It’s been trendy for television shows to kill off characters for the last several years, especially since programs like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead have found great success with shaking up their casts. Each year there are thoughtful deaths, tragic deaths, shocking deaths, disease-ridden deaths and more. However, shows have started killing off characters in rapid fashion, to the point where some of the deaths of characters are not as affecting as they should be. For every great death on TV—here’s looking at you, Homeland--there’s another that is eye roll-inducing or fails to satisfy. So this year, instead of putting together the list of the best deaths on TV, we’ve put together a list of the worst.

As always, by clicking through you agree that there are a ton of spoilers related to a slew of different cable, network and streaming TV shows. Read through at your own risk. And, of course, let us know whether or not you agree with our picks.

Dr. Derek Shepherd, Grey’s Anatomy
We’ll go ahead and start with this big one, because if you don’t know McDreamy’s dead at this point, you're probably not a big TV fan and won't be too spoiled. Actor Patrick Dempsey was reportedly having problems on set for months before Shonda Rhimes killed him off and his potential for demise on the series was spaced out over the course of two episodes, as he saved people in an accident only to get into an accident himself only to make it to a hospital to be saved only to have a doctor make a major mistake. I’ve never seen something so melodramatic, and this is from a series that killed off characters in a freaking plane crash. The will he or won’t he die plotline was the worst, and not only that, it angered the fans of the series.

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