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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great jim carrey comedy film about faith (not religion). but becomes a chore during the second half of the film where the annoying misunderstanding cliché plot-device comes up when grace (jennifer aniston) thinks bruce (jim carrey) is cheating on her and the this cliché goes on and on and slows the movie down. i like the film i just hate that stupid romantic comedy cliché!. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Bruce Almighty topic.
thank god it's was cancelled, forget that family guy has love/hate with the fans, "the cleveland show" jumped the shark when it first aired. just not funny and the main character cleveland brown is more of a douche then he was in original series. i know this series is trying to hard, but the poor writing, almost all the characters in this series are piss-poor stereotypes of american society and the fact that this spin-off feels like a carborn copy of family guy then anything else. probably the only likable character is cleveland jr., but he's treated like an outcast like meg in family guy, seth macfarlane needs to stop. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Cleveland Show , The topic.
I don't think some of these reasons are the show jumping the shark...more getting annoying or boring. The girls have been ok and it's not unrealistic for it to happen, it's just taken the core premise and focus of the jokes (fish out of water in society) in a different direction. For me, the "jump" has been when Howard went into space...ridiculous. "
Posted by fatboyslick on the Big Bang Theory, The topic.
the only film in the original cast series that i hated was the first film, boring and slow as hell. but jumping the shark was "star trek V: the final frontier", however i liked it, at least is fast-paced and a very entertaining mess of a movie. i think it's underrated. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Star Trek ( original cast film series ) topic.
superman III is a guilty pleasure of mine, yes it did jumped the shark more then superman II, but it's camp appeal is hilarious, and give me a silver age felling on superman in a good way. superman IV: quest for cheap, is where it jumping the shark so many times with such cheap production values almost like tv movie that ended up on the big screen. the first 3 films are to watch. stay away from IV. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Superman film series ( 1978 – 1987 ) topic.
the main series are hilarious and great: 1, 2, 3: american wedding, 4: Reunion. think 3 is the funniest. the straight to DVD films are where it jumping the shark for me. stick to the original cast and the one and only steve stifler (seann william scott) not those half-ass wannabee's in the crappy straight to DVD films. "band camp" spin-off is at least watchable. "
Posted by Josh101 on the American Pie topic.
KARATE KID: is awesome KARATE KID, PART II: not as great as the first film but still awesome. KARATE KID, PART III: it might be where it "jumped the shark", it's kinda goofy and over-the-top cheese, not as good as the previous films. but i liked it, it's a lot of fun. THE NEXT KARATE KID: garbage!!! stay away from this crap. this film should have never existed, only redeeming thing in this crap is hilary swank (first leading role) and pat morita (mr. myagi). THE KARATE KID 2010 - is a really fun remake of the original, despite the misleading american title the plot is very similar but with kung fu. thank god it's a good remake. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Karate Kid ( original film series ) topic.
i wanted to like "Fringe" because of the cool idea mixing "the x-files" with "fringe science" and it worked for the most part. but this series suffers from the same problem as J.J. Abrams previous shows, "Alias" and "Lost". they all have a really strong start introducing the characters, villains, and the story-arc. but always fall apart after one or two seasons, in fringe case they put so much time on the alternate universe/timeline story-line of season 2 and it's convoluted as hell, season 3 was slightly better but plot-holes are everywhere. by then i give up since i felt that show is trying to too hard to be sci-fi. from what i read on IMDB i'm glad i'm not the only one. it's not a bad show, just one of those "trying to hard" kinda shows. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Fringe topic.
adam sandler being in a lot horrible films lately, but "Click" is kinda before he really went down-hill. "click" tried to be comedy with drama spiced-in. few comedic scene are funny, but most of the time it's the same sandler shtick. but when it stating to be dramatic it's tear-jerking and adam sandler can do drama really well, one of the few films that made me cry. the film's famous "father scene" is one of the saddest scenes in film history. but the film's ending sucks "
Posted by Josh101 on the Click topic.
The Mummy returns does rehash the plot from the previous film, but at least it's entertaining. "tomb of the dragon emperor" sucks!!!, was a dumb film and a dumb idea, why china!? why not aztec in 1940's mexico?, it makes more sense since it similar to egypt even in culture. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Mummy, The topic.
a nightmare on elm street is an interesting franchise, the first film is classic. "Elm street 2" is pretty good film but underrated as hell, sand-alone sequel that can take place anywhere in original timeline. "Elm street 3" the true sequel to the first film, and my 2nd favorite elm street film. "Elm street 4" it's a mixed bag, in my opinion that's were it jumped the shark with the comedy, way to commercial for the mainstream and not scary. "Elm street 5" an improvement, much darker and creepy but still has problems. "Freddy's dead" is a complete joke, and the plot sucks and feels like they rehash the plot from "elm street 3". the only highlights in the film freddy kruger flashbacks. "New Nightmare" is my 3rd favorite in the series. cleaver and interesting and scary again. "Freddy vs. jason" is ok, nice crossover with horror icons, but suffers a lot from the post "scream" slasher generation. the "elm street" remake is just crap, another wasted horror remake cash-in. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Nightmare on Elm Street topic.
true that "die hard 2: die harder" kinda jumped the shark with lack of realism during really impossible situations, but it respects the roots of the first film, and it's my 2nd favorite die hard film. "die hard 3: with a vengeance" feels to different more like "SPEED" film then a die hard film. but it grown on me after a while. "die hard 4" is not bad, not as classic as the previous films. die hard 5 IS GARBAGE!!!. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Die Hard ( Film Series ) topic.
i don't hate Michael bay he did few films that are actually really like "The Rock" and "The Island" are his best films to date. the Transformers films are like Junk food it makes so much money he doesn't need to put any effort into the making it. the first film was ok for the most part, had a lot of stupid moments, plot-holes and annoying as hell human stereotypes. but the sequels are almost the same only double the stupid moments, plot-holes and annoying human stereotypes including the autobots twins. and people eat that up without thinking twice almost like a fast food joint. yes people we are getting stupid, thanks michael bay!!! "
Posted by Josh101 on the Transformers Movie Series topic.
son of the mask is not a comedy (like the first film), it's a really disturbing HORROR film miss-understood for a crappy family film, the baby is possessed by a demon. EVIL!!! EVIL!!! i was freaked out when this film came-out that demonic baby! give me nightmares for years. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Mask, The / Son of the Mask topic.
i think everyone on set were on drugs during the filmmaking. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Battlefield Earth topic.
universal soldier is the "highlander" of science fiction films, everything that came after the first film sucks so hard, such a simple concept and yet every film in the franchise manages to screw-up the simplest thing like characters and the plot. Universal soldier is no masterpiece, but a really fun action popcorn film with jean claude van damme and dolph lundgren kicking each-other's assess. it was a hit so it made sequels really crappy sequels. the tv movies "brothers in arms"/"unfinished business" are godawful films and thank god there not part of the series which doesn't say much, "the return" was such a wasted potential on van damme and former WCW wrestler bill goldberg, the half-ass writing, worst soundtrack ever put for an action film, you can tell the director tries to be the next michael bay and fails miserably, but it's entertaining if you're drunk. "regeneration" is better or worse then "the return", it tries to be realistic and gritty, but comes-off a depressing and also really boring. van damme being emotionless the entire film, bringing back lundgren doesn't help much and the script is filled with plot-holes and continuity errors with the first film. "day of reckoning" tries to be old and new at the same time, but it's still as bad as "regeneration", crappy shaky-cam work, crappy editing, not as depressing but feels cheap and plot is all over the place. this mess of a franchise needs to die. or reboot it with big budget talented filmmakers and writers that can write a better scripts then these films and makes sense out of it. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Universal Soldier film series topic.
wow, you guys are negative, not cool why all the hate on "free willy"? i like the first 3 films, sure there typical boy bonds with an animal film, but it's nostalgic fun and charm these characters have is really cute. i do agree that the plot is cheesy and the villain is lame. but it's pure 90's nostalgia and i love the original film. "free willy 2: the adventure home" cheesy as hell i hated it when i was younger, the poor writing and that annoying kid, but it grown on me after few years and it's not as bad as i remember. "free willy 3: the rescue" is so much better and a really good sequel. i knew from the start "free willy: escape from pirate's cove" is a not a sequel just a complete waste of time cash-grab direct-to-video sacrilege to the franchise. just watch 1 and 3 but if you're a fan then you'll like 2, just stay away from 4!!!. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Free Willy topic.
i like A.I., the effects are amazing, the performances are really good. haley joel osment (david) is such a good actor, he's emotions in A.I. make me tear every time that's how good of an actor he is. my only problem with the film it's the human characters in the film are such mean spirited assholes towards humanoids, so cruel. but aside from that it's a very sad film even in the end. a lot of tear jerking moments. "
Posted by Josh101 on the A.I Artificial Intelligence topic.
charmed is like depressing love child of "Buffy" meet's "Sabrina the teenage witch". it's style over substance show but at least was entertaining to some degree. after season 3 it jumped the shark. rose mcgowan as shannen doherty's replacement ruined the series for me, her acting skills as subtle as a rock. it never manages to bring me to watch it again. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Charmed topic.
the rocky franchise re classics. i love all 6 films. Rocky - classic masterpiece. Rocky II - a great sequel. Rocky III & IV - i think that's where it jumped the shark, but i loved them for pure nostalgia, 80's entertainment and classics in their own right. Rocky V - it's a guilty pleasure, no where near the previous films but it's still fun even with it's major flaws. Rocky Balboa/IV - a great comeback and a perfect conclusion to the franchise. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Rocky movie series topic.
such an underrated series but i loved it. pure fun science fiction at it's best. sure it's dated with the design and so-so 1970's in the 25th century (odd). the second season it did kinda jumped the shark with changes in the characters and the episodes are more serious then the first season. but it didn't effect the series on the negative light for me at least. "
Posted by Josh101 on the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century topic.
Fish Mooney needs to go for a swim in Gotham Harbour. Shes ruining everything. "
Posted by Nelle on the Gotham topic.
Wait. So people that lurk around on the internet arent actually what they say they are ? "
Posted by Nelle on the Catfish: The TV Show topic.
prison break is arguably one of the best prime-time shows ever, great production values, writing, characters and music. i loved all four seasons, but i can understand why many say after season 1 it sucked or jumped the shark. season one: amazing!!! one of the best season one for a show ever. season two: first half was great, the second half wasn't as great. season three: decent season (in my opinion) then the second half of season 2, but it's a fun season. season four/final break: it's starts slow but it get's better and ties all the plot threads and gives this series a solid conclusion. "
Posted by Josh on the Prison Break topic.
it's rare for a series to last this long on the air without losing it's charm, characters or the fan base. sure Supernatural originally supposed to end after season 5, but it did so well the network keep it on the air. as far for jumping the shark goes, it never did. it changed directions in some episodes from time to time, but never hurt the series. but i want this series to end before it will "jumped the shark" for real. "
Posted by Josh on the Supernatural topic.
I'm a "The X-Files" fan and i liked the Mulder replacement "John Doggett" and i enjoyed last two seasons despite the convoluted story-arc in season 9. i agree with fans that X-Files should have ended with season 7 since it kinda concludes the alien mythology-arc. but still the last two seasons are not bad, in fact season 8 was a really good season. the only "jumping the shark" in my opinion was the season 9 "alien story-arc" it was a mess, but the "stand-alone" episodes are the highlight of the season. "
Posted by Josh on the X-Files, The topic.
it never jumped the shark, and i loved it. but NBC screwed this series in the last episode, when Sam finally get's he's chance to go home they cut-off. "
Posted by Josh on the Quantum Leap topic.
Really enjoying "Gotham" so far, which started of well and just seems to go from strength to strength. I think one of the reasons is that the producers seem, for the most part, to have learned from Smallville's mistake in constantly referring to the hero's ultimate destiny. Here, we know who Bruce will be, but it's not referred to with a knowing wink every five minutes. "Gotham"'s also managed to successfully walk the tightrope of any comic-book adaptation, or derivation, by neither being too camp and silly or too grim and po-faced. However, as Andy has said, Smith's overacting really jars, particularly given some other great performances. Taylor's Penguin pretty much owns any episode, but Logue's Bullock is another strong turn. MacKenzie's Jim Gordon is usually pretty good when he's being earnest, the one good man in a rotten town - but he also annoys a bit when he tries to do quirky comedy. Oh, and "Gotham" is repeating one of "Smallville"'s annoying habits of setting every scene in in Wayne Manor - from Bruce brooding, to Alfred duelling with him, to Selina inappropriately flirting - in one room. "
Posted by stebsb on the Gotham topic.
Cant wait to see who wins the show then doesnt make any impact in the music industry this year!! Soooo excited!! "
Posted by WendyBrowie on the Voice UK, The topic.
No one else thinks the other cast members acting is a bit ropey too? Eartha Smith is on another level of ropey but shes not the only one. The actress who plays Barbara Gordon is shocking. Makes you wonder how the beautiful actress got offered the part in the first place. Two words 'Casting' + 'Couch' spring to mind. "
Posted by WendyBrowie on the Gotham topic.
Probably around season 3 when Holling Vincoeur has a mid life crisis. At the age of 63. :D "
Posted by 14u24Me on the Northern Exposure topic.
Didnt laugh once!!! Every single line of dialogue was a lame attempt at a joke that didnt work. One of the worst 'comedies' ive ever had the misfortune to watch. "
Posted by 14u24Me on the Good Times topic.
What a world we live in where Saved by the Bell is the standard bearer for all other teen comedy shows. FML "
Posted by 14u24Me on the Hang Time topic.
Is this still on? "
Posted by 14u24Me on the Two and a Half Men topic.
Im willing to forgive Jada. She saw her chance and took it. Otherwise its all good for me. My favourite show at the moment. "
Posted by 14u24Me on the Gotham topic.
Great so far. The penguins storyline is the best part for me and the actor who plays him is really very well cast! But!....unforunately its a big but (i like them and i cannot lie) Mrs Smith needs to tone it down a bit. Its a laugh out loud, cringe making over acting display whenever shes on screen. Not sure what the future holds for Gotham but hopefully 'Fish' goes for a swim somewhere as her character is the only small gripe i have in an otherwise awesome tv show. "
Posted by andy on the Gotham topic.
All the guys watch it for the hot chicks! Fact. Its been dismall since the very first episode. I doubt any guy can even tell you whats going on in Hollyoaks. They are all too transfixed by Mercedes boobs bulging out her top or Sineads cameltoe protruding from her leggings to notice any storylines. "
Posted by Uglypimp on the Hollyoaks topic.
Jake getting older spoiled everything before Ashton Kutcher fucked things good and proper. Jake was the star of the show at one point not Sheen. "
Posted by Uglypimp on the Two and a Half Men topic.
Debs falling in love with Dexter. Huge jump moment. Stays in my mind above all other shitty Dexter moments. TBH it was probably on a downward slide after the excellent first season but Debs lusting after her brother really was one step too far. "
Posted by Uglypimp on the Dexter topic.
Cant see the big fuss. Twitter users 'shocked' 'offended' 'horrified' because Harry Hill has injected a bit of humour in to an otherwise run of the mill put a wig on and sing your favourite song talent show. Its not like hes taken over from Trevor McDonald on the 10 oclock news is it? Its Stars in their Eyes ffs. "
Posted by TomBoy350 on the Stars in their Eyes. topic.