When your favorite television show jumps the shark, is it because of a retool or due to having a writer on board? When a character disappears, were they put on a bus or did they suffer from Chuck Cunningham syndrome? What's the difference between the Wesley and the butt monkey? Which villain is the evil overlord and which is the dragon?
If these questions are perplexing you, it's time to take a visit to the TV Tropes and Idioms website. You'll learn to tell when a show is being screwed by the network, when a character is being Flanderized, and why all bikers are Hells Angels. You'll also find hours of your life slipping helplessly away, so be warned!