The entire premise of this show revolved around nerd culture. Men and women who were extremely brilliant and rejected by society. They developed an entire subculture as a result and the show created a juxtaposition between this 'nerd world' and the rest of mainstream society. The characters now seem like any other people you'd find in any upscale, Los Angeles suburb. The reason Leonard and Penny's relationship was so interesting to viewers was that the outcast nerd, which many men can identify with, finally got the 'hot chick' of his dreams. Leonard is now more mainstream and the 'hot chick' is no longer hot. It's completely within the realm of possibility for a scientist to meet with a butched-out pharmaceutical rep. What's hilarious about that situation? There should be far more conflict with real issues so-called 'nerds' face when interacting with the mainstream. Melissa Rauch, while insanely cute and funny, is not a proper match for Howard. His on-and-off spats with Leslie Winkel were more appropriate and a better prop for comedy. And this doesn't even BEGIN to cover Raj's territory. Self-esteem issues gone, selective mutism gone, still wealthy and has a hot girlfriend. And he's a published astrophysicist who was on the cover of a magazine. How is ANY of that food for comedy? I give this one more season before the network pulls the plug. If the fans haven't already.
If only the network executives would realize that people over 49 have more discretionary income than 20 somethings. We shop, buy products and support sponsors. The fact that Battle Creek and Forever had an older demographic is not a bad thing. Reality shows are so much cheaper to make because they don't have to pay for scripts or actor salaries so networks use the older viewer excuse to cancel higher costing programs in favor of low budget nonsense. Thank goodness for cable.
missing Mr. Elijah Mikaelson and his amazing suits
I cannot believe they canceled this amazing show which I agree picked up steam as the season progressed.... They keep shows like Big Brother and The Bachelor!!!! This show was fun, witty not too much sci fi etc it was real and I wish we could write a petition or something to either bring it back or get Netflix to pick it up.....what do you think? Any ideas out there?
I loved,loved this show. It was never given a fair chance. If it had been given another chance for another season, it would have found its footing. Such a shame.
CBS, big mistake...what are you making room for, more garbage comedy or a NCIS Biose, Idaho?
Here are some amazing statistics -- all true - check for yourself. Battle Creek's series finale last night after 1 season drew 4.6 million viewers - -the same number that watched Mad Men's finale after 7 seasons. Only one difference -- 4.6 million was Mad Men's highest viewership ever and it was Battle Creek's lowest viewership ever. No doubt some viewers were fed up after an excellent show was cancelled just when it was hitting its stride. In fact, the number of people who watched Battle Creek throughout its run was double the number that watched Mad Men. You may think -- apples and oranges -- more people generally watch networks than cable. Ok, then how about just CBS, ABC and NBC viewership last night in Prime Time. Of 13 shows between 7 pm and 11pm on the networks how did Battle Creek fare with its lowest viewership ever? Take a guess. Would you believe --3rd of 13. It's true. More people watched Battle Creek in all of Prime Time yesterday except for 60 minutes and NASCAR. It beat 10 shows on the networks in Prime Time. Most of the other shows were reruns but it proves there is a strategy by which quality shows with smaller audiences can be shown on the networks and attract more viewers than most other shows it competes against if shown on the right nights at the right time of year. One final piece of network idiocy -- why is the key demographic something like 18-45 years old? At 60 I watch plenty of TV and have a lot more money and time to spend it than when I was in that younger demographic.
I enjoyed it immensely, although I was hoping for a better ending for Juliett. She will be missed but maybe she had other plans? Who's to say. We think she's dead but maybe she's not? To me anything is open and I am looking forward to season 5.
It was this mentality that confirmed my decision to quit the biz, years ago. I left when they took the 'Show' out of Show Business. Remember....some Idiot bean - counter had the Nerve to Cancel Lucille Ball's final series!! It didn't matter that she was a Legend, that she and Desi practically invented the three-camera sit-com....it didn't 'get' that 'ideal' demographic.The bottom line is All that matters.Fools.^^X^^
It took a little while but I am a fan now and am very sorry it's all over. Is there no hope it might be taken up?
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