I recently watched HBO’s The Time Travelers Wife full well knowing there was only one season. I think I mostly regret it. I loved the show, and knowing there won’t be any more to watch has bummed me out for the past week. I can’t remember feeling this way about any other show - it sucks.

  • @[email protected]
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    312 months ago

    I watched Firefly knowing that it was cancelled. And I didn’t know about Serenity. But then I got to discover that and get something close enough to closure.

  • PP_BOY_
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    142 months ago

    Watched The Mick this past year knowing that it had been cancelled on a cliffhanger. Hilarious show with Kaitlin Olsen, would recommend to anyone, but damn that is a frustrating place to end.

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    122 months ago

    It depends. If it ends on a cliffhanger I will probably skip it. The real trick is trying to find out if a show ends on a cliffhanger or if it wraps up, without spoilering yourself.

    • @[email protected]
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      52 months ago

      I’m shocked that a site for this doesn’t already exist.

      Just the IMDB record for the show, and yes/no/“yes but it’s a decent send off”

    • @BedSharkPalOP
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      32 months ago

      Yeah I mean the Time Travellers Wife didn’t really end in much of a cliffhanger. I just know the book had so much more story and Sambit I want to see the rest of it!

      But for sure a cancelled show with a cliffhanger ending would be a hard no for me as well.

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    122 months ago

    dude, these days i wait until its canceled. seriously. with netflix goin all of 2-3 max on some series.

    but ive gotten used to short runs because the british know how to end shit.

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    I never ever do but i made an exception for Mindhunter and it was worth it.

  • kratoz29
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    112 months ago

    I did with Westworld, I kinda regret at S03 lol.

      • gregorum
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        142 months ago

        It was more like they put it out of its misery

        • Corroded
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          32 months ago

          I think I only really got to season two. I remember a bit of Shōgunworld and not much else past season one.

          Did it really get that bad?

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            62 months ago

            That would’ve been the logical direction they should’ve pursued story wise. How cool the other world would’ve been to explore!. Unfortunately, they ended up going in a completely different and bonkers direction, and by season three it was very clear. They had absolutely no idea where they were going with it. 

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              22 months ago

              I kinda agree but was also enjoying it. Never saw the last season and now I can’t on MAX because dickheads.

              Honestly I don’t even mind it being canceled but I’d love to binge season 1 a few more times.

  • Corroded
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    82 months ago

    I pretty much exclusively watch shows that have been cancelled or finished on their own terms. I don’t like tracking down when different shows are coming back or watching a show rapidly go down hill in it’s last couple seasons.

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    82 months ago

    I’m drifting into- I won’t watch a series until it is done. And even then I don’t want to watch if it was cancelled rather than wrapped up.

    • @BedSharkPalOP
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      42 months ago

      Yeah I also typically wait for the show to end as well. I like to binge things and don’t like having to try to remember what happened 10+ months ago last season.

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        22 months ago

        I also have a similar issue with comics… I hate the month to month wait. May it’s ADHD maybe it is something else- but I’d much rather just read the whole story arc at once and be done

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    82 months ago

    I’m not pissed off if they wrapped things up at the end decently enough. You kind of have to deal with it when watching older television.

    The problem I have is if it ends on a bad cliffhanger or it just gets really bad in the end.

    • @BedSharkPalOP
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      Yeah I think Dexter and Game of Thrones were both two great shows that will forever be tainted by less than fantastic endings.

      It’s crazy to me how the last season of GOT almost entirely removed it from the zeitgeist. But like, I get it.

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    If it’s episodic: Yeah. No problem.

    If it’s serialized: Maybe. If it didn’t end on a cliffhanger that will never get resolved, I might check something out knowing it’s cancelled. Even if the ending might suck, it’s at least an ending. Crappy endings aren’t half as bad as not having one at all. Especially if you liked it up to the point it just stops.

  • @Mongostein
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    32 months ago

    I didn’t watch Dirk Gently until it was cancelled. I was season 3!

    • mPony
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      Still worth watching, for sure. I really wish they’d done another season.

  • @[email protected]
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    32 months ago

    Getting cancelled isn’t a sign of a bad show so if it looks decent I will watch anything. Also if you enjoyed The Time Travelers Wife then you shouldn’t have regrets.

    • FlumPHP
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      22 months ago

      I don’t think it’s so much a sign it was bad, moreso that it could be left on a cliffhanger or unresolved plot points.

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    I avoid them like the plague. Since the streaming services are dropping their shows mid story all the time now I do not watch any new series unless I know it has been finished.

  • mPony
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    32 months ago

    If you liked The Time Traveler’s Wife then keep an eye out for Journeyman. It also only had one season, was also very Time-travely. Still worth watching.

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    32 months ago

    I like My Little Pony.

    I liked the Generation 5 Movie- they made legitimately good characters.

    But I don’t know why I made myself watch the G5 CGI TV show. I think I’ve been pretty blue with some health stuff and disability making me feel hopeless, so I needed something to beat me over the head with sunshine and rainbows.

    But boy, was it painful to watch. Its clear that everyone actually cares, from writers to animators to the music cast, but they’re so damn rushed, the animations felt like keyframes with autogenerated in-betweens. (One character literally has NO EARS because they weren’t afforded time to correct reference sheets!!!)

    But the worst part is that the entire pitch of Generation 5 was basically “Something went wrong in the time after Twilight Sparkle and her friends. (the previous series’ protagonists) And we have to fix it.”

    …And then they never explained what went wrong. But because the writers haven’t inspired confidence outside of individual character writing, its probably an embarrassingly bad reason, so maybe it was actually good it got cancelled?

    The narratives have the bones of good plots, but needed a real writer’s room and, like, five more drafts.
    I’d like to write picture books one day, so I like critiquing this kind of thing, and it hurts me how basically every script could have been as good as a good episode of an older My Little Pony show with some time.

    So then, presumably knowing they’re getting cancelled, they rush to defeat the main antagonist in a pretty unsatisfying way… (And… I think she fuckin’ died??? In this more juvenile followup to Friendship is Magic???)

    And then, because they have toy quotas to meet, they spend the runtime of an entire special- the very last thing they produced for the CG series -off in a winter wonderland, instead of using that to better resolve the final conflict.

    It was really cute, honestly. Got my quota of “Sunshine and Rainbows” met, and had some of the best everything in the series. But I really should have just watched this and some classic 80s MLP and been done.

    https://youtu.be/qoUwjBVdFas?feature=shared

    I mean, just look at that, its just so damn pleasant and adorable and happy, and colorful, but in a way that doesn’t make your eyes bleed. The animation is legitimately good, and the song is a pleasant tune that isn’t going to ruin your day if it gets in your head.

    …Except even this adorable, very classically MLP snowy romp still (completely pointlessly) evokes the time in G4 where that one character had a legitimate cult and then caused the apocalypse like a dozen times because it just can’t shake the shadow of its predecessor.

    Why did I do this to myself?

    I should have stopped watching when the animation of the first season was literally making my toes curl.