un·​watch·​able | \ ˌən-ˈwä-chə-bəl , -ˈwȯ-\

Definition of unwatchable

: not suitable or fit for watching : tending to discourage watching unwatchable TV shows

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Which really sums up the problem with the show: All the elements that combined to make for a fascinating, if flawed, first season have in their second iteration dragged viewers into an incoherent, nearly unwatchable mess. Megan Mcardle, chicagotribune.com, "'Westworld' has all the ingredients for great television except the one that matters," 11 June 2018 The unwatchable list No matter what your frame of mind, these are ineptly written, poorly directed, badly acted movies. Ed Symkus, BostonGlobe.com, "Pot’s legal in Massachusetts, so celebrate with some stoner flicks.," 28 June 2018 After nearly a decade as one of the league’s must-see teams, being nigh unwatchable is new and unwelcome territory. Brian Straus, SI.com, "MLS Tiers, Week 5: There's Zlatan and Then There's Everyone Else," 3 Apr. 2018 Disney has the resources to ensure no Star Wars film is truly terrible, and Solo is far from unwatchable. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is Good, But It Could've Been Great," 29 May 2018 Nor will any memo turn up to show that cable operators agreed to carry Mr. Gore’s unwatchable channel in return for him not joining the liberal bandwagon to re-regulate cable rates. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Netflix Invests in Obama’s Celebrity," 25 May 2018 When substitutes fill in, the game lacks momentum and becomes almost unwatchable, despite their best efforts. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "How the HQ Trivia app became must-see TV," 31 Jan. 2018 What might make this unwatchable will be two good zone defenses frustrating offenses. Joe Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "A preview of Friday’s NCAA Tournament games," 22 Mar. 2018 Those games were unwatchable and a waste of everyone’s time. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "Basketball's Best Players Fixed the NBA All-Star Game by Deciding to Compete Again," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unwatchable

1886, in the meaning defined above

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