DirecTV (ended 2012)
There are plenty of reasons why shows like these suffer from poor ratings or those who claim it to be 'horrible'...Short attention spans and, frankly, too intricate or complicated for many.
There's a reason why silly dumbed down shows make it far up the list of 'popular' shows and quality series like this one are probably better suited to premium channels like Showtime or HBO.
The simpl formula for successful network programming almost always involves keeping it simple, like 4th grade level...Including the Sex factor whether it's hot women or good looking guys with a either skimpy clothing or implied or explicit sexual tension...Adash of violence and boom, you've hit on all the key commodities that translates typically into successful ratings.
Shows like Damages are geared towards a niche audience, IMHO...I fear that while it's comforting to know that Fx has announced there will be a Season 3, it doesn't mean they will ultimately get to it much less finish it if ratings continue to be a problem.
If Riches died early, I suspect that Damages will too...Especially if you consider that the cost of Damages has to be much higher than that of Riches...Between being shot in NY and the high caliber/quality of actors in Damages, it doesn't bode well for longevity if they're not profitable.
I wonder if there'a any chance that the show could end up going the way of HBO or Showtime?...I hope so as it's a great series
Some have to remember that there is a sizable audience out there that wants the most simplistic of shows on TV...Simple plot with obvious storylines...The more intricate or complicated a storyline gets, the viewership and ratings begin to evaporate
Fans of Damage largely will see that there is less and less on network television that one can stomach
I personally really like the show and its concept and I'm glad to see that it's continuing.
Nobody can like every show on tv because we all have our own tastes. Obviously "Damages" just isn't for you.
|i lost interest less than halfway through it but kept watching in hopes it would get better. a few eps later i was so bored i wasn't even paying attention and did all i could do to stay awake. it was repetitious and never had much that was new and it was dragged out. eventually i couldn't even finish the end of the first season because i couldn't stand it anymore.|