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Started by halfnelson on May 2, 2022 2:06:14 PM
TV shows which are a shadow of their former selves

That is, ones that need a boot up the arse or putting out of their misery.

I'll kick off with It'll Be Alright On The Night. The slide seemed to start when Denis Norden packed it in, not least because the usually good Griff Rhys Jones seemed to struggle. Now it's even ropier than ever - an array of barely funny clips (most of which were actually shown live anyway) linked by the irritating Walliams and his somewhat creepy jokes.

Any more contenders?

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Arjuna - 02 May 2022 14:06:44 (#1 of 109)

Neighbours

darkhorse - 02 May 2022 14:07:31 (#2 of 109)

Dr Who

champagnerocker - 02 May 2022 14:12:32 (#3 of 109)

Is Have I got News for You still going ?

whitbreadtrophy - 02 May 2022 14:37:48 (#4 of 109)

Coronation Street since it went from two half hours a week to nearly every waking moment.

Tinymcsmithy - 02 May 2022 14:40:47 (#5 of 109)

The Walking Dead franchise has often been a bit dodgy, but did have some cutting edge episodes at the beginning. Now… <insert zombie metaphor>.

LemonGrass - 02 May 2022 14:55:40 (#6 of 109)

#4 - Yep.

See also EastEnders.

solomongursky - 02 May 2022 13:56:23 (#7 of 109)

Scott & Charlene are going to be in the last Neighbors.

Shadrack22 - 02 May 2022 15:43:51 (#8 of 109)

I'll kick off with It'll Be Alright On The Night.

Amazed it is still going. Next you’ll be saying Beadle's About is still on.

Shadrack22 - 02 May 2022 15:45:07 (#9 of 109)

Silent Witness

Casualty

halfnelson - 02 May 2022 15:46:48 (#10 of 109)

#3 - it& #39;s not as good as it was but still delivers most of the time.

#4 - oh yes. The dialogue is dire these days, and the plotlines even worse. How many more drug dealers and loan sharks can there be in Weatherfield?

solomongursky - 02 May 2022 14:47:32 (#11 of 109)

https://news.sky.com/story/neighbours-kylie-minogue-and-jason-donovan-to-reunite-as-charlene-and-scott-on-ramsay-street-for-series-finale-12603359

redginger - 02 May 2022 17:49:12 (#12 of 109)

Coronation Street. I have lived all over the Country because of Mr. Reds work, places where I haven't known a soul, but I always knew Corry would be there for me. Not now, it's rubbish, and I haven't watched it for about three years.

thisonehasalittlehat - 02 May 2022 18:20:03 (#13 of 109)

Is Mr reds a safe cracker? Or maybe an assassin for hire?

enidcoleslaw - 02 May 2022 18:24:43 (#14 of 109)

Early Silent Witness was great. Then La Burton left, and it all turned a bit shit

The Apprentice is a shadow of its former self

Zugunruhe1 - 02 May 2022 18:30:31 (#15 of 109)

Gave up on Corrie when the Battersby's entered the show. They sucked the joy out of it.

Tadagee - 02 May 2022 18:32:14 (#16 of 109)

Killing Eve. Was great. Then wasn't.

annetjie - 02 May 2022 18:35:48 (#17 of 109)

Coronation Street since it went from two half hours a week to nearly every waking moment.

Since it went all Eastenders and forgot the humour.

Macpaddy - 02 May 2022 19:53:35 (#18 of 109)

I have never watched either. I have been in a room when they were on but had no interest in either of them.

frantastic - 02 May 2022 20:41:33 (#19 of 109)

The news used to be great with royal weddings and babies and stuff. Now it’s all war and inflation and misery. The news needs to up its game.

Grazioli09 - 02 May 2022 21:43:20 (#20 of 109)

A Question of Sport. Just unwatchable now

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