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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by BradJW, Aug 22, 2011.
The Weakest Link.
Yes started out great but by the end it was just a big carnival
It's hard to remember how great it was, but Nip/Tuck definitely turned on the suck, right around S3 (the Carver storyline).
I'm in the middle of season 2 and it's pretty good. I really hope it doesn't start to suck.
I'd challenge that, actually. Yeah, it was definitely entertaining early on--but if you took every episode independently, almost all of them were entertaining.
Everybody started thinking that BSG was going downhill not because the show got bad, but because we realized that all of the assumed plot development early on--the stuff that we thought "Oh, yeah, this is going to pay off bigtime!"--was all made up on the fly.
I would say that some of the eps in Season 4 were just as suspenseful as the first few eps of Season 1. But near the end, we all realized "This isn't going to pay off at all." And it didn't.
For me, it was Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Alias. (in that order)
Good one. I actually really liked the Carver storyline, but agree that after that it started to suck more and more. I actually still have the final 8 episodes on my Tivo -- haven't been able to bring myself to watch them. The characters just got so ponderously unlikeable that watching it began to feel like a chore. And the actors started phoning it in to varying degrees - Christian kept slipping in and out of an Australian accent.
I agree completely with Heroes, as well. I was SO invested in the first season. It fell apart in the finale of season one and never recovered. I have the last five episodes of that on my Tivo, as well.
I'm still enjoying True Blood this season, but I'd say it has plummeted in terms of quality, as well, as compared to prior seasons.
When I saw the thread title, my first thought was "Heroes". SO GOOD during the first season. Completely sucked after that. Kept watching in hopes they'd be able to "fix" it, but they never did.
There are several shows we liked when they started but gave up after 2-3 seasons. Maybe they didn't outright suck, but we didn't enjoy them any more.
Six Feet Under
And some that we don't really enjoy as much but still watch (or continued watching till the end) hoping for them to end soon:
Several good ones listed here.
are all slam dunks.
I just quit watching True Blood. I only liked season 1.
Heroes was amazing the first season., it was the best show on TV. They learned the wrong lessons from the first season, and also ended up juggling too many ideas/heroes/powers to keep coherent. Then it went from bad to worse.
Terminator, TSCC had a awesome pilot and a great finale, it just couldn't make enough of the shows in between individually interesting. The series didn't give the audience the entertainment needed to keep them interested over the long haul.
Flash Forward also started out with a great pilot, but couldn't make its audience care about what was going on with its characters. The reveals turned out not to be that interesting, cool or even well handled. And they hemmed and hawed around a simple, central question of cause, effect and the inevitability of the visions of the future coming to pass. That should have been decided definitively by the second episode. The conspiracy was also too mundane. And the show fell precipitously into the suck category.
Alias was able to sustain interest over a longer time, but should have gone with a new big bad every year. The whole Rambaldi thing was a bad idea to begin with and the show didn't know when to let it go.
Heroes! Great first season, but after that,
Prison Break started great, but should have only gone 2 seasons at most.
24 was fantastic, but by the end, it was repetitive.
Ghost Whisperer. First and second season were pretty good, but after that it just went slowly downhill. The last two seasons were absolutely *horrible.* (Plus there was less and less JLH boobage as the seasons went on.)
Yeah, Heroes - can't believe I missed that one.
For me, Sopranos only started sucking when everything went black and I realized it was over. I thought all the seasons were pretty darn good (even with Janice).
Season 1 - Break out of Fox River. Finale is the breakout.
Season 2 - On the run. Learn about a conspiracy. Finale almost all the cast is reunited in a prison in Panama.
Season 3 - Breakout of Panama Prison.
Season 4 - Unravel the conspiracy and use some cool Alias spy gadgets along the way. Seems like everyone is helping out with this. End of season, ride off into the sunset I think. There was a 2 hour Prison Break movie that takes place before the season 4 finale - was actually a decent movie.
Too radical a departure from previous seasons. I think Starz beat RTD with a stick and forced him to create a crappy plot and ruin the show.
All in the Family - after Edith left. Well, really after Gloria and Meathead left.
The Brady Bunch. The last season was pretty bad.
ER - not sure what season, but I watched from day one and it got lost somewhere along the way.
Definately Smallville and I still can't imagine why that is still on.
It only feels like it is still on. You have Phantomzone Limb Syndrome.
Smallville is one of those shows that I kept watching because I had invested so much time already. Starting around season 4, I thought to myself "We'll this is going to be the last season, so I might as well see it through to the end." Thought the same thing the next season. And the one after that. Etc.