When did 'Las Vegas' jump the shark?

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  1. Gai-jin

    Gai-jin Active Member

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    I just watched the season premier on NBC.com, and realizing just how far out there it is. I know it's been getting nutty for a while, but I can't quite pinpoint when it happened. Was it when Sam's husband bought the hotel? When Monica died? When Monica came in?

    I could swear, it used to be good, once, I just can't figure out quite when it went south...

    Edit-- rather, I am watching it as this was posted, still have half an hour to go.
     
  2. spikedavis

    spikedavis New Member

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    On the first episode. I wasn't even aware this was still on.
     
  3. dswallow

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    It happened no later than Monica's first appearance.

    I was expecting to kill the season pass after the premier, but decided Tom Selleck might actually be good for the show... he certainly does a better job running the casino already... if they can stop the secret agent storylines.
     
  4. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I can't get the image of Lara Flynn Boyle dying from a gust of wind out my head! lol
     
  5. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    This show was all about jumping the shark from day one. It's a guilty pleasure, pure and simple. Check your common sense at the front desk.

    Molly Sims looks really nice in high-def. :D
     
  6. dswallow

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    No, it started out pretty reasonable; nowadays they don't even try.
     
  7. uncdrew

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    Is Sam still there?
     
  8. JYoung

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    Uhm, the first five minutes of the pilot?

    I mean come on!

    The first sequence is the Montecito Security busting into a guest's room because their super sophisticated security equipment detected a gun in there.
    And when they bust in, Delinda and Danny are in the throes of Eros and she nonchalantly turns her head and says "Hi, Daddy!".

    Come on!
     
  9. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Ya, I don't watch Las Vegas for a serious 1 hour of TV. Never did.
     
  10. Werd2406

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    While it was never meant to be a serious drama, Laura Flynn Boyle flying off the Montecito and the GREAT FX that went with it meant i was a little more than done with the show ;)
     
  11. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Yes, she is, but I don't like her in high-def as much as I like Molly. :)
     
  12. Dr_Diablo

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    You mean the show wasn't cancelled?
     
  13. TivoFan

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    It was never that great. Didn't they make big changes in the show after the first season? (Didn't watch it past season one)
     
  14. jlb

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    I agree.....I don't look for anything realistic in a show like this. For us it too is a guilty pleasure. I also think Tom Selleck will be great for the show (maybe he'll sneak in a wear of the Tigers hat). So, my wife gets to watch and get all giddy at Tom Selleck and I get to watch and get giddy at all the boobs. It's a win-win as far as I am concerned.
     
  15. marksman

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    This show has always been shark-proof.
     
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I think it's a lot of fun. It's never been about being realistic. It's always been about the eye candy.

    This season should be fun as they've gotten rid of Mary, who never had any reason to be there, and Ed, who made the plots even more ridiculous than usual.
     
  17. angbear1985

    angbear1985 Τι ποτέ !

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    It's goofy - but, a good show! I like it !
     
  18. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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    I told my husband at the end of last season this show just wasn't interesting me any more. But, knowing who's running the casino now has changed that. We'll at least keep tuning in for now.
     
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I think this was one of the shows I was most looking forward to after the season finale last year. I mean, I don't think I've ever seen a season finale THAT outrageous, with THAT many crazy things happening at once and THAT many cliffhangers.

    Of course it was ridiculous, but props to the writers of the series for realizing that their show isn't supposed to be realistic and making it as over the top as possible.
     
  20. unixadm

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    Las Vegas was always a "guilty pleasure" but it jumped the shark, IMO, when they brought Lara Flynn Boyle in as Monica....or more specifically, when she flew off the roof and flew into a shoe store and landed like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz.
     

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