Feel like talking about TV again? A lot of shows are wrapping up for the season now, & there are some things to be excited about…& some things to be upset about. :img36
Here are my thoughts, & you should feel free to add yours! :img14
***WARNING: Not only may, but does include SPOILERS***
Secrets & Lies — Boy was this one a huge clunker. :img31 I loved this show so much every single week…right up to the last one. It was intense & compelling, & kept me on the edge of my seat. As soon as one episode ended, I couldn’t wait to see what happened in the next one. :img9 But the way it ended…the revelation of whodunnit… It was so disappointing & felt like a cop-out to me. It also took everything I liked so much about the Ryan Phillipe character & flushed it down the drain. I don’t know if S&L is coming back, or if ABC will come up with another similar limited-run series, but the season ender of this one left kind of a bad taste in my mouth. :img12
Elementary — Darn it, Sherlock—you’re better than that! The writers are better than that, too; they should have been able to come up with a better cliffhanger than Holmes falling off the wagon. I especially don’t like the way it came about: he was doing so well, then the case came to a close & resolved on a positive note, but he just…picked up the tin of drugs & dove in? It doesn’t ring 100% true to me when he hadn’t been overly tempted earlier. He’s also been so analytical about realizing his deductive skills are stronger without drugs that I can’t see him starting up again. (Although drugs & addictions do have a very strong, very illogical pull, so there is that. :img33 )
All in all, I really like this show & I am curious about where things will go now…whether Watson can help him get clean again & how that will come about.
The Big Bang Theory — I’m fine with the way this one ended, but I do wonder… Do you guys feel Sheldon buying an engagement ring for Amy was a natural progression of their relationship at this point? It felt a little rushed to me, because of how standoffish Sheldon is. Yes, they’ve begun to make out, but marriage is a big jump from that where Sheldon is concerned. In my opinion, anyway. :img4
Once Upon a Time — This is a show that’s getting a little…complicated & boring for me. I like it while I’m watching, but when I think about watching the next episode, I just sort of feel…eh. I like most of the storylines. I like all of the characters. My problem with OUAT is that it always seems so rushed. Even this season’s two-hour finale had about six scenes that could easily have been the season cliffhanger. But rather than spread things out & give us time to digest, OUAT throws everything at us bam-bam-bam! Consider the Frozen episodes… Instead of making it a season of Frozen, they only did half a season, then switched to the Villainesses. Then the Villianesses (Cruella, Ursula, & Maleficent) only lasted half a season. And is it just me or did their departures also seem rushed & without cause? *sigh* But if they’d only stretched that out over a full season, maybe it wouldn’t have. And it seems like OUAT does this pretty much every year.
Now this season’s ender… We could have had an entire season—or half a season, at least—of the “Heroes as Villains/Villains as Heroes” switcher. I would have really enjoyed that, I think. :img25 But, no! Once again OUAT rushes things, & we jumped from that being resolved in the space of a single episode to now awaiting the introduction of Merlin…& I assume all the cast members who accompany that storyline.
So, yeah. I like this show, I really do; but I think I could like it more. :img26
NCIS — No! Not Gibbs! Dammit, can’t that man go more than five minutes without getting shot? :img22
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — I think I have to give up on Ward going back to being a Good Guy. Yes, I know—the rest of you probably gave up on that a season or two ago, but until this season’s finale, I really had held out hope. I get a little confused about this show…for the same reasons as Once Upon a Time: so many characters, so many storylines, & in this case, so much technology…but I still like it a lot! My only real thought about the finale is related to the very last scene, & it’s this: “Oh, man…I take fish oil every day, dammit!” They’re going to give me a complex, I just know it. :img21
The Following — This one ended fairly well, but I’m still sad that it’s over. Granted, I wondered what was going to happen once Joe Carol was out of the picture. I honestly expected him to suddenly pop up again & for them to reveal he wasn’t really executed after all! :img19 And I think that if they’d kept the show about Ryan hunting for Joe, it would probably have lasted longer. But even after they got off that path, I enjoyed it well enough; I’d have kept watching if they’d kept it on.
Stalker — Oh, come on! What’s with all the really decent shows being cancelled? Stupid networks. :img20 And what am I going to do about a cliffhanger ending like that? Am I just supposed to forget the last minutes of the last episode & assume everything worked out for the best? Grr. I hate it when shows are cancelled too soon, then end like that. :img22 Remember: I’m a lot like Sheldon (from The Big Bang Theory)—I do not deal well with lack of closure. Hell, Raising Hope wrapped things up beautifully in its last episode & I’m still upset it’s no longer on, still wondering what might have happened next. :img18
And finally, let’s talk Constantine — This one had its season ender awhile ago, & we were all hopeful that it would be back. But apparently NBC stands for Nothing But Cancellations…of damn good shows, dammit!…& now we know that it’s actually been cancelled. Oh, I’m so angry about this! Like, Dracula cancelled angry. Not quite but close to Firefly cancelled angry. :img20
I’ll definitely be watching for it to come out on DVD, but that’s just not the same as having another season to enjoy. :img21
Those are just some of the season finales I’ve been watching, so expect a second post soon. :img16
In the meantime, which of these did you watch & how do you feel about their endings? Good? Bad? Ugly? Somewhere in between? Let me know! :img10
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