Television certainly isn't canned laughter, positive life lessons, hug-filled very special episodes, and happy, sappy-scored endings all the time. It seems like the small screen has gotten increasingly darker over the years, and the storm clouds don't appear to be lifting any time soon. Call it a quest for schadenfreude, call it high-brow, or call it art imitating the awful realities of life, but many shows tend to leave us down in the dumps, and we don't even mind the pain. Need proof? Here are 7 terribly depressing TV shows that make us want to curl into the fetal position and shed tears of hopelessness.