Top 10 TV Shows that Got Worse Over TimeThese days, there are a lot of shows that keep getting worse as they make more seasons. But which ones have really become bad?
Not to be outclassed, The Simpsons is another major series that went downhill. Being a series created in 1989, it's season rot took place between seasons 9 to 16. But once Season 16 rolled around was then the series started to get worse. From that point on, several of our beloved Springfield denizens went downhill. Homer and Lisa both became loathsome jerks, Flanders and Bart became the show's punching bags, and Apu got removed for some reason. And then there's the "Woke" crowd and their problems but I don't want to waste any more time.
Even though the Simpsons now has incredible HD graphics, it doesn't make up for the newer episodes. The humor almost never works and the plots are often not interesting. I hope this series begins making better episodes.
Remember when this show was meant as a satire of middle-class America? No, and neither 60-70% of the viewing audience.
The creators are not even trying anymore they should have stopped years ago.
Taking our sixth spot, we have SpongeBob SquarePants. The first three seasons were considered to be the absolute best for Nickelodeon at the time following Ren and Stimpy being cancelled, Doug being sold to Disney, and Rugrats suffering seasonal rot. However, by the time season 4 rolled along, was when a decline in quality took place but this decline would've been obvious until mid-Season 6/Early season 7 with episodes in the minds of One Course Meal, A Pal for Gary, and Choir Boys among others. Even after the series improved from season 8 and onwards, the show still wasn't considered as good as it was beforehand.
SpongeBob was an amazing show. If you watched Nick as a child in the early 21st century, you knew what this show was. But after the movie, most of the plots were boring and the plots aren't that interesting. Sometimes, the show would even use darker subjects, which is NOT the funny and happy SpongeBob at all. SpongeBob needs to get better so kids these days know how good SpongeBob can actually be.
It physically hurts me to think about how far SpongeBob has fallen. I'm honestly about to cry just thinking about it.
It was good, got bad, and is getting better again.
Family Guy is another series that had its roots from the mid to late 1990s. Family Guy during its first few seasons was a fun and carefree satire show that knew it's limits as it was on broadcast television and then the series went on Adult Swim following Fox abandoning it and even on Adult Swim, the series was okay at worst. But then season 8 rolled around with extraordinarily bad episodes like "Life of Brain" and other episodes that would've easily gotten the show in hot water if it was 1999 again. So in other words, Family Guy's downfall was caused by the show trying too hard to be the next South Park and failed.
Just like The Simpsons Family Guy has gotten even worst over the last couple of seasons.
Hey, kids! Do you like stupid shows? We'll we got just the thing for you! Introducing the Fairly Oddparents! Even though that was a lousy pun, it's still a good show! Starring Cosmo and Wanda, the stupid unnecessary unneeded annoying joke repeating donkeys. Cosmo, the idiotic fairy who sticks a wand between his toes and smashes into trees. If you don't like that, then how about Wanda, the smart aleck fairy who also sticks a wand between her toes and smashes into trees. No? Then how about Timmy Turner, the five year old brat who goes to fourth grade and married Ariana Grande and had baby hippos. No? Then how about Vicky, the mentally ill evil babysitter who takes babysitting so literally, she sits on babies. Also, she is allergic to puppy farts. No? Then how about Denzel Crocker, the mental patient science teacher who might be related to Captain Hook, because he hates fairies, or he might have played too much Legend of Zelda games. No? Then how about Dark Laser, the dirty hobo birthday ...more
Yeah, I actually do agree now that it has gone downhill. Mostly in season 9. Which is why I'm not excited for season 10. Chloe is unnecessary.
Unlike SpongeBob and Family Guy, it didn't get any better afterwards.
This show just got stupid.
This show has totally gone in the crapper.
The first couple of seasons were okay and then it just got so bad with Amy etc etc etc
For me, by far the biggest contender for this is Sesame Street. Of course, being a series that has been around since 1969, seasonal rot was to be expected. However, Sesame Street year of going downhill was sometime in the 2016-17 TV season when the series underwent pretty controversial changes such as reducing the time down to 30 minutes and several known staples of the series such as Snuffles, Murry, and even Count were either pushed aside or completely cut from the series. It also doesn't help that afterwards, they even partnered with Autism Speaks and created a very stereotypical autistic character. In all honesty, Sesame Street is a show that truly lost its charm.
This show should not be allowed to exist.
Show has completely jumped the shark.
VeggieTales is a pretty revolutionary show as it started CGI animation for Television and the religious genre of cartoons in general. However, despite being a show that practically started two genres of animation, following Big Idea's acquisition by DreamWorks, the series started to turn sour with the Netflix VeggieTales shows. A major issue with the Netflix shows is that despite being a religious cartoon, God and the Bible are barely acknowledged by the show and if they are, it's normally at the end where it's you blink, you miss moment. In all honesty, the series likely wouldn't take this route if Big Idea remained as an independent studio instead of being overtaken by a studio that's apart of Hollywood.
The first few seasons were great, I actually like the first season the best. Seasons 1-3 were amazing, seasons 4 and 5 were mostly good but got repetitive at times, season 6 was pretty boring, but seasons 7 and 8 are almost unwatchable, what with the audience clapping for an entire minute after someone walks in the room or says a line, I almost felt like I was watching Everybody Loves Raymond. Not to mention that the characters had lost their charm and the jokes and writing became so predictable, lazy and boring. Season 9 was okay though, but a little weird at times.
Now we're on to a show that went downhill just recently. Doctor Who isa pretty famous sci-fi series that has been on the air since 1963. Of course, like other long running programming, Doctor Who going downhill wasn't surprising, but the way they did it was. With the introduction of the 13th doctor, the Doctor Who fanbase unanimously panned the concept of a female doctor as it broke tradition. I'm not a Doctor Who fan myself, but the concept of a female doctor isn't bad, it's just that they chose the worst personality for her. Hopefully the next time they choose a female doctor, they have one that's not like the 13th doctor.
The first episodes of this show were the best, but not the animation is FLASH - So now it looks like the characters are being stretched across the screen. The jokes used to be funny for all ages - but now they're unfunny and boring. The plots? Terrible. I miss the old Arthur.
The animation and voice work are just terrible.
It was always a bad show.
Adding Arrow in the list makes me sad. This show started out as a solid entry for DC Comics from Season 1 and it was an amazing blast in Season 2, even bringing in Barry Allen (The Flash), Deathstroke and even the Suicide Squad into the show, which would ultimately lead to the formation of a T.V. Universe, Arrowverse.
The first half of Season 3 was actually pretty good. But once the second half starts, that's when the show started to decline in quality. This is shown even further in Season 4 where although it started out pretty strong, gradually got worse overtime, leading to a very underwhelming and disappointing season finale. And this was after Legends of Tomorrow (Season 1) and The Flash (Season 2) released their season finales which turned out to be pretty good.
And adding up to these factors, I'm not really too excited for Season 5. And I'm not the only one who's really disappointed. With a massive number of fans now leaving the show due to gradually getting weaker, the ...more
The first season was good, yes, but then it started going down, down, down. By the time it ended, it was one of the worst cartoons ever to air.
It got better in Season 3 but it was on a rollercoaster since Rebecca Sugar quit the show and made Steven Universe.
Steven Universe is another show in my honest opinion that went downhill and for me, the reason why is that in later seasons, particularly season 5, there was simply too much going on for the series to focus on especially when you compare seasons 4 and 5 compared to the more laid-back and simpler season 1. And in all honesty, I think SU would be a whole lot better if they only focused on the Diamonds instead of 17 different side plots.
Too much pointless drama and forced shipping.
Next up we have Cocomelon, a series that is trying so hard to be the next PAW Patrol. Now Cocomelon's reason for going downhill is a unique reason. Before the art shift to 3D, Cocomelon was a predominantly 2D series filled with cute creatures teaching kids how to read. But by the time the series shifted its focus 3D and Nursery Rhymes was when the series went down the drain but by far the worst of Cocomelon was when it was coping Pinkfong, another well-known nursery rhyme channel so it effectively made Cocomelon very unoriginal however, the series is trying to improve by creating their own original songs, so that's a good sign.