I don’t know about you but I watch a lot of TV programmes from America. Some of them I watch occasionally but others I have watched from series one through to the last series, which is fine, as these usually come to a satisfactory end; programmes, such as Beauty and the Beast, Rizzoli and Isles and Castle to name just a few.
However, I get annoyed when TV programmes are cancelled in America due to lack of audience numbers yet are still popular in this country. This means that the viewer i.e. me is left wondering what happens at the end.
Sometimes they only make one series but you only find this out after you have invested your time watching the first 5 episodes and have become interested in the characters or the storyline. Again you are left hanging; becoming frustrated as you would have liked to find out what would have happened if they had continued the storyline.
I would suggest that the programme makers, when the series is commissioned, have a ‘get-out’ programme already recorded so that all loose ends are tied up neatly even if it means doing a longer episode to gather all the strands together.
On another note some series such as, ‘Lost ‘had so many different writers that series 2 and 3 were totally out of sync with the first idea and it took series 3 and 4 to get back on track. I watched it right through to series 6 where the ending was actually the ending that they could have come up with if they had finished it in the first series!
Thought for the day: “I need to stop!” I whispered to myself as I clicked the next episode!!