TV Shows: Renewed, Axed, Picked Up + News

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Post by pixel » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:08 am

The worst South Park episodes aren't necessarily bad, they are just really boring. And I'd agree, it's a shame that Matt and Trey have been working hard to create something as forgettable as the latest seasons of South Park.

I hate British TV because of how short a series can be, but it's also what makes some of those shows so memorable and great. I think art and entertainment need restrictions to be really great.

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Post by Bandit » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:10 am

I never missed a South Park episode until around season 17, then I stopped watching every episode. I did see most of the season with Garrison and Caitlyn Jenner, but the last season I probably only watched 3 episodes, the school shooting one and the Amazon parody ones.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:53 am

Yea the last season wasn't very good I thought. I think they are at the point now where they should work on a final story arc then conclude it. Perhaps then if there's enough demand make a movie or two. I do think though the whole dynamic has changed so much that what they were doing say in 1999, 20 years later there's not much more they can do now that's new and/or different. They've exhausted almost every avenue too and unless there's some big story in the world they can build around then it's just them going through the motions.

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Post by ian » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:16 am

pixel wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:08 am
I hate British TV because of how short a series can be, but it's also what makes some of those shows so memorable and great. I think art and entertainment need restrictions to be really great.
I actually find this reasoning interesting. You hate it for the very same reason it's good/brilliant...
A long running British show with shorter seasons stays great.
So my Favorite EVER British show is Red Dwarf. Red Dwarf is 31 years old and has had 73 episodes.
Futurama is the best entertainment America will ever, EVER produce. And the original run was 72 episodes from 1999-2003.

I guess when the seasons (series) are shorter, they have to work harder to make great things great, and the American way is safety in numbers.
I don't mind safety in numbers in any way, but a memorable British show can be made in 2-5 series, and a memorable American show has to be AT LEAST 8+ to be considered at least half good.

The problem is, if it's that good, in America it will be drilled into the ground, in Britain, the creator will get bored and make a new show.

I mean, I'd REALLY prefer someone to split the difference. Give us the amount of seasons the British do, with the episode count of the Americans... 4-7 seasons of 20 episodes each... PERFECT.

Not 4 seasons of 6 episodes, or 40 fucking seasons of 22 episodes... :rofl:
The English language had deteriorated into a hybrid of hillbilly, valleygirl, inner-city slang and various grunts. Joe was able to understand them, but when he spoke in an ordinary voice he sounded pompous and faggy to them.

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