The Internet's helped to create a culture of nostalgia. There are myriad ways that we express our love of the bygone television shows of our youth. We like them on Facebook, we change our banner or our avatar to our favorite picture of Tommy Pickles or Cory Matthews, and of course, we make lists about them. The sad truth is that when you finally hop into your Netflix time machine and look at those old shows with fresh eyes, you realize that many were never that good to begin with. Plots that once felt fresh feel hackneyed. Characters that used to resonate feel broadly drawn and poorly motivated. Jokes that had our 13-year-old selves in stitches fill the room with nothing more than disappointed silence.
We took a look at many of the shows that we used to love to see if they stood the test of time; these are the programs that fell flat. Here are 25 Beloved TV Shows That Haven't Aged Well.
Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)