Holy mother of GOD! I just took the longest survey about Lost EVER. I'm a member of American Consumer Survey and take various surveys for them all the time mostly about cleaning products, so this one was a change for me because I actually gave a damn.
This opinion survey scares me though because being a marketing student I know how these things are taken into consideration and their value on the decision makers of TPTB. They asked all sorts of questions about what characters I liked (I had to keep writing Desmond in wtf? Meanwhile Ethan was an option even though...well I'm not going to spoil stuff for people
who've been living under a rock but those who've been watching should know what I was about to say)
, what relationships I want to continue seeing, and which plotlines I think should be followed in the future.
I think most people would love the chance to sway the writers to giving into writing the things they want done. But I'm not one of them. I like the element of surprise. I want the writers to go on telling the story their way. It cheapens it knowing they're taking consumer polls for what to do next season. On some level I understand that its to get people's opinion and if something is not working they should get rid of it. But overall I want them to tell the story as they envisioned it because that's what makes it so good to begin with.
Now that that rant is over I've got something else to talk about, which is much more important.
As you may or may not know Veronica Mars
is a fantastic show that you should be watching if you already aren't. There are about 6 new episodes left for this season. With the merging of UPN and the WB next season into the new CW network, they're only keeping the best shows from the two networks but they haven't confirmed any except “America's Next Top Model" and “SmackDown" since those shows had already been renewed by UPN for the fall. Veronica Mars is on the short list but it's not set in stone yet.
There's a great bunch of folks over here
trying to get organized and to spread the VM love. The better the ratings are, the better the chances of the show getting renewed for next season. Check them out and check out VMars if you aren't already mesmerized by its awesomeness. Remember starting this week (April 11th) the show moves to Tuesdays at 9/8c on UPN.