recognized without difficulty what I had plainly posted.
Most of those reviews would have been written, posted, and aggregated into a Metascore before the reviewers would have been in a position to see and write about the show's decline in quality.
That's not what was said at all. Critics loved the premiere of the show, as did I, but they universally bashed the show as it continued.
Since you apparently need your hand held through this, I'll go ahead and humor you. The Metascore that trevanian
cited in defense of the show was formed based on early reviews
- i.e., reviews of episodes before
the downturn in quality. Most Metascores are not updated to include midseason and end-of-season reviews, and thus are almost always formed solely upon the strength or weakness of either the premiere episode alone or a small batch of episodes sent early to critics.
Most Metascores are based only on a small snapshot of a given series, rather than being reflective of a whole as they can be in terms of a self-contained reviewed work (movie, video game, etc.). Due to this, yes, I will discount Metascores when applied to television series.