It’s that time of year again, where all our favourite shows end. Be it for good, or just for the year-end season, shows have come to an end. It’s a bittersweet time. This finale season has been worse than others, for multiple reasons.
1) ABC are dicks.
The network that is home to Castle (one of my favourite shows, mainly because of Nathan Fillion-related reasons), decided to wait until after the season 6 finale aired on Monday night before announcing that season 7 would be a thing. Although we all knew season 7 would exist, without an official renewal announcement, the season 6 finale could have been disastrous. But never fear, Castle will be this fall.
2) Sci-Fi (Oh, sorry, “SyFy”) are dicks.
Ah, SyFy. The network that changed it’s name from “Sci-Fi” to “SyFy” because it treats its audience like idiots. I have very little love for this network these days. SyFy gave us Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Caprica, and more recently Warehouse 13. How many of those flagship shows are still airing? None. Well, after this coming Monday, that is. Warehouse 13 is coming to an end next week.
I’ve been lucky (unlucky?) enough to already watch the finale and let me warn you all, it’s heart-breaking. But I’ll save going on about that until after it officially airs.
3) NBC are dicks.
30 Rock. Community. Parks and Recreation. Only Parks and Rec is coming back. For one more season. Yet NBC are bringing back Heroes next year. Now, I’m all for bringing back shows (see: 24), but Heroes? Really?! With regards to Community – Netflix, save us! You’re our only hope!
At least Hannibal is back on NBC for season three.
Basically, at this time of year, the TV execs give and they take away. Yes, I know TV is a business and you have to go where the money is, but in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and whatever Amazon’s streaming service is called, TV shows can be produced fairly cheaply and for a massive reward. Look at House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, even Arrested Development. If creators want to continue creating, who can tell them no?