Okay, right off the bat, this has nothing to do with photography and yet, I've got an analogy that does. It's a Monday morning rant as I wonder what would happen if photographers ran their business the way the networks do.
I admit it, I love a little brainless entertainment now and then. Fortunately, we record our favorite shows and then watch them with minimal interruptions, which is why God created the fast forward button. What I'm tired of is series after series leaving us with cliffhangers and then the networks announcing the series is cancelled.
The four shows above have all been cancelled over the last couple years, just when we were getting into them. While there's absolutely nothing I can do to change anything, it seems ironic that even American Idol gets one last chance with another season, even though their ratings kept dropping. Then there were great series like Justified and Sons of Anarchy, with each announcing their final series and having an ending. We were all able to finish the story, give up our favorite characters and move on. We weren't left just hanging.
So, here's where photography comes in. Being left with a cliffhanger is the equivalent of a wedding photographer waking up one morning and saying, "I don't want to do this any longer," and delivering half an album to the last client.
Okay, end of rant - just an annoying topic on my mind and one I wanted to share. I won't need therapy and life will simply go on, but I can't believe our taste in entertainment seems always to be off a beat. All I ask is the networks finish what they start and stop leaving us with cliffhangers or characters we've grown to appreciate that disappear never to be seen or heard from again.
Momma don't take my Kodachrome away! LOL
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