Interesting article on the state of “superviewers” as a feedback mechanism for shows. No doubt The Killing needs to course correct, but will it is the question.
A taste of what we think were the biggest OMG moments of 2011.
What were TV’s biggest OMG moments in your opinion?
I’ll add Boardwalk Empire and HIMYM (“Bad News”)
One of these days I’m going to write the “Treme is Glee For Smart People" piece that’s been floating around in my head, until then read this.
I stand by [showrunner] Veena Sud, and risk-taking is what we do; cliffhangers are a staple of TV and a huge part of mysteries. If I could do anything differently, it would be to manage expectations.
Charlie Collier, Present of AMC re: The Killing Finale Reaction | EW.com
While they never outright said they would solve the mystery in one season, managing expectations would have gone a long way.
I didn’t hate The Killing finale. Maybe because I knew full well going in that it wouldn’t be wrapped up neatly, but as a season finale it wasn’t that bad. It reflected well what had happened over the previous twelve episodes, bookended nicely with the premiere, and ended with huge cliff hangers.
That’s not to say the show doesn’t have a lot to fix, because it does. But I can’t help but feel that had they just prepared the audience for cliffhangers and not promised a resolution to the mystery this whole backlash could have been avoided. That was a huge gaffe on behalf of the show and AMC.
It’s almost a good thing that it’s been renewed though because I would not want to see what the reaction would have been had this been the series finale.
Also, I have a theory that Richmond’s advisor Gwen is the killer, but that’s neither here nor there.
Looks like I made the right choice considering The Killing pissed off pretty much everyone.
That’s not to say it isn’t currently on my DVR and I’m going to watch it.
While its ratings have been satisfactory enough to keep the show around, chances I’ll be sticking it out for the second season are slim. It doesn’t live up to the standard AMC has set for itself and while providing moody ambience and an occasional promising moment - there’s too much bad and audience abuse to make it worthwhile.
AMC’s FYC ads for Mad Men, The Killing and The Walking Dead. For the first time since ‘08, Breaking Bad will not be competing.
Why isn’t John Slattery listed in Supporting Actor?