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Cancellation Watch 2012/13

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by RunnerFL, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. russ9

    russ9 Godfather

    Jan 28, 2004
    That's why the movie failed at the box office.
  2. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Astoria, OR
    Different theory as to why it didn't: people are dumb and if you throw sappy crap at them they eat it up.
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    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.
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Exactly! Same thing can be said about movies/shows based on The Hindenburg, any real life airline crash, any real life train wreck, etc.
  5. litex2x

    litex2x Legend

    Sep 8, 2012
    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.
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    In some of those cases, I think it's fairer to say that the show isn't a failure, the network failed the show.
  7. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    True, let's just say there was a failure somewhere that led to the show's demise.
  9. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    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.
  10. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

    Jun 20, 2007
    Colbert, WA
    Thanks for updating us on this! I love this show and can't wait for a "bang-up" finale. :)
  11. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Awesome, good news!
  12. pablo

    pablo Icon

    Oct 11, 2007
    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).
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    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"?
  14. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    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.
  15. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    I watch episodes, each one into itself. I don't care if they lead to anything or not.
  16. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    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.
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    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.
  18. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    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.
  19. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 5, 2009
  20. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire

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