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(io9)   How to tell if a TV show is probably not going to end well   (io9.com) divider line 22
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2013-01-19 12:12:20 PM  
3 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

/that is all
2013-01-19 06:02:21 AM  
3 votes:
Someone totally annoying becomes a "fan favorite" character

i.imgur.com

Bazinga


/My hate for that show burns brighter than a thousand suns because of him.
2013-01-19 09:34:24 AM  
2 votes:

Brainsick: We do not speak of the Cheers 'finale'.


This, on the other hand, the greatest of sitcom finales...

"...you should wear more sweaters..."
2013-01-19 08:44:34 AM  
2 votes:
Ted McGinley joins the cast?
2013-01-19 08:12:39 AM  
2 votes:
The last 10 minutes of every episode is a grating whiney ballad played over shots of actors looking wistfully through a window at the rain?
2013-01-19 03:13:52 AM  
2 votes:
Someone totally annoying becomes a "fan favorite" character

You know who I'm talking about - the character who was sort of cute when they stood in the back and had the occasional funny line. Or someone who was a mysterious, shadowy figure, until we learned all about him or her. Or someone who was always sort of obnoxious and jerky, but less goody-two-shoes than the rest of the cast. In any case, sometimes a vocal group of fans will latch on to a particular character as a "fan favorite," and start clamoring for him/her to get more screen time. And the producers oblige, until suddenly the whole show is about this character, instead of the people you thought it was about all this time. And that usually means the resolution is going to be really, really weird.



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2013-01-18 09:16:50 PM  
2 votes:
A Dane Cook special?
2013-01-18 07:53:52 PM  
2 votes:
It's on FOX?
2013-01-19 06:15:58 PM  
1 votes:
I'm still angry about Lost. fark YOU DAMON LINDELOF AND CARLTON CUSE!!
2013-01-19 03:53:39 PM  
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: NeoCortex42: FirstNationalBastard: WippitGuud: It's set in space?

I don't think any space TV show has had a decent ending. Closest was DS9, but I didn't like how Sisko just up and went Prophet.


Just another story about a black man abandoning his wife and children.

/Actually, Avery Brooks biatched about Sisko going Prophet because he felt it looked like what I just said. Of course, Avery Brooks is kind of nuts.

The original plan was for Sisko to sacrifice himself and die fighting. Turning prophet was a compromise since it indicated he might return.

No mention so far of TNG? That's how you wrap up a series. A surprisingly good finale for an almost completely episodic show.

It's kind if funny that Patrick Stewart is almost as old as Picard was supposed to be in the future scenes in that story, and he looks no where near as decrepit as the old age makeup made him look.


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2013-01-19 03:50:08 PM  
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: FirstNationalBastard: WippitGuud: It's set in space?

I don't think any space TV show has had a decent ending. Closest was DS9, but I didn't like how Sisko just up and went Prophet.


Just another story about a black man abandoning his wife and children.

/Actually, Avery Brooks biatched about Sisko going Prophet because he felt it looked like what I just said. Of course, Avery Brooks is kind of nuts.

The original plan was for Sisko to sacrifice himself and die fighting. Turning prophet was a compromise since it indicated he might return.

No mention so far of TNG? That's how you wrap up a series. A surprisingly good finale for an almost completely episodic show.


It's kind if funny that Patrick Stewart is almost as old as Picard was supposed to be in the future scenes in that story, and he looks no where near as decrepit as the old age makeup made him look.
2013-01-19 01:34:41 PM  
1 votes:
You never meet the farking mother?
2013-01-19 10:46:56 AM  
1 votes:

BizarreMan: Summer Glau's Love Slave: It's on FOX?

It stars summer Glau?


Your whore mouth is talking. You might want to see to that.
2013-01-19 09:54:50 AM  
1 votes:

Summer Glau's Love Slave: It's on FOX?


It stars summer Glau?
2013-01-19 08:33:35 AM  
1 votes:

WippitGuud: It's set in space?

I don't think any space TV show has had a decent ending. Closest was DS9, but I didn't like how Sisko just up and went Prophet.



Just another story about a black man abandoning his wife and children.

/Actually, Avery Brooks biatched about Sisko going Prophet because he felt it looked like what I just said. Of course, Avery Brooks is kind of nuts.
2013-01-19 08:13:39 AM  
1 votes:
It has"1600" in the title?
2013-01-19 07:51:15 AM  
1 votes:
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7544052/81991770#c81991770" target="_blank">godwin5</a>:</b> <i>Snapper Carr: Someone totally annoying becomes a "fan favorite" character

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Bazinga


/My hate for that show burns brighter than a thousand suns because of him.

Nope...not even close for the most <strike>"fan favorite"</strike> obnoxious character. That goes to <strike>Steve Urkel on Family Matters</strike> Scrappy farking Do.</i>

/Second place goes to Cousin Oliver
//get off my lawn.
2013-01-19 07:41:12 AM  
1 votes:

Frozboz: They're right about LOST. When Locke was killed... ugh. That show had potential, but that episode *felt* wrong.


Notice that Lost had nearly every one of those descriptions?
2013-01-19 06:18:17 AM  
1 votes:

Summoner101: You've dragged it out for so long for ratings you've missed all opportunities for ending it with any impact? (House)


House?

IIRC, That show ended after season 5, when House walked into the insane asylum. I mean, it's not like they would keep dragging it on, put House and Cuddy together then refuse to bring Cuddy back for the final season, and end the show with the stupidest, most out of character, happy ending they could come up with.

Nope. House ended after season 5, and was consistently a great show. End of story.
2013-01-19 06:02:43 AM  
1 votes:
You've dragged it out for so long for ratings you've missed all opportunities for ending it with any impact? (House)
2013-01-19 03:31:16 AM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: No, no, that one was avoided by the "butthurt so-called fans decide to pretend to be offended and pressure big company to send character to the cornfield with threats of negative press" clause in the rule.


That's why she's sad. I'd watch the Derpy Hooves Muffin Hour.
2013-01-19 02:07:26 AM  
1 votes:
www.quantumleap-alsplace.com
 
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