It went on and on...
It isn’t easy making a hit TV show.
By their very definition, TV shows are often designed to continue for many seasons, constantly trying to increase viewer ratings and maximize profits. Unlike finite movies, TV shows do not typically end after a season, although some shows are made with a specific arc and timeline.
As they continue on through the years, shows face the problems of changing writers, aging casts, and keeping viewers’ attention, and needless to say, it isn’t an easy task.
Even long-running TV shows like The Simpsons, Law & Order, and South Park face more criticism over the years as their initial charm and draw fade, and, in their struggle to pick up new fans, old fans abandon the show once they feel its changed too much.
What’s your favorite TV show of all time? Did it stay good until the very end? Chances are, no it didn’t.
Caution: Spoilers ahead!
That show had so much potential. The pilot episode blew me away. It started out so well and could’ve easily gone on to become a brilliant show, but no. The writers turned it into some s**tty soap with lazy drama throughout the middle to drag it on. Couple that with pretty c**ppy CGI and you lose a huge chunk of your audience.
The ending piqued my interest again, but the damage had already been done by then. Will always remember it through. (saivelamala)
Kyle XY. The series started out awesome. Strange boy from a government facility escaping, has strange mind powers, etc. Eventually it was revealed that Kyle was just a clone of another guy, and didn’t explain where any of his power came from. The series also ended with Kyle becoming a murderer. (Danjoredd1)
All I know about that show is Kyle didn’t have a bellybutton (serenity_now_)
The first season of this show was very raw and visceral. Really great stuff and a great take on the vampire formula.
After that it just became more and more mediocre and melodramatic.
The intro sequence was fucking fantastic, and fit the first season perfectly. Creepy, edgy, gory, unhinged, etc. (Geta-Ve)
The first series works because it follows the first book’s plot line. After that they lose the mystery aspect. The books aren’t “True Blood”, they are the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries. Take away that and you are left with a soap opera with vampires. (maybe_little_pinch)