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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Is it just me, or is has the Walking Dead become horribly boring! There's a whole bunch of people running around talking smack, including Negan; there's endless drama music and inuendo...but nothing ever happens!
Okay, so Carl got bit (apparently), but I'm guessing they'll drag this one out for several episodes only to find out he got bit by a dog or something...and he'll live on...for more drama...and more BORING episodes.
Yeah sure, there's lots of gunshots and lots of people running around in the darkness, all whispering to each other like something is JUST...ABOUT...TO...HAPPEN, but nothing ever does.
They (the producers) throw out one little tiny bone to keep viewers 'spellbound' so they'll watch the next episode, but nothing ever happens.
It's like a soap opera, all inuendo and no action. You can watch for years and the worst, the big lead-up, winds up being someone with an appendicitis.
I'll speak for myself, but I had much higher hopes for this program and frankly it seems like they've just ruined it by dragging it out with no meat.
Am I off here, or what?
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Edumakated
Consider me sheltered...what does "jump the shark" mean? I'm not familiar with that term (though I see it frequently).
Yeah, the endless supply of ammo is pretty sad too. They used to have to scrounge for a single cartridge and now it's like they grow on trees and it's harvest season.
The phrase jump the shark is based on a scene in the fifth season premiere episode of the American TV series Happy Days titled "Hollywood: Part 3," written by Fred Fox, Jr., which aired on September 20, 1977. In the episode, the central characters visit Los Angeles, where a water-skiing Fonzie (Henry Winkler) answers a challenge to his bravery by wearing swim trunks and his trademark leather jacket, and jumping over a confined shark. The stunt was created as a way to showcase Winkler's real-life water ski skills. However, the scene also was criticized[who?] as betraying Fonzie's character development, since in an earlier landmark episode, Fonzie jumped his motorcycle over fourteen barrels in a televised stunt; the stunt left him seriously injured, and he confessed that he was stupid to have taken such a dangerous risk just to prove his courage. For a show that in its early seasons depicted universally relatable adolescent and family experiences against a backdrop of 1950s nostalgia, this incident marked a thematic change. The lionization of an increasingly superhuman Fonzie, who was initially a supporting character in the series, became the focus of Happy Days. The series continued for seven years after Fonzie's shark-jumping stunt, with a number of changes in cast and situations.[unreliable source?] On Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Ron Howard talked about the first time the phrase was used by Happy Days co-star Donny Most: “Donny’s reading it and he kinda looks down, then says ‘what do you think of the script?’ and I shrugged and replied ‘people like the show, it’s hard to argue with being number one’ and he looked up and said, ‘he’s jumping a shark now?’. That was the first time I saw that phrase bracketed, before it was even done, you’ve got to give props to Donny Most.” The phrase "jumping the shark" was coined in 1985 by Jon Hein's roommate at the University of Michigan, Sean Connolly, when they were talking about favorite television shows that had gone downhill, and the two began identifying other shows where a similar "jump the shark" moment had occurred. Hein described the term as "A defining moment when you know from now on … it's all downhill … it will never be the same." In 1997, Hein created a website to publish his current list of approximately 200 television shows and his opinions of the moments each "jumped the shark"; the site became popular and grew with additional user-contributed examples. Hein subsequently authored two "Jump The Shark" books and later became a regular on The Howard Stern Show around the time he sold his website to Gemstar (owners of TV Guide).