Losing Interest In All The Superhero Shows


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I've totally lost interest in everything except Flash. Oh, and the Muppets and Star Wars Rebels. I have hours of Arrow, , Legends of Tomorrow, X Files, Agent Carter on DVR, and couldn't even make it past four and half Jessica Jones episodes. I'm looking forward to Daredevil coming back, but I hope it keeps me interested enough to watch it. I have tons of time to watch them all (I'm disabled and I stay home as much as possible) but I find I'd rather watch Cops reruns than them.

sigh.


Well, on the plus side... there a TON of other things for you to watch. There are so many channels now, that there is plenty for everyone.

Every time I see something about about 'too many superheroes' on TV or the Movies... I try to imagine what ELSE they would air instead?

30 minute sitcom? Police Procedural? reality show? Talent Contest? More News... Cooking show? We have more than enough of all of that stuff too... so even if there is a comic show I have no interest in... I'm still glad they're going THAT route then something else I hate...

Back when there were 5-10 channels... there was a LOT of competition for quality shows... and everyone out there took the place of something ELSE people may have liked. Now they so many channels EVERYTHING gets made.


On the plus side, it sounds like Agent Carter's getting canceled.

*Sigh* I was just starting to consider watching it.


Kobold Cleaver wrote:

On the plus side, it sounds like Agent Carter's getting canceled.

*Sigh* I was just starting to consider watching it.

what's stopping you? Two solid season for a prequel is a decent run... Do shows need 3+ seasons to catch your attention?

I mean.. there were a couple shows this year that canceled half way through that I never bothered with because... what's the point. However Carter had two complete storylines for some rainy day viewing.

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Agent Carter is pretty great.


I'm not saying they're bad shows. When I can bring myself to watch an episode of one of the ones I listed I at least halfway enjoy it, but it's just hard to generate the interest in doing so.

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Also, Agent Carter hasn't been cancelled yet. We won't know until May one way or another. I did just read that ABC has said to Hayley Atwell that even if both Agent Carter and her new show both get picked up, she should be able to do both.

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I've totally lost interest in everything except Flash. Oh, and the Muppets and Star Wars Rebels.

Ooh, I was trying to remember where this thread went, since it seemed relevant to your topic.


Admittedly at this point the only superhero shows I get actually stoked for are Flash and the Netflix shows. My feeling is that Carter/AoS has gone to more a "binge-viewing format", which is great for Netflix but a lot harder for a weekly released show to pull off. Legends feels like its kind of scraping the barrel for characters, Supergirl is too episodic and lacks a solid longterm villain, and Arrow just feels like the cast is too big to give everyone something meaningful.


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It takes some shows a while to find their footing. So far I'm enjoying Supergirl, but it does need to find a way to advance in Season 2 or it will become boring.

Arrow felt like a real buzzkill for a long time, showed some promise of lightening the mood a little at the beginning of this season, but now looks like we're headed back to familiar territory: gloom, doom, agony and despair. And all of it in dimly lit rooms or exterior night. I'm stubborn enough to continue watching it for a while longer out of habit if nothing else.

I'm really enjoying Flash but I'm not convinced the writers have given themselves any rules to follow where the effects of time travel are concerned; or that if they have, they aren't applying them consistently. Part of the fun of a time travel story is figuring out how to predict the possible effects of apparent paradoxes, just as part of the fun of reading mystery stories is picking up the clues and trying to solve it before the fictional detective does. If the mystery writer doesn't play fair with the clues -- giving her character information the reader doesn't have -- that spoils the fun for a lot of mystery readers. If the rules for and effects of time travel aren't consistently applied in The Flash, the whole show is less fun for a certain subset of viewers.

Legends of Tomorrow....I'm really hoping something happens to pull that show together, and fast. At this point I wouldn't want it to be renewed for a second season.


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Damon Griffin wrote:
just as part of the fun of reading mystery stories is picking up the clues and trying to solve it before the fictional detective does. If the mystery writer doesn't play fair with the clues -- giving her character information the reader doesn't have -- that spoils the fun for a lot of mystery readers.

Ahhhh the Scooby-doo mystery effect as I call it. When someone holds up an innocent looking poster and Velma yells out 'I GOT IT!!!'

Because apparently the clue was on the back of the poster and the audience never got to see it.

I always hated that! >.<

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My anger at the Flash's lack of time travel rules is Brobdingnagian in proportion. I was really liking the show until they utterly failed in every respect to have any logic whatsoever regarding how that worked. To the point where it ruined my suspension of disbelief. And I can suspend a whole bunch of disbelief as the fact that I was liking the show until the first season finale demonstrates.

Meanwhile, Arrow's always left me kinda cold. The combination of these two things has disinclined me to watch Legends of Tomorrow.

I've liked pretty much all the Marvel shows, though.

That said, sometimes you just need a good genre shift. What other genres do you like? There are a lot of good shows on or available in many different genres, and maybe something completely different would serve as a palate cleanser?

I watch a lot of TV and could probably make some recommendations depending on your genre or genres of choice.


There really aren't many genres I like. I watch very little television and will probably drop it when the contract is up. I don't like sitcoms or any of the soap opera drama shows. I like nature shows like the kind Discovery and NatGeo USED to show, and good scifi stuff.

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PBS still has some good nature shows.

As for good sci-fi stuff, there's a decent amount of that around. For example, Continuum was really good if you didn't catch it, and the whole thing's on Netflix now.

Sci-fi's a pretty broad genre though, what kind do you like specifically?


I really liked Jessica Jones. Daredevil was good, but not something I was able to get through all of. Looking forward to the possible continuation of Young Justice, and to live-action Teen Titans.

I need to check out Muppets and Star Wars Rebels, though.


It's a pretty narrow band, to be honest. I do, or did, like the superhero shows but I think I'm burned out by their being so many. Adventurous ones like Star Wars Rebels or the CGI Clone Wars series are really good, and of course I like Star Trek style shows, though Voyager let me down (soooo much wasted potential). It's hard for me to explain what I really like, as there is always some indefinable quality that make me want to watch it. For instance, I watch and go see VERY few movies. Some are good, some are horrible to most people, but I can't really tell you what attracts me to them. I know that's not much to go on.


QuidEst wrote:

I really liked Jessica Jones. Daredevil was good, but not something I was able to get through all of. Looking forward to the possible continuation of Young Justice, and to live-action Teen Titans.

I need to check out Muppets and Star Wars Rebels, though.

Both got off to a bit of a shaky start, but SW:Rebels has really matured in its writing and stories. It's set about 5 years before "SW:IV A New Hope" and they've already encountered Vader a couple of times. Of course it's Disney, but it's on kinda late for most kids watching the Disney XD channel, so the action and even enemy deaths are sometimes shown. I really recommend it.

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QuidEst wrote:

I really liked Jessica Jones. Daredevil was good, but not something I was able to get through all of. Looking forward to the possible continuation of Young Justice, and to live-action Teen Titans.

I need to check out Muppets and Star Wars Rebels, though.

Live action Teen Titans was cancelled. Don't know if they even made a pilot or if the network just decided that they didn't want to go in that direction.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Losing Interest In All The Superhero Shows

Can I direct your attention here?


Kirth Gersen wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Losing Interest In All The Superhero Shows
Can I direct your attention here?

Thanks! I might check out some of those shows.

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For my part, I'm pretty much sticking with Arrow just because of the continuity and cross over with Flash. And I'm pretty sure the network knows people do that. Which means they'll keep doing it and not feel any real pressure on revamping Arrow. Grr.

That said:

Minor LoT spoiler:

I loved old man Oliver in LoT. Very nice touch.

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