Have you ever started a series and been instantly hooked? Some shows just get it from the get go, landing on their feet and going stride for stride with the big boys. Only a select few, though, can actually finish the race at the same pace (or faster). These are six shows that burned up all their energy at the start. They made for a dazzling first season or so, but then they were lost. (Kind of like "Lost.")
Tell us your examples in the comments section (or reach out to us on Twitter), but first hear what Indiewire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers have to say on this week’s episode of Very Good TV Podcast. Spurred to the discussion by the 10th anniversary of "Six Feet Under’s" finale — an influential ending even if you weren’t a fan — both hosts discuss series that started off great only to come crashing down by their last season (or episode).
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