haha ty but i think i am just a masochist… or an optimist maybe, hoping they’ll somehow get better? the best example of this is probably my decade long tortured affair with supernatural. at this point, i’m just like… i’ll stick it out.
you’re right that there aren’t many shows i hard-quit— as in completely abandon. i’ll often get furious/frustrated with a show and step away for a while but keep up with them through gifs/media then something will change and i’ll get caught up again. take gossip girl for example, where i “quit” after the s3 finale and then checked back in when i heard dan/blair was actually happening and checked back out when i realized the show was torpedoing them. merlin became too frustrating for me when i realized season 4 would be the final season and they hadn’t made good on ANY of the ~mythical epic~ promises they made. likewise when i realized procedurals like CSI, criminal minds, and house were stagnant, character-development wise, and that would always be unsatisfying to me.
i did quit GoT this season— i was already losing interest and then the jaime thing was just too much and, though i read the AVC reviews and check on theon’s storyline lol, i can’t imagine ever watching again. when i do hard-quit it’s usually because the show has crossed some line i set, like with LOST when shannon died or smallville will mike rosenbaum left. heroes too, in its last season.
i also made the choice to stop watching OTH when lucas and peyton left because i felt like the s6 finale was a natural and fitting ending for all the characters. some shows just dragged on for too long/i grew out of them, like 90210 or glee— and i actually watched and enjoyed BBT in probably its first two seasons? oh and with TVD i was planning to catch up but then all the interesting characters moved to the originals so i watch that now lol.
WOW SORRY ANON I’M SURE THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED WHEN YOU ASKED THIS I JUST WATCH A LOT OF TV.