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Who said you can't coin your own term? What is "Boning the Fish"? It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite TV Show, Celebrity, Movie Series or Music Group has reached its peak. That instant you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it a climax of sorts. We call it "Boning the fish". From that moment on things will simply never be the same.

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SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
Yes, this was once quite a clever show. Before the movie, SpongeBob was a nice, well meaning guy stuck kind of in a "man-child" bubble, who was just misunderstood by his fellow sea people in the earlier episodes. Sure he screwed up every once in a while, but you could relate. Patrick was sorta dumb, but he wasn't obnoxious and pulled off the comic-relief quite well. Sandy was a kickass Texan squirrel whom I could never figure out if she moved to Bikini Bottom for kicks, adventure or study. Squidward was the constantly crotchety, jerk next door neighbor who really just needed some company who could sit through his *ahem* "art" and "music". Krabs was like a (grand)father figure to SpongeBob I always felt; when he wasn't trying to rob him blind of his paycheck, though you could tell he wasn't cruel, he just had a money fetish. Plankton was just there for ironic humor. I remember the elderly "Aquaman + Lad" knock off characters, Mrs. Puff, Krabs' daughter (Why is she a whale?), etc. but they are minor characters' so I'm leaving them out this time around. At the end of the 3rd season this show went to crap. I think it went downhill when they made a "special" about SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward as cavemen (Didn't they already do that in the first season anyway with Squidward's time machine?). The movie (Which I remember not even being that great) was the final nail in the coffin. The 4th season is where this show died. The animation during the 4th season got pretty flat and just looked poor in contrast to the previous episodes. They recycle plots and have run out of ideas, but the worst offender of all IMO: The characters became caricatures of their former selves, like they did to Flanders' on The Simpsons. SpongeBob and Patrick become complete idiotic morons to the point of it not even being funny anymore. Basically becoming a danger to themselves and everyone around them, just by "attempting" normal tasks. Squidward became the shows' victim character. Again, before he was the jerk next door, now he's living in utter hell every day of his life. I actually feel bad for the guy now!!! Why hasn't he gone on a serial killing spree on the now ever annoying SpongeBob, Patrick and Krabs yet? Krabs is a villain now it seems, only caring about money, and not Sponge or Squid's well beings' on the job. He's not even a mentor to Sponge anymore. Everyone else seems to have not changed that much, but these changes killed the show. I think this is a show that intended to wrap up with the film, but the network exec's, whom make Mr. Krabs look like a reformed Ebenezer Scrooge it seems, said NO to rake in more dough, so new writers, new artists, the show looses it's charm as the old staff have moved on or quit. RIP SpongeBob... They need to quit milking this sea cow dry! Then again, it is just a cartoon. So long as it keeps the children occupied for 22 minutes, it doesn't matter(?) -- Submitted By: () on July 3, 2013, 12:31 am

Sha Na Na - TV Shows
Now come on! Some of you MUST have heard of Sha Na Na! I saw some comments about the Flip Wilson Show & Sha Na Na somewhat got their show started on Flip's show . When the show started in 1976 ,they had Avery Schreiber as Herbie the cab driver bringing such guests as Ethel Merman , Chubby Checker and others.In the later seasons they had to resort to tricks like fake telethons Plus the guys (there were 10 of them ) would sing songs from the 50s & 60s. Each of the 10 greasers (as they were known) had a trait of their own . There was Bowzer (tall dressed all in black with a deep voice) Johnny ( the heart throb of the group ) Santini (always winking at girls ) Lennie (the teddy bear looking sax player) and others. Hopefully soon Sha Na Na will be out on DVD soon! (Ob a personal note I met Bowzer & he's a VERY sweet man! DON'T EVER let the tough guy attitude fool you! -- Submitted By: (Katzi428) on July 2, 2013, 10:46 pm

Josie and the Pussycats - TV Shows
Boned big-time when they went to outer space. It was Alexandra's fault they went to outer space in the first place (she shoved her way in front of the band posing for publicity photos, they all fall inside the ship (no thanks to her), she "accidentally" activates the ship and off they go). And anytime Josie and the others helped out some alien race with their problems and they were headed back to Earth as a reward, it was usually Alexandra who pulled a Gilligan and knocked the ship off-course. Why they tolerated that two-faced bitch, I'll never know. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on July 2, 2013, 7:46 am

Josie and the Pussycats - TV Shows
Archies knock-off and Day 1 BTF. Also, in retrospect, you gotta wonder about those outfits ... was there some fetishism amongst the show's creators? If someone floats idea of women prancing around a stage wearing cat costumes, Saturday morning cartoons is NOT the venue that comes to mind! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 29, 2013, 9:39 am

Brady Kids - TV Shows
For me, this show was an obvious Day 1 BTF, because 1) the BTF point for the original live-action show was when the kids started their singing group and 2) in the cartoon, the kids sang ALL the time. I think each episode ended with one of their songs, and their might have been one or two in the course of the episode. I didn't see that much of the show as a kid, but I distinctly remember some of those songs severely getting on my nerves. In retrospect, it's clear that this show was a cheap Archies knock-off and a hook-line-and-sinker buy-in to the 1970s paradigm that every cartoon teenager (or almost-teenager) who was a lead character had to be in a rock band. Similar to Las Vegas, what happens in the 70s, by and large needs to stay in the 70s. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 29, 2013, 9:33 am

Brady Bunch, The - TV Shows
I never saw any of the episodes with Cousin Oliver. Or if I did, I've forgotten about them -- for which, if that's actually the case, from everything I've heard I should count myself fortunate. Anyway, after having my memory jogged by seeing some reruns on classic TV channels, for me the show went BTF when the kids started up their singing group and it seemed like they were singing at the drop of a hat. I wouldn't go so far as to say they couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, but it did need to be a fairly small tune and a pretty big bucket. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 29, 2013, 9:23 am

Martha Speaks - TV Shows
I think it's a pretty dumb way for Martha to be able to talk, simply by eating alphabet soup. So if Martha ate chicken soup, would she be clucking instead? -- Submitted By: (JayD) on June 28, 2013, 6:48 pm

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation - TV Shows
There was a girl ninja turtle? Why? Were they trying to please feminist groups or broaden the fan base? I guess I'm glad I've never come across this version. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on June 25, 2013, 12:23 am

Days of Our Lives - TV Shows
When they keep firing Carrie. 2006 and 2012. -- Submitted By: () on June 20, 2013, 4:38 am

Melrose Place - TV Shows
The original show Jumped The Shark or Boned The Fish when Sydney was killed and then Dr, Kimberly Shaw dies. Both deaths ruined the main storylines of the show at the height of its fame. Then just about anybody who was a up and coming actress started to come on the show. Alyssa Milano, Jamie Luner, Kristin Davis, Jack Wagner, Lisa Rinna, Rob Estes, David Charvet, Brooke Langton, Kelly Rutherford and Rena Sofer. -- Submitted By: (AlanVallazza) on June 20, 2013, 4:00 am

ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, The - TV Shows
I've found two episodes on bootleg DVDs. Lassie and the Spirit of Thunder Mountain and Lost In Space. -- Submitted By: (Regulus) on June 18, 2013, 7:41 pm

Arsenio Hall Show, The - TV Shows
Sucked from day 1. Never understood why people thought him or his show was funny, plus MTV insisted on having him guest host their video awards show two years in a row. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on June 14, 2013, 6:09 pm

Arsenio Hall Show, The - TV Shows
He got hipper guests than Carson and scored a large young audience because of it. There was nothing especially funny or intelligent about Arsenio himself, and after Leno stole his guests away from him this became obvious. I think people have nostalgia goggles on with regards to this show. It was never really that good, we were just to young to know better. When Arsenio returns this fall I think people will realize this and he will crash and burn. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 12, 2013, 1:11 pm

Wolverine and the X-Men - TV Shows
Though Wolverine did take a lot of presedence in this show (face it, he does anyway - even his three word cameo in X-Men First Class become one of the film's most memorable moments), it was all-round a solid series. The animation was brilliant and showed how far it had come in as a television medium with stories that were sophisticated and continuous. Many favourites were featured it might have been a lot more. Of course, TV executives have to bugger with any good (and potentially good) show nowadays it seems and despite the storyboards for a second season and the show's popularity - it was cancelled. The second season would have featured Apocalypse, the Arch-Angel storyline, maybe even the Phoenix saga and seeing what happened to Emma Frost. What a gosh-darn rip! -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 10, 2013, 9:25 pm

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
This has got to be one of the most mean-spirited, sexist and downright unpleasant shows to have ever been made. I do not see any appeal it in; this was from first contact. The jokes are either vile, crude or condoning poor beahviour. By sexist, it treats women poorly and gives men a bad name and influence - nobody wins! That being said, I am certainly not a prig in television; some great shows like Seinfeld and Becker have unpleasant characters but either they have some depth to liking them or there are repercussions and/or other characters not taking kindly to their actions. Here they are just pricks you are expected to find likable and charming from the get go - no! -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 10, 2013, 9:08 pm

Star Trek: The Animated Series - TV Shows
@ParkerTillman: The name of the three-armed alien crewmember was Arex. He was treated as a full-fledged member of the crew from the get-go, which is why the show was never in danger of boning by the "New Kid on the Block" reason. Arex (as well as the felinoid female crewmember, M'Ress) was an example of the show's creators taking advantage of their medium to incorporate less-human-appearing aliens into the cast of characters: It's a lot cheaper to animate an alien than to spring for makeup/costuming/FX to make him/her/it appear on a live-action screen. Arex was also the butt of a sly in-joke (but in a nice way) in the Star Trek Log series of books, i.e., the Alan Dean Foster novelizations of the animated episodes. You remember all those scenes in the original series where some outside force would shake the daylights out of the Enterprise and knock everyone out of their chairs? And we the viewers wondered, "Why the hell don't they have seat belts?" In the A.D.F. novelizations, there was a repeated motif where, as usual, some outside force would start shaking things up. Unlike TOS, though, ONE crewmember would stay in his seat: Arex, reaping the benefits of having an extra arm. It struck me as being a little funny, as well as a mild dig at the TOS writers. Anyway, Arex was the guy's name, and he was NOT a BTF character. TAS still rocks, and A.D.F.'s novelizations are pretty good, too. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 10, 2013, 8:29 am

Game Of Thrones - TV Shows
No comments about the infamous Red Wedding episode? I thought it was great. It really demonstrates the difference I mentioned before between this and LOTR. Middle Earth is romanticized and seems like a world you'd want to live in. The world of Game of Thrones is a harsh, treacherous one more akin to our own. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 8, 2013, 1:03 pm

Newhart! - TV Shows
Green Acres of the 80's. Why does there have to be a horny old slut, like Kathy Kinney to bugger things up all the time? Sheesh! We have all heard the stupid skank jokes before, and before.... -- Submitted By: (ommy) on June 8, 2013, 4:12 am

Hercules: The Animated Series - TV Shows
Hercules? + Disney? (Shudder)....Kinda like shit & strawberry shortcake... -- Submitted By: (ommy) on June 8, 2013, 12:00 am

Pee-Wee's Playhouse - TV Shows
I remember in living color skit as pee wee I think played by Jim Carrey made the adult version of the show I think it was months or days after Pee Wee's Arrested in a Porn Movie theater and pee wee made a new doll that simulate that doll jerking it and pee wee said " it can play with my drum!!!!!!!! I remember that and while we talk about pee wee's playhouse the genie saying a wish magic words and it goes like this Meliky high hine ho!!!!! and ho is a right word for a kid to say???? -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on June 5, 2013, 3:16 pm

Divorce Court - TV Shows
I recall watching the '80s version of this occasionally to laugh at it. Back then the show was scripted and seemed incredibly lame compared to the unscripted People's Court. It also featured the worst acting and writing on TV, even worse than the daytime soaps. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 5, 2013, 11:36 am

Arrested Development - TV Shows
I give season 4 an 8 out of 10. In my opinion, it's not up to the same standards as the first two seasons and probably about par with season 3. I'm not a big fan of the single character centric story lines. Arrested Development was always a show that was the sum is greater than the parts. The humor was at its best when the characters bounced their zanyness off each other. Also, the pacing is much slower at 30+ minutes an episode. The fast paced 22 minute format fit this humor much better. I also got a bit annoyed by Ron Howard showing up on the screen every few minutes. We get it Ron, you are such a witty creative guy. Still, there was a lot of the humor and creativity you expect with AD, so I will say an 8 out of 10, though I wonder if it would have been better for them to end it when they did. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on June 3, 2013, 7:02 pm

Becker - TV Shows
I handled it okay when Reggie left. Season 5 was still funny. However, when season 6 came along and Bob also left and they replaced him with that other guy, that was when it boned. I do have to give them credit though for ending it after that season. At least they didn't continue to beat a dead horse. -- Submitted By: (Annamarie) on June 3, 2013, 10:38 am

Arrested Development - TV Shows
Sure Season 4 can count. Though I really enjoyed season 4. I didn't really understand what people meant by darker tone until I saw the final episode. I felt the finale was designed as a cliffhanger, not a dark ending. Though I could understand if people object to a series with a shaky future ending a season like that. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 2, 2013, 10:37 pm

All in the Family - TV Shows
RIP Jean Stapleton! -- Submitted By: (Jp) on June 2, 2013, 8:13 pm

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
I quit bothering with it ages ago due to its consistent nastiness and it's been so long since I've heard from anyone who admits to liking it, I'm wondering WHO could be watching it. Oh, and HOW will it be 'Two and a Half MEN' with the fed-up Angus T. Jones's exit and them apparently bringing aboard the late Charlie's long lost DAUGHTER? Since when is a girl the equivalent to 'a half man'? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 2, 2013, 1:42 pm

Bob Newhart Show, The - TV Shows
Never boned! In my opinion this show doesn't get the credit it deserves. I agree that a big part of the success of this show were the supporting cast as well as excellent writing. One of my favorite moments from the show is when Bob and Emily are dining out with Emily's parents and Bob keeps insisting on picking up the check. It gets to the point where Bob ended up paying the tab for the people eating next to them because he wouldn't let the waiter finish telling him that the check was for the other people; Bob was too busy insisting on picking up the check. Back to the supporting cast; there were times when Bob "was out of town" so those episodes concentrated on the "others" in the show. And it was obvious that they had no problem with Bob not being there. Some of the best episodes were without Bob. Such as the one where Bob is gone and Emily is going out to dinner with an "old friend"; David Hedison. Of course Howard; Carol and Jerry think that Emily is fooling around and spy at the restaurant. The rest of that scene was "pure gold". I say that this show was easily one of the best comedies of all time. It never got "old" and it didn't "preach" anything like MASH did. It was written and acted out to make you care for the characters and laugh at their "daily exploits". It succeeded at the highest level. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on June 2, 2013, 4:39 am

Bewitched - TV Shows
I agree that the show boned with the replacement of Dick York. It was obvious that there was no chemistry between Darrin #2 and Sam. You could see that Dick York and Elizabeth had a genuine love/chemisty between them. Some of my favorite episodes involved Aunt Clara because it was also obvious that Dick York loved her as much as Sam did. As stated in the other comments Dick York was an exceptional actor to say the least. It was too bad that his medical condition forced the "people in charge" to replace him. I also agree with the comment about Darrin #2 kissing Sam seemed to be like watching "an affair"; leaving you with a "bad feeling". And again; it seemed obvious that Darrin #2 was "forcing himself" to kiss Sam; no genuine feeling of love came across in those scenes, (of course now we know why). One last note; Samantha over Jeannie any day! -- Submitted By: (Pete) on June 2, 2013, 4:17 am

Vegas - TV Shows
It's too bad that CBS cancelled this one. It was one of the better shows on broadcast TV. Sure, they cancel this, but keep dreck like "Two and a Half Men" on--go figure! -- Submitted By: (jimdcarter) on May 31, 2013, 12:05 pm

Modern Family - TV Shows
I don't watch the show because I can't stand that Manny kid. He seems to get way too much attention. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on May 29, 2013, 11:37 pm

Survivorman - TV Shows
@jimdcarter: Since you've never watched the show, you're not in a very good position to dish on it. I won't dispute your point that reality TV shows in general have either gone BTF or are pretty close. I hardly watch any reality TV, so I'm not in a good position to argue with that point, and since I don't care much for reality TV in general, I'm not very inclined to argue with that point, anyway. But I have seen all the episodes of Survivorman, and where this show is concerned I'll dig my heels in and say that you're totally wrong. It kept its premise very simple: There is a situation and we see how the host deals with it. The basic premises of most other reality shows, however, rely on some kind of gimmick or con, which IMO places them on shaky ground from the start. (For that reason, the original Apprentice is one of the very few reality shows I've actually liked.) Anyway, Survivorman kept it simple, didn't stray from its premise, and also closed up shop before it had a chance to bone. Yes, Les Stroud's reason for quitting was the extreme physical demands of doing the show, but by a happy coincidence the timing also ensured the show would never bone. Still rocks in reruns!! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 29, 2013, 7:27 am

Arrested Development - TV Shows
Never boned. Question for discussion: does the Netflix season (Season 4) get counted here? Given some of the reviews, I could imagine that a sizable contingent of viewers might felt that it Boned The Fish during Season 4, as the tone was darker and the plotting and pacing changed, and the inclusion of some new actors to play younger versions of existing characters (Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen, Max Winkler) is sure to be controversial. Ironically the exact moment that perhaps was closest to boning in Season 4, IMHO, involves some of the scenes with Max Winkler playing a younger version of his father\'s character (Barry Zuckerkorn). -- Submitted By: () on May 28, 2013, 9:44 pm

Angry Beavers, The - TV Shows
One episode stands out for how Godawful it is (it's so bad calling it "Godawful" is actually a compliment!): "Up All Night 2", the sequel to Up All Night. It picks up where the episode left off, with the brothers stuck in the future. Suddenly, it's deus ex machina time: an outhouse TARDIS appears, and takes them back to the past. Now they're too tired to sleep. They flop all over the place. Then they lay in front of each other sticking out their tongues and raspberrying each other. Then their tongues tangle together. Then they fall asleep, the end. It has to be the worst episode of any cartoon. Why did it have to be the Angry Beavers, one of the best Nicktoons? Practically all episodes after that were crap. But none of them could top Up All Night 2 in terms of badness. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 28, 2013, 3:12 pm

Arrested Development - TV Shows
Never boned. Question for discussion: does the Netflix season (Season 4) get counted here? Given some of the reviews, I could imagine that a sizable contingent of viewers might felt that it Boned The Fish during Season 4, as the tone was darker and the plotting and pacing changed. Ironically the exact moment that perhaps was closest to boning in Season 4, IMHO, involves some of the scenes with Max Winkler playing a younger version of his father's character (Barry Zuckerkorn). -- Submitted By: (texasyojimbo) on May 28, 2013, 1:40 am

Survivorman - TV Shows
Never watched it, never will. All reality shows are starting to bone. ENOUGH ALREADY! Let's have somw real TV for a change, like Breaking Bad or Mad Men. -- Submitted By: (jimdcarter) on May 27, 2013, 11:42 pm

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
With Charlie gone, this show hits a new low each week. I have given this show many second chances before, but I am so done with it now. -- Submitted By: (jimdcarter) on May 27, 2013, 11:29 pm

Diff'rent Strokes - TV Shows
The show boned for me when I saw how the cast members' personal lives went off the rails after the original broadcast run. Like Chubby said, when you know what's going to happen to these people in real life, it makes the show pretty much unwatchable. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 26, 2013, 1:04 am

Diff'rent Strokes - TV Shows
The Gordon Jump episode was a two-parter. One part would have been enough. I really enjoyed the show as a kid, but in hindsight I think it was a very cheesy show. Same with Silver Spoons. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on May 25, 2013, 5:05 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
Good point, Travltron. My fave era was from 1975 to 1980 and I know how it goes. The show was like that cohort whom one couldn't hang out with enough in junior high but ,after one got past the junior high stage ,said cohort was STILL acted like they were in junior high and one could barely stand them in same doses thereafter. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 25, 2013, 1:09 pm

Futurama - TV Shows
Too much gross, cutesy or pathetic humor. That stuff works in small doses. Not as a life stlye. Similar to the Tim and Eric show, the recurring joke in Futurama is that "everything is all messed up." The stories often have a clumsly feel to them. Once in a while a good episode. The Simpsons in its heyday (first few seasons) rolled up and smoked all of Futurama. -- Submitted By: (ExTVLover) on May 23, 2013, 12:01 pm

South Park - TV Shows
When Comedy Central censored episode 201, the terrorists won. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on May 22, 2013, 11:00 am

Diff'rent Strokes - TV Shows
I love this show but you could name many reasons for Boning The Fish - more than it's fair share of "Very Special Episodes" and poor Gordon Jump being cast as the child molester to name a couple. The main piece of evidence that this show Boned The Fish is that the role of Maggie (Dixie Carter/Mary Ann Mobley) was recast, which begs the question of why the role of Maggie was even created to begin with? Still love the show though, especially since it brought us The Facts Of Life. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on May 22, 2013, 10:57 am

Maude (TV series) - TV Shows
The interesting thing about both Maude and All In The Family is that both conservatives and liberals got portrayed as bumbling fools. It's a pretty timeless quality as that is still true in today's political climate. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on May 22, 2013, 10:51 am

Beverly Hillbillies - TV Shows
Pelirojo, it wasn't Shorty who cheated them. It was Honest John played by Phil Silvers. -- Submitted By: () on May 21, 2013, 10:11 pm

Beverly Hillbillies - TV Shows
Fletch, it went color in its 4th season so they had only been there 3 years at that point. Do your research, please. -- Submitted By: (UncleJed) on May 21, 2013, 10:10 pm

ABC Weekend Special - TV Shows
I definitely preferred Willie Tyler and Lester to that OG Readmore character so I feel like the quality took a hit when Willie left. Also they started playing certain ones way too much like "The Secret World of Og." Did they lose the rights to their own backlog? Wonderful show though and the theme song is one of my favorite childhood memories. -- Submitted By: (JericaLily) on May 21, 2013, 5:54 pm

LazyTown - TV Shows
Magnus Scheving is hot. -- Submitted By: (JericaLily) on May 21, 2013, 5:52 pm

Captain Planet and the Planeteers - TV Shows
Total propaganda show however it had a a few refreshingly real moments. It definately boned when the aliens showed up. I'm glad we didn't have to see the version they would have made in the uber PC future. Linka would be dating Qwame; Wheeler would be dating Gee; Ma Ti would still be a wuss. White males would be even more double minus bad etc. -- Submitted By: (ExTVLover) on May 21, 2013, 4:15 pm

Captain Midnight - TV Shows
If there are any of those "Secret Squadron" decoders still bouncing around I'm sure somebody would be willing to pay top dollar on Ebay to get one! -- Submitted By: () on May 21, 2013, 1:13 pm

West Wing, The - TV Shows
"Could it be you were an actor in an Aaron Sorkin liberal fantasy?" - Barack Obama. OK, the President wasn't talking about THIS show in particular, but even he thinks Sorkin's stuff is ridiculous. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 21, 2013, 12:57 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
SVN ..my feelings EXACTLY about Dana Carvey (The Church Lady) He (she?) was funny!! Also the other acts Mr. Carvey did were hysterical as well! -- Submitted By: (Katzi428) on May 21, 2013, 12:46 pm

Criminal Minds - TV Shows
Probably the best show on TV in the last 10 years. The characters are interesting and the villians are too. Drawbacks: It suffers from something I call Law and Order syndrome. Once you've seen between 50 or 100 episodes you seen all of them. Of course the details change but the basic plot twists repeat themselves. It gets stale. The characters are a bit too stereotypical. Reid is the nerd, Morgan is the jock, Penelope is the insecure large woman, etc. A little character development will go a looooong way toward keeping a show interesting in the years to come. -- Submitted By: (ExTVLover) on May 21, 2013, 11:24 am

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
One of the very few current shows that I watch nowadays. I got hooked once the show entered syndication plus I like the theme song. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on May 20, 2013, 12:30 am

Vegas - TV Shows
I was starting to like this show, too bad CBS has cancelled it. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on May 19, 2013, 11:38 am

Homicide: Life on the Street - TV Shows
The hands-down best police drama ever. -- Submitted By: (SandyQ8) on May 18, 2013, 7:11 am

Caillou - TV Shows
Is he not just a Charlie Brown ripoff? -- Submitted By: (Jp) on May 17, 2013, 9:35 pm

American Idol - TV Shows
I think it's time for American Idol and all related content to come to a halt finally. How can people still watch these shows? -- Submitted By: (Jp) on May 17, 2013, 9:28 pm

Boy Meets World - TV Shows
So...there is going to be a spin off to this show. "Girl Meets World" It's about Cory and Topanga's kids. Sounds like it'll have similar tones that the original did. It supposed to air on Disney Channel, so it'll probably be a cheesy tuna melt. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on May 17, 2013, 9:13 pm

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
It was a mistake to show Mrs. Wolowitz on screen in season 6. -- Submitted By: (finnw) on May 17, 2013, 6:33 am

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern - TV Shows
Tastes differ with culture and belive me, some of our favorite American foods disgust a large segement of the world's population. I was completely shocked by a German exchange student that lived with us for a year when I was in high school. He hated peanut butter, I mean HATED it! He would get physically ill if he even smelled it. It wasn't that he was allergic to nuts, he loved eating roasted peanuts but the idea of peanut butter was gross. He also despised Oreos and most other American cookies, found them way too sweet, and ketchup was Satan's condiment to him and he was grossed out by the way we put it on everything. One day I made a peanut butter, oreo and ketchup sandwich and ate it in front of him, he totally threw up, just as if we saw someone scoop up a handful of roaches and mucnh down on them! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 16, 2013, 8:18 am

Wonder Years, The - TV Shows
This show had a lot going for it the first few years including a fantastic cast that was allowed to do a broad spectrum of stories featuring all of the central characters. Dan Luria and Alley Mills as Mr. and Mrs. Arnold were completely awsome, as was Olivia d'Abo as the older sister and David Schwimmer as her hippie boyfriend. Sadly, the series became obsessed with the love life of Kevin. Episode after episode centered around his never ending quest to bag The Coop. It was ridiculous, contrived and very boring. If they had to do a Kevin story every week, why did they abandon the touching stories about his relationships with his dad, his mom, his siblings, and his best friend Paul? I remember two very moving episodes with Kevin and his dad. The first one they got lost on a mission from mom and ended up talking like friends for hours. In the other one, Dad Arnold took his two boys on a fishing trip. Kevin bitched and moaned the whole time and it took his brother, the usually obnoxious Wayne, to tell him how much the trip meant to their dad, it wasn't about fishing, it was about sharing something precious with his sons. It made me cry the first time I saw it! After that episode the show became a teen soap. Kevin became a 2-dimensional creep and the show no longer held any interest for me. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 16, 2013, 8:05 am

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
I wonder if SNL is just one of those shows that you simply outgrow. I remember watching it in the early '90s with my friends and their parents would tell me how much the show sucked now and wasn't half as funny as it was in the John Belushi years. Now people my age, myself included, are saying the same thing about the current cast and longing for the '90s version. I recall Season 20 (1994-1995) to be the boning point. All my friends had gone away to college and I turned on SNL to liven my spirits to find that the entire SNL cast that I knew had gone away as well! -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 15, 2013, 5:45 pm

Breaking Bad - TV Shows
Super, great, fantastic modern day morality tale about an everyman who turns evil. Walter White had everyone's sympathy and support when all he wanted to do was leave a little cash behind for his family after he died from cancer. I can forgive him for cooking up a little meth if it meant his wife and kids would have a home. Walter, however, became obsessed with making the best meth, than becoming the best meth distributor, and now apparently he wants to be the world-wide meth czar. How much money is enough? In the final episode of Season 5.1 his wife showed him the stack of clean cash they had accumulated. It was 10 feet tall by 20 feet long on each side. It was so much cash they could not even count it, let alone spend it in several lifetimes. Although Walter promised to quit, there is no way he will walk away. I suspect he is going to plow all of that money into creating his super meth net. He even told Jesse, "It's not about the money anymore, it's about the power." -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 15, 2013, 12:45 pm

House - TV Shows
House was a great show and is greatly missed at our house. I think that Hugh Laurie simply wanted to move on, he was after all the only indispensable character on the show, all the others came and went and some came back again. Well, except for Wilson, he and House had one of the greatest and funniest bro-mances in TV history! This show could have lasted 20 years in my opinion. My favorite episode was when the team was treating a totally obnoxious 14-year old, super-smart and super creepy kid who had attacked an opponent during a chess match. The only one who liked the kid was House because he must have been just like him as a teen! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 15, 2013, 12:27 pm

American Restoration - TV Shows
OMG! They have killed a pretty good show that used to be all about restoring objects and all the skills it takes to complete a project. Now its all about those little weirdoes Tyler and Brettly and Rick's ex-stripper wife. They never show any of the actual work anymore and concentrate on staged pranks and sight gags. Too bad. I think Rick Dale is a genius at what he does but this show just makes him look like a jerk. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 15, 2013, 12:12 pm

Pawn Stars - TV Shows
I hate Corey! He is the most obnoxious person ever and if he gave me his condescending crap and called me chief, I'd leave the store and never come back. This show is still pretty good when they concentrate on Rick and the Old Man and their vast knowledge of the business. Lately, like the last two seasons, they have these staged funny scenes usually involving Corey and Chum, it really detracts from the show and makes me want to stop watching. I also read an interview with Rick about how on filming days they close the shop and only allow pre-selected customers inside. It seems like the whole thing is pretty staged. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 15, 2013, 12:08 pm

Lost in Space - TV Shows
The show boned when it became the Will; Dr. Smith and Robot Show. Enough said! -- Submitted By: (Pete) on May 14, 2013, 8:14 pm

Carol Burnett and Friends - TV Shows
This was one of the best shows in TV history. I could go on and on but won't. Great writing. Some of the best moments were the spoofs made of television commercials. With that being said the show did go down hill the last few years. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on May 14, 2013, 8:09 pm

Ben 10 - TV Shows
Ben 10 was an intriguing concept: a boy gains the ability to transform into aliens via a device attached to his arm. Ben 10 was just the right mix of action and sci-fi, and the villains ranged from schoolyard bullies to all-powerful alien warlords bent on dominating or annihilating the universe...with the means to do so. I got into it, and it was clearly one of the better shows on Cartoon Network. As episodes pass, up sprout plot twists: turns out Grandpa Max, the plumber, is not a real plumber, but an MIB-esque Plumber. It didn't really annoy me, but it seems more like they just took his plumber career and dodged a continuity error by making him a "different" kind of plumber. Then came the point where my suspension of disbelief was loaded past its maximum: Gwen can use magic! Aliens are one thing, but magic? I shook my head. Then, instead of adding seasons, the show spins off: Alien Force. Ultimate Alien. Omniverse. Then, the suspension of disbelief--already under the force of its past-maximum load--is crushed under an even heavier load: Uncle Max has an alien for a wife! Ben and Gwen are the quarter-alien children of their half-alien fathers! OK, Omniverse isn't bad, but all that plot twist nonsense...and it just keeps adding up. -- Submitted By: () on May 14, 2013, 6:01 pm

Designing Women - TV Shows
This show was funny, very funny for the first few seasons. Then it got preachy. Julia was funny as a satirical character but when the show started taking her politics seriously, it started going downhill. I loved Delta Burke's Suzanne Sugarbaker! And the characters played by Jean Smart, Annie Potts, and Meshach Taylor. However they turned Anthony into a stereotypical Tom, he was very funny when he ridiculed the Sugarbakers to their faces and their liberal guilt allowed him to get away with it but after he became a money grubbing creep, like them, he got unfunny, quick! When Delta left the show, they should have wrapped it up. Instead they hired the insipid Julia Duffy who never fit in. Suzanne was the heart and soul of this show because she was 1: funny as hell! 2: had a huge heart and loved everyone and 3: all the characters loved her and their interactions just weren't the same after she left. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 14, 2013, 5:20 pm

Man vs. Food - TV Shows
This show was great, until Adam Richman had other people do the challenges for him. Something tells me that a doctor told Adam that he shouldn't do the challenges anymore they would take years off his life. -- Submitted By: (bjohn345) on May 14, 2013, 4:10 pm

Dallas (2012 TV Series) - TV Shows
I loved this show so far. The only issue I had with it from season one is the new generation. Every now and then I would watch the show and catch myself saying I don't care about John Ross, Christopher or Elena. Where's JR, Sue Ellen and Bobby? They corrected that a lot in the second season, and had me more invested with their story lines. But still some of the best scenes are when you see the characters of the old Dallas universe make cameos like Cliff Barnes, Lucy,Ray Krebbs, Gary and Valene Ewing and Afton Cooper. And even the writers and producers acknowledge this. And I know what a lot of Dallas fans still wonder. Where's Pam? Is she alive or dead? Where has she been? -- Submitted By: (bjohn345) on May 14, 2013, 3:59 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
Watched it this weekend for Kristen Wiig's long awaited return as host. Let me say that I stand by my previous comments that this show has boned. The cold open on this episode was possibly the worst one I've ever seen. It pandered to their liberal audience so badly and it was tacky with the references to the Cleveland kidnapping situation. Bill Hader could sense it was bombing and ended it early. Wiig then copied SNL alums Rudolph, Myers and Fallon and did the whole "behind the scenes song and dance" opening monologue routine. Yawn. Outside of the Disney Channel skit which was very funny and Weekend Update, it was a bunch of recycled skits that haven't been funny in years. The Californians needs to be put to pasture. Is this where the show is now? If so, please put it to rest. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 13, 2013, 4:57 pm

Bobs Burgers - TV Shows
I admit this show had a rocky start but I adore H. Jon Benjamin and have been a fan since he did the voice of Ben on Dr. Katz. This show features a weird animation style rendering everyone ugly and strange looking, which probably turned off a lot of people. I kept watching and soon the strangeness wore off and I started to like the characters. Bob's son Gene is the funniest kid on TV, ever! Bob himself is pretty funny and you have to admire the guy for following his dream, even if that dream includes running a beat-up burger shop and barely avoiding poverty. The social satire on the show is priceless, especially when the Belcher's see how the rich people they admire are crude half-wits and not very nice. I'm glad Fox stuck with this show which is now a hit and has a loyal following. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 13, 2013, 12:57 pm

Eight Simple Rules - TV Shows
Brilliant show before John Ritter died, superb cast and the interaction between characters was incredibly realistic. If they had to keep the show on the air (after all it was a huge hit)they should have let it be Katey Sagal's show. She is certainly strong enough to carry the lead! James Garner's grand dad was a nice touch but the show totally destroyed itself when David Spade showed up! It went from being a sweet show about a sweet family to a moronic mass-produced sitcom with characters you wanted to hate. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 13, 2013, 12:44 pm

Adventures of Pete & Pete, The - TV Shows
I loved this show from the start! I was 13 when it debuted in 1993 and 16 when it was cancelled after just 3 short seasons and only 39 episodes. What most adults didn't understand about the show is it depicted the world the way kids see it, particularly young teens, as represented by the older Pete, played by the very cool Michael Marona. He didn't understand the world of young kids anymore, represented by younger Pete and his friends, and he sure as hell didn't understand the adult world, so everything just seemed surreal and bizarre to him. I remember seeing things at that age I didn't understand and just thought the world was crazy. The soundtrack featured some of the best grunge garage bands of the day and added to the feeling of loneliness experienced by older Pete. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on May 13, 2013, 12:34 pm

American Idol - TV Shows
Beiber?!? Maybe if it was pre-teen idol. That's going to go over well. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 12, 2013, 11:52 am

Montel Williams Show, The - TV Shows
Sylvia Browne is a fake psychic her predictions are wrong remember sago mine tragady? she was on coast to coast radio she the fhost ask if they alive she said no but when the news came and heard the alive and well the host asked she conteds they dead but they seen there spirits but she was wrong and she got banned by the radio show now this latest prediction she made on Montel about one the victims in Cleveland saying she was dead and proved she is alive and held captive with 2 other women she didn,'t say I was wrong but relised a statement to Anderson cooper saying she got the prediction right! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 11, 2013, 12:03 pm

Man vs. Food - TV Shows
he was at San Fran for a breakfast burrito challenge and he had two bites left he was having his "food wall" or I like to call it milking the drama! he does it on every show too much drama!!!!!!!! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 11, 2013, 11:50 am

American Idol - TV Shows
They've axed all the judges (Seacrest won't return either), and will replace them, as part of the 'overhaul' Fox plans on giving this show after the current season. Among the 'dream team' of new judges? Selena Gomez, Justin Beiber, Pink and P. Diddy! Diddy and maybe Pink I can understand, but Selena and Beiber??! This show had a good run, just let it rest in piece! -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on May 10, 2013, 9:24 am

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
Nothing about this show has ever sparked my interest enough to watch. I can't really give a fair opinion about it, other than that. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on May 9, 2013, 10:58 pm

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
I remember robot chicken parioded G.I. Joe withe very funny fumbles sketch -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on May 9, 2013, 4:12 pm

Montel Williams Show, The - TV Shows
Well, Sylvia Browne screws up again. One of the mothers of those recently found missing girls went on Montel in 2004 to ask Sylvia about her daughter. Sylvia told her she was dead and the mother was crushed and died two years later. The girl was found alive this week. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 9, 2013, 10:43 am

Twelve O'Clock High (TV series) - TV Shows
This was a great show overall. Even with the switch in stars. The writing was great; top notch quality. The are several things that bug me: the out of date jackets, (the ones which have 50 star flags patches on the right sleeve); reference to the United States Air Force, (which didn't exist until after WWII); and the biggest thing was how Col. Gallagher would "sound off" or "smart back" to his superiors without getting into trouble. It could be that everyone knew that his Dad was a high ranking General but even with this one would think that he would know better. Often times I think that he "came off as a spoiled brat". But again overall a truely good show. Compare this to "today's hit shows" and it's pretty obvious that TV has devolved to depths never imagined. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on May 9, 2013, 3:35 am

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - TV Shows
The first year and the beginning of the second were good but then the show evolved into the "monster of the week". I guess the "targeted viewing audience" became the 7 - 14 year olds. This was unfortunate because this was a good show and if it kept to the original format it probably would have lasted a couple more years -- Submitted By: (Pete) on May 9, 2013, 3:24 am

Pawn Stars - TV Shows
It's a pretty enjoyable show, however, the next time they run a Pawn Stars marathon, I'm going to track then average out the number of times they say "...but theres just one problem..." in each episode. -- Submitted By: () on May 8, 2013, 5:02 pm

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
this show has never boned. The whole premise of the show is that the pretty girl across the hall is showing the two physicists a thing or two about life, and their worlds are growing & expanding. Don't believe me? Look on CBS's official website. If they did not add Amy and Bernadette, the show would've tanked and ended after season 3. You really want to see them play Halo and WoW and do the same things in every damn episode? Currently in season 6, almost everybody agrees that this season is the best one since season 2. And the ratings are unbelievable--even winning the evening viewer title during a rerun. And there is still a lot of science and nerdy stuff. Anyone who doesn't see that probably doesn't even watch the show anymore, or they're blind. They probably wouldn't be complaining if it was season 2. And it's not a laugh track it's a live audience too. I've been to a taping. -- Submitted By: (sprroch89) on May 8, 2013, 12:47 pm

18 Kids and Counting - TV Shows
I saw a news story blurb online recently about the Duggars taking snorkling lessons. The story emphasized that the Duggars wore regular clothes instead of swimsuits into the water because they felt that the suits were immodest. I know that as far as modesty is concerned, there are different standards for public vs. private. But even so, doesn't it seem a bit odd that two people who have conceived that many children together would have modesty hang-ups regarding swimsuits? -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 8, 2013, 2:06 am

18 Kids and Counting - TV Shows
Stephanie.. you're right about them "hoarding" kids. The Duggars' religion is called Quiverfull ) "Every child is considered a gift" But 19 of them?? !! The mother (in this case Michelle) takes care of baby for 2 years & then he or she is assigned a buddy in the "buddy system" & then the older ones are stuck taking care of the younger one > I think that's horrible! No WONDER why the poor little ones are toilet trained so late!Plus the oldest one is expecting his THIRD child! Why don't the Duggar parents enjoy grandparenthood already! There's talk of them adopting little girls from Asia! OK..so little Asian girls need homes. But then they'll get pushed to the side just like all the OTHER Duggar kids do! (If I'm being catty, pass the Meow Mix) -- Submitted By: (Katzi428) on May 6, 2013, 11:58 am

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
Any scripted show that can beat American Idol with a rerun can't be all that bad -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on May 4, 2013, 10:19 am

Boston Public - TV Shows
I've said before that Jeri Ryan should be the new BTF patron saint. When you add her to a show, you are Boning The Fish. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 4, 2013, 12:05 am

American Pickers - TV Shows
What? no comment on Danielle Colby Cushman (or Lauren what's her name?)? No Gravy?:) I just started really getting in to the show. Of course, Danni may be for us guys the reason, but it never boned (outside of perverted male watcher thoughts..) Great show. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on May 3, 2013, 10:50 pm

M*A*S*H - TV Shows
We're already living in a world where Frank Burns is right. MASH recognized in the episode in which the N. Korean spy calls Trapper and Hawkeye useful idiots. -- Submitted By: (fcabanski) on May 3, 2013, 4:14 am

Stargate Universe - TV Shows
Stargate Babies (Stargate Universe) was the Stargate franchise boning the fish. -- Submitted By: (fcabanski) on May 3, 2013, 4:09 am

Ally McBeal - TV Shows
The show boned when it went away from the "special effects" such as Ally getting hit by six arrows, etc... It just became too serious on one end and ridiculous on the other in the same episode. But as stated from other viewers my wife loved the show from beginning to almost the end. Even she couldn't take the daughter angle. Towards the end of the series it went back to including some "special effects" but it was too little too late. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on May 3, 2013, 3:47 am

Boston Public - TV Shows
I have to agree with AC. The first year was good but the second was barely watchable. The comment about Jeri Ryan is right on the mark. And of course when the show went into its' "every episode will have singing" mode was the time that I realized that it was over. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on May 3, 2013, 3:37 am

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
Okay, so the ratings on this crappy show continue to be high, but this show has gotten worse and worse with each season. With the half man(sort of speak) thinking about leaving next year, are they still going to call it Two and a Half Men? Or will they shorten it to Two Men? Or maybe they will pull a Cousin Oliver and bring in another kid. Either way, this train wreck of a show needs to end right away. I am pretty sure that if it didn't follow the Big Bang Theory, it would have gone off the air by now. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on May 1, 2013, 6:50 pm

Firefly - TV Shows
Firefly boned not because of Fox but Joss Whedon put out a bad show. Firefly had huge plot holes like when will the passengers leave? Suddenly they become part of the crew. The biggest problem was how the show was marketed. Joss Whedon fell for the trap of the one big thing, thinking that a show success was due to the one single element, in this case (Star Trek) Fans. Mr Whedon try go gin buzz by getting fans excited about the show, it work to a point a la browncoats fans; but the writing was so poor when some fan tried to get me to watch , and when I did, I felt let down by the fan and the show. Firefly did not live up to its expectation cased by the buzz. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on April 30, 2013, 1:43 am

Falling Skies - TV Shows
The show suffered death by over used cliche rag tag small army vs. invaders. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on April 30, 2013, 1:27 am

Babylon 5 - TV Shows
Fantastic show until post Shadow War. The tension was nearly all gone with the super powerful enemy being defeated. All the main characters were interestnig. G'Kar's character had a great plotline in particular. Small problems: 1. They Psycorp would be running all of Earth's government if they were as powerful as portrayed. They would trick you into thinking that they had taken the blue pill and were no longer psychic or they would make you serve them in whatever way they wished. 2. The Membari would be dreaded by Humans and others alike. The Humans would not have been like: Oh, hey yeah they were just going to genocide us because one of our rogue captains killed their great leader, but then their religious cast said that we were also Membari because of reincarnation so they let us live. La, de daa, look at the pretty hyperspace gate. -- Submitted By: (ExTVLover) on April 29, 2013, 2:51 pm

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