As I have grown older I have lost some of my naïveté, as well as gained the ability to look at things through new eyes. This applies to a variety of things, one of them being television shows. In growing up I have become less judgemental and more open to shows that I might have previously dismissed, but I’m also far more cautious about the shows I get invested in. There are only so many Firefly incidents a girl can take before my heart gives out, y’know?
So a practice I like to adopt is waiting, not watching a show from its inception but instead waiting until a network has picked it up for a second season and then watching all of the first season in a solid block. It’s something that I’ve discovered others do as well, because this practice of abruptly pulling shows (despite quality or fan base) is a rough one.
I can’t even begin to hazard a guess on how decisions to continue or cancel shows are made – though viewership must factor strongly, and in some cases above the show itself – that secret belongs to the suits at the networks. Heck, I can’t even factor into it since I live in Australia and my love and loyalty towards these shows is between me and my internet provider. But if you are like me and you tend to fall hard and fast for those lovable and hate-able characters on the TV screen then maybe the waiting game is one you ought to give a go.
Unless I’m writing about a show and I suggest you watch it. Then you should probably watch it. I watch a lot of TV, I know what I’m talking about.
Check out the rest of our CC Screen coverage if you need some help trying to figure out which of the new Fall shows to take a look at, as well as some of the already established shows that you might not have seen yet that you should give a go.