Yesterday, Ray T posted this comment:
“What do you think about The Good Wife now that CBS has decided to show reruns of old episodes over and over? They ruined a good show.”
I decided that rather than post the comment on the entry about the show, I would take this opportunity to write exactly how I feel about this:
Yes, Ray T, CBS has ruined a good show. I am absolutely incredulous every time the “high-ups” of one of the major networks think they can “get by” with this sort of thing. Rather than promote a new show during its first season, and treat the viewers with respect, they pull this type of lame-brained trick. Quite frankly, I would think that the major networks have a difficult enough time trying to attract viewers from all of the other channels that are available today.
I remember the first year that I became aware of this type of major network shuffle, the “air-six-episodes-during-twelve-weeks” game. It was the year that ER premiered. I considered myself “hooked” on that show…. until I saw that they started showing repeats of the brand new show over and over, and over again!
That’s when I found out that I really wasn’t that “hooked” on the show. I left it, and never looked back! Unfortunately, The Good Wife is not the only show with which the major networks are pulling this sort of stunt. I simply don’t have the patience to be strung-along. A show had better be downright wonderful for me to stay with it once the network decides to keep RE-airing the same shows.
And, as long as I’m writing about The Good Wife, I have to admit that I am getting VERY TIRED of the whole subplot involving the son hiding important black-mail items that arrive at their apartment. Right! >>> My dad’s in jail, and is being framed, but I’m not going to let my parents know about this black-mailing stuff that is intended for them. >>> Good grief! That got old for me the fourth time they tried to incorporate it into the plot!
(That’s right, I am still with the show, although I have to admit that I am on the fence about dropping it.)
Now I’ll get off my soap box….