Young Justice, and my other experiences with TV shows

19 Jul

I am wretched, miserable, pathetic… I can’t believe this is happening again.. I’m watching a TV show, following it loyally and excitedly aaaaand it got canceled. I’ve had it for FlashForward, Hellcats, Common Law and now Young Justice. I know I’m late about this(yes 7 months late) but bear with me, I get the french channels and the french shows in Mauritius so it gets to me a bit later but then I watched the whole 2 seasons online. I.. I.. I’m broken-hearted about this show. The storylines were great, the voice actors were great, the characters were great, the art was terrific. I loved it, it got me so excited. There was even a season 2 so I got all hopeful and then bam! It left me with no warning..shattering my hopes with my heart.. Just when I started to really fantasize on Nightwing~because come on he’s HOT. I already found little Dick cute as Robin, with the ears and all, but dang! puberty did a greeaat job with him!

nightwing is so hot

And I’m being such a fangirl!  I’ve been looking at pictures and gifs for days now…yup, Tumblr and Fanpop are my friends. It’s been a while since I’ve not felt this way about a fictional character-since Nightcrawler from X-Men Evolution~notice my seeming obsession with those whose names start with ‘night’. Is that a coincidence? I think not.

But coming back to the point, Young Justice got canceled… And to think that Cartoon Network’d rather cancel a great DC show and go on airing stuff like Adventure Time, The Regular Show and that stupid Gumball show…we clearly see how morals and sensibility are important values and qualities CN does not want kids to have. Nah let’s just make them see stupid and irresponsible stuff. Bleh. Sorry, I may be biased about it but then no, no I’m not sorry actually. Oh and people should stop fooling themselves, a brightly colored cartoon isn’t necessarily made for kids. Adventure Time and Gumball-thing may look cute and colorful but that’s just it. Wait no, that’s not even it-cute, I mean.

shit cn

Okay so yes I’m broken-hearted and p*ssed off and yes I cried a little(Big lie. I cried a lot) but I’m also making such a big deal about it because I’m scared. I’m scared and quite anxious about my future and my career. Okay I don’t think I’ll be going for animated series or cartoons but concerning TV shows, one never knows 😉 The thing is FlashForward and Common Law were really good shows and their plots were quite original. FlashForward got an 8.2/10 rating on TV.com and Common Law got a 7.6/10 rating on IMDb and if that’s not good I don’t know what is. These shows got canceled due to poor views. So now I’m thinking what if these shows were not that good and I’m the one who’s got poor taste, then maybe I’m not supposed to try my hand at movie or TV show directing. Besides, one can see that a lot of work went through the making of these shows; be it for the special effects of FF, the dance routines and cheer-leading acrobatics on Hellcats or the stunts in Common Law. People have worked their *sses off on these shows, sweat and money were thrown into these projects, only to have them canceled after one season… Now that, that is what scares me. So much investment amounting to virtually nothing. The moment your show gets on TV and you start gathering fans from all over the world is not really a victory then… and when you least expect it you can be cut off, just like that. Okay, maybe I am overreacting. But then maybe I’m not. I’m just a tad bit anxious about my choice of career for the moment.

anxiety

Oh and I’m getting really annoyed with the cancellation of shows I like just like that. And Young Justice didn’t even have a ratings problem, no? Don’t they ever think about the fans? Well maybe if we didn’t live in such a ‘profit is our only motive’-society things would be different but until the time comes when the sales of mugs, toys, t-shirts and iphone cases will stop determining the fate of cartoons I guess I’ll have to bear with it. Let me quote an article from comicbookmovie.com,

“As far as helping bring the show back, Weisman stated that fans needed to support the MERCHANDISE particularly the trade of the tie-in comic book, the upcoming video game Young Justice: Legacy and the official soundtrack to the series. “Honestly, they don’t care if no one watches the show as long as the toys sell,” echoed Phil Lamarr.

The studios are not run by artists anymore, now they are run by suits who clearly only care about the cash. Investors want their money back, that’s all they care about. If they don’t see the return, they will shut the project down. That’s sad. You may say it’s the harsh reality of life but I’ll tell you that life was never about making profit- after all humans are the only creatures on Earth who pay to live here- and that these men in suits are clearly missing the point. Whatever happens the fandom will never disappear because the fandom is not about the money.
Well until what fans and artists have to stay start counting just as much as the businessmen’s opinions , yes I will still be wretched, miserable and pathetic but also determined to make things change!

Alexandra

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One Response to “Young Justice, and my other experiences with TV shows”

  1. hệ thống khách sạn July 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

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