- Nov 29, 2015
All the above and more!
I guess the thing with VD would be whether you liked Elena or not. I did not. I found her whiny. I did like that they never really just acted like she didn’t exist. Damon and Stefan were the main characters for us, not her and they were what kept us watching. I think they did a great job with the last season.***spoilers!***
The Walking Dead. It just got weird.
This is Us. They were having problems in their marriage (on the show) about the same time I was and it was uncomfortable to watch.
Supernatural. I still like the show, but the two brothers have had so many ups and downs with their characters that they are both anti-heroes and I lost interest in following their character development anymore. Plus, there's too much other drama going on with angels and demons and past characters that have died but aren't really dead. The dynamic between the brothers and their dad is what made the show good. Then they removed dad and the show was still good because of the chemistry between Dean and Sam. Now there's too much to follow and it's not so good.
Vampire Diaries. It got weird. You just can't remove the main character and continue on as if nothing happened! Plus, the vampires aren't sympathetic characters so when everyone became vampires or supernatural in some way it lost that human connection.
I think it also depends on what the source material is.Sometimes I wonder if those who develop thes shows ever think about how it will end. I mean they all end sooner or later. Sometimes the ending of a series can be maddening!
Never watched Game of Thrones. But VD didn’t follow the books. The characters were switched up and new characters were in the shows. Not sure about the basic story though. I didn’t read the books. Dd tried to but just couldn’t get into the books because of the differences.I think it also depends on what the source material is.
Games of Thrones followed the books to a point from what I understand
Vampire Diaries I don't know if they followed the books as I didn't watch it (I did watch The Originals though) but there were books before the series was ever considered
I think it can be easier to start from scratch but the premise of the show also has to have something that can be long lasting without being dull.
We stopped watching Sleepy Hollow because the entire second season was just the same plot point it seem drawn out way too long and when it came to the third season we just felt like they had lost their way. The first season we liked so much better.
I haven't watched the newer season of Lucifer but I was glad that Netflix picked it up because the ending was like 'whoa' because we spent all this time as a "will she know or won't she" and then wham you find out but the series ends.
I gave up on Survivor about 2013. About two years before that it seemed like it was fixed to let Boston Rob finally win. Then two years later it was the same with other returning players. Cochran? and then some other guy. I stopped midway thru the other guy’s season. Jeff Probst definitely had a man crush on some contestants.My two main ones are Survivor and The Amazing Race.