Jumping the shark in the age of Hulu

Jumping the shark in the age of Hulu

jiggy
jiggy

July 1st, 2012, 8:20 am #1


I don't think awful shows would go on for as long as they do if they weren't released until an entire season was finished.


Would anyone have watched LOST if they knew beforehand that no intriguing questions would ever be answered? no


Would TLC even still be on the air if they renamed themselves appropriately as the Say Yes to the Dress channel? Probably, but it's still a fucking disaster. (They can go ahead and kill the future whores of america, Toddlers in Tiarras, too) TLC used to stand for The Learning Channel and they actually used to be educational. I suppose they still are if you're interested in how to make your 2 year old look like a slut.


But enough about stations, how about shows?


FarScape: Should have died in season 3. I'm really sick and tired of movies/shows/plays, etc that focus on one white, english speaking man as the savior of the universe. UGH! I wish someone would make a "science fiction" movie that was actually a reality show and portray humans as we really are, greedy, shelfish, and utterly stupid. Show how we behave no different than any other life form on this planet, including bacteria, that do nothing but breed and eat and the only way we stop is when the weather changes drastically and we freeze, starve to death, or die in our own filth.


Jeremiah: Well, the Hulu algorithm suggested it so I gave it a shot. It was nice to see Theo of the Cosbys working again. That's about it. Aside from that, they claim that everyone older than the "Age of Innocence" (Which according to Catholics is 7) died of "The Big Death". OK, maybe 7 year olds would come up with that term but by the second season, they had helicopters and land vehicles and all kinds of shit. I guess nobody thought that 15 years is at least 14 years longer than any fuel would remain viable for use in an engine. That, and they push the God thing way too hard. AND 7 year olds don't absorb the knowledge of how to drive or fly by osmosis. I'm surprised they didn't show Kirk Cameron riding a dinosaur.


LEXX: Should still be on the air. They took the opposite approach and made me hate the show from the beginning but made me like it by the end. It's like Lake Placid.


RuPaul's Drag Race: Brilliant! Greedy, egotistical, stupid, flambouyant, and when the season is over? Nobody gives a shit!
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Joined: March 22nd, 2007, 1:50 pm

July 1st, 2012, 2:52 pm #2

I wish someone would make a "science fiction" movie that was actually a reality show and portray humans as we really are, greedy, shelfish, and utterly stupid. Show how we behave no different than any other life form on this planet, including bacteria, that do nothing but breed and eat and the only way we stop is when the weather changes drastically and we freeze, starve to death, or die in our own filth.

Love this. Although not science fiction, I think that The Sopranos fits this bill. Even the very ending which pissed off a ton of people pretty much is a summation of your paragraph. A few Tarantino movies also fit this bill.


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CapsLock
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July 1st, 2012, 3:01 pm #3

Keeping up with the Kardashians?
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Joined: March 22nd, 2007, 1:50 pm

July 1st, 2012, 3:09 pm #4

Is there an episode with them dying in their own filth? That would be the fo-shiz
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Joined: February 5th, 2003, 5:14 am

July 1st, 2012, 3:13 pm #5

Keeping up with the Kardashians?
Lexx was softcore porn.

They really didn't even attempt to disguise that.

Jeremiah wasn't great, but it was better than a lot of other shit that stayed on the air past it. Also, it was great to see Luke Perry in a role that didn't make me want to bash in his skull with a rock.

Btw, there were people that knew how to fly helicopters and shit because pockets of military and scientists survived the virus.

Jericho did the whole post-apocalypse shows that begin with "J" thing better, imo.
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Odd Todd
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July 1st, 2012, 3:22 pm #6

You stupid fucking cunts
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jiggy
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July 1st, 2012, 5:29 pm #7

Lexx was softcore porn.

They really didn't even attempt to disguise that.

Jeremiah wasn't great, but it was better than a lot of other shit that stayed on the air past it. Also, it was great to see Luke Perry in a role that didn't make me want to bash in his skull with a rock.

Btw, there were people that knew how to fly helicopters and shit because pockets of military and scientists survived the virus.

Jericho did the whole post-apocalypse shows that begin with "J" thing better, imo.
Didn't the people at Thunder Mountain have choppers? The only surviving adult there was the woman with the virus who had to live in quarantine, right?
At any rate, I wanted to like the show but it was just way too goddy and sentimental for me.

I even tried getting into Battlestar Galactica but after the first few episodes it just turned into General Hospital in space.

As dumb as it was, I really enjoyed Warehouse 13. Of course, it got cancelled.

I'll have to look for Jericho.
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July 1st, 2012, 7:26 pm #8

Warehouse 13 is still on.  New season starts July 23rd.

I guess what I'm really trying to say is that I am a hero. - Hep C
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BOH
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July 1st, 2012, 9:43 pm #9

I'm watching the first season of Deadwood on Netflix. So far so good but I hear the series ending is terrible to the point of what's the point?

Am I wasting my hard earned viewing time?
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July 1st, 2012, 10:25 pm #10

That show sorta lost me after the first season. The word "cocksucker" lost its luster.
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