->Variety is the spice of life and [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]] is the starch. The star that shines brightest is all the more glorious for its brevity. Or, to bring the metaphor down to a broader cultural level, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has been running for 21 seasons and ''hasn't been good since the fifth!''
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''

->Should it continue to air, the show will rapidly degenerate into a frightful, shambling corpse -- a mocking funhouse mirror reflection of what it once was, existing to ghoulishly maintain the careers/[[MerchandiseDriven merchandising empire]] of its sinister creators. The characters are almost unrecognizable from their original incarnations, now merely grotesque, unthinking husks -- [[{{Flanderization}} their personalities long since removed for easier manipulation.]] Each season beyond the 7th [[RuinedFOREVER cancels out the earlier good seasons]] in terms of the show's overall quality -- 14 seasons or more rendering a essentially show '''[[FranchiseZombie undead]]'''.
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/ob/seriestwo.jpg "The Lifespan of Every TV Show Ever Produced"]]

->I should also, I suppose, briefly disclaim regarding the Creator/ColinBaker era, given that it is possibly the most contentious era of ''Series/DoctorWho'' there is, save possibly the Creator/SylvesterMccoy era. Actually, it's not even particularly contentious -- almost everybody finds massive fault with it. It's more that there's [[NeverMyFault an elaborate blame game]], with all of the primary sources having massive axes to grind with the other primary sources and generally suggesting that the era would have been great if it weren't for X. (Generally X is either Creator/JohnNathanTurner or Eric Saward.) I tend to agree with the assessment that the Colin Baker years are deeply, deeply flawed. I think the problems are far, far deeper than what can be laid at the feet of one or even two particular creative forces.
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2011/07/time-can-be-rewritten-8-two-doctors.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors}} "The Two Doctors"]]

->Timelash is on the short list of serials broadly agreed to be 'the worst ''Doctor Who'' stories ever.' Given how prone science-fiction fans are to bickering about absolutely everything, and how impossible it is to find consensus, thatís [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible really saying something]]. More than that, it ranks with quite a few Colin Baker stories among that list. I canít help but wonder if part of the problem with Bakerís tenure isnít a lack of classic episodes ([[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks}} Revelation of the Daleks]] and [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros}} Vengeance on Varos]] surely count), but the batting average skewed by so many truly terrible stories... Whatís really weird about Bakerís terrible episodes is the fact that they all seem to suffer from the same problems. Thereís [[TheyJustDidntCare no attempt to learn from past mistakes or to rectify those problems]].
-->--'''[[http://www.them0vieblog.com/2013/06/18/doctor-who-timelash-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Doctor Who'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS22E5Timelash}} "Timelash"]]

->Promoters have rarely been able to bring themselves to replace their bread-and-butter before it's too late. They see him making extraordinary amounts of money for the company, and they cannot fathom tinkering with the formula in any way. Wrestling promoters are notoriously shortsighted...They don't have the long-term vision to see that unless things stay fresh, the decline in fortunes can be just as swift, and sometimes even faster, than the ascent.\\\
There is an old saying, popularized by Wrestling/BretHart in Paul Jay's excellent documentary ''Wrestling with Shadows'', that promoters ride a wrestler like a horse until he can't go any more; then they put a bullet in his head. Inevitably, they ride that horse until he's long past the point of drawing big money, and then, when things start to decline, they panic. The panic breeds [[RatingsStunt inept and hotshot booking]], the decline speeds up, and it finally gets to the point where the company is so cold that, in the eyes of the fans, it can do nothing right.
-->--'''R. D. Reynolds''' and '''Bryan Alvarez''', ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW''

->Isnít this the season where Brannon Braga took a backseat so he could start planning ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]''? I never thought I would say this but [[WeWantOurJerkBack bring him back!]] Seasons five and six under his supervision might have had more bad episodes than you can shake a stick at but at least there were some good episodes tossed in just to make a change. Season seven to this point has literally been one underwritten nightmare after another and should give the audience a warning '[[SuckinessIsPainful Abandon hope all ye that enter hereÖ]]'
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/voyager-season-four.html Doc Oho]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Inside Man"

->Okay, here's a prime example of what I'm talking about. This is a quote from a ''[=Herocomplex/LA Times=]'' interview with Tom Welling:\\\
''"I think the dilemma and the challenge this year is waiting until the end of the show,"'' said Welling. ''"At this point you're like, 'Why doesn't he just put on the suit?' I mean, come on - he's doing the same stuff now, so why not? That's the challenge -- to make that last until the end."''\\\
When the creative team is struggling to think of ways to cram the genie back into the bottle (where Genie=Super-Suit and Bottle=Time-Machine-We-Need-To-Build-To-Erase-[[ArcFatigue Plot-Thread-We-Had-No-Intention-Of-Following-Through-On]]) does anyone really think the result is going to be great? Story telling should be organic; if your characters and plot arcs take you to a place where the next logical step is to put on the suit, then you put on the suit. You don't just [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants fling monkey turds]] around and hope that no one notices that it makes no sense.
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville10-ep01 Julian Finn]]''' on ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Lazarus"

->They were taking something which had run well, and [[JumpingTheShark driving it without oil until the head blew]]. Now the car is just stopped, and we're waiting for the mechanic. Earlier this season, some kindly dude named [[Creator/GeoffJohns Geoff]] stopped by, pushed the car ten or fifteen feet with the help of a few friends, but now here we are, sitting by the side of the road [[LowestCommonDenominator in the female 18-25 demographic.]]
-->--'''Neal Bailey''' [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville8-ep15 on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}''

-> Itís becoming clearer to me that ''Series/MadMen'' probably should have ended with the final episode of last season, with Don Draper fired and, at long last, willing to live permanently with the truth. At the end of that episode, Draper was ready to stop living as an image of a man, and to begin living as Dick Whitman, an actual human being.\\\
But instead, the show threw away that endgame and, at least for the first three hours of this season, weíve seen Don Draper do the shit Don Draper always does. I spent an hour last week watching him argue with Megan and wondering to myself, ''ďWait, [[AesopAmnesia didnít they already have this fight?]] [[RelationshipRevolvingDoor Wasnít this marriage over already?]] [[EightDeadlyWords Why am I watching this shit again?]]Ē'' Thereís been a whole lot of again this season. Peggy feeling underappreciated, again. Don smoothly pulling off a shrewd boardroom maneuver, again. Pete being a cock, again. Betty being a shitty mom and feeling kinda bad about it, again. Megan crying, again.
-->--'''[[http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2014/05/mad-men-make-it-stop.html Drew Magary]]''', "Jesus, ''Mad Men'', Pull yourself Together"

->''What'' can Chuck do at this point? [[ShirtlessScene Take his shirt off?]] Add a lovably [[CousinOliver irritating adopted 8-year-old]] to the cast? Wake up to find [[Series/{{Dallas}} Sarah in his shower]] and the entire second season [[AllJustADream a dream?]] Or maybe Chuck should start wearing SunglassesAtNight and make semi-clever wisecracks about corpses he examines... [[Series/CSIMiami Or maybe not]].
-->-- '''[[Website/PlatypusComix Peter Paltridge]]''' on [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/onlyme/howtofixchuck.html Five Ways To Fix]] ''Series/{{Chuck}}''

->One season of how to make a successful comic book-style television show, followed by three seasons of monstrous fuck ups.
-->-- '''[[http://quicksummary.tumblr.com/post/29893637171/heroes quicksummary]]''' on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''

->They can't just cancel a show like Alphas. They have to help the viewers let go. Firefly did a movie to wrap things up, Buffy the Vampire Slayer continued on as a comic book, Heroes gradually lowered the quality season by season, 'til we were grateful it ended.
-->--'''[[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]]''' on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''

->''"In Series/{{Broadchurch}} One, the mystery was'' 'Whoís the murderer?' ''In Broadchurch Two, it's'' [[JumpingTheShark 'Whatís the point?']].''"''
-->--'''Philomena Cunk''', ''[[Series/{{Newswipe}} Weekly Wipe]]''