In reading posts on here and also in my observations, dramas seem to go every which way after a while. Sitcoms, for some reason, often become yelling fests with dumbed down characters. All In The Family, Barney Miller and even Magnum P.I. This is after rewatching in recent years. With Magnum, he starts to rant and yell at Higgins so often it's irritating. Barney's annoyed by incompetence and Archie just got more crabby. Oh and Family Ties. For some reason the dad went from an intellectual to an almost Clark Griswold character. Then there's Skippy...don't get me started.