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When Bad Seasons Happen to Good Shows
There is nothing worse than falling in love with a new series, settling into a binge stride…and then abruptly hitting a rough patch when an otherwise spectacular journey hits an episodic speedbump. Even good shows have one-off bad seasons, and the skipworthy reasons are often the departure of beloved characters, themes or creative voices. Thankfully, because they shows have already aired, long-time fans know which ones to warn new fans about avoiding. So there's no need to suffer through a series' weak spots. Here's our guide to the shows with single seasons you can skip, without missing a beat.