Originally Posted by dfergie
Those that complain about this show, would you rather watch Ghostbusters, wrestling or cooking on this channel?
That's a false dichotomy. Wanting SGU to improve doesn't mean that we would rather watch those other things.
Also, I would just like to point out, that the people complaining are actually still watching the show. The problem is they lost too much audience too early by basically trying to write beyond their talents and take the franchise in a completely new direction. You alienate the people who have invested a lot of time in the franchise while at the same time preventing newcomers from giving it a try since they are intimidated by trying to jump into a long running franchise at this point. Above all that, they simply didn't have the writing and directing chops to pull off the kind of gravity they were attempting and the whole thing fell flat.
I will say this though (and likely isn't a popular opinion among some circles) even though I'm bummed that the Stargate franchise is effectively dead and how I loathe the infiltration of reality TV on to Syfy, they still manage to have a handful of things that rank VERY highly in my enjoyment list. Warehouse 13, Eureka, and now Being Human continue to be highly entertaining for me and honestly put the network at near the highest point since the SG-1/BSG heydays. No, those shows aren't hard science fiction. They are, however, genre shows that simply wouldn't survive anywhere else nor given the creative freedom they evidently have.
So, in the long run, I can't be too depressed. For the first time in decades I don't have a "space opera" to entertain me which sucks, but at the same time genre shows are having a massive revival (with great production values) and actually managing to carve out a decent audience. I can't help but applaud that.