hate-watch

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The Captive (2012) by Emma Tooth, in the collection of the Derby Museum and Art Gallery in Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK. It was inspired by The Captive, from Sterne (1774) by Joseph Wright of Derby.

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hate-watch (third-person singular simple present hate-watches, present participle hate-watching, simple past and past participle hate-watched)

  1. (informal) To watch a television programme, etc., that one dislikes, for the pleasure one gets from criticizing or making fun of it.
    • 2013 September 25, Jonathan Black, “Spice up your life … this fall”, in The Pendulum[1], volume 39, number 14, Elon, N.C.: Communications Media Board, Elon College, OCLC 908252950, page 29:
      Among my favorite things about the season is the resounding crunch of stepping on a leaf, wearing pants all the time and the end of hate-watching yet another season of "The Newsroom."
    • 2014 February, Laura K. Garrison, “The good, the bad, and the Girls”, in Barnard Bulletin[2], New York, N.Y.: Barnard College, ISSN 0005-6014, OCLC 3983353, page 19:
      Whether Girls is on your must-see list or that show you love to hate-watch, in some way, no matter how small, it has spoken to your experience as a young woman trying to make it in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
    • 2014 October 19, Anne Breslaw, “What happens when the chill girl falls in love”, in Cosmopolitan[3], New York, N.Y.: Hearst Corp., ISSN 0010-9541, OCLC 1770745, archived from the original on 21 April 2016:
      I pretended I hate-watched Sex and the City, when in truth I love it earnestly to the point of being deranged.

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