3 thoughts on “When Did Moonlighting Jump the Shark?

  1. I felt that the show had a number of moments in which it went downhill

    Number 1 – at the end of season 2 as they drove off from the studio in which the series was filmed.
    Season 3 felt weaker – partially because of a change of direction, shifting away from the detective stories and over-the-top chase scenes to focus more on the relationships between characters, and partially because of industrial action (a writers’ strike, if I remember rightly)

    Number 2 – the beginning of season 4 as Maddie leaves the city …so now the series is focussed on the relationship between 2 characters who aren’t even seeing each other … with the odd break for a detective story.

    Number 3 – the transition from season 4 to 5 – I hated the clip show at the beginning of season 5, and the following episode was a failed attempt to recapture the glory of the first 2 seasons – going through the motions, following the “formula” but lacking the “magic”

  2. Man, I loved this show. Beginning to end, loved it. But yeah, it jumped, probably when Maddie married the other guy for really no apparent reason. (Though by that time, it was already all but over, what with the missing stars for most of Season 4.)

    The first three seasons are still some of the best TV I recall seeing, though.

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