Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Guy Gardener, Oct 4, 2014.
Welp, that's another one of my long-time regular shows disappearing. Crap.
Yeah, but at least it's ending on its own terms. Considering I was fine with the show ending after season 5, I'm definitely fine with this.
I kind of figured it would end after 7. Most shows aim for 7.
I'm good with it.
I watched much of the show through gritted teeth, ploughing on just because it's a MCU tie-in, but recently I've enjoyed the Ghost Rider arc, the Framework arc and I'm enjoying the Sarge arc too.
Going out while I'm still liking it is a win for me.
And in the-opposite-of-cancellation news, USA is bringing back Don Johnson as Nash Bridges for a two-hour movie. If it's a hit, a series revival is likely a go. He'll be the same guy he always was, struggling to adapt to a world that's changed around him.
I'm sorry but no one can be upset that Shield is ending after 7 seasons. It should have ended years ago on ratings alone. Seven years is insanely good for a show and now they can plan a rightful end.
But the show is still good and doing something older shows don't do that often and that it keeps improving. Jason
I hear the MCU is preparing for SWORD. Maybe they could adopt some of the characters to SWORD?! I mean, they've been to space.
More the reason for it to end now, on a high note and on its own terms, instead petering out into garbage.
Yeah, I've seen some speculation as to that's what Fury is doing next. Would make sense and would be a great way to see some of these characters again.
^ I suppose hoping Orville gets cancelled so we could have Adrianne back is uncharitable...
I'm hoping she'll at least get the chance to show up once or twice in the final season.
There will be people who pay that much every month just for The Office.
Good doesn't matter in TV land. My favorite show ever is probably Wonderfalls, it lasted 4 episodes before Fox canceled it.
My favorite Cop show was Chicago Code, that lasted 13 episodes. Do you really want a show you like to turn into Supernatural?
McDonalds sent a tub of that stuff to the Rick and Morty writers room.
Rick of course doesn't live in the real world.
The sauce is probably coming back in the real world and Rick and Morty's fictional world for the live action Mulan.
The cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were playing the Newly Wed Game at Comicon last week, and the host asked all what was Ming Na's first acting job. The best reply was "Young Mulan".
Netflix cancels Designated Survivor
Took them long enough. I'm still surprised they revived it.
Netflix's season of Designated Survivor was shockingly poor. Longmire moved to Netflix and became vastly better. DS went there and became.....ugh. I mean it wasn't that great to begin with, but other than addressing real world social issues and the real interview segments, it was just bad.
Yet again they messed with Alex Kirkman's family. In season 1 they were Russians (and that's how Tom knew Russian). In Season 2 they were random Americans. In Season 3 she randomly gets a transgender sister because..."who cares, we've changed it all anyway. Who will notice?"
I thought the campaign storyline with Kirkman vs. Moss would be cool. It turned out to be hardly anything. Moss is in, what....4 episodes? And one of his campaign staffers is in on a plot to release a virus that makes all brown people infertile. Riiiiiiiiiiight. Instead of showing Kirkman deal with the very real issue of the South China Sea or an analogue of Strongman Russia (which would've been an interesting way of showing Kirkman vs. Ross styles of leadership, since Ross hit Kirkman on foreign policy before)....the big bad is....white supremacy creating a super virus? Seriously? Ridiculous. And to make matters worse, the show literally wasted Maggie Q (arguably their strongest asset other than Kiefer) for all of seasons 2 and 3.
Because his son is currently having much more fun on Cobra Kai, doing more than he ever did on Designated Survivor...Penny was the only holdover from Kirkman's family (probably because the actress was the only one in a contract). They completely wasted the plot angle of his family in the first two seasons. Even Natasha McElhone knew to bail.
They hire a supposed super campaign fixer who decides to do Watergate 2020 for....reasons. Although I did enjoy that actress' performance, the plot was silly.
I liked Aaron Shore's plotline....but his girlfriend this year was annoying as hell. I liked Anthony Edwards as the Chief of Staff and his wife having an opioid problem. As usual, Italia Ricci did a great job with what she was given...but she always looks so tired on this show, like "What am I even doing here?" Wasted, just like Maggie Q.
Such an awesome premise when it started, completely bungled for the most part in execution (getting rid of Congresswoman Hookstratten was their first mistake). Sigh. At least the Korean version of DS currently running on Netflix is interesting.
For real? God, I LOVED Nash Bridges. I watched it every week. I don't know how well it's held up because I haven't seen it in years, but damn....I'll watch the hell out of that.
I loved the newest season of DS, it finally was a show that was somewhat grounded with reality of modern day America. The 16th show-runner finally got it right and ended it on a high note.
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