Very Frustrating

It is bad enough that great series like Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey whiz by in just 10 episodes or so, making us wait another year for more.  But Sherlock has to be the ultimate tease, giving us just three (admittedly epic) episodes each season.  I mean, every three episodes there is a season-ending cliffhanger.

  • http://www.jameshowephotography.com James Howe

    Definitely agree with you on this one (Sherlock). We just finished watching the 3rd episode in the latest series and we definitely are looking forward to more. Three episodes, even ones that are 90 minutes long, are just too few for a series as good as this one.

    Jim

  • Frederick Davies

    Hear, hear!

    Now just image how those of us waiting for the second series of Firefly feel... ;-)

    FD

  • stan

    I really had to crank up my suspension of disbelief for Moriarty. He is nothing like the one portrayed in ACD's stories. Other than an overtly suicidal lunatic villain, Sherlock has been great.

    Game of Thrones is reminding me of "Heroes"--that NBC drama that kept writing itself away from a coherent plot; disappointing.

    Haven't seen Downtown Abbey.

  • IGotBupkis, Poking Fun At President Downgrade For 4 Years and Counting...

    >>> Game of Thrones is reminding me of “Heroes”–that NBC drama that kept writing itself away from a coherent plot; disappointing.

    I haven't seen the second season yet, but since GRRM is getting both writing and production credits on it, I'd assume it's staying as near to the intended storyline as is possible for such an info-dense novel turned into a TV series.

    Have you read the books? Because one of the things about the books is that there really is nothing off-limits in the storyline -- people you figure are going to be there at the end are sometimes killed quite suddenly and without much foreshadowing. And they are DEAD, not "it looks like they're dead, but survived via some means we're not telling you yet". This may well be misconstrued, it seems to me, as writing away from a coherent plot. Certainly the last 3-4 Harry Potter movies suffered from an insufficiency of details being included in a very info-dense set of books. I think all of them after the Goblet of Fire should inarguably have been two movies, and the last one probably three.

  • Stan

    This may well be misconstrued, it seems to me, as writing away from a coherent plot.
    Ah, well as long as there is a coherent story it's sticking to, I guess I'll keep watching. I hear the books are rather good.

    The sudden deaths of major characters and continual re-focusing on different subplots/new subplots turned me off a bit.