Seasonal Rot Live Action TV Discussion

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crazyrabbits
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11:23:44 PM May 17th 2015
edited by crazyrabbits
Been doing some sorting and organizing - chopped out the following examples, because they need more explanation and/or are stealth whining about the whole show.

  • There are quite a few viewers who believe that Dick Sargent completely ruined Bewitched when he became The Other Darrin.
  • Awkward.: Set in during season 4, as series creator Lauren Iungerich left the show.
  • Nearly every fan of Deadwood agrees that the show suffered of Seasonal Rot before its cancellation, but the Fandom is divided over if this started in the second or third seasons.
  • Double The Fist was originally displayed as a reality TV show where the main characters antics towards an episodic goal were reported on by Steve. Series Two, while good in its own right, got a lot of hate for instead choosing to have a complex plot sprawling the entire season.
  • Downton Abbey. While the first season is universally adored, it's a huge point of contention between fans whether the second season is an example of this or actually an improvement. (Depending on whether you prefer the more low-key, slower-paced plots of Season 1 or dramatic Season 2 stories). The first half of the third season was very well-received, before they killed off fan-favourite Sybil, turning a lot of fans off the show. Season 4 has definitely taken a downward turn with increasingly melodramatic soap-opera plots like Matthew being killed in a car accident, Anna's horrific rape and Edith's pregnancy.
  • The last two seasons of The Drew Carey Show changed so much that the show was nearly unrecognizable.
CabbitGirlEmi
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10:30:53 AM Apr 24th 2015
This is from the YMMV page for Grey's Anatomy:

Most fans agree that the show hit this by Season 6 at the latest, and some will tell you it set in as early as Season 4. The situation did eventually rectify itself, and most fans think very highly of Seasons 7 and 8. The next two seasons, however, are more divisive in this regard, and how good they were is subjective. 11 is drawing more favorable comparisons to early seasons but is still divisive.
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