Before you start sending hate mail, know this, 24 is a great show and will forever be one of my all-time favorites. However, if you have seen one season, you have seen them all. The final season reminded us that the show was out of time. It was no longer about Jack Bauer being awesome and that is the first mistake. You see, everyone loved this show because Jack Bauer was ridiculously amazing in every way. The final season was nothing more than a slow painful death of one of tv's most amazing shows ever.
That 70's Show
A show is only as good as its’ cast. Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher left the show after seven seasons even though Kutcher was in a few episodes in the final season. Then Jackie, Mila Kunis, got together with Fez, Wilmer Valderrama, and all hell broke loose. That was when the show jumped the shark.
The Office is nothing more than another example of a show that just couldn’t stop trying to make money. There is no other reason why this show stayed on the air after Steve Carrell left. They tried but they failed.
After 15 seasons, ER became nothing more than a painfully boring NBC drama that was holding down the late night spot on Thursday nights. It was no longer worth watching thanks to the exits of just about every single cast member ever. Outside of Noah Wyle, the only other main character that remained was Laura Innes and even she couldn't last more than a couple episodes in the final two seasons. The show was never supposed to stay around for 15 years and by the end, most people were in agreement.
Just stop. Please. That is how most people felt when Scrubs was picked up by ABC. The final two seasons, eight and nine, were useless. The show could have ended 35 times in the final three years but didn’t, they just kept making episodes and no one seemed to care anymore.
The final season of Alias was tragic. The show itself was moved from Wednesday’s to Thursday’s and then back to Wednesday’s and finally to Monday’s. It changed time slots four times and lost close to four million viewers by the end of the season. That isn’t terrible, it is, like I said before, tragic.
Desperate Housewives was always interesting but never great. I found myself spending Sunday's watching football and watching DVR'd episodes of Housewives. It wasn't because the plot made me excited; it was the ladies of Wysteria Lane. But then they decided to move ahead 5 years in the timeline between seasons four and five. After that, it was all downhill.