Originally Posted by keg in kc
Oh, I agree with that, I was more commenting on how quickly we give up on shows these days. If they aren't the 'best thing ever!' right from the first second of the pilot, we just give up and watch something else. It's like we've forgotten that sometimes things can be a slow burn. 'course part of that is having so ridiculously many options at our fingertips. Why waste time on something that looks meh when there's 700 other channels to flip through?
I think that Fringe was a somewhat of a "slow burn" but it's got a solid following, especially with DVR numbers and the fact it's on a Friday night. I'm looking forward to the final 13 episodes but hope it continues in some form, as Josh has hinted.
One of the main reasons why I think Revolution will fail is that Alcatraz was getting 6.7 million viewers on a Monday night not including DVR, yet was canceled. That leads me to believe that Fox didn't want to get into a "LOST" type situation and have a series with no true resolution.
The final few episodes were beginning to feel more and more like Lost, especially since they continually referenced "The Island".
Lindelof is a dickfoot.