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And that`s a wrap...

Almost all the Season Finales have aired right now so final stats for the Fall Season 13/14:

Arrow - the first half of the Season was much stronger than the last and the Finale, while it had cool moments, fell short of its potential a few times; also: writers and pet characters - that never ends well, and yet they never learn

The Originals - again, the beginning was stronger than towards the end, still the Finale was fine and at times genuinely moving; unlike Arrow, there weren`t moments I was peeved

The Vampire Diaries - incredibly weak Season with a surprisingly strong Finale, nope I do not remotely think this will be it but a) I wouldn`t want it to be and b) Alaric is back and a regular again next Season, yayyyyyyyyyyyyy! \o/

Reign - started out as complete cheese, turned into a relatively amusing dark comedy with occasional drama towards the end, the Finale had some strong moments

Grimm - I can neither mark this Season as particularly high nor weak, it was fine, the Finale was very predictable but the set-up isn`t too bad

Agents of Shield - while the shot got better since Winter Soldier, it still hasn`t fully clicked for me, the Finale was less than expected and with one utterly ludicrous moment I hated

Castle - while the Season itself was fine, I got sick of wedding hijinks somewhere in the middle, the Finale was cute enough until it veered into a predictable FU moment

Person of Interest - very strong year and the Finale was no exception, but it`s veering into territory too dark and draining for me if it stays like this all the time

NCIS Los Angels - I was happy for the Denzi that happened so I liked it mostly but the Finale was just rather stupid

Criminal Minds - it just all blurs together these days, the Finale was lackluster

Elementary - Season-wise, it was good, Finale-wise, less so

Big Bang Theory - I think it stays at the level it has been for some time now, the Finale encompassed that, i.e, I still find it amusing but the good years are over

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leelust
May. 19th, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
I need to see where PoI is going, right now it's dark but who knows how it all will appear next season? Def must see material for me. I was just sad watching the finale cause of the end.
astri13
May. 19th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
I hope things get a little less bleak next Season. The pacing and the suspense is great but I need a little breathing room once in a while.
leelust
May. 20th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
I think they will. With the way finale ended I assume there'll be some time dedicated to their new lives hence some comedic episodes at least for John. Don't know if I want it but I think it's inevitable.
angels3
May. 19th, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
I don't think you watch Blacklist, but it had an amazing season and a great finale.

I enjoyed POI's season and the finale, but I don't want them separated like they left it so I'm hoping that will be resolved at the beginning or quickly thereafter.
astri13
May. 19th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
I tried Blacklist but somehow couldn`t really get into it. Oh well, it`s not like I`m lacking for shows to watch. :)

With POI, I too hope there will be some positive resolution next Season. I was a bit disappointed Samaritan got online that easily after all. And frustrated at all the points where they had opportunities to stop it, some they let go for moral reasons but some were pure character dumb or plot dumb moments.
angels3
May. 20th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)
Definitely not, sounds like a plenty. I have several to catch up on because The Voice always derails some. Several were cancelled so I won't even bother.

I think sometimes the writing goes out the window in the desire to set up the next big thing the characters have to face. Now that HR is no longer they had to put in another main focus for them to take care of. In doing that I think sometimes they lose focus of the here and now.
rheasilvia
May. 19th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
Alaric is back and a regular again next Season, yayyyyyyyyyyyyy!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really??? I had no idea! Yay, I am definitely going to check TVD out again, then! I stopped watching when they killed him off. :-))
rheasilvia
May. 19th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, forgot to say: Mid-season on Reign, and am just beginning to enjoy it because of King Henry and his budding serial-killing ways. That ep where the Bohemian princess fell out the window? Comedy gold. :-)
astri13
May. 19th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
Isn`t it just? That`s when I fell hardcore for the show, too. He literally fucked her out of a window. *g* And then him and Catherine bitching at each other on clean up duty. Mad!Henry is one of the best things ever. Together with Evil!Anne, they rule. :)
rheasilvia
May. 20th, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)
Henry and Catherine in the aftermath were the best thing. :-) "How do you clean clothes?" "I don't know! I think they soak them in... something." *g*

I think I haven't encountered evil!Anne yet, unless she's one of the characters whose name I keep forgetting. I will look forward to her. :-)
astri13
May. 20th, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, heh. Evil!Anne is Catherine. She just gets called that because the actress is most famous for playing Anne of Green Gables in that old miniseries. So, sorry for any confusion. :D
astri13
May. 19th, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
They brought him back in the Finale and afterwards there was a press release stating he`d be a regular again. It was kind of funny because they ended Ghost-World for good and it was like "hm, anything we need to grab from there while we`re at it? Ah, I know, Alaric". A bit like grabbing take-out on the way home. :)

Anyway, I`m so happy. And he will still be this basic uber-Original vampire which will provide interesting character dilemma.

Of course I want my bromance back on as well but stuff needs to happen before that.
( 12 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )