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27th May '18 4:35:07 AM MummyGaGa
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** Seasons 34-36 can be viewed as this thanks to fans believing that the show has become too much about twists with many of those twists ended screwing over fan favorites such as Malcolm, Cirie, Devon, and a lot of members from the original Malolo tribe out of the game.[[note]]Malcolm has to deal with the Mana/Nuku tribal council in which he could not prepare in advance, Cirie has to deal with [[FanNickname advantagegeddon]], Devon has to deal with the fire-making final four twist, and many of members from the original Malolo tribe were voted out simply because they didn't have the numbers since the first tribal swap.[[/note]] It is not common for many fans to fear that this show is becoming like ''Series/BigBrother''. Not to mention the cast for Game Changers and Ghost Island has been constantly criticized thanks to the former having [[WTHCastingAgency questionable casting choices]] and the latter not having a lot of people make big moves and play to win.
25th May '18 2:28:33 AM RedScharlach
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* Season 5 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' 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 lie 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]], which is basically the only thing adapted from the Bolton storyline of the books, cutting out the various conspiracies among the Northern Houses. There's also how Stannis' arc was handled [[spoiler:particularly with him burning his daughter to appease R'hllor, then getting ignominiously defeated by the Boltons and killed by Brienne, especially as he is still alive in the books]]. 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/GameOfThrones'' is very controversial due to being a CompressedAdaptation of the [[Literature/AFeastForCrows fourth]] and [[Literature/ADanceWithDragons fifth]] books. One storyline is widely depised despised by both sides is the Dorne arc due to being an IdiotPlot with for 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 {{Narm}}-tastic 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 lie 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 on their wedding night]], which is basically the only thing adapted from the Bolton storyline of the books, cutting out the various conspiracies among the Northern Houses. There's also how Stannis' arc was handled [[spoiler:particularly with him burning his daughter to appease R'hllor, then getting ignominiously defeated by the Boltons and killed by Brienne, especially as he is still alive in the books]]. 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.



** After a widely-acclaimed first season that was hailed as one of the best shows on television, the second season was seen by many fans as a SophomoreSlump. With Creator/FrankDarabont having just left the show, the new {{show runner}}s and writing team were still finding their footing, and in the first half of the season especially, the show was accused of [[{{Filler}} spinning its wheels]] on Hershel's farm. Fortunately, things picked up again by the end of the season, and while seasons three through five are not without their flaws, they have since come to be viewed as the show's GoldenAge.
** Unfortunately, ever since the start of season six, the series has seen gradually decreasing reception and ratings. Chief complaints are the cliffhangers and fakeouts, long stretches of meandering plot that only get it together for the season finales, and the generally cyclical nature of the series, in which the group encounters a new villain, defeats him, and repeats. Negan especially has been bitterly polarizing, with many fans finding him to be a cartoonish SuperVillain whose story has been drawn out for too long.
* In ''Professional wrestling'', so many come to mind but The Undertaker's re-gimmicking as a biker with the song "American Badass" was widely panned as "The Underbiker" and "American White Trash".

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** After a widely-acclaimed widely acclaimed first season that was hailed as one of the best shows on television, the second season was seen by many fans as a SophomoreSlump. With Creator/FrankDarabont having just left the show, the new {{show runner}}s and writing team were still finding their footing, and in the first half of the season especially, the show was accused of [[{{Filler}} spinning its wheels]] on Hershel's farm. Fortunately, things picked up again by the end of the season, and while seasons three through five are not without their flaws, they have since come to be viewed as the show's GoldenAge.
** Unfortunately, ever since the start of season six, the series has seen gradually decreasing reception praise and ratings. Chief complaints are the cliffhangers and fakeouts, long stretches of meandering plot that only get it together for the season finales, and the generally cyclical nature of the series, in which the group encounters a new villain, defeats him, and repeats. Negan especially has been bitterly polarizing, with many fans finding him to be a cartoonish SuperVillain whose story has been drawn out for too long.
* In ''Professional wrestling'', so many come to mind but The Undertaker's re-gimmicking as a biker with the song "American Badass" was widely panned as "The Underbiker" and "American White Trash".
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* While it's hotly debated as to whether any episodes of ''Series/TopGear'' following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in 2015 are even worth watching -- many fans having decamped to the trio's new show, ''Series/TheGrandTour'' -- nearly everyone seems to agree that the first season made without them was ''incredibly'' sub-par, with new lead presenter Chris Evans[[note]](meaning the former BBC DJ, not the guy who plays ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse)[[/note]] being widely disliked, and the season adopting a tone much closer to the pre-2002 incarnation of the show. The following season, which saw Evans replaced by Matt [=LeBlanc=], was at least seen as an improvement, but viewing figures remained barely half of what they were in the Clarkson-Hammond-May era.

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* While it's hotly debated as to whether any episodes of ''Series/TopGear'' following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in 2015 are even worth watching -- many fans having decamped to the trio's new show, ''Series/TheGrandTour'' -- nearly everyone seems to agree that the first season made without them was ''incredibly'' sub-par, with new lead presenter Chris Evans[[note]](meaning Radio/ChrisEvans[[note]](meaning the former BBC DJ, not the guy who plays ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse)[[/note]] being widely disliked, and the season adopting a tone much closer to the pre-2002 incarnation of the show. The following season, which saw Evans replaced by Matt [=LeBlanc=], was at least seen as an improvement, but viewing figures remained barely half of what they were in the Clarkson-Hammond-May era.
6th May '18 1:25:17 PM AmuckCricetine
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** Seasons 22-24 are probably the era with most consensus: The then-producer, John Nathan-Turner, would often insist on choosing new, rookie writers over seasoned writers who had worked on the series before, ExecutiveMeddling caused the series to become first DarkerAndEdgier before swerving suddenly into LighterAndSofter territory, the budget was nearly nonexistent, and the entirety of Season 23 was dedicated to the tedious and intrusive "Trial of a Time Lord" storyline/framing device. The show recovered with some standout writing and characterization in Seasons 25 and 26, but the ratings and budget were still rock-bottom and led to the show finally getting axed.

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** Seasons 22-24 are probably the era with most consensus: The then-producer, John Nathan-Turner, Creator/JohnNathanTurner, would often insist on choosing new, rookie writers over seasoned writers who had worked on the series before, ExecutiveMeddling caused the series to become first DarkerAndEdgier before swerving suddenly into LighterAndSofter territory, the budget was nearly nonexistent, and the entirety of Season 23 was dedicated to the tedious and intrusive "Trial of a Time Lord" storyline/framing device. The show recovered with some standout writing and characterization in Seasons 25 and 26, but the ratings and budget were still rock-bottom and led to the show finally getting axed.
3rd May '18 11:54:56 AM OlfinBedwere
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** A large portion of the fanbase considers everything done in the Star Trek franchise after Enterprise went off the air to be a lengthy Dork Age that they loudly clamor for the franchise to emerge from.

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** A large portion of the fanbase considers everything done in the Star Trek franchise after Enterprise ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' went off the air to be a lengthy Dork Age that they loudly clamor for the franchise to emerge from. Others consider the Dork Age to have lasted from around the end of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' until the release of either [[Film/StarTrek the 2009 reboot film]] or ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''. And that's before you get to those who consider everything after the death of Creator/GeneRoddenberry in 1991 to be a permanent DorkAge. Depending on what exactly one's view of what ''Star Trek'' should be, there's a lot of debate around this subject.
1st May '18 10:10:47 AM OlfinBedwere
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* For a brief time on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Odo had his powers taken away by the Founders, as one of those vehicles-for-exploring-the-human-condition that ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is so fond of. In this case, it didn't turn out well; Odo got his powers back in a very contrived way and the whole incident was referenced precisely once (in the very next episode) and then never again. This came about during an effort late in season 4 to make major changes to the characters, with Sisko's girlfriend being imprisoned, Dukat becoming a terrorist, Worf being dishonored again, Quark also getting cut off from his people, and Kira first getting into a relationship with the First Minister of Bajor, then becoming a surrogate mother for the O'Briens' baby. As it turned out, ''every single one'' of these changes misfired badly with the fans, and Kira's becoming a surrogate mother was the only one that wasn't undone by halfway through season 5 -- and that was because her actress, Nana Visitor, was [[RealLifeWritesthePlot actually pregnant]] during production, which is why the arc was included in the first place. She delivered during production of a season 5 episode, and the plot was fairly quickly wound up thereafter.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fell into this with its infamous third season, when Creator/GeneRoddenberry stepped away from the show and allowed producer Fred Freiberger and script editor Arthur Singer, neither of whom knew anything about the series, to take over. In retrospect the season isn't regarded as ''too'' bad in comparison to some of the weaker seasons of the latter shows, so much as it features a lot of average, forgettable stories while being dragged down by [[Recap/StarTrekS3E1SpocksBrain two]] [[Recap/StarTrekS3E20TheWayToEden episodes]] regarded as SoBadItsGood, and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E4AndTheChildrenShallLead one]] regarded as just being terrible.
** While ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' managed to drag itself out of an early Dork Age by around the second or third season depending on who you ask, many fans feel that it fell back into the Dork Age in its seventh and final season. The writers were running out of ideas, resulting in many bizarre and {{technobabble}}-laden plots, which was compounded by the new showrunner demanding more episodes focusing on Dr. Crusher and Troi, despite those being the two characters the writers had always had the most trouble dealing with. It didn't help that ExecutiveMeddling closed off the two most obvious story arcs for the characters -- the implied UnresolvedSexualTension between Crusher and Picard, and the romantic history between Troi and Riker -- resulting in the former getting a very perfunctory subplot in one episode and never being mentioned again, while the latter was spurned in favor of pairing Troi with ''Worf'', with the subject of her and Riker not being revisited until years later with ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''.
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For a brief time on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Odo had his powers taken away by the Founders, as one of those vehicles-for-exploring-the-human-condition that ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is so fond of. In this case, it didn't turn out well; Odo got his powers back in a very contrived way and the whole incident was referenced precisely once (in the very next episode) and then never again. This came about during an effort late in season 4 to make major changes to the characters, with Sisko's girlfriend being imprisoned, Dukat becoming a terrorist, Worf being dishonored again, Quark also getting cut off from his people, and Kira first getting into a relationship with the First Minister of Bajor, then becoming a surrogate mother for the O'Briens' baby. As it turned out, ''every single one'' of these changes misfired badly with the fans, and Kira's becoming a surrogate mother was the only one that wasn't undone by halfway through season 5 -- and that was because her actress, Nana Visitor, was [[RealLifeWritesthePlot actually pregnant]] during production, which is why the arc was included in the first place. She delivered during production of a season 5 episode, and the plot was fairly quickly wound up thereafter.
11th Apr '18 6:29:52 PM Twentington
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*** 1988: Pat Sajak stepped down from the daytime version to host ''Series/ThePatSajakShow'' (he's stayed with the nighttime version) and was replaced by Rolf Benirschke, a former football player who had no TV experience and it ''showed'' -- despite a pleasant demeanor toward contestants, he made constant mistakes on-air and once had to admit to the nation that he had no idea what to do when a game ended in a tie. (Making matters worse was the fact that Rolf took over while the show's announcer was M.G. Kelly, who was derided by fans and even Pat himself for being overly mellow and constantly tripping over his words. As a result, original announcer Charlie O'Donnell returned to the show in 1989.) Rolf lasted only six months before the network version {{Channel Hop}}ped from NBC to CBS, with the far more experienced Bob Goen hosting that version until daytime game shows fell by the wayside.

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*** 1988: Pat Sajak stepped down from the daytime version to host ''Series/ThePatSajakShow'' (he's stayed with the nighttime version) and was replaced by Rolf Benirschke, a former football player who had no TV experience and it ''showed'' -- despite a pleasant demeanor toward contestants, he was very visibly nervous throughout most of his run, and is confirmed to have made constant a vast amount of mistakes (including admitting on-air and once had to admit to the nation that he had no idea didn't know what to do when a game ended in a tie. (Making tie, and having a contestant correct him on a rule during a Teen Week). Making matters worse was the fact that Rolf took over while the show's announcer was M.G. Kelly, who was derided by fans and even Pat himself for being overly mellow and constantly tripping over his words. As a result, original announcer Charlie O'Donnell returned to the show in 1989.) Rolf lasted only six months before the network version {{Channel Hop}}ped from NBC to CBS, with the far more experienced Bob Goen hosting that version until taking over (and following the show back to NBC again) before daytime game shows fell by the wayside.



*** 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). Despite its short life, Megaword is still regarded to this day as one of the worst ideas in the show's history.
*** 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.

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*** 1994-95: The While this season does have some merit overall, it was also the season that introduced the notorious "Megaword" category, which even Sajak himself hated, and which many fans and contestants hated for being needlessly difficult (the category hated. In this category, the puzzle was a long vocabulary word that a which the contestant could then use in a sentence for a bonus); a seemingly endless barrage bonus. The main point of similarly difficult puzzles that led to long stretches derision for this category was the obscurity and difficulty of wrong letters (not just in Megaword, where such words; one well-known round took '''''13''''' turns before anyone uncovered a letter in OXIDIZED, but also in several other similarly obscure puzzles).while another led to a contestant being ruled wrong for mispronouncing PRISTINELY despite the entire puzzle being filled in. Despite its short life, Megaword is still regarded to this day as one of the worst ideas in the show's history.
*** 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. Derision over the latter has been lessened, especially since 1.) ''Wheel'' was one of the last game shows to still be using trilons at the time, and 2.) the electronic board greatly sped up production times, as new puzzles often took a very long time to load into the old board.



*** Another point of contention for the show in TheNewTens was when longtime announcer Charlie O'Donnell died in November 2010, two months into the 28th season. While it was understandable that this would require a rotation of fill-ins from other announcers, most of them did an especially poor job except for Jim Thornton, who was very well-received and ultimately took over by season's end. However, there were several weeks of episodes that Charlie had taped prior to his death, so the show made the unorthodox decision to [[SameLanguageDub dub him over]] with [[TheOtherMarty the fill-in announcers]]. While the show defended this as trying to lessen the sadness of hearing Charlie's voice so soon after his death, the fanbase largely found it disrespectful to his legacy. Even worse, after Jim became announcer, ''he'' was dubbed over all of the other fill-in announcers during that summer's reruns (likely to avoid paying them royalties for reruns), meaning that some episodes had to be dubbed twice.

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*** Another point of contention for the show in TheNewTens was when longtime announcer Charlie O'Donnell died in November 2010, two months into the 28th season. While it was understandable that this would require a rotation of fill-ins from other announcers, most of them did an especially poor job except for Jim Thornton, who was very well-received and ultimately took over in 2011 and has been deemed by season's end.many as a worthy successor. However, there were several weeks of episodes that Charlie had taped prior to his death, so the show made the unorthodox decision to [[SameLanguageDub dub him over]] with [[TheOtherMarty the fill-in announcers]]. While the show defended this as trying to lessen the sadness of hearing Charlie's voice so soon after his death, the fanbase largely found it disrespectful to his legacy. Even worse, after Jim became announcer, ''he'' was dubbed over all of the other fill-in announcers during that summer's reruns (likely to avoid paying them royalties for reruns), meaning that some episodes had to be dubbed twice.
10th Apr '18 11:55:56 AM Twentington
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** The genre went through another around 2008 when ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing. As with ''Millionaire'', copycats abounded and the original's format wore thin. There were also a myriad of terrible, poorly-planned shows in syndication, such as ''Series/{{Temptation|2007}}'' and ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords''; the fallout was so severe that Creator/{{GSN}} started airing televised poker and reality shows in an attempt to catch up with those then-hot markets. The game show field seems to have finally reversed as of 2016-17, thanks to a popular block on Creator/{{ABC}} consisting of revamped versions of ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'', ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid]]'' and ''Series/MatchGame'', plus a celebrity version of ''Series/FamilyFeud''. Also, a revival of ''Series/TheGongShow'' joined the fray in summer 2017.

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** The genre went through another around 2008 when ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing. As with ''Millionaire'', copycats abounded and the original's format wore thin. There were also a myriad of terrible, poorly-planned shows in syndication, such as ''Series/{{Temptation|2007}}'' and ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords''; the fallout was so severe that Creator/{{GSN}} started airing televised poker and reality shows in an attempt to catch up with those then-hot markets. The game show field seems to have finally reversed as of 2016-17, 2016 onward, thanks to a popular block on Creator/{{ABC}} consisting of revamped versions of ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'', ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid]]'' and ''Series/MatchGame'', plus a celebrity version of ''Series/FamilyFeud''. Also, a revival of ''Series/TheGongShow'' joined the fray in summer 2017.''Series/MatchGame'' that are mostly back-to-basics and have been reasonably well received.



*** 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 Benirschke, 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; fans hated him for his 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 show in 1989 when original announcer Charlie 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 the above-mentioned decline of daytime game shows.

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*** 1988: Pat Sajak stepped down from the daytime version to host his self-titled talk show ''Series/ThePatSajakShow'' (he's stayed with the nighttime version) and was replaced by Rolf Benirschke, a former football player who had no TV experience and was clearly uncomfortable in the role, it ''showed'' -- despite a pleasant demeanor toward contestants, he made constant mistakes on-air and once had to admit to the point nation that he once admitted he ''didn't know had no idea what to do'' on-air. (This was also the point do when a game ended in a tie. (Making matters worse was the fact that Rolf took over while the show's announcer was M.G. Kelly took over for the late Jack Clark as both versions' announcer; Kelly, who was derided by fans hated him and even Pat himself for his being overly mellow delivery, while Pat Sajak later noted that he and constantly had to re-take prize copy because he kept tripping over his words. Kelly left the show in 1989 when As a result, original announcer Charlie O'Donnell came back.returned to the show in 1989.) Rolf lasted only six months before the network version {{Channel Hop}}ped from NBC to CBS, with the much better-received host far more experienced Bob Goen, who stayed with it Goen hosting that version until the above-mentioned decline of daytime game shows.shows fell by the wayside.



*** 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

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*** 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 WhiteWhite.
19th Mar '18 4:11:54 AM jormis29
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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, which stuck for the final four seasons of the original ''C.S.I'', though it ultimately didn't fully overcome William Petersen's departure from the role.

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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, which stuck for the final four seasons of the original ''C.S.I'', though it ultimately didn't fully overcome William Petersen's Creator/WilliamPetersen's departure from the role.
9th Mar '18 2:24:16 PM Plactus
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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 lie 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]], which is basically the only thing adapted from the Bolton storyline of the books, cutting out the various conspiracies among the Northern Houses. There's also how Stannis' arc was handled [[spoiler:particularly with him burning his daughter to appease R'hllor, then getting ignominiously defeated by the Boltons and killed by Brienne, especially as he is still alive in the books]]. 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'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' 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 lie 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]], which is basically the only thing adapted from the Bolton storyline of the books, cutting out the various conspiracies among the Northern Houses. There's also how Stannis' arc was handled [[spoiler:particularly with him burning his daughter to appease R'hllor, then getting ignominiously defeated by the Boltons and killed by Brienne, especially as he is still alive in the books]]. 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 Feb '18 8:40:36 AM M1rth
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* In ''Professional wrestling'', so many come to mind but The Undertaker's re-gimmicking as a biker with the song "American Badass" was widely panned as "The Underbiker" and "American White Trash".
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