Two words that could end up like nightmares for TV writers and series creators -THE END.
The temptation for ‘just one more episode or season’ is that one that has got out of our hand a long time back. But what if the next season or episode doesn’t give you the same adrenaline rush.
Or how about another season of “Will & Grace” or “The Affair” or “The Handmaid’s Tale”?
We are not even kidding!
Here’s our list of recent series that should have ended after their first seasons.
Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies is an American drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. The seven-episode first season was written by Kelley and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. . Despite being originally billed as a miniseries, HBO renewed the series for a second season.
The temptations of money made everyone sign on for another seven episodes, which barely advanced the story. A two-hour TV movie would have been a better way to solve the issue of who was going to “confess” to the murder of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård).
Will and Grace
Will & Grace, the American sitcom is created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. The Series focuses on the friendship between best friends Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler (Debra Messing), an interior designer.
The show started on September 21, 1998, with a total of for a total of 10 seasons. A 90-minute reunion special would have let fans catch up with this daffy quartet, get their nostalgia fix, and move on. The reboot, which debuted in 2017, had a good start with 10 million viewers but quickly lost steam.
Jack Ryan is an American action political thriller series, based on characters from the fictional “Ryanverse” created by Tom Clancy that premiered on August 31, 2018, on Prime Video.
It’s a show that exists as white noise, just for the sake of it. Yet Season 2 is coming at an unspecified date, and it’s been renewed for a Season 3.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood which was originally published in 1985. The series of themes of women in subjugation in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women attempt to gain individuality and independence.
The classic novel was a good idea, but it should have been a miniseries or an anthology. There’s a reason the book’s version of Offred/June’s (Elisabeth Moss) story ends with her leaving because if she stays in Gilead, there’s not much plot left. The 2nd and 3rd Season was extended beyond the books, spun their wheels looking for increasingly dubious reasons to delay her escape.
The American television drama series ‘The Affair’ is created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. The episode was made an available online beginning on October 6, 2014, via YouTube, SHO.com, and several other on-demand formats.
Season1 put a nice exclamation point on its He Said/She Said dueling narratives of family man/writer Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and Montauk waitress Alison Lockhar. The series returned summer after summer with its jumble of flashbacks and confusing chronology.