An opulent soap in which a female detective returns to the wealthy family in which she grew up— only she's undercover as the maid's daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.
This is going to be my biggest list by far, so I wanted to have a nice succinct title, but it's a lie. These shows range from only mildly annoying to actually pretty good. Some of these have a solid cast, interesting/fun premise, and decent writing, but they just couldn't pull it all together and establish a fan base.
Best in this List: 666 Park Avenue, Dads, Enlisted, The Lottery, and The Returned
Worst in this List: Lucky 7
Shout-Outs: Alcatraz for best use of a Lost alum and getting that premise cleared by a major network
My girl Maggie Lawson for Angel from Hell, Back in the Game, and a slew of other bad choices
Crowded for bringing Miranda Cosgrove back into my life just to take her away again
Dads for being wayyyyy better than it had any right being, and for London Tipton as a receptionist
Geoff Stults and David Walton for trying real hard
Feed the Beast and Go On for giving a home to Ross and Chandler
Grandfathered for being that extended Full House/Drake and Josh crossover that nobody wanted or deserved
The Great Indoors for daring me to not love a Community alum
The Lottery for being a Lifetime original that had a plot
Malibu Country for Reba and not much else
The Mist for having a nonsensical, contradictory, senseless and downright offensive plot and characters making it far more entertaining than it should have been
Ringer for starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Selfie for the most grating show to hide an actually pretty decent Chandelier cover
The Whispers for having a presidency that could accept an alien plot with fewer reservations than I, the viewer, had
I can really get into a good procedural. I enjoy the predictability of crime-process-solution but perhaps that is because I enjoy the often witty writing of the dialogues for these shows. Yes, it is a thing to think up the new odd combo of characters to play off each other, and frequently with odd personality quirks or even powers, but that too is a lot of fun. Enjoy!!! Personally, I would love to see a few of these come back.