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** Series 11 is probably the biggest example so far. While the amount of fans (especially those of the alt-right) unhappy about the Doctor's [[SexShifter regeneration into a woman]] was pretty much inevitable, even a large portion of the fanbase who were fine about the gender change were not happy about the resulting episodes. This was mainly due to accusations of it being turned into a [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad PC]] [[WriterOnBoard moral]]-[[AuthorTract over]]-[[AuthorFilibuster story]] [[{{Anvilicious}} premise]] with shots at political targets which were viewed as cliché[[note]][[FranchiseOriginalSin This wasn't actually new for the series, but it has been accused of becoming more explicit.]][[/note]], as well as complaints about the villains getting the KarmaHoudini treatment as well as the finale being viewed as underwhelming. As for professional reviewers? They loved it just as much as the earlier series (due to its accuracy on historical events, Bradley Walsh's emotional performance as Graham, and an overall feel reminiscent of the classic series), and the first episode of the series attracted some of the highest ratings the revival ever had. This is best demonstrated by its Rotten Tomatoes rating, which has a 91% approval rating from critic ratings but ''21%'' (a 70% difference) from user ratings.


* Creator/DaveChappelle's Netflix special ''Sticks & Stones'' scored 0% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but 8.4 from viewers on iMDB.

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* Creator/DaveChappelle's Netflix special ''Sticks & Stones'' scored 0% 17% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but 8.4 99% from viewers there and 8.4 on iMDB.


* Creator/DaveChappelle's Netflix special ''Sticks & Stones'' scored 0% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but 8.4 from users on iMDB.

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* Creator/DaveChappelle's Netflix special ''Sticks & Stones'' scored 0% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but 8.4 from users viewers on iMDB.


* ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'' was well received by critics with a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, but audience reception has been more negative due to its scientific content, with a 26% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3.4 rating on IMDB. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment This is all we're gonna say]].

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* ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'' was well received by critics with a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, but audience reception has been more negative due to its scientific content, content perceived as politicized and preachy, with a 26% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3.4 rating on IMDB. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment This is all we're gonna say]].say]].
* Creator/DaveChappelle's Netflix special ''Sticks & Stones'' scored 0% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but 8.4 from users on iMDB.


* ''Series/{{Disjointed}}'': Critics were at best neutral to the show, and a lot thought of it negatively. The audiences, however found it a bit better, but it was still not enough and the series as cancelled within it's sole season.

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* ''Series/{{Disjointed}}'': Critics were at best neutral to the show, and a lot thought of it negatively. The audiences, however found it a bit better, but it was still not enough and the series as cancelled within it's its sole season.


* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' was a critical darling and perennial contender in many viewers’ choice awards categories. Unfortunately, it received only a cult following and ratings dwindled throughout its five-season run in what many fans viewed as a bizarre combination of SavedByTheNetwork and ScrewedByTheNetwork.

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* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' was a critical darling and perennial contender in many viewers’ choice awards categories. Unfortunately, it received only a cult following and ratings dwindled throughout its five-season run in what many fans viewed as a bizarre combination of SavedByTheNetwork [[NetworkToTheRescue Saved By The Network]] and ScrewedByTheNetwork.


-->“If I’d had a gun, I would have killed somebody. What fucking wonderful world? UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, Mississippi civil rights workers being murdered, housewives from Detroit being gunned down in their car, black kids being lynched? They were trying to sell a series about human pain as a cute story about some cute little boy and his nanny. And it fucking made me want to puke.”

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-->“If -->'''[[https://books.google.com/books?id=ZiZPc6nyds8C&pg=PT38&lpg=PT38#v=onepage&q&f=false David Chase:]]''' “If I’d had a gun, I would have killed somebody. What fucking wonderful world? UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, Mississippi civil rights workers being murdered, housewives from Detroit being gunned down in their car, black kids being lynched? They were trying to sell a series about human pain as a cute story about some cute little boy and his nanny. And it fucking made me want to puke.”


* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' was embraced by critics, but among longtime ''Trek'' fans it met a bitterly polarized reception due to its DarkerAndEdgier tone.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' was embraced by critics, but among longtime ''Trek'' fans it met a bitterly polarized reception due to its DarkerAndEdgier tone.tone and many don't even consider it a real part of the Star Trek canon.


** The series is a ''very'' {{Long Runner|s}} (since the 1960s and still going!), and for a very long time (home video not having been invented) there was simply no way to find out the quality of stories you had missed (due to ''not having been born when they aired'') save for: (1) buying one of the [[PragmaticAdaptation heavily altered]] and variable-in-[[DoingItForTheArt quality]] Target novelisations, or (2) buying a book written by someone who had seen the episode in question summarising what it was about and, more importantly, saying whether or not it was good. Both these methods led to serious distortions of truth in the fandom.\\
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1983's MilestoneCelebration tome ''Doctor Who: A Celebration'' contained reviews of every story, which in some cases had to be based on guesswork (looking at the general quality of actors playing guest stars, etc.). These were taken as gospel by people who had never actually seen the stories, hence “[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters The Gunfighters]]’” reputation as an absolute disaster and “[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker The Celestial Toymaker]]’s” reputation as a classic — there is an anecdote about a woman who stood up at a ''Who''-con to announce that the two aliens she definitely didn’t want to see return were [[SpecialEffectsFailure the Zarbi]] and [[CriticalResearchFailure the Gunfighters]]! Now that all the surviving footage is widely available thanks to the Internet and [=DVDs=], fans nowadays (such as ExpandedUniverse and new series writer Creator/PaulCornell) tend to find that “The Gunfighters” is a clever, self-referential, funny comedy episode and “The Celestial Toymaker” is slow-paced, badly plotted, [[YellowPeril racist]] garbage -- but “The Celestial Toymaker” had the benefit of a quality actor (Michael Gough) playing the villain and a quirky premise, while “The Gunfighters” had no-names and a very straightforward ‘the Doctor in the Wild West’ premise.\\
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The book also panned comedy episodes simply ''because'' [[ComedyGhetto they were comedic]] and the author felt they had no place in a serious science-fiction show, causing comedy episodes to fall out of fashion amongst the fanbase for a while. Many of these are now extremely popular with the modern fandom, in part because the highly popular revival series incorporates strong elements of sitcom.

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** The series is a ''very'' {{Long Runner|s}} (since the 1960s and still going!), and for a very long time (home video not having been invented) there was simply no way to find out the quality of stories you had missed (due to ''not having been born when they aired'') save for: (1) buying one of the [[PragmaticAdaptation heavily altered]] and variable-in-[[DoingItForTheArt quality]] Target novelisations, or (2) buying a book written by someone who had seen the episode in question summarising what it was about and, more importantly, saying whether or not it was good. Both these methods led to serious distortions of truth in the fandom.\\
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1983's MilestoneCelebration tome ''Doctor Who: A Celebration'' contained reviews of every story, which in some cases had to be based on guesswork (looking at the general quality of actors playing guest stars, etc.). These were taken as gospel by people who had never actually seen the stories, hence “[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters The Gunfighters]]’” reputation as an absolute disaster and “[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker The Celestial Toymaker]]’s” reputation as a classic — there is an anecdote about a woman who stood up at a ''Who''-con to announce that the two aliens she definitely didn’t want to see return were [[SpecialEffectsFailure the Zarbi]] and [[CriticalResearchFailure the Gunfighters]]! Now that all the surviving footage is widely available thanks to the Internet and [=DVDs=], fans nowadays (such as ExpandedUniverse and new series writer Creator/PaulCornell) tend to find that “The Gunfighters” is a clever, self-referential, funny comedy episode and “The Celestial Toymaker” is slow-paced, badly plotted, [[YellowPeril racist]] garbage -- but “The Celestial Toymaker” had the benefit of a quality actor (Michael Gough) playing the villain and a quirky premise, while “The Gunfighters” had no-names and a very straightforward ‘the Doctor in the Wild West’ premise.\\
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The book also panned comedy episodes simply ''because'' [[ComedyGhetto they were comedic]] and the author felt they had no place in a serious science-fiction show, causing comedy episodes to fall out of fashion amongst the fanbase for a while. Many of these are now extremely popular with the modern fandom, in part because the highly popular revival series incorporates strong elements of a sitcom.



* [[VindicatedByHistory Hard though it may be to believe now]], ''Series/{{Friends}}'' wasn’t exactly a critical darling during its run. While the show got generally good reviews, it never garnered the acclaim of other ’90s NBC sitcoms like ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', or even ''Series/NewsRadio''. Fans of ''Seinfeld'' in particular hated it, dismissing it as lightweight fluff versus ''Seinfeld''[='=]s more cynical and experimental humor, with a bitter FandomRivalry developing between the two shows. Nevertheless, it was a pop-culture ''phenomenon'' and is, to this day, still one of the most fondly remembered shows of its era. Even many of the critics who dismissed the show during its run now rank it as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, simply for its enormous popularity, cultural impact, and great cast.

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* [[VindicatedByHistory Hard though it may be to believe now]], ''Series/{{Friends}}'' wasn’t exactly a critical darling during its run. While the show got generally good reviews, it never garnered the acclaim of other ’90s NBC sitcoms like ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', or even ''Series/NewsRadio''. Fans of ''Seinfeld'' in particular hated it, dismissing it as lightweight fluff versus ''Seinfeld''[='=]s more cynical and experimental humor, with a bitter FandomRivalry developing between the two shows. Nevertheless, it was a pop-culture ''phenomenon'' and is, to this day, still one of the most fondly remembered shows of its era. Even many of the critics who dismissed the show during its run now rank it as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, simply for its enormous popularity, cultural impact, and a great cast.


* ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'' was well received by critics with a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, but audience reception has been more negative due to its scientific content, with a 26% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3.4 rating on IMDB. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment This is all we're gonna say]].

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* ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'' was well received by critics with a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, but audience reception has been more negative due to its scientific content, with a 26% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3.4 rating on IMDB. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment This is all we're gonna say]].

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* ''Series/TheMaskedSinger'' is a downplayed example, as audience reactions tended to be rather split on whether it was enjoyable or not; critics, of course, were generally negative about it. Either way, it proved to be an unexpected hit in the ratings, indicating that it has a significant viewer base.


* ''Series/TheOrville'' met a chilly critical reception, largely because many critics expecting a parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (as one might expect from the show's creator and star Creator/SethMacFarlane) instead got a mostly affectionate GenreThrowback, albeit with a humorous streak... something that caused Trekkers, by and large, to embrace the show, with many finding it more faithful to the spirit of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' than many modern, DarkerAndEdgier ''Star Trek'' shows like ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', and the concurrently running ''[[Series/StarTrekDiscovery Discovery]]'' (itself mentioned below). To wit, while ''The Orville''[='=]s critics' rating on Website/RottenTomatoes is only 21%, its average audience score is 93%, and it became one of Creator/{{Fox}}'s biggest hits when it debuted (no small feat given its large budget).

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* ''Series/TheOrville'' met a chilly critical reception, reception during its first season, largely because many critics expecting a parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (as one might expect from the show's creator and star Creator/SethMacFarlane) instead got a mostly affectionate GenreThrowback, albeit with a humorous streak... something that caused Trekkers, by and large, to embrace the show, with many finding it more faithful to the spirit of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' than many modern, DarkerAndEdgier ''Star Trek'' shows like ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', and the concurrently running ''[[Series/StarTrekDiscovery Discovery]]'' (itself mentioned below). To wit, while ''The Orville''[='=]s season one critics' rating on Website/RottenTomatoes is only 21%, its average audience score is 93%, and it became one of Creator/{{Fox}}'s biggest hits when it debuted (no small feat given its large budget).budget). Critics warmed up to it by the second season, fortunately, having by that point recognized it for the more character-driven sci-fi dramedy that it actually was.


* ''Series/TheOrville'' met a chilly critical reception, largely because many critics expecting a parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (as one might expect from the show's creator and star Creator/SethMacFarlane) instead got a mostly affectionate GenreThrowback, albeit with a humorous streak... something that caused Trekkers, by and large, to embrace the show, with many finding it more faithful to the spirit of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' than many modern, DarkerAndEdgier ''Star Trek'' shows like ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', and the concurrently-running ''[[Series/StarTrekDiscovery Discovery]]'' (itself mentioned below). To wit, while ''The Orville''[='=]s critics' rating on Website/RottenTomatoes is only 21%, its average audience score is 93%, and it became one of Creator/{{Fox}}'s biggest hits when it debuted (no small feat given its large budget).

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* ''Series/TheOrville'' met a chilly critical reception, largely because many critics expecting a parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (as one might expect from the show's creator and star Creator/SethMacFarlane) instead got a mostly affectionate GenreThrowback, albeit with a humorous streak... something that caused Trekkers, by and large, to embrace the show, with many finding it more faithful to the spirit of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' than many modern, DarkerAndEdgier ''Star Trek'' shows like ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', and the concurrently-running concurrently running ''[[Series/StarTrekDiscovery Discovery]]'' (itself mentioned below). To wit, while ''The Orville''[='=]s critics' rating on Website/RottenTomatoes is only 21%, its average audience score is 93%, and it became one of Creator/{{Fox}}'s biggest hits when it debuted (no small feat given its large budget).


** That said, this can be considered a DownplayedTrope, as even on nights when the Capaldi era was hitting record lows, it was still the most watched programme of the day across all channels, suggesting that it was less of a decline in the popularity of ''Doctor Who'', but rather a decline in British television as a whole.

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** *** That said, this can be considered a DownplayedTrope, as even on nights when the Capaldi era was hitting record lows, it was still the most watched programme of the day across all channels, suggesting that it was less of a decline in the popularity of ''Doctor Who'', but rather a decline in British television as a whole.

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** That said, this can be considered a DownplayedTrope, as even on nights when the Capaldi era was hitting record lows, it was still the most watched programme of the day across all channels, suggesting that it was less of a decline in the popularity of ''Doctor Who'', but rather a decline in British television as a whole.

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