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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:10 PM
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What TV shows did you originally like, but upon reviewing seem lame now?
"Star Trek The Next Generation" sadly gets my vote.

Season 3 used to be so cool, but re-watching it, I've never recalled Captain Picard being so melodramatic or as maudlin. Yuck.

The show still has its good points, but it's overrated...

Then add how Paramount wants $120 per season MSRP and wince. (the 5.1 sound isn't spectacular and it often shunts the sound and many scene changes incur a strange 'hiccup' effect.)
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:24 PM
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1. The first 10 episodes (or so) of 24 were dynamite!
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:24 PM by Mojambo
It has been unbelievably piss poor ever since.

Pretty unwatchable for much of last season.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:07 AM
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14. Last season was a new low.
It seems they drew big numbers with neocon types, so they appeared to zero in on that market.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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2. Welcome back Kotter
Of course I was about 10 when it was first on.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:58 PM
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10. Yeah - I was going to say that.
It just doesn't hold up well.
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Liberalynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:43 PM
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3. Law and Order
Don't get me wrong still love S.Epatha and Sam but IMHO I can't stand the rest of the cast, all though I haven't seen Jack's new assistant.


They had a great team before so many of them went on to bigger and better things, and Jerry Orbach passed away. I just wish they had done a better job replacing those who left. I can't watch it anymore.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:45 PM
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4. Hello Larry


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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:47 PM
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5. Oh yeah!
That show was awesome on the premiere. After the first commercial break, it just fell flat.
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:56 PM
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9. hello larry. you are killing me.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:04 AM
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13. Bad Bad Career move.....
Leaving MASH for that....

And, he was one of my best friends cousins.....

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Outer_Limit Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:59 PM
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6. Hmmm ......................... Lets see
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comes to mind. (Don't know why I watched that show religiously when I was in middle school)

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Va Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:27 PM
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7. Hogan's Heroes
When I was in Middle School, Hogan was on every night at 7:00. Used to think it was hilarious. I watched it on Hallmark a few months ago (first time I had seen it in 25 years) WTF?
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eeyore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:55 PM
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8. Soooo many...
Fantasy Island and Love Boat - Used to watch them back to back every Friday night with a giant bowl of popcorn (I was pretty young).

Dukes of Hazzard - Sucked in reality, but like everyone else I was a sucker for that stupid Dixie horn

Chips - Erik Estrada just ain't what he was cracked up to be. Then he quit and John got another partner. That was really lame.

ER - Liked it for a couple of seasons, but they really blew it. Just how many times can there be a bomb threat or a patient with a vendetta at one hospital? Waaaaay to melodramatic for this kid. Absolute fucking crap!
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:02 AM
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11. Buck Rogers
Hey, I was a kid. But Erin Grey is still a hottie.
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mockmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:04 AM
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12. I bought the first season of
"Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends" on DVD.

I think in my memory it was much funnier. It is amusing at times but it is so repetitive that it can only be taken in small doses. After more than 5 months I still haven't finished watching it.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:14 AM
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15. No doubt about it ....... Saturday Night Live.



It's nothing at all like the first several years. They don't even try.


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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:20 AM
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16. Lost in Space
When I was a kid, I actually liked it better than Star Trek


Ah, the folly of youth
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