Lady Jinte wrote:
I used to follow it, but at somepoint I just stopped watching due to something else I wanted to watch more being on in the same time slot, so I got stuck watching sporadic reruns after that, and then I just sort of gave up after I couldn't make sense of it anymore due to having missed to much
My issue with it (and frankly, an increasing number of shows on scifi, er syfy) is the sporadic scheduling. Call me old fashioned, but I like shows that have a solid mostly continuous season with a clearly defined end and a clearly defined beginning of the next season. I don't care when during the year that happens (that channel has long run its shows during downtimes on the broadcast networks in order to boost viewership and that's fine), but it seems like they'll run a new season for a few episodes, then take a month or two off, run a few more episodes, then another month off, then a few more, then sorta end, without any indication when they'll start up again.
There are a lot of shows I like to watch, but not so much that I'm going to go online and check up on them, but more and more often it seems like that's the only way you can know if/when a show is coming back on air. I have several times assumed due to the long break that Eureka was canceled, only to see new episodes show up at what appears to be a random time. Same thing with Sanctuary. Same thing with Warehouse 13. Basically all the SyFy shows are like this now, and it's kinda annoying.
I think it's made moreso because SyFy has such an "odd" set of shows that there's basically shows I like and watch and literally nothing else on that network that would cause me to ever turn it on
. So my odds of picking up a commercial advertising about a show is very close to zero. Honestly, could they at least put science fiction shows on as the filler during off time periods? Crappy reality shows and sub-b-rated monster/disaster movies are not things I'm remotely interested in. They seriously couldn't get like re-runs of old star trek shows or something?