I admit it, I watch old shows. Shows that haven’t been on the air in decades in some cases. I just started watching season 7 of The X-files. I don’t know why, I’ve seen this show dozens of times, but I always find it entertaining. It’s got drama, humor, science fiction, an attractive… umm, never mind. Anyway, this show did last 2 seasons too long. Like most science fiction shows, it should have ended at season 7. Star Trek TNG, DS9, Voyager, all science fiction shows that ended after season 7, and left me wanting more. But would they have been able to deliver? Well, that’s what the movies are for.
Buffy, X-files, and many other shows just kept going and going and going. I would have been happier if they left me wanting more. The later seasons are still good, but the shows just went on for too long.
Having said that, I now have a fear that Doctor Who is going to go on for too long. The only thing saving Who is that they continually change up things with a completely new cast. This December, Matt Smith is ending his run as the Doctor, and I am curious where it will go next. I guess I have to wait until the next season to find out.