic after the MCU had done so much to make comic-accurate visuals acceptable onscreen, regular SpecialEffectFailure due to the tiny budget which included robbing one of the main characters of her prehensile hair early on and thus leaving her with nothing to do in fight scenes, and most of all some of the most jaw-droppingly obvious ProtagonistCenteredMorality in recent memory. The "heroes" are the ruling family of a Inhuman colony on the moon who enforce an oppressive caste system where anyone unlucky enough to not get a flashy enough superpower is condemned to a life of backbreaking labor while the chosen few live in luxury, and the "villain" Maximus wants to change this so everyone is equal, yet we're supposed to root against him because...he's played by the same actor as CompleteMonster Ramsey Snow from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', that's pretty much it. The network lost all faith in the show pretty much immediately, openly advertising the season as "the complete series" online and allowing lead actor Anson Mount out of his contract to join another show months before the official cancellation notice. Most embarrassingly of all, they'd made some noise early on about a character from the show making a crossover appearance on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', only for that show to quietly drop the entire thing (likely requiring a sizable restructuring of their story plans) once it became clear how much people hated it. It's also telling that the only other MCU property to get anywhere near this bad a reception, ''Series/IronFist'', at least had a small contingent of fans, and more people willing to say there was at least potential in it.
15th May '18 7:06:35 AM Glowsquid
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* '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''', the very first entry in the seemingly untouchable Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse to be declared an absolute disaster by everyone who saw it. There's actually a good bit of backstory here: the franchise started under the thumb of Ike Perlmutter, who among other delightful stuff is notoriously misogynist (he's the reason for that infamous ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' toy that put Captain America into Black Widow's motorcycle drop from the film, and why it took a whole decade for the studio to even start discussing giving the character her own movie despite massive fan demand). He'd also long harbored a grudge against Fox and their Film/XMenFilmSeries, and believed the vaguely similar Marvel property the Inhumans could be used as a substitute in the MCU to show those films up, and insisted a film about them be added to the plans for Phase 3 before he would agree to a film with a female Film/CaptainMarvel. Studio head Kevin Feige had to acquiesce at the time, but then Perlmutter threatening to fire Robert Downey Jr. from the franchise over his paycheck for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' finally got his own bosses at Disney to realize what a loose cannon liability he was, and they moved him off of the films' production completely while Feige was given complete autonomy. One of the first things he did with it was kill the Inhumans film, but Perlmutter still maintained control of the TV side of the franchise and rushed a new version of his dream project there instead. So right from the start, anyone who'd kept up with the behind the scenes issues at Marvel Studios had pretty much zero sympathy for the show, and it lived down to all expectations. Among the biggest complaints were an abrupt return to a MovieSuperheroesWearBlack aesthetic after the MCU had done so much to make comic-accurate visuals acceptable onscreen, regular SpecialEffectFailure due to the tiny budget which included robbing one of the main characters of her prehensile hair early on and thus leaving her with nothing to do in fight scenes, and most of all some of the most jaw-droppingly obvious ProtagonistCenteredMorality in recent memory. The "heroes" are the ruling family of a Inhuman colony on the moon who enforce an oppressive caste system where anyone unlucky enough to not get a flashy enough superpower is condemned to a life of backbreaking labor while the chosen few live in luxury, and the "villain" Maximus wants to change this so everyone is equal, yet we're supposed to root against him because...he's played by the same actor as CompleteMonster Ramsey Snow from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', that's pretty much it. The network lost all faith in the show pretty much immediately, openly advertising the season as "the complete series" online and allowing lead actor Anson Mount out of his contract to join another show months before the official cancellation notice. Most embarrassingly of all, they'd made some noise early on about a character from the show making a crossover appearance on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', only for that show to quietly drop the entire thing (likely requiring a sizable restructuring of their story plans) once it became clear how much people hated it. It's also telling that the only other MCU property to get anywhere near this bad a reception, ''Series/IronFist'', at least had a small contingent of fans, and more people willing to say there was at least potential in it, and was able to get a second season off that, while you'd be very hard-pressed to find anyone who says there's something salvageable here, and both fans and official MCU crew agree it's best left forgotten as the franchise moves on.

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* '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''', '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''' was already controversial for being the pet project of Ike Perlmutter (the former CEO of Marvel Entertainment, who had become controversial due to several unpopular decisions regarding the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and him pushing hard for a movie based on the ''Inhumans'' comic in spite of a lack of interest in the property), and at release became the very first entry in the seemingly untouchable Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse to be declared an absolute disaster by everyone who saw it. There's actually a good bit of backstory here: the franchise started under the thumb of Ike Perlmutter, who among other delightful stuff is notoriously misogynist (he's the reason for that infamous ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' toy that put Captain America into Black Widow's motorcycle drop from the film, and why it took a whole decade for the studio to even start discussing giving the character her own movie despite massive fan demand). He'd also long harbored a grudge against Fox and their Film/XMenFilmSeries, and believed the vaguely similar Marvel property the Inhumans could be used as a substitute in the MCU to show those films up, and insisted a film about them be added to the plans for Phase 3 before he would agree to a film with a female Film/CaptainMarvel. Studio head Kevin Feige had to acquiesce at the time, but then Perlmutter threatening to fire Robert Downey Jr. from the franchise over his paycheck for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' finally got his own bosses at Disney to realize what a loose cannon liability he was, and they moved him off of the films' production completely while Feige was given complete autonomy. One of the first things he did with it was kill the Inhumans film, but Perlmutter still maintained control of the TV side of the franchise and rushed a new version of his dream project there instead. So right from the start, anyone who'd kept up with the behind the scenes issues at Marvel Studios had pretty much zero sympathy for the show, and it lived down to all expectations. it. Among the biggest complaints were an abrupt return to a MovieSuperheroesWearBlack aesthetic after the MCU had done so much to make comic-accurate visuals acceptable onscreen, regular SpecialEffectFailure due to the tiny budget which included robbing one of the main characters of her prehensile hair early on and thus leaving her with nothing to do in fight scenes, and most of all some of the most jaw-droppingly obvious ProtagonistCenteredMorality in recent memory. The "heroes" are the ruling family of a Inhuman colony on the moon who enforce an oppressive caste system where anyone unlucky enough to not get a flashy enough superpower is condemned to a life of backbreaking labor while the chosen few live in luxury, and the "villain" Maximus wants to change this so everyone is equal, yet we're supposed to root against him because...he's played by the same actor as CompleteMonster Ramsey Snow from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', that's pretty much it. The network lost all faith in the show pretty much immediately, openly advertising the season as "the complete series" online and allowing lead actor Anson Mount out of his contract to join another show months before the official cancellation notice. Most embarrassingly of all, they'd made some noise early on about a character from the show making a crossover appearance on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', only for that show to quietly drop the entire thing (likely requiring a sizable restructuring of their story plans) once it became clear how much people hated it. It's also telling that the only other MCU property to get anywhere near this bad a reception, ''Series/IronFist'', at least had a small contingent of fans, and more people willing to say there was at least potential in it, and was able to get a second season off that, while you'd be very hard-pressed to find anyone who says there's something salvageable here, and both fans and official MCU crew agree it's best left forgotten as the franchise moves on.it.
14th May '18 7:59:05 PM Pren
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* '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''', the very first entry in the seemingly untouchable Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse to be declared an absolute disaster by everyone who saw it. There's actually a good bit of backstory here: the franchise started under the thumb of Ike Perlmutter, who among other delightful stuff is notoriously misogynist (he's the reason for that infamous ''Film/AvengersAgeOFUltron'' toy that put Captain America into Black Widow's motorcycle drop from the film, and why it took a whole decade for the studio to even start discussing giving the character her own movie despite massive fan demand). He'd also long harbored a grudge against Fox and their Film/XMenFilmSeries, and believed the vaguely similar Marvel property the Inhumans could be used as a substitute in the MCU to show those films up, and insisted a film about them be added to the plans for Phase 3 before he would agree to a film with a female Film/CaptainMarvel. Studio head Kevin Feige had to acquiesce at the time, but then Perlmutter threatening to fire Robert Downey Jr. from the franchise over his paycheck for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' finally got his own bosses at Disney to realize what a loose cannon liability he was, and moved him off of the films' production completely while Feige was given complete autonomy. One of the first things he did with it was kill the Inhumans film, but Perlmutter still maintained control of the TV side of the franchise and rushed a new version of his dream project there instead. So right from the start, anyone who'd kept up with the behind the scenes issues at Marvel Studios had pretty much zero sympathy for the show, and it lived down to all expectations. Among the biggest complaints were an abrupt return to a MovieSuperheroesWearBlack aesthetic after the MCU had done so much to make comic-accurate visuals acceptable onscreen, regular SpecialEffectFailure due to the tiny budget which included robbing one of the main characters of her prehensile hair early on and thus leaving her with nothing to do in fight scenes, and most of all some of the most jaw-droppingly obvious ProtagonistCenteredMorality in recent memory. The "heroes" are the ruling family of a Inhuman colony on the moon who enforce an oppressive caste system where anyone unlucky enough to not get a flashy enough superpower is condemned to a life of backbreaking labor while the chosen few live in luxury, and the "villain" Maximus wants to change this so everyone is equal, yet we're supposed to root against him because...he's played by the same actor as CompleteMonster Ramsey Snow from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', that's pretty much it. The network lost all faith in the show pretty much immediately, openly advertising the season as "the complete series" online and allowing lead actor Anson Mount out of his contract to join another show months before the official cancellation notice. Most embarrassingly of all, they'd made some noise early on about a character from the show making a crossover appearance on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', only for that show to quietly drop the entire thing (likely requiring a sizable restructuring of their story plans) once it became clear how much people hated it. It's also telling that the only other MCU property to get anywhere near this bad a reception, ''Series/IronFist'', at least had a small contingent of fans, and more people willing to say there was at least potential in it, and was able to get a second season off that, while you'd be very hard-pressed to find anyone who says there's something salvageable here, and both fans and official MCU crew agree it's best left forgotten as the franchise moves on.

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* '''''Series/{{Inhumans}}''''', the very first entry in the seemingly untouchable Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse to be declared an absolute disaster by everyone who saw it. There's actually a good bit of backstory here: the franchise started under the thumb of Ike Perlmutter, who among other delightful stuff is notoriously misogynist (he's the reason for that infamous ''Film/AvengersAgeOFUltron'' ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' toy that put Captain America into Black Widow's motorcycle drop from the film, and why it took a whole decade for the studio to even start discussing giving the character her own movie despite massive fan demand). He'd also long harbored a grudge against Fox and their Film/XMenFilmSeries, and believed the vaguely similar Marvel property the Inhumans could be used as a substitute in the MCU to show those films up, and insisted a film about them be added to the plans for Phase 3 before he would agree to a film with a female Film/CaptainMarvel. Studio head Kevin Feige had to acquiesce at the time, but then Perlmutter threatening to fire Robert Downey Jr. from the franchise over his paycheck for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' finally got his own bosses at Disney to realize what a loose cannon liability he was, and they moved him off of the films' production completely while Feige was given complete autonomy. One of the first things he did with it was kill the Inhumans film, but Perlmutter still maintained control of the TV side of the franchise and rushed a new version of his dream project there instead. So right from the start, anyone who'd kept up with the behind the scenes issues at Marvel Studios had pretty much zero sympathy for the show, and it lived down to all expectations. Among the biggest complaints were an abrupt return to a MovieSuperheroesWearBlack aesthetic after the MCU had done so much to make comic-accurate visuals acceptable onscreen, regular SpecialEffectFailure due to the tiny budget which included robbing one of the main characters of her prehensile hair early on and thus leaving her with nothing to do in fight scenes, and most of all some of the most jaw-droppingly obvious ProtagonistCenteredMorality in recent memory. The "heroes" are the ruling family of a Inhuman colony on the moon who enforce an oppressive caste system where anyone unlucky enough to not get a flashy enough superpower is condemned to a life of backbreaking labor while the chosen few live in luxury, and the "villain" Maximus wants to change this so everyone is equal, yet we're supposed to root against him because...he's played by the same actor as CompleteMonster Ramsey Snow from ''Series/GameOfThrones'', that's pretty much it. The network lost all faith in the show pretty much immediately, openly advertising the season as "the complete series" online and allowing lead actor Anson Mount out of his contract to join another show months before the official cancellation notice. Most embarrassingly of all, they'd made some noise early on about a character from the show making a crossover appearance on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', only for that show to quietly drop the entire thing (likely requiring a sizable restructuring of their story plans) once it became clear how much people hated it. It's also telling that the only other MCU property to get anywhere near this bad a reception, ''Series/IronFist'', at least had a small contingent of fans, and more people willing to say there was at least potential in it, and was able to get a second season off that, while you'd be very hard-pressed to find anyone who says there's something salvageable here, and both fans and official MCU crew agree it's best left forgotten as the franchise moves on.
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