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Copper Canceled -- Why?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Rich, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Rich

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    Such a good show, such good casting and writing. And it goes down the tubes. What were they thinking?

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  2. Supramom2000

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    I really liked this show. And I was glad when they sort of moved the little girl out of the story line. But the Major's wife going all addict was sort of a weird stretch. And the last episode chasing after Booth felt very manufactured as well. I liked that they were showing us their past and how their relationships formed, but the Booth part felt fake.

    I'll miss it.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Guess we'll have to see what happens with Orphan Black. Season 1 was generally under 500,000 viewers
     
  4. LOCODUDE

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    I'm not surprised. Even though I liked this show, the story line seemed to be going downhill..
     
  5. The Merg

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    I really liked this show. And I was glad when they sort of moved the little girl out of the story line. But the Major's wife going all addict was sort of a weird stretch. And the last episode chasing after Booth felt very manufactured as well. I liked that they were showing us their past and how their relationships formed, but the Booth part felt fake.

    I'll miss it.


    I thought the same of the last episode. I did like how they did not find Booth. If they had, the show would have definitely jumped the shark.


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  6. armophob

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    I am beginning to wonder if most smart people own dvr's these days. That means that more and more, less smart people do not, and the ratings are based on live tv viewers.
     
  7. phrelin

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    The problem is money. If you look at the long, long cast list for two seasons which contains many non-scale names you see a budget out of control. Then there is the fact that BBCA did not find distribution in Britain. It became available on a Netflix-type Amazon British subsidiary in September.

    On the other hand, "Orphan Black" may have BBCA money in it, but it is a Temple Street Productions of Canada show, through and through. The best cast members you never heard of, no heavy costs for sets, etc. I'm just hoping that success doesn't spoil it's relative simplicity because BBCA isn't even in Dish's first tier and Canada can't sustain an American-type production on its own.
     
  8. Paul Secic

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    Good!
     
  9. Paul Secic

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    Sorry I thought you were talking about Anderson Cooper.
     
  10. Rich

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    I was really surprised when they said a young girl could get married at 10 years of age. I wonder if that was true. I can't figure out how to Google it.

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  11. Rich

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    We started watching it and my wife didn't like it. I did. I gotta finish it. As usual, I'll still be watching last season's shows for quite awhile. I just found The Borgias were unwatched. Gotta catch up on that, too. Another good show cancelled.

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  12. Rich

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    I've been fascinated by Five Points since I saw Gangs of New York. Copper's cancellation caught me totally by surprise.

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  13. Rich

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    I think they do factor in DVRs in the ratings now, but only for a brief period after the original show is broadcast. That leaves me out, I wait for long periods before I watch many shows. Some shows with many characters and convoluted scripts (like 24), I think are better when viewed all at once.

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  14. Rich

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    Agreed. Period shows must be terribly expensive.

    I wish we had access to Canadian content.

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  15. Maruuk

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    Tried to like it, but it was so dark--I mean, actually, physically DARK, and claustrophobic, and the characters seemed interchangeable and generic. I couldn't keep track of anybody and I could care less about them. Reminded me of "Gangs of New York", an awful pic with similar elements.
     
  16. RunnerFL

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  17. lugnutathome

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    Loved this last season! Was home recovering from the crud and watched it end to end over a 4 or 5 day stretch. It had much better depth and continuity than what I remembered of season 1 (which is why it had accumulated the entire second season unwatched in the first place). End of the day, I think it was too heady for most of the US audience. Very "European" in its content and presentation styles. Required focus and involvement in the story.

    I wonder if the "Booth" sidebar episode set things in motion for an (at the time) expected season 3? I felt like toward the last few episodes a lot of groundwork was being laid to delve into other plot lines going forward.

    Definitely this is a loss.

    Don "more of this sort of thing and less remakes of stuff from the past please" Bolton
     
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  18. Rich

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    Couldn't agree with you more. It did require more attention than most of the drivel we get.

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  19. RunnerFL

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    It was definitely a smarter show than your average show. Most people I talked to didn't "get it". *shrug*
     
  20. Rich

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    Undoubtedly too deep and dark for most folks. Shame of it is, it showed a period of great chaos and showed it very well.

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