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Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)April 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm #1202056903
What are some shows that looked like all-time great television programs, but whose quality fell dramatically?April 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm #1202057025This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm #1202057033
Unreal season 1 did not feel like the beginnings of an all-time great show (this is coming from someone that really liked season 1).
I’d say Game of Thrones, although the fabled ‘average viewer’ probably rates it the best ever TV show. At season 4 episode 2 I really thought it could become a Breaking Bad level show that combined all the aspects of an all-time great, but from episode 3 of that season onward it declined in quality.
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Homeland is an obvious one, even though I knew it wouldn’t be able to keep up the quality after that first season. I’m gonna have to say GoT as well. I enjoy the show immensely, but the only all-time great quality of the show that has remained intact is the producton values, everything else ranges from poor (mostly the writing) to above average. I honestly don’t think you’ll see it listed as a top tier drama in any critical thinkpieces when all is said and done (Alan Sepinwall has gone on record and said that GoT likely wouldn’t make his list of all-time top 100 tv shows)April 6, 2017 at 2:40 am #1202057422
Game of Thrones is a cultural phenomenon, and in that sense it’s one of the greatest series in the history of tv. But there are dozens and dozen of more complex, nuanced, rich, intelligent, deep, ecc. ecc. in a word, better tv shows.April 6, 2017 at 9:05 am #1202057836
i think Breaking bad , Liked Season two then bored till the end
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Desperate HousewivesApril 6, 2017 at 11:21 am #1202058108
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Very promising pilot went downhill like a Radio Flyer with each successive episode.April 6, 2017 at 11:31 am #1202058126
Smash had a killer pilot and could have been a great show about the backstage world of Broadway but it immediately went off the rails.
Glee had an amazing first season followed by a mediocre second one, a frustrating third one and then a downright painful to watch 4th, 5th, and 6th
I agree with Game of Thrones btw, the first 4 seasons were great and then the 5th was a definite step down and the 6th i actively disliked. It just got poorly written. The writers would contradict themselves from episode to episode and they dragged out what shouldve been a couple episodes of plot across a whole season while shoving in a bunch of confusing and underwritten mythology, and demonstrating almost no awareness of with which actors their strengths lie.April 6, 2017 at 11:38 am #1202058131
American Horror Story Season 2 and 3. Glee and Scream QueensApril 6, 2017 at 11:43 am #1202058135
Boardwalk Empire felt like it had that potential early on, but it just kept going downhill.April 6, 2017 at 11:51 am #1202058142
Prison Break after S1
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