Doctor who?….will the Time Lord ever jump the shark?

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Around 1997 an American radio personality, Jon Hein, suggested that, sooner or later, every television series, however successful, would inevitably decline in creativity and popularity.
The point at which this decline began he called, ‘jumping the shark’…


He came up with the idea after watching fonzythe premiere episode of the fifth series of ‘Happy Days’ in 1977 when the Fonz literally ski-jumped over a shark (fodder for producers in their willingness to sacrifice anything for higher ratings?). Younger readers may see this for themselves here.  His subsequent website became an internet hit as the idea spread beyond television and into broader aspects of culture including politics.


Doctor Who (the eleventh incarnation) is currently screening on the ABC and his popularity, at least among the faithful, seems eternal; for the present.

Having infiltrated the internet and even the blogosphere to a huge extent he may well be time-less…

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About sevennotesofgrace

The author musing here about music, grace and God goes by the name of Ros. I have a husband (married 24 yrs) and three daughters. I've been many things over the years, particularly a mother, high school teacher, church music director and women's ministry co-ordinator. Now I'm back to teaching high school English full-time. All these experiences have come to me from God's gracious hand, and each day I try to remember that! I live in a home among many gum trees in Brisbane Australia. Our extended family includes a white Maremma dog named Mia, two kittens, Simon and Catniss, and one chickens. Why “seven notes of grace”? The grace refers to God’s grace, which He offers to unworthy people like myself. We can freely receive His forgiveness and love. Music is another gracious gift to us: our ability to create, play, sing, communicate with and enjoy it. So the seven refers to the seven notes of the musical scale (yes there are seven, count them A to G) and the notes refers to writing (text and music) and musical notes. I was very relieved when this original blog title finally came to me, which encapsulates so many different aspects of who I am, a musical sinner saved by grace! http://sevennotesofgrace.com/

2 comments on “Doctor who?….will the Time Lord ever jump the shark?

  1. Yes I have been somewhat concerned about revealing a name!! That’s the whole point if the title…we don’t know who Who is or what he will do! Hope it doesn’t spoil things.

  2. No, it will never happen, or that would mean the end!
    But, it may as well end now, the stories are getting so …. Nothing!

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