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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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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

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
Why oh why won't CBS just finally put this dying dog to rest? It's never been that funny, but it's really not funny anymore. Two main characters are gone after this season and it's just showing it's age. Does Jon Cryer need a pay check that badly? -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 29, 2013, 12:15 pm

Boondocks, The - TV Shows
The Boondocks has some epic moments but suffers from recuring lameness probably due to the FCC. I've got to go with reason 4: Wayyyyyy to P.C. Even if that was meant as a joke, it is still very PC for a show trying to be super edgy. If you are going to show racism, show racism. If you are going to show violence, show violence. If your going to tell a mean joke, tell a mean joke. They do all this once in a while but not often enough to make the show watchable. Huey, Riley and Grandad are barely cognizant of the fact that they are very light skinned and wealthy. Their experience is nowhere close to the desperate scrape of the lower classes that they identify with. Ruckus is comic relief but crawls on his belly too much in the presence of white people. Tom is way to square, even for a laywer. Overall, the characters are too much formula and not enough development. The concept of the show has high potential but is unlikely to reach it because its contract would get revoked for some or all of the following: -Joking about corrupt Jews running most of the world media and banking systems. Using that control to pit the other races against each other and uncorrupted Jews. White or Eastern European Jews being racist to Black Jews; etc. (This is a racist show based on stereotypes. But you just can't make some jokes in the mainstream media can you?) -Joking about White people who like Black people but only in small doses or at a "safe" distance. (Any of the White neighbors plus Tom and his wife Sara could seemlessly fit into such a plot line. So could the Freeman's.) -Interracial violence as a complex story line (Graphic depictions of criminal behavior by Blacks, Whites and Hispanics; innocent people being tormented by once innocent victims of racist abuse who have, after long years of said abuse, turned into racist vigilantes. Show Whites, Blacks and Hispanics as recipients as well as perpatrators.) -Rich people of all colors exploiting cheap immigrant labor while pretending to be "making the world a better place" and saying "I'm not a racist. See I'm giving poor immigrants a chance at a better life." Then show uber rich Mexicans and US Americans laughing it up about how much money they make off that scam. (I believe they touched a bit on this subject in one episode.) I get the feeling that the writers of the show both know how to tell and want to tell these kinds of stories. For some reason they do not and the show suffers greatly for it. It seems like someone who controls what gets watched won't let them. -- Submitted By: () on April 28, 2013, 9:30 pm

Monty Python's Flying Circus - TV Shows
Hill was way more hilarious than Python ever was. TV stations like WLVI TV Channel 56 in Cambridge, Mass. advertised The Benny Hill Show as funnier than Monty Python's Flying Circus (and mind you the station was airing both shows!). This fact has been on youtube for years. I'd say Python boned from the beginning as it was indeed far less funny than what it was supposed to be all along (it was supposed to be like Hill's show as that Hillish-skit proved). -- Submitted By: (ComedyMan) on April 28, 2013, 11:27 am

SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
Then again, this is Nickelodeon we are talking about. Take something that has become super-popular, hijack it, and milk it. Sometimes, it's near instantaneous (see Ren & Stimpy), sometimes, it might take a few years (Rugrats). It's a stupid fun show to watch when nothing else is on, but yeah, the earlier stuff is MUCH easier to watch. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 28, 2013, 12:51 am

Two and a Half Men - TV Shows
Angus T. Jones, who plays the kid/young adult, has announced that he is leaving the show, at least as a regular. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 27, 2013, 4:50 pm

Transformers, The - TV Shows
There was a certain arrogance and stupidity in 1980s corporate America like New Coke and renaming Jack in the Box to Monterey Jack's that blew up in the suits' faces. And then there was Hasbro and Transformers The Movie and how Optimus Prime was sacrificed at the altar of corporate greed. You see, by this point many Transformer toys had been on the shelf for two years and Hasbro thought it was time to discontinue these products and plug the newer toys. So some moron decides, "Hey, since we aren't selling these toys anymore, let's just callously kill off all those characters in The Movie and have the new toys, I mean characters take their place." They actually thought kids were stupid sheep that would blindly accept this scenario. Of course, the opposite happened. Kids were traumatized by seeing their favorite characters that they had been following for over two years die like that and nobody was buying the newer (and inferior, by the way) toys. So Hasbro panics and about six months later Optimus Prime was resurrected. But it was too late; the Transformers boom was over. They should have just left well enough alone instead of trying to "shake things up". -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 26, 2013, 11:07 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) - TV Shows
This show was actually better than the original cartoon and skewed a lot closer to the awesome comic book that started it all. I guess they ran out of ideas (and comics to adapt) because some moron had the idea to send the Turtles into the future and thus Fast Forward was born. I only watched an episode or two and I was done with this show. I did come back for Turtles Forever, which was a lot of fun despite the 1987 Turtles being recast. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 26, 2013, 10:48 pm

SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
The "After the movie" reason mentions about how "Derek Drymon was forced to keep it going," but I think Paul Tibbitt should get just as much blame (if not more), since he became the showrunner after the the movie, and, if I'm not mistaken, became executive producer in 2007. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 26, 2013, 1:08 am

Happy Days - TV Shows
I've been watching these on TV recently and have to agree with that the show really started to suck at season 3. The switch to the live studio audience was certainly annoying, and many of the 3rd-string characters just vanished without explanation, like Chuck and the waitresses at Arnold's. The shift of focus to The Fonz began here. Almost every episode was about Fonzie having to do something out of his comfort zone, but succeeding and proclaiming new experience "cool". The Fonz got watered down and preachy. "Wearing glasses is cool!" etc. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 24, 2013, 6:52 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
Potise singing is the indicator of the decline. An actor trying to use the show's popularity to start a recording career. He forgot one thing - HE CAN'T SING!!! -- Submitted By: (davev) on April 24, 2013, 6:01 pm

M*A*S*H - TV Shows
Definitely the preachinesss. We understand that war is horrible but shoving it down our throats every second just became unbearable. My guide to whether to watch an episode is if Larry Linville is in the opening credits. Post-Frank Burns shows are after the jump. -- Submitted By: (davev) on April 24, 2013, 5:54 pm

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
They added girlfriends (Amy & Bernadette) and changed the show into a romcom to attract female viewers. It's worked in the ratings but it's not a unique show anymore. It's become "Friends". -- Submitted By: (davev) on April 24, 2013, 5:44 pm

Little House on the Prairie - TV Shows
Yeah, the rape episode is kinda creepy......and they made it a two-parter no less. I saw the first part when it was first run but to this day have never seen the second. If it wasn't for google, I probably still wouldn't know who the rapist was, or his fate. I also don't like how his identity wasn't revealed until after he was shot dead.....so we don't get to see him confronted, arrested, tried or hanged......just bang bang and it's over. Nice and neat and tidy as this series so often was. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on April 24, 2013, 2:28 pm

Electric Company, The - TV Shows
It was great! It was fun! and by the way, you learned an awful lot. I remember watching this show back when I was 13, 14 or 15 and I was so glad that because it came on PBS, the fun was NEVER interrupted by commercials. -- Submitted By: (cleverfun3000) on April 22, 2013, 8:45 pm

Odd Couple, The (TV series) - TV Shows
Boned??NEVER! This show is a total CLASSIC!! I have all 5 seasons on DVD & still enjoy watching the episodes. There's a slogan down here for certain pharmacy being "happy & healthy" (I always add to myself "..and bursting with love!" If you watch this show you probably get what I mean) -- Submitted By: (Katzi428) on April 16, 2013, 8:07 pm

Friends - TV Shows
Most overrated show in the history of television. Had it not been in the powerhouse that was "Must See TV Thrusdays" that NBC had in the 90's, I would think people would not have given it the time or day in their TV watching schedules. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 16, 2013, 1:14 pm

Dallas (2012 TV Series) - TV Shows
I have to say, I'm impressed with the 2.0 version. Even with the passing of it's main character, J.R., this show has held it's own. Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray are keeping it familiar and grounded enough for the original fans but the younger "offspring" are doing a fine job, too along with the storylines. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on April 16, 2013, 9:19 am

At the Movies - TV Shows
RIP Siskel & Ebert. Sometimes you guys really made me mad when I was a kid and you trashed movies I liked, but I learned I lot from you guys and I started to agree with you a lot more when I got older. You two were always entertaining and none of your imitators came close to your greatness. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 14, 2013, 5:32 pm

Friends - TV Shows
It usually wasn't political. It usually wasn't funny either. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 13, 2013, 9:39 am

Friends - TV Shows
I never saw any political commentary on this show. I never saw any big FU to conservatives either. I wonder what the posters below were talking about. -- Submitted By: (wilddrawfour2) on April 12, 2013, 6:27 pm

Dr. Phil - TV Shows
Dr. Phil is a MONSTROUS douche rivalled only by Dog the Bounty Hunter or his patron, Oprah! His stuff is basically tough love, straight talk, but he gets emotionally abusive! Again, a monstrous douche! But, then again, how could anybody derived from Oprah not be? -- Submitted By: (Arkady) on April 11, 2013, 4:32 pm

2 Broke Girls - TV Shows
The show boned the fish during the episode where they had the temp office jobs and Kat sabotaged Caroline's chances of having a well paying, executive, job (that could have helped the cupcake business). -- Submitted By: (magdac) on April 11, 2013, 9:33 am

Joanie Loves Chachi - TV Shows
I think people were already so burned out on Happy Days this show, which frankly was built around a couple of Happy Days second bananas, was doomed for the fillet knife before it hit the cutting board. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 8, 2013, 10:02 am

Eric Andre Show, The - TV Shows
Caught a few episodes of this show. Had someone given a couple of video cameras, a studio space and a modest budget to my friend Alvin and I back when were were in high school, The Eric Andre Show would be EXACTLY the type of show we would have produced. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 8, 2013, 9:53 am

Golden Girls, The - TV Shows
Did anyone ever notice that we never saw Charlie (Rose's husband)? We've seen Blanche's husband George 9n one flashback ,Sal (Sophia's husband ) comes to her in several flashbacks . Stan (Dorothy's ex) is still alive , is still alive so we still see him around . Also does anyone besides me get annoyed with Rose looking stupid with the St. Olaf recipes & St. Olaf stories. (Yes I realize it's only TV but it's annoying!) -- Submitted By: (Katzi428) on April 7, 2013, 1:50 pm

Smurfs, The - TV Shows
They added too many new characters in, and not just with the smurfs, did Gargamel really need a annoying apprentice Scruple when he always had his cat Azrael to say his thoughts too? -- Submitted By: (Steakrich) on April 6, 2013, 2:59 pm

Star Trek: Voyager - TV Shows
As a Star Trek fan at the time, I watched the premiere. I assumed it was going to be an interesting new spin off like DS9 had been - my favorite of the Trek series. But I knew things weren't going to be good when in the first episode introduced a 'Lost in Space' concept to the series. It got worse as the show went on; it devolved into a lame set of 'wouldn't it be cool if_________' situations that seem to come straight from bad Star Trek fan fiction. -- Submitted By: (Scots) on April 5, 2013, 7:00 am

Flipper - TV Shows
I thought Ranger Ricks had an unnaturally close relationship with his sons, who generally ran around in nothing more than skimpy swim suits even in the winter. I know it's set in South Florida, but jeez, it does get chilly enough to put on some pants occassionally. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 3:53 pm

Weeds - TV Shows
Jumped the bone totally when the boys went to Amsterdam and came back to live in New York. Shane went from a sweet and very weird kid to a full blown sociopath and Silas went from a very smart teen to a dumb as dirt 20-something. The final season was a total joke, I hated it. Should have stopped after they burned down Agrestic. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 3:49 pm

Leave It To Beaver - TV Shows
Classic example of a show staying on the air far too long. Wally and The Beav morphed into ugly apes after several seasons. They went from adorable children to smart-alecky teens with acne and in Wally's case, either thyroid or steroid problems. Honestly, he went from a skinny kid to a hulk sized freak in just a couple of years. My grandmom swears she never vacuumed in high heels and a pearl necklace and my grandad said he never lounged around after work with a tie and sweater, just his boxers and a cold Bud! So much for early 60's reality. I did get a kick out of one show I saw, June lugged in several very large bags of groceries and handed the cash register tape to Ward, it was about three feet long. June and the boys unpacked and you could see a whole ham, steaks, ground beef, all sortas of yummy food including what looked like a ten pound wheel of cheddar and gallons of ice cream. Ward shrieks, "6 dollars and 75 cents! I'm not made of money, you know, June!" I wonder what their mortage payment was on the big olf two story house, $25? -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 3:39 pm

Waltons, The - TV Shows
I always found this show unrealistically sweet. I mean seven kids, two parents and two grandparents all crammed into the same house in the middle of the depression and they never actually fought with each other. I don't mean the ocassional "I'm mad at Mary Ellen for tattling," I mean the inescapable bloody fist fights that would have erupted with all those peeps under the same roof competing for food and the bathroom! I would have loved to have seen the episode where the younger boys gang up and beat the snot out of John Boy, strip him naked and toss him into the girls locker room at school. That's how real brothers would act under all that pressure. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 3:22 pm

Freaks and Geeks - TV Shows
James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jason Segal, Linda Cardellini and John Francis Dailey, wow! Like most people I discovered this gem of a TV show long after it had been cancelled and was furious it only had 24 episodes. Then I started to think what a classic it has become, it died young and left a good looking corpse. It would have been sad to see the older kids go off on their seperate ways and the younger ones turn into obnoxious post-pubescent creeps. It was funny sometimes and sad sometimes but most of all it was a very realistic look at a lost generation. My favorite episode was when Sam (a very young John Francis Dailey) should up at school wearing a very effeminate, very tight fitting, jewel bedazzled, bright blue jump suit. All the other kids were having too much fun laughing behind his back to tell him he looked like a disco queen, emphasis on queen. His favorite teacher took him aside and gently told him the truth and gave him a pass to go home and change. It started out as a funny situation but ended up with Sam being devastated but grateful to hear the truth. It made me remember my early teens when I thought a gallon of cologne and a way too tight OP tee shirt made me a babe magnet. I was also grateful when an older male wised me up. Seriously, if you don't know this show, watch it. IFC plays it frequently and its avaialble for download and streaming on some sites. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 3:05 pm

Dream On - TV Shows
This was a real charmer of a show and was basically about a divorced single dad trying to stay afloat financially and enjoy life a little but most importantly raise his teenage son. Brian Benben was the dad, Martin, and Chris Demetral was his son, Jeremy, who was 14 in the first season. This was no Courtship of Eddie's father with sickly sweet stories, it showed two very lifelike characters who screamed at each other often, exchanged "I hate you" verbal assaults and contemplated going their seperate ways BUT they loved each other and it really showed. The writing was top notch and the actors were brilliant. My favorite scene was from season one when Martin and his friend decide to smoke a little pot before the son came home. They lost track of time and 14-year old Jeremy walks in, sniffs the air and says, "It smells like school in here." That's good stuff. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 2:45 pm

Malcolm in the Middle - TV Shows
Linwood Boomer created a brilliant show and it totally rocked for the first two seasons. It was very inventive, funny, weird, and never used a laugh track. It got very bad in its final two seasons and pretty stale well before that. The result was a pathetic mess and VERY unlikable characters. Malcolm went from funny, charming and sweet to mean, hateful and arrogant. Reese went from a clever, prank playing, high spirited boy to an obnoxious, morose idiot that you wanted to beat with a bat. Dewey went from sweet and weird to creepy and weird, Lois went from controlling but effective mom to a looney-toons psycho parent and Hal went from proud dad to a broken, blubbering mess. And then they committed the cardinal sin of boning, they had a new baby! OMG! I recently caught some of the early shows on IFC (of all palces) and was reminded how brilliant it was in the beginning. They should have pulled the plag after season two and let it take its place among the TV legends. Instead, it muddled on through 5 more pianful seasons and will be remembered as nothing more than a sitcom that hung around too long and lost its way. not to mention its audience. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 2:30 pm

Star Trek TNG - TV Shows
Two things made this show ridiculous: Wesley Crusher (come on, a 14-year old "acting eneign" allowed to take the helm) and the inclusion of familes and children on the flagship of Star Fleet. How many battles did they get into with thousands of civilains and children onboard? I know they had the ability to seperate the saucer section but they rarely bothered to do it after the first season. Besides, even if they seperated, what if the saucer section goes into battle and gets destroyed, then what? You have thousands of civilians and children helpless in deep space with the bad guys ready to pounce. Add in the ridiculous holodeck storylines and Patrick Stewart's idiotic Shakespearean posing and you have a real mess, beats me how it stayed on the air for so long. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 2:13 pm

Frank's Place - TV Shows
This was one of the best shows ever on TV, ever! It was technically a sit-com but did not use a laugh track, which was very cutting edge for the day. The humor was always good natured and never mean-spirited. Several episodes were very serious and dealt with suicide in the black community, poverty, drug, alcohol, and drug addiction, and all forms of racial prejudice. Even the serious episodes made you laugh at times because of the great writing and the humanity of the characters. I have read for years that copyright issues with the show's music have kept it from being released on DVD or on Netflix or HULU, thtat's a real shame. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 9:44 am

Degrassi Junior High - TV Shows
I was the same age as these characters when the show was on the air in the late 80's. I loved it for the realistic portryal of teens. They never had frivolous plots and showed my generation like we were, serious about life and dealing with a lot of very grown-up problems. One episode had Wheels running away and getting picked up by a pervert who tried to molest him. Another story line involved pregnancy and abortion. The problems of gay students, poor students, abused students were all told very realistically. I was very disappointed with Degrassi TNG. Although they feature some of the same characters all grown-up, the writing isn't the same quality and the kids are portrayed as 2-dimensional dim-witts, not real people. I think the original Degrassi and its short-lived companion series, Fifteen, were the basis for the excellent BBC series, Skins (the US version was horrible). This show never boned or jumped and I wish teens today had a similar series that depicts them as human beings. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on April 4, 2013, 9:37 am

Good Day LA - TV Shows
Jillian used to be this kookie iJustine like breath of sunshine. but right around 2000 when all the rest of the Fox News shows made their switch, this show tanked. They drank the Kool Aid and switched to Republican Dogma. Utterly useless after that. -- Submitted By: (Tedward) on April 4, 2013, 7:46 am

Sports Night - TV Shows
Great show, one of my all-time favorites. Only problem was that it didn't last 12 more seasons. And the laugh track was taken out. -- Submitted By: (Tedward) on April 4, 2013, 7:43 am

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