Originally Posted by metaldude26
I think sometimes networks and writers alike try to cash in too much on a product that works and change their story simply as a cash grab. You look at what I've heard about The Killing and then what I personally felt from Homeland, these are shows that could/should have been just one season stories and just limited to that. Then maybe in a couple of years with a new idea you make another great one season show and sell it as "from the creators of" and then keep killing it with one season runs. I think that's where TV should try to head. They won't because executives and writers alike need tent pole shows that are proven ratings generators to build new stuff around.
that's why the best tv often gets the lowest viewership numbers. most people like to watch mind numbing garbage. shows like the wire hang on by their fingernails on subscription based networks, and they lose money because very few people watch them.