• Just a thought.

    From Melkor@VERT/STARFRON to All on Saturday, January 09, 2021 14:22:34
    Recently I have been rewatching and in some cases watching for the first time some older tv series on various streaming services. My thought is they should better inform producers what is going on in with the show. IE some shows end with cliff hangers like they expected another season but the show was not renewed while others end a season in a manner that looks like it was a done deal but then continue for another season.
    An example of the latter is Andromeda. Season 4 ends in such a manner that it could be the end of the series but there is a season 5.

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  • From Bob Roberts@VERT/HOVAL to Melkor on Saturday, January 09, 2021 16:10:45
    Re: Just a thought.
    By: Melkor to All on Sat Jan 09 2021 02:22 pm

    Recently I have been rewatching and in some cases watching for the first time some older tv series on various streaming services. My thought is they should better inform producers what is going on in with the show. IE some shows end with cliff hangers like they expected another season but the show was not renewed while others end a season in a manner that looks like it was a done deal but then continue for another season. An example

    What are you saying? If a show which was cancelled does very well in streaming, they do sometimes make a few more seasons. Is this what you mean?

    But what you described does happen often. Sometimes a show just can't get funded for a season, or it misses some metric the network/investors demanded, maybe a key cast member runs off to do a moive...

    A good example is Deadwood. Amazing production, cast, story, etc. However the Showrunner lost interest and HBO didn't want to pay the budget required to keep him interested. Later they did wrap it up with a Deadwood Movie, which was okay, but mostly a silly "reunion show".

    I think we'll see some shows that paused production because of Covid end up never coming back.

    Bob Roberts

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Melkor on Saturday, January 09, 2021 20:15:18
    Re: Just a thought.
    By: Melkor to All on Sat Jan 09 2021 02:22 pm

    Recently I have been rewatching and in some cases watching for the first time some older tv series on various streaming services. My thought is they should better inform producers what is going on in with the show. IE some shows end with cliff hangers like they expected another season but the show was not renewed while others end a season in a manner that looks like it was a done deal but then continue for another season. An example of the latter is Andromeda. Season 4 ends in such a manner that it could be the end of the series but there is a season 5.

    They thought they were getting canceled after Season 4, hence the wrap up.


    The same goes for Scrubs. The end of season 8 is the absolute perfect ending for the show. Do not go on to watch Season 9, except to watch it as some other show that's completely unrelated. Otherwise it'll just ruin it for you.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Melkor on Saturday, January 09, 2021 18:31:28
    Re: Just a thought.
    By: Melkor to All on Sat Jan 09 2021 02:22 pm

    latter is Andromeda. Season 4 ends in such a manner that it could be the end of the series but there is a season 5.

    The New Girl had a perfect finale with two of the characters marrying, then they did another season with a time jump to them having moved out and they had a toddler. Odd.

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  • From Melkor@VERT/STARFRON to Bob Roberts on Sunday, January 10, 2021 16:25:56
    Re: Just a thought.
    By: Bob Roberts to Melkor on Sat Jan 09 2021 04:10 pm

    What are you saying? If a show which was cancelled does very well in streaming, they do sometimes make a few more seasons. Is this what you mean?
    That can happen and its not as bad when its that way around. Example Andromeda which is what Ive been watching the last episode of the Season 4 ends with everyone dead or presumed dead and Dillion walking through some sort of doors then seeing himself the doors open he tries to run back out but they close before he gets there. That would appear to most people to be the end of the series but instead they do seson 5 and use say that trance sent everyone through some kind of a time warp thing. The ones I hated was when a show was on TV (Before streaming) and ended a season in such a manner as to think they were planning to continue but something happens and they dont. Then your left wondering what happend to this person etc. I do realize that in some cases it may be unexpected but when its things like rateings declining they usually know that before hand and should make sure produces and writers know so they can end it properly.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MELKOR on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:43:00
    Recently I have been rewatching and in some cases watching for the first time s
    me older tv series on various streaming services. My thought is they should bet
    er inform producers what is going on in with the show. IE some shows end with c
    iff hangers like they expected another season but the show was not renewed whil
    others end a season in a manner that looks like it was a done deal but then con
    tinue for another season.
    An example of the latter is Andromeda. Season 4 ends in such a manner that it c
    uld be the end of the series but there is a season 5.

    Some shows don't know whether or not they are going to be renewed when they shoot the last episode of the previous season, so they tie all the loose
    ends up and then wind up with another season. Others don't know or hope
    they will be renewed so they leave some parts of the story unresolved.

    In some of those later cases, they might bring the show back for a couple
    of episodes just to finish it all, but in many cases they don't.


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  • From Bob Roberts@VERT/HOVAL to Melkor on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:40:11
    Re: Just a thought.
    By: Melkor to Bob Roberts on Sun Jan 10 2021 04:25 pm

    seson 5 and use say that trance sent everyone through some kind of a time warp thing. The ones I hated
    was when a show was on TV (Before streaming) and ended a season in such a manner as to think they were
    planning to continue but something happens and they dont. Then your left wondering what happend to
    this person etc. I do realize that in some cases it may be unexpected but when its things like
    rateings declining they usually know that before hand and should make sure produces and writers know
    so they can end it properly.

    Ah yes, the old "and it was all just a dream" scenario. Lazy writing is what it is.

    I see it now more then ever in the cleverly cut promos designed to fool you into thinking one thing is happening, but when you watch the actual episode it's totally different.

    Bob Roberts

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