Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DrGrim, Jan 20, 2007.
I couldn't be happier. I wish the producers of Smallville would have done the same thing.
The show is already losing it's appeal, I'm pretty much almost done with it anyways...
I gave up after 3 episodes this season. Just couldn't stand the glacial pacing. Maybe I'll try it out once it's finished and can watch it all on DVD.
More interesting, hopefully.
I'm loving Lost so far, and I'm glad they're gonna bring it to a natural conclusion rather than string it out to death.
I mean, look at X-files, I think its a pretty good example of a series that went on too long, and killed itself in the long run.
'Better to go out with a bang, than to fade away! Hyah!'
And if you can quote the film thats from then you'd have another TV (and movie) series that went on far too long.
I think LOST is a great series, despite pacing issues...but it's definitely lost something, something which I'm now discovering in "HerOes" and "Prison Break."
I have faith that they'll be able to make season 3 something great, and that season 4 will provide a satisfying conclusion to the series.
There has been no announcement on the final season yet. It could be anywhere from 4 to 7. They said at the start that they had enough for 4-5. The network obviously wants it to go on longer. I think they'll spin out a number of scenarios to see if that is possible, but the key here is that they are thinking it through.
With X-Files, CC had it somewhat planned out for 5 years, but even that was very, very loose, which is evident in some of the convoluted mythology that was laid down during that time. When he realized he could keep it going longer, he started to double back on what he did, toss in new red herrings, go off in different directions, and generally make a complete f-up of what was already kind of messy to start with.
Lost's creators have claimed to know what's going on and where the series is going, just now when. I think the "slow pacing" (which really doesn't seem all that slow to me) will be allowed to pick up once they have their markers planted.
Good, put it to rest. I can't stand the terible pacing and gave up halfway through season 2. I know a lot of people that loved it gave up on the series.
Add to that Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, and the new season of 24, and I have no reason to watch Lost now. Season 1 was awesome, but Season 2 dragged badly. And Season 3 has been useless.
Apparently the original plan was 4 series and the Movie, but Fox told him they were going to keep making it regurdless so he figured that he might as well string it along himself rather then let somebody else do it for him.
Aside from the woeful period of filler that they put in to stall the plot until the film came out (Tempus Fugit, Redux, Emily), it all held together pretty well up until they killed off the Syndicate IMO. It was the Mulder as Jesus thing, the directionless Super Soldier plot and the daytime soap opera of Scully's baby that buried the running story.
The Lone Gunman was much better then most of what the X-Files was turning out in its last couple of years, the Fox TV folks should be kicked in the balls for axing it.
Oh well. I love Lost.. Great series still IMO. I'm glad that they are going to give it a proper end rather than drag it out for several years and then tack on one when it gets canned.
Thanks for reminding me! New Eps start tonight.
My thoughts exactly. I had loved the show, now I could care less...pretty sure I am done with it. There are plenty of other great shows out there to fill the void.
EDIT: Hang on a second, I just caught this:
Battlestar is moving to Sunday nights?
Correct. Sunday Nights at 10 on SciFi.
Actually, now it would be past tense: BSG has moved to Sunday nights. Hope you haven't made plans for tonight!
BSG has been sinking in the ratings this season. They are hoping that moving it to Sunday will help garner a larger audience.
I have only caught a few episodes here and there, definately would want to marathon watch and finish it if they do end it.
As for series that went on to long, Babylon 5's 5th season was terrible.
Thanks guys, looks like I will be tuning into Sci-Fi tonight!
B5 didn't go on too long, it got cocked up by network indecision.
JMS ditched subplots and crammed the Earth resolution into the latter part of the fourth series because they were telling him that there wasent going to be a fifth, which meant that he didn't have any decent material for the first half of it when the show got renewed at the last minuite.
So one more season ideally? Crap, I'm not gonna have a reason to live anymore.
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