Jump the Shark

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Like Napolean at Waterloo, TV shows that start off perfectly fine often end as complete rubbish. TV fans have coined the term “jumping the shark” (referring to a horrible, horrible episode of the oft-lame Happy Days) to label that one special episode of a series that utterly destroys the viewer’s hope for better episodes in the future.

Now there’s a web site to facilitate research into this all to common afflication.

I refer you to the page on Buck Rogers. One might suggest that it was terrible from the get-go, but my friend Zorknapp will tell you Buck Rogers jumped the shark with the introduction of Hawk.

Your thoughts?

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