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The Show Must End!!

By Paul Anthony

We all know the saying and that saying is that all good things must come to an end. Well we can use this saying for one of the two shows that we are going to talk about in this blog. As we all know this week brought two big announcements with shows finally coming to an end. We now know that AMC once big hit show The Walking Dead will be ending after season 11 and E’s horrible show Keeping up with The Kardashians will be ending as well after 20 seasons and 14 years on air.

First I want to discuss The Walking Dead because as much as I have bashed the show for dragging the stories way longer than they should have. My hatred for the show wasn’t always there. In the beginning there were great episodes and even thought the Negan story arc was good, but once cast members started to leave and the story arcs began to drag and my interest was lost because it became clear that AMC was just dragging the show, which my guess would be is for the money and the ratings. However at some point the ratings began to drop and we knew at some point the series would end. At first the rumor mill went off with the show ending after season 12 but we now know it will end after 11. Though the show is ending, the franchise will still be around in spin-offs which once again AMC just wants the money, so don’t be shocked if you hear about ratings again taking a hit.

Now we have second show that announced that they are ending their show and that is Keeping Up With The Kardashians which been on air for 14 years! Which one too many for me. If you enjoy watching a rich family get richer for having no true talent or skills or anything like that then this has to be sad news for you but for me this show had no appeal to me and I get it that if a show been on for this long it has to have a large fan base and the viewership is off the roof and what not right? Well wrong the truth shows like this survive on an average size fanbase on a small channel. If your show average is like 3 million people on one of the bigger networks trust me you’ll be canceled. however out of the 3 million, 2.2 million were in the demographic of 18- 49 which is the best group for advertisers. The show made this family even more famous and once again I still catch myself asking what are they famous for? Now without bashing them as I type this blog I haven’t heard if there will be anymore spin-offs because there have been so many as it was.

Regardless of which show you like and don’t like these were shows that have been around for some time, so in the end which show are you overall sad to see end?

Let’s Strike a Deal?

By Paul Anthony

Here we are in a new time period for films because of the outbreak that the world is going through currently, three months ago when this all started a feud actually started between Universal and the largest movie theater chain that is AMC. The feud started because Universal decided to release Trolls to home rentals and saw a good number in return and this sparked them to announced that they may start to release films early and at home rentals which the average price was around 20 dollars. this prove to be a successful move but AMC took offense to these comments and this is how this feud started. now we know we would have a winner and a loser in this feud but who and could a deal be reached?

We now know that a deal has been reached and this might be a game changer in the industry. The deal is between Universal and AMC which AMC will have the film for 17 days after it is released before Universal will decide to release the film on PVOD. We know from common sense this window could last longer depending on how well the movie does at the box office. Sure the film can make money on PVOD but most likely not as much as it would in a theater. Mostly because the the cost of a ticket per person. It is a well known fact to rent a movie for 20 dollars for a family would be cheaper then buying 4 tickets or so. At the end of the day both parties wanted to make money but more so Universal needed to be smart and look at the numbers correctly but also be loyal to the fanbase that love their movies.

We now have to wonder what will follow after this deal between the two giants. Will more giants follow this path. We see already everything is right now taking a hit because of this outbreak situation. When seen films like My spy head to Amazon just so we can watch it but Big budget films have yet to be release because studios know that they could lose money by going to PVOD so theaters know that they will have the movie for sometime but the question is now for long. Studios might want to wait to see how all this plays out, no doubt that Universal has a big films coming out in 2021 and if this deal fails or hurts the studio. Then we know PVOD wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and this idea will fade.

PVOD is a nice thing but it takes away the most popular date idea in history, a Dinner and movie with a night out on the town and as Justin spoke some movies are better on the big screen. Just listen to his review of the film Becky, he clearly states this film would have been better on the big screen. Trolls may have been a fluke because it was a family movie and the outbreak just started and people needed to watch something as the fear started to sit in with people. In the end time will tell how this deal will work out with all parties.

The Walking Dead Is dead!

By Paul Anthony

This going to be tough for me to talk about because the truth be told, I still haven’t watched this show for more then a total of 5 episodes out of ten seasons and here is why I must have bad luck or my timing is off because every time I give the show a chance I watch a boring episode and I just go good lord what am I watching. The show has been on for ten seasons now and over 130 episodes and it seems like the hype is now fading and fans for one reason to another is no longer interested in a show that has zombies and some pretty cool villains but because they are not used correctly and fan favorite characters left and story lines getting dragged out to the point the show seems less then a drama.

It nothing short of a great milestone for shows to reach season ten and go over 100 episodes. But now things are getting brutal in the rating department. Season ten began with just 4 million people watching the first of 16 episodes in season ten, which is the lowest rating for an season 1 premier episode when it received 5.24 million viewers and the season avg 5.97 million. Still the show really peaked in season 5 and 7 when it opened at over 17 million but then the beginning of the end came in season 9 which only 6 million people saw and now this season.

Sure if the show can rebound and give us some entertainment and not bore us with introducing a new villain then I can see the numbers going but the climb is steep and they need to use all the characters correctly, if they want to bring the crowds back. The show will be returning for a season 11 which worries me to be honest.

We know the war going to start with the Whispers since they are next villain but they have 15 episodes left and that’s all the time they need, they don’t need to drag this out like they did with Negan. We know filming for the first half of the season is done, and if they thought the first episode was good then it will be a long season for fans that are left for the show.

Who knows maybe one day I will catch up and follow this show and maybe understand it more and we all know some shows you need to have filler episodes but we will see how this season goes from here and it can’t get any worse can it?

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