Friday, May 13, 2011

Why don't you quit while you're ahead

I just started noticing this recently, but it seems like every TV series runs at least twice as long as it should.  Generally, after season 3 or so, things start to go off track, and get annoying.  for example;

Weeds: Weeds is a pretty entertaining show.  I watched season 1-6 in the timespan of about two weeks, and in my opinion, the first 3 or so seasons were great.  Then for some reason, the writers were like "Well, Agrestic is getting kinda lame now, let's burn it down, and start getting Nancy in a retarded amount of deep shit, like drug cartels, and stuff."  The story stops being believable at this point, because in reality I'm sure the cartels would have just killed her long ago for all the stupid shit she does.  I'm pretty sure the writers gave her superpowers, because she makes some of the dumbest decisions ever, yet somehow continues to not die, or kill off her loved ones.  She's the main character, so killing her would be kind of a bad call.  So now we are going to watch Nancy be a shitty parent for 3 more seasons. (that being said, I still watched, and enjoyed the latter 3 seasons, I'm just saying they should have stopped while they were ahead, as the story is only going downhill.)

The Office:  The office was at one point in time a hilarious show, with a fairly interesting back-story.  All the tension between Jim and Pam kept people coming back, and the theme of "working with crazy fuckers, whom you don't like" made a fairly believable show.  Everyone has known a Dwight at some point in time or another, so seeing his reaction to his stapler being encased in jello was a real knee slapper.  However, after Jim and Pam finally got together, I was pretty much over the show.  It would have been perfect if they would have just ended it there.  But no.  Lets continue dragging it out.  It starts going into the same old thing, repeated over and over.  They try and throw more twists in there, but I really don't care that they can't find a good day care center for their child.  I didn't get a chance to watch the entire 6th season, but in all honesty I really have no interest in doing so.  It used to be funny, but now they're just beating a dead horse. 

So what do you guys think?  Any other shows I forgot to mention?  Do you think I'm a pessimist who's just full of shit, and complains too much?  What did you have for lunch today?

7 comments:

  1. Yep. Generally the first 2, maybe 3 seasons of a show are all that's worth watching - Weeds and Office in particular. Sometimes I wonder if anyone even knows how to write a good ending these days, since everyone is so used to it going on forever...

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  2. You know i was thinking the same thing Dexter is another one that is taking a dive but yeah Weeds you have a point she commits the most stupid acts a person could make and shes messing with a freaking cartel and she still manages to stay alive.

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  3. I totally agree with you. The office is just annoying anymore.

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  4. I know! the last one I saw from the beggining to the end was That 70s Show... it should have ended way before, not even the original cast was at the end.

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  5. 100% agreed. There is a definitely stopping point for all shows and they need to quit at the top of their game or soon after. It is a long awkward slide to failure

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  6. Yeah, i think that happens to most good tv series'

    bastards cant help milking it till people dont like the show anymore.

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  7. No one answered my question; What did you have for lunch today?

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