The 8 Greatest Pop Culture Ideas Ever Squandered

When you hear the phrase 'squandered premise,' a few things leap right into your mind -- 'The Walking Dead', 'True Blood', Jay-Z's god-awful mash-up albums and every 'Jaws' movie BUT 'Jaws'. On this podcast, Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Dan O'Brien and Soren Bowie figure out how all these failures might have succeeded. Maybe 'The Dark Knight Rises' would have worked if Tom Hardy had been the Moriarty to Batman's Holmes, rather than another problem for Bruce Wayne to punch away. A 'Jaws' sequel could have been brilliant if they'd just stuck to the true story that inspired the movie: a man-eating shark hunting through the rivers of New Jersey.

Throw on your headphones and click play above, go here to subscribe on iTunes or download it here to learn what should have been, and whether or not the Internet might be the greatest squandered premise of all ...

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