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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Take you pick! (Seasons 2-6)
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse's twisty, ridiculous, occasionally brilliant series practically made a sport out of shark-jumping. It hooked us with compelling characters and high-grade mysteries, then proceeded to raise more questions than it could ever hope to answer. No one agrees when exactly Lost lost its mojo, because there is no one JTS moment that stands above the rest. Was it when the survivors met the Others and they didn't make any sense? Or when the infamously annoying Nikki and Paulo materialized on the scene? Or when Claire got amnesia? Or when the Island traveled back in time? Or when Locke was resurrected? Or when it turned out that all the evil in the world was being held back by a literal cork? Or when… The point is, Lost disappointed us at least as many times as it bowled us over. This show was a crazy mess and we loved…well, about 50 percent of it. JS

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