33 – Growing a Beard and Jumping the Shark

The Mythcreant Podcast

Oren, Chris, and Mike discuss TV shows that get noticeably better or worse during their run. They describe the origins for these two tropes, and analyze why shows succeed or fail when they change direction.

Correction: Actors on Star Trek: Voyager were actually contracted from season to season.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Trope: Growing a Beard

Trope: Jumping the Shark

Star Trek: Voyager: Seven of Nine

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unification I and Unification II

Michael Piller

BBC’s Merlin: Uther Pendragon

BBC’s Merlin: To Kill the King

Stargate SG-1: Asgard

Stargate SG-1: Replicators

Stargate SG-1: Jack O’Neill

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike

Why the Legend of Korra Isn’t as Good We Hoped

The Avatar State

Angel: Smile Time

Heroes: How to Stop an Exploding Man

Five Characters That Are Too Powerful

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