Fan entitlement is a weird thing as fans don’t generally know whats good for them… they think they want Bruce Willis and Cybil Sheppard to be happy together, but then they stop watching the show… and then complain when it’s cancelled. They don’t get that it only works if the END is happy… not the middle.
I think it’s because people project too much of themselves into their fictional obsessions; they want the characters to be happy, because they think it’ll make them happy. They want the characters to find fulfillment so that they can feel fulfilled; but with happiness and fulfillment they comes falling action. There are no more emotional highs and lows… just a listless, unentertaining, and unengaging middle ground.
But try explaining that. The general audience doesn’t think to much about WHY something entertains them; they just want to be entertained and have their emotional investment pay off, without considering that when that investment is paid off, that’s it… you’re no longer invested, and no longer entertained.
In sort… fucking NERDS!]]>
I’m with you on not understanding the Chuck boycott. I’d have said it was worse that at the end of the last series he went all Neo-like and used kung-fu because the Intersect told him how. Unless they’ve switched to using that ability like they did the superpowers in Greatest American Hero, phenomenal power, but the inability to use it successfully all the time, that could kill the show for me.
The relationship with Sarah has always been nicely handled, with them both not-quite-moving on, so carrying that on into this series seems sensible. I like that the faux relationship in the series has evolved to them NOT being together. My only fear is that they’ll ramp up the non-relationship angst too much, and that there won’t be enough Captain Awesome or Morgan moments.]]>