Supposedly the show is only going to be 5 seasons with a definite ending that is rumored to be already known by the writers, but I'm not confident they know quite how to connect Point A with Point B.
Nah, if the show is still generating lots of money, I don't think they would only limit it to five seasons. The creators would like us to believe that they have already have the storyline all mapped out, but I've read other interviews from writers that they really don't and that they needed to go back and refilm scenes to later connect the dots.
Originally Posted by GreyFlannelMan
I wasn't swept away by the season premiere.I fear this is becoming another Alias or X-Files or Twin Peaks (for those old enough to remember that show) where it started off strong, gets hyped and then goes downhill as it strives to solve old mysteries while creating new ones that are just bizarre to try to keep viewers hooked.
But, this show doesn't really strive to solve the old mysteries. I'd give it more leeway if it did that while adding new questions to keep viewers interested. It almost seems like the creators don't know the answers themselves so they keep on pushing back those first mysteries and come up with new ones to distract us. And, its ratcheting up the expected payoff when we finally do find the answers. I suspect that we're going to be 'that's it?' when they finally reveal the secrets of the island, and that's why they've been so reluctant to tell us anything. I still think the island is purgatory would have been the best ending for the show, but the creators have already nixed that idea.
I liked the pilot for The Nine, reminds me of last year's Reunion which was a fave but it got cancelled 1/3 way thru. The thing I dont understand about shows like these is they can only be effective as a one shot single season series. If it did happen to catch on and be popular, it would be sure that after the initial "mystery" was solved you'd be hard pressed to keep it going and keep interest. A lot of new shows seem to have that dynamic, where it would be rivetting for only one season, which wouldnt be a bad thing to do, have single seasons shows that wrap up all loose ends after one season. then move on to another idea.
Ah, another fan of Reunion. We should start a support group for fans of the show. I'm still so bitter about its premature cancellation that I won't watch anything on FOX; that was just a big middle finger to all its fans. I still don't understand why they couldn't have just aired the shows they had already filmed on FOX's sister cable channel, FX. You know they'll never be able to release the show on DVD due to musical licensing rights. From what I understand, if Reunion had been succesful, they were then going to focus on a new set of friends over 20 years for the next season, where one of those characters had been introduced in the first season.