Welcome to Jumped The Shark

Even the best TV shows run their course after a while, the greatest movies jumpedsharkdo one sequel too many, or celebrities choose yet another disasterous career move . Almost all of us have gradually realised at some point that the TV series we had to watch has now become the one we barely notice, and tried to pin-point the reason for things taking a turn for the worse. This website celebrates these moments. TV shows, movies and random topics for you to comment on with user friendly A-Z forums .

Got something to say about last nights episode of a TV Show? Driven mad by the ludicrous ending of a Movie? Want to discuss any Other Topics that drive you mad on a daily basis? Then look no further. Jumped The Shark is a community dedicated to telling it like it is.

There are no 5 star reviews here just brutal honesty with a heavy dose of sarcasm thrown in. 

So log in, browse through the pages and get it off your chest.

 

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Latest Comments on JTS
@Coaddycox, Don't forget the entire CLASS breaking into a choreographed musical number. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@deadrip, I call it "Funky Winkerbean Syndrome," i.e. a comedy gets preachy and up its ass and takes itself seriously with preachy messages. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@kevo, it was even worse when Fonzie became the main character, and all the secondary ones (i.e. everyone else) would have some kind of problem, and say "what are we gonna do?" Then Fonzie walks in, stage right, and just stands there; and the audience screams like the cavalry just came over the hill, and it goes to commercial-break. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@unreality, That "Happy Dayss" song was also bellowed out like the world's cheapest Elvis-impersonator, it was awful. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@Hipwayday, The STUDIO audience, who are trained to howl like Pavlov's dogs when the studio "LAUGH LIKE A LUNATIC" sign lights up. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@diana, It's like the scene in "West Side Story" where you don't know whether they're going to fight or have gay sex. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@diana, It's like the scene in "West Side Story" where you don't know whether they're going to fight or have gay sex. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@lowrezza, And his singing SUCKED. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@AnnoyinglyRandom, The irony is, that long before, Fonzie jumped 17 barrels on his motorcycle to prove himself-- but then he broke his leg and confessed that it was a stupid thing to do... clearly this was just a PSA to stop kids from copying Evel Kneievel since they were jumping their bikes and getting stitches or worse, so ABC figured Fonzie was a role-model for what's cool. But then after all that, he jumps a shark? Sure, why break your leg when you can get EATEN ALIVE? Totally inconsistent. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@Gemz26, Ralph and Potsie constantly got chicks way too attractive for them; in fact I'd see them hitting on super-hot chicks and feel so embarrassed for them that I avoided it myself in the future, saying "I'd never fish out of my league like that." I could understand Richie with the "Archie" angle, but Ralph and Potsie were like Jug-head and Dilton Doily. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@CrazyWisdom, Chachi hell, what about Fonzi's "Cousin Spike?" He was Chachi on steroids in terms of annoying. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@Tez, More like WHENEVER the audience screamed with joy... such as when Fonzie enters stage right, and that's the end of the scene since the audience was screaming with joy so much. Or just WHEN THEY ADDED THE AUDIENCE.... and then opened with "HAPPY DAYS IS FILMED IN FRONT OF A LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE" as if we're supposed to LIKE them for it, when it ruins the show. That's like a movie-theater owner saying "OUR AUDIENCE TALKS DURING THE FILM!" to draw in customers. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@NicolaH, Exactly, the original Fonzie was so stoic that he didn't even want to walk on his injured leg for fear of "having to make uncool faces." "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@Cheace, Actually Fonzie started out as the windbreaker-wearing poor-kid dropout who was still fun to hang around with. Then the the shark jumped... "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@SpeedFreak, Especially when he danced the Jewish HORAH dspite being supposedly Italian. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@LilHoney, I always hated it. Originally Fonzie was just the typical 50's poor kid, a drop-out loser who still had some redeeming charm, but then somehow he became the love-child of Marlon Brando and James Dean. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
:) "
Posted by andy on the True Blood topic.
@Saffy, It was because lack covers fat better, and a beard covers a triple-chin. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
Its all they've ever wanted and it means the world to them. Especially since their pet hamster died 15 years ago. Still hard to deal with for everyone and they are now singing in memory of the hamster. Only a Westlife balled played in the background will be able to convey how raw the emotion still is. This now 'means the world to them'. 'Its been a journey' "
Posted by EmmettD49eozsha on the The X factor topic.
@HamilT, See "Chuck Cunningham Syndrome http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChuckCunninghamSyndrome "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@ColourfullyCute, Originally he only dated skanky sluts like Lavern and Shirley, but then his mind-control power over women came with the "Superman" option-package that he somehow got later on in the series. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
@Cometobedeyes, No. Infact im hard pushed to remember any scary vampires. "
Posted by EmmettD49eozsha on the True Blood topic.
Knowing Fonzie, he jimmied the ballot-box. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
The song "Happy Days" was a very lame and patronizing bit of over-done "American Dream" hypocrisy, with their wailing and moaning over-the-top attempt to portray some "50's" stereotypical music-style. In contrast, the original "Rock around the Clock" theme-song was an ACTUAL piece of the 50's, which represented the show's original style of light-hearted comedy. Appropriately, the transition to the "Happy Days" intro-song represented the show's transition to the self-indulgent "Fonzie show" where everything became a living caricature of its former self. Character evolution is one thing, "Flanderization" another, okee dodelee do neighbor! "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
I lost it when Richie and his friends somehow take over a TV studio without security arresting them, and then everyone suddenly breaks out singing and dancing "do the Fonzy" choreographed.... I literally kicked the TV, it was so damn stupid. WTF were they thinking at ABC? It was even worse thanf Steven Seagal in "On Deadly Ground" when he wrote the script so that everyone was cheering his ruthless, sadistic violence...if they had all broken out singing "do the Seagal" then it would be draw close. Pride cometh before a shark. "
Posted by SarahWitch on the Happy Days topic.
Remember when vampires were scary and bad ass and didnt look like Abercrombie and Fitch models? "
Posted by Cometobedeyes on the True Blood topic.
This needs to end now. Its sooo past its sell by date. "
Posted by Cometobedeyes on the The X factor topic.
I loved this!! But one thing slightly bugged me. The final episode when Walter White goes A-Team / McGyver and builds the rotating machine gun in the boot of the car. Probably the only bad moment but i still think about it when i look back at Breaking Bad. It wasnt enough to ruin things but it was a bit sucky. Maybe it sticks in my head because theres just nothing else to complain about? It was damn near perfect. "
Posted by Cometobedeyes on the Breaking Bad topic.
Serious contender for worst sitcom of the last few years. In all seriousness i would be hard pushed to put many ahead of it. There certainly cant be many as shit as this that have ran for so many series. "
Posted by Cometobedeyes on the Not Going Out topic.
Awesome Trilogy! "
Posted by BrianBKD123 on the Back to The Future Film Series topic.
Just finished watching the finale of season 5. I was really into it for the first four seasons, but a little disappointed in the way they brought the series to a close. Seems like the writers left some promising plot lines undeveloped; They were just going for a way to end the show. For example, at the end of season 4, Hank had discovered the copy of Leaves of Grass that Gayle gave to Walt, with the dedication written in front, and he stole it from Walt's house. That was good, but then it never came up again. How did Hank know where Walt got that book? He could have found it at a garage sale, mabe not even have known the dedication was written in the front. That would have made for some good intrigue between Hank and Walt. Instead, the writers just had Walt give up his game of deception. Mabe I was just disappointed the series had to end, because it was such a good story. It made sense that Walt came back to avenge the death of his brother-in-law, but the whole final showdown with the M60 machine gun in the truck of the car was just a little far-fetched for me. And not nearly as elegant as the scheme Gus Fring used to poison the cartel thugs. So I felt kind of let down after it was all over. "
Posted by gbard1 on the Breaking Bad topic.
The irony of Michael Barrymore advising others in how to avoid getting into a hotspot. Brilliant. "
Posted by Rams on the Strike it Lucky topic.
Not Going to Recommend That Anyone Watches This. Stick to the stand up Lee you can just about pull that off. Im amazed this keeps getting renewed for yet another series. Although i actually thought that way back at the end of series 1. "
Posted by Rams on the Not Going Out topic.
It cracks me up when he sitting in the car watching whats going on in the club on the secret cameras. And all of a sudden without fail (this happens every episode for the last 3 seasons) he sees something that enrages him so much that he has to storm into the bar and put a stop to it immediately :D Its usually along the lines of 'Whaaaaat is this guy crazy?? Hes letting people drink in his bar with flies in their drinks!!!!! IVE GOTTA PUT A STOP TO THIS!!!!' :D :D "
Posted by andy on the Bar Rescue topic.
Still funny and i would happily watch repeats if nothing else was on. But..... clearly Karl is now aware of how his views and quirky mannerisms come across to others. Im not saying he plays up to the camera as such but he has to be more self aware of what hes doing now. The xfam radio show and podcasts on which he found fame were a long time ago. Back then he was an innocent buffoon. Now hes a celebrity its hard for me to accept that hes the same simple guy oblivious to everything around him. "
Posted by andy on the An Idiot Abroad topic.
Not Going to Laugh. "
Posted by andy on the Not Going Out topic.
In my opinion you cant compare the ones wes craven directed with the rest of the series, he has an amazing way of telling a story "
Posted by V.Michelle on the Nightmare on Elm Street topic.
@KaCK, thats why horror is such a popular genre, people sympathize and identify with the monster/villain/antagonist. Like in the original Frankenstein when Karloff drowns the girl, you cant help but sympathize not only for the girl but for the monster. "
Posted by V.Michelle on the Nightmare on Elm Street topic.
Great legs. Little shorts. Killer moustache. Sports car. A combination which we will never see again in an action packed detective show. I miss the 80s. "
Posted by manga on the Magnum, P.I topic.
If you like seeing artists at work then you have to ignore the manufactured reality tv arguing. The set up of 'rivals' works for me. Two tattoo artists do their own interpretation of the same design/idea and we all get to see how they differ. Why wouldnt anyone want to watch that? "
Posted by manga on the Ink Master topic.