16 Popular TV Shows That Aged So Horribly They Could Never Be Made Today

Some TV shows really haven’t aged well. We may have loved them when we first saw them, but re-watching them a few years later makes it pretty obvious that the show’s ideas are dated and the jokes, if it’s a comedy, are bad.

On Twitter, screenwriter/performer Eden Dranger asked people to share which TV shows they used to watch that have aged horribly.

She explained that she was watching Entourage and suddenly realized how awful the show was.

Quick aside here: Dranger also wondered what a show like Entourage would look like from the point of view of a woman.

And no, it would NOT be Sex and the City.

Some people brought up the fact that Entourage was never a good show.

Okay, back to the other shows that haven’t aged well. People had some strong opinions.

1. Dexter (2006-2013)

2. Three’s Company (1977-1984)

3. How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

4. Married… with Children (1987-1997)

5. The Man Show (1999-2004)

6. Alf (1986-1990)

7. Small Wonder (1985-1989)

8. Glee (2009-2015)

9. Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)

10. McHale’s Navy (1962-1966)

11. Friends (1994-2004)

12. Scrubs (2001-2010)

13. Cheers (1982-1993)

14. Laverne and Shirley (1976-1983)

15. Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981)

16. I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)

So what do you think? Which are the TV shows that just don’t hold up? Let us know in the comments!


Written by Dean

Dean Altman is a writer living in NYC.