Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged
You're almost right. Actually *every* show, regardless of genre, gets destroyed on this board. If I were to make my TV viewing choices based on AVS review/commentary, I'd just turn the set off and set it out on the curb.
we're a tough crowd
some of us are, at least
seriously, I guess some have high standards for their sf/fantasy fix. but what you said is not *exactly* true. I can name a number of shows in several genres that were highly acclaimed and/or had lots of fans in this forum, including highly successful SF shows that lasted up to 10 yrs.
Stargate & SG Atlantis
Games of Thrones
Band of Brothers
Law & Order
Give people quality writing & acting in any genre
and there's a fighting chance they'll get a few seasons.
Torchwood Miracle Day
Terminator Sarah Conners Chronicles
of potential, but each one had its own issues, some not their fault, such as studio interference, lack of studio support. Some deserve what they got because of lazy writing, poor editing (Caprica) or poor acting (Event)
Then there's the just plain stupid
Bionic Woman remake - didn't deserve to last 1 season
In case some think I don't like any recent SF/fantasy shows...here's some that I thought were top notch or at least pretty darn good.
GoT - awesome. Great acting, Dinklage gets an award nom, lots of fans, so no...it is possible for quality SF/fantasy to make it.
Stargate Universe - yes I liked it
It's harder on mainstream networks because they do exactly the very thing that results in the show getting panned - they think they have to dumb it down
"insanity is defined as repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result"
I fail to see how supporting crap is a good thing, regardless of genre.