The Laughing Man, on 13 May 2012 - 21:14, said:
I'm skeptical about picking up another new show after all the latest cancels....
Especially considering JJ's recent track record. I know that isn't necessarily his fault, but he can't seem to keep a show going for nothing. Personally, I think the problem is he isn't involved enough. He helps create the concept, maybe even mold a first season storyline, but then he's got so many other things on his plate, he doesn't stick with the show and it falls apart.
Serialized shows need a lot of babying. From both their creators and the studio/network. FOX is especially bad about picking them up to series, but then not giving them a chance to mature.
Another problem is that JJ's shows are now known to be really heavy with the Sci-Fi, which doesn't do good on the four networks. Lost was different because the first season didn't have a heavy Sci-Fi presence. But now a lot of people know the name, know what kind of shows he does, and I think that hurts the show.
Sad, but I believe it is true.
This show looks doomed from the start. It looks like it would be a great movie, 2 hours and it is wrapped up with maybe a sequel or two down the road, but it doesn't look like it belongs on TV. Or, at least not the big four. SyFy maybe, heck, I could even see it on USA or AMC before I can NBC.