Servant is an amazing show so far...easily worth the price of admission!I finally caught up on Servant, and both my wife and I find it riveting. We haven't talked this much about a show since the Twin Peaks revival a few years ago. It's far beyond what I personally expected from the service, which I honestly expected to stumble out of the gates.
Same here, I just finished the last episode and I genuinely liked the whole season. I am actually surprised to read that people are considering not even giving it a try based on someone else's opinion.Many in the Apple TV+ board along with every critic review.
Fair enough but you forgo your own content discovery by doing so and what you watch is basically what appeals to the broadest audience and thus recommend by highest number of people but not necessarily what you would like the most had you tried more than what’s popular. It’s like only listening to music that’s in Top 20 chart and nothing else.You are? That’s how it works. There isn’t enough time in the day to watch every show out there.
Apple has renewed The Morning Show, See, For All Mankind, Dickinson, and Servant for a 2nd season so far.Does anyone know when/if For All Mankind will be renewed? I was getting into it and ran out of episodes. Similarly, on Netflix I was getting into Another Life (reminds me sort of like Stargate:Universe a bit) and it, alas, was only 10 episodes long. in August. It's said 'Another series [season] is coming' but no date.
See this is why I often buy/watch older shows where all the seasons are done and done. Such as I Love Lucy or Green Acres--never have to wait for the next season. After you go through 'em all, you just start over again and it's watchable.
Again, in those days in the US you had 3 network channels all driven by ad revenue. There were no story arcs for the most point because different writers and directors were used.Still, to watch a show that ended decades ago at least there are far more episodes available and they're often so random (not story driven, but episodic) that you can watch it from beginning to end and start again and again and still enjoy.
I still miss longer seasons though. At least Netflix uploaded 2 seasons of the new Lost in Space which is holding me over, until two more episodes--I'm already at the end of the second season. 10 episodes per season is just too short. That and the uncertainty that there will be more in the future. I'm still waiting for season 3 of The Orville. It's been a year already!
Actually, I think you missed my point, apologies if it wasn't clear. The Prisoner didn't run 17 episodes before being canceled. It was DESIGNED to only have 17 episodes. That's more in line with the short seasons that all comprise a single story arc that you see today with many streaming series.Oh, I'm well aware of 'one season wonders' albeit in my experience it was childhood cartoons. Popples, Care Bears, etc all had like 13 episodes and that was it.
I've run out of new Lost in Space so now i'm binging the original 60s series. 87 episodes total. I'm covered.
For All Mankind also seems to be very expensive, so that’s also no doubt part of the reason for a 10 episode first season. Plus likely a long production window, no film this week and put it on the schedule 3 weeks later.Either way, it sucks to have a service that expects viewers to binge all the episodes, so naturally you'd expect more, not less, much less the EXTREMELY LONG wait time between seasons. They're already super short, and look at The Orville...It's been a year already since season 2 ended and no sign at all of a new one.
Now only ten episodes of Apple TV+ shows and a year to wait for more, which is likely to be a short ten again. It's not enough content! At least try releasing them in packs, like say 3 seasons at a time if they're going to be so short.
This is why I hardly try to watch anything 'new' since the wait time between seasons always annoyed the pure heck out of me. I often stick to shows from the 50s-80s and some bits from the 90s and that's it. The shows there are done and gone. No waiting, and plenty of binge-worthy content.
Once my trial ends I will likely cancel if they don't get with the program. Back to the glory days of Lucy, Laverne and Shirley, OG Lost in Space, Green Acres and Mister Ed.
Seriously, imagine how Seinfeld would have been received had there been a two year wait for season 2 and subsequent seasons? People grow tired of waiting, even more so with each new generation.
Maybe For All Mankind was intended to only be 10 episodes long then? Leave it ending at a cliffhanger. Lord knows that's how Soprano's ended.
Setting aside the #Wokeness of the story, which I suppose I could put up with, the larger problem with The Morning Show is just how unlikable all of the characters are. Every last one of them is a nasty, selfish and arrogant person and that leaves the viewer with no rooting interest. I am so surprised to learn this is based on the work of CNN's execrable Brian Stelter.What did you think of how they handled what most folks would consider the wrong side of the MeToo movement in The Morning Show?