Not every single episode of television is a thrilling, and exciting ride from beginning to end. Sometimes a television show is just kind of ... boring. It’s rare, but it happens to even the best shows. Sometimes the action drags and you just want to hit fast forward to the next episode!
While we love every one of the following shows on the list, we are going to go ahead and call out one episode from the past year as the most lackluster one from the season. While the episode might still have had the action, adventure, and drama that we love, even sometimes those things don’t add up in the end. You may have enjoyed the following 20 episodes (as they still received many of "Exciting" and "Happy" in-app votes), but other TV Time users did not!
20. American Horror Story, S9E1 "Camp Redwood"
No Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters?! Without the AHS major players around for Season 9 even the '80s opening credits and camp aesthetic couldn't keep some fans entertained.
19. Arrow, S7E18 "Lost Canary"
Unless you're a huge Laurel/Black Canary fan, this is not the episode for you as it relies heavily on her giving up her Black Siren mantel and returning to Earth-2.
18. Shadowhunters, S3E11 "Lost Souls"
The final season of Shadowhunters didn’t have too many filler episodes, but this was one of them as Magnus deals with his loss of magic and everyone else deals with the apparent loss of Clary.
17. Vikings, S5E17 "The Most Terrible Things"
This episode of Vikings had all the great makings of a great episode (Revenge! murder!) but the events dragged on with many of the storylines cold — literally, because of the snow.
16. The Society, S1E1 "What Happened"
Welcome to West Ham where things seem like they're okay...but they're not okay. The first episode of the series introduces us to the mystery surrounding the show but nothing makes sense yet as it doesn't really hook you in and keep you.
15. Orange Is the New Black, S7E1 "Beginning of the End"
It's the beginning of the end for our women in Litchfield which means we are reintroduced to all the characters, their problems, and meet even more characters. And then there's Piper, who is out and trying to figure out life on the outside...
14. The Flash, S5E20 "Gone Rogue"
We've got a Nora centric story here as she goes against her parent's wishes trying to steal a mirror gun – which they then want to use.
13. The Umbrella Academy, S1E1 "We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals"
Yes, The Umbrella Academy gets so much better as it goes on during the season. But the first episode of the series really hast to set everything up for us, and it takes some time to work out the kinks.
12. Fear the Walking Dead, S5E9 "Channel 4"
The group travels together from one location to the next, meaning that this episode is full of way more walking than usual (even for a show with “walking” in the title).
11. Marvel's Jessica Jones, S3E2 "A.K.A. You're Welcome"
We know Jessica's superhero origin story, but what about Trish's? We finally see a little bit of her rise the bad side here but that means we're taken away from the rest of the action of the series.
10. Love, Death & Robots, S1E9 "The Dump"
The episode takes place in a dump, and it's all a dum-dweller trying to stay in the dump, and that doesn't exactly make for thrilling television.
9. Black Clover, S1E82 "Clover Clips! The Nightmarish Charmy Special"
What should be a trip, literally because Charmy eats some hallucinogenic mushrooms, instead turns into one long vignette as she suffers from a series of nightmares.
8. Stranger Things, S3E1 "Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy?"
Instead of diving right back into the action with Season 3 of the series, instead, Stranger Things takes its time setting up the big bad and monsters we'll soon meet.
7. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, S1E15 "Chapter Fifteen: Doctor Cerberus' House of Horror"
A tarot reading leads to a glimpse into the future for Sabrina and the rest of her friends in Greendale, but instead, it’s more of a snooze.
6. 13 Reasons Why, S3E1 "Yeah. I'm the New Girl"
Hannah's now gone and we've got a new narrator for the series. The only problem is that we don't know who she is, and we don't know what she already KNOWS about our characters, which makes the first episode of the new season really drag.
5. The Walking Dead, S9E16 "The Storm"
Instead of going out with a bang at the end of the season, The Walking Dead goes out with a snowstorm.
4. The Handmaid's Tale, S3E9 "Heroic"
June is locked away from everyone else after being an accomplice in another Handmaid's death, which means it's just June, alone in a room with herself and her thoughts. When the action does move from there, we're treated to a grim hospital that isn't cheery whatsoever.
3. Black Mirror, S5E3 "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too"
What if an Alexa-like device came to life and also it was Miley Cyrus? That's the gist of the episode that almost had a lot to say in terms of how we treat celebrities, but instead, it was just a wild goose chase across town.
2. Riverdale, S3E16 "Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun"
Another musical episode? Yes. This time they're doing "Heathers: The Musical" and unless you're a Heathers fan, or just love musicals, this isn't the normal Riverdale speed.
1. Game of Thrones, S8E6 "The Iron Throne"
For the series finale of this epic fantasy there was...not a whole lot going on. It was just a lot of talking for a usually jam-packed series sending Jon Snow off into the cold, dark night with nothing more than a shrug.
What episodes were you bored by this year? Let us know in the comments below!