Yes, I do think that. There's a difference between watching a 2 hour movie and realising you don't like it and watching 8 episodes of a weekly tv show.
I'm not saying people shouldn't have given a show a chance. If you're a LOTR fan then clearly it's worth giving it a try even if the critical response isn't great. But there's a difference between watching a couple of episodes and deciding "this isn't for me" and watching each episode, again we're talking about 8 or so hours here, hating them and sitting down for the next one every week.
At that point you're just doing this
Although at least Sideshow Bob wasn't stepping on the rakes on purpose.