How to kill a TV show

I don’t know how things are in the good ol’ US of A, but over here Five is pushing Flash Forward, hard.

Too damned hard.

It’s mentioned before the start of every other show. It’s mentioned at the end of every other show. It’s previewed in the ad breaks – which means we’re getting Flash Feckin’ Forward pushed down our gizzards what feels like three times every. single. break. Including during Flash Forward itself. I mean; what’s the sense in that?

“Don’t miss Flash Forward!” they coo. “Catch the latest episode of Flash Forward!” they plead. Not that it’s possible too miss it, even if you tried. They’re showing each episode three times every week on the same channel. It’s available on-demand too if you do miss it by some miracle. And I assure you, it would take a miracle.

Seriously, it’s got to the point where I don’t care about it at all. I don’t care if it’s the best TV series ever made. I don’t care whether any of the characters live, die, have kids or fall unconscious and flash forward again. I don’t doubt they’ll do all that, and more.

Now, Five has a lot of other great shows which they could be previewing and pushing. Continually hawking the same show all the time is too much of a hard sell. It’s desperation. It’s That Car Salesman you just want to hit in the face. Yes, that one.

So sorry, Five. You’ve lost the sale.

Don’t try so hard next time, ok?

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