TV shows that hung around a year too long

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by DaleClark, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bexley, Ohio
    Not shows that went well past its prime like Happy Days or even the Office. Im talking Shows where cutting off one season would offer a higher quality overall legacy.

    I think Parks and Rec should have finished a year earlier.
  2. AKA

    AKA Cromulent Member

  3. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Not sure I agree with that one. That jump forward gimmick was pretty cool and helped to make some nice resolutions for everyone. The Johnny Karate show was frickin' hilarious and seeing Ron ride off in his canoe to the strains of 'My Buddy' was nearly perfect.
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  4. musicfan37

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  5. sakuraba

    sakuraba Forum Resident

    Charleston, SC
    Arrested Development
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  6. SteelyNJ

    SteelyNJ Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    House. Two years too long.
  7. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    Southern IL
    Some would say All in the Family, so the final episode would be Mike and Gloria moving to California.
  8. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    Rockford files, Seinfeld, bob Newhart show (I think that when they started with ore of the bob-less episodes, otherwise I retract my statement)
  9. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    Went 4 yrs too long

    so the final episode would be Mike and Gloria moving next door
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  10. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    Except that my all time fave episode of any private eye series -- "Nice Guys Finish Dead" -- is from the last season
  11. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    Yeah I'm a big fan of Scrubs but that last season I label as the Dave Franco season just didn't work out. Not that I have anything against Dave Franco I just think Scrubs should have ended rather than attempting to retool the show.
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  12. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    The experiment that was Netflix's Season 4 with the same scene from the each of the character's perspective didn't work for me.

    I have hopes for season 5.
  13. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    I love The Office with the fire of a thousand suns, but they should have ended when Carell left.
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  14. Tarpt40

    Tarpt40 Forum Resident

    I nominate Homeland after having just finished binge watching Season 7.
  15. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bexley, Ohio
    I agree Homeland has run it's course. Same with a little goofy imo. How many full seasons did Sanford and Son go without LeMont? I know in the show he went to work on the pipeline.
  16. sakuraba

    sakuraba Forum Resident

    Charleston, SC
    Showtime series are notorious for running into the ground. Weeds is another.
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  17. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

  18. The Hermit

    The Hermit Wavin' that magick glowstick since 1976

    The X Files... it should have ended after the greatly underrated Season 8; a real return to form, and as coherent and complete an ending as they ever had, considering they thought it was the final season when they made it.

    Pity they messed it up by making a ninth season (and two awful recent mini-seasons)...
  19. Drew

    Drew Senior Member

    Columbus, OH
    The last season of Star Trek: The NExt Generation was a noticeable step down from the previous 3 or 4 seasons
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  20. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
  21. ManFromCouv

    ManFromCouv Employee #3541

    MASH went at least 1 year too long.
  22. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Forum Resident

    I have to agree, but then we would never have gotten this, which would have been a *huge* loss:

  23. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Roseanne. And now, apparently...Roseanne.
  24. joefont

    joefont Forum Resident

    I think the Big Bang Theory has run its course.
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  25. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    The Killing.

    The last season was like watching a different show altogether. The writing stunk and the characters acted erratically and entirely unlike how they would/should. Nothing made any sense.

    Only redeemable quality was the last 1/3 of the last episode.

    *Highly* disagree. Plenty of great episodes in that season and plenty of stinkers in the previous seasons. In my view, the ratio wasn't any different.

    And "All Good Things..." would be enough to offset even a season with 20-odd stinkers anyway.
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