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Old 10-02-2017, 02:28 AM   #1
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Icon15 Shows you once loved but eventually gave up on.

What show, when you stopped watching (season), and why? Maybe it jumped the shark, or maybe it degraded in quality in some other fashion.
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Happy Days - the slow, painful death of this show has been chronicled in detail elsewhere, so I won't go into it again, but what a shame the producers dumped the 1950s/1960s theme, sent Chuck to 'Nam, and gave Joanie the worst '80s perm ever.

The Facts of Life - I only consider the four Eastland years canon. Everything after that -- the bakery years, the gift shop years, the post-gift shop years -- was some spin-off show. The producers moved from telling serious stories to producing a farce like Three's Company.

Family Matters - This show devolved into an unwatchable mess sometime around season four.

MASH - It seemed like most of the later seasons revolved around Alan Alda getting preachy. It's hard for me to pinpoint when it happened, but it ruined the show.

Roseanne - the awful final season.

Little House on the Prairie - when this dirt-poor family adopted "Albert Ingalls". Didn't they have a hard enough time feeding everyone already? Why would they adopt?! And then they adopted two more!

The Lucy Show - When Lucy no longer had kids. WTF?!
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Forgot to mention: on The Lucy Show, after Lucy dumped her kids, she even apparently forgot their names. She started calling her missing son "Jimmy" (he was played by actor Jimmy Garrett, but the character was named Jerry).
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Frasier; great first few seasons, but the last four or five were largely laughless for me.

Heroes - Decent first year, so/so second, then the bottom fell out.
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Frasier; great first few seasons, but the last four or five were largely laughless for me.
Same here. I pretty much gave up on it towards the end.
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2 Broke Girls: I liked the first 2 seasons then it got to be too much of the same.

Scandal: first 3 seasons were good then went off the rails.

Once Upon a Time: first few seasons good. Started to get bad with the addition of Hook. Then, the Frozen storyline sunk the boat for me.

Revenge: first 2 seasons were awesome then it went South quick.
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Glee - The first two seasons were great, season three was okay, got ridiculous in season four.

New Girl - The first season was great, was boring after that

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - See above
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I think The Drew Carey Show might be one of these. I remember looking forward to it, but stopped watching somewhere along the line. I haven't seen it in years, but looking at some episode descriptions it's just a blur.
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Married With Children. I can't even watch the episodes on-demand.By the last season, I didn't even know it was still running.
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NCIS once tony left it was not the same now abby is leaving
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Law & Order: SVU - way too many ripped from the headlines cases that are boring compared to the cases when Chris Meloni was on it.

The Walking Dead - it's just too boring at times and not worth the patience.

Two and a Half Men - after the first five years it became unfunny and more mean spirited, the Ashton Kutcher years were an abomination.

House of Cards - after the first two exciting seasons it's been excruciatingly awful.

Arrowverse shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow) - Not worth the time investment due to mediocrity.

Modern Family - starting with season 4 there were more bad episodes than good.

Family Guy - started focusing way more on mean humor instead of the silly humor that made me love it, and the scripts are mostly very lazy.

True Blood - The later seasons were all filler, badly directed and written.


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There are very few shows that leave while they're still at the top of their game.
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Once Upon a Time: Then, the Frozen storyline sunk the boat for me.
The characters from Frozen are long gone.
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"One Day At A Time" is one that I gave up on even though I stopped watching it not strictly because it was slowly Jumping The Shark more than, at the time, I was slowly getting more busy with preparing to go to college and I just was at an age in which I was watching less TV overall.
It did change very much and JTS though.
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ones i gave up on are:
star
empire
blackish
marvels agents of shield then i got back into it recently!!
super girl
nisc lose angles
nsic new orleans
the big bang theory
ben 10 the newest reboot cartoon
disney's xd unlimited spider-man
power rangers dino charge
power rangers super dino charge

show i couldn't get pasted the first epsidoes
the walking dead
lost
2 broke girls
bull
the original nsic
house
Elementary
chicago fire
chicago justice
csi the orignal
csi new york
alisa
doctor who
the voice

classic sitcoms gave up on
fresh prince of bel air
full house
family matters
home improvement
step by step
fariser
i love lucy
any of the older westerns
the brandy bunch
Gilligan's Island
alf liked it then it became the same old sitcom!!
happy days i don't like the older shows but i still enjoy the first few seaons!!
sabrina the teeange witch i gave up after the second seaon!!
good times i seen mostly all of them i just kind of gotten sick of the show!!
the jeffersons i seen mostly all of them!!
sister ,sister like it for little while then it became the same old sitcom!!
the steve harvey show sorry i couldn't find it funny!
the jamie fox show i couldn't seem to get into it!!
roc i enjoy it for while!! i probably watch it if it came back on tv!!
fathers knows best it become the same old sitcom!!
the patty duke show it become the same old sitcom!!
i dream of jenania
bewitched
mork & mindy
star trek
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