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28th Oct '16 6:15:32 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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** The second half of the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures when everything got so much DarkerAndEdgier it was difficult to recognize it as ''Who'', Ace was converted into a NinetiesAntiHero, the Doctor was increasingly flipping between being a DemotedToExtra PinballProtagonist or a [[DesignatedHero batshit insane]] Machiavellian KnightTemplar [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy it was difficult to root for]], and many of the best writers of the [[{{Camp}} Frocks]] crowd, like Paul Cornell or Gareth Roberts, had stopped writing books for the line. TV companions from earlier eras like Liz Shaw and Dodo were getting StuffedIntoTheFridge in {{Narm}}fully mean-spirited ways while others were getting {{Revision}}ed as child rape survivors or catching space-STDs, and production problems led to ''So Vile a Sin'', the book that killed off a companion, coming out ''after'' the books in which she was dead.

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** The second half of the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures when everything got so much DarkerAndEdgier it was difficult to recognize it as ''Who'', Ace was converted into a NinetiesAntiHero, the Doctor was increasingly flipping between being a DemotedToExtra PinballProtagonist or a [[DesignatedHero batshit insane]] Machiavellian KnightTemplar [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy it was difficult to root for]], and many of the best writers of the [[{{Camp}} Frocks]] crowd, like Paul Cornell or Gareth Roberts, had stopped writing books for the line. TV companions from earlier eras like Liz Shaw and Dodo were getting StuffedIntoTheFridge in {{Narm}}fully mean-spirited ways while others were getting {{Revision}}ed as child rape survivors or catching space-STDs, space-[=STDs=], and production problems led to ''So Vile a Sin'', the book that killed off a companion, coming out ''after'' the books in which she was dead.
7th Oct '16 9:03:05 AM MyFinalEdits
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* The ninth season of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', produced following the public meltdown and departure of Creator/CharlieSheen, is largely considered this due to much worse writing and extreme {{Flanderization}}: Alan becoming more immature and an even bigger mooch, Jake smoking pot and becoming even more stupid, Rose becoming more a bitch, Lindsay becoming crazier, and Berta being the only character who's stayed consistent so far. The tone is completely different, there's a much greater emphasis on ToiletHumour that's more gross than funny, and the biggest problem of all, Charlie's replacement Walden -- a character that's too thin to cut it as a supporting character, let alone a replacement for Charlie Harper. He's little more than a rich and more immature version of Alan and his interactions with the other characters feel very forced and unnatural, which isn't so much Ashton Kutcher's fault, he looks like he's really trying, but the lousy material gives him almost nothing to work with. Any way you slice it, this season is ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' InNameOnly. The remaining seasons improved somewhat by retooling the humor in a way that clearly took inspiration from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (which at least was more appropriate than the toilet humor, given that Walden was meant to be a technology mogul), but it never again reached the levels of popularity it had in Seasons 1-8, and eventually ended with a widely-reviled finale that mostly just took childish pot-shots at Sheen.

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* The ninth season of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', produced following the public meltdown and departure of Creator/CharlieSheen, is largely considered this due to much worse writing and extreme {{Flanderization}}: Alan becoming more immature and an even bigger mooch, Jake smoking pot and becoming even more stupid, Rose becoming more a bitch, Lindsay becoming crazier, and Berta being the only character who's stayed consistent so far. The tone is completely different, there's a much greater emphasis on ToiletHumour that's more gross than funny, ToiletHumour, and the biggest problem of all, Charlie's replacement Walden -- a character that's too thin to cut it as a supporting character, let alone a replacement for Charlie Harper. He's is little more than a rich and more immature version of Alan and his interactions with the other characters feel very forced and unnatural, which isn't so much Ashton Kutcher's fault, he looks like he's really trying, but the lousy material gives him almost nothing to work with. Any way you slice it, this season is ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' InNameOnly. unnatural. The remaining seasons improved somewhat by retooling the humor in a way that clearly took inspiration from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (which at least was more appropriate than the toilet humor, given that Walden was meant to be a technology mogul), but it never again reached the levels of popularity it had in Seasons 1-8, and eventually ended with a widely-reviled finale that mostly just took childish pot-shots at Sheen.
7th Oct '16 6:27:21 AM OlfinBedwere
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* The ninth season of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' is largely considered this due to much worse writing and extreme {{Flanderization}}: Alan becoming more immature and an even bigger mooch, Jake smoking pot and becoming even more stupid, Rose becoming more a bitch, Lindsay becoming crazier, and Berta being the only character who's stayed consistent so far. The tone is completely different, there's a much greater emphasis on ToiletHumour that's more gross than funny, and the biggest problem of all, Charlie's replacement Walden -- a character that's too thin to cut it as a supporting character, let alone a replacement for Charlie Harper. He's little more than a rich and more immature version of Alan and his interactions with the other characters feel very forced and unnatural, which isn't so much Ashton Kutcher's fault, he looks like he's really trying, but the lousy material gives him almost nothing to work with. Any way you slice it, this season is ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' InNameOnly.

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* The ninth season of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', produced following the public meltdown and departure of Creator/CharlieSheen, is largely considered this due to much worse writing and extreme {{Flanderization}}: Alan becoming more immature and an even bigger mooch, Jake smoking pot and becoming even more stupid, Rose becoming more a bitch, Lindsay becoming crazier, and Berta being the only character who's stayed consistent so far. The tone is completely different, there's a much greater emphasis on ToiletHumour that's more gross than funny, and the biggest problem of all, Charlie's replacement Walden -- a character that's too thin to cut it as a supporting character, let alone a replacement for Charlie Harper. He's little more than a rich and more immature version of Alan and his interactions with the other characters feel very forced and unnatural, which isn't so much Ashton Kutcher's fault, he looks like he's really trying, but the lousy material gives him almost nothing to work with. Any way you slice it, this season is ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' InNameOnly. The remaining seasons improved somewhat by retooling the humor in a way that clearly took inspiration from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (which at least was more appropriate than the toilet humor, given that Walden was meant to be a technology mogul), but it never again reached the levels of popularity it had in Seasons 1-8, and eventually ended with a widely-reviled finale that mostly just took childish pot-shots at Sheen.



** Season 8 isn't well liked particularly for derailing [[EnsembleDarkhorse Victoria]], who is Ted's love interest in Season 1, Ted's unrequited feelings for Robin resurfacing since Season 7, Robin's constant {{jerkass}} attitude towards her co-worker Patrice, Ted dating a crazy stalker of his and the ArcFatigue of how [[spoiler:Barney and Robin's]] wedding came about. Fortunately, this is the season that sets up the final season where Ted finally gets to meet his future wife.

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** Season 8 isn't well liked particularly for derailing [[EnsembleDarkhorse Victoria]], who is Ted's love interest in Season 1, Ted's unrequited feelings for Robin resurfacing since Season 7, Robin's constant {{jerkass}} attitude towards her co-worker Patrice, Ted dating a crazy stalker of his and the ArcFatigue of how [[spoiler:Barney and Robin's]] wedding came about. Fortunately, this is the season that sets did set up the final season where Ted finally gets to meet his future wife. wife...
** Season 9, however, is regarded to have seen the show bottom out completely. The creators decided to have the whole season take place across the course of [[spoiler:Barney's and Robin's]] wedding weekend, but it quickly became obvious that they had written themselves into a corner by doing so, resulting in many episodes being awkwardly paced, and others being irrelevant filler. And then it ended with a finale episode that saw [[spoiler:Barney and Robin divorced barely a third of the way through, and then the Mother getting a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped on her]], paving the way for Ted to try dating Robin ''again'']].
30th Sep '16 4:44:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** 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 [[SeasonalRot infamous sixth season]] of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is frequently regarded as a DorkAge for the titular heroine, in which her [[spoiler:traumatic resurrection from heaven]] is explored so realistically that she loses all her (previously characteristic) warmth, passion, sense of humor and interest in the world around her, becoming a pale and often unwatchable imitation of her former self. The supporting cast doesn't get it much better, either: Willow's magic addiction metaphor is simultaneously {{anvilicious}} and a lore trainwreck given that it was never portrayed as such in prior episodes, Dawn's constant complaining got really annoying, the dissolution of Xander and Anya's marriage was forced, and Spike reached the depths of his BadassDecay, and the Trio's actions were just... stupid. At least Buffy had an excuse. Even the beloved "Once More with Feeling" couldn't save it.
** Some fans would argue that full-on SeasonalRot continued into Season 7, considering the change of Buffy into a full-fledged KnightTemplar, Willow's [[BadassDecay inability to use magic]] for the better part of the season, Xander, Dawn, Anya ''and'' Giles getting virtually no [[TheArtifact character direction,]] having a textbook GenericDoomsdayVillain as the BigBad, the arrival of the [[TheScrappy insufferable]] Potentials, and Spike's total [[SpotlightStealingSquad eclipse of the whole show]]. Creator/JossWhedon has admitted that everyone working on the show was exhausted by that point, and it shows.
** Season 4 is sometime mentioned as a DorkAge as well, given the awkward [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Initiative]] storyline, the introduction of the [[TheScrappy widely unpopular]] Riley as Buffy's rebound love-interest, and above all the episode about [[{{Anvilicious}} a beer that turns people into primitive savages]], although at least that episode has the excuse of being a failed grab at government money. On the other hand, this season also produced the Emmy-nominated "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush Hush]]" episode. Which can arguably rival Series/DoctorWho's "Blink" in awesomeness.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Season 4 is sometimes mentioned as a Dork Age, given the awkward [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Initiative]] storyline, the introduction of the [[TheScrappy widely unpopular]] Riley as Buffy's rebound love-interest, and above all the episode about [[{{Anvilicious}} a beer that turns people into primitive savages]], although at least that episode has the excuse of being a failed grab at government money. On the other hand, this season also produced the Emmy-nominated "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush Hush]]" episode.
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The [[SeasonalRot infamous sixth season]] of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is frequently regarded as a DorkAge for the titular heroine, in which her [[spoiler:traumatic resurrection from heaven]] is explored so realistically that she loses all her (previously characteristic) warmth, passion, sense of humor and interest in the world around her, becoming a pale and often unwatchable imitation of her former self. The supporting cast doesn't get it much better, either: Willow's magic addiction metaphor is simultaneously {{anvilicious}} and a lore trainwreck given that it was never portrayed as such in prior episodes, Dawn's constant complaining got really annoying, the dissolution of Xander and Anya's marriage was forced, and Spike reached the depths of his BadassDecay, and the Trio's actions were just... stupid. At least Buffy had an excuse. Even the beloved "Once More with Feeling" couldn't save it.
** Some fans would argue that full-on SeasonalRot continued into Season 7, considering the change of Buffy into a full-fledged KnightTemplar, Willow's [[BadassDecay inability to use magic]] for the better part of the season, Xander, Dawn, Anya ''and'' Giles getting virtually no [[TheArtifact character direction,]] having a textbook GenericDoomsdayVillain as the BigBad, the arrival of the [[TheScrappy insufferable]] Potentials, and Spike's total [[SpotlightStealingSquad eclipse of the whole show]]. Creator/JossWhedon has admitted that everyone working on the show was exhausted by that point, and it shows.
** Season 4 is sometime mentioned as a DorkAge as well, given the awkward [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Initiative]] storyline, the introduction of the [[TheScrappy widely unpopular]] Riley as Buffy's rebound love-interest, and above all the episode about [[{{Anvilicious}} a beer that turns people into primitive savages]], although at least that episode has the excuse of being a failed grab at government money. On the other hand, this season also produced the Emmy-nominated "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush Hush]]" episode. Which can arguably rival Series/DoctorWho's "Blink" in awesomeness.
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* The sixth season of ''Series/TwentyFour'' tried to shake up the previously-established formula with a number of surprising changes while still keeping the status quo. On paper, the season's plot probably seemed like a good idea -- Jack Bauer, who has been released from Chinese custody, spends the season trying to atone for his past sins while embroiled in a battle against Middle Eastern terrorists and duplicitous family members. In practice, the season turned out to be a mess -- Jack was working with CTU ''again'' (for a reason that stretched believability after five seasons of the same thing), characters dropped in and out of the plot, potential season-long storylines (the effects of a nuclear bomb detonation in California) were never capitalized on, several returning characters got a "X goes through Hell" storyline, and the entire affair was bogged down in ridiculous family drama involving Jack's brother's wife and her child, as well as Jack's father (who was a corrupt executive). Following this season (and the lowest ratings in the show's history), FOX "rebooted" the show, moved it to the other side of the continent and jettisoned most of the previous cast and locations.
** And, while recovering in the ratings, critically the following season still overall did pretty poorly. The season was packed to the brim with tons of poorly received replacements and brand-new characters that were not liked by most and only a few actually getting any genuine acclaim and one major character in the series returning only to go through a very controversial twist and revelation that left a massive BrokenBase ''at best'', and all this was coupled with an infamous storyarc that left Jack sidelined for nearly ''half the season'' and oftentimes completely OutOfFocus and then ultimately saved by a blatant DeusExMachina. All this led to the show being completely revamped ''again'' with yet another almost entirely brand new cast and setting brought in for the season after that (which unsurprisingly turned out to be the {{f|ranchiseKiller}}inal). That one had its detractors as well and continued the rot for a bit, though ultimately the majority of the fans of the show did feel it (finally) managed to improve itself by the time it was over.

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* The sixth season of ''Series/TwentyFour'' tried to shake up the previously-established formula with a number of surprising changes while still keeping the status quo. On paper, the season's plot probably seemed like a good idea -- Jack Bauer, who has been released from Chinese custody, spends the season trying to atone for his past sins while embroiled in a battle against Middle Eastern terrorists and duplicitous family members. In practice, the season turned out to be a mess -- Jack was working with CTU ''again'' (for a reason that stretched believability after five seasons of the same thing), characters dropped in and out of the plot, potential season-long storylines (the effects of a nuclear bomb detonation in California) were never capitalized on, several returning characters got a "X goes through Hell" storyline, and the entire affair was bogged down in ridiculous family drama involving Jack's brother's wife and her child, as well as Jack's father (who was a corrupt executive). Following this season (and the lowest ratings in the show's history), FOX "rebooted" the show, moved it to the other side of the continent and jettisoned most of the previous cast and locations.
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And, while recovering in the ratings, critically the following season still overall did pretty poorly. The season was packed to the brim with tons of poorly received replacements and brand-new characters that were not liked by most and only a few actually getting any genuine acclaim and one major character in the series returning only to go through a very controversial twist and revelation that left a massive BrokenBase ''at best'', and all this was coupled with an infamous storyarc that left Jack sidelined for nearly ''half the season'' and oftentimes completely OutOfFocus and then ultimately saved by a blatant DeusExMachina. All this led to the show being completely revamped ''again'' with yet another almost entirely brand new cast and setting brought in for the season after that (which unsurprisingly turned out to be the {{f|ranchiseKiller}}inal). That one had its detractors as well and continued the rot for a bit, though ultimately the majority of the fans of the show did feel it (finally) managed to improve itself by the time it was over.



* Season 5 of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is widely reviled for the mishandling of the Barney/Robin pairing and their first break-up. After the break-up came [[TheScrappy Don]], who is said to "the guy who will marry Robin" except he's a jerk and is [[CharacterShilling shilled by the main cast]] for being [[InformedAbility funny and smart etc]]. The only positive thing about this season is "Girls VS. Suits" which introduced some very important information about the Mother and Barney's awesome dance number. Later on, Season 6 attempted to repair damage by introducing arcs of Lily and Marshall's attempts to concieve, Barney meeting his real father and Ted trying to choose between career and love.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
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Season 5 of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is widely reviled for the mishandling of the Barney/Robin pairing and their first break-up. After the break-up came [[TheScrappy Don]], who is said to "the guy who will marry Robin" except he's a jerk and is [[CharacterShilling shilled by the main cast]] for being [[InformedAbility funny and smart etc]]. The only positive thing about this season is "Girls VS. Suits" which introduced some very important information about the Mother and Barney's awesome dance number. Later on, Season 6 attempted to repair damage by introducing arcs of Lily and Marshall's attempts to concieve, Barney meeting his real father and Ted trying to choose between career and love.



** Then we had season 14 (''Survivor: Fiji''), with a cast full of dull people, a twist that was more or less an EpicFail and resulted in a CantCatchUp scenario pre-merge, only a couple of real moments, and even the host says isn't very memorable. In all fairness to the producers, [[WordOfGod Jeff Probst]] mentioned that ''Fiji'' season was supposed to be ''Cook Islands'' part two with a similarly racially segregated theme. Unfortunately, one of the twenty contestants leaving at the very last minute forced the producers to throw a new twist to the game they didn't plan to do. It's debatable on whether ''Fiji'' would've been better or worse if the season went according more to the initial plan, but that was definitely a factor.

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** Then we had there's season 14 (''Survivor: Fiji''), with a cast full of dull people, a twist that was more or less an EpicFail and resulted in a CantCatchUp scenario pre-merge, only a couple of real moments, and even the host says isn't very memorable. In all fairness to the producers, [[WordOfGod Jeff Probst]] mentioned that ''Fiji'' season was supposed to be ''Cook Islands'' part two with a similarly racially segregated theme. Unfortunately, one of the twenty contestants leaving at the very last minute forced the producers to throw a new twist to the game they didn't plan to do. It's debatable on whether ''Fiji'' would've been better or worse if the season went according more to the initial plan, but that was definitely a factor.



* ''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 (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.

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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 (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 plus humiliating to announcer Rich Fields to Drew's credit, he later admitted they were a bad idea.



* The Game Show genre as a whole entered one in the New 10's when shows that followed the lead of ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing; this DorkAge is arguably still in effect as of 2015.

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* The Game Show genre as a whole entered one in the New 10's when shows that followed the lead of ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' with {{Padding}} and whatnot began airing; this DorkAge is arguably still in effect as of 2015.airing.
13th Sep '16 12:14:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Much of the 1960s-era ExpandedUniverse, due to it being written by people who [[TheyJustDidntCare did not care about either the show or science fiction in general]] with the sole aim of marketing Dalek [[TheMerch toys]] to seven-year-olds. Unlike the other examples, this tends to result in [[NarmCharm affectionate embarrassment]] rather than outright contempt.

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** Much of the 1960s-era ExpandedUniverse, due to it being written by people who [[TheyJustDidntCare did not care about either the show or science fiction in general]] general with the sole aim of marketing Dalek [[TheMerch toys]] to seven-year-olds. Unlike the other examples, this tends to result in [[NarmCharm affectionate embarrassment]] rather than outright contempt.
21st Aug '16 7:43:34 PM haloinsider
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is usually held to have fallen into one after Creator/JonStewart left in 2015. His replacement Trevor Noah caused a BrokenBase among fans, and more importantly, most of the supporting talent (Creator/StephenColbert, Creator/JohnOliver, Samantha Bee, Larry Widmore) followed Stewart and [[BreakupBreakout launched their own shows]], some of which (most notably Oliver's ''Series/{{Last Week Tonight|With John Oliver}}'' and Bee's ''Full Frontal'') are considered to be [[SpiritualSuccessor the true heirs]] to the Stewart-era ''Daily Show'' by fans.

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is usually held to have fallen into one after Creator/JonStewart left in 2015. His replacement Trevor Noah caused a BrokenBase among fans, and more importantly, most of the supporting talent (Creator/StephenColbert, Creator/JohnOliver, Samantha Bee, Larry Widmore) Wilmore) followed Stewart and [[BreakupBreakout launched their own shows]], some of which (most notably Oliver's ''Series/{{Last Week Tonight|With John Oliver}}'' and Bee's ''Full Frontal'') are considered to be [[SpiritualSuccessor the true heirs]] to the Stewart-era ''Daily Show'' by fans.
20th Aug '16 9:51:55 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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** Seasons 22-24 are probably the era with most consensus: The then-producer, 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, 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.
15th Aug '16 10:02:09 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is usually held to have fallen into one after Creator/JonStewart left in 2015. His replacement Trevor Noah caused a BrokenBase among fans, and more importantly, most of the supporting talent (Creator/StephenColbert, Creator/JohnOliver, Samantha Bee) followed Stewart and launched their own shows, some of which (most notably Oliver's ''Series/{{Last Week Tonight|With John Oliver}}'' and Bee's ''Full Frontal'') are considered to be [[SpiritualSuccessor the true heirs]] to the Stewart-era ''Daily Show'' by fans.

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is usually held to have fallen into one after Creator/JonStewart left in 2015. His replacement Trevor Noah caused a BrokenBase among fans, and more importantly, most of the supporting talent (Creator/StephenColbert, Creator/JohnOliver, Samantha Bee) Bee, Larry Widmore) followed Stewart and [[BreakupBreakout launched their own shows, shows]], some of which (most notably Oliver's ''Series/{{Last Week Tonight|With John Oliver}}'' and Bee's ''Full Frontal'') are considered to be [[SpiritualSuccessor the true heirs]] to the Stewart-era ''Daily Show'' by fans.
15th Aug '16 8:01:47 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is usually held to have fallen into one after Creator/JonStewart left in 2015. His replacement Trevor Noah caused a BrokenBase among fans, and more importantly, most of the supporting talent (Creator/StephenColbert, Creator/JohnOliver, Samantha Bee) followed Stewart and launched their own shows, some of which (most notably Oliver's ''Series/{{Last Week Tonight|With John Oliver}}'' and Bee's ''Full Frontal'') are considered to be [[SpiritualSuccessor the true heirs]] to the Stewart-era ''Daily Show'' by fans.
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** However, seasons 22-24 are probably the era with most consensus: The then-producer, 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 a tedious and intrusive storyline/framing device. The show recovered with some standout writing and characterization in seasons 25 and 26, but the ratings and budget was still rock-bottom and led to the show finally getting axed.

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** However, seasons Seasons 22-24 are probably the era with most consensus: The then-producer, 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 Season 23 was dedicated to a the tedious and intrusive "Trial of a Time Lord" storyline/framing device. The show recovered with some standout writing and characterization in seasons Seasons 25 and 26, but the ratings and budget was were still rock-bottom and led to the show finally getting axed.



** Series 6 Part 2 of the revival is considered this by a lot of the fandom. The Silence will Fall story arc was very well-received in Series 5, which is still widely thought of as the best series of the Moffat era. However in Series 6 the story arc became more confusing and the series finale was regarded as unsatisfying and still leaving a lot of the storyline unexplained. Series 7 is also thought of as this, trying to move away from the story arc but introducing another story arc that linked to this, with the whole Silence will Fall arc getting wrapped up quickly in the 2013 Christmas Special.

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** Series 6 Part 2 of the revival ("Let's Kill Hitler" through "The Wedding of River Song") is considered this by a lot of the fandom. The Silence will Fall "Silence Will Fall" story arc was very well-received in Series 5, which introduced the Eleventh Doctor and is still widely thought of as the best series of the Moffat era. However era. But in Series 6 the story arc became more confusing confusing, and the series finale SeasonFinale was regarded as unsatisfying and still leaving a lot -- in part because it left ''a lot'' of the storyline unexplained. From there, Series 7 is also thought of as this, trying tried to move away from the story Silence arc, but then introduced the related Great Intelligence/Impossible Girl arc in its second half. The Silence arc was ''finally'' wrapped up in the post-season ChristmasEpisode, but it was an underwhelming end for Eleven. In addition, there is an argument over at SeasonalRot that Series 8, the Twelfth Doctor's first season, continued this dork age -- it was not only introducing another a DarkerAndEdgier, older-looking Doctor but also locking down his companion's personality (Clara spent Series 7 Part 2 as more puzzle than consistently characterized person) and running into a RomanticPlotTumor and a too-gloomy story arc that linked to this, with the whole Silence will Fall arc getting wrapped up quickly in the 2013 Christmas Special.process. (GrowingTheBeard took place in Series 9.)
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