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PODCAST: 6 Great TV Shows That Broke Bad

PODCAST: 6 Great TV Shows That Broke Bad

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.")

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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).

Don’t forget to subscribe to Very Good TV Podcast via Soundcloud or iTunes. Follow Indiewire on Twitter and Facebook for all your pertinent TV news — as well as all the latest reviews and analysis on new TV series and seasons — plus check out Liz and Ben’s Twitter feeds for more, more, more. Plus, don’t forget to listen to Indiewire’s other podcasts, Screen Talk with Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson as well as Indiewire Influencers, hosted by Editor in Chief Dana Harris and featuring various guests relevant to anyone tracking independent film or entertainment in general.

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– Get ready for "Public Morals" with this Edward Burns interview.

– Get even more ready by watching the trailer below.


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Comments

Clifford Terry

This discussion is very subjective and no matter how much they stress that they represent the consensus opinion on most of the shows that they are talking about they are in the minority.

Avril

Ray Donovan is a show that seems to have fallen off this season. It was really good storytelling the first two seasons, and now season 3 is quite uninteresting and the characters make questionable decisions. Not sure if it’s because the former showrunner is now just a consultant or what, but this show has gone bad.

alissami

Veronica Mars Season 3 is bad because of the writer’s strike.

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