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Sometimes wedding bells herald the sound of jumping sharks. There's nothing like marriage to take the romantic spark out of a TV couple. The only short-term boost is a baby, and we all know where that leads.

The Office: Here Comes the Bride, the Baby — and the Shark?

The Office

Expectant parents Jim and Pam are set to walk down the aisle Thursday in an hour-long episode of The Office, but will it be happily ever after for them and the show?

We all know romantic "I do's" and impending tots spell more doom than bliss for veteran shows and with The Office attempting a jump-the-shark double here (Pam is due in February), the Dunder Mifflin crew seems closer to strapping on water ...
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The Closer Finale: Ding Dongs and I Dos

The Closer

A few weeks ago, we wrote about our concern that Fritz and Brenda's marriage on The Closer would be a shark-jumping moment for the series. But after watching Monday's winter finale, we've changed our tune.

We worried that the sugar-addicted, stress-eating, workaholic that we know and love would become too concerned with the trappings of married life to keep her edge as a world-class crime solver. But, the finale addressed such concerns in a playful way that actually fit into the story — imagine that!

We loved watching Brenda and Fritz leave all wedding preparation to their families while they took off to work on separate investigations — including wrapping up their cases in between the ceremony and reception.

It was also refreshing to see Brenda admit to Fritz... read more

Could a Closer Wedding Be a Jump the Shark Moment?

The Closer

Dum-dum-duh-dum! Here comes the bride, but does that mean "Here comes the shark jump?" In the mid-season opener of The Closer, the very first image we see is our beloved, tough-cookie Brenda Leigh Johnson trying on a frilly — okay, really frilly — wedding gown. The look on her face is anything but "glowing bride-to-be," and the tears in her eyes seem to reflect more panic than joy... read more

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