Monday, June 05, 2006

Long live EVERWOOD (while 7th HEAVEN begs for merciful death)

Our TV was tuned in to the final episode of Everwood this evening. Which I never watched as an avid viewer but Lisa's always loved this show, so I watched it with her. One of the classier shows on television, from what I've come to know of it. It's been on the WB Network and was supposed to be carried over next season when that network and UPN combine into the CW... but then the "series finale" of 7th Heaven got big ratings so the suits decide to give that show its eleventh season. Which is an unconscionable act of human cruelty if you ask me. Some shows deserve long runs: M*A*S*H somehow stretched a two-year war into eleven seasons but stayed good and went out on top. 7th Heaven is probably the most anemic hour-long drama in recent memory... something that needs to be shot and put out of its misery. Good shows like Everwood deserve to go for at least five or six seasons, and then retire when nothing else needs to be said. As it is it's going too soon. The execs at CW are making a horrible mistake by not letting it continue at the cost of hideous new life for 7th Heaven. Well, there's a few online petitions going on to save the show, and they've worked before so maybe there'll be hope for Everwood yet.

3 comments:

Jenna St.Hilaire said...

Seriously... I wonder how 7th Heaven ever made it to the level it has. The times I've started watching it, I've had to watch the whole episode and find out how it ends, but I have no idea why since practically no one involved with the show can write or act and some of the characters really irritate me. Ah well.

Anonymous said...

Yes, 7th heaven has turned into a really bad show. And I am really really bummed to see Everwood cancelled...it was the only "girl" show I ever watched and absolutely loved.

tonya frederick said...

It's not that I don't enjoy a good investigative sitcom but it's seems that in addition to reality t.v., that's all that television has to offer...I don't get why CW would even consider cancelling t.v.'s most captivating sitcom...don't they care what their supporters want.