I know we all still adore House's sarcasm, and that humor as well as House's genius will never get old, but the fact is there has not been a truly interesting and unique case for ages, and they've written themselves into a corner with every aspect of the show. I did enjoy most of this past season, but they have kept the show fresh by not having House and Cuddy get together, by scratching the team and getting a new one, plus they've given House and Wilson's friendship the ultimate test, and they've created a situation in which there's no way for House to practice. So if they had written the Season 5 finale differently, I think we could all be satisfied without what I fear are going to be upcoming seasons of full downhill-ness for one of the greatest shows.
I'm glad Family Guy didn't die back in the day it was canceled a couple times, but I have to say Season 5 should have been the end of it. Season 5 wrapped up with Death taking Peter back to 1984 where he had to continually fix meeting Lois which was hi-larious! But after that, the last two seasons have launched into many an episode that haven't had any plot, which is fine for an adult cartoon, but not in so many episodes landing us with the lame Season 7 finale. We all watch the episodes over and over again anyway, so wouldn't we rather keep watching great episodes instead of giving up on it when it's a lost cause like The Simpsons?
Season 3 was a whole lot better than Season 2, and they have plans for how the show will progress, but I felt as if this show's glory was shot after Season 1. While it's silly to wish for a show to have had its series finale after just one season, I feel as if this could have been one of those shows that was actually the better for ending at that point. It would have ended well with the heroes all fighting for the world, and the finale could've been adjusted so the "good" prevailed, Sylar was killed, and we were left knowing they all went on to do good for the world after saving the cheerleader, saving the world!
I adore Ugly Betty, but it's been an issue since Betty's first day at Mode that she was meant for bigger and better things than being an assistant at a fashion magazine. They did a great job of dealing with that for a while, but when Mode had trouble landing Daniel and Betty at the sports magazine leading to Betty deciding to stay at Mode though she had a better opportunity, it felt like that's not really what would happen for a character like that. Her life was clearly held up for the sake of keeping the characters together. I wish Ugly Betty had let Betty free after Season 2 and just let it be known that she was writing somewhere wonderful with the point being that she'd learned and grown from her experiences.
Really, MTV? You think we're this desperate for made up reality TV in which nothing happens and which I'm pretty sure makes us dumber just for watching for 5 minutes? Okay, the fact is I'm still watching, but it's just because they made me love Lauren who just wouldn't keep her promise of leaving the show already. The Hills was fun for a bit, but it really should have had its series finale in Season 2, both for the timing of that being a plenty long lifespan for a fad show like this, and also because when Season 3 started, the full-on fake ridiculousness did as well.