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Old 07-26-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Heroes never went in the direction I wanted it to after the first season. I'm not sure what that direction was, but it wasn't where they went with things. I hated it when Peter lost his empathy ability. I still watched it though.

I never understood what was so great about Better Off Ted and I really don't like Community at all.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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ER: It was a good, even great, show in its prime but they let it run way too long. It really should not have gone fifteen seasons as it became, IMO, almost an over-the-top parody of itself at the end. Although in honesty it kind-of started losing me during season 7, or maybe even a bit earlier, but Season 8 had some good stuff in it. The point is I think its reputation would have been better served if it had gone out, at latest, in season 10. (Although not great season 10 had the Congo thing which, even though I didn't enjoy it too much, did give awareness to an overlooked war/atrocity of that decade so gained it some kudos)

Beverly Hills 90210: It was never that good to start with so ten seasons was really pushing it.

Ghost Whisperer: Should not have lasted more than two seasons IMO.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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I don't see much on TV that doesn't need to be cancelled, unless the only people watching TV anymore are children. Exceptions: House, Bones, many documentaries (particularly by independent producers).

Apparently scripted shows are too expensive to bother with and cut into profits. So we get "reality" dribble that the average YouTuber could beat. As a Sci-Fi fan (or fan of anything that will make me think of things I haven't explored before), I loved Buffy, Angel, Kyle XY, and Heroes. Now what is there to offer on TV for Sci-Fi/Fantasy? Nothing I've noticed.

At least it will be easy to go off the grid, with the lack of quality offered to people on it.
I agree on the inundation with Reality programming, but there are many more shows than House and Bones. I don't even watch them. Law and Order SVU, a few comedies, some good cable series. Just b/c you don't watch them does not mean they aren't worthy of being on air.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Northern Exposure lost it's mojo once Fleishman left.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Friends. I always wanted them to get rid of Chandler and bring back Tom Selleck.

And I didn't laugh once the last several episodes of The Office.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Every "REALITY" show must go! Enough already.
I agree! I am sick of them. Some are okay but every time a change the channel there is another one.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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[quote=Thomas R.;15212741]ER: It was a good, even great, show in its prime but they let it run way too long. It really should not have gone fifteen seasons as it became, IMO, almost an over-the-top parody of itself at the end. Although in honesty it kind-of started losing me during season 7, or maybe even a bit earlier, but Season 8 had some good stuff in it. The point is I think its reputation would have been better served if it had gone out, at latest, in season 10. (Although not great season 10 had the Congo thing which, even though I didn't enjoy it too much, did give awareness to an overlooked war/atrocity of that decade so gained it some kudos)


Agree with ER, really started losing me after watching that bald-headed doc get his arm cut off on the landing pad then decided to kill him off by having another helicopter fall on him.

Carter going overseas also lost it for me.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Agree with ER, really started losing me after watching that bald-headed doc get his arm cut off on the landing pad then decided to kill him off by having another helicopter fall on him
Yeah that was weird and in my mind as I typed.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:21 AM
 
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He was Leonard Betts in X files and always will be in my mind. He should have been killed sooner. :P
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: location, location!
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Scrubs stayed on way too long.

The Marriage Ref should have been cancelled while the first show was still airing. That first episode actually preempted the Olympic closing ceremony. Brilliant programming decision there.
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