The night I went to see Prometheus, a friend tried to wave us off, calling the movie a "hot mess". We saw it anyway ... and she wasn't wrong. This isn't to say it doesn't have it's moments, but the film is ultimately beautiful flawed.
I never watched the teen noir detective drama Veronica Mars when it was on the air. When it went off, friends kept discovering it and warning me about the inevitable heartbreak from knowing there would be no fourth season of the show.