Saturday, July 28, 2012

BC2012: Jump the Shark TV Edition by Jon Hein

I know what you're thinking: Didn't the whole "jump the shark" thing jump the shark years ago? Well, maybe it did, but I got this used book super-cheap at Barnes & Noble in Madison so I figured why not revisit that pop culture phenomenon? Unlike many of the books I've read this year, I already knew about the website that spawned this book.

It took a surprisingly long time to read this thin volume to my wife while she was getting ready for work. We usually got through just two or three TV shows per day. For anyone interested in older TV shows (the book was written in 2002), this is a fun read to reminisce about what made them great and how/when they went off track.

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