I mean shows that started well and decayed into horrible shows. I actually don’t mean shows that had a bad finale, but were otherwise OK. What shows degraded the sharpest in your experience? My list is below, though in no real order:
Heroes - Great show in season 1. Terrible from then on. A genuine drop from greatness to horribleness. So weird. Night and Day. No idea how that happened.
Nikita - A shocking choice, but a serious one. I like this show a lot, but my wife and I skipped tons of episodes at the end just to put this out of its misery. We hated it later on. When main dude lost his hand and got it back again, I could not roll my eyes enough.
X-files - Only because they continued to season 8 and 9. I love season 10 so far, though. It’s weird there are two seasons no one cares about. There are about 3 good episodes in the entire 8th and 9th season.
The Simpsons - Hardly worth mentioning. Classic to just a show that has hundreds of episodes I’ve never bothered with. I can’t believe it is still on.
I know there are many more. I did not list Twin Peaks, as I think a lot of its later shows were really good, even post killer-reveal. I like LOST and Battlestar all the way through, even liking their endings. I like Babylon 5 enough to ignore its mixed early season 5.
What else had declined/degraded?