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Re: So what have you binge watched lately?


@gmarkj wrote:
Agree re shows that don't "end" - one that always stood out was Invasion (William Fichtner was in it).
Suffered a little at the start from pacing issues, but by the end was really kicking on but only lasted one series.

I remember that too. Kinda like a modern day Invasion Of The Body Snatchers).  It finished on heck of a cliffhanger then never come back.  There was a half baked film re-work of it with Nicole Kidman if I remember (certainly a very similar plot).

 

 

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@welshsteve76 wrote:

@gmarkj wrote:
Agree re shows that don't "end" - one that always stood out was Invasion (William Fichtner was in it).
Suffered a little at the start from pacing issues, but by the end was really kicking on but only lasted one series.

I remember that too. Kinda like a modern day Invasion Of The Body Snatchers).  It finished on heck of a cliffhanger then never come back.  There was a half baked film re-work of it with Nicole Kidman if I remember (certainly a very similar plot).

 

 


So do I @welshsteve76. It was cancelled after the first season. I really got into it and wanted to know what happened next. Didn't grab the Anerican audience sufficiently though: it's all about the ratings and the advertising budget they command. With the number of channels available both here and in America, there is a wide choice of programmes. Some make it to season after season, while others fall after the first season.

 

There have been a number of American series that I enjoyed but unfortunately the American viewing public didn't agree, and they disappeared after one season.

 

 

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Yet some really naff shows continue series after series.  Law & Order: SVU I used to watch, but it became more about Olivia than the work they do and stopped watching it. America does love its procedural dramas though

 

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@welshsteve76 wrote:

Yet some really naff shows continue series after series.  Law & Order: SVU I used to watch, but it became more about Olivia than the work they do and stopped watching it. America does love its procedural dramas though

 


Now I love Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Criminal Intent is back too.

 

And yes, I agree SVU focusses on Olivia a lot. Mariska Hargitay is an executive producer of the show, so that may be one reason why. But I like that they show the human side to the characters and that they have a life away from the station. Real life cops, here and in America, do have families and enjoy life away from work.

 

I speak as someone who's late partner was a senior ranking detective at New Scotland Yard before he retired. He worked long hours, particularly if there was a major case on but we did enjoy life as well and managed to travel quite a bit in Europe.

 

And yes I totally agree with you @welshsteve76 America loves its procedural dramas. So do I: must be the American side of me that nearly 50 years here hasn't managed to kill off LOL

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Going back years, what about Lost? What started off as a must-not-miss series ended up being the most banal trash as more and more impossible scenarios where dreamt up and at that point I just gave up watching. In fact I gave up even trying to understand the silly plots and dreams.

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Ha, Lost. A 3 season story told over 7 seasons.
Great premise, fantastic opening few episodes. Ruined
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And I think most people worked out they were dead, about halfway through the series.

 

Having said that, I actually own the series. Binged it once to see if it made any more sense: it didn't rofl

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Couldn't get into it at all....

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The stupid thing is that it was the talk of the media and in the pubs which is I suppose the point. But it was dire after the first 2 series.

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I agree on "Lost", I stopped watching at after 2 or 3 series.

 

 

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