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(Salon)   Twelve TV shows that went on way past their prime. Sure, it has Glee on the list, but for some reason they put the US version of The Office on it too   (salon.com) divider line 159
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2013-12-12 10:32:00 AM  

Saiga410: Where SG1 where?


Yes... and no. Some of the latter episodes (especially the one off episode in the last season where they gate to what ends up being a developed world with the gate inside a museum during a dinner party and end up pretending to be terrorists) are some of the best episodes. Unfortunately, after they ended up defeating the Gould, we got the Ori which was essentially Gould 2.0. I think they could have easily gone a couple more seasons if they were able to get an antagonist that was more than just a change of clothes.
 
2013-12-12 11:17:45 AM  

DMZ DEATH: Mugato: A slideshow and frames. Nice.

Supernatural should have packed it in after the Apocalypse.

As Dean would say, " You shut your mouth." I disagree, the show is still good with glimpses of great. I wouldn't mind seeing it bow out after an even 10.
Idget.


Counter-point: The recent DOG episode.

/Which was a dog's breakfast!  So at least it had that going for it.
//too many posts here to see if that point was made
 
2013-12-12 11:59:02 AM  

bluenote13: Thurston Howell: List fails without

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Don't worry.  I don't think you need to worry about SHIELD outliving shelf life.  If rumors are true, it might be the next 'Firefly' for Joss.


Of course ABC's decision to put it up against NCIS was stupid to begin with.  There was a natural spot on Wednesday night at 8pm EST where there was not any real competition but the ABC execs stupidly decided to try their hand with their most important new show of the season, and biggest, against the number 1 show on TV.  A show whose rating have not declined in the last couple years.


Anyway, enjoy SHIELD while you can....


I'm mixed about Shield. They're finally making the characters interesting and the story seems to finally be getting somewhere. I think the big problem is that networks seem to need immediate awesome ratings or they axe shows in the first season nowadays. Look how many good or decent shows had some meh first seasons, ST:TNG, SG-1, Buffy, B5, and Married with Children are just a few off the top of my head. If those shows were to begin today they wouldn't make it past their first seasons before getting cancelled because they wouldn't have had time to find their rhythm and build the characters to the point where they're interesting.
 
2013-12-12 12:13:23 PM  

mekkab: DMZ DEATH: Mugato: A slideshow and frames. Nice.

Supernatural should have packed it in after the Apocalypse.

As Dean would say, " You shut your mouth." I disagree, the show is still good with glimpses of great. I wouldn't mind seeing it bow out after an even 10.
Idget.

Counter-point: The recent DOG episode.

/Which was a dog's breakfast!  So at least it had that going for it.
//too many posts here to see if that point was made


I agree that there are still good episodes of Supernatural but they're mostly the "goofy" ones, you know, the ones where they go back in time or meet the real life actors playing their characters. But it was pretty clear that the Apocalypse was the climax.
 
2013-12-12 03:48:14 PM  

mechgreg: Mugato: EyeballKid: At what point do we move past blaming the networks for a Joss Whedon show tanking?

I only blame them for Firefly. SHIELD just isn't that great. I do watch it because it's not terrible but it's not great.

Agreed, SHIELD is tanking because it is an average show in a time when there are so many good shows available from multiple different mediums.


Is this actually an issue anymore? Between DVR and on-demand replays (either from your provider or online), I can't imagine anybody is restricting their viewing choices because of conflicting timeslots.
 
2013-12-12 04:02:28 PM  

hstein3: mechgreg: Mugato: EyeballKid: At what point do we move past blaming the networks for a Joss Whedon show tanking?

I only blame them for Firefly. SHIELD just isn't that great. I do watch it because it's not terrible but it's not great.

Agreed, SHIELD is tanking because it is an average show in a time when there are so many good shows available from multiple different mediums.

Is this actually an issue anymore? Between DVR and on-demand replays (either from your provider or online), I can't imagine anybody is restricting their viewing choices because of conflicting timeslots.


Try telling network execs that. Not because they don't understand DVR, on-demand and online views, although some don't. Not because some of those forms don't count towards the outdated Neillson system, although some don't. But because many of those forms don't have advertisements, or they have ads you can skip, execs don't care if something is the most pirated or most viewed on demand or most DVR'd, or most viewed online. They don't generate ad revenue so fark off, they don't matter.
 
2013-12-12 05:27:34 PM  
Hey, remember "The Drew Carey Show"?  That went on for 9 seasons and 230 episodes, and tried about every stunt episode conceivable to remain relevant.
 
2013-12-12 05:48:49 PM  
kling_klang_bed: Why the fark on Satan's smoldering earth is 'The Amazing Race' still around?!?!?!

You shut your got-damned whore mouth! I love TAR, I've seen every second of every episode and I'm looking forward to TAR 24 in February. Yes, it's formulaic, yes, it's clear that they edit what happens to fit the storylines they craft for each team, but at the end of the day, a team either survives the experience and wins like TAR 23's Jason & Amy or they make a crucial mistake or two in the final leg and don't like Tim & Marie or Nicole & Travis. It's also incredibly well produced, filmed and edited, plus the theme music is one of the best around.

dc0012c: It's much more difficult to name shows that haven't run long past their expiration date. I would venture that most of that short list would be shows that are considered "classics" but were cancelled due to low viewership or changes in the network strategy, often before the original premise was fully explored

Leave It To Beaver
. I loved the show as a kid because I so desperately wanted parents like Ward & June instead of the insane mom & dad I was stuck with and a big brother like Wally, not the bullying aresehole I was stuck with. I've been following it on MeTV, starting with the end of Season 5 > Season 6 and the first two seasons. Again, yes, it's formulaic (Beaver is goaded in to doing something he knows he shouldn't by his dickhead friends Larry or Whitey or Gilbert > he lies about it > he gets caught > Ward & June lecture him and give him a big hug at the end of the episode), but they did a great job of writing the kids parts --the stories Beaver makes up to cover up his lies are really funny-- and they actually let Wally and The Beav grow up in real time. The show ended because Jerry Mathers was tired of acting (he'd been doing it since he was 4), he wanted a "normal" life and since he and his parents had been good with his money, he walked away just as Beaver was going to high school and Wally was going away to college.
 
2013-12-12 05:57:34 PM  
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