Sometimes, you can hate something so much, you’re tempted to love it all the same. Even when it comes to flicks and TV, especially within our media obsessed culture, there’s zero exception to the rule. Thus, we celebrate the hatewatch.

shows we love to hate on netflix

It seems like every second of everyday, people are talking about some new phenomenon in media. Like, how, that one episode of New Girl (WE GET IT ZOOEY DESCHANEL! YOU’RE CORKY!) was so fucking funny or how Lena Dunham is the smartest, most incredible freaking thing to ever happen to young people (shut up). With all of that type of gossip in the air, you can’t help but get somewhat pissed. In fact, it’s this feeling of “getting at least a little ticked off” that pushes you to view these amaze-craze media phenomenas face-to-face via hate-watching.

hatewatch / hatewatching / (sometimes hate-watch) : v.  [heyt-woch]: when you hate a film or TV show so much, you have to watch it just to see what all the fuss is about. Usually followed by one joining in with all the fuss.

So, yeah… We’ve decided to create our own fave hatewatch picks of television and movies. We hope you agree… Either way, comment below and let us know your top films or series worthy of a good ol’ hatewatch. — MEGHAN FARNSWORTH

 TV SHOWS YOU JUST WANNA LOVE BUT ABSOLUTELY HATE:

LOUIE

louis ck in louie giving the middle finger

Many people love Louis CK for his unabashed fervor for the raunchy, especially in his TV series, Louie. But sometimes the smutty humor is way too much (especially when you see a child sitting in a bathtub full of his own poo… eww gross…) So we hate-hate-watch…

GAME OF THRONES

hate to love game of thrones television show

So many people love this show. Ugh… Wouldn’t watching a story that some 65-year-old man wrote, which involves random incestual soft-porn sex scenes, scare you off just a little bit?

NEW GIRL

hate watching new girl tv show with Zooey Deschanel

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Zooey Deschanel is so fucking annoying. Personally, that’s reason enough to see what everyone is talking about just so you can seethe.

MOVIES YOU COULD <3 BUT INSTEAD STARE AT WITH DAGGERS:

TINY FURNITURE

tiny furniture film by lena dunham gif

Lena Dunham is so oy vey… How could a native, privileged New Yorker know about the struggles of all young 20-somethings? We’re all so over her. But SO love her. Arugh. Maybe we’re just jealous, who knows.

DONNIE DARKO

donnie darko film still

Donnie Darko is obviously a cult classic, which means that’s reason enough to hate it. When people are all like, “This is so deep and intellectual” or “It’s, like, the best thing to ever happen in cinema,” you seemingly suggest what. the. fuck. ever.

KATY PERRY: PART OF ME

hate watching katy perry part of me documentary

 Katy Perry is so normal that someone had to make a film about it. So, as we sit and debate why this happened, we hate-watch just to see how terrible the film really is.

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