Sometimes I watch past shows...almost always, I find they were shows I stopped watching halfway through. Throughout my life I've learned that TV shows usually "jump the shark" around season five or so, but that doesn't stop them. They just keep churning out crappy episode after crappy episode until they run it into the ground.
|Fonzie preparing to "Jump the Shark"|
I stopped streaming Grey's Anatomy soon after they jumped the shark with that ever-so-strange musical episode...
So I never saw what happened to Dr. McDreamy.
I likely never will. You can blame that on this show:
When I saw Desperate Housewives was on Hulu Plus, I decided to give it another shot. I lost interest around season three when it first aired. As soon as I started watching, I realized why I loved the show so much in season one. You have Susan, who writes children's books...
And Mike, the plumber across the street. He's played by James Denton, who is from the city next to the one where I grew up. Goodlettsville still loves to mention that fact. Constantly.
I loved their love story. Loved it the first time, loved it the second time. Until I got to the last few episodes. If you haven't seen it and want to, skip to the end of this post...because I'm about to give something away.
Instead of letting Mike and Susan live happily ever after, the show's very talented writers decided to just make Susan miserable. Maybe they didn't like Teri Hatcher? There have been rumors... But whatever the reason, they shouldn't have killed off Mike. They could have just let them live happily ever after.
The problem is, if I'd never gone back and watched all the episodes, I would never have known. I would have just assumed they got married, had kids, and life was dandy for them.
|Mike's final moments|
Have you ever been surprised by the death of a fictional character?