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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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Charlie Brown Specials - TV Shows
The early ones are great. But they went to the well far too many times. There really is an "It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown" special. But the original Christmas special will always be a timeless classic. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 7:28 am

ER - TV Shows
When the cranky doctor lost his arm via helicopter at the beginning of the season, then at the end of the seasonanother helicopter came back to finish the job, I knew it was all over. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 7:24 am

WCW Monday Nitro - TV Shows
Just to clarify, while Sting won the title, it was vacated days later, making Sting's win a non-event. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 7:11 am

WCW Monday Nitro - TV Shows
While the actual event didn't happen on Nitro, the leadup events did... they had built up Sting's revenge on the NWO for an agonizing 18 months and poised him to finally take down Hogan at Starrcade 1997. But presumably to give new acquisition Bret Hart something to do, and thumb their nose at the WWF once again, they had Sting fail to capitalize on his title shot. Which left all of us slavering WCW/NWO fans who were chomping at the bit to see Sting finally get the best of Hogan with a bitter taste in our mouths. You build up a storyline for the better part of two years just to throw it out the window? The beginning of the end for WCW. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 7:10 am

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
The Simpsons were great in the early days - everyone can agree with that. A major factor was that while few topics taboo, controversial viewpoints and storylines were treated with an even hand. Not so any longer. After 2003 or so, the writers (perhaps sensing The Simpsons no longer having the cultural cache it once did), decided it was open season on conservatives. Any attempts at portraying a balanced view of story topics were thrown out the window. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 6:54 am

Growing Pains - TV Shows
Hmmm... two rather snarky comments towards Cameron's faith. Maybe someone could provide evidence that Kirk was trying to influence the scripts or push the show in a different direction? It was always a fairly wholesome show ("Boner" nonwithstanding), I don't recall any drastic shift in the tone. Yeah, Mike went from being a good hearted but self-absorbed kid to a responsible adult, but isn't that how most decent people with loving parents eventually end up? -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 6:43 am

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
For me the series died between seasons 5 and 6. Yes there was a dropoff in quality each season after the third, but 4 and 5 were still highly enjoyable. Elements like Adriana's death, the return and demise of Feech, even the plot with Tony B. at least reminded you of why the series was great. By season 6 everyone was just showing up to do some Sopranos. Instead of doing something new and interesting, like perhaps Tony actually being brought to justice, they just made 20 episodes of forgettable quasi-drama where nothing really happened, they just figured if they had the establish characters walking around the familiar sets, speaking in their charming drawls, and threw in a mob hit every other episode, it would satisfy the masses. And for some reason Vito ran off and had a gay affair. Vito's affair is kind of a poster moment for when this show died... yes it chewed scenery and provided some fratboy giggles, but what on earth was the point? How did it add anything meaningful to the story of Tony Soprano and his family? But that was the problem with everything after season 5. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on November 4, 2009, 6:43 am

Futurama - TV Shows
The second DVD movie "The Beast with a Billion Backs" was definitely the low point of the series. I think the big misstep with the straight-to-DVD movies was that they were created in a way that they could later be split into 22 minute episodes, which led to some pretty jarring shifts and uneven plots. Hopefully with the upcoming season of "normal" episodes Cohen and Groening can get back to what they do best. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 6:33 am

Whitesnake - Music Groups
While I voted for "Slip of the Tongue"/Steve Vai, it wouldn't have mattered if Coverdale kept John Sykes or never left the heavy blues vein of the Marsden/Moody days. Whitesnake would have been equally dead come the advent of Grunge. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 6:28 am

Madonna - Music Groups
She boned the fish when her music took the backseat to marketing the Madonna brand. Wait... she's been doing that since day one. Never mind. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 6:25 am

Dixie Chicks - Music Groups
I don't think the issue was so much criticizing the president, it's the fact that they didn't have the guts to do it in the US where they knew their core audience were largely Bush supporters. They took the cowardly way out and did it overseas where they knew the audience wouldn't stand up en masse and leave then and there. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 6:22 am

Numb3rs - TV Shows
It pains me to write this, but at the moment, Numb3rs is really on the fast track of boning. If the actual Season doesn't get any better FAST I am out of there. It was bad enough when in the last season Megan and Mildred suddenly vanished...I had hoped that at least Diana Farr (Yes, I liked her character!) would return after a baby break, but nooooo, instead we get to see more and more of this annoying Nikki - I really hate this character! But characters aside, the actual season bones plotwise in nearly every episode. First Larry is going...again! This used to be an interesting character, but I am really getting tired hearing him whining about his place in the world...one season with this crap was enough, I really didn't need a repetition of this drivel. And now...when became Numb3rs a mix of overhyped urban legends and x-Files? The last episode with the Ufos and the strange Goverment agent was simply painful to watch. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on November 4, 2009, 4:49 am

Republican Party - Random Topics
"Bmovies, if you read the whole quote you would see that I stated that many Republicans blame the ills of society (with a paranoid agenda) on Democrats." I saw that. "I am not blaming the ills of society on Republicans to the extant that that party tends to blame Democrats." I see that too. "Societal problems come from both sides of the spectrum." Ok. "I also did not say that the Democratic party was perfect." I saw that. "I am not blindly loyal to it." I havent accused you of such. "Don't take things out of context." Of course not. "I have never once heard a Democrat piss and moan to this extant about the Republicans or about how conservatives are so horrible". Well, have you looked around you? How many political message boards have you not been on? Have you tried google? -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on November 4, 2009, 4:19 am

Republican Party - Random Topics
Bmovies, if you read the whole quote you would see that I stated that many Republicans blame the ills of society (with a paranoid agenda) on Democrats. I am not blaming the ills of society on Republicans to the extant that that party tends to blame Democrats. Societal problems come from both sides of the spectrum. I also did not say that the Democratic party was perfect. I am not blindly loyal to it. Don't take things out of context. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on November 3, 2009, 11:29 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
I've only seen advertisements and small promo bits for this vinegar and slaw series- and my gripe is when did vampires turn into whiny teens- give me the head vampire from Salem's Lot any day over this bucket of Chum! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on November 3, 2009, 7:23 pm

iCarly - TV Shows
I like the show, but I don't see what's so funny about an unpopular fat kid constantly taking his shirt off. It's almost as if he does it in every episode he's in. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on November 3, 2009, 5:58 pm

Brett Favre - Celebrities
Well, Burmy, I'm not a Favre hater, I'm just tired of his waffling. Other than that, he seems to be a good guy. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on November 3, 2009, 5:56 pm

McDonalds - Random Topics
The McDonald's in American Fork, Utah called the _police_ on some kids that "rapped" their order to the drive-thru on Oct 27th. The police tracked down the kids and cited them for "disorderly conduct". -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 3, 2009, 5:19 pm

Quincy M.E. - TV Shows
When Quincy would try to get serious and intense, Oscar Madison always seemed to be channelled here! Sorry, but Klugman wasn't able to vanquish his comedic persona as effectively as Buddy Ebsen had when he played Barnaby Jones! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2009, 5:01 pm

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - Random Topics
The Showbiz Pizza of awards shows! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2009, 4:56 pm

Second City Television - TV Shows
Funny thing is that I often used to wish those show snippets they'd show 'promos' of actually existed, yet it seemed when they attempted to do full-length shows, the jokes ran out of gas (oil based and otherwise). Still, this was the show to see some of the best sketch comedy by Andrea Martin, Joe Flaherty and the late John Candy! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2009, 4:55 pm

Republican Party - Random Topics
"I have never once heard a Democrat piss and moan to this extant about the Republicans or about how conservatives are so horrible." Well, MCS, have you tried looking around you? -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on November 3, 2009, 4:42 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
Tanlee, I can't speak for anyone else here but I hate that this series seems to attempt to make self-destruction a sexy, trendy thing that young girls should aspire to via going off with emo dudes who murder people! You make an interesting point about how it may address teen awkwardness fairly well. However; just because it's not the worst series doesn't make it a good one. Oh, and please keep in mind that this is the Bone the Fish Site NOT one of the zillion Twilight Worshipping Sites out there so this is the place where folks who don't like the concept will go to! All I want is for fans to REALLY think about what all the basic concepts mean before buying it hook-line-sinker just because it's hyped and trendy! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 3, 2009, 4:41 pm

Burger King - Random Topics
I'd like to see the Duke of Doubt come back and knock off the King--for example, in that commercial in 2005 when the King picked off that pass and returned it for a TD, I wanted to see the Duke come off the sidelines to tackle him. -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on November 3, 2009, 12:49 pm

McDonalds - Random Topics
I agree with TheTruth that McDonald's boned around 1991 when they did the following: Replaced the McDLT (the greatest sandwich McD ever, EVER made) with the McLean Deluxe (which itself ended up being replaced by another fish-boner, the Arch Deluxe); and they replaced the cheese in the Chef Salad with carrots. HELLO, a Chef Salad is not a Chef Salad without CHEESE, the three main ingredients in such a salad are lettuce, meats and cheeses!!! -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on November 3, 2009, 12:45 pm

Katie Holmes - Celebrities
her marriage to creepy tom cruise is fake free katie!!!!!!!!!! and TCLTC! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on November 3, 2009, 9:11 am

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
I call rosie big fat o'doughnuts -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on November 3, 2009, 9:07 am

Hollywood Squares - TV Shows
it bone the fish when whoopi hires bruce valiance he is not funny and also when a contestant picks him tom (good host) ask him a question he give out a funny joke time after time before he give a real answer! -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on November 3, 2009, 9:03 am

MTV: Music Television - Random Topics
How the hell does MTV even exist nowadays? I don't get how they are still showing TV shows on their network, even though they already have a channel dedicated for that. Hell, even when Beavis and Butthead was still around, they showed music videos when it was on. Hell, like the guy below me said, the Hills is everything that is wrong with TV today. -- Submitted By: (CianNkiller) on November 3, 2009, 7:59 am

AARP - Random Topics
Should be rename American Association of Retired Liberal Persons. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on October 19, 2009, 10:35 pm Oh sure, because people like you have turned the word liberal into a slur. -- Submitted By: (CianNkiller) on November 3, 2009, 7:53 am

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) - Random Topics
I consider myself an animal lover (even though I eat meat), but I f*cking hate PETA. I just don't know how they are still around after all the contraversy of offending, well, everyone. All they do is put their stunts ahead of actually helping animals. -- Submitted By: (CianNkiller) on November 3, 2009, 7:45 am

Brett Favre - Celebrities
Hey Brett-haters, you saw how he threw for 4 touchdowns and no INTs again, SWEEPING his former team? I'm a Packer fan for life, but I'm LIVID at how Ted Thompson handled the scenario-hopefully us fans will see the truth and call for Ted's firing! -- Submitted By: (Burmy) on November 3, 2009, 12:57 am

Republican Party - Random Topics
I know I am going to start a huge shit storm by saying this, but the Republican Party has boned. I'm not sure when, but it has boned. Aside from all the reasons listed above (with the exception of McCain, who was not a RINO) the main reason it has boned is because of the paranoia that is associated with it. Republicans are always so quick to point out all the ills of society as being the fault of the Democrats. Most Republicans I have met can barely go about five sentences without bitching about something the Democrats did or how the liberals are destroying our society. I have never once heard a Democrat piss and moan to this extant about the Republicans or about how conservatives are so horrible. Unless someone has a valid argument with some proof, they will be proving my theory correct. By the way, this is not to say that the Democratic Party is perfect by any means. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on November 2, 2009, 10:15 pm

2012 doomsday prediction - Random Topics
The only thing more ridiculous and retarded than the prediction itself is that they're actually making a movie about it. As if the gullible American public wasn't terrified enough... -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on November 2, 2009, 7:18 pm

Seth McFarlane - Celebrities
Would he like the BK Big Fish combo, king sized with a coke? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 2, 2009, 5:45 pm

Dawn Lyn - Celebrities
http://www.dawn-lyn.com/Home_Page.php That is the online home of the Dawn Lyn website. WE've emailed them multiple times and just sent in a congratulations letter to their guesbook- we'll see. Our BTF nation deserves a response! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on November 2, 2009, 3:53 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
I don't understand the hate this film gets. There have been far worse chick flicks and I think it was very faithful to the mood of adolescence- the whole thing of the main female character feeling clumsy and awkward and like she doesn't measure up, and then introducing the vampire characters- the perfect charming, agile superhumans and thus reinforcing that its the fallibilities and frailties of an adolescent that make us human. I thought it was beautifully done. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on November 2, 2009, 10:56 am

Hail to the Chief - TV Shows
It suffered from the fact that there was not a single tolerable (forget likable) character here. Everybody here was an annoying one-dimensional cartoon. Think last gasps of "Empty Nest", "Nurses", and all of "Golden Palace" and you get an idea how the SAME team that created such classics as "Soap", "Benson" and "Golden Girls" could concoct this- but at least this time the public (and ratings) caught on before this got inflicted too long! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 2, 2009, 7:21 am

Dawn Lyn - Celebrities
Chubby Rain, There's a Lyn Camp? If so, does it offer canoeing, horseback riding and singing 'Hole in the Bottom of the Sea' over toasted marshmallows? In any case, I'm not surprised there was no response because even 'thanks' would get filletted by some of the more rabid phobes who surf in these parts! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 2, 2009, 7:13 am

Dawn Lyn - Celebrities
Yes she was- and nor response was ever sent back from the Lyn camp! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on November 1, 2009, 8:15 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
Since when were vampires sexy? -- Submitted By: (MCS) on November 1, 2009, 7:16 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
Anyone here read the comic strip Fox Trot? Check this one out: http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2009/10/25/ -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 1, 2009, 7:41 am

Dawn Lyn - Celebrities
Was she e-mailed about becoming BTF's Patron Saint? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 1, 2009, 7:23 am

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) - Random Topics
With the exception of "Never Boned", you could pretty much vote for any or all of these reasons. PeTA are basically a bunch of rodeo clowns who ate a few too many alfalfa sprouts. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on November 1, 2009, 6:52 am

TV Guide - Random Topics
When they became the bastard stepchild of People and Star magazine with very limited TV listings. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on November 1, 2009, 6:49 am

Twilight Zone (1959-64) - TV Shows
Good TV entertainment for the era, and for kids, but there were far too many sentimental stories and predictable punch lines. Still, you can never go back to be completely objective... -- Submitted By: (Zincs) on October 31, 2009, 10:48 pm

Dawn Lyn - Celebrities
No recent comments on the BTF patron saint? I'm surprised she hastn written the site a letter yet asking to say her "side" of the story! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on October 31, 2009, 10:11 pm

Battlestar Galactica 2004 - TV Shows
I'm continually amused by how far this once great show has fallen- now the complete Ret-Conning has gone full circle with the release of the DVD "The Plan". Which tries to explain the horribly done "shock writing" of the final five and the miserable and poorly regarded finale of this show. It's amazing since like the horrible ending of the anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion" they TRIED to go back with the two movies "End of Evangelion" and "Death/Rebirth Evangelion" to end that series properly- both failed miserably and the series is still not ended in any proper way with Hideki Anno shitting on the fans- Ron Moore and Co have now matched Anno in almost every aspect of BSG 2004- and the ret-conned attempt to "end the show" after it was completed in such a half assed way over the last season- here is some advice- actually hire real writers and plan out what you are going to start and end with instead of making up plot twists and nonsesne to shock the fans with no proper ending. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on October 31, 2009, 8:27 pm

Sanford and Son - TV Shows
Never boned. A hilarious show, and at least the time during Redd Foxx's contract dispute had the hilarious Wild Parsley episode. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on October 31, 2009, 3:28 pm

Orbitz.com - Websites
Maddox isn't the only one Orbitz screwed over. If you visit his site, you'll see among the list of people those who were ripped off and screwed over by Orbitz like he was. And if you check other sites, many people agree that Orbitz sucks. Free tip, Orbitz...if you're going to screw over a customer, make sure they're not famous. Better yet, DON'T screw over your customers in the first place. The icing on the cake is that they blatantly violated their privacy policy in trying to downplay Maddox's claim. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on October 31, 2009, 2:19 pm

Weather Channel, The - TV Shows
The network boned when NBC bought it and decided to give Al Roker his own show and they recently showed "The Perfect Storm". But truth be told, TWC has sucked ever since thet start making stuff like "Storm Stories" "It Could Happen Tomorrow" and "When Weather Changed History" -- Submitted By: (tvfan) on October 31, 2009, 1:47 pm

Zero Tolerance Policies - Random Topics
Zero tolerance? Zero Common Sense! This policy does nothing but punish people who've done nothing wrong because it can't tell the difference from code violations and perfectly acceptable possession/use of harmless items. You could be expelled for using nail clippers (Sharp blade? They're weapons! End of story!), giving an ailing classmate pain killers (Over-the-counter, Schmover-the-counter! Aspirin is a type of drug, drugs are drugs, end of story!), and not to mention the kids who've suffered because they brought in tools which zero tolerance considered to be weapons. Before the idiots who came up with Zero Tolerance go around telling kids not to do drugs, they should practice what they preach and cut down on whatever they're snorting, smoking, shooting, etc. until they realize how stupid this policy is. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on October 31, 2009, 1:29 pm

Alvin and the Chipmunks (Live action/CGI film) - Movie Series
I've seen several classic cartoon series we (or our parents) loved as kids wind up being horribly mutated into godawful live action movies. Of them all, Alvin and the Chipmunks is, by far, the ABSOLUTE WORST. What's worse, it's likely that it won't keep its WORST CARTOON TO LIVE-ACTION FILM EVER crown forever. Some idiot producer/director/writer is bound to see another classic cartoon series and go, "Hey! THAT one hasn't been made into a live-action movie yet!" and follow that idea up with "Let's make the movie worse than Alvin and the Chipmunks!" -- Submitted By: (Robert) on October 31, 2009, 1:05 pm

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
Well, Mad TV was a boil that got bad and was thankfully lanced. Now they just need to do the same to this mess. The ONLY reason it hasn't been canned is because it's been on for decades. That shouldn't be the quality that keeps it on the air. If a show isn't good anymore (and SNL isn't) then it's time to pull the plug. -- Submitted By: (JLer2562) on October 30, 2009, 7:30 pm

Scooby Doo - TV Shows
Yeah, Scrappy sucks Scooby Snak dust... ...on the other hand, would it have killed them to present the gang with a standard locked room murder mystery? A different flavor from the ghost chasing, but still.... -- Submitted By: (NotABot55) on October 30, 2009, 6:53 pm

Ghost Whisperer - TV Shows
The whole Jim/Sam storyline is idiotic and sloppy. Once they made the decision to kill Jim off, they should have left him dead. They could have still used David Conrad to play Jim's ghost, but the whole "taking over someone else's body" concept is just too stupid. Now factor in Aiden and the fast forwarding 5 years and it is even more lame and unwatchable. -- Submitted By: (DianneF) on October 30, 2009, 6:52 pm

Friends - TV Shows
What is this, a white-bread version of Living Single? The real boning is that this POS lasted longer! -- Submitted By: (NotABot55) on October 30, 2009, 5:49 pm

Daisy of Love - TV Shows
To paraphrase Boddicker from RoboCop, "bitch, leave!" -- Submitted By: (NotABot55) on October 30, 2009, 5:28 pm

JumptheShark.com - Websites
bonethefish.com, be wary of any corporate sharks that seek to disembowel you as they did jumptheshark.com! -- Submitted By: (NotABot55) on October 30, 2009, 4:19 pm

Wheel of Fortune - TV Shows
Let's start with the weak contestants. If you see a WoF contestant doing any of the following: - solving the puzzle after buying a vowel - solving the puzzle with less than $1000 - taking the $1000 for the Mystery wedge when you have no money in round 3 - abusing the Free Play wedge to buy vowels for free ...that's a good sign of a weak contestant! What part of "You can only be on this show once in your life" don't they understand? C'mon, play for keeps or go home! As far as prizes go... you know, I probably had to set aside some time away from work and whatnot just to get onto WoF, so the last thing I need is some trip that I probably can't use within a year of winning it! -- Submitted By: (NotABot55) on October 30, 2009, 4:02 pm

World Series (Baseball) - Random Topics
The 2009 World Series, featuring the most boring matchup in history: the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on October 30, 2009, 2:26 pm

MTV: Music Television - Random Topics
Two words: "The Hills". (Granted, MTV was dying a slow death once shows like "Beavis And Butt-Head" and "The State" were replaced with garbage such as "TRL", but the final nail in the coffin of MTV's relevancy came when they developed a show that represents everything currently wrong with TV in general.) -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on October 30, 2009, 2:23 pm

Youtube - Websites
The Youtube that exists now is not the same great Youtube that existed early 2006. The magnificent Youtube that contained full episodes of many great TV shows died, and popularity killed it. I knew it back then, too. It was blatantly obvious that once the copyright hounds caught on, Youtube's days of fun and greatness were numbered. The great videos that used to exist were soon replaced with garbage such as that horrid "Leave Britney Alone" video. Thank you, copyright hounds. You killed Youtube. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on October 30, 2009, 2:13 pm

McDonalds - Random Topics
When they bowed to pressure from health nuts and environmentalists. The McDonald's I used to love had classics such as fried cherry pies and the McDLT. Then again, I guess part of being a kid is being blissfully oblivious to the fact that your favorite restaurant is run by a bunch of spineless sellouts. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on October 30, 2009, 9:34 am

JumptheShark.com - Websites
How fitting is it that a magazine that Jumped The Shark buys JumpTheShark and causes it to Jump The Shark? -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on October 30, 2009, 9:20 am

Doctor Who - TV Shows
Daleks first climbed stairs (by implication) in "The Chase" when they somehow got onto the upper deck of the "Mary Celeste" from the lower deck. -- Submitted By: (LizR) on October 29, 2009, 3:32 pm

Doctor Who - TV Shows
quimbyt: "Im probably the biggest Sci Fi fan in the world, but I hate British Sci Fi. The Brits have no clue when it comes to Sci Fi." If you were, you would know better than to call it sci-fi for a start. The Brits have a valid claim to have invented SF (Mary Shelley and H.G.Wells for starters) so maybe you should think this one through. Also, if you find the current version of Doctor Who hard to follow, you should stick to crayons and leave computers for grown ups. -- Submitted By: (LizR) on October 29, 2009, 3:31 pm

Criminal Minds - TV Shows
and I'm in love with Dr. Reed! -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on October 29, 2009, 11:30 am

Sun Tanning - Random Topics
Ah! The days of laying out in the sun covered in baby oil and then the mounds of Noxema used to take the horrible sting from the 2nd degree burns we got; all in quest of the savage tan. In the 70's, it was almost a status symbol to go to school after a weekend at the beach, with a sunburn. Then with the 80's, came the tanning beds and tanning salons and the memberships. "Tan 4 weeks in a row and get the 5th week free!" I wonder if now, there are special offers like that at any dermatologist's: "Get 4 skin cancers removed and get the 5th one extracted for free!!" -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on October 29, 2009, 11:29 am

Westboro Baptist Church - Random Topics
The people who say this is not a real church are correct. These hateful, prejudiced lunatics have no idea what being religious really is about. -- Submitted By: (JLer2562) on October 28, 2009, 10:43 pm

American South, The - Random Topics
Hi Stephanie, I just wanted to clarify that I know not ALL Southerners embrace the redneck thing. Most don't, thank goodness. I just don't understand the ones that do. -- Submitted By: (JLer2562) on October 28, 2009, 10:39 pm

Westboro Baptist Church - Random Topics
I live in Topeka, Kansas, where this group is located, so I often see these guys holding up their signs in front of some church or whatever (and they even make little kids hold them). I realize that there are many people who want the WBC to be silenced for good, but like it or not, they have the same freedom of expression that other Americans have, and that's not for us to step on. That said, they're still a pack of disgusting, bigoted douchebags. -- Submitted By: (shroooooom) on October 28, 2009, 10:11 pm

Star Trek - Movie Series
Tanlee - You can explain why Star Trek V sucked with two words: "William" and "Shatner." If Shatner never sits in a director's chair again, that's just fine by me! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on October 28, 2009, 9:40 pm

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - TV Shows
Season 3 is where it jumped the shark for me, right from the beginning. Season 2 had been the show's peak but after that it seemed to believe its own hype and importance, with a tendency for horrible, melodramatic, heavy handed moralising like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Consequences", and a lot of the stories just felt half hearted and weak, as if the writers felt they had the formula down pat and didn't even need to try anymore. Case in point being when Buffy finally tells Giles and Willow that Angel was cured when she killed him and simply says in conclusion "it felt good to let it out", instead of saying something more cathartic about how the spell at least afforded her the chance to say goodbye one last time to the man she loved- its a small thing but it indicated to me that things had gotten lazy. There were some good, strong and thrilling episodes that season like "The Wish", "Helpless" and "Earshot" and the odd guilty pleasure a la "The Zeppo", but even then the show was taking a turn for the worse with the 'Scooby Gang' becoming a rather obnoxious, cliquey and vindictive bunch. In later seasons though we became burdened with dull, humourless and obnoxious characters like Dawn and Riley that the show kept demanding we care about, the show became more and more horribly man bashing "Beer Bad" and the arc leading to where a much put upon Spike tries to rape Buffy, and the series just became more melodramatic, shrill, heavy-handed and depressing in a way that just left a hollow shell to the show, and Buffy became less and less like someone you could admire or respect or even want to know. In some ways it was worth it for "The Body", which was a fantastic episode, but otherwise it seemed like the show would have been better ending with the "Becoming" finale. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 8:08 pm

Saw - Movie Series
Infact the closest thing Saw III had to a redeeming feature was a sense of finality in bringing Jigsaw to his final end (even if typically this meant the villain having to have a bridge dropped on him). But even that became invalidated when they carried it on with the next three Saw films in what looks to be a depressingly dragged out, never ending film franchise that should have just been a one off. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 7:49 pm

Saw - Movie Series
Saw III is where it really jumped. The second film wasn't that good to be honest (and the twist was an absolute cheat) but at least it had some wit and had some sense that it was about something more than just torture and misery and cruelty. But Saw III is to my mind just a nasty, reprehensible film that has to render its characters really inept and stupid in doing things to get themselves killed in the most horribly contrived and nasty way possible. When this happens there's no way it works as horror because there's no suspense anymore, because the character didn't have a chance of surviving because the writing has limited them and there's no way of empathising on a primal level with their survival instinct. I think the suggestion that Saw became too much like the Hostel flims really does the Hostel films a disservice, because Hostel at least does what it does right without ever seeming contrived about it or like its trying too hard, and honestly is unpredictable, spontaneous and has the essence of life at its most primal about it. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 7:46 pm

Ax Men - TV Shows
Bo-o-o-o-o-ring!!!!!! -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on October 28, 2009, 7:42 pm

Avis - Random Topics
Heaven help you if one of their rental cars hits yours. You will likely be confronted by insurance incompetence of galactic proportions. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on October 28, 2009, 7:38 pm

Cloverfield - Movie Series
I thought it was a very impressive, tense and memorable film with by likeable people in a relentless and thrilling predicament. It's one of the few films of recent times (aside from The Orphanage and Watchmen) to really leave a deep and memorable impression on me afterwards. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 7:36 pm

Superman - Movie Series
I voted Superman IV- The Quest for Peace. The first two films were solid of course. The third film had its flaws (a not very memorable villain, rather random plotting, and a supercomputer in the ending that seems to have been pulled out of the writer's hat) but it also had its charms, particularly in regards to the Smallville scenes and Superman turning bad and having that metaphysical fight with himself, and I'm willing to overlook the comical edge and slapstick since it gives the film the nostalgic feel of a 1940's film. But Superman IV- The Quest for Peace, it wasn't good. It didn't quite have the humour of the previous films, Superman wasn't up against anything really threatening, the film seemed to be a string of contrived set-pieces that went nowhere (the recap of the Superman and Lois flying together, and the bit where Nuclear Man decides to fly around the world causing random chaos and Superman keeps cleaning up after him to the point where it becomes so predictable it becomes boring and really makes you miss when the Superman films really were inspired and spontaneous stuff). But all that said, I would take Superman IV over the more recent Superman Returns anyday. At least Superman IV actually felt like a Superman film and had some hints of the old spirit and enthusiasm, rather than being some dour, grey, depressing, numbingly overstylised and lifeless film that Superman and Lois seem to have stumbled into by mistake. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 7:28 pm

Battlestar Galactica 2004 - TV Shows
Jumped at the beginning of Series Three. The show had been mostly good up until that point. A bit po faced, pretentious and macho with a tendency for sound and fury melodrama but it was mostly a solid show that held up and was worth a watch, and the Pegasus episodes were the show's best. Then in Season 3 things turned really mean spirited, with Conoel Tigh having his eye gouged out for no good reason, and his wife sleeping with a Cylon (there'd been a horrible whiff of misogyny in how the show presented Tigh's wife but here it just went too far), and then when Tigh found out he killed her. It was just completely out of character for Tigh to do that to his wife, and it was forced in a very brutal way. After that we got the episode Collaborators which was more of the same kind of character assasination where suddenly the cast of characters lost all conscience or genuine sense of will and motivation and simply became pawns for a wrtiting team that loved to make them commit amoral and murderous actions for sensationalist purposes. The whole thing became impenetrably pretentious and devoid of any humanity. Everything about that season was just mean spirited, depressing, meandering, self-involved rubbish that destroyed all good will I had to the show and left me completely unable to care about what would happen next to the characters. The only redeeming aspects of the third season were the interrogation and trial of Baltar with Adama making a brilliant speech about the madness of the lynch mob that Galactica had become. But other than that I did not watch beyond the third season and have no desire to in the future. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 5:39 pm

Battlestar Galactica 2004 - TV Shows
I voted the New Caprica business. I think it was a pretty good sci-fi show up to that point, even despite a tendency towards just loud sound and fury (I thought the scene in Season 1 where Cally is held hostage on the prison ship and is nearly raped was needlessly nasty and sensationalist). But all the same the Pegasus episodes in Season 2 were the best of the bunch. Then come Season 3 it went downhill. I'd always felt quite uncomfortable with the misogynistic portrayal of Conoel Tigh's wife, but here it went into nasty extremes with her sleeping with Cyclons to gain her husband's release only for Tigh to find out and poison her to death. This just seemed so out of character for him and forced in a very brutal way. From that point on the show just became impenetrably pretentious and nasty with no genuine humanity to it, characters simply became subservient pawns for the writers when they wanted them to do something amoral or sensationalist and to have no conscience about it. The whole season from there was just so depressing and meandering and mean spirited that it destroyed all good will I had for the show, and I ceased to care what happened to the characters anymore. Only the lead up to Baltar's trial (particularly Adama's brilliant speech about how 'we're not a civilisation anymore, we're a gang') made it just about worthwhile watching. But other than that I haven't bothered with it since Season 3. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 5:22 pm

ESPN - Random Topics
Simply put: ESPN boned the fish because just about all of the personalities have been getting in scandals! There have been two this year that were worth noting; I don't even want to get started on those! I had a feeling ESPN was headed to the pits of...the other place when in 2002 we had that HBO-like Bobby Knight movie on. That was when ESPN, THE SPORTS NETWORK, started to show off its "adult" side. Heck, even the commercials aren't family-friendly! R-rated movies, ED pills, even stuff you can find at Walmart...all with an edge!!!!! (How are families supposed to have a pleasant Chili's dinner now?) ESPN, you have served us well for the past 30 years. I appreciate your bring back classic clips and all that, but because of your recent mishaps, I am throwing in the towel. I will, however, still catch the college football games, though. The moral story: no Disney network (ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD, ABC Family, ESPN, etc.) is safe when it comes to family-friendliness!!!!! R.I.P. ESPN 1979-2009 ((Goes to watch Universal Sports on free-to-air NBC)) -- Submitted By: (SVN) on October 28, 2009, 5:00 pm

Terminator - Movie Series
In some ways the franchise would have been better leaving it with Terminator 2- Judgement Day, but actually I thought Terminator 3 was an impressive and kick ass film- the only trouble is that it meant there had to be a fourth film to show what the future war would be like, and it was something I'd always wanted to see, but Terminator Salvation was such a disappointment. It was a vacuous, ramshackle, plotless and forgettable film with no real heart to it- the scene where one soldier is told about his brother's death and he couldn't react with any less emotion if he tried sums it up. The first three films and the TV show (which I actually thought was alright) had a raw sense of heart and of making a difference and the human spirit, and had been building up the future John Connor as this mythic, superhuman heroic figure who inspires confidence, respect and hope in everyone. As it happens Terminator Salvation finally showed us this figure, only for the film to not even be interested in him. There was no centre or focus to the film and it ended with a sense of nothing achieved or learned. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 4:24 pm

Alien Movies - Movie Series
Alien 3 is where it jumped. Yeah I'd agree the whole arbitary killing off of Newt and Hicks was a horrible start, but overall I think the problem with Alien 3 is that it just isn't engaging or involving. The first two films sucked you in and held your attention. This one just feels like a tedious and utterly depressing time-killing exercise. There's nothing sympathetic about the characters, nothing enticing about its environment, nothing thrilling about the predicament because you don't care what the alien does anymore, it won't be anything new. Its like the makers knew they'd have an assured audience of fans on the strength of the previous films and didn't feel the need to make it involving or engaging. The Alien vs Predator films are much the same and Alien Resurrection just felt incoherent, and like Alien 3 it was populated by nasty characters and a repellently mean spirited tone. Should have ended it with Aliens. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 4:07 pm

Star Trek - Movie Series
Star Trek V- The Final Frontier. Up till this point the Star Trek films were on the up. Even The Motion Picture had its chilling moments, but Star Trek II- Wrath of Khan was a big step up, then Star Trek III was a transitionary film and Star Trek IV- The Voyage Home was the best of the lot. With the series on the up and featuring characters that for twenty years had honed their magic and charm, for some unexplained reason Star Trek V- The Final Frontier suddenly made the franchise feel desperate. Gone was the organic storytelling and naturally spontaneous characters and in its place was this embarrasing, undignified and contrived display of cheap slapstick jokes at the expense of the characters. Still it had its moments. Star Trek VI- The Undiscovered Country was a great return to form, Generations I actually thought was a very powerful, haunting film. First Contact was fun to watch the first few times but it was ultimately a rather shallow 'greatest hits' shopping list package. Insurrection was terrible, Nemesis was quite good in my opinion, and the new Star Trek film was mostly impressive but marred by the odd need to rewrite the canon rather than just declare it an unconnected remake, and as ConfusedMatthew pointed out the villain had no decent motivation and the Kobayashi Maru scene just made Kirk look like he was having a laugh rather than proving an intellectual point. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 4:02 pm

Rolling Stones, The - Music Groups
Should've packed it in after Exile on Main Street. Nothing else afterward was as good. -- Submitted By: (mojojojo) on October 28, 2009, 12:50 pm

Red Dwarf - TV Shows
Series 7. Even in the first two episodes with Rimmer the show was becoming overblown, gratuitous and nasty, for example the AR scene where Lister cheats his way into the queen's pants. But when Rimmer left and Kochanski took over they tried to force the same kind of antagonistic dynamic there'd been between Rimmer and Lister, except this time with Kochanski and Kryten. But there was nothing natural or sympathetic about this rivalry. It was forced in a way that made Kryten behave extremely out of character in being jealous and hostile towards Kochanski and neurotically trying to highlight every petty problem he had with her slightest faults or habits, which proved problematic because Kochanski didn't have much of a character to pick realistic fault with. It was just unpleasant and mind-numbingly unrelenting and vindictive and there was no way to relate to it, suddenly the Dwarfers no longer seemed like a group of people you'd want to hang out with. Duct Soup was nothing but a needless, mean spirited parade of misery and from beginning to end it was just the crew being nasty to each other with nothing achieved or understood at the end. The final laughs also started to become extremely cheap. Series 8 was something of a pick up but the solid plotting wasn't really there anymore, and comedy scenes became random and no longer evolved naturally from the story or plot. The final episode bordered on incoherent. Back to Earth was pretty unfunny and unsatisfying. Ideally the show should have ended with either Back to Reality, or the Out of Time cliffhanger (in which case end it with the 'To Be Continued' caption removed so that its clear this is the end) -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 9:57 am

Doctor Who - TV Shows
Jumped when John Nathan Turner took over as producer in 1980, blacklisting the older writers who could write the show in their sleep, removing all character, spontanaeity, humour and imagination and substance from the show, and turning the show into a hollow, soulless, ugly and sensationalist nerd trap full of unlikeable companions, pathetic ineffectual, self-obsessed Doctors prone to acting completely out of character, and contrived, humourless, adolescent and heartless stories that barely qualified as fan-fiction and were often so desperate to be downbeat they had to reduce the Doctor into a shadow of himself. Eventually racking up enough bad episodes that formed a corrosive critical mass, eroding all that was good and enjoyable about the show. Castrovalva is where the show should have ended- it saw the new guy Peter Davison taking over from Tom Baker, and saw the evil Master seemingly vanquished for good. Time-Flight was the first major shark jump. Millions of viewers tuned in after the buzz of Earthshock, and probably went away thinking the whole show was that cheap, dull and appalingly written. The scene where the Doctor and his companions are grieving Adric for a minute before acting bored and changing the subject is particularly offensive, crass and insincere- paving the way for character assassinations of the Doctor and stories ridden by pointless, contrived massacres followed up by some hypocritical moralising speech from the Doctor to pretend the story had something to say. The Five Doctors is where things might have gotten back on track if John Nathan Turner had left here. It was a fun, involving old school episode that was a treat for the fans but might also have engaged new viewers. Warriors of the Deep is the point where the show becomes utterly unsalvageable, as the story completely destroys the Doctor as a hero, turning him into a criminally negligent appeaser who places the enemy's life over the lives of the innocent and has a pathetic crisis of conscience about a kill or be killed situation. This is the point where script editor Eric Saward's body counts equal drama approach takes hold for the worse, and the only way out of this dead end its taken the character of the Doctor down is to go to the other extreme and making him a homicidal jackass with Colin Baker's Doctor. The show is now heading for such an inevitable and disastrous fall in The Twin Dilemma that not even something of the quality calibre of Caves of Androzani can turn things around. New Who started to jump the shark around the time of World War III and The Long Game which were hollow, dumbed down and forced comedy stories but mostly held up well for its first season which managed to be more than the sum of its parts. The real jump the shark point however was The Idiot's Lantern where all believability left the building and the Doctor became simply an obnoxious cartoon character. Things only got worse from there with grand turkeys like Love & Monsters, Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, Gridlock, The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords and the most recent special Planet of the Dead. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 9:43 am

Alice - TV Shows
This show boned from day one. Someone convinced CBS to make a TV show based off the movie called "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore". The film was an Oscar nominated drama (for it's screenplay) and it gets turned into a piece of crap comedy that needed cammed laughter for people to know it was suppose to be funny. Add in the death nail of Linda Lavin's singing and the whole thing turns into one flaming bag of dog poo on the doorsteps of humanity. -- Submitted By: (meQal) on October 28, 2009, 5:49 am

Dancing With the Stars - TV Shows
Eventually their definition of what makes a person a celebrity is going to reach a point where it is someone who is well known in their neighborhood. Should be called Dancing With the Has-Beens and Never Was. It is just mildy better than nails grating on a chalkboard. -- Submitted By: (meQal) on October 28, 2009, 5:27 am

John Boy and Billy - Random Topics
I absolutely hate this show. It's never funny. It came on the only real classic rock station in the mornings and was just plain obnoxious to listen to. I turned the radio off rather than listen to this junk. -- Submitted By: (bigred13) on October 28, 2009, 4:31 am

Halloween (Holiday) - Random Topics
Halloween was a community event a chance to get out ant for the children and parents to walk and get to know the community. Halloween boned with over hyped stories of poison at every house and pedophiles on every corner unnecessarily spooking the parents. In addition, malls got into the act. Now parents take their children to the malls and sucked the life out of the streets on Halloween. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on October 27, 2009, 8:37 pm

Hot Shots! - Movie Series
Same Airplane joke different Movie. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on October 27, 2009, 8:23 pm

NCIS - TV Shows
I always thought the original name was dumb (Navy Naval Criminal Investigative Service?). I was sorry to see Kate get killed, but it increases the tension knowing that any regular cast member might be killed. -- Submitted By: (Rvbuilder) on October 27, 2009, 1:24 pm

Rockford Files, The - TV Shows
I liked The Rockford Files when it was on prime-time TV, and I still watch reruns. The only thing that really bugged me was that after the first few times he gets beat up you would think Jim might think twice about answering his door without looking first. -- Submitted By: (Rvbuilder) on October 27, 2009, 1:20 pm

Vegetarianism - Random Topics
I'm not a vegetarian & don't see a problem with it in general, but some vegetarians are in the same camp as those co-workers or people you meet on the street who **constantly** announce that they & their family don't have a TV in their home. I'm happy for you... Now, move on to the next subject. Please! -- Submitted By: (samhokum) on October 26, 2009, 9:33 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
Strenikstund, that sums it up perfectly. Producers and writers rarely know when to end a show. You cannot set a show in high school and keep it on for more than four years. It is too much of a change. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 26, 2009, 9:31 pm

That '80s Show - TV Shows
I think we are just at the right time to make a show about the 80s. It would have to have a bit of a different format but it could work. In about five years we can make one about the 90s. (I'm getting old). :( -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 26, 2009, 9:26 pm

American South, The - Random Topics
I have family from North Carolina and living in other Southern states so I certainly have no dislike of Southerners as a whole. I also might add that it is a very interesting and beautiful place to visit, I just couldn't live there. (The humidity would kill me). The only ones I have little respect for are the ones who don't realize that the Civil War ended in 1865. Get over it! Nobody is even alive from that time period. You can believe what you want about the cause that was fought for but the fact is, the South lost and it was over 140 years ago. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 26, 2009, 9:21 pm

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