Jumping the Shark: 10 Great TV Shows That Took a Turn for the Worse

From 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' to 'True Blood,' these were the moments when our favorite series started to take a nosedive

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'Homeland'

Terrorists hack the Vice President's pacemaker (Season 2, Episode 10)
Yes, that's right: A show that beat the likes of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones to take the Emmy for Best Drama its first season out of the gate, not only featured a storyline where terrorist hackers remotely shut down the pacemaker of the Vice President of the United States — they did it in an episode called "Broken Hearts." [Groan] While many of Homeland's problems stem from the decision to keep Marine sniper turned terrorist sleeper agent Nicholas Brody alive following a failed suicide bombing at the end of Season One, his chemistry with CIA nemesis/true love Carrie Mathison kept the show ticking artificially. (Kinda like a, well, you know.) The pacemaker twist, however, is where the show's plausibility finally took one licking too many. STC

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