Audience-Alienating Premise: Not a lot of people wanted to tune in to see the answer to the question "What if God tried to reach out to us by sending an autistic messenger to a bunch of drugged-out surfers?"
Narm One example is when Butchie calls his ex-girlfriend on the cell phone and insults her, making her hang up in his face. A few minutes later, he calls her again only to repeat the same insult. He repeats the process a few times.
The Scrappy: Cissy Yost is generally disliked due to being a one-note shrew who goes around screaming at people. More than a few critics took issue with Rebecca DeMornay's performance and pointed out that she seems to have had too much work done on her face to adequately convey emotion
Tough Act to Follow: David Milch hit big with Deadwood, which achieved a lot of cultural saturation in spite of not being a ratings powerhouse. Neither of Milch's follow-up series, this show or Luck, made it to a second season.