Sometimes you start a trilogy and then it just doesn’t pan out, in the other books, the way you wanted it to. Sometimes you start a TV show, it becomes your favourite and then it just drags out too long. Here are some series’ that I think were good, but just aren’t anymore. (As always, this is only my opinion!)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
This trilogy popped into my head the second I read today’s theme. I loved, loved, loved the first book. Such an original idea, a wonderful lifelike world and strong characters – I couldn’t wait to read the rest. The second book I clung onto even though I felt it wasn’t as good as the first because I hoped for a brilliant ending. Sadly, I didn’t feel the last book did the series justice. There were too many POVs (some of which I was barely interested in) and I think it’s a great shame. Still recommend the first book though, if you can bare not continuing a series.
The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella
I will maintain that books 1, 2, 3, and 5 (because 4 for iffy for me) are awesome! I often dip in and out of these books for a blast of fluff and hilarity and then go about my day. I find Becky to be such a funny character and I love the chaos she creates. However, I’m pretty sure Kinsella is still writing this series and… you know, there’s a time to just put down a character and say, “there, that’s your story complete”.
The Lux Series by Jennifer L Artmentrout
Okay, so I caved and continued the series because they are so flipping easy to read and I was a little curious (see my review of Obsidian here – and ignore the comments of ‘I probably won’t continue this series‘, blah, blah… oops). And yeah, I was interested in the story line for a while but now, heading into the last book, I’m a little… blah. I’m kind of underwhelmed.
Once Upon a Time (TV Series: still ongoing)
Ah, TV. I love TV. I loved this show. Here’s my advice if you haven’t watched this show yet. Get through Season 1 – it’s there for a reason and you’ll meet a multitude of characters. Suffer through Season 2. Dance for joy when Season 3 and 4 come around (these were my favourites). And then maybe stop. Because this, like a lot of shows, just started to drag too long for me and I don’t even watch it any more. There’s only so many times someone evil can come and destroy your town, guys. If I was to start up watching it again it would only be for Hook & Emma.
The Big Bang Theory (TV Series: still ongoing)
Another one of those ‘loved it at the beginning but please stop soon because you’ll lose the magic!’. And there isn’t anything worse than seeing a show you really liked go down the drain.
*to be honest, I could probably list quite a few shows that were really good at the beginning but as they racked up season after season, I felt the quality started to diminish. This is something I think British TV excels in – we give just enough episodes for people to enjoy and not get bored.
What series do you wish had kept the magic for longer? This is such an interesting topic, too! See you next week!