Wednesday, 1 March 2017


One of the shows I recently re-watched is a show that shall remain vaguely nameless (coughSeattlehospitalcough) to protect the... innocent?  Because re-watching it made me notice something that I can't ignore.

This show has gone full soap.

Like, full soap opera.  It's the strangest thing.

So this show first started (I googled) in 2005, so it's a long running show, and I've watched it for a while now, not religiously or fervently but it's a show I like and watch.  *shrug*

I decided to re-watch the show from the start and made my way up to the present, where I was mid-way through the current season.  (I'd already watched the first few episodes of the new season and had the rest on reserve.)

So when I finished up what's available on the flix of net, I went back to the current episodes and it's like a whole other show.

The music is CONSTANT AND DRAMATIC!!!!!  The poeple... REACT!  AND PAUSE!  I'm honestly not even sure if I can watch it anymore.

I'm trying to figure out what happened.  Has the whole current season been like this and I just didn't notice?  Is this season that much more soap opera-esque from the previous seasons?  What on earth is going on?

It must be different enough from the show's previous years for me to have noticed, but dudes, it's really bad.  Like, really really bad.  Seemingly out of nowhere.

I am terribly confused.  (And bummed out by the loss of a show I've always liked.  Sigh.) 


Jason Langlois said...

It seems to be the fate of all long running shows that they, like a sauce left too long on the stove, slowly boil down to just a thick, crusty, concentrated flavour paste.

So it's always been a Soap Opera, but there was enough juicy and tasty other stuff to hide the bits that were clunky, or disperse the not-so-great parts.

The worst part is, by binge-watching the show, you have watched all those juicy good parts boil away and remember what the sauce used to be.

On the other hand, maybe the paste can be spread on toast and you can add some meat and a nice slice of tomato and ...

Mmmm, lunch.

Jonathan said...

I was talking to somebody about this kind of thing earlier in the week - about how TV shows (particulary those made in the US) keep going for too long, and lose sight of themselves.

Big Bang Theory has done it.

Victoria said...

Ewww Jason, that sauce is nasty, I'm not spreading it on toast! ;)

They do tend to to that Jonathan. Sigh.