Friday, June 10, 2016

Why I Can't Get Too Attached to a Television Show

We've all been there. It's the evening, you've just ate dinner and now your looking for something to watch on television. You see or hear about a new show and turn it on. You watch the first episode and get hooked. You set your DVR and tune in the next week and eventually you can't wait for your show each week. Then one day your looking at Google news or someone tells you that your beloved show has been cancelled. I know what you're thinking. It can't be true! They are all wrong! You frantically type the show name and cancelled into the Google search bar and sadly the results let you know that the dirty word cancelled. It is indeed correct.

Well folks, this happened to me recently and I just can't let it go. First it happened a year or two ago with a show called Stalker. This show was amazing. My husband and I couldn't wait each week to watch it. It was never predictable and you were always surprised by who the killer was or the plot turns that they took. We were completely shocked when it didn't get a renewal for season 2. I even emailed CBS and let them know my level of pissed off. Yep, I sure did e-mail them!

Slowly I got over it and found other shows to watch. The thought of having one of my shows cancelled right out from under my nose long forgot. Then it struck again.

My favorite summer show got the ax.

For the past two summers, I've been watching the Halle Berry show Extant.
Last week with the approach of June, I knew my show would be coming back soon. I thought it odd that I hadn't seen any of the previews for the show but since we DVR most of our programs and fast forward the commercials I didn't think too much about it. So I went to my trusty Google search and typed in Extant season 3. In 0.003 seconds I saw multiple articles with the headline Cancelled. NO!!!! Say it isn't so! So what did I do? Read through every article I could find with my finger tips and found out that my beloved summer show would not be back for season 3.

What am I suppose to watch this summer? The 27th version of a game show or survivor season? No. I mean really... how am I to go along all summer wondering if Holly and JD are still together?!

Ok... I've calmed down. Now I've caught the pilot episode to Animal Kingdom and it's very good. I really like it but I'm scared to get attached. TNT Don't let me know or you'll be on my list of haters like CBS. So word to the wise kids... only invest in shows that are on minimum season 4.

What summer programs are you watching?


Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Ohhhh, Stalker was a great show. I was shocked to see it not being renewed. That's Hollywood ratings, or just not ideas...bye bye. :(
Honestly I have never heard of the show with HB. Wow. LOL Oops. Hahahaha. Summers are always tougher though, most shows are on a break or well sadly cancelled. Those that run are boring or as you said in season 40 which is long over anyways....time to go out and enjoy the outdoors more? More movies? Trust me, I'm a bit lost at the moment as to what to do or watch this summer but something will come up. Somehow. :)


Anonymous said...

We had Extant here and I never got into it because the concept didn't hold my attention, and yeah, I thought it was stupid.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I was SO MAD when Stalker was cancelled. And I really don't think it's fair to cancel a show without letting them film an appropriate ending. Cliff hangers are not okay.