You know what hurts people more than telling them their favorite show sucks? Telling them their favorite show is simply ok. They react as if I threw their kittens in a wood chipper.
Perhaps I’m being insensitive since it’s morally impossible for someone of my refined taste and unbridled honesty to praise mediocrity. But isn’t mediocre taste better than bad taste? Mediocrity means there’s something good about it. Seriously. I’m not saying that just to be nice. Likewise, when I say a show is bad, I’m not joking around. It really does suck, completely and thoroughly. If you like it, you should be ashamed of yourself, and my reviews should agonize you.