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26th Dec '15 8:06:34 AM Angelus25
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* Season 5 of ''Series/AGameOfThrones'' is very controversial due to being a CompressedAdaptation of the [[Literature/AFeastForCrows fourth]] and [[Literature/ADanceWithDragons fifth]] books. One storyline is widely depised by both sides is the Dorne arc due to being IdiotPlot with all the characters involved in that arc and the portrayal of the Sand Snakes who are regarded by all sides of the fandom as [[TheScrappy the worst characters]] in the show due to being StupidEvil, their FightSceneFailure with Jaime and Bronn and their {{Narm}}-stastic lines ([[MemeticMutation "You want a good girl but you need a bad pussy"]]). Another storyline which received much contention is Sansa's story where instead of being a BastardUnderstudy of Littlefinger [[spoiler:after helping him lied about her aunt Lysa Tully's death]], she was forced to marry [[spoiler:Ramsey Bolton, making her a CompositeCharacter to her AdaptedOut friend from the books, Jeyne Poole, and was raped by him during their wedding night]]. There's also how Stannis' arc was handled [[spoiler:particularly with him burning his daughter to appease R'hollor]]. And despite that the show won for "Best Drama Series" at the 2015 Emmys, some cynical viewers believed that it's a ConsolationAward for the previous seasons.
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* Season 5 of ''Series/AGameOfThrones'' is very controversial due to being a CompressedAdaptation of the [[Literature/AFeastForCrows fourth]] and [[Literature/ADanceWithDragons fifth]] books. One storyline is widely depised by both sides is the Dorne arc due to being IdiotPlot with all the characters involved in that arc and the portrayal of the Sand Snakes who are regarded by all sides of the fandom as [[TheScrappy the worst characters]] in the show due to being StupidEvil, their FightSceneFailure with Jaime and Bronn and their {{Narm}}-stastic lines ([[MemeticMutation "You want a good girl but you need a bad pussy"]]). Another storyline which received much contention is Sansa's story where instead of being a BastardUnderstudy of Littlefinger [[spoiler:after helping him lied about her aunt Lysa Tully's death]], she was forced to marry [[spoiler:Ramsey Bolton, making her a CompositeCharacter to her AdaptedOut friend from the books, Jeyne Poole, and was raped by him during their wedding night]]. There's also how Stannis' arc was handled [[spoiler:particularly with him burning his daughter to appease R'hollor]].R'hllor]]. And despite that the show won for "Best Drama Series" at the 2015 Emmys, some cynical viewers believed that it's a ConsolationAward for the previous seasons.
10th Dec '15 8:09:10 AM 8088ben
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** The first one was encountered around seasons 3-5. Season 3 didn't do as well in the ratings compared to its predecessors, partly because the scorching heat of the Kenyan scrubland made it too hot for the contestants to do anything interesting besides sitting around all day, and the crew of ''Survivor'' were not any fonder of the season. Season 4 had a bunch of boring people and a DiabolusExMachina that screwed someone doing ''very'' well in the game along with the infamous "no-no" sandflies that irritated EVERYONE (''Survivor'' has refused to return to the Marquesas after meeting these bugs), and Season 5 was full of people who were outright irritating. They all had their moments, granted, but the show got better around season 6 and then gradually got better.
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** The first one was encountered around seasons 3-5. Season 3 didn't do as well in the ratings compared to its predecessors, partly because the scorching heat of the Kenyan scrubland made it too hot for the contestants to do anything interesting besides sitting around all day, and the crew of ''Survivor'' were not any fonder of the season. Season 4 had a bunch of boring people and a DiabolusExMachina that screwed someone doing ''very'' well in the game along with the infamous "no-no" sandflies that irritated EVERYONE (''Survivor'' has refused to (WordOfGod is that the show will ''never'' return to the Marquesas after meeting these bugs), and Season 5 was full of people who were outright irritating. They all had their moments, granted, but the show got better around season 6 and then gradually got better.
2nd Dec '15 11:08:22 PM Twentington
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*** 1988: Pat Sajak stepped down from the daytime version to host his self-titled talk show (he's stayed with the nighttime version) and was replaced by Rolf Benirsche, a former football player who had no TV experience and was clearly uncomfortable in the role (to the point that he once admitted he ''didn't know what to do'' on-air). This was also the point when M.G. Kelly took over for the late Jack Clark as both versions' announcer; he was hated for his low enthusiasm and constantly tripping over the copy, and quickly replaced by original announcer Charlie O'Donnell. Rolf lasted only six months before the network version {{Channel Hop}}ped to CBS, with the much better-received Bob Goen, who stayed with it until daytime game shows became DeaderThanDisco.
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*** 1988: Pat Sajak stepped down from the daytime version to host his self-titled talk show (he's stayed with the nighttime version) and was replaced by Rolf Benirsche, Benirschke, a former football player who had no TV experience and was clearly uncomfortable in the role (to role, to the point that he once admitted he ''didn't know what to do'' on-air). This on-air. (This was also the point when M.G. Kelly took over for the late Jack Clark as both versions' announcer; he was fans hated him for his low enthusiasm and overly mellow delivery, while Pat Sajak later noted that he constantly had to re-take prize copy because he kept tripping over his words. Kelly left the copy, and quickly replaced by show in 1989 when original announcer Charlie O'Donnell. O'Donnell came back.) Rolf lasted only six months before the network version {{Channel Hop}}ped to CBS, with the much better-received host Bob Goen, who stayed with it until daytime game shows became DeaderThanDisco.
2nd Dec '15 11:06:26 PM Twentington
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** It began in 1992 with the addition of the Bullseye round which dragged down gameplay and had families playing for points in the main game instead of cash. Soon after, the daytime version was cancelled, airing in repeats until the following fall. This was also the time where the syndicated version saw an uprising of celebrity specials. Ray Combs was let go before the 1994 season, replaced with an older, heavier, slower Richard Dawson along with the Bankroll round which offered less payouts. With the O.J. Simpson murder trial pre-empting the series in most markets, this ReTool lasted only one season. ** The show returned in 1999, at which point the Dork Age reached its peak. A brand-new, modern set was created and the new host was Louie Anderson, a gravel-voiced, overweight comedian who never looked like he wanted to be there. Plus, the game removed the round with double point values, opting for the Single-Single-Single-Triple format with the top scorer playing Fast Money. To make matters worse, teams were allowed only one strike in the Triple Round (meaning clearing the board in that round required a FlawlessVictory) and it became a one-and-done game. The only good thing that came out of this was the doubling of the Fast Money prize to $20,000 in 2001, something Anderson actually advocated. Louie was ousted a year later (something he didn't take well, predicting ''Feud'' would be canceled within the next year, which it wasn't), but his replacement, Richard Karn wasn't that much better. Though the returning champs format was reinstated and a more conventional "play to 300 points" main game replaced the high-scoring/one-strike-in-triple-round/no-double-round in 2003, Karn's NoIndoorVoice and later going overboard with catchphrases and oneliners such as "Blah, blah, I'm tripling the points!" made the show painful to watch. ** The Dork Age finally stated signs of slowing after John O'Hurley replaced Karn in 2006 and brought out an updated version of the Dawson/Combs sets, replacing the "modern" set; the next year saw the "party music" composed for the 1999 revival be replaced by the original Score Productions jingle. Depending on who you ask, it ended completely either when O'Hurley [[GrowingTheBeard got more comfortable hosting]] or when Steve Harvey replaced him, [[WinBackTheCrowd bringing its ratings up]] to a level comparable to that of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' . * The Game Show genre as a whole entered one in the New 10's when shows that followed the lead of ''Deal Or No Deal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing; this DorkAge is arguably still in effect as of 2015.
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** It When the show came back on the air in 1988 with Ray Combs hosting, the Dork Age began in 1992 with the addition of the Bullseye round which dragged down gameplay and had families playing for points in the main game instead of cash. Soon after, the daytime version was cancelled, airing in repeats until the following fall. This was also the time where the syndicated version saw an uprising of celebrity specials. Ray Combs was let go before the 1994 season, replaced with an older, heavier, slower original host Richard Dawson along with (who helmed the show in its original 1976-85 incarnation) coming back; however, Dawson was much older and in far worse health. This version also had the Bankroll round which offered less payouts.payout. With the O.J. Simpson murder trial pre-empting the series in most markets, this ReTool lasted only one season. ** The show returned in 1999, at which point the Dork Age reached its peak. A brand-new, modern set was created and the new host was Louie Anderson, a gravel-voiced, overweight comedian who never looked like he wanted to be there. Plus, the game removed the round with double point values, opting for the Single-Single-Single-Triple format with the top scorer playing Fast Money. To make matters worse, teams were allowed only one strike in the Triple Round (meaning clearing the board in that round required a FlawlessVictory) and it became a one-and-done game. The only good thing that came out of this was the doubling of the Fast Money prize to $20,000 in 2001, something Anderson actually advocated. Louie was ousted a year later (something he didn't take well, predicting ''Feud'' would be canceled within the next year, which it wasn't), but his replacement, Richard Karn wasn't that much better. Though the returning champs format was reinstated and a more conventional "play to 300 points" main game replaced the high-scoring/one-strike-in-triple-round/no-double-round in 2003, Karn's NoIndoorVoice, stiff hosting style, and over-reliance on NoIndoorVoice and later going overboard with catchphrases and oneliners such as "Blah, blah, I'm tripling "I'm ''doubling the points!" made the show painful to watch. points''!" catch-phrases became unbearable. ** The Dork Age finally stated signs of slowing after John O'Hurley replaced Karn in 2006 and brought out an updated version of the Dawson/Combs sets, replacing the "modern" set; the next year saw the "party music" composed for the 1999 revival be replaced by a cleaned-up version of the original Score Productions jingle. Combs-era remix. Depending on who you ask, it ended completely either when O'Hurley [[GrowingTheBeard got more comfortable hosting]] or when Steve Harvey replaced him, [[WinBackTheCrowd bringing its ratings up]] to a level comparable to that of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' . ''Series/WheelOfFortune''. However, some longtime fans think that Harvey brought the show ''back'' into a Dork Age, as the popularity of his {{Wild Take}}s whenever a contestant gave a lurid answer were being heavily enforced by the writers, causing the questions to become HotterAndSexier as a result. * The Game Show genre as a whole entered one in the New 10's when shows that followed the lead of ''Deal Or No Deal'' ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing; this DorkAge is arguably still in effect as of 2015.

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** It began * By many accounts, ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' has been in 1992 with the addition one from any of the Bullseye round which dragged down gameplay and had families playing for following points in depending on the main game instead of cash. Soon after, version: ** Daytime network (1975-91): *** 1988: Pat Sajak stepped down from the daytime version to host his self-titled talk show (he's stayed with the nighttime version) and was cancelled, airing replaced by Rolf Benirsche, a former football player who had no TV experience and was clearly uncomfortable in repeats until the following fall. role (to the point that he once admitted he ''didn't know what to do'' on-air). This was also the time where point when M.G. Kelly took over for the syndicated version saw an uprising of celebrity specials. Ray Combs late Jack Clark as both versions' announcer; he was let go before hated for his low enthusiasm and constantly tripping over the 1994 season, copy, and quickly replaced with an older, heavier, slower Richard Dawson along with the Bankroll round which offered less payouts. With the O.J. Simpson murder trial pre-empting the series in most markets, this ReTool by original announcer Charlie O'Donnell. Rolf lasted only one season. ** The show returned in 1999, at which point six months before the Dork Age reached its peak. A brand-new, modern set was created and the new host was Louie Anderson, a gravel-voiced, overweight comedian who never looked like he wanted network version {{Channel Hop}}ped to be there. Plus, the game removed the round with double point values, opting for the Single-Single-Single-Triple format CBS, with the much better-received Bob Goen, who stayed with it until daytime game shows became DeaderThanDisco. ** Nighttime syndication (1983-present): *** 1994-95: The notorious "Megaword" category, which even Sajak himself hated, and which many fans and contestants hated for being needlessly difficult (the category was a long word that a contestant could then use in a sentence for a bonus); a seemingly endless barrage of similarly difficult puzzles that led to long stretches of wrong letters (not just in Megaword, where one well-known round took '''''13''''' turns before anyone uncovered a letter in OXIDIZED, but also in several other similarly obscure puzzles) *** Late 1996-early 1997: Reduction of the Wheel to just one template for all rounds, replacement of the old mechanical puzzle board with an electronic one, thus severely limiting the necessity of hostess Vanna White *** 2010 onward: A general NoBudget feel, as the BonusRound is often a contrived answer that seems to beg for a loss no matter what letters the contestants pick; Prize Puzzles, 1/2 Car tags, and Express becoming GoldenSnitch-level {{Game Breaker}}s; decreased enthusiasm from the studio audience (even with an applause machine, there is almost never any reaction anymore whenever a contestant lands on the top scorer playing Fast Money. To make matters worse, teams were allowed only one strike dollar amount); poor puzzle writing in the Triple Round (meaning clearing the board in that round required a FlawlessVictory) and it became a one-and-done game. The only good thing that came out of this was the doubling of the Fast Money prize to $20,000 in 2001, something Anderson actually advocated. Louie was ousted a year later (something he didn't take well, predicting ''Feud'' would be canceled within the next year, which it wasn't), but his replacement, Richard Karn wasn't that much better. Though the returning champs format was reinstated and a more conventional "play to 300 points" main game replaced (particularly the high-scoring/one-strike-in-triple-round/no-double-round in 2003, Karn's NoIndoorVoice and later going overboard with catchphrases and oneliners such as "Blah, blah, I'm tripling aforementioned Prize Puzzles, which often blatantly telegraph what the points!" made contestant will win); the show painful to watch. ** The Dork Age finally stated signs death of slowing after John O'Hurley replaced Karn Charlie O'Donnell in 2006 and brought out an updated version of the Dawson/Combs sets, replacing the "modern" set; the next year saw the "party music" composed for the 1999 revival be replaced by the original Score Productions jingle. Depending on who you ask, it ended completely either when O'Hurley [[GrowingTheBeard got more comfortable hosting]] or when Steve Harvey replaced him, [[WinBackTheCrowd bringing its ratings up]] to a level comparable to that of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' . * The Game Show genre as a whole entered one in the New 10's when shows that late 2010, followed the lead by a barrage of ''Deal Or No Deal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing; this DorkAge is arguably still in effect as substitutes (many of 2015. whom were dubbed over Charlie on episodes that taped before his death but had not yet aired); increasingly sloppy editing
29th Oct '15 10:12:54 PM Acebrock
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* The G4 Network seems to be pretending that the first month or so of Los Angeles-based ''Series/XPlay'' episodes don't exist. The recent G4 Replay block of reruns skipped from the last UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco eps to the L.A. eps with the dark green set, completely skipping the early L.A. eps with the hideously bright-green set.
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* The G4 Network seems seemed to be pretending pretend that the first month or so of Los Angeles-based ''Series/XPlay'' episodes don't exist. The recent G4 Replay block of reruns skipped from the last UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco eps to the L.A. eps with the dark green set, completely skipping the early L.A. eps with the hideously bright-green set.
27th Oct '15 2:50:05 PM Silverblade2
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* Season 5 of ''Series/AGameOfThrones'' is very controversial due to being a CompressedAdaptation of the [[Literature/AFeastForCrows fourth]] and [[Literature/ADanceWithDragons fifth]] books. One storyline is widely depised by both sides is the Dorne arc due to being IdiotPlot with all the characters involved in that arc and the portrayal of the Sand Snakes who are regarded by all sides of the fandom as [[TheScrappy the worst characters]] in the show due to being StupidEvil, their FightSceneFailure with Jaime and Bronn and their {{Narm}}-stastic lines ([[MemeticMutation "You want a proper girl but you need a bad pussy"]]). Another storyline which received much contention is Sansa's story where instead of being a BastardUnderstudy of Littlefinger [[spoiler:after helping him lied about her aunt Lysa Tully's death]], she was forced to marry [[spoiler:Ramsey Bolton, making her a CompositeCharacter to her AdaptedOut friend from the books, Jeyne Poole, and was raped by him during their wedding night]]. There's also how Stannis' arc was handled [[spoiler:particularly with him burning his daughter to appease R'hollor]]. And despite that the show won for "Best Drama Series" at the 2015 Emmys, some cynical viewers believed that it's a ConsolationAward for the previous seasons.
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* Season 5 of ''Series/AGameOfThrones'' is very controversial due to being a CompressedAdaptation of the [[Literature/AFeastForCrows fourth]] and [[Literature/ADanceWithDragons fifth]] books. One storyline is widely depised by both sides is the Dorne arc due to being IdiotPlot with all the characters involved in that arc and the portrayal of the Sand Snakes who are regarded by all sides of the fandom as [[TheScrappy the worst characters]] in the show due to being StupidEvil, their FightSceneFailure with Jaime and Bronn and their {{Narm}}-stastic lines ([[MemeticMutation "You want a proper good girl but you need a bad pussy"]]). Another storyline which received much contention is Sansa's story where instead of being a BastardUnderstudy of Littlefinger [[spoiler:after helping him lied about her aunt Lysa Tully's death]], she was forced to marry [[spoiler:Ramsey Bolton, making her a CompositeCharacter to her AdaptedOut friend from the books, Jeyne Poole, and was raped by him during their wedding night]]. There's also how Stannis' arc was handled [[spoiler:particularly with him burning his daughter to appease R'hollor]]. And despite that the show won for "Best Drama Series" at the 2015 Emmys, some cynical viewers believed that it's a ConsolationAward for the previous seasons.
19th Oct '15 3:12:16 PM jedidarrick
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** After a great first season, the creators decided to focus on the melodrama of the sisters' lives, and whole episodes were devoted purely to their personal lives with supernatural subplots thrown in as afterthoughts (in, you know... a ''show about witches''). The show was saved by its awesome third season, however.\\ \\ It should be noted, though, that the lives of the Charmed Ones was always supposed to be the focus of the show. There was a quote that said that "The show isn't about three witches who happen to be sisters, it's about three sisters who happen to be witches." It was intended to be more of a drama with elements of fantasy (it was produced by Creator/AaronSpelling, after all). ** The show's fifth season, while still quite good in quality, changed the tone slightly to make things LighterAndSofter, and the structure shifted to have more stand alone episodes instead of an actual story arc. They introduced magical creatures such as mermaids, leprechauns, woodnymphs, etc which had never been heard of in the show's mythology. The sixth season took it UpToEleven with girlish and childish storylines such as King Arthur's sword, the sisters creating a Mr. Right for Piper, and a demonic reality show. The seventh and eighth seasons became darker in tone and developed interesting story arcs to rectify the problem.
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** After a great first season, the creators decided to focus on the melodrama of the sisters' lives, and whole episodes were devoted purely to their personal lives with supernatural subplots thrown in as afterthoughts (in, you know... a ''show about witches''). The show was saved by its awesome third season, however.\\ \\ however. *** It should be noted, though, that the lives of the Charmed Ones was always supposed to be the focus of the show. There was a quote that said that "The show isn't about three witches who happen to be sisters, it's about three sisters who happen to be witches." It was intended to be more of a drama with elements of fantasy (it was produced by Creator/AaronSpelling, after all). ** The show's fifth season, while still quite good in quality, changed the tone slightly to make things LighterAndSofter, and the structure shifted to have more stand alone episodes instead of an actual story arc. They introduced magical creatures such as mermaids, leprechauns, woodnymphs, wood nymphs, etc which had never been heard of in the show's mythology. The sixth season took it UpToEleven with girlish and childish storylines such as King Arthur's sword, the sisters creating a Mr. Right for Piper, and a demonic reality show. The seventh and eighth seasons became darker in tone and developed interesting story arcs to rectify the problem.
16th Oct '15 9:24:27 PM jameygamer
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' in its 10th and 11th seasons. They wrote Creator/LaurenceFishburne's character as a CSI 1 and tried to show things from that perspective, but being a big actor, Fishburne's character kept getting quickly promoted and allowed to do new things far too quickly for the fans. Season 12 reverted to the star being the team leader.
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' in its 10th and 11th seasons. They wrote Creator/LaurenceFishburne's character as a CSI 1 and tried to show things from that perspective, but being a big actor, Fishburne's character kept getting quickly promoted and allowed to do new things far too quickly for the fans. Fishburne's character arc was completed at the end of Season 11 and the character was then PutOnABus, and Season 12 reverted to the star being the team leader.leader, which stuck for the final four seasons of the original ''C.S.I'', though it ultimately didn't fully overcome William Petersen's departure for the role.

** Season 6 (1980-1): The first season after Creator/LorneMichaels left the show and the entire cast was replaced (including the last of the original cast). Lorne wanted Creator/AlFranken to take over as producer, but NBC president Fred Silverman refused because of a segment Franken did on SNL mocking Silverman. Silverman instead chose Jean Doumanian to produce SNL, and she proved extremely inept at the task. Many of the sketches were extremely crass, and critics wrote scathingly of the show's decline in quality. Dick Ebersol took over as producer late in the season (only one episode was made that season after he was hired before a writer's strike ended it) and stayed on for another four years. Creator/EddieMurphy and Joe Piscopo were the only Doumanian cast members to make it into the following season.
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** Season 6 (1980-1): The first season after Creator/LorneMichaels left the show and the entire cast was replaced (including the last of the original cast). Lorne wanted Creator/AlFranken to take over as producer, but NBC president Fred Silverman refused because of a segment Franken did on SNL mocking Silverman.Silverman (Silverman was relatively humorless). Silverman instead chose Jean Doumanian to produce SNL, and she proved extremely inept at the task. Many of the sketches were extremely crass, and critics wrote scathingly of the show's decline in quality. Dick Ebersol took over as producer late in the season (only one episode was made that season after he was hired before a writer's strike ended it) and stayed on for another four years. Creator/EddieMurphy and Joe Piscopo were the only Doumanian cast members to make it into the following season.season, and the entire season helped lead to Silverman's career taking a nose-dive after success in the 70's; this got an honorable mention in ''Literature/WhatWereTheyThinkingThe100DumbestEventsInTelevisionHistory'', which took several shots at Silverman.
16th Oct '15 9:17:03 PM jameygamer
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** The first one was encountered around seasons 3-5. Season 3 didn't do as well in the ratings compared to its predecessors, partly because the scorching heat of the Kenyan scrubland made it too hot for the contestants to do anything interesting besides sitting around all day. Season 4 had a bunch of boring people and a DiabolusExMachina that screwed someone doing ''very'' well in the game, and Season 5 was full of people who were outright irritating. They all had their moments, granted, but the show got better around season 6 and then gradually got better.
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** The first one was encountered around seasons 3-5. Season 3 didn't do as well in the ratings compared to its predecessors, partly because the scorching heat of the Kenyan scrubland made it too hot for the contestants to do anything interesting besides sitting around all day. day, and the crew of ''Survivor'' were not any fonder of the season. Season 4 had a bunch of boring people and a DiabolusExMachina that screwed someone doing ''very'' well in the game, game along with the infamous "no-no" sandflies that irritated EVERYONE (''Survivor'' has refused to return to the Marquesas after meeting these bugs), and Season 5 was full of people who were outright irritating. They all had their moments, granted, but the show got better around season 6 and then gradually got better.

* ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' started to get a little tired in Bob Barker's last few seasons: increasing senior moments from Bob, sudden insurgence of idiotic contestants, a butt-ugly set, declining health of announcer Rod Roddy, backstage drama that led to many models being fired and Rod no longer appearing on-camera, followed by Rod's death in 2003. Bob's successor Drew Carey brought on a few first-time jitters that some consider an extension of the Dork Age. A notable example is the notorious "Drewcases" in 2008 and 2009, most of which were seen as unfunny, not to mention humiliating to announcer Rich Fields to Drew's credit, he later admitted they were a bad idea.
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* ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' started to get a little tired in Bob Barker's last few seasons: increasing senior moments from Bob, sudden insurgence of idiotic contestants, a butt-ugly set, set (it was recolored in a pink and blue motif for Bob's last seasons), declining health of announcer Rod Roddy, backstage drama that led to many models being fired and Rod no longer appearing on-camera, followed by Rod's death in 2003. Bob's successor Drew Carey brought on a few first-time jitters that some consider an extension of the Dork Age. A notable example is the notorious "Drewcases" in 2008 and 2009, most of which were seen as unfunny, not to mention humiliating to announcer Rich Fields to Drew's credit, he later admitted they were a bad idea.
16th Oct '15 9:08:50 PM jameygamer
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** The show returned in 1999, at which point the Dork Age reached its peak. The new host was Louie Anderson, a gravel-voiced, overweight comedian who never looked like he wanted to be there. Plus, the game removed the round with double point values, opting for the Single-Single-Single-Triple format with the top scorer playing Fast Money. To make matters worse, teams were allowed one strike in the Triple Round. The only good thing that came out of this was the doubling of the Fast Money prize to $20,000 in 2001, something Anderson actually advocated. Louie was ousted a year later but his replacement, Richard Karn wasn't that much better. Though a more conventional "play to 300 points" main game was introduced in 2003, Karn's NoIndoorVoice made the show painful to watch. ** The Dork Age finally stated signs of slowing after John O'Hurley replaced Karn. Depending on who you ask, it ended completely either when O'Hurley [[GrowingTheBeard got more comfortable hosting]] or when Steve Harvey replaced him, [[WinBackTheCrowd bringing its ratings up]] to a level comparable to that of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' . * The Game Show genre as a whole entered one in the New 10's when shows that followed the lead of ''Deal Or No Deal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing.
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** The show returned in 1999, at which point the Dork Age reached its peak. The A brand-new, modern set was created and the new host was Louie Anderson, a gravel-voiced, overweight comedian who never looked like he wanted to be there. Plus, the game removed the round with double point values, opting for the Single-Single-Single-Triple format with the top scorer playing Fast Money. To make matters worse, teams were allowed only one strike in the Triple Round.Round (meaning clearing the board in that round required a FlawlessVictory) and it became a one-and-done game. The only good thing that came out of this was the doubling of the Fast Money prize to $20,000 in 2001, something Anderson actually advocated. Louie was ousted a year later (something he didn't take well, predicting ''Feud'' would be canceled within the next year, which it wasn't), but his replacement, Richard Karn wasn't that much better. Though the returning champs format was reinstated and a more conventional "play to 300 points" main game was introduced replaced the high-scoring/one-strike-in-triple-round/no-double-round in 2003, Karn's NoIndoorVoice and later going overboard with catchphrases and oneliners such as "Blah, blah, I'm tripling the points!" made the show painful to watch. ** The Dork Age finally stated signs of slowing after John O'Hurley replaced Karn.Karn in 2006 and brought out an updated version of the Dawson/Combs sets, replacing the "modern" set; the next year saw the "party music" composed for the 1999 revival be replaced by the original Score Productions jingle. Depending on who you ask, it ended completely either when O'Hurley [[GrowingTheBeard got more comfortable hosting]] or when Steve Harvey replaced him, [[WinBackTheCrowd bringing its ratings up]] to a level comparable to that of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' . * The Game Show genre as a whole entered one in the New 10's when shows that followed the lead of ''Deal Or No Deal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing.airing; this DorkAge is arguably still in effect as of 2015.
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