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Offline TMC1982

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What Happened to "Jump The Shark"!?
« on: February 16, 2009, 11:48:38 PM »
The Jump The Shark site used to be a great source for critiquing and learning about television history.  But it all went downhill once Jon Hein, the founder of jumptheshark.com, sold out to TV Guide. :speechless:  For some time, things for the most part, remained the same.  But a week or so ago, I checked in and noticed that the site became a completely barebones shell of its former self.  To put things in proper perspective, it was as if it went from a common fan blog to just another run-of the-mill gossip site.  Any sense of idenitity or punch has been completely striped in favor of a basic corporate agenda (to be as "politically correct" as remotely possible).  Not that it matters much, but in the mean time, I've set up a Yahoo! club:
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Shark_Jumps_Again/

« Last Edit: March 02, 2009, 09:49:25 PM by TMC1982 »


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Re: What Happened to "Jump The Shark"!?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 11:52:46 PM »
In my opinion, jumptheshark.com jumped the shark, when Jon Hein  sold it.


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Re: What Happened to "Jump The Shark"!?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 06:59:19 AM »
Yeah I noticed that too.  Something seemed off about that article "DVR Desparately Seeking These Shows" or whatever it is.  The site was just pretty flagrantly plugging some hit TV shows.

You can still go in and discuss shows.  I guess aside from the front page, it doesn't look that different.

I guess that's just the way the cookie crumbles. 


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Re: What Happened to "Jump The Shark"!?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 04:48:44 AM »
Oh, I just found this thread- hit up www.bonethefish.com, it is what JTS used to be before TV guide turned it into a soulless zombie of a website