I get that those actors didn't spend six months training with Yuen Woo-ping to prepare for that, and that they can't always use the "put the stunt person in a wig and shoot every punch from behind" method that usually worked for Buffy. But the fighting was just marginally better in the $150 million Star Trek: Into Darkness. Check this battle between Spock and Khan that is made up mostly of one actor swinging wildly like they're in a vaudeville routine, then spinning around just in time for the other guy to do the same.
Even more baffling are shows that insist on inserting fight scenes they know they can't really execute in any reasonable way. Are any of you weirdos out there watching Gilmore Girls for the fight scenes? If so, you're in luck! It's like the writers insert those sequences thinking they're going to look badass instead of visualizing a flurry of awkwardly edited fake punches. Here's a couple of guys going after each other in the prime-time drama How To Get Away With Murder: