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The ratings for this series are absolutely horrible, and down from last week.  The third episode was available On Demand before AMC aired it, so I am hoping that is why the ratings dropped from the first two episodes.  But even the first two episodes ratings weren't all that great to begin with.  I just hope AMC lets the rest of the episodes air on tv.

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1 hour ago, icemiser69 said:

The ratings for this series are absolutely horrible, and down from last week.  The third episode was available On Demand before AMC aired it, so I am hoping that is why the ratings dropped from the first two episodes.  But even the first two episodes ratings weren't all that great to begin with.  I just hope AMC lets the rest of the episodes air on tv.

Lousy ratings could be due partially to the idiotically haphazard scheduling of the show.  I recorded (so I can ff through commercials) and watched the first 2-hour debut and then found the third on demand and watched that right after.  This week they "aired" that 3rd episode which was available to watch a week ago.  If they can't get their shit together to air this like a regular series they are definitely going to have terrible ratings.

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17 hours ago, jrlr said:

Lousy ratings could be due partially to the idiotically haphazard scheduling of the show.  I recorded (so I can ff through commercials) and watched the first 2-hour debut and then found the third on demand and watched that right after.  This week they "aired" that 3rd episode which was available to watch a week ago.  If they can't get their shit together to air this like a regular series they are definitely going to have terrible ratings.

Dietland isn't the type of show that normally airs on AMC, so I would suspect that is part of the problem.  Another part of the problem is the cartoonish nature that takes up too much air time of a season that is ten episodes long.  Plus, Plum is still a very one dimensional human being.  We don't get much of her backstory.  The only two other likable characters are Steven and Plum's mom.  That other dude that works at the bakery/eatery type place maybe okay, but it is too early to tell.

After watching the first two episodes, I am not shocked that the ratings are bad.  I expected it.

The third episode wasn't that much better.  Parts of it were worse, like Plum's withdrawal from anti-depressants.  The hallucinations were ridiculous.

I will watch this series until the end, but I seriously doubt that it will last past the ten episodes.

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4 hours ago, Iguessnot said:

Just reading the play by play pissed me off with its stupidity. I'm not going to even watch the sneak peak. I'll just let the full episode ruin my day.

AMC just renewed a couple of their other shows (Fear the Walking Dead, and Better Call Saul).  AMC renewed BCS even though they haven't aired this season yet.  BCS comes back next week.

I haven't heard anything about a renewal for Dietland.  I won't say it can't happen, I was shocked that they renewed FTWD.  FTWD did have a cast shake up. 

The problem with Dietland is that after nine episodes the ratings are still dropping.

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2 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

https://tvline.com/2018/07/30/dietland-finale-recap-season-1-episode-10-joy-nash-interview/

"Post Mortems

Dietland's Joy Nash on the Finale Moment That Clinches Plum's Big Choice: 'She Finally Loves Herself'

By Kimberly Roots / July 30 2018, 7:05 PM PDT"

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TVLINE | As we end the season, Plum is basically in charge of Jennifer’s public relations and marketing plan. Kitty really wants to talk to someone who can speak for Jennifer. What do you think about the possibility of Kitty and Plum coming face-to-face on this new playing field?
That would be really, really interesting. That would be really cool. I can’t even imagine how that would go. Their power dynamic was so different, at least before with Kitty having all the power and Plum none of it. It would be interesting to see them on a more interesting playing field.

I feel like this is such an interesting jumping-off point. We’ve passed [the events of] the book. We’re off the map. Here there be dragons. I’m just excited to see where it’ll all go — if and when we get another chance to do it.

 

From the interview you posted.

It's really hard for me to believe that Nash really thinks it would be interesting to see Plum and Kitty come face to face.  I'm not sure what Kitty might actually do, (she seems to be planning something criminal) but, maybe, she and Plum could share a prison cell.  That's about all I would care to see of the two of them.  

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I don't know what power Plum has now.  I just don't.   The vast majority of this series she has been acting like a scared rabbit.  No offense to rabbits, they are cute, soft, and cuddly.

I must be totally missing something about this series.  I get the feeling that this is supposed to be some "diamond" of a series about empowerment.  After watching all ten episodes, all I get out of it is a lump of "coal" of a sad sack character that really hasn't hardened (or grown) at all from the first episode.  All of the pressure she has put herself under and she is still the same lump of "coal" with no signs of becoming a "diamond".    

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On 9/20/2018 at 1:06 PM, txhorns79 said:

Probably to the surprise of no one...cancelled

Terrible show.  I watched maybe 4 episodes and ditched it.  I would love to see Joy Nast snapped up for a juicy roll in something or a movie.  I like her!  

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I LOVED this show.  I thought it was very brave in bring up a lot of unsaid and unshown things.  So many moments were such truth.  

I feel really grieved they cancelled the show.  

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On 9/30/2018 at 3:02 PM, Wings said:

Terrible show.  I watched maybe 4 episodes and ditched it.  I would love to see Joy Nast snapped up for a juicy roll in something or a movie.  I like her!  

Same with me. Previews looked good but watching the show was painful!

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