AMC canceled, let it die!!
by, 04-27-2011 at 12:43 AM (2289 Views)
I know many here will hate me for what I'm about to say, but ABC did the show a favor by canceling it, because it was time to end things. Now I don't take writing this lightly. AMC has been a stalwart show for over 40 years, and many a soap fan has grown up and listened for all those 40 years, and I can sympathize with that, but AMC has shown, especially in the last few years, that it was a show in decline.
In the past three years, the show was had many writers, characters have come and gone, the writing itself has been bad, the ratings have declined rather steadily, and there has been no continuity to the show whatsoever. Many people have complained about the writing, the direction of the show, the ruination of once great characters, and many other aspects. not a day went by that I didn't see someone vent their anger at the show for one reason or another.
Now that ABC has announced it has indeed canceled the show, many have displayed outrage, and also displays of displaced anger at people like Oprah Winfrey, Rachel Ray, and others. These people had nothing to do with the cancellation of AMC. ultimately, it was the head honchos at ABC daytime who made the final decision. If you want to vent your spleen, those are the people to go after.
People are also going around trying in desperation to find some way to save the show. Very few, if any of these, are practical. Oprah isn't going to do it, NBC isn't. In fact, I seriously doubt anyone will. AMC has been a ratings and money loser for some time now, so why would anyone take on extra debt and falling ratings??
No, the best thing for everyone involved in my opinion, is enjoy AMC while it's still on, and then let it die. To continue this masquerade of trying to save it, makes no sense. AMC ran for 40+ years. It had its day in the sun. All things eventually come to an end, and so it should for AMC. Time top let it ride off into the sunset, and hold on to the good memories of a once great soap opera!!