I think I'm about done watching unfinished TV series

haxan7

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Come on man. It's about the journey.

Just think if you never experienced those shows when they were good.
 
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I quit years ago mainly because everything sucks. Last show I watched as it was airing was Scream Queens and the last season was so bad it got cancelled.
 
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There's enough great old content out there to live on while waiting for newer stuff to show their worth.
Unles you need to be up to date with current shit for social reasons.
 

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This is one of the reasons I only stick to comedies, because when they inevitably turn shite, you always have the old episodes to enjoy. examples:

Southpark
Family guy
American Dad (funnier now than ever)
Simpsons
Archer
Brooklyn 99 (funnier now than ever)

American Dad and Brooklyn 99 have had a new lease on life, but inevitably they will suck again.
 

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LOST was great until season 6. Season 1-4 is actually a masterpiece effort. Season 5 the time travel plot and side character development starts getting a little iffy. I still enjoyed the heck out it the 2 times I've seen it through, it's a great show if you're really invested in the story.

Same thing with Dexter. It's fantastic until the last season, and then it ends on such a bitter note.

Shows that are still going that I never caught up with due to quality drop... or just lack of interest after a few seasons :

The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
Grey's Anatomy
House of Cards
 
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This is exactly why I don't watch TV shows, more often than not they end on a sour note making all the time you invest feel wasted.

I learned this lesson with the sharp nose dive Dexter took after season 4, which still pisses me off.

It bugs me that TV is the focal point of modern pop culture nowadays, when it used to be movies, TV is a very ephemeral thing if you ask me, movies are what stand the test of time, for as big a phenomena as it was at the time, now less than a decade later nobody could give a shit about LOST because the ending sucked and that's all anyone remembers now, which says it all.
 
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Enjoy the ride. If the ending sucks, it's just a TV show.

GoT is ending poorly, but it was still years of some of the best produced and enjoyable tv ever.
 

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if you don’t want to watch GOT until it is finished isn’t there only like 1 more episode before it’s over?

Honestly I don’t get it. People build tv shows up in their mind for some silly reason. Maybe it has to do with everyone thinking they are master storytellers. Lost was fine but not exactly mindblowingly good and I never felt like it was leading towards anything so when everyone got upset at the end I just thought “what did you expect?”

If you want a good story history is full of them. They are called the classics. Most of them are in book form, so you will have to be able to read.

Tv is a new medium. People have recently fooled themselves into thinking that it is “grown up” or “serious art” because everything is shot with a trendy prestige style. Content wise it’s still mostly crap and always has been. That’s fine, people enjoy soap operas too, they just never threw a pissy pseudo intellectual fit when a soap opera did a soap opera thing.

Consumers act just too pretentious these days
 
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I hate tv shows and most movies. Absolutely hate them.

I had to go see detective Pikachu movie and it made me cry ffs
 

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babylon 5 was awesome when it aired, pretty good even when it was bad, and ended spectacularly
It suffered from its production, I thought the main story arc was resolved prematurely, and the fact that the last episode was shot before the last season makes it all not really fit. It's not a disaster like GoT, but still didn't quite live up to the potential of a show that was planned out from the start.
 
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Game of thrones and lost are not unfinished TV shows. I thought you meant shows like Daredevil or Santa Clair Diet that got cancelled prematurely. Fix up your writing first before criticising TV writers, OP.
 
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No more TV series until they've completed their run, and the common consensus is that the end didn't suck.
Common consensus? Really? You gonna live your life by only trusting the common consensus? I say take some risks, enjoy the ride and learn to take a disappointment like an adult.

Endings ALWAYS suck. It is what it is. I myself cut my losses on GoT after the first two episodes a long time ago, against the common consesus mind you. Who’s laughing now??? (Yeah I probably missed something cool but oh well)
 

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I get where you’re coming from, but I still enjoyed the hell out of The X-Files even though their ending petered out. Gotta take the good with the bad sometimes.
 

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I watched Dexter, Breaking Bad, and a few others only after they ended. I've watched a few shows and they abruptly canceled them, and I was pissed, so I don't watch shows until the last episode. This is the reason I haven't watched one minute of GOT and others, I'll get to it later. The only exception is, shows that don't really have a storyline and every episode is kind of itself, South Park, Simpsons, etc.
 

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Game of thrones and lost are not unfinished TV shows. I thought you meant shows like Daredevil or Santa Clair Diet that got cancelled prematurely. Fix up your writing first before criticising TV writers, OP.
I'm talking about watching TV series before they've ended, as they air, without knowing what the quality of the ending will be. In other words, as I'm watching them, they are, at that point, unfinished.

So, thanks pal, but, seeing as you're the only one in this thread who doesn't seem to understand what I meant, I think my writing is just fine.
 
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One of the best TV series of all time. That ending still pissed me off. Yeah it's ambiguous which ultimately works in its favor, similar to Twin Peaks Season 3. But the first time watching felt like I was punched in the stomach.
 
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I don't know how anyone can put GoT and Dexter in the same sentence when talking about the drop of quality.
GoT has been great for the last two seasons, there were some bumps here and there (fiiiine the ballistas are magical), but Dexter on the other hand turned to solid shit the last couple of seasons. Lost too.
 

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It suffered from its production, I thought the main story arc was resolved prematurely, and the fact that the last episode was shot before the last season makes it all not really fit. It's not a disaster like GoT, but still didn't quite live up to the potential of a show that was planned out from the start.
That's because they thought they were getting cancelled after the 4th season, when it was a 5 year promise from the start.
 

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Game of thrones and lost are not unfinished TV shows. I thought you meant shows like Daredevil or Santa Clair Diet that got cancelled prematurely. Fix up your writing first before criticising TV writers, OP.
And sometimes you Wish an ending soon......like that 70's show...in the last season was only 3 characters left......
 

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Watching the shows on a weekly basis can be an incredible experience. I have very fond memories of watching shows like 24 or Supernatural and commenting them and speculating with my friends. Sadly these days we only do that with Game of Thrones (and most of it is shitting on the show ;)). You can't replicate it with binge watching. It actually makes it more difficult to talk about the show, because someone may have seen only 1-2 episodes while the rest may have already binged the entire thing. It's still a much more comfortable way of watching tv shows so it's probably going to be the only way of releasing new shows in a few years. :/
 
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I am less bothered by shows that drop in quality towards the end, but shows that are being praised as "the next big thing" only to be dropped after a season make me mad. Which happens a lot where I'm from, since local TV stations buy cheap productions and try to hype them to get their return of investment. So I've started checking out all shows on Wikipedia before I start watching them.

I could not wait for a show to finish before I start watching it, though. There's no way I have the patience to be years worth of content behind.
 

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Has Tyrion died in GOT already? He's the only thing the keeps me watching the series. Fuck the dragons bring The Imp.


Anyways I've thought Breaking Bad' s ending was satisfying. The Shield too. Those were the bittersweet endings.
I guess I liked Fringe ending too.

The main goal of TV series is not to bring you some satisfaction.
 
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It suffered from its production, I thought the main story arc was resolved prematurely, and the fact that the last episode was shot before the last season makes it all not really fit. It's not a disaster like GoT, but still didn't quite live up to the potential of a show that was planned out from the start.
when you consider what jms had to work with, it poops all over got on nearly every level
 

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Breaking Bad ended complete. So did Stargate SG1....and that's about it in the past 25 years. TV shows have a tendency to be abandoned, or to turn to utter shit. Pick your poison.
 
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I dropped Lost on season 3 and I never saw the rest (and I feel fine) lol

Game of Thrones, I watched it all, but this whole season has been meh to me.
 

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Why just TV series? Games, books, movies everything that is part of a series is not worth investing in until it's finished.
There are plenty of finished series out there, why waste your time on something that'll drop significantly in quality, have a shit ending or get canned?
 
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I like waiting a few months until an entire season is done so I can watch it as quickly as I want. But waiting 7+ years for a new show to finish because I want to make sure other people think the ending is good? No way.
Yeah, this thread was clearly reactionary against the current season of GoT being a dumpster fire to some people. That’s why I tried to inject a little bit of reason in my earlier post. I would never give up all the years of enjoyment I had even if I knew the last couple seasons would be weak. I expect most shows to take a turn for the worse before they end. It’s just how it goes.
 

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LOST was great until season 6. Season 1-4 is actually a masterpiece effort. Season 5 the time travel plot and side character development starts getting a little iffy. I still enjoyed the heck out it the 2 times I've seen it through, it's a great show if you're really invested in the story.
Man, I remember by the time they started getting into the whole Time Travel thing and Locke's arc, I was getting so confused. It took numerous internet searches to really understand what the heck happened by the ending.
 
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