With countless new TV shows commissioned each season, it’s getting pretty hard to keep up with them all. There’s the effortless recurring beauty of shows such as Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead and plenty of others. But how does a show know when it’s time to call it a day? Shows like Breaking Bad found the right time to put their stories to bed. And then there’s the other shows; the ones that can’t get it right.
In other, perhaps easier to digest circumstances, a show will decline and lose all merit and credibility. At this point, we find it much easier to switch off and find a new obsession to binge. (For the record, I’m currently completely obsessed with Fargo.)
You all saw this coming, so it’s popping on the list first. Granted, they ended with a movie in order to help us say goodbye, but it was still a little too hard to say goodbye. Whilst it’s never been officially axed (and why would it be?!), the cast and crew are just too busy with bigger projects for it to be feasible. In a recent interview with Coming Soon, Joss Whedon said “Right now I’m happy to say everybody is working doing good jobs. There’s a real fear of ‘The Monkey’s Paw,’ you know? You bring it back to life and it isn’t the same. Even if it’s great and it isn’t the same. I’m dying to get on a ship with those guys again, but I’m also doing yet another goddamn huge ensemble movie ['The Avengers Two']. Why can’t I do a movie about just one guy? So right now I can’t even access that part of my brain. If all the planets align that would be great, but I’m not going to do what I did the first time and move heaven and earth to make it happen.”
Browncoats, I know, will never give up the secret hope in their heart of hearts. But for now, you’ll have to rely on the Serenity comics. I share your heartbreak.
I’ll find it interesting seeing who’s on which side here. Heroes – consistently lowering the quality of the script and storyline throughout. Anything after series two is just too painstaking to plough through. A nice round ending, leaving out some of the cliffhangers, after series two would have been perfect. Perhaps even the original Heroes: Reborn spinoff could have been a great way to end it. But series three and four, let’s face it, should never have happened.
How?! How and why could Veronica Mars ever have been over? Yes, I’m still sore. Okay, so she solved her best friend’s murder. But the story could have evolved from there, that’s what TV shows do. The quality never dipped, the ratings were decent. At least we have the movie…
Of course, Lost had to be here. You were all thinking it. It was so good when it started out. We were so excited. It was fresh and new and interesting, we were thrilled. But time moved on, and as we drifted into season five the unanswered questions were beginning to stack up. We had to wonder if the story actually had an end. Did the writers even know how they were going to wrap up the plot twists? And then the split reality nonsense; need I say more? By the time the finale came around it was a total disaster. And I think I can speak for all of us when I say it was awful. So many hours of invested time, ended with that utter nonsense. Should have quit while you were ahead, Lost.