You misapprehend what rose colored glasses are and are not. You can like and dislike what you choose but you cannot use rose colored glasses to alter objective facts. And the objective facts are that the bad publicity was not good for the show; most people did not like what they saw. They does not undercut your right to have a contrarian opinion (heaven knows you have them aplenty) but it does not let you let your opinion cloud reality. At least not without getting called out on it.