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10 Declining TV Shows That Fans Only Finished Because They Felt Obligated

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  • Posted on 17th Sep, 2022 19:32 PM
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Shows often continue after they've lost their purpose, and fans tend to stick around to justify the hours they've already invested in a series.

Every entertainment medium makes significant leaps forward over time but there’s an extra level of innovation that accompanies television. There used to be a time where television was considered inferior to the cinematic experience. However, storytelling on TV has entered a golden age that’s responsible for some of the best narratives and characters of recent decades.

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Sadly, television can struggle with figuring out how to extend stories for multiple seasons, potentially longer than originally intended. There is no shortage of television shows that continue long after they’ve lost their purpose. The viewers who remain tend to stick around because of the time that they’ve already invested into the program.

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Californication is essentially a vanity piece for David Duchovny who effortlessly plays egotistical womanizer, Hank Moody. Hank's unrepentant behavior and his ability to fail upwards as he works to maintain a healthy family has a sweetness in its core. However, the series starts spinning its wheels surprisingly quickly. Hank is always messing up, and his revolving cast of temporary romantic partners results in less impact with each new introduction. Californication's central story is lost, leaving the series feeling aimless and ending on a whimper.

• Season 1 RT rating: 74%

• Season 7 RT rating: 44%

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