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General Chat Thread, Revolution on Sky to finish in General; Originally Posted by XiJ I like revolution - although I'm not surprised it did. Alcatraz was better than touch but ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by XiJ View Post
    I like revolution - although I'm not surprised it did.

    Alcatraz was better than touch but that got a 2nd season.

    Vegas was cancelled too. For shame

    Why don't they give these things time to grow?
    Because things like Big Bang Theory keep getting renewed. US TV has a long history with TV series' getting too many seasons. Breaking Bad should've ended after S4, How I Met your Mother should've been wrapped up 2 or 3 seasons ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Nice spoiler there! But Peter Drinklage was fantastic he has been from the start but his end piece was pure perfection. Great actor
    Oops. Will edit before too many see

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    Unfortunately when so many people watch it it will get renewed. Very easy for comedy as it is single episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Peter Drinklage was fantastic he has been from the start but his end piece was pure perfection. Great actor
    He is also in the new X-Men

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    I saw that yes. Sporting a brilliant tash!

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    Saw this quote recently - of the 47 new series introduced this past TV season by the major US broadcast networks (NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC and The CW), only 13 have been renewed for next year

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    Believe has been canned too, was just starting to get into it. I shall have to reinstate my TV rule of only watching a show after 3 seasons have been shown

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    I was thinking the same. With catch up TV now available... or even just record the whole season 1 on sky+ and then wait. If canned, delete!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    What is it with the Americans right now, all they seem to want is endless series of reality shows and talent shows. Nothing original.
    So no different to UK TV, then!

    Quote Originally Posted by hallb15 View Post
    Another one I liked was Under the dome which seems like its coming back in the summer...
    Still got the last couple of "Domes" to watch, but it was never supposed to be an ongoing series (which seems quite natural, given its concept). However, great ratings saw the end retooled so they could squeeze more out of it.

    It's always sad when a favourite show gets the chop, but I'm finding that there are more shows that I'm interested in than I can keep up with - hence only having seen the first few eps of "Revolution"; there's always something I'd rather spend 42 minutes with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    I was thinking the same. With catch up TV now available... or even just record the whole season 1 on sky+ and then wait. If canned, delete!
    You'd have missed out on Firefly if you use that plan!

    I do think that the "cliffhanger" season finale (while I can see its point) is a bad thing for fans if the show is cancelled. I also think that shows that set up long arcs should have a plan to enable a swift wind up and that notice should be given to allow this to be implemented.

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    I did miss Firefly I waited and got the boxset

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    Yep I agree, Firefly is the exception to the rule there. Well if we are talking about series that were great and shouldn't have been cancelled then there are many, already mentioned.

    The issue though is the series ends, filming has long wrapped up, then execs decide to can it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Yep I agree, Firefly is the exception to the rule there.
    But not the only one. US comedy Outsourced managed to end its one season in a way that provided closure, and The Fifth Corner managed to find a point that provided a satisfactory end after only a few eps. The "one season wonder" that I'd most recommend is the paranoid thriller "Nowhere Man" which managed to wrap up its arc in a way that both provided a satisfying conclusion and left the door ajar for more intrigue.

    You're right about when the decision gets made - it's a shame it's not earlier.

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    They did that quite well with The Lost Room too. Rather enjoyed that enough closure but still wriggle room if they had commissioned more

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