Tv Shows that Started Out Good and Got Worse As they Progressed

BAYLOR

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Which tv shows? started good declines and ended bad?
 

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I think the way they get excited over finding a piece of wood is a little overrated.
 

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The premiere was great, but the episodes that followed never lived up to the opening. The season finale was anticlimactic, and yet a season 2 is coming. Go figure.:unsure:
 

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I thought that show Revolution where all the power went out had a couple of good opening episodes with a great premise and if it got better it would have been a good series, at the qulity of the first few episodesl I would have finished it. But it just got worse and worse and I actually think they were making up the plot (or changing writing teams or something) as they went along with the show.

Another one for me was Jericho although this one for a different reason - this one got cancelled so the last season was really short and felt really rushed. It actually really annoyed me because Michael J Straczynski was attached and had a proper arc planned out - he really helped get series started with carrying out the multi season arcs so it sucked.

Survivors was a UK post apoc show after a 90% world wide fatal flu. I am fairly certain they had something planned out to complete the series as there was a test lab and some shady people. Never got finished. Again that sucked.
 

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Lost. They played around the mystery so well but they just didn't have a good enough mystery to serve as a payoff. Imo in some ways a brilliant show but severely let down by the lack of enough, and good enough things to reveal as things slowly unfolded.

Heroes. Again, amazing start, but they couldn't keep up with their own show. Imo in both cases it was as if they ran out of ideas, -they just didn't have someone who was, or an organisational structure which was, capable of stringing things back together for a resolution in the first case, and for devising interesting plots as the variety of powers and scope of things grew in the second. Also, imo heroes had some other dumb flaws that were there in the first season but not particularly noticeable when it was just so cool. Maybe lost did too but I can't recall.


I do think just the appearance of the promise, of something just so so great, was valuable in itself, in both cases. I'll be sure to go into any future shows with the expectation that that is enough for me, (and it really is something by my lights), so I'm not disappointed if they don't explode into awesome cascades of brilliance, and surprised and even more delighted if they do.
 

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Falling Skies. What a pity. It had a great start then died a miserable, drawn out death.
 

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From what i gather, the ending to Battlestar Galactica left some fans disappointed.

(I only watched the first two series buit didn't get around to finishing for some reason)
 

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BSG did have a disappointing ending but it was still superior to anything then or since. Do yourself a favor, Rodders, and see the rest. It's well worth the effort.
 

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The show just became uninteresting to watch.:(
For me it went downhill with the second episode where the duplicitous surgeon, who was partly responsible for the death of the wife of the main lead gets killed. Thus removing a potentially interesting character. Instead we were stuck with a bland hero type and his hormonal sons.
 

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Supernatural. I still enjoy it, and S11 has been a lot of fun, but if they'd stopped at the end of Season 5 it would be a cult classic.
Constantine. Though this was less about the writing and more due to the studio giving up support and budget plummeting noticeably.
Aldnoah Zero. An anime example! Season 1 was a classic of sci-fi/giant robot battle goodness, but Season 2 was an irredeemable wreck that damaged the first season by association.
 

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I'll mention Revolution again. I loved the first season, for the most part, and the cliff hanger ending blew me away. No pun intended. But, sadly, from then on it lost its way, writing its own epitaph.
 
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