Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thoughts on TV show cancellations and renewals

And yes, I am stealing a post idea from SamuraiFrog. :P

Honestly, I'm not too terribly affected by cancellations and renewals because I've only recently gotten into watching TV more than like twice a week. But I guess I'm lucky in that the shows I watch have all been renewed.

Cancellations: Can anybody on this planet, let alone geekdom be surprised that Fox killed Almost Human? The better question is why do people keep shopping their scifi shows to them anymore? I actually liked Almost Human, but didn't watch because it came on at the same time as Monday Night Raw, and I kept forgetting to catch up on Fox's website.

I'm actually glad to see Revolution go. I really liked the premise of a post-apocalyptic world where electricity has stopped working. What I didn't like was the second season where Aaron gained superpowers because of the nanites that caused the world to go dark. It just got weird after that. Then there's the fact that despite the main characters hating his very existence, none of them would kill Monroe, even though the guy had committed crimes against humanity and was responsible for the deaths of people close to the main characters.

Then there's Community, which I personally think was just too different for broadcast television. Still, I think fans should take pride in the fact that the show lasted way longer than anything probably thought it would.

What I would really like to know, however, is how Two and a Half Men isn't on the cancellation list? I mean, is CBS just trolling us by renewing it every year? It doesn't even have the "Half" part anymore because the kid left. It's more like Two Guys, a Girl, and No Pizza Place.

Renewals: Yay, S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting a second season! I kind of expected it would since Disney owns both Marvel and ABC. The show started out slow, but has really picked up steam lately, especially after The Winter Soldier came out. Also yay for Supernatural and Arrow getting renewed.

Hannibal getting renewed pleases and surprises me. The show itself is a constant surprise as it is so completely different from anything else on television. I mean, a show on a broadcast network where one of the main characters is a serial killer and cannibal? And the goriness? Holy shit, that alone I figured would have gotten it axed quickly. I guess people just want something different and they found it in Hannibal.

New shows: I'm really looking forward to Flash, Gotham, and that Peggy Carter show that ABC has greenlit. Looks like comic book-themed TV shows didn't die with Heroes.

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