I was wandering through TV Tropes today when I saw a reference to So Weird!, a TV show I was fond of in my youth. It was a pretty good show that built a compelling mythology that involved the main character's father, evil supernatural forces, and aliens. Everything was hinting that the main character was going to have final battle with forces of evil. It was pretty dark stuff for a children's show.
--And the in the third season, the main character was written out and all of her subplots dropped to be replaced by the adventures of a more conventionally attractive actress and her magic panther. It is heartening to know that i am not the only person annoyed by this.
I really, really hated that panther.