Now, I can appreciate the pay cable network's desire to build a brand around series programming because -- at the end of the day -- an audience will only scarf up so many new and/or old movies in a single sitting. Original content has always been what viewers scramble for -- be they movies or series -- and given the fact that the showrunners seems to given better budgets to work with than the regular networks I'm all for it. But like so many, I've struggled with the ways that these storytellers have opted to end their respective programs, and the increasing 'bad taste in my mouth' is starting to turn me off.
I didn't quibble over Game Of Thrones big finish the way so many did. In fact, I argued online that anyone who couldn't see much of that coming wasn't really watching. But the cable channel's flirtation with "intelligent SciFi/Drama" that's better known as Westworld has been pretty awful: the narrative doesn't make much sense, the characters haven't been all that interesting, and I'm really not sure if I'll even stick with it for what appears to be a final (fourth) season.
In any event, I read today over at Deadline that the channel is now investing in a Hellraiser reboot, one with a serial focus. I'm not sure what to make of this -- what I have seen of the Hellraiser films hasn't been all that compelling -- but you can read all about it for yourselves by following the link right here.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!