Sometimes it happens to me too. Well, it happens almost all the time to be truthful
Well of course, I don't like all those dishes they cook on those channels cause I have preferences. But I have come to known that cooking is a serious art and not everybody, specially women posses that art no matter how hard they try. Men tend to do a lot better then women not just on TV, in real life as well (no offense to ladies ).
Now, when something is cooked in your home for which the recipe was taken from TV and you know the recipe was not something entirely new, you already eat something similar in your home quite often. The main cause of that dish being so distasteful is our ladies DO NOT tend to follow the procedure/sequence as shown on TV. Yes, they add all the ingredients, but not in that particular sequence as shown on TV. And that effs up the dish. Trust me the sequence IS the main key. Why our ladies do not follow the procedure is very simple. In their minds, they think they are still better cook then 'zubaida appa OR kokab khawaja' .... they are just cooks on TV.
Try testing my theory by observing your ladies for the sequenced cooking as seen on TV.