15 TV shows that need to end already

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“Ua ho’i ka ‘ōpua i Awalua” — As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama. Pictured left to right: Scott Caan as Danny “Danno” Williams and Alex O’loughlin as Steve McGarrett. Photo: CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved (“Ua ho’i ka ‘ōpua i Awalua” is Hawaiian for “The Clouds Always Return to Alawua”)

Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

If we’re being completely honest, we’ve never seen this show. And neither has anybody we know. And yet, it was the Highest-Rated New Show in the U.S. in 2011, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Not only is Hawaii Five-O strong in the ratings department, it was also praised as a great, smart reboot of an old favorite, with good writing and a strong cast. Maybe it’s because it’s a remake, or maybe because TV is flooded with police procedurals already, but Hawaii Five-O kind of gets lost.

Before the show was picked up for a ninth season recently, people worried that the show’s stars Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin weren’t going to be returning. Their contracts were expiring, and people thought that meant they were leaving the show. But with the renewal, many believe that’s all but a confirmation that they will in fact be back.

Why is TV so obsessed with the police procedural, and why do they keep rebooting old shows? Just like with Hollywood movies, there don’t seem to be any original ideas left. Clearly people don’t mind, since Hawaii Five-O has been on since 2010, but now that season 9 is on its way, how about we end it and move towards more original content?

For all we know, this show is amazing and we’re seriously missing out. Maybe people are tuning in just to see the beautiful Hawaiian scenery. Something is attracting viewers every week, so they’re definitely doing something right at least!