Surprised in some ways by the review as @Casimir Harlow mentioned on the podcast how much he was enjoying this series. I guess the last couple episodes diminished the series as a whole?I did not mind too much when Robbert Partick or Annabelle Gish took over but that was not the problem with the series it just seemed to have run out of ideas, but was about watchable but the return was abysmal and the last episode good grief just seemed like they planned to go on for 12 more episode and just before filming said the plug was being pulled so had to tie something's up in 1 episode.1 main character of a season gets killed for the a mistake by the killer an other sort of implies there dead and and at long last smoking man gets killedall more or less within 5 min
I watch Supernatural each week although missed a lot of seasons maybe when they stopped putting them out on the main channel.Surprised in some ways by the review as @Casimir Harlow mentioned on the podcast how much he was enjoying this series. I guess the last couple episodes diminished the series as a whole?
It's definitely a wasted opportunity. It was a perfect scenario to tie up the legacy with a clear end-game, but it's clear Chris Carter has lost any semblance of focus. I can see it's difficulty because I think the fans are divided by what makes the show, the conspiracy or the standalones, and I don't think CC gets it any more. Likewise quality of TV writing and production has long eclipsed the X-Files which to it's credit was a pioneer.
Probably my favourite programme ever (alongside Cheers and Magnum pi) but these 2 follow-up series have been overall varied in quality, without any consistent heights, once you got the nostalgia out of the way.
In hindsight it should have been one mini-series tying up the Colony/Conspiracy, and if that was successful a few one-off TV movies thereafter, with great one-off concepts and storyline, justifying the effort, without the clumsy attempt to reboot and modernise the premise.
If you look at a show that has no right to still exist in a similar genre, Supernatural, 15 seasons and counting, which stays watchable because it has made smart choices in expanded storyline, whilst still fitting inside the original premise, and the whole cast and crew seem to work within their limitations whilst having fun.