TV Shows Shouldn’t Have Seasons

I used to think that TV shows having seasons was a necessary evil needed to develop better story lines, feed anticipation (season 8 of 24 coming soon, woot!), but now I just plain hate it.  Given the quality of shows out there at the moment, or actually all the time, it doesn’t make sense.

Take for instance the new TV show ‘V’ which I recently dived into.  I had heard that the show wasn’t that great, but with my ankle busted and me running out of shows to watch on Hulu, I decided to give it a shot.  Reviews say it’s not great, but whatever.

I diced my way through the first episode and decided to crank through the others.  Despite the terribly annoying androgynous son of that chick from LOST, I was kinda digging it.  Plenty of interesting shows get ruined by annoying children.  In Kyle XY  it was everyone.  In the movie War of the Worlds it was the son and freaky daughter Dakota Fanning (shudder).  But what the hey, I gave it a fair shot and eventually started to like it.

After episode 4 I noticed that in a comment that the next episode was going to air in March.

MARCH!  Are you fucking kidding me!

Four episodes, time enough for someone dedicated enough to get into it, about four episodes short for the rest of America, and they put it on hold for four months.  It was like ABC decided they were going to kill the show but wanted to drag it out as long as possible.  Just cancel it, or air the other episodes at midnight on a Sunday or something, don’t make me wait four months.  At least with ‘Firefly’ they killed the show by just screwing with the episode order, they still got to air all the episodes.

Because of this I realized that having TV seasons is flat-out stupid.  Or if you are going to have seasons, at least stick to it.  You don’t see me sledding in the summertime do you?  Fucking ABC.