TV shows you decided you had enough of after the first season

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  1. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    They probably gave him lots of money. I saw the same thing happen with Ken Follett's World Without End miniseries. I loved the Pillars of the Earth miniseries even with its faults, but WWE was absolutely dreadful. Partly to blame was going from a premium network production to being a broadcast network production. Not only was it a drop in quality, but they had to contend with space for commercials, and it absolutely butchered the story and intent. I had seen Follett being quoted as being happy with it, and the only reason must have been money. I sometimes wonder how authors feel at seeing their work adapted when so many mistakes are being made, with the reality that they've signed off on them and not having any control on the outcome. I think it would make me sad.
     
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  2. Kilana2

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    The same goes for the Neverending Story movies. Author Michael Ende hated all the movies. I like part 1, it was lovely and at least close to the book. The butchered a great literary work with the following movies, using different actors. Harry Potter kept their actors, although they grew up....
     
  3. Admiral2

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    Actually, the ending to the TV series is no more ridiculous than the ending to the book.
     
  4. Owain Taggart

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    World Without End, you mean? Well, the problem is they combined two characters, but in doing so undermined the whole story and stunted the twist. I don't have any issue with the practice of combining characters in general, but I'd make sure it doesn't conflict with the overall build-up of the show. The payoff didn't make much sense.
     
  5. Admiral2

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    No, sorry, I meant Under The Dome. The ending to the book was just idiotic.
     
  6. Owain Taggart

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    Oh, sorry. Well, no argument. I haven't actually read that book :D
     
  7. Kilana2

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    The Under the Doom book was way better than the TV mini series. The ending was not King's best part of the book, though.

    The number of characters was reduced by killing them off step by step. There were only a few survivors in the end when the dome vanished. It was like the Poseidon adventure. Only that there it was Gene Hackman dying the hero's death in the end whereas Barbie and Julia survived.

    Alexander Koch as Jim Rennie's son wasn't credible for me. Not enough villainous potential.
    Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lafevre and Dean Norris were well picked and convincing IMO.
     
  8. Admiral2

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    Completely agree.

    I liked Dean Norris, but i still would have preffered someone like John Goodman for Big Jim
     
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    I tried watching Alias a few years ago. I got through 6 episodes. The premise was cool but Jennifer Garner was wooden and uninteresting.
     
  10. Kilana2

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    I think a young Thomas F. Wilson (Back to the Future) would have been better as Junior Rennie.
     
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    “Mutant X”. I bought the Season 1 DVD years ago, as I had never seen it on TV, and struggled to get through the first disc.

    “Spectacular Spider-Man” while I do have all the DVD’s, this show stunk worst than the garbage dump. I struggled to get through each episode and it took me about 5 years to see the whole show. It was garbage.

    “Gotham” while I still watch each season, it takes ages to get through a season, as just like “Fringe” and “Smallville”, the first 3 episodes and last 5-6 episodes of a season are usually good but then the middle episodes get bogged down and it’s tough to watch. While I initially bought Season 1 on Blu-Ray I’ve since downgraded my purchases to just DVD.

    “Rome” & “Boardwalk Empire”. While they had interesting premises, the pornographic elements just turned me off.
     
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  12. suarezguy

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    I thought The Spectacular Spider-Man was pretty good, although widely overrated, but not quite good enough to buy and watch season 2 (in part because after season 1 and being mixed about it I read spoilers for some of the big developments that happened later, I really don't like to keep watching something after I do that).

    Edit: Same with Gargoyles.
     
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  13. Seven of Five

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    Gotham - just couldn't get into it after a few episodes.
    Iron Fist - first season was average. Not a very inspiring lead. Gave it an episode in S2 but that was enough.
    The Punisher - I think I made it to episode 4? Again it wasn't grabbing me.
    Riverdale - I loved the first season, but season 2 seemed like a step down. Totally lost interest.
    True Detective - to be fair to this one, which was dropped after four episodes, I can't remember if I was bored with it, or if something happened to me around the time I tried to watch it.

    Now 13 Reasons Why and Heroes are two that I wished I'd given up after one season. Same for Dexter after season four. :techman:
     
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  14. JirinPanthosa

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    With True Detective I enjoyed the first season but didn't watch the second because everyone was saying it's mediocre.
     
  15. Owain Taggart

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    Second Season of True Detective just never came together. It was a waste of good talent. The story was tepid at best, and Vince Vaugn's acting was cringeworthy and was totally miscast. I stuck around to the end to see if they'd redeem themselves, but it kind of just fizzled out.
     
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    I almost gave up with Next Gen after season 1 (don't worry I didn't and it soon became amazing), but yikes, what a horrible start.
     
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    What? You didn't like the racist African planet? I mean that's TV gold right there.
     
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    I've never understood why you quit Runaways.
     
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    Only counting the shows where I watched the whole first season (and this only includes shows I can remember):

    Jessica Jones
    Falling Skies
    Mr. Robot