Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Steve Hoffman, Aug 9, 2011.
Wrestling gets ratings. Sci-Fi shows don't. It's just that simple. It's one of the reasons the station has moved away from Sci-Fi programing over the last decade.
I love wrestling, but this show was good - my fiancee's favorite, in fact. SyFy has been on my --it list since way back to when they cancelled Mystery Science Theater 3000. In fact, they cancel almost every good show they stumble upon.
I was going to suggest they do a show about growing beards, but apparently that's been done. So glad we cancelled our cable last month--haven't missed any of it for a second.
A real shame, I've always enjoyed Eureka, quite a unique little series.
That sucks! This is the best show currently on SyFy.
I guess Warehouse 13 and Sanctuary will be next.
Screw fake wrestling and paranormal ghosthunting geeks.
Don't blame us wrestling fans for this, because we don't understand why Smackdown is on SyFy either!
This really rubs my rhubarb. I've always really liked Eureka, due mainly to the cast. Sure it's not the greatest TV show ever, but it's funny, cuddly, sometimes drama-filled, and certainly better than the reality-crapola genre that's doled out conveyor belt-style on practically every other station.
It's fairly original, likeable, and just plain fun to watch. Eureka's the kind of show I can sit down to watch and just enjoy. I'm going to miss it.
Once Warehouse 13 runs it's course - or gets cancelled prematurely (anyone willing to lay odds?) - I'm done with SyFy. They've chapped my hide once too often.
Ironically, back in '87 or so when Sci Fi Channel was just starting out, I "championed the cause" by creating flyers and plastering them all over the local college campus along with the phone number of Cox cable to try to drum up interest in getting the channel picked up locally. It took a while, but Cox finally added it. Hard to believe what remains today bears virtually no resemblance to that original entity. Sad, really.
That's too bad. This is one of the few shows that my whole family enjoys watching.
Wrestling on a supposedly sci-fi channel? Did they even bother to try and justify that?
Methinks a rebranding must be on the way, like how The Nashville Network eventually became Spike.
Just when Felicia Day got a role on the show, too.
I know! I love having her character running around GD. She's just ebullient. Loved her in "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog."
Not blaming the fans of those shows.
I meant to say screw the fake wrestling programs being on SyFy (didn't mean the fans who enjoy them) and the geeks on those paranormal ghosthunting shows (Hell, give me a camera, recorder and other thingamajigs and I can come up with more "realistic" crap than they do.)
Have you ever seen The Guild? That's a good series, if you like her.
I have not! Thanks for the info. I'll check it out!
Sad. My wife will be bummed! One of the few shows she and I enjoyed watching together.
I'm not in nor have ever been affiliated with the TV biz. What's up with decent shows getting cxld while crap seems to get a free pass (According to Jim ran for 8 seasons ).
I cancelled mine over three years ago and haven't looked back.
This sucks. I'm not actually a fan or watcher of the show, but I have seen a few episodes and it seemed like a good series. I hate to see it when better than average shows get cancelled.
They get ratings and are inexpensive. Science Fiction shows are expensive and have a tiny cult audience.
Even a huge hit like Doctor Who has trouble staying on budget. Doctor Who probably has at most two seasons left before it's gone thanks to budget issues.
This is too bad for the fans, but it did run for five seasons. That's pretty good. I watched one season of it (S2 or S3, whichever had Frances Fischer) and it was good, but I didn't stick with it when that season ended.
I'm really liking the new SyFy show ALPHAS.
"Professional" wrestling isn't science-fiction?
It's science-FACT! Or something.
Perhaps they can expand SyFy beyond wrestling shows? Maybe a reality show where bullies kick geeks around if they don't give them their lunch money? Or the adventures of hot teenaged girls who will "never...EVER!" put out with nerds? I know - a crew of treasure hunters travel around to yard sales, wheedle them out of their kids' precious comic book and figurine collections...then stuff them into a wood chipper right in front of them!
Or maybe just wall-to-wall infomercials about weight and fitness machines...?
Now playing on Ariel Stream: Capercaillie - Waiting For The Wheel To Turn
If cable companies offered true a-la-carte program options (where subscribers would sign up for only the channels they wanted) I bet you'd see quite a few programming changes.
They'd never do that because then they'd make a lot less money.
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