Year in Review: At Least 12 Dumb Things TV Did https://t.co/KYzU3UW2BC— Michael Ausiello (@MichaelAusiello) December 14, 2020
2020 was filled with many bad decisions in television production, but these (4) particular bad decisions made it in this year's TV Line's Year In Review. Let's see what made the TV Naughty List in 2020!
- SO. MANY. UN-RENEWALS!
"Whether due to COVID-related delays and protracted production schedules — or maybe some other reason entirely — “un-renewing” series that seemingly had a future became the “thing” to do this fall. GLOW, Stumptown and The Society were but a few of the shows to suddenly realize that their last episode was, in fact, the last episode."
- HBO MAX-IMUM CONFUSION!
"When HBO Max launched in May, many subscribers had no idea whether or not they were automatically enrolled. That’s because WarnerMedia made it extremely difficult for the consumer to distinguish between regular HBO… HBO Go (which HBO cable subscribers received, free of charge)… HBO Now (a standalone HBO service for the cable-averse, which was essentially HBO Max minus the rest of the Warner Bros. library, for the same price as HBO Max)… and HBO Max. Two months after Max’s less-than-stellar launch, WarnerMedia shuttered HBO Go and HBO Now to lessen confusion, but the damage had already been done."
- WALKING DEAD NEWS KILLS SUSPENSE
"The Season 10 “fauxnale” of The Walking Dead included what was meant to be a nail-biter of a scene in which it appeared that original cast member Melissa McBride’s beloved Carol might tumble off a cliff along with a horde of walkers. But it wasn’t even remotely suspenseful, because d’oh! The network couldn’t wait till after the episode had aired to reveal that the character was central to an in-the-works spinoff."
- THE MANDALORIAN'S TERRAN BLOOPER (click source to see said scene)
"In what has been likened to Game of Thrones‘ infamous Coffee Cup Blooper, the fourth episode of The Mandalorian‘s second season somehow was filmed and then went through multiple layers of post-production without anyone realizing that a crew member in a T-shirt and jeans was visible to Carl Weathers’ right. (Disney+ promptly erased the errant individual, but not before a clever fan imagined “Jeans Guy” as an action figure.)"
What tv failures did you not enjoy (or enjoyed) this year, ontd?