The appeal of Baywatch was clear right from the slow motion bouncing in the opening credits. What wasn’t as clear was just how bad this show would be. Obviously, it was going to be cheesy and over-the-top. If it had managed to stop at that, it maybe could have have passed as just a fun little show to watch when you’re bored. But the writers insisted on making it so fucking stupid. You expect a few too many earthquake and shark plotlines from a lifeguard show, but they went ahead and wrote ridiculous nonsense about serial killers and then a nuclear bomb. What the hell was that? Oh yeah, that’s what happens when a show based around nothing but pendulous breasts gets 11 seasons on TV.
Fun fact: for the last two season, production moved to Hawaii and the show became known as Baywatch Hawaii. It was still stupid. See more shows that didn’t deserve to outrun Arrested Development.