I hate tv network executives. I hate that they are ratings slaves. I know tv is a business just like everything else, but its product is something people care about and are invested in creatively. Television shows tell stories, and when shows are cancelled before the story is complete it is like only reading 3/4 of a novel. Who wants to do that?! This year has seen the demise of two of our favorite shows--and the only 2 that Jared actually took the time to watch each week--Pushing Daisies and Kyle XY. I have already lamented the loss of Pushing Daisies, one of the most creative, witty, and darling television shows ever! I won't go into it more because it depresses me.
Last night was the "Series Finale" of Kyle XY and it ended on a complete cliff-hanger. No resolution whatsoever. I am so mad! It turns out ABC Family decided to cancel the show after this season was filmed, so the writers didn't have the chance to wrap up the story. I hate that the powers that be base their decision solely on ratings and don't give shows more of a chance. Why don't they try a better time slot and more advertising? Kyle XY was a really interesting show and different than other things on TV. If they really wanted to end it, they could have wrapped up the story satisfactorily in just a few more episodes. But no, now we are left hanging. I think it is ridiculous. Cancelling shows so abrubtly shows a complete lack of integrity and respect for the creative process in story telling. Shame on you, ABC... again!