Friday, April 30, 2010

I divorce thee...

Usually I'm loyal to my tv shows until the bitter end. I watched all 15 seasons of ER, all four seasons of The OC, stuck with Dollhouse even though I knew it was going to be cancelled at any minute, etc.

This year, though, is different. I'm on the verge of breaking up with two of my longtime favorite tv shows because I'm fed up.

I've been a fan of Bones from the start. As a Buffy/Angel fan, it was must see viewing when it premiered on Fox five years ago. It quickly became a favorite with the interesting cases and excellent character interaction. I loved that each of the main characters was a fully realized person, not just a caricature. And, David Boreanaz is so charming, I'd watch the show just for him - nevermind that his chemistry with Brennan is amazing.

However, after five years of will they / won't they, I'm ready to throw in the towel. Especially in the wake of the 100th episode where the writers have yet again driven a wedge between them. And this from someone who even enjoyed the season 4 finale with the dream sequence which most fans despised.

FIVE YEARS. I think that's long enough to wait, especially since they have been teasing them getting together since the beginning.

The other show that I'm most frustrated with is Supernatural on The CW. It's also in its fifth season and it's been a rocky one for me. Supernatural is about two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, on a quest to keep the Apocalypse from destroying the world. Individual episodes have been absolutely brilliant but as a whole the season has been the weakest of the five. Interesting storylines are mentioned once and then completely dropped. And for a show that's about two brothers trying to keep the Apocalypse from destroying the world, there's a whole lot of nothing going on.

Last week's episode introduced a very interesting character at the end and then they were completely left out for last night's. What the heck? There are only two episodes left at this point. That is not a lot of time to wrap things up. We really didn't need another "filler episode" at this point in the season.

I'm not really considering divorcing this show but I needed to vent. Even on a weak night, Supernatural is head and shoulders above most of what is out there. I have wondered, though, if it wouldn't do better with a shorter season like many of the BBC shows. A full order of 22 episodes is a lot of time to fill. Maybe they would fare better if they had to have a tighter, more cohesive storyline without all the extras.

And on a final note about Supernatural, Jensen Ackles deserves an Emmy for his work as Dean Winchester. He can do more with his facial expressions and body language than just about any actor I've seen on t.v.

Do you have a show you're completely frustrated with? Why?


  1. I still miss Zack, and think that Sweets is really Gormagon and want him OFF MY SHOW!

    And WTF is Brennan doing with Oswald?