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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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Simpsons, The - TV Shows
I see that there are A LOT of conservative-Repubs up in here..lol (and I'm a Christian, btw, who is not under any political affinity) ..and HOW could anyone NOT like the "Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie" episode? That episode goes perfectly with BONE THE FISH! LOL -- Submitted By: (Lashid4u) on August 19, 2013, 3:59 am

Cleveland Show, The - TV Shows
Damn, this show is not as "horrific" as y'all are making it out to be - I'll watch this over "American Dad". I like the episode where he has to admit to liking Justin Bieber..lol ...and I believe that "King of the Hill" was already on its way out, and I recall when there were those who blamed "King of the Hill" for the ending of "Beavis & Butthead." *rolleyes* ...And like someone said, although "Family Guy" is funnier, "The Cleveland Show" is "tamer" than Family Guy, for those of us who don't like so much "shock" humor, or humor that comes off "anti-God"... -- Submitted By: (Lashid4u) on August 19, 2013, 3:41 am

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
About a month ago I started watching this show. (there was nothing else on) I can actually say, for what I've seen so far, that I do like it. I'm watching it mostly in syndication, so it jumps around a lot. One show will have only the central characters, while the other has Amy and Bernadette. But it hasn't been all that difficult to figure out. Sheldon is a great character on the show. As said in another topic he's an awkward; socially inept but smartest in the room character. Which I've always liked those kinds of characters. I'm often disappointed when he loses, and the couple of episodes Ive watched with Sara Gilbert irritate me. lol -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 18, 2013, 10:40 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
It's been along time since I actually watched The Simpsons. I'm not even sure exactly what point I quit, I just did. For Nostalgic/longevity purposes, it will be sad to see the series end. However, It's way past time. Unfortunately, as said in another post of mine, Fox will indeed become the Seth Macfarlane channel. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 18, 2013, 10:23 pm

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
Maybe the series is good and I'm just nitpicking but the canned laughter makes it unbearable for me. It's more or less like they suppose the audience is so god damned dull that they have to place bigh flashy signs whenever a "joke" happens so you don't forget to laugh - even pausing the dialogue so your rotting brain can have enough time to process the genius behind the NERD HUMOR. -- Submitted By: (Saunich) on August 18, 2013, 5:12 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
In reply to the person who posted 3 posts down from me, yes, The Simpsons have had a history of ripping on both political parties. The keyword here is HISTORY. Shots were taken at both sides until the early 00s then it became pretty much pure liberal propaganda. Some examples include the multiple Fox-News bashings (usually displayed on a helicopter), everyone being in favor of gay marriage in There's Something about Marrying, Michelle Obama portrayed as Superwoman, every kid wanting to impersonate Barack Obama for a school presentation in one episode, etc. As a libertarian, I identify with neither liberal vs conservative/republican vs democrat. Hating both parties and mindsets equally, I feel I'm able to view the show's politics (at least in regard to the left-right bashing, as I support neither). -- Submitted By: (xjk118) on August 18, 2013, 12:19 am

Good Christian Belles (GCB) - TV Shows
SFTS; too much like real life. Back in my churchgoing days, I knew too many women like this (Chenoweth's character in particular) for this show to be of any entertainment value. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 16, 2013, 3:42 pm

Transformers: Prime - TV Shows
One good thing about this? A lot of the voice actors are recognizable. Check out the credits, and you'll see. Another good thing is Peter Cullen's reprising his role of Optimus. But I digress, the classic is still tops. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on August 16, 2013, 1:16 pm

NCIS: Los Angeles - TV Shows
Decent show, but it needs a stronger leader. IMHO they try to hard with Linda Hunt's Hetty character. Now I get that it's hard to compete with Gibbs. Perhaps if the DC show ends like I think it will after this year and he's willing to do it, they could bring Michael Weatherly's DiNozzo out to LA and put him in charge of the team. -- Submitted By: (squrrelco3) on August 15, 2013, 8:09 am

NCIS - TV Shows
I'm gonna make a prediction, Ziva's Exit Stage Left is gonna ruin this show... Cote de Pablo's move is gonna hurt both her career and the show. I suspect it will be gone within the next two years anyway #1 because she'll disappear and #2 CBS typically likes to end their popular series while they are on top on average around the 10th season. -- Submitted By: (squrrelco3) on August 15, 2013, 8:04 am

Transformers: Prime - TV Shows
Even with the original voices of Prime & Megatron returning, I could never really get into this show. Maybe it's the CGI, or more likely it's the damn kids. I've heard people diss Spike from the '80s cartoon as "never doing anything." Well that's the point. The show should be about the Transformers. Spike served his purpose, giving the Transformers someone to deliver exposition to (and occasionally rescue). These kids are just obnoxious. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on August 11, 2013, 12:49 pm

Battlestar Galactica 2004 - TV Shows
I never did watch this show. I was put off by the producers pretending the original never happened instead of doing a "Galactica: The Next Generation". After hearing how badly this show BTF'd, I may never watch it. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on August 11, 2013, 12:40 pm

FOX News - TV Shows
One thing that Fox News has not been doing is reporting on Obama's background and his identity. They don't mention The Cold Case Posse that started out trying to verify Obama's 2011 version of his Birth Certificate and then expanded to so much more as they have been tracking Obama's background. Or that Congressmen Ted Yoho and Steve Stockman have been in contact with Chief Investigator Mike Zullo and Sheriff Arpaio. They also don't mention much about some other topics brought up in right leaning sites. Especially the voter fraud in the 2012 election. They half-assed it, by trying to do a series on voting fraud during the lead up to the election day and they then dropped it after it was a proven fact there were both some odd occurrences in the voting totals in some areas of the country and people were arrested for voting multiple times, plus some voting machines had errors. They also never mentioned about how a network the RNC set up to get people out to the polls vis computer and mobile device was hacked or how people from both the RNC, tea party and True The Vote were kicked out of polling stations and precincts in various cities. All in all they did a poor job with that election. So now there is two outlets on the right trying to challenge Fox in the form of tv news channels. The Blaze and One America News. They don't think Fox News is doing a good enough job or that there is enough outlets on the right on TV. -- Submitted By: () on August 11, 2013, 12:15 pm

Solid Gold (TV series) - TV Shows
Solid Gold was the K-Tel of Music TV -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on August 9, 2013, 11:30 pm

Dukes of Hazzard, The - TV Shows
The first few seasons (especially the first 6 episodes filmed in Georgia) will always stand out as my favorites.. it did get dumbed down big time near the end. 3 & 4 were tolerable but the Coy & Vance episodes were the death knell of the show for me -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on August 6, 2013, 10:51 am

Justice League - TV Shows
I miss this show and Bruce Timm's DCAU. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on August 5, 2013, 9:46 am

Bones - TV Shows
IIRC, this show was advertised as being based on a real person. I tried watching the pilot and it featured a hologram projector. I checked out right then and there. I've been told by family members that they have since done away with the hologram projector, but I don't care. It is and always was a cheesy show. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on August 4, 2013, 3:04 pm

Lone Gunmen, The - TV Shows
That was my main problem with the show, too. It just reeked of studio interference. "Nobody's gonna wanna watch three geeks; add a babe and a hunk!" I watched most of the episodes and those two characters really dragged things down. The show flopped and was cancelled and then Chris Carter, like a spoiled brat, decided to kill off the Lone Gunmen in an X-Files episode to punish the fans for not watching the show. The episode was even named Jump the Shark. As for the 9/11 parallels, I can't explain it. It's the weirdest, most bizarre coincidence that I've ever experienced. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on August 3, 2013, 10:41 am

Dukes of Hazzard, The - TV Shows
Our kids loved this show; and what 4 and 6 year olds wouldn't? The scripts were dumbed down for the "target audience" being kids. There was "Dukes" products all over the place. From 3 wheeler bikes to lunch boxes to games to cards to etc... I loved this show for Daisy. I think that even my wife was turned on by her. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on August 3, 2013, 6:00 am

Daniel Boone - TV Shows
Your summary above left out the most important reason I would watch the show: Patricia Blair! She's a great actress and was "very easy on the eyes". I envy both Fess Parker; Chuck Connors and anyone else lucky enough to have worked with and/or known her. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on August 3, 2013, 5:46 am

Bones - TV Shows
This show "boned" when the "short funny lines", (noted by the harp playing), starting taking up more time than the original plot. I would say the first 2 seasons were the best and then it started going downhill. My wife still likes this show so it was on last night. And of course I could tell that the episode was a "special episode" depicting another of life's social tragedies. And don't get me going on the "baby side of this show". -- Submitted By: (Pete) on August 3, 2013, 5:31 am

Lone Gunmen, The - TV Shows
I always thought that the Lone Gunmen should have their own show. But the show sucked. They add a "beautiful woman" and "hunk" to the cast, why? The writing was horrible. -- Submitted By: (Dunestrider) on August 2, 2013, 8:28 pm

Bones - TV Shows
There are too many robots on this show. Dr. Brennan acts like an emotionless robot... actually makes Mr. Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation seem human. -- Submitted By: (Dunestrider) on August 2, 2013, 8:13 pm

Gravity Falls - TV Shows
I wasn't expecting much from this show, but when I watched it, I was pleasantly surprised. It reminds me of stuff you might see on Cartoon Network (in a good way), and is also one of the only Disney Channel shows that I'll watch. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 24, 2013, 11:17 pm

Courage the Cowardly Dog - TV Shows
Robert, I couldn't have said it better myself. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 22, 2013, 2:15 am

Community - TV Shows
As far as shows based around nerds go, I'll go as far to say that this is even better than The Big Bang Theory (and certainly a better representation of nerd culture). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 22, 2013, 2:14 am

Dennis the Menace (1959 sitcom) - TV Shows
I just read a portion of Jay North's account of his days as Dennis. This has also been confirmed by Jeannie Russell who played Margaret and remained close friends with Jay to the present day, just like Pelirojo said. His mother worked full time and could not supervise Jay on the set so she got her sister to go with him to the studio every day and look out for his interests. Apparently Jay's dad was out of the picture. His aunt was a monster who slapped and hit the boy when he flubbed a scene or was not giving his best performance. Of course this took place away from the director, cast and crew. According to Jay, she would hit him "where it didn't show," so no one on set would become alarmed. Jeannie Russell confirmed this went on for years and saw bruises and red marks on Jay's back. Remember she was a child herself at the time and was scared to speak up. Jay himself was terrified of the aunt who promised to severely hurt him if he told anyone. Of course this was well before the days when California had social workers on the set where children were working. It is truly amazing that Jay turned out to be a happry, well adjusted adult. He gave up acting in his teens and leads a quiet life with his family in Florida. I'll never be able to see a picture of jay during those years without my heart breaking for him. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 19, 2013, 9:31 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
Thank God for BTF. Without it, we'd never find out this kind of stuff. So this is what Buzz Lightyear is really like. I wonder what he was like behind the scenes of Toy Story. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 18, 2013, 12:38 pm

Roseanne - TV Shows
stopped being funny during the 7th season, even though it survived the Becky switch -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on July 17, 2013, 3:58 pm

Mork & Mindy - TV Shows
What do you expect from the makers of expert shark-jumper Happy Days? At least, when that show ended, Williams proved he really was comedic -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on July 17, 2013, 3:56 pm

Rhoda - TV Shows
This show was a bit before my time and I'm finally getting to see it on MeTV. It co-stars Marge Simpson and Garfield the Cat, so I had to check it out. What on odd history this show had. Initially it was a huge hit. The wedding episode broke all kinds of Nielsen records. Then the producers ran out of ideas and decided to have Rhoda get divorced in the 3rd season. I don't know why they thought viewers would want to see that. Ratings dropped like a stone overnight and it never recovered. Now the show is regarded as a flop due to the fallout, although it did last five seasons. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 17, 2013, 1:50 pm

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - TV Shows
Well, I said it was a good show. And it's Shakespeare compared to Beware the Batman. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 17, 2013, 1:35 pm

Emergency! - TV Shows
There seems to be a lot of episodes where some kid gets stuck somewhere because of his or her stupidity, and the emergency crew has to free him or her. There was one time a kid got stuck inside a tree and all you can see is his feet sticking up. I watch this show occasionally to see what stupid things people do that gets them into a position where they have to be rescued. There was one time, believe it or not, they had to rescue somebody who got stuck inside a hide-a-bed. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 16, 2013, 6:57 pm

Father Knows Best - TV Shows
I don't recall any actual episodes but I'm pretty sure this show inspired the old fashioned TV world as seen in the movie Pleasantville. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 16, 2013, 6:48 pm

Dennis the Menace (1959 sitcom) - TV Shows
Good insights, jim. What's interesting is that contrary to their onscreen rivalry, the performers who played Dennis and Margaret were [and remain] good friends offscreen. This made their antagonism somewhat more layered than had the performers outrightly hated each other. Of course how many times do 'best buds' onscreen turn out to dislike each other off? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 16, 2013, 10:59 am

Mork & Mindy - TV Shows
Even as a tween/teen watching the show when it originally aired, I thought it went downhill fast with the multi-episode story arc of Mork and Mindy's wedding and subsequent honeymoon on Ork. jmac9909's and elainewood's comments are right on -- viewing Mork & Mindy 30-odd years later is a perfect demonstration of how our concept of humor evolves (or SHOULD evolve) as we grow up. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 16, 2013, 7:53 am

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - TV Shows
You have to understand, this Batman show is not trying to be your typical "Dark Knight" show, but. A more upbeat one, akin to Adam West. Great team ups abound and fun stories eventually made me a fan. And i love how they portrayed Aquaman, "Outrageous!" Oh and Travoltron, they didn't shoehorn him in, this pays homage to the Brave and the Bold comic which pretty much always had Batman starring. -- Submitted By: (trigga415) on July 16, 2013, 3:02 am

Father Knows Best - TV Shows
My gram remembers when this show was on TV and always said how good it was, so I watched a bunch of the episodes on Netflix. Yikes! First of all, the town (Springfield!) seemed to be 100 percent white and middle class. A typical plot involved Bud (the dim-witted teenage son) getting into hilarious shenanigans with his idiot friends. After getting "a stern talking to" (1950's code for getting his butt whipped) Bud will wipe his eyes and whimper something like "Holy Cow! None of the other guy's got into trouble!" To which his father replies, "That's because none of the other dads love their sons as much as I love mine!" Then sappy music swells up and the whole family agrees that "Father really does know best!" Do the same thing over and over and forever and that's pretty much the show! Except occasionally the teenage daughter Betty will do the shenanigans. This show literally had no minorities and it belittled women to the point where I was rooting for the mom to gut-stab the old man during dinner. One episode I saw had Betty demanding to go duck hunting with the boys since her brother got to go. Of course shenanigans ensued and Betty admitted that women should stay home and cook the ducks, not go shoot them. Of course here comes the sappy music and everyone agreeing, "Gee, Betty, maybe father really does know best!" Off set, the actor Billy Gray (Bud) was a pothead. He was busted shortly after the show ended for possession with intent and didn't work for several years as an actor. Another true fact is that Gray holds a U.S. patent for a type of "personal massager." I would have loved to have seen Bud try to explain those shenanigans to dear old dad!" -- Submitted By: () on July 15, 2013, 4:16 pm

Twilight Zone (1959-64) - TV Shows
Rod Serling was a brilliant writer, brilliant! I have always read (in academic books as well as the popular press) that CBS would not leave him alone and micro-managed the series to death. Many of his scripts were rejected for being "too intellectual" and the network forced him to include feel-good stories that had little to do with the original premise. Still, Serling managed to write and produce some of the best episodes ever shown on TV: "Time Enough at Last" with the awesome Burgess Meredith; "The Hitch-Hiker," with the equally brilliant Inger Stevens; and of course two William Shatner scenery-chewing delights, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Nick of Time." I still get a kick out of seeing Serling stepping out from behind the set in the original episodes, reeking of 1960 sophistication and cool. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 15, 2013, 3:01 pm

Jeffersons, The - TV Shows
Funny show for a few seasons but it stayed on the air for, what, 11? I have made a point of watching some of the later season shows, currently in syndication. Not only has Lionel disappeared for the second time, or wait I guess for the third time, but Louise is acting like a rich b-word and George has lost touch with his roots. Jenny is still on the show but the character has become an air-head and the Willis's are painfully stupid and out of touch. What really did it for me was when Louise and George went to a charity costume ball and they dressed like famous white people! The old George and Weezy would never have done that and would have selected Dr. King and Rosa Parks or other famous, historically important African-Americans. Oh, Marla Gibbs remained funny as hell as Florence throughout the entire series. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 15, 2013, 2:38 pm

Roseanne - TV Shows
OMG I wish I could erase the final season from my brain. This was a very funny show for 8 seasons, which is something really hard to pull off. I just wish they had wrapped it up before the bizarre and obnoxious final season. Oh, and I would not mind at all if the Tom Arnold episodes were physically cut out of my brain as well. As others have noted, what gave this show its huge fan base was the fact that it was based in reality. The Connors had a crappy house but it was theirs and they fought to keep it. They had a totally dysfunctional family but they all loved each other and forgave each other's shortcomings. I grew up in house a lot like that, my brothers and I never knew we were poor and thought everyone had dry cereal and crackers for dinner every now and then. Season 9 arrives and the Connors are no longer poor, guess what? They were no longer funny either and not even remotely likeable. I always thought the series finale was Roseanne giving her fans a big fat finger. I still don't like here and will change the channel when she comes on. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 15, 2013, 1:59 pm

Mork & Mindy - TV Shows
I loved this show when I was a kid and thought it was the very pinnacle of sophistication and wit. Boy, was I wrong! I saw an episode recently and was shocked at how stupid everyone was, especially Mork! I gave it another chance the next time I stumbled across an episode and it was even worse then the first one. Williams and Winters babbled, hooted, geeked out, made idiotic noises and gestures and the other characters thought they were cute. Man, Robin Williams is a fine actor and I love his dramatic roles but given a total blank check for his "comedy" he gets old really quickly! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 15, 2013, 1:45 pm

Dead Like Me - TV Shows
I could never stand Mandy Patinkin until I started watching this show. I quickly came to love his Rube Sofer character and it absolutely made the show, he held together an amazing ensemble cast. The storylines were pretty unusual for what was basically a sitcom, even a weird sitcom. I loved how they showed the afterlife as being different for each person, with no stereotypical angels sitting around on clouds. Although it could be sad, particularly when dealing with the aftermath of George's death on her family, it could also be very, very funny! It was cancelled far too early and the movie they made to wrap up loose ends was awful! It will remain a classic forever. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 15, 2013, 1:11 pm

Dennis the Menace (1959 sitcom) - TV Shows
Wow! Have times ever changed! I saw some of the episodes decades after they first aired and remembered thinking Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were in their 80's. My dad said they were supposed to be in their early 60's. Amazing, they got up each morning, got dressed up and sat around staring at each other, except when Mr. Wilson would have his daily apoplectic fit over the neighbor's 1st grader. My dad is now 70, still works full-time, has tons of activities and refuses to be baited by a five year old, LOL! It seemed like a cute show but I did wonder why Dennis' parents didn't lay down the law on his pranks. Maybe he actually did kill Mr. Wilson? The guy was always on the verge of a stroke anyway. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 15, 2013, 1:02 pm

Outer Limits, The (1963-1965) - TV Shows
I agree, best intro and outro music, ever! For Christmas a few years ago I got the entire original series boxed set on DVD and watched every single episode. The writing was phenomenal and never insulted serious science fiction fans. Alternate dimensions, alien civilizations, time warps, wormholes, all were featured on various episodes and had cutting edge theories in physics. This was NOT a dumbed down show that had an obligatory monster-of-the-week. The actors were some of the best in Hollywood at the time and I imagine it became a cool show to work. Martin Landau, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Culp, Robert Duvall, Sally Kellerman, Geraldine Brooks, Dabney Coleman and many more made this a first class production. Unlike The Twilight Zone, which had its share of bad episodes, schlock and camp, The Outer Limits stuck to its principles. They never produced a cute or funny episode, just excellent TV and story telling! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 15, 2013, 12:50 pm

Parker Lewis Can't Lose - TV Shows
Good show with a good cast and crew, including one of the best TV directors of the period, Rob Bowman, who went on to direct some of the best episodes of the X-Files. I recently saw some PLCL episodes and they were pretty funny but very weird. I thought Parker and Mikey had a full on bro-mance. They were just too stupid (Mikey) or scared (Parker) to act on it. Funny how they were always talking about girls but when they had the chance to actually get into serious relationships, they always chickened out. In one episode they both had "hot dates" but found the girls boring and ditched them and met up with each other. Parker, Mikey and Kubiak rocked but I didn't like The Jerry character and found him to be an offensively stereotypical Jewish kid. Some belly laughs but mostly just pleasant stories about good kids. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 15, 2013, 12:29 pm

Fall Guy, The - TV Shows
Howie was Hysterikull! -- Submitted By: (ChrissyM) on July 13, 2013, 3:26 pm

Six Million Dollar Man - TV Shows
My diet Is great, Anytime When I want to lose weight I put in the Jaime two parter song "Jaime" and we throw Up and in "Every-a-which" direction! That Said,, Lee Majors Is an Amazing Stud. -- Submitted By: (ChrissyM) on July 13, 2013, 3:23 pm

Home Improvement - TV Shows
I know a guy that's worked in dozens of movies and the only actor he has ever spoke ill of is Tim Allen. He verifies that the guy was indeed a total control freak and diva. He believes that's also why Tim doesn't make movies anymore. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 13, 2013, 2:37 pm

Home Improvement - TV Shows
Tim Allen is a notorious control freak. It is well known that he got into a feud with JTT (Randy) and essentially fired him. How's that for maturity, a middle aged 'professional' getting into a fight with a teenager? Allen disliked the young actor because he thought he was too effeminate to be his son. When he was younger, the two interacted well but when the kid hit 16 or so, Allen badgered him relentlessly and tried to butch him up. The show itself was ok for the first few seasons but became very stale with the same jokes repeated ad nauseum. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 11, 2013, 3:24 pm

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
Awesome show! At first I didn't like the addition of the new girls, Amy and Benadette, but now love them and think they add an incredible dimension to the main characters. I loath Lucy and for Raj's sake, I hope she is gone for good. The boys still remain boys, although they must all be around 40, and will apparently never grow up, good for them. This show is remarkable for a few things, reviving the career of the very funny Johnny Galecki, launching Kaley Cuoco into the stratosphere, and the discovery of one of the most talented comedic actors of our time, Jim Parsons. Will Wheaton as the recurring nemesis to Sheldon is hilarious and proves Will is not above poking fun at himself AND Wesley Crusher. BTW, to the person who hates the laugh track, the show does not use one! It is filmed before a live audience and the laughs you hear are genuine. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 11, 2013, 10:14 am

Still Standing - TV Shows
I loved this show, Mark Addy and Jami Gertz were perfect as aging pot head party animals stuck in the 80's. The kids were good too, especially Taylor Ball as Brian (the adorable Bri-Bri). He was great as the quirky teen that everyone knew was gay except him. The show did have a couple of flaws: Mark Addy's midwestern American accent was uneven and you could hear the Brit slip through quite often; and their very large, very nice and very expensive house! Good Lord, the man was a toilet salesmen and the wife was a part time dental hygenist. Yet they had this really nice house. One episode even involved a multi-millionaire brewery heir moviing in next door. Exactly how much money do people pay for toilets in Chicago? -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 11, 2013, 10:00 am

Terra Nova - TV Shows
This show did what a lot of sci-fi shows, books, and movies do: insult their audience! The producers seem to think sci-fi means incredible CGI and action extravaganza, devoid of any meangingful plot, science, or humanity. My main obejctions: Stupid Premise: What is the physics behind this, exactly? Stereotyped Characters: Strong man, devious woman, strong woman, devious man, and cute children. Awful Writing: May as well not had any dialogue at all. This is an actual quote, I wrote it down. Commander Taylor: "Hmm. Hmmm. I don't know. Hmmmm. Maybe." Just because Spielberg was greedy enough to put his name on this thing does not make it great entertainment. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 11, 2013, 9:44 am

Blackadder - TV Shows
Brillliant show! And that comes from someone who generally does not like Rowan Atkinson (I hate Mr. Bean). In these shows he was very funny and lead a spectacular cast of awesome British actors: Brian Blessed, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Tim McInnery, Miranda Richardson, and the incredible Tony Robinson as Baldric! My favorite series was Blackadder the Third which featured Hugh Laurie as the insanely funny, simpering dandy Prince Regent. Who knew Dr. House could be so funny? For me, Blackadder Goes Forth was pretty bad, I don't know if it was the fact it was a comedy set in the middle of the bloodiest war ever fought on this planet (bad taste, guys!) or just that the whole concept was getting old. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 11, 2013, 9:27 am

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - TV Shows
First of all, I love Penn and Teller, as magicians, not as social commentators. Two things really killed this show for me. 1: Showtime's insane scheduling so you never knew when it was on, and 2: Penn Gillete's increasingly unfunny and untrue right-wing political attacks. The earlier shows were good, funny and they did debunk some things that needed debunking. The later shows (when you could actually find them) were full of Penn's personal bias and Republican BS. When he started saying climate change was a hoax and NASA didn't do half of what they claim (he didn't come right out and say the lunar landings were hoaxes but he implied it) I quit watching. If they go back to doing their great, funny, and weird magic specials I will definiteky watch. In the meantime, Bullshit! is Bullshit! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 11, 2013, 9:12 am

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
OMG how long are they going to keep this dead horse on the air? I just read that Angus T. Jones is NOT a regular for next season despite reports to the contrary. So of the original characters they have exactly two left: Alan and Berta. Gone already or not coming back: Charlie, Evelyn, Jake, Judith, Herb, Rose, Gordon, and Dr. Freeman (Jane Lynch). The show was funny when Jake was small but started smelling when he reached his teens. I say about 5 seasons would have been a perfect run for this show, which would have delighted most producers but not Chuckles Lorre! He will milk a show until it has exactly zero appeal and more people hate it than like it, which seems to be the case here. I tried to watch a few of the Ashton Kutcher episodes but when they started doing song and dance numbers I swore off this show forever! Angus, buddy you did the right thing and got the hell out! -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on July 11, 2013, 9:02 am

Jersey Shore - TV Shows
Fun fact: When this show was still airing, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie refused to give the show's executives and producers any tax breaks (source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/nyregion/christie-blocks-tax-credit-for-jersey-shore.html?_r=0). Can't blame him for it. Heck, if I was the Governor of New Jersey, I would have raised the taxes for everyone involved in the show as a punishment. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 11, 2013, 4:36 am

Martha Speaks - TV Shows
I never thought of that! Interestingly, in one episode, she ate Polish alphabet soup and started speaking Polish. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 6, 2013, 4:07 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
The episode in which Peter was made into a retard was "Petarded". Like The Simpsons and Spongebob Squarepants, Family Guy is also guilty of using the "make the idiot dumber with every season" schtick. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 6, 2013, 4:03 pm

Ren and Stimpy - TV Shows
Agreed with the Adult Party shows. It showed that, while John K was a smart guy, he needed a governor (in this case, Nickelodeon). -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 6, 2013, 11:36 am

Pokemon - TV Shows
I stopped watching this show during the Johto episodes, when I think it got officially bad. I've only seen a peek of the Hoenn episodes and that's it. I have not seen the Diamond/Pearl series nor the Black/White, but here's my two cents.... It's sorta clear they ran out of ideas for this show early on, they perhaps should have had a bit more structure than Ash, his Pokemon and cohorts of the week defeating the bad guys, dealing with random Pokemon and winning badges///. Maybe that was too hard? Don't know. The first couple episodes of this show were good, for instance, there was Ash's struggles in becoming a Pokemon trainer. There were adventures in obtaining each badge. (Though he never "earned" a couple of them in a legal match) He had to earn a couple of his Pokemon's trust and obedience, like Pikachu and Charizard. Later, he just started catching Pokemon that instantly trusted him further down the line. About halfway through the first season of this show, they made Ash needlessly dumb. He started releasing all his good Pokes' left and right. Haunter, Primeape, Pidgeotto, Butterfree... And the "Ned Flanderization" of not only Ash, but everyone else hurt. Ash went from a slightly cocky headstrong character who was slightly ditzy to just becoming a generic, "plain ol' nice guy Gary Stu" character. Brock's serious, wise, stoic, strategist persona was thrown out and his skirt-chasing tendencies became dominant. Misty went from being a hot head who had hidden feelings for Ash to the "generic girl" character. (I think that was when she captured Togapi). Team Rocket were comedic, but were able to be taken seriously (the flashback episodes about their histories). Later, they just became a duo of bumbling clowns who couldn't catch a cold, with an annoying talking Neko cat (forgot that Pokemon's name. It's been a few years since I've played Pokemon, and eons since I've watched the "anime") in tow. The "cool" characters (Gary (Yes, he was an a-hole, but he had a convertible limo, CHEERLEADERS, and IIRC some serious hardcore Pokemon Ash could never catch, if he did, he'd probably just release them foolishly. I actually thought Gary was cooler that Ash), Giovanni, etc.) were forgotten about or written out of the show. The Orange episodes weren't that memorable. I remember Brock left and they put in some artsy dude or a photographer or something... I dunno... These episodes basically just felt like "Kanto at Sea" to me. They started relying on the same old plot formula and devices for these episodes, which only got worse in Johto. (Ash and Co. find trainer/Pokemon with issue, they resolve it, Team Rocket is thwarted, Ash looses at the Pokemon League. The End). The last episode I watched was about Ash going to the Hoenn region and meeting the default girl character from R/S/E and her nerdy brother. Brock and Misty were both gone, but I didn't MISS them. But it was the same old plot formula from Orange Isles and Johto even then. The interesting new Team Aqua and Magma had to take a backseat crap for the ever obnoxious Rockets. (Why didn't Ash just buy a gun, lure Team Rocket into the middle of the woods miles from anything and.... well, you get the idea...) Ash and Pikachu had no chemistry anymore. Pika only existed to defeat TR in EVERY episode and win a couple fights for Ash. Ash released his Charizard that he'd finally trained after months or years(?)of busting his ass and a Larvitar (WTF!?!? He could've had a Tyranitar at some point!) at this point, and boxed all of "the Pokemon he only uses for the league and that's it (Muck, Taurus... Other Pokemon they couldn't sell to little children I guess?)"... This show was dead by then and I gave up. Or has it gotten better since then? The Pokemon games and cards ever since Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal were always classics. Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald did NOT ruin Pokemon as so many people think. It was actually quite good. All those games still hold up to this day. And from the kids I talk to, the "newer" Pokemon games are getting even better, more complex and detailed with Black, White and those new ones that are coming out later this year. Pokemon ABC or XYZ or something...? -- Submitted By: () on July 5, 2013, 11:49 pm

Drake & Josh - TV Shows
I liked this show back then (and still do now), and one additional thing that I like now is that its stars, Drake Bell and Josh Peck, grew up and not only are they still in movies and TV shows, but so far, they haven't (for lack of a better word) gone insane, something that can't be said about Amanda Bynes. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 5, 2013, 10:46 pm

Boy Meets World - TV Shows
I've watched a lot of sitcoms from beginning to end, and they all have minor continuity errors. Though, the goods ones' errors are minor enough to be forgettable... To say this show has continuity errors is to start from the faulty premise that it has a continuity to begin with. Every episode retconned the characters' past into what was convenient in the moment. The only difference between the continuity of this show and shows like SNL and Drawn Together is that the others didn't pretend to have a continuity. This one does. And that is where it fails. -- Submitted By: (TheCeej) on July 5, 2013, 1:33 pm

Six Million Dollar Man - TV Shows
I had forgotten about Jamie dying; but it doesn't surprise me. After all; any gal romantically associated with a Barkley or Cartwright would be dead at the end of that episode. Back to the show; the one episode that sticks out is one where Steve is helping a beautiful female psychic escape thru the jungle. She is wearing bleach white slacks; falls into quick sand; is rescued by Steve and in the next shot her slacks are back to bleach white. All ends happily as Steve states that he has a "vision" of her going out with him that night. My vote for Boning is the Big Foot episodes. And don't get me going on the subsequent Bionic TV movies. -- Submitted By: (Pete) on July 5, 2013, 12:08 pm

Ren and Stimpy - TV Shows
God, this show was nasty and gave me serious nightmares when I snuck it during the tail-end of the series' original run back in the late 90's on Nickelodeon... After re-watching it some years later, it held up... They pulled it off, somehow, despite all the nastiness. Maybe it was the seriously dark humor and adult jokes they snuck in at times? Like the episodes where Stimpy clones Ren and Ren's "evil" clone tries to take over the world after ruining everyone's lives? "Hermit Ren"? Or that one where Stimpy meets Ren's cousin from Sweden and they destroy Ren's home, the latter literally threatening to kill them afterwards? Maybe it was because it proved Ren and Stimpy proved it could have emotional, serious episodes? Like the episode with Stimpy's "Son", his own fart, or the episode where Stimpy become addicted to TV and has real-life withdrawal symptoms when Ren takes it away? And the one were Stimpy questions his morality being on his final life out of 9. The later episodes made by Nickelodeon after John K. departed did not have the same magic that the originals had, but there were a couple good episodes, I just mentioned a few in that bundle of examples above along with some Spumco gems. I don't know. This obviously wasn't meant to be a kids' show, though. John K. should have waited a few years and pitched it to Comedy Central or Adult Swim on Cartoon Network or something. Then again, those "Adult Party Cartoon" episodes he made in the 00's were WAY too nasty for my taste, had no plot, and lacked that mysterious "cleverness" I can't put my finger on the original episodes had. They was just toilet humor... And that was it. I mean, for example, South Park is obnoxious, but it makes up for it by making fun of many aspects of society oh-so-gloriously and cleverly. -- Submitted By: (Crewman) on July 3, 2013, 2:50 am

Teletubbies - TV Shows
This show never taught me anything, in fact when I was 5 in 1998, I found it quite boring watching these headache-inducing monsters roll around aimlessly in the countryside jingling their rear ends, giggling, touting jibberish, and then forcing me to watch the same video two times in a row...Did they think little children were all stupid or something? ... *Sigh* ... When I didn't change the station or found something else to due that watch the tube, I eagerly awaited watching Fred Rogers, Shari Lewis, Levar Burton, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Cookie Monster and Chris and Martin Kratt after this swill. They would be my great, thought and curiosity provoking, educational reward for enduring the boring, mind-numbing wreck that was the Teletubbies. I sometimes even awaited Barney the Dinosaur coming on! Honestly, who even cares if the purple 'Tubby was gay? No life lessons, no basic math skills or English/foreign language skills, no cultural or basic science stuff, no socializing skills... Just bright, flashy colors, nonsense, jibberish, over surrealism and a non-existent plot. Today I can't tell if this was a show intended for toddlers or one cleverly passed off as a kid's show that was actually a program for stoners. Well, at least they were cute, right? Boned day one, definitely. -- Submitted By: (Crewman) on July 3, 2013, 2:31 am

Ed, Edd N Eddy - TV Shows
I was torn between Ed, Edd and Eddy. The animation was poor, but somewhat forgivable, the voice acting wasn't much better, and I found a lot of the characters in this series to have annoying personalities, such as Kevin, Eddy, Sarah and Jimmy. But it had it's moments, such as the extreme use of exaggerated cartoon physics for humorous effect and there were some clever one liners and some hidden adult jokes (The Kanker Sisters seemed to be one living risque jest, strictly for the teen and adult viewers). I found Edd (Double Dee) to actually be quite an enjoyable, relatable character, save for despite him being so smart he always went along with Eddy's schemes. Rolf and Ed were the most comedic. Normally I don't care for dumb characters like Ed, but he and Rolf's "interesting" and "random" dialogue seemed to be hilarious for some reason, along with Rolf's mysterious customs from his culture that we never see. And again, I liked seeing Ed break the laws of physics regularly. Also, the movie finale was surprising serious for this show and I actually liked it. Not the best show, but it had a good handful of memorable moments. -- Submitted By: (Crewman) on July 3, 2013, 1:47 am

King of the Hill - TV Shows
King of the Hill was an interesting series. It was an animated show that eventually juggled humor, drama and suspense quite well, dare I say even better than The Simpsons, Futurama, and certainly better the Seth Macfarlene series'. Yes, Hank is awkward, Bobby is even more awkward, Peggy is rude and an egomaniac, Luanne is a ditz, Khan is rude, Cotton is a bully and a total a-hole, Dale is mentally unstable/insane, Bill is depressive, and Boomhauer is the ladies man who despite that, it seems he can never get the girl in the end, despite being laid back and passionate. (Though I think there was a episode explaining he never takes his relationships seriously, or he just can't find the right gal, wasn't there?) But I found all these characters funny to some extent despite their faults, most of which are easy to relate to and makes them human. I thought Peggy having her over-inflated ego popped every once in a while was funny, Hank's intolerance of Bobby's beliefs and teenage "experimenting" with fads, music, and so on, and Dale being so paranoid that he barely opens the door to the pizza man, however he's surprisingly ignorant to the fact his wife has been cheating on him for years with John Redcorn and conceived a illegitimate son, Joseph, whom Dale swears shares his blood and spoils him rotten just to name a few. There were some odd episodes I hated. For example, there was that several part story arc with Peggy's skydiving accident. Despite the character development she and Cotton got, it was unbelievable. I think this show started to slip when Luanne married Lucky. I didn't hate his character, but he was somewhat annoying at times. He just seemed like some bum who screwed the system to get every penny he owned. Lucky was wise at times, he also seemed to be a loving husband do Luanne, but it wasn't enough to save him. When Cotton passed it only sunk deeper (I hated his character, but he did give some pretty good comic relief), but continued to be a decent quality show. -- Submitted By: () on July 3, 2013, 1:27 am

Family Guy - TV Shows
The first couple episodes of this show weren't bad, but once the show was revived, this show took a turn for the worst. They still do have some clever jokes, but Family Guy has dropped in quality. Peter was made mentally retarded (IIRC they even did an episode about it), so they have of course used this to make him the typical nuisance/danger to everyone around him, including himself. Stewie was changed from a genius to some kind of homosexual stereotype or something (I can't tell). Brian is now just there for the political humor. Meg only exists to be the butt of jokes and to be bullied which isn't funny. Characters like Cleveland were written out, which sucks. And some of the jokes and pacing of this show are terribly boring. Some jokes are recycled, while some cutaway/flashback jokes seem to drag on forever. The potty humor does not save this show, either.... Another show that was resurrected from cancellation and became a shell of it's former self. Beavis and Butthead and Futurama pulled off their revival series successfully and I don't know how. But as for Family Guy, remote, please. -- Submitted By: (Crewman) on July 3, 2013, 1:01 am

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

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