While I have been somewhat in a creative rut recently for this particular blog, the recent full episode back orders and cancellations of many network shows this season, has had me thinking of late of a particular question that I would like to post to you all today, and delve into. Instead of me continuing to explain why non-American shows are just as important and enjoyable as American shows (I might shelve that series for a later date, I’m not sure…), I will instead ask you think revealing question? What happens when you favourite show is cancelled or ends?
Hands up who saw Packed To The Rafters after reading my blog last week? No one? All of you? A few weeks ago, we delved into the topic of the ratio of American shows to shows produced internationally, inclusive of my homeland Australia, and we discussed about what makes a great show, and whether country of origin plays a factor. As I mentioned before, the decision is up the it’s up to the consumer and the avid TV watcher to know if their show is good, regardless of where it was filmed and set; and it’s my job as a reviewer and an informer of shows just to state the facts, give my opinion, hopefully as unbiased as can be, and let you all make up your minds.
A few weeks ago, we delved into the topic of the ratio of American shows to shows produced internationally, inclusive of my homeland Australia, and we discussed about what makes a great show, and whether country of origin plays a factor. While the debate of sorts can carry on for a while yet, with many groups of people arguing about one type of favourite show vs another, ultimately it’s up to the consumer and the avid TV watcher to know if their show is good, regardless of where it was filmed and set. Over the next few weeks, I will delves into my favourite non-American TV shows (maybe about 5 or 6) and then I will try to wrap things up in a neat and nice bow. So are you ready?
Finale week just ended this past week, with around 70% or 75% of our beloved and well respected network TV shows broadcasting their finale episodes (either as a season or a series finale). While some endings were neat, tidy and seemingly perfect in case of a cancellation (take About a Boy’s season finale as a prime example), others had cliffhanger ones, in anticipation of a new season (some shows sadly didn’t see it to next season, from shows like The Tomorrow People, Community and Revolution, to Suburgatory, Growing Up Fisher, Trophy Wife and Almost Human).
Here’s the second installment of “Sunday News Roundups”, this time from the 5th to the 11th May. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!
First of all, let me say this outright that I’m not a very big TV watcher. Though in the past my slate of shows for the summer season and fall season have slowly risen over the past few years, it hasn’t gotten to the point where I can say that I watch every single show that a network orders to series. Because the fact of the matter is that I have not watched every single show on the planet, and there are probably bigger TV fans than myself.