I started out in September with at least 20 series on my watch list. Now it is down to less than ten. Why? Mostly because of poor writing and character development. Plots are still more important than acting in my opinion, and character growth is what keeps reviewers coming back.
Game of Thrones has done an excellent job with that. People cheer for Dany as she grows from a powerless hostage to a deserving challenger to the Iron Throne. Deb on Dexter has also become a fan favorite over the years as she becomes stronger and more confident.
I used to be a sucker of The CW. They have the best looking cast, clothes and ball gowns. Come on, any small town girl on their shows has a better wardrobe than anyone of us. However, only one show remains on my watch list right now.
The biggest problem with those CW shows is that they focus too much on love triangles or squares or whatever the hell that is. On The Vampire Diaries, a so called flagship show which I LOVED so much, Caroline is more likeable than Elena because Caroline becomes a better person/vampire as the seasons roll on, whereas Elena is always crying and can’t stick to any decision that she’s made. Characters on The CW are struck in endless cycles. They don’t move forward in terms of personality. You see them making the same mistake over and over again. It’s infuriating.
By the way, thanks for ruining Hart of Dixie for me. You’ve turned my girl Zoe Hart from a high achieving doctor to an unprofessional train wreck. I will finish this season, but I’m not sure if I’m coming back for season 3.