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Save The Finder!!

20 May

I have this sort of love/hate relationship with Fox.

On the one hand, I’ve realized that half of the currently-airing shows I watch (and a number that are no longer airing) are on Fox. Actually, if you just look at the networks, there is a grand total of one show I watch (Body of Proof) which is not on Fox. Fringe, Alcatraz, Touch, Glee, New Girl…all Fox.

On the other hand, Fox is really, really good at killing fantastic TV shows. We all remember the Firefly debacle. I am still prepared to violently murder (Hi, FBI!) whoever cancelled The Chicago Code, which was probably the best TV show I’ve ever seen. I’m even willing to get a little annoyed about Dollhouse, although I still have mixed feelings about that one.

Fox’s latest victim is The Finder. Now, The Finder is not the best thing ever (that one still goes to The Chicago Code.) BUT it is very good. It’s fun and silly and campy in all the right ways – and it’s got a great cast with great chemistry, and the promise of some very interesting and intelligent exploration of the characters and their relationships. It’s just fun, and fresh. And fantastically fantabulous. Fanciful and frivolous, sure, but frankly filled with fine fables of fascinating folk.

And sometimes Willa dresses like an extra from the music video for “Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar.

I’ve pretty much exhausted my vocabulary of relevant F-adjectives by this point, other than the obvious one which we’re avoiding in an effort to keep this blog PG-13. And honestly, if The Finder were just a fun show, I wouldn’t care so much. I didn’t care so much, for most of the season. It was amusing, sure, but I could live without it.

And then episode 13 happened. They’ve been dancing around the issue of Walter’s brain damage and his pathological compulsion to find things all season – not to mention what’s up with Isabel, and that whole Willa-marriage thing. And then wham, the season final hits us with Walter’s family and a whole host of other spoiler-iffic developments that leave you going, “Wait, what? How are they going to deal with that? What happens next? How does [character] get out of [situation]? What are the repercussions of [character] losing [valued person/object/job]? Do we finally get to explore [things we’ve been wondering about all season]?”

So I finished episode 13 really excited for season 2. Not only is The Finder fun and fabulous and all those other F-words I mentioned above, but we’re finally getting into some serious issues! We [spoilers in blue] saw a seriously darker side of Walter – killing three men, dealing with serious mommy and daddy issues, resisting arrest…and is it me or was he smiling when they finally did pin him to the ground? And Isabel lost her badge! This is the woman who wants to be attorney general someday! And Willa is gone! And Shadrack hit Timo! (Child abuse is a sensitive topic for me. And yeah, Timo’s technically an adult…but not by much) And how in the name of all that is holy is Leo going to hold everything together?

So, yeah. Episode 13: S#!t gets real.

AND THEN I FIND OUT THAT FOX HAS CANCELLED THE SHOW. This is just so wrong on so many levels. This is ending The Hunger Games right after Katniss volunteers. This is Darcy confessing his love for Elizabeth and then disappearing for the rest of the novel. This is Harry taking Snape’s memories and then not looking at them. This is a criminally cruel cock-tease and I WILL NOT STAND FOR IT. Nor will I sit, kneel, or recline.

So, yes. Peeved, Myriad is. Stand for it, she will not. To this blog, she directs you. Ways to save the show, it has.

Compel you, the power of shirtless Geoff Stults does.

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13 Comments

Posted by on 20.5.2012 in Geekery

 

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13 responses to “Save The Finder!!

  1. C.D.

    20.5.2012 at 6:06 pm

    …so, er, maybe now’s not the best time to bring up Alcatraz?
    *Iwasneverhere*

     
    • Myriad

      20.5.2012 at 8:48 pm

      Ahhhhhh! FOX I HATE YOU WHY DO YOU KEEP KILLING THINGS???

       
      • C.D.

        21.5.2012 at 9:48 pm

        Maybe they’re all reformed serial killers. And killing shows is the only way they have of expressing their needs.
        … yeah, that was a pretty pathetic explanation. But I’m trying. I’m really trying.

         
      • Myriad

        21.5.2012 at 10:07 pm

        Well it’s more creative than my explanation: idiocy and/or pure evil.

         
      • Oni

        29.1.2013 at 8:55 pm

        because Fox exists to bring evil to the World.
        the psycho-reactionary pundits, the fear, the fantastically executed shows executed, and Ann Coulter.
        ~shudders~ so much evil. this is what they do, who they are and why they exist.

         
  2. KeepTheFinder

    20.5.2012 at 7:32 pm

    Wonderful write up!!! You’ve voiced a lot of how I feel about how this was ended. Thanks for the link up!

     
    • mediakathie

      22.5.2012 at 10:59 am

      was this not one of the BEST pieces of writing ever???? i fell in love with the finder all over again….i can’t believe we may never know what happens next!!!!

       
      • KeepTheFinder

        23.5.2012 at 11:04 pm

        Definitely!!! Keep fighting and check the blog she linked to. There are a LOT of royally ticked off fans out there, and we’re not giving up!!!

         
  3. mediakathie

    22.5.2012 at 10:55 am

    i joined this, created a blog, JUST so i can say to you this is one of the best pieces of writing i have EVER had the pleasure to read……it is beautiful, and dang close to perfect in every way!!! would you be willing to send it, snail mail, to anyone you can think of at FOX, or anyone/anywhere??? it is soooo good!! it deserves publication at huffington post or salon or…..somewhere!! i hope LOTS of people read it and fall in ove with the finder all over again….that is what happened as i read it….thank you!!! for your time, your energy, your amazing words……

     
    • Myriad

      22.5.2012 at 5:30 pm

      Wow, thank you so much! I’m definitely going to mail something in to Fox along with a map on Friday (If you don’t know about the map event, it’s explained on the blog linked above in the post).

       
      • mediakathie

        22.5.2012 at 11:12 pm

        have my maps (yes plural!!) ready to mail in the morning….i wish this could be a poster, i wish everyone would read it!!! i am serious, and as a libraian/english teacher, i feel it is just sooo good, in every way…….thanks………………….

         
  4. mediakathie

    22.5.2012 at 10:56 am

    Reblogged this on mediakathie and commented:
    one of the best pieces of writing i have EVER had the pleasure to enjoy….please read it!!!

     
  5. Sarah Thompson

    26.5.2012 at 9:46 pm

    Does anyone know anyone who knows someone with connections to the media that can help convince Fox to bring back The Finder? The Finder deserves more time and more seasons!! I don’t get why Fox would cancel such a cool series? Please we need to get Geoff Stults his job back! He is awesome as Walter 🙂 Lets flood Fox with bunches of mail and maps saying save The Finder!! Lets get it back 🙂

     

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