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27 October 2010 @ 06:39 pm
Fuck you, SyFy. Fuck you.  
Caprica got canceled.  They're not showing the rest of the episodes until next year.

I am like legit depressed right now.

Why do the networks never understand that it's worth hanging onto really good shows that may not get the best ratings? Because they pay off in different ways? SyFy, you're not going to get critical acclaim for any of your other shows, sorry to say.

Also, maybe its audience didn't pick up because you took it off the air for seven months and never advertised it. I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE THAT'S IT. It reminds me of that rant David Cross did when Arrested Development's ratings dropped and FOX was talking shit about the show. Paraphrased, "If you've got a show that's making top ten lists, winning motherfucking Emmys, and you can't market that show? Maybe the fault doesn't lie in the show. Maybe the fault lies in marketing. Thank you."
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Shannon: b5 sheridan looks downkungfuwaynewho on October 28th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I know! You would think eventually the networks would learn their lesson, but they just keep doing these dumb things hoping to get slightly higher ratings RIGHT NOW instead of ever thinking about the long-term.

What the networks don't realize is that this makes viewers gun-shy. Why should I try out a new show when the likelihood is that it's going to get canceled? Why bother?
ghanima sun: bsg - finale painghanimasun on October 28th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Aw thats bullshit! Scifi channel is made of fail.

I didn't love the show a ton, but I definitely enjoyed watching it. I'm bummed they canceled it! That other BSG prequel I've heard about doesn't sound quite as interesting as Caprica was getting.
Shannon: ib laughingkungfuwaynewho on October 28th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
I have a conspiracy theory that it was mostly girls watching Caprica, and that they think the new prequel will draw more guys, and obviously those are the more important numbers to have.

ARGH I AM SO PISSED AND I JUST KEEP READING OTHER PEOPLE'S POSTS ABOUT BEING PISSED AND IT MAKES ME MORE AND MORE ANGRY. I'm approaching "flames on the side of my face" territory here.
ghanima sun: sun and thraceghanimasun on October 28th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Plus Caprica had all those silly lady characters and their little problems in it. I mean, who wants to watch that, scifi channel?
*rolls eyes*

Argh. You might be right. You probably are right. Women were the bigger audience for Farscape and they canceled that horribly too (and no, I will never get over it! )
Holly: Bill sadface :(hollywobbles on October 28th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
Aw.. fail, Syfy. Fail.
Shannon: bsg tigh knowskungfuwaynewho on October 28th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
I like how your icon is so epically sad and yet it made me so very, very happy.

OMG EJO how'd you get your mouth to do that?
Holly: Mary/Eddie cuddleshollywobbles on October 28th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
I like that it made you very happy. I also like how I was able to upload it without deleting anything. ;)
cath822cath822 on October 28th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Ugh, that pisses me off. Stupid SyFy. It just makes me sad that TV doesn't seem to have room for complex, smart shows anymore. I thought last night's episode was quite good. Boo, sad Catherine.
Shannon: ad gob angrykungfuwaynewho on October 28th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
I know! I caught the last five minutes of whatever sitcom airs before Modern Family last night, and different genre and medium entirely, I know, but it was wretched, just totally awful. But that show will stay on the air.

This is why although I start out bitching about the networks, I invariably end up bitching about the people who watch crap instead of good shows.
(Anonymous) on October 29th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Oh that sucks. I never got a chance to watch it but always intended to.

Dude, I actually thought FOX did a decent job of marketing Arrested Development so I blame the audience on that one. They never moved the time (or if they did only at the very end and that Sunday timeslot was prime); they advertised it a lot; they promoted how acclaimed it was, etc. I actually really think they believed in it. They even kept it on for almost 3 years when the ratings were not good. Weirdly, I feel like almost everyone I come into contact with can quote it and stuff so maybe a lot of people discovered it after the fact.

Caroline
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 29th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
I think moving it from Sundays to Mondays that last year - with that awful Nick Brendon show Kitchen Nightmares as its lead-in - was what killed it. And as much as they publicized it, it was like they never really knew how to. It's the funniest show to ever be on TV, but I don't think the promos ever even made me smile. They just didn't capture the show.

I will say that FOX supported it more than a lot of their other shows they canceled. That's definitely true. But I think they also didn't really know what to do with it, at the end of the day. That seems to be the case with almost every show I love, though. Sigh.
Holly: A/R UB drinkinhollywobbles on October 29th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
One of the more depressing conclusions I've come to is that the vast majority of the population has no taste when it comes to entertainment, and therefore there's going to be precious little on I'm ever going to like... and when it's on, I might not hear about it because no one's talking about it. This is why I get absurdly exited when I run into stuff I do like, to the point of embarassing myself by talking about it all the time in front of people who don't care.

...Yes. That's why.
Holly: Laura kill me nowhollywobbles on October 29th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
Wow, I sound incredibly snobby.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on October 29th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
I agree with you. And don't say that you sound snobby like it's a bad thing - we are snobs. We don't want to watch total mindless crap. THAT'S OKAY.

Even when I venture out of the SF world the shows I really, really like end up getting canceled. Rome and Deadwood, for example. Every other HBO show seems to be really successful...except for the two I watched.
Holly: Hybridhollywobbles on October 29th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
I tend to not even discover/get into shows until they're off the air -- BSG, TNG, Boston Legal, a couple of britcoms... the exceptions are Scrubs (which they should've canceled ages ago), and the Daily Show and Colbert Report, although I was years behind everyone else on those.