DONT GET ME WRONG. I will watch It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia no matter what. However, going back and watching season 2-5 makes it painfully obvious how much they turned the cast from characters into caricatures. I’ll never turn on the gang, but man, it sure didn’t get better as it went on.
Before GoT, one of the classic examples was Battlestar Galactica (reboot).
It started so strong with all the elements fans liked, but then became a largely fruitless ‘who is the Cylon’ hunt and cryptic and convoluted prophecy all leading ultimately to very little.
All the elements that upset many fans were also present from the beginning, but while we lost the cool space battles, character-based (not plot-driven) drama, and sense of a coherent mystery and plot, the more controversial “Lost-style” elements were present throughout and intensified over time.
It started out as “cool space battles / race for survival” and then “debating on spaceships” and got further bogged down as it went. This 16-bit satire kinda summed it up:
You know, that’s a really good analysis. I’ve been a fan since s01e01, but I can see what you’re saying. I never did relate very well to any of them (despite loving the show), but I think they get harder to relate to over time. That said, I still look forward to new seasons!
I don’t think there has been anything remotely as disappointing as the GoT final season ever. Me and my friends were crazy about the show, but never mentioned anything from it ever since the final episode. It almost feels like a PTSD.