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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 09:39 AM

5. Babylon 5, Season 5

Though, in all fairness, it was really only the first half that was mediocre to subpar quality (Telepath colony storyline). Once it moved on to the Londo/Centauri War arc mid-season and then on to the series finale it redeemed itself. Though, honestly, had the show ended at the end of the fourth season, it would've been near-perfect as JMS tied all of the plotlines (Shadow War, Minbari Civil War, Earth Civil War) up well and said all he needed to say. After the first season (which included a lot of necessary set-up for future seasons), the show was one of the most consistently entertaining and engaging shows I've had the pleasure of watching.

I wouldn't say that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine "jumped the shark" in the traditional sense but there seemed to be a lot of "filler" in Seasons 6 & 7 that probably could've been trimmed down to make room for some more Dominion War/post-Dominion War storylines (i.e. Bajor joining the Federation, the change in the command structure of DS9). That being said, I loved "The Final Chapter" and how it wrapped up the war/series. I just wish that we hadn't had to wade through so many (mostly) mediocre episodes after the beginning of Seasons 6 & 7 to get to the good stuff. I felt like after Season 5, the Dominion War should've really been the main focus yet after DS9 was retaken a few episodes into Season 6, everything war-related suddenly slowed down to a crawl again and didn't really pick back up until the end of Season 6 and the beginning of Season 7.

I agree with you about Buffy. I didn't really like Seasons 6 or 7 much though Season 6 felt more like itself than the seventh season did, albeit much darker and depressing. The seventh season just seemed really..........uneven and jumbled.

Disagree about Angel Season 5. I kind of liked the idea of Angel & co. joining Wolfram & Hart and loved the series finale (Power Play/Not Fade Away) though I wish that it could've had another season or mini-series to provide a more proper conclusion to the end of Season 5 but, overall, I thought that it was always a pretty well-written show.

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