TV shows that have overstayed their welcome: The Blacklist
We’re back to the crime dramas right now. NBC hasn’t even brought The Blacklist back yet, but it’s already overstayed its welcome. I thought that toward the end of the sixth season. When the series moved to Fridays, I was ready for Season 6 to be the last. Yet, it continues!
The problem is all the red herrings about who Red really is. They’re getting annoying at this point, drawing out a storyline that just needs to wrap properly already. I’m not even sure now that we’ll get an official answer to all the theories we have.
Pretty Little Liars had this problem of stretching out the answers to keep the mystery going. Once you start to lose your main characters, though, it’s a sign that you need to wrap things up and you’re overstaying your welcome.
TV shows that have overstayed their welcome: Elite
The first few seasons of Elite were great. To be honest, it’s still a guilty pleasure on Netflix. That doesn’t mean I think it should keep going, though.
There are only so many murder mysteries the students can face. There are only so many scandals the school itself can face. If this was real life, the school would have been shut down already.
It doesn’t help that Elite Season 7 will only have one returning cast member. All the rest are new, making it feel more like a reboot attempt than anything else. Once Upon a Time tried that and failed. Elite might want to learn from that.
TV shows that have overstayed their welcome: The Goldbergs
The Goldbergs started off fun and fresh. I loved the trip back to the ’80s each week. Now it’s going on a little too long. We can’t stay in the ’80s for much longer. We’ve seen shows attempt to do the ’90s and nothing seems to stick.
The show is losing some of its following, too. This was a show that looked like it might be canceled in May 2022 and it landed a renewal. Maybe it was to mark 10 seasons, a nice round number for a series.
It’s time to make way for new characters and new storylines. There are some great comedies in the minds of showrunners and it’s time to give them a chance.
TV shows that have overstayed their welcome: The Conners
When the Roseanne reboot was canceled, it was disappointing. There were so many people who were going to lose their jobs because of one person. Then ABC and the show round a way to pivot and make things work.
That’s great, but the series has hit a bit of a dip in recent seasons. It’s not as funny as it used to be, and some of the characters we tuned in for are leaving—and some of it seems to be their choice.
The ratings are performing well, though. That’s something that will keep the series on the air for as long as the network can afford the actors.
TV shows that have overstayed their welcome: Chicago Med
Finally, it’s one of the One Chicago shows. I did consider putting Chicago PD on the list instead but realized just how many crime dramas I have listed. I need to finish with a medical drama instead. And this is a medical drama that has become a hate watch for me.
The characters make some of the most ridiculous decisions going. I’m surprised they can keep working in the hospital with some of the most decisions they make. On top of that, a lot of cast members are starting to leave. There aren’t many OG cast members left, and they focus more on their own personal lives than their patients!
The whole franchise is running out of storylines, but Med feels like the worst of the three at this point.
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