Popular Post Regalbegal July 22, 2019 Popular Post Share July 22, 2019 13 minutes ago, redpencil said: They were definitely a little too jokey and jolly about it for me, though obviously it's a lot fresher for us than it is for them. I do feel like KB and RT didn't give it as much deserved weight as the other cast members did. Francis and Jason are apparently really close, so that didn't surprise me. The sudden flood of interviews smacks a lot of damage control (I think that while they expected push back, probably not at this level), and I feel like the tone missed the mark on that front, but in all fairness to RT he is sort of in a no-win situation. He is trying to defend a decision that he clearly thinks was the right one but some fans disagree with (and some fans, of course, like). There is nothing he can say that will really mitigate the decision - either people like it or they don't, no explanation for it will really "lessen the blow", so to speak. So, he would have been better off just staying off media and not trying to defend the ending, and let the creative work speak for itself (or not). The more I think of it, from a business standpoint this doesn't seem like the greatest decision - 4 or 5 seasons in a show seems unlikely to generate a huge number of new viewers, so why do something that will likely alienate a meaningful chunk of current fans? There would have been ways to lessen the focus on relationships (which seems a weird goal, but ok if that is their creative direction) that would be less drastic. The decision, the way it was executed, the early release of the season, and now all the PR just all feel very strange. 26 Link to comment
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