Do you ever watch a show and think, I love this cast, I love these characters, I love these storylines, but I really want this show to end? I’m starting to feel that way about a couple of my favorite shows like, Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, Glee, True Blood and Dexter.
Don’t get me wrong, I love these shows and the characters, but after a show has gone on for six or more seasons, it starts to lose its charm and what made you, as a viewer, love it in the first place.
Networks tend to let this happen if the show is successful, and sadly, a lot of the times you can tell that the people involved don’t take it seriously anymore. Actors give less than stellar performances; storylines are bad and hardly make any sense.
As a viewer, you start to resent the writers and actors involved because you feel as if they don’t care anymore. But, can you blame them?
This is especially bad when you have a show in which characters never evolve and remain the same. Making the same mistakes in season ten as they did in season one, and don’t even get me started on when they start recycling storylines.
My point is that good television shows deserve to end while they are on top, not when they have dropped so low in the ratings that there is no point in producing them.
My fear is that this will eventually happen to some of my favorite shows that are in their early seasons now. When something great is kept around past its prime, you risk destroying what made it so good in the first place.