So, why do good shows go off of the air?

Watching shows through Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video is that there are so many shows to choose from and some I have never even heard of. The downside, is that it is so easy to click on my Wii remote and choose a show and voila` the show is there, but then I look to the side and see 2008 or 2011 or whatever year for the show that I am watching. Then I realize that it is probably no longer on the air. Then I google it to confirm and then I am so bummed out.

This has happened twice this month. Once with Brotherhood and then with Chicago Code. Because I haven’t consistently had cable over the last 5 or 6 years, unless shows were absolute hits like Scandal, I wouldn’t know when they started or ended. So, I find myself disappointed and let down in the way that someone would feel if a concert of a favorite singer was cancelled or getting stood up on a date. Sound silly? Well, for me it isn’t at all.

When my kiddo goes to sleep at night, it is my time. Time to create, plan, workout, think, snack:), read, organize, etc. Often when I am doing these things, I have a show going on. I really have a hard time sitting in silence. Even when I listen to the audio Bible on my phone app, I sometimes have other sounds in the background, radio or tv. So, it totally sucks to connect with a show and get interested in a character and watch their development and want to see how things go and then it abruptly end.

With Brotherhood and Chicago Code, I really enjoy the characters and their is so much action, which I love. Funnily enough, the lead in Brotherhood is the lead in Chicago Code, Jason Clarke. So when I finished watching Brotherhood, I was excited to see the same actor in a completely different role. Unfortunately, CC is only one season, so I can’t enjoy it as long. So, off for the search for the next amazing political/law enforcement/spy/government show.

But back to the question in my title. There are so many sucky shows that are still on the air, and these shows are such quality shows with seasoned and talented actors, so it seems unfair. I even looked up info as to why they ended and there are a lot of people that are just as disappointed as I. Is it that the general public likes trash tv or that some shows just don’t have that je ne sais quoi> Or, do dramas have problems competing with the over-saturation of reality shows that so many of us are addicted to?

Either way, it stinks to have a great series end. Or a great book. Or a seemingly great relationship. They say that all things come to an end, so maybe I should remember that before getting emotionally invested in things? Or perhaps I should be doing more productive things than scrolling through Netflix for my next tv show crush.:) What’s funny, is I haven’t been into tv this much in 20 years, but there are so many choices nowadays, that it is hard to resist, kind of like hummus and crackers is or a Hershey’s chocolate bar.

Since I will likely repeat the pattern again, I will try not get on here and whine about it any time soon.:) By the way, do you guys have any suggestions on a good series that lasts more than 1 or 2 seasons that I could get into? I also like Downton Abbey too, so my interests are truly all over the place.Would love to hear your suggestions!

simply~

Dee

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4 thoughts on “So, why do good shows go off of the air?

      1. Whattttt????? You have too! There are a few things about it that annoy me, like their communication style. But it is really small in the grand scheme. I feel like it is me and my daughter. All the way. She is so mature and intelligent and has to reel me in sometimes:)

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