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Failed Shows That Had So Much Potential

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Fate: The Winx Saga

The Winx Club was a brightly-colored, futuristic fantasy show. When Netflix said they were remakingWinx Club, they really meant, “Let’s take some names and descriptions and throw out the rest.”

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Terra Nova

We start out seeing the Shannon family running for their lives in 2149–back to the Cretaceous period. Mixing futuristic technology and weapons with dinosaurs was an exciting premise, and with the amazing cast fighting for survival

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Under the Dome

Under the Dome was based on a Stephen King novel, so the premise was really great and spooky. It lasted three seasons, even though it went downhill after just one.

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Powerless

The premise sounded great–regular people dealing with damages caused by superheroes and supervillains. This show just fell short. Even the fantastic cast couldn’t fix this show. The show was so bad that it didn’t last a full season.

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Riverdale

Riverdale started as a murder mystery. After that mystery was solved, the show went off the rails. The characters have dealt with two different cults and are now battling witches and the devil.

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House of Anubis

Season one is by far the best, with a good plot and tons of Egyptian mythology. Then season two happened, and it went downhill quickly. The bad writing and campy overacting just killed this show.

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Dracula

The changes to the plot made zero sense, especially the part where Dracula and Van Helsing work together. The best I can say for this show was that it looked pretty, but they wasted a great cast and a classic story.

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Ravenswood

The show needed a bigger budget and better writing to make it enjoyable. It felt like the creators took the low budget from early PLL seasons and said, “Make ‘magic’ happen.”

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