TV Shows That Jumped The Shark

Early Breakfast With Paula MacSweeney

TV Shows That Jumped The Shark

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

8:59 AM - 15 Oct 2019



A polar bear in the jungle? Please.

When Happy Days made Fonzy to stoop to such desperate measures as jumping over a shark, it coined a phrase that would be used for every TV show that, well… took the piss. TV is a business, and that means if a show is popular, the powers that be are inclined to keep it on the air as long as possible to rake in potential profit.

Lost is a stand-out one for me – they ended up practically making a sport out of shark-jumping. At first, it seemed like the perfect TV show. A plane crash with survivors on a desert island? WOW! They’re not alone on the island? Cool, tell me more! A polar bear in the jungle… what? And then it just got more and more ridiculous; a second island, time travel, shadow monsters and all the evil in the world was being held back by a cork in the bottle?!

 

 

  • Paula, Matthew Crawley being killed off in Downton was it for me. Driving along, staring up at the sky. I mean, PLEASE!”

 

  • “Ross saying Rachel's name during his wedding vows with Emily in London. Stupid!”

 

  • “The Office  Jim and Pam finally got hitched and then turned into a pair of dopes Paula!”

 

  • The Walking Dead was full of jump-the-shark moments, Paula, it was pretty much garbage from the start to be honest!”

 

  • “Paula, the 5th and last season of Ally Mcbeal when it was revealed that Ally had a teenage daughter and John Cage had retired from the law firm to join a mariachi band in a Mexican restaurant. Wtf!”

 

  • “The Simpsons after about 2005 Paula”

 

  • “Morning Paula, how about the British soaps. EastEnders, Corrie, Emmerdale! My mother watches them religiously!” - Olga from Navan.

 

  • “Prison Break. It became so unbelievable, I lost hours of my life!” – KB, Bettystown

 

  • “Hi Paula. Going back a bit now but think Glenroe lost it when Miley and Fidelma got it on in hay. Ew!” - Bob

 

  • “Mulder was abducted by aliens during the season 7 finale. HA!”

 

  • “Eh the best one ever Paula – DALLAS – it was all a dream!”

 

  • “Grey’s Anatomy... too many to mention Paula!”

 

  • “ER - No, you cannot replace George Clooney with John Stamos.”

 



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