Hollywood TV Shows That Breakthrough In Their Last Seasons!

In the ever-evolving media industry, a TV show has to excel in multiple aspects to succeed in the audience base. Whether you consider the storyline, characters, uniqueness, or genre-friendliness, a director and associated teams have to work extensively so as to become the best TV shows of all time. In the media world, the composite effect of various parameters can make a TV series the best Hollywood series, or it can lead to a severe failure. That’s because many TV shows and even big screen films fail to impress its audiences due to poor storyline or underwhelming cast.  Although success and failures have their separate places in the TV industry, there are also some instances where TV shows failed to entertain audiences in initial seasons but established their reputation in consecutive ones. So let's check them out!

Star Trek: The Next Generation

The TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American series that aired between 1987 and 1994. The Gene Roddenberry-directed show is the third in its franchise and featured popular actors like Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, and Marina Sirtis, among others.  Taking inspiration from Star Trek: The Original Series, the show featured a scene from the 24th century Earth, where the planet becomes part of the United Federation of Planets. As the series was the third in the Star Trek franchise, it followed an adventure of the Starfleet starship, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D).  Although the initial seasons were not promising enough, the later seasons eventually turned the blown lights on and made the show popular among its fans. Also read: 10 Must-watch Romantic Hollywood Movies! 

Agents of SHIELD

Marvel's franchise- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D  is an American series based on Marvel-comic-organization SHIELD. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division). The show featured Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge as terrorist hunters.  Although Agents of SHIELD was the first series in MCU and made a good debut, it failed in its later seasons as audiences disliked the concept. However, it managed to bounce back in its last seasons and survived as the best TV shows of all time.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The show Buffy The Vampire Slayer is a dramatic remake of the 1992 film of the same title. Written by the original writer of the 1992 film, the series aired between 1997 and 2003. The American drama written by Whedon presents an innocent picture of a young girl, Buffy, who is destined to battle vampires and dark forces. Although the show failed to entertain its audiences in the first season, it succeeded in later seasons and concluded in 2003 with a huge fan base in America and other airing countries.


Created by Greg Berlanti, Arrow was aired between 2012 to 2020 and hit a tremendous rating of 7.5 on IMDb. The show highlights the story of a spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen who goes missing after a yacht accident. After searching for a long time, no one succeeds in finding any traces of Oliver, and everyone presumes him as dead. However, he returns after five years as a changed man, dedicated to cleaning up the city as a hooded vigilante. To do so, he arms himself with a bow and arrow. The Robin Hood-inspired story didn't breakthrough in its starting years, but eventually became the best TV shows of all time.

The 100

The show is about the survivors of Earth's destruction who resides in a space habitat known as the Ark. The actual story comes into the picture after 100 years when the life-support systems of the habitat facility start failing. Through the series, the creators try to cover the exploration of available possibilities on the planet by a team of young criminals.  Originally, The 100 took its inspiration from a book of the same title by Kass Morgan. Although the concept and story plot failed in the first place, it eventually improved in later seasons.  These are some of the must watch TV series that were a failure in their starting seasons, but later turned the tables.

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