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19 August 2011 @ 10:41 am
Writer's Block: Jumped the shark  
Which television show continues to get worse every season and should just get cancelled already?


Supernatural.

The show should have ended the way Kripke intended it to, after five seasons. It should have been properly concluded with the end of the Winchester story, as I felt the apocalyptic plot was setting up for in the first place, instead of it being rushed way too quickly. What we have instead is a story with no clear direction, the ruining of storylines, characterizations and character relationships, the lack of respect for the story, the characters/actors and the fanbase attached to the show. All because Kripke decided to abandon his show, give the showrunning position to someone who clearly lacks any sense of direction or understanding of the show they're running, and allowing the network to milk everything they can just to have more ratings/money with more seasons. A show that once had, while not great, a decent story with an interesting development of characters and a (slowly) progressing of a plot, now has turned into a cash cow laughingstock that will only get worse the more it stays on the air.

To me, Supernatural has sold out and jumped the shark seasons ago. It should have never gone beyond S5.

Other shows to add to this list are the obvious: House, Bones, CSI, Gossip Girl, and all existing reality shows.
 
 
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
 
 
 
M: Ellen & Jo - Big. Damn. Heroines.mfirefly10 on August 19th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
ITA completely. Though only with Supernatural, Bones, + House since I've never seen the others.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 20th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
Honestly, there are plenty of shows that have overstayed their welcome and aren't even that great but continue going because of the networks cashing it in for all its worth. And that's when you know something has sold out when they go on and on for seasons without any kind of plan.

In all honesty, I just want to know why Kripke decided to give into the network for more seasons and selling out the way he did, especially when he had been adamant about not being like those other shows that kept going on and on for many seasons with no definite end.
just a small town girl: [supernatural] strongcarameltrap on August 20th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
You and me both, bb.
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on August 20th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
BB, you and me clearly share the same brain sometimes! LOL!

Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on August 20th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
Great minds think alike! :D

Thankfully, we're not the only ones who think this. There are plenty of people who are/were in the fandom that share the same opinions. However, the likelihood that the show is listening to our concerns or cares is very slim to none, and that? That's the most unfortunate bit of all. Unless they give us some reassurance (not by Gamble, that woman is just filled with lies and smug stupidity) this show has just been one huge failure.
rawthorne on August 20th, 2011 09:18 am (UTC)
On the flipside: BSG totally ended on time. Not so much with Caprica.
Renée: BSG. Boomer. Who am I?rogueslayer452 on August 20th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
BSG ended at the right place at the right time, and mostly because RDM made the decision to not let the network lead them on and then suddenly cancel them without allowing the story to have a proper ending the way they want it to. Even as the network was pleading for more seasons, RDM stood his ground and went with four seasons, which were just enough for the beginning/middle/end of the story he wanted to tell. That is precisely why I think Kripke sold out. He had a plan, but sacrificed it only for the money. Once you do that, all that creativity and reasons for you putting your story out there in the first place are gone.

Edited at 2011-08-20 12:47 pm (UTC)
kaiyotekaiyote on August 20th, 2011 09:23 am (UTC)


And Gossip Girl just needs to let Dair happen and then it can GTFO.
Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on August 20th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
OMG YES. Dan/Blair really needs to be endgame before the show bites it. That's all I care about, really. The cuteness of those two (and if not, then leave it open for that possibility in the future and have Blair go off being independent with her life, just anything that doesn't have Chuck involved.)
OhBooth: GG Lorelai \oohbooth on August 21st, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Word!

Also word on the "Bones" inclusion.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on August 21st, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
'To me, Supernatural has sold out and jumped the shark seasons ago. It should have never gone beyond S5.'
Agreed! I didn't even watch all of season six, and SPN used to be a show I really look forward to.