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#161 OFFLINE   russ9

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Watching a known cancelled show is like watching a show based on the Titanic. Pointless because you know how it ends so why bother?


That's why the movie failed at the box office.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

That's why the movie failed at the box office.


Different theory as to why it didn't: people are dumb and if you throw sappy crap at them they eat it up.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

I'm not berating you for not watching, but at the same time you can't berate people for watching. To me, TV is entertainment. If a show is cancelled, but the episodes I watched entertained me, that's fine with me.

And not all shows get that happy ending. There are plenty of shows that get a second or third year and then get cancelled without the ability to wrap everything up. Are they failures then too?

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I haven't berated anyone for watching anything. Watch whatever you want, I don't care. I'm just getting tired of the people who think they need to force me to watch a show that we know has been cancelled.

Yes. Any show, no matter how long it runs, that has some sort of "mystery" to it, that you have to figure out, ending before its time is a failure. Imagine if Dallas would have been cancelled before learning who shot JR.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

Watching a known cancelled show is like watching a show based on the Titanic. Pointless because you know how it ends so why bother?


Exactly! Same thing can be said about movies/shows based on The Hindenburg, any real life airline crash, any real life train wreck, etc.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

ABC Cancels "666 Park Avenue," "Last Resort"

http://www.deadline....bc/#more-373243


Last Resort had so much potential. The story peaked at the pilot and slowly floundered each episode that followed.

I knew 666 wasn't going to make it after seeing the pilot at comic-con. It just wasn't interesting at all to me.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

Yes. Any show, no matter how long it runs, that has some sort of "mystery" to it, that you have to figure out, ending before its time is a failure. Imagine if Dallas would have been cancelled before learning who shot JR.


In some of those cases, I think it's fairer to say that the show isn't a failure, the network failed the show.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

In some of those cases, I think it's fairer to say that the show isn't a failure, the network failed the show.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

In some of those cases, I think it's fairer to say that the show isn't a failure, the network failed the show.


True, let's just say there was a failure somewhere that led to the show's demise.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

The producer of Last Resort is promising a bang-up series finale. So if you're still watching, it sounds like they're going to try and wrap things up in a satisfactory way.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

The producer of Last Resort is promising a bang-up series finale. So if you're still watching, it sounds like they're going to try and wrap things up in a satisfactory way.


Thanks for updating us on this! I love this show and can't wait for a "bang-up" finale. :)

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

The producer of Last Resort is promising a bang-up series finale. So if you're still watching, it sounds like they're going to try and wrap things up in a satisfactory way.


Awesome, good news!
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

Why take the risk? I already know it's a failure.


I think you're missing the point. It's a "failure" because it was canceled, but once again, there are numerous examples of great series that were canceled which are great series and have lived on long after being pulled off the air. Again, I'm not saying this particular case is such a case, I'm talking hypothetically. I always start watching a new series if I find its premise interesting. If I like it, I'll continue watching. If not, I'll "cancel" it myself. But just because the network canceled it, that's not a reason for me not to watch it, if it's something that seems to be of interest to me (but, apparently, not the network).

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:58 PM

I think you're missing the point. It's a "failure" because it was canceled, but once again, there are numerous examples


No, you've missed the point. It's my choice and I've made it.

Your example requires you to start watching the show, I never started watching the show. You seem to always miss that point too.

If you were told starting a diet would result in no weight loss would you still start it because "hey, it could be fun and entertaining"?
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

I think you're missing the point. It's a "failure" because it was canceled, but once again, there are numerous examples of great series that were canceled which are great series and have lived on long after being pulled off the air.


Perhaps for you.

I typically delete unwatched recordings every year when I find out a show's been cancelled - and there's many since I usually let new shows pile up before watching them.

There's not a single show I regret deleting. Additionally, I don't watch reruns of anything so "living long after being pulled off the air" has no appeal for me, and with the possible exception of "It's Your Move", can't think of a single show that I've enjoyed that lasted only 1 season.

I do, however, regret watching several first seasons of shows that ended up being cancelled. If I would have known ahead of time that they were being cancelled, I would have deleted them too - which is the main reason I rarely watch new shows until I know they've been renewed.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:23 AM

I watch episodes, each one into itself. I don't care if they lead to anything or not.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

I watch episodes, each one into itself. I don't care if they lead to anything or not.


You can't do that with shows like Lost, 24, Prison Break, and others. That only applies to shows like L&O, CSI, etc.

As for the other debate, I'm with Runner... it's a waste to even watch a show going nowhere.
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#177 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

I watch episodes, each one into itself. I don't care if they lead to anything or not.


Some shows you can do that with, but most these days (thanks to LOST) you can't.

Like it or not LOST changed TV. Everyone is now trying to be "the next LOST", even JJ Abrams himself.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

I'm glad I stuck all the way through 13 episodes of Journeyman a few years ago, even after it was officially canceled. I was sad that it was over, but the finale was amazing.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

ABC Cancels "666 Park Avenue," "Last Resort"

http://www.deadline....bc/#more-373243


I knew that was coming after the first episode despite the fact I semi-enjoyed it.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Political drama Boss is canceled.

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