22 May, 2012

CHUCK Season 5 DVD Sales Better Than Previous Seasons


Season 5 of CHUCK --its final in the series- first week DVD sales figures have been released and they are actually better than seasons 1 and 4. Check out the numbers for all seasons below.

Chuck: The Complete 1st Season - 38,122
Chuck: The Complete 2nd Season - 99,042
Chuck: The Complete 3rd Season - 76,302
Chuck: The Complete 4th Season - 40,228
Chuck: The Complete 5th Season - 57,217

Source: the-numbers.com


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  1. Six seasons and a movie?

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    1. There's not going to be a sixth season.

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    2. Twas a joke; sorry.

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  2. Well at least you didn't say "There's not going to be a movie".

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    1. I have always maintained that I believe we will get a movie....... some day......

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    2. I understand that the chances of both another season and / or a movie are thin. But why is it that everyone says there is no hope for another season, but people believe that there is still hope for a movie?

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    3. Because eventually WB will make its money back... and CHUCK does well in merchandising sales. So, they will likely return to it when they feel they can make their money back. But going back to a seasons is highly unlikely since most of the actors will be employed elsewhere. But they could make time to shoot a movie over a month or so.

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    4. I would love another season a heck of a lot more than a movie, but I'll take anything at this point. Even though movies tend to have higher quality, I'd still prefer the return of Chuck to TV. Even a 13 episode season is roughly 520 minutes long. A movie can be an hour and a half to two hours. I just want as much more Chuck as possible.

      The future of Chuck lies in Warner Brother's hands. They have exclusive rights to Chuck I think, so they get to choose if Chuck comes back or not. The fans can only influence the decision by buying the products so hopefully the sales keep going well!

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    5. I don't know how many different ways I can say this... CHUCK is never coming back as a television show.

      Move on.

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    6. Any spin-off shows in the works ?. The Carmichael Chronicles ? The Awesomes in Chicago ? Bartowski and me ? Jeffster invades Germany ? Tucker Town ?.......

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    7. Yep. All those shows are... never happening.

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    8. Maybe the actors can do a skit at Comic-Con this year. " Remember when "....

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    9. Someone should tell Zac to organize that.

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  3. I am glad to see that first week sales are going so well, especially since most fans I've talked to refuse to buy/watch season 5 because of the finale. I agree that there probably won't ever be another season, but a movie is a realistic option. Maybe not big screen, but made for TV/DVD, sure. AT 60K in purchase, and numbers sure to climb, if WB/Chuck would offer a $5-$10 buy in, ala Kickstarter style, right now you could be talking $3-$6 million for a starting budget.

    @Sarah_WalkerFan

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    1. Not only won't they do that (and have already shot the idea down), but it would take at least $30 million to make a movie.

      Also, where do you get $3-$6 million from? Are you basing it on DVD sales? You can't possibly think EVERY SINGLE person who bought a DVD would 1) hear about such an effort or 2) contribute.

      The general percentage of people who involve themselves in any effort is probably less than 10%. Most likely less than 5%.

      This is why WB is not interested. They have no evidence that it would be remotely successful. And no one at the studio is going to put their reputation on the line to do it, because if it fails, they look like idiots and make the studio look foolish for trying it.

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    2. After saying that why do you believe there will be a movie then?

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    3. Because eventually WB will make their money back and will feel they can continue profiting on that IP. Also, CHUCK has done very well in merchandising sales. But it will take years.

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    4. Do you think YS will ever get the lead role in a really big budget film? I know that the hours in film are much easier and the money is much better but i wish she would stay in television since you see so much more of an actress that way with 22 episodes instead of 1 or 2 films a year.

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    5. No clue. Let's see how I, FRANKENSTEIN does.

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    6. I hope her latest movie is well recieved because Killer Elite wrongly got a bad rap. I also look forward to what Zach does too...very talented people.

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  4. This is a much more extra packed DVD than the previous seasons. Anybody who is a fan of Chuck should definitely pick it up.

    Heck they finally freaking had a couple episode commentaries.

    And I know there were some episodes that were not great do not forget that a few top notch ones were part of season 5 also.

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  5. I am sort of puzzled season 1 is at the bottom. Probably the strongest season from beginning to end.

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  6. Good news for WB. When you consider that Season 5 also has fewer episodes than Seasons 2-4 and that DVD sales have been eroding in general.

    I think a few things may have contributed to it. One was keeping the season off of sites like NBC.com and Hulu and VOD, made Chuck scarcer. I think there are some people out there who skipped the season on-air and had no other legal way to see it.

    I also think the decision to have an extended cut of the finale and have other extras that were more numerous from other seasons helped a lot.

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    1. Keeping CHUCK off streaming sites, the cheaper cost, and my massive campaign were the main factors.

      What? I can't claim credit? Why?! EVERYONE ELSE DOES!

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  7. Sarah Walker aka Yvonne Strahovski made it to the #35 spot which I think is awesome and thanks to everyone who voted for her http://www.maxim.com/hot-100/2012

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  8. Yeah why were they so light on the extras for the other seasons? Season 1 was the only one that really had extras to speak of.

    No behind the scenes, no commentaries, just the deleted scenes, the stuff that went up on the website, and the blooper reels. Just don't get it.

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  9. Let's see how it does on second week though.. both season 2 and 3 performed very well on the following week, unlike season 4. S4 I remember it didn't even reach $2 mill..

    Any way, it looks like the fanbase is really small compared at least to other shows. Weird, I find Chuck a lot more fun than many other shows.

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  10. That's good to hear. Like others i was worried that S5 wouldn't sell well because of the finale, and how people responded to it. But at least it did better than last season, now lets see how week 2 go's.

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  11. I'm just wondering why did you delete my last comment? I didn't say anything bad, all I did was say my opinions.

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  12. Great. I wouldn't say the extras on this one are so great, either. The commentaries are nice, but often they don't talk about whats on screen but some story we have already heard. Especially Fedak - he always wants to talk about character's journey which I have heard him remark on using the same words in just about every interview. Schwartz too talks a bit too much about uninteresting things in previous seasons. Should have saved that stuff for an actual interview. I enjoyed it more when they talked about a scene, maybe what made them write it that way or Zac or Josh talking about what they were doing in a scene. Really, Josh didn't say much. So much of the episodes were about Chuck & Sarah, it would have been better to have Yvonne on it, but perhaps she doesn't feel very comfortable doing it or they didn't feel she would be "funny" like Josh.

    The other extras were pretty nil.

    Season 4 is one of my favorites, so sad to see it lags behind so much.

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  13. One more thing, I love Chuck, but the Blu-ray picture is and always has been the worst I have ever scene. Whatever they shot it with (I think 16mm film?) just doesn't look good and is very grainy.

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  14. I'm quite pleased with the extras on the Season 5 DVD. The only disappointment I feel is the lack of attention to the the beach scene. I was sure a chunk of time in the final episode extra would be about that scene. In the commentary for the last episode. Zach said he was looking forward to that time between he and Yvonne. Perhaps they didn't spend time on it on purpose...to keep it kind of private? I was wondering what they were talking about, how they felt about being at the exact same spot from five years ago...stuff like that...behind the scenes stuff like we saw during the streets of Berlin shots. (That was awesome stuff.) Or maybe I'm just over-analyzing it and they just didn't feel there was enough there to talk about?

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    1. I wonder when the commentary was recorded. Was it before the final episode aired or afterwards? The commentary on the beach scene was limited to how long the beach scene actually was, which wasn't that long.

      It was interesting that the direction of the scene was left to the 2nd unit and it wasn't directed by the Robert Duncan McNeil, who was apparently filming other scenes at the same time.

      Zac did talk about that and that it was very cold.

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    2. I guess the fact that poor Yvonne could not stop the flow of tears...AWWWWW may not have helped time wise. They did mention that they tried to stop her crying and thank god they could not and it made it into the scenes because it kind of saved the shitty writing. if she was actually supposed to play Sarah as non responsive to Chuck's story than we would find Chris Fedak a bigger Moran than we already do.

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    3. The crying made no fuckin' sense. Should have been cut. Brain stupid Sarah shouldn't be crying about a story to which she has no emotional attachment.

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    4. Well again...shitty writing...the way they edited it made one think that she did have some emotional response to their story...laughed, cried, kissed, hugged....whatever...shitty writing,..jade no sense but who knows.

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    5. Certainly I would agree the crying was too much, but I do think a character who can't remember would be frustrated, lost, angry, scared...all those things lead to tears.

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    6. She wasn't acting confused in the montage. She wasn't acting frustrated. Next.

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    7. For the finale they could have done anything. They could have done flash forwards to give an peek into the future of each character. They could have had shown Chuck and Sarah with their first child or living in their first home or whatever. Every milestone between them was tact on. DULM. Engagement, Wedding, etc all tact on after we spent 40 minutes on a shitty cunty fat fuck villain no one gives a shit about. Fedak just never got it he never understood and this why I am not suprised he fucked up in the end the fat knacker.

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    8. Having been to comic con and to a Chuck panel he is like twice the size to Zach and all the other actors...but I guess in retrospect that is not fat since they are all skinny but he is still a knacker for the finale ;)

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    9. You obviously haven't seen him since 2011. The man is skinny!

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  15. "Not only won't they do that (and have already shot the idea down), but it would take at least $30 million to make a movie. The general percentage of people who involve themselves in any effort is probably less than 10%. Most likely less than 5%.
    This is why WB is not interested. They have no evidence that it would be remotely successful. And no one at the studio is going to put their reputation on the line to do it, because if it fails, they look like idiots and make the studio look foolish for trying it." Are you really defending this kind of thing? Yeah, everyone has to go along with it because the studio has us all by the balls. that doesn’t make it right. Judging by this, no movie is ever, ever going to go to pay off on net participants. It’s an illusion to make writers, and lower-level actors and filmmakers feel they have a stake in the game. And yet Warner Bros isn’t doing anything differently here than is done by every other studio.

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    1. Do you have some kind of reading comprehension issues?

      Where did I defend it? I stated a FACT.

      Don't like facts? Then keep living in a dream world where a few hundred fans can change the world via promise-commitments to some day give money to a movie that will cost 30 times more than they could ever raise under the BEST CASE scenario.

      Why not, instead, just keep encouraging fans TO BUY THE FUCKIN' MERCHANDISE and DVDs and shit? Oh, that's right, because then no one can claim credit for it or become quasi-famous for running such an effort.

      If these "fans" really wanted that movie, they would stop lying to other fans, or themselves, about what will be successful.

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  16. Then why doesn't WB put up a Facebook account like Zac said to see how many people would donate to help finance a movie ? If they thought Chuck was a flop, why didn't they just cancel the show after the first season and be done with it ? Why put fans through the misery of a subpar written show ? My friends thought the show was repetitious and lost interest. They think I'm a nut job for being a fan. I don't want the fame but I could easily make a sign, drive to WB stand outside the studio protesting. Get arrested and get my fifteen minutes of TV time on the news. If people gave up on a cause nothing would ever get done. Why do you have this website ? Because you have a passion. I need a job and get my life back. Thanks for understanding. I'll stop writing now.

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    1. I already explained why.

      And who said CHUCK was a flop? I love when people get angry over arguments they have inside their own minds that no one else brought up.

      And I agree, if people gave up on important causes, nothing would get done. BUT THIS ISN'T A FUCKIN' CAUSE. This is selfish bullshit. Raise millions for a fuckin' TV show? Are you shitting me? Instead of raising that money for people in need? For starving children? For kids with cancer?

      Fuck that. That's not a cause. That's just a self-absorbed effort.

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    2. Word! Chuck was not a flop, it had great episodes and some crappy ones and good ones and there was more growth in the show than a lot other network shows..fuck it even cable ones...as much as I love Ad Men or Breaking Bad the characters have not really changed they are just bigger assholes, lol. So I would put Chuck in my top 10 shows with BSG, Lost, Mad Men, Quantum Leap, homeland, Justified, etc. All those shows have flaws and are either predictable at times or repetitive at times or just mediocre at times but no way a flop, no way.

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    3. Making it to 91 episodes means you weren't a flop. Maybe not a huge success, but definitely not a flop.

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    4. The old Knight Rider made it to the 90's, the A-team made it to the 90's, Mad Men will end in the 90's, quantum Leap to the 90's, etc. There are probably a ton of shows that were wither cult hits or critical hits like the aforementioned shows as well as Chuck that made it to 90 or so episodes. None of these shows are ratings hits but they are loved internationally and by small numbers in the US and bring a smile to peoples face (well maybe not Mad Men) that other shows will never know how to, they are a success I think.

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    5. Come to think about it I never realised that most my cult favourite shows come from NBC! I love NBC!

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    6. I keep saying, NBC has the best half-hour comedies on television. And some hour-longs too.

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    7. Oh yeah! I was talking about hour longs but half hours they have had Parks and Rec, Community, Cheers, Frasier, Seinfeld, etc (and yes I left Friends off on purpose). I will never understand how a network like NBC has the best shows yet get their asses kicked. Looking at the ratings they 0.7 behind Fox and 0.5 from CBS in the key demo. So if they can just garner 2 or 3 genuine hits they can bridge that gap hopefully, they are not exactly a million miles away like the CW that is averaging 0.7! Yikes.

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  17. You're right. I don't know you. But I do know how Hollywood operates. Chuck was canceled because of the ratings. People got bored of the repetitious story writing. The will they/won't they storyline. People have a short mindset with watching the Kardasians and reality TV. I know I'm wasting my time arguing over a TV show. I do need a job. I do give to charities. This county is in the Fucking toilet and nobody gives a shit. I'll keep buying Chuck merchandise because I got addicted to the show. And finally. The KINGS will win the STANLEY CUP. Chuckfan.....out. :-0

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    1. Chuck was not cancelled, it "ENDED" They were given plenty of time to end the story...as a serialised show you only have so much story to tell like Lost and then your show ends. Chuck could have stayed as HGF said if the WB wanted it to, NBC did not cancel Chuck, it sounds like the WB ended it....which is fair enough since all the characters finished a journey of some sort.

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    2. Even though they were given notice that the show would be ending the series in season 5, it is still considered "cancelled."

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    3. Oh and you should love the things you love because you love them. Never worry about what other people think about your passion. Though, if you have friends who mock you for your passions, dump them.

      Everyone but family is replaceable. Don' waste time with people you choose to have in your life who make you feel bad about the things you love.

      Also, love yourself. No one else will ever love you as much. ;)

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  18. I just wish people would buy the seasons and stop complaining so there could be a chance for a movie. Buy Chuck stuff and then in time there could be a movie. If you miss Chuck watch the old seasons you bought or look it up on the internet somewhere ok.

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    1. The problem is --and this is a very American mentality- that certain fans think they can have magic solutions, or instant solutions, to their desires. You don't find this kind of mentality as much in Canada or Europe. It is a supremely American phenomenon.

      "I don't want to wait to have what I want. I don't want to work hard to get there. I want the shortcut and I don't care if you tell me I can't do it, I'm going to."

      And that mentality works for like 1 in 10,000 people, but Americans have convinced themselves that it is just a matter of wanting it and it will happen.

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    2. Fans of the show Firefly worked long and tirelessly after it was canceled. While the show wasn't put back on the air, the blockbuster Hollywood film Serenity was released two years later.

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    3. And how did FIREFLY fans work tirelessly?

      THEY BOUGHT SEASON 1 UNTIL THEY WERE BLUE IN THE FACE!

      And what happened? The movie bombed at the box office.

      So there is both the precedent there for how to get the network on your side for a movie... and for why they shouldn't respond to those types of things.

      A better example right now is ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. The studio waited until it was profitable (for someone) to give the go-ahead for a new season and a movie.

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    4. The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

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    5. Enjoy wasting your time... and everyone's time you take away from doing things that work.

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    6. What complicates things is that the networks and studios love to embellish the importance of fan campaigns when they do decide to renew a show. It makes for good PR. Even if they are lying to the fans about their importance, they feel it creates "brand ambassadors".

      I'm not saying that the importance is exaggerated in all cases, but it's hard to tell what the truth really is.

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    7. I'd say it is exaggerated in virtually all cases. Are there some executives who want to believe social media and fan campaigns translate to success and numbers? Hell yeah. Do they use that when they argue to keep the show they want around? You bet. But are the majority of executives buying it? Not a chance.

      And they shouldn't. Fan interaction won't become as important as fans want it to be until social media is built into all televisions/streaming viewers, and part of every single available program. And that is still years away.

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    8. Oh yeah it has been established that fans or viewers mean shit. Executives do not give a fuck about fans niether does Show runners or advertisers. Sure they want fans to tune in so they can make money but do they actually give a shit about what a fan wants in the end of the day, nah! I mean one gets the impression that Matt Wiener is making a show just for himself...sever seasons of television just for his satisfaction. He does not even hide that fact when he says fans can go and fuck themselves this is my show and I will make it how I want and you go and get your own fucking show, blah, blah, blah. Fans mean shit...I mean apart from Paley Center how many conventions does Wiener go to to speak to fans? not many and when he does do interviews it is like he never agrees with any assesment an interviewer gives just to be difficult...I mean god forbid someone actually understood what he produced....lol.

      So fan movements and campaignes and all that shit means nothing...just be a sheep and tune in and do what the assholes in the industry to tell you to do. All these sayings like we are making a love letter to the fans...bullshit. We will give a character you like a proper arc if you tune in because we appreciate your investent.....bullshit...yeah Fringe that last point was for you you cunts, thanks for the Peter arc.

      A show may give fans what they want but it will take something that like happened with Chuck.....the threat of cancellation, if the show had better ratings Fedak and Schwartz would have never ever ever given you waht you wanted, it just never would have happened. I think also their reputations were on the line a little too.....Thank you MO RYAN I LOVE YOUR FOR CALLING OUT FEDAK THAT WNAKER AND SHAMING HIM.

      So yeah fams. quit giving a shit there is no point in trying in any way or form to inluence a show just enjoy it knowing that bullshit will happen and the predictable will happen and you just have to pray once in a while you get a show like Chuck that has to go for broke and can never take it back.

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    9. I need to correct one thing you said: viewers DEFINITELY matter.

      But the ones that matter are the majority... and they don't follow anyone on Twitter of Facebook. They don't write letters. They don't buy sandwiches. They just tune in and watch. And those are the people advertisers pay for.

      And there is nothing wrong with organizing as a fandom. Hell, we raised a shitload of money for charity as CHUCK fans. We helped save and change lives with that. But these "save our show" and "get us a movie" campaigns are just fluff for people who want to get noticed online.

      Outside of the season 2 campaign, which went viral/global, nothing any fandom has done in the last few years has made any difference on how their show was written or whether it was renewed or not.

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    10. Yeah I understand fandoms are great way to meet fellow fans and talk about a show they love and maybe raise money for charities...I never meant to raise the integrity of a fandom...what I meant is they have no impact on a shows content in the end of the day. No fan has any input whatsoever in a shows content. The closest I can think of is HIMYM doing a line from a fan or MaGyver like using an egg to fix a car engine (the suggestion came from a fan) lol, but anything a fan really wants will never be given to fans. It is like show runners are unwilling to bother to do that at all.

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  19. Damon Lindleoff has just done an interview which can be found at spoilertv.com. Basically they knew when the wrote, shot and produced certain episodes they hated those episodes as much as we did. There is a ton of other stuff that is mentioned but basically he said a show runner knows and they are not stupid as to think the ending they choose is greate yet still do it out of vanity, etc.

    Chase knew with the sopranos, belsario knew with quantum leap, Moore knew with bsg and fedak knew with chuck. The urge to be remembered always outweighs the need to deliver something for the fans. Lol

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    1. Also, and Moore said this about BSG, sometimes you can't see it for what it is until you see it finished. He admitted that he felt Black Market was a shitty episode as they were constructing it, but he kept telling himself they could fix it. But they never did.

      Sometimes you just run out of time and money and you can't linger on a problem (something Dan Harmon was known to do... which is part of why he has a reputation for being difficult, he couldn't accept that they couldn't do better).

      Network executives hate perfectionists unless they are delivering ratings and/or awards.

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    2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/23/best-series-finales-ever_n_1537647.html?ref=maureen-ryan#s=1008201

      Yeah definately controversial, lol.

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    3. I agree with a lot of her choices. But I thought TERRIERS wasn't a very good finale. In fact, I thought it was a cheap way out of that whole story.

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    4. Well it was kind of like if they were cancelled which it was then they went to Mexico but if they were renewed then Britt went to prison so it kind of was the only choice they had lol. But yeah I understand your point of view.

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  20. Does anybody know if the Blu-ray copy have a video of the crew thanking the fans ?

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