Seasonal Rot/Playing With

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Basic Trope: A show declines in quality as it goes on.

  • Played Straight: The third season of "Alice and Bob" is not as good as the first two.
  • Exaggerated: "Alice and Bob" goes from being an Emmy award-winning series to being So Bad It's Horrible within the scope of two seasons.
  • Justified: Most of the original writers left, leaving the show in the hands of people who don't know what to do with it.
  • Inverted: "Alice and Bob" starts out as a terrible show, but gets better as it goes on.
  • Subverted: "Alice And Bob" was always a terrible show.
  • Double Subverted: See "Inverted"
  • Parodied: ...
  • Zig Zagged: The show alternates between good and bad.
  • Averted See "Subverted"
  • Enforced: ...
  • Lampshaded: "Remember when this show was good?"
  • Invoked: ...
  • Defied: The show keeps the original crew throughout the entire series to prevent this from happening.
  • Discussed: ...
  • Conversed: ...